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Ekarte, George Daniel [known as Daniels Ekarte] (1896/7–1964), minister and community worker  

Marika Sherwood

Ekarte, George Daniel [known as Daniels Ekarte] (1896/7–1964), minister and community worker, was born in west Africa, possibly in the Calabar region of Nigeria. His early years were spent at mission stations run by Free Church of Scotland missionaries. Impressed by what he had heard of the glories of the ‘mother country’, he obtained a seaman's certificate (which named him simply ...

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Fisher [née Smiles; other married name Ford], Patricia, Lady Fisher (1921–1995), politician and charity worker  

Duncan Sutherland

Fisher [née Smiles; other married name Ford], Patricia, Lady Fisher (1921–1995), politician and charity worker, was born on 5 April 1921, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Walter Dorling Smiles (1883–1953) of Portavo Point, Donaghadee, co. Down, politician, and his wife, Margaret, ...

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Maclure, Sir John William, first baronet (1835–1901)  

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Marre [née Gilling], (Romola) Mary, Lady Marre (1920–2005), voluntary worker and public servant  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Marre [née Gilling], (Romola) Mary, Lady Marre (1920–2005), voluntary worker and public servant, was born on 25 April 1920 at 2 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, the eldest child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Aubrey John Gilling, bank manager, and his wife, ...

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Mountbatten, Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960)  

Maker: Madame Yevonde

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Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960) by Madame Yevonde, 1940 © Yevonde Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India  

Janet Morgan

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Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street, London, on 28 November 1901, the elder of the two daughters of Wilfrid William Ashley, ...

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Helen Hermione Munro Ferguson, viscountess Novar (1865–1941), by H. Walter Barnett, 1885

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Ferguson [née Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], Helen Hermione Munro, Viscountess Novar (1865–1941), vicereine, nursing and community advocate, and Red Cross leader  

Melanie Oppenheimer

Ferguson [née Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], Helen Hermione Munro, Viscountess Novar (1865–1941), vicereine, nursing and community advocate, and Red Cross leader, was born at 8 Grosvenor Square, London, on 14 March 1865, the second child and eldest daughter in the family of three daughters and four sons of ...

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Oliver [née Joseph], Dame Beryl Carnegy (1882–1972), charity worker and administrator  

Susan L. Cohen

Oliver [née Joseph], Dame Beryl Carnegy (1882–1972), charity worker and administrator, was born Beryl Carnegy Joseph on 20 August 1882 in Australia. She was the only daughter of Francis Edward Joseph, gentleman, who later adopted the surname of his wife, Isabella Eliza Butter Carnegy (...

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Oliver, Dame Beryl Carnegy (1882–1972)  

Maker: Bassano

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Dame Beryl Carnegy Oliver (1882–1972) by Bassano, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pike, (Irene) Mervyn Parnicott, Baroness Pike (1918–2004), businesswoman, politician, and voluntary worker  

Duncan Sutherland

Pike, (Irene) Mervyn Parnicott, Baroness Pike (1918–2004), businesswoman, politician, and voluntary worker, was born at Highmere, Whitwood Mere, Whitwood, Castleford, Yorkshire, on 16 September 1918, the second child and only daughter of Ivan Samuel Pike (1867–1934), managing director of Clokie and Co., a pottery works, and his wife, ...

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Trevelyan [née Bell], Mary Katharine [Molly], Lady Trevelyan (1881–1966), political hostess and voluntary worker  

Duncan Sutherland

Trevelyan [née Bell], Mary Katharine [Molly], Lady Trevelyan (1881–1966), political hostess and voluntary worker, was born on 12 October 1881, the youngest of three children of Sir (Thomas) Hugh Bell, second baronet and iron master (1844–1931), and his second wife, Florence Eveleen Eleanore Olliffe...