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Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer, was born at Deptford, London, on 10 November 1811, the eldest son of Anthony Brady of the Deptford victualling yard, then storekeeper at the Royal William victualling yard, Plymouth, and his wife (whom he married on 20 December 1810), ...

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Sir Wyndham Henry Deedes (1883–1956) by Elliott & Fry, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Deedes, Sir Wyndham Henry (1883–1956), army officer, civil administrator, and social worker, was born on 10 March 1883 at 19 Westbourne Place, Belgravia, London, the second son of Colonel Herbert George Deedes, assistant under-secretary of state for war, and his wife, Rose Eleanor (...

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Gomm, Richard Culling Carr- (1922–2008), army officer and charity founder, was born at Mancetter Lodge, Mancetter, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, on 2 January 1922, the third of four sons of Mark Culling Carr-Gomm (1883–1963), civil engineer, and his wife, Amicia Dorothy, née Heming (1880–1962)...

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Kelly, Benedictus Marwood (1785–1867), naval officer and benefactor, was born at Holsworthy, Devon, on 3 February 1785, and baptized on 1 September 1790 (the date sometimes given for his birth), the second son of Benedictus Marwood Kelly (d. 1836) of Holsworthy, attorney, and his wife, ...

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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden- Powell, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, was born at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington, London, on 22 February 1857, the sixth son of the Revd Baden Powell (1796–1860), Savilian professor of geometry at ...

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Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft Beckwith Towse (1864–1948) by Walter Stoneman © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Towse, Sir (Ernest) Beachcroft Beckwith (1864–1948), army officer and campaigner for the welfare of blind people, was born at Regent's Park, London, on 23 April 1864, the elder of the two sons of Robert Beckwith Towse, solicitor, and his Irish wife, Julia Ann Corcoran...

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Vane, Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher, fifth baronet (1861–1934), army officer and boy scout leader, was born on 16 October 1861 in Dublin, the only son of Frederick Henry Fletcher Vane (1807–1894), a younger son of the second baronet and formerly lieutenant in the ...

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Watts, Richard (c. 1529–1579), naval administrator and benefactor, was born at West Peckham, Kent, and migrated to Rochester in or about 1552. In 1547 he was appointed joint purveyor of naval victualling with Edward Baeshe, an appointment which foreshadowed the latter's appointment in June 1550 as general surveyor of victuals for the navy. As surveyor of victuals for ...