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Findlater, George Frederick (1872–1942), soldier and piper

Edward M. Spiers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1296 words.

Findlater, George Frederick (1872–1942), soldier and piper, was born in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, on 15 February 1872, one of six sons and five daughters of Alexander Findlater (d. 1895),...

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Flagg, Josiah

David W. Music.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Music Education and Pedagogy; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 952 words.

Flagg, Josiah (28 May 1737–30 December 1794), musician and soldier, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, the son of Gershom Flagg, and Martha Johnson. Sometime before 1747 Josiah moved with...

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Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer

J. C. Hadden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Conducting; Composition. 413 words.

Godfrey, Daniel (1831–1903), army officer, bandmaster, and composer, was a member of a family of English military bandmasters. The eldest of four sons of Charles Godfrey (1790–1863),...

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Gray, Charles (1782–1851), marine officer and songwriter

T. W. Bayne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 342 words.

Gray, Charles (1782–1851), marine officer and songwriter, was born at Anstruther Wester, Fife, on 10 March 1782, the son of Charles Gray and his wife, Margaret Raker. His education and...

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Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890–1937), composer and poet

Michael Hurd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 1163 words.

Gurney, Ivor Bertie (1890–1937), composer and poet, was born at 3 Queen Street, Gloucester, on 28 August 1890, the elder son and second in the family of two boys and two girls of David...

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Hume, Tobias (b. in or before 1569, d. 1645), composer and army officer

Frank Traficante.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 807 words.

Hume, Tobias (b. in or before 1569, d. 1645), composer and army officer, is of unknown parentage. As a professional soldier he appears to have served in the Swedish and Russian armies, and...

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Laidlaw, Daniel Logan (1875–1950), soldier and piper

Edward M. Spiers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1346 words.

Laidlaw, Daniel Logan (1875–1950), soldier and piper, was born in Little Swinton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwickshire, on 26 July 1875, one of the three sons of Robert Laidlaw, a...

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Morris, Charles (1745–1838), army officer and songwriter

Patrick Waddington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 1680 words.

Morris, Charles (1745–1838), army officer and songwriter, was born probably near Cork, the fourth son of Captain Thomas Morris (d. c.1752), author of the song 'Kitty Crowder', and his wife,...

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Morris, Thomas (bap. 1732, d. 1818?), army officer, songwriter, and translator

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Education; Composition. 3 words.

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Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer

Christopher D. S. Field.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Composition. 4605 words.

Reid [formerly Robertson], John (1722?–1807), army officer and composer, was probably born on 2 February 1722 at Inverchroskie, near Kirkmichael, Perthshire, the eldest of the three sons of...

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