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Pamela Hinkson

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Harrel, Sir David (1841–1939), police officer and civil servant, was born at Downpatrick, co. Down, Ireland, on 25 March 1841, the youngest son of David Harrel of Mount Pleasant, co. Down, who was agent for the Ker estate in that county, and his wife, ...

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Sir Harold Richard Scott (1887–1969) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scott, Sir Harold Richard (1887–1969), civil servant and commissioner of police, was born in Banbury on 24 December 1887, the youngest of three sons of Richard Scott, a skilled craftsman, and his wife, Hannah Hopecroft. The family moved to Taunton, and Scott won a scholarship to ...