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Challenor, Harold Gordon [Harry; Tanky] (1922–2008), soldier and police officer, was born on 16 March 1922 at 3 Caledonia Street, Bradley, near Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, the second of five children of Thomas Henry Challenor, then working in an iron foundry, and his wife, Ellen, ...

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Syers, Henry Charles (1853?–1897), soldier and colonial police officer, was probably born on 17 June 1853 (the date on his tombstone) to a working-class family in London, though no record of his birth can be found. He wrote excellent English, which suggests that he had a good elementary education. On 7 July 1870 he enlisted in the ...