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B. C. Skottowe

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Bordwine, Joseph (d. 1835), army officer and instructor, was born in America, and on 8 January 1801 he was appointed ensign in the 55th regiment, having previously served in the Canadian Volunteers. He was promoted lieutenant in the Royal Staff Corps on 22 December 1803 and transferred to the ...

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Crawford, John Scott (1889–1978), army officer and military supplies administrator, was born on 6 February 1889 at 13 Clifton Road, West Derby, Lancashire, the son of John Paton Crawford, an assistant manager at a marine engine works, and his wife, Ellen Edith Scott...

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Dunn, James Churchill (1871–1955), medical doctor and army officer, was born at Churchill, near Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 February 1871, the only known child of Richard Dunn (1839–1871), from a family of coal-masters in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, and his young Irish wife. Within three or four months of ...

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Charles Creighton

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Hennen, John (1779–1828), army officer and military surgeon, born on 21 April 1779, at Castlebar, co. Mayo, was the younger son of James Hennen, a medical practitioner, and was descended from a family who had held land near Castlebar since the Cromwellian occupation. After school at ...

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Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart (1885–1957) by Elliott & Fry, 1952 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hobart, Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley (1885–1957), army officer and military reformer, was born in India, at Naini Tal, on 14 June 1885, the third son of Robert Thomson Hobart, of Dungannon, co. Tyrone, Ireland, a civil servant in India, and his wife, Janette (...

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Hutton, Sir Edward Thomas Henry (1848–1923), army officer and military reformer, was born on 6 December 1848 at Torquay, Devon, the only son of Edward Thomas Hutton (d. 1849), a banker, and his wife, Jacintha Charlotte, the daughter of the Revd J. P. Eyre...

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Jarry, Francis (1733–1807), army officer and military educationist, was born in France. According to the French war ministry he entered the Prussian army, where he became a captain and engineer; he was promoted major on 28 October 1763, and colonel on 30 March 1790. The German ...

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Lendy, Auguste Frederic (1826–1889), army officer and military tutor, was born in France, became a captain of the French army staff, and came to England as military tutor to the Orléans princes. According to Evelyn Wood, his pupil in 1861, Lendy was a handsome man from a royalist family from near ...

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what appears in his colourful memoir The Expert Swordsman's Companion (1728). Aged twenty-three, ...

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Nooth, John Mervin (1737–1828), physician and army officer, was born on 5 September 1737 at Sturminster Newton, Dorset, the son of Henry Nooth, apothecary, and his wife, Bridget, daughter of John Mervin, apothecary. He studied medicine at Edinburgh, graduating MD in 1766, and subsequently spent some time on the continent. In 1773 he was living in ...