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Agar, Augustus Willington Shelton (1890–1968), naval officer, was born in Kandy, Ceylon, on 4 January 1890, the son of John Shelton Agar, an Irish tea planter from co. Kerry. He was the youngest of thirteen children, and his Austrian mother, whose maiden name was ...

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J. K. Laughton

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Barrett, John (bap. 1764, d. 1810), naval officer, son of Patrick and Elizabeth Barrett, was baptized at St Peter's, Dublin, on 27 May 1764. After going to sea first on 15 January 1780 as captain's servant in the Hannibal he served as able seaman and midshipman on that ship and the ...

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Gretton, Sir Peter William (1912–1992), naval officer, was born on 27 August 1912 at Dalhousie, near Simla, India, the elder of the two sons of George Foster Gretton (1878–1950), a major in the Indian army who, after 1919, became an active joint partner of ...

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Sir Henry Harwood Harwood (1888–1950) by Walter Stoneman © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell Grenfell

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Harwood, Sir Henry Harwood (1888–1950), naval officer, was born in London on 19 January 1888, the son of Surtees Harwood Harwood, barrister, of Ashman's Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, and his wife, Mary Cecilia Ullathorne, a distant relative of Archbishop Ullathorne. He was educated at ...

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V. W. Baddeley

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Kerr, Lord Walter Talbot (1839–1927), naval officer, was born at Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian, on 28 September 1839, the fourth son of John William Robert Kerr, seventh marquess of Lothian (1794–1841), and his wife, Lady Cecil Chetwynd Talbot (1808–1877) [see Kerr, Cecil Chetwynd...

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Miers, Sir Anthony Cecil Capel (1906–1985), naval officer and submariner, was born on 11 November 1906 at Birchwood, Inverness, the younger son and second of three children of Captain Douglas Nathaniel Carleton Capel Miers, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, who was killed in France...

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Monson, Sir William (1568?–1643), naval officer, was the third but second surviving son of Sir John Monson (d. 1593) of South Carlton, Lincolnshire, and Jane, daughter of Robert Dighton of Little Sturton, Lincolnshire. He was probably raised as a Catholic, as both he and his brothers, ...

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O’Brien, Sir William Donough (1916–2016), naval officer, was born at Cratloe, London Road, Preston Within, Faversham, Kent, on 13 November 1916, the youngest of three sons of Major William Donough O’Brien (1880–1916) of the Connaught Rangers, who had been killed on the western front on ...

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Strickland, Sir Roger (bap. 1640, d. 1717), naval officer and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized on 2 February 1640 at Kendal, the second son of Walter Strickland (d. 1670×77) of Nateby Hall, Garstang, Lancashire, and his wife, Anne Croft (d. 1665×80). Walter Strickland...

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Sir Ernest Charles Thomas Troubridge (1862–1926) by Bassano, 1912 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Troubridge, Sir Ernest Charles Thomas (1862–1926), naval officer, was born on 15 July 1862 at Hampstead, London, the third son of Colonel Sir Thomas St Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge, third baronet (1815–1867), and his wife, Louisa Jane (d. 1867), daughter of Daniel Gurney...