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Ansell, Sir Michael Picton (1905–1994), army officer and showjumping administrator, was born at The Curragh, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 26 March 1905, the son of George Kirkpatrick Ansell (d. 1914), then a major (later lieutenant-colonel) in the 6th dragoons, and his wife, ...

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Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier, was born in Harrogate, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 3 December 1890, the youngest son and fifth of the eight children of Smith Bell (b. 1860), a butcher, and his wife, Annie, née Simpson (...

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Charles Granville Bruce (1866–1939) by George Percy Jacomb-Hood, 1913 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bruce, Charles Granville (1866–1939), army officer and mountaineer, was born in London on 7 April 1866, the youngest son of Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare (1815–1895), politician, and his second wife, Nora Creina Blanche (d. 1897), youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir William Napier...

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Bury, Charles Kenneth Howard- (1883–1963), mountaineer and army officer, was born at Charleville Castle, King's county, Ireland, on 15 August 1883, the only son of Captain Kenneth Howard-Bury (1846–1885), army officer, and his wife, Lady Emily Alfreda Julia (1856–1931), youngest daughter of Charles William Bury, ...

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Byerley, Robert (bap. 1660, d. 1714), racehorse owner, army officer, and politician, was baptized on 27 March 1660, the fourth (but second surviving) son of Anthony Byerley (bap. 1619, d. 1667), landowner, of Middridge Grange, Heighington, co. Durham, and his wife, Anne (...

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Chamberlain, Sir Neville Francis Fitzgerald (1856–1944), army officer and inventor of snooker, was born at Upton Park, Upton, Buckinghamshire, on 13 January 1856, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Francis Falcon Chamberlain (1826–1879), an Indian army officer, and his wife, Marianne Ormsby Drury...

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Chisholm, Archibald Macra (1824–1897), army officer and shinty player, was born on 5 July 1824 at Taewig on the banks of the River Glass, in Strathglass, in the parish of Kilmorack, Inverness-shire, the eldest son of Dr Stewart Chisholm (d. 1862), deputy inspector-general of ...

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Cokayne, Sir Thomas (1519–1592), soldier and huntsman, was the son of Francis Cokayne of the family of Cockaine, which for generations had owned estates at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and his wife, Dorothy Marrow. Brought up in the household of Francis Talbot, fifth earl of Shrewsbury...

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Harvey, Charles Barnet Cameron [Roscoe] (1900–1996), army officer and racing administrator, was born on 19 July 1900 in Sarawak, the son of Charles David Harvey, merchant of the Borneo Company. Following his father's death in 1901 he came to England with his mother. She rode to hounds with the ...

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Jackson, Arnold Nugent Strode Strode- (1891–1972), athlete and army officer, was born on 5 April 1891 at The Hucket, Addlestone, Surrey, the son of Morton Strode Jackson (1848–1913), assistant secretary to the Inland Revenue, London, and his wife, (Edith Rosine) Diana Martin, a miniature portrait painter. He was educated at ...

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Arnold Nugent Strode Strode- Jackson (1891–1972) by Bassano, 1915 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Karr, Heywood Walter Seton- (1859–1938), soldier and game hunter, was born on 2 June 1859 at Belgaum, Bombay, India, the third son of three sons and a daughter of George Berkeley Seton-Karr and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of H. Osborne of Suffolk. His brothers were ...

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Maclagan, Myrtle Ethel (1911–1993), cricketer and soldier, was born on 2 April 1911 in Ambala, India, the elder daughter and second of four children of Robert Smeiton Maclagan (1860–1931), army officer, and his wife, Beatrice Ethel, née Duperier. She moved to Britain in 1919 and lived at ...

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Marindin, Sir Francis Arthur (1838–1900), soldier, railway inspector, and football administrator, was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on 1 May 1838. Of Huguenot descent, he was the second son of the Revd Samuel Marindin (1807–1852), originally from Chesterton in Shropshire, and his wife, Isabella...

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what appears in his colourful memoir The Expert Swordsman's Companion (1728). Aged twenty-three, ...

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Norton, Edward Felix (1884–1954), army officer and mountaineer, was born on 21 February 1884 at San Isidro, Argentina, the second son of Edward Norton, a director of the Royal Mail and Union Castle shipping lines, and his wife, Edith Sarah, the daughter of ...

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Edward Felix Norton (1884–1954) by H. Ruttledge, 1924 The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Peel, Jonathan (1799–1879), politician, soldier, and patron of the turf, the fifth son of Sir Robert Peel, first baronet (1750–1830), cotton manufacturer, and his first wife, Ellen Yates (1766–1803), and brother of Sir Robert Peel, second baronet, the politician, was born at Chamber Hall...