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Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette  

Jennian Geddes

Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette, was born at the house of her paternal uncle, 9 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London, on 28 July 1873, the eldest of the three children and the only surviving daughter of James George Skelton Anderson (1838–1907), shipowner, and his wife, the pioneering physician ...

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Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943)  

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Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873–1943) by Francis Dodd © reserved / artist's estate / Royal Free Hospital

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Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance  

Stuart Handley

Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance, was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666), and his first wife, Martha (bap. 1605, d. 1641), daughter of Sir William Cokayne of Rushton, Northamptonshire, and the widow of ...

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Donnet, Sir James John Louis (1816–1905), inspector-general of hospitals and fleets  

J. K. Laughton

revised by Andrew Lambert

Donnet, Sir James John Louis (1816–1905), inspector-general of hospitals and fleets, born at Gibraltar, was the son of Henry Donnet, a Royal Navy surgeon. After studying at the University of Paris, where he graduated B ès L, and at Anderson College, Glasgow, he became LSA of ...

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Fergusson, William (1773–1846), inspector-general of army hospitals  

Charles Creighton

revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick

Fergusson, William (1773–1846), inspector-general of army hospitals, was born in Ayr, Scotland, on 19 June 1773. After an education at the Ayr Academy he attended medical classes at Edinburgh University, where he graduated MD; he afterwards trained at various London hospitals. In 1794 he became assistant surgeon in the ...

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Gage, Sir John (1479–1556)  

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Sir John Gage (1479–1556) by Hans Holbein the younger The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier  

David Potter

Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier, was born on 28 October 1479 at Burstow, Surrey, the only son of William Gage of Burstow (d. 1497) and Agnes (d. 1501), daughter of Bartholomew Bolney, of Bolney, Sussex. He was baptized the same day at ...

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Hood, Sir Alexander (1888–1980), army medical officer and colonial governor  

John D. C. Bennett

Hood, Sir Alexander (1888–1980), army medical officer and colonial governor, was born on 25 September 1888 at 68 Easter Road, Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Hood, clerk, and his wife, Agnes Marshall, née Cunningham. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh...

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Hood, Sir Alexander (1888–1980)  

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Sir Alexander Hood (1888–1980) by Bassano, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Horton, (James) Africanus Beale (1835–1883), army medical officer and political economist  

Christopher Fyfe

Horton, (James) Africanus Beale (1835–1883), army medical officer and political economist, was born in Gloucester village, Sierra Leone, on 1 June 1835, the son of James Horton (c.1791–1867), a carpenter, and his wife, Nancy. Both were of Igbo descent, members of the recaptive community, liberated there from slavery. ...

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Paroissien, James (1784–1827), military surgeon and diplomatist  

Celia Wu

Paroissien, James (1784–1827), military surgeon and diplomatist, was born on 25 November 1784 at Barking, Essex, the son of Lewis Paroissien, a schoolmaster, whose Huguenot grandfather had been naturalized in 1709, and his wife, Mary. His half-brother, George, was educated at Cambridge and served as curate in ...

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Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker (1916–1992), colonial official and military adviser  

Ian F. W. Beckett

Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker (1916–1992), colonial official and military adviser, was born at Malcolm Cottage, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, on 12 April 1916, the son of Canon (William) Grainger Thompson and his wife, Margaret Marion, née Ker. Educated at Marlborough College and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge...