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Edmund Charles Blunden (1896–1974) by Ralph Hodgson, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896–1974), poet and university teacher, was born on 1 November 1896 at 54A Tottenham Court Road, London, the eldest of the nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Charles Edmund Blunden (1871–1951) and his wife, Georgina Margaret (1868–1967), daughter of ...

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Sir John Cecil Masterman (1891–1977) by Walter Stoneman, 1950 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Masterman, Sir John Cecil (1891–1977), college head and intelligence officer, was born on 12 January 1891 at Crescent Lodge, Kingston upon Thames, the younger of the two children, both sons, of Commander (later Captain) John Masterman RN (1847–1916) and his wife, Edith Margaret Hughes (1860–1946)...

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Sir Herbert William Richmond (1871–1946) by Henry Lamb, 1944 Estate of Henry Lamb; The Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Downing College in the University of Cambridge

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Richmond, Sir Herbert William (1871–1946), naval officer and college head, was born at Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith, London, on 15 September 1871, the third child and second son of the artist Sir William Blake Richmond (1842–1921) and his second wife, Clara Jane (d...