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Charles William de la Poer Beresford, Baron Beresford (1846–1919) by Charles Wellington Furse, exh. RA 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beresford, Charles William de la Poer, Baron Beresford (1846–1919), naval officer, was born at Baronstown, Dundalk, co. Louth, on 10 February 1846, the second son of the Revd John de la Poer Beresford, fourth marquess of Waterford (1814–1866), and his wife, Christiana (1820–1905)...

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Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier (1796–1848) by unknown photographer, 1845 © National Maritime Museum, London

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Crozier, Francis Rawdon Moira (1796–1848), naval officer and polar explorer, was born on 17 September 1796 at Banbridge, co. Down, Ireland, the son of George Crozier (d. 1831), lawyer. He was the fifth son in the family and had at least two sisters. It seems probable that he was related to ...

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Fitzgerald, Charles Cooper Penrose (1841–1921), naval officer, was born at Corkbeg, co. Cork, on 30 April 1841, the second son of Robert Uniacke Penrose-Fitzgerald DL JP (1800–1857), of Corkbeg Island, co. Cork, who in 1834 assumed the name of Fitzgerald after that of ...

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Herbert, Sir Thomas (1793–1861), naval officer, second son of Richard Townsand Herbert of Cahirnane, co. Kerry (MP for County Kerry, 1783–90), and his second wife, Jane, daughter of Anthony Stoughton of Ballyhorgan, was born at Cahirnane in February 1793, 'a collateral member of the noble house of ...

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Nagle, Sir Edmund (1757–1830), naval officer, was born at Bloomfield, co. Cork, probably the only son of Edmund Nagle (d. 1763) and his wife. After Edmund Nagle senior's death, his brother Garret and his first cousin Edmund Burke looked after the young ...

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Pakenham, Sir Thomas (1757–1836), naval officer and politician, fourth son of Thomas Pakenham, first Baron Longford (1713–1766), and Elizabeth Cuffe (1719–1794), was born on 29 September 1757, possibly at Pakenham Hall, co. Westmeath. Owing to the modest circumstances of his father, Pakenham was destined early on for a military career. Following the example of his eldest brother, ...

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Proby, Granville Leveson, third earl of Carysfort (1781–1868), naval officer, was the third son of John Joshua Proby, first earl of Carysfort (1751–1828), and his first wife, Elizabeth (d. 1783), only daughter of Sir William Osborne, bt, of Newtown, co. Tipperary. He was educated at ...

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Sir John Michael de Robeck, baronet (1862–1928) by Francis Dodd, 1917 © private collection; photograph The Imperial War Museum, London

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Robeck, Sir John Michael de, baronet (1862–1928), naval officer, was born on 10 June 1862 at Gowran Grange, Naas, co. Kildare, Ireland, the second son of John Henry Edward Fock, fourth Baron de Robeck (1823–1904), and his wife, Zoë Sophia Charlotte (d...

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Warren, Sir Peter (1703/4–1752), naval officer and politician, was the youngest son of Michael Warren of Warrenstown, co. Meath, an officer in the army of James II, and Catherine, only daughter of Sir Christopher Aylmer, baronet, brother of Admiral Matthew Aylmer. Born into a Roman Catholic family, ...