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J. M. Cameron

revised by K. D. Watson

Camps, Francis Edward (1905–1972), forensic scientist, was born on 28 June 1905 at Teddington, Middlesex, the eldest of the three sons of Percy William Leopold Camps (1878–1956), a general practitioner and surgeon, and his wife, Alice, daughter of Joseph Redfern, of Matlock. He was educated at ...


Sir William James Herschel, second baronet (1833–1917) by unknown photographer private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London


Herschel, Sir William James, second baronet (1833–1917), developer of fingerprinting and judge, was born on 9 January 1833, probably in Slough, the eldest child of the three sons and nine daughters of Sir John Herschel, first baronet (1792–1871), astronomer and chemist, and his wife, ...


Francis Camps

revised by Brenda M. White

Smith, Sir Sydney Alfred (1883–1969), forensic scientist, was born at Roxburgh, in the goldfields of Otago, in New Zealand, on 4 August 1883, the youngest child of James Jackson Smith, contractor to the municipality, making and repairing roads. His father was a Londoner who had emigrated to ...