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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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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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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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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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Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941), army officer and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, was born at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington, London, on 22 February 1857, the sixth son of the Revd Baden Powell (1796–1860), Savilian professor of geometry at ...

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Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden- Powell, first Baron Baden-Powell (1857–1941) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1903 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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St Leger, Anthony (bap. 1731, d. 1786), army officer and racing enthusiast, was baptized in February 1731, presumably at or near Grangemellon, co. Kildare, the fourth of five sons of Sir John St Leger (d. 1743) of Grangemellon, twenty-eight years a baron (or judge) of the Irish ...

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Tull, Walter Daniel John (1888–1918), footballer and army officer, was born on 28 April 1888 at 57 Walton Road, Folkestone, Kent, the fifth child of Daniel Tull (c.1856–1897) and his wife, Alice Elizabeth Palmer (c.1853–1895). Daniel, a carpenter, was born in ...

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Walter Daniel John Tull (1888–1918) by unknown photographer, c. 1910 courtesy of Mr Philip Vasili

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Vane, Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher, fifth baronet (1861–1934), army officer and boy scout leader, was born on 16 October 1861 in Dublin, the only son of Frederick Henry Fletcher Vane (1807–1894), a younger son of the second baronet and formerly lieutenant in the ...