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Benson, Sir Reginald Lindsay [Rex] (1889–1968), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 20 August 1889 at 16 South Street, Mayfair, London, the second of the five children of Robert Henry Benson (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector, and his wife, Evelyn Mary (1856–1943)...

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Dawnay, Guy Payan (1878–1952), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 23 March 1878 at St James's Palace, London, the eldest child of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Lewis Payan Dawnay (1846–1910), MP for Thirsk and Malton from 1880 to 1892, of Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire...

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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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Johnson, Sir Frank William Frederick (1866–1943), entrepreneur and army officer, was born at Watlington, near Downham Market, Norfolk, on 21 June 1866, the son of Frederick William Johnson (bap. 1819, d. 1879) MRCS LSA, general practitioner of Watlington—the son of William Johnson...

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Kindersley, Hugh Kenyon Molesworth, second Baron Kindersley (1899–1976), merchant banker and soldier, was born at 20 Egerton Terrace, London, on 7 May 1899, the second son and second child in the family of four sons and two daughters of Robert Molesworth Kindersley, first Baron Kindersley...

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Maude, Francis Cornwallis (1828–1900), army officer and entrepreneur, was born on 28 October 1828 at Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, the eldest son of Francis Maude (1798–1886), a captain in the Royal Navy and the youngest son of Cornwallis Maude, first Viscount Hawarden in the Irish peerage...

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Maxwell, Sir Arthur (1875–1935), banker and army officer, was born in Belfast, the son of William Maxwell. He was educated in Dublin and entered the civil service in 1893, and then transferred to the Post Office. In 1901 he married Eva, younger daughter of ...

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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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Peel, Sir Sidney Cornwallis, baronet (1870–1938), soldier and financier, was born on 3 June 1870, at 70 Eaton Place, Pimlico, London, the third son of Arthur Wellesley Peel, first Viscount Peel (1829–1912), and his wife, Adelaide (d. 1890), daughter of William Stratford Dugdale...

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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 ...

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Stradling, Sir Edward, second baronet (bap. 1600, d. 1644), speculator and royalist army officer, was baptized at St Donat's Church, St Donats, Glamorgan, on 9 November 1600, the eldest son of Sir John Stradling, first baronet (1563–1637) of St Donats and his wife, ...

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Toosey, Sir Philip John Denton (1904–1975), merchant banker and army officer, was born on 12 August 1904 at 8 South Bank, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the eldest son of Charles Denton Toosey, shipbroker and proprietor of the shipping agency Ross, Skolfield & Co., and his wife, ...