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Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel

Harry Golombek.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 1551 words.

Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst, was born in Cork on 19 April 1909, the eldest of four children of Conel William Long Alexander (1879–1920),...

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Ansell, Sir Michael Picton

Wray Vamplew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 972 words.

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....

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Barker, John

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 840 words.

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged...

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Barry, Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner-

Ralph Erskine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts. 1138 words.

Barry, Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner- (1906–1995), code-breaker and chess player, was born on 20 September 1906 in Hendon, London, the second youngest of six children (five sons and one...

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Bedloe, William

Alan Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday. 2041 words.

Bedloe, William (1650–1680), informer and adventurer, was the second son of Isaac Bedloe (d. 1656). William Bedloe was born in Chepstow on 20 May 1650 and spent his early life both there...

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Bell, Donald Simpson

Helen Snelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 904 words.

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...

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Bellew, Capt. Edward Donald

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 118 words.

VC 1915

Born 28 Oct. 1882; er s of late Major Patrick Bellew, Bengal Army, HEICS, and Assay-Master of the Bombay Mint, and of Exeter, England; ...

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Best, Thomas

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1727 words.

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House, was baptized on 8 June 1570 at Merstham, Surrey, the youngest son of Robert Best, an interpreter for the Muscovy Company,...

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Blashford-Snell, Col John Nicholas

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 423 words.

OBE 1996 (MBE 1969)

Born 22 Oct. 1936; s of late Rev. Prebendary Leland John Blashford Snell and Gwendolen Ives Sadler; m 1960, Judith Frances (née Sherman); two ...

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Blood, Thomas

Alan Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday. 5588 words.

Blood, Thomas (1617/18–1680), adventurer and spy, was born at Sarney, co. Meath. His early life is obscure, but it was later claimed that his father (who was possibly Neptune Blood) was a...

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