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Cecil, Lord Edward Herbert Gascoyne- (1867–1918), army officer and administrator, was born in London on 12 July 1867, the fourth son and sixth of eight children of Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, third marquess of Salisbury (1830–1903), prime minister, and his wife, Georgina Caroline (1827–1899)...

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Chichester, Arthur, Baron Chichester (1563–1625), army officer and administrator, was born at Raleigh, Devon, in May 1563, and was five and a half years old when his father died on 30 November 1568. He was the second son (in a family of seven sons and nine daughters) of ...

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Clinton, Sir William Henry (1769–1846), army officer and administrator, was born on 23 December 1769 in Lyons, France, the elder son of General Sir Henry Clinton (1730–1795) and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Thomas Carter. William and his younger brother, Sir Henry Clinton...

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Danvers, Henry, earl of Danby (1573–1644), army officer and administrator, was born on 28 June 1573 at Dauntsey, Wiltshire, the second son of Sir John Danvers (1540–1594), landowner, of Dauntsey and the Hon. Elizabeth (1545×50–1630), youngest daughter and coheir of John Neville, fourth Baron Latimer...

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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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Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, seventh baronet (1865–1951) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fergusson, Sir Charles, of Kilkerran, seventh baronet (1865–1951), army officer and administrator, was born in Edinburgh on 17 January 1865, the elder son of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, sixth baronet (1832–1907), and his first wife, Lady Edith Christian Ramsay (d. 1871)...

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Gale, Sir Humfrey Myddelton (1890–1971), army officer and administrator, was born in London on 4 October 1890, the elder son and eldest of the five children of Ernest Sewell Gale, architect, of Liphook, and his wife, Charlotte Sarah, daughter of Eugene Goddard, surgeon. He was educated at ...

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Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay (1887–1965) by Allan Gwynne-Jones, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ismay, Hastings Lionel, Baron Ismay (1887–1965), army officer and public servant, was born at Naini Tal, India, on 21 June 1887, younger son of Sir Stanley Ismay, a member of the viceroy's legislative council and later chief judge of the Mysore court, and his wife, ...

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Andrew George Latta McNaughton (1887–1966) by Yousuf Karsh Karsh / Camera Press, London

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McNaughton, Andrew George Latta (1887–1966), army officer, scientist, and public servant, was born at Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 25 February 1887, the elder son of Robert Duncan McNaughton of Moosomin, a prosperous storekeeper of Scottish highland descent, and his wife, Christina Mary Ann...

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Wilmot, Sir Charles, first Viscount Wilmot of Athlone (1570/71–1644), army officer and administrator, was the first son of Edward Wilmot (d. in or after 1602), landowner, of Witney, Oxfordshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. in or after 1600), daughter of Thomas Stafford...

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Wingfield, Richard, Viscount Powerscourt (d. 1634), army officer and administrator, was the elder son of Sir Richard Wingfield, governor of Portsmouth in the reign of Elizabeth (who, in turn, was the son of Lodovic, ninth son of Sir John Wingfield of Letheringham in ...

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Sir Hubert Winthrop Young (1885–1950) by Rose Mary Young, c. 1923 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Young, Sir Hubert Winthrop (1885–1950), army officer and administrator, born at Wrexham on 6 July 1885, was the second of the four distinguished sons of William Mackworth Young (1840–1924) of the Indian Civil Service, and lieutenant-governor of the Punjab, and his second wife, ...