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Chandler, Sir Geoffrey (1922–2011), special operations officer, businessman, and human rights campaigner, was born on 15 November 1922 at 4 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, the son of Frederick George Chandler (1886–1942), senior physician to the London Chest Hospital and one of the leading chest physicians of his day, and his wife, ...

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Hozier, Sir Henry Montague (1838–1907), army officer and business administrator, was born on 20 March 1838, at St Enoch's Hall, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, fifth son of James Hozier (1791–1878), landowner and barrister, later of Newlands, Glasgow, and Mauldslie Castle, Lanarkshire, and his wife, Catherine Margaret (...

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George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, second Earl Jellicoe and Baron Jellicoe of Southampton (1918–2007) by Elliott & Fry, 1962 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jellicoe, George Patrick John Rushworth, second Earl Jellicoe and Baron Jellicoe of Southampton (1918–2007), army officer, politician, and businessman, was born on 4 November 1918 at Holwell House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the only son of John Rushworth Jellicoe, Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa, later first Earl Jellicoe...

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Johnson, Henry James [Jim] (1924–2008), army officer and businessman, was born on 21 December 1924 at 36 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London, the son of Paul Manuel Johnson and his wife, Dorothy Maud, née Bird. His father was a Ceylon tea planter who was rumoured to have worked in intelligence in ...

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Macpherson, Sir (Ronald) Thomas Stewart (1920–2014), army officer, sportsman, and businessman, was born at Edgebrook, 13 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, on 4 October 1920, the youngest child in the family of five sons and two daughters of Sir (Thomas) Stewart Macpherson...

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North, Roger (1588–1652/3), soldier and projector of the Amazon Company, was the third child of Sir John North (c. 1550–1597), of Kirtling, Cambridgeshire, soldier and politician, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of Sir Valentine Dale. Roger North, second Baron North, was his grandfather, and ...

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Philipps, Sir Ivor (1861–1940), army officer and businessman, was born on 9 September 1861 at the vicarage in Warminster, the second of six sons of James Erasmus Philipps, twelfth baronet (1824–1912), vicar of Warminster, and his wife, Mary Margaret (d. 1913), eldest daughter of ...

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Sir Ivor Philipps (1861–1940) by Walter Stoneman, 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robins, Thomas Ellis, Baron Robins (1884–1962), businessman and soldier, was born on 31 October 1884 in Philadelphia, USA, the son of Major Robert P. Robins of the United States Army, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas de la Roche Ellis. He was educated privately and at the ...