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Adams, Andrew Leith

Anthony J. Gaston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 644 words.

Adams, Andrew Leith (1827–1882), army surgeon and naturalist, born on 21 March 1827, was the son of Francis Adams (1796–1861), surgeon, and his wife, Elspeth Shaw (d. 1845). Appointed army...

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Ainsworth, Fred Crayton

Timothy K. Nenninger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 771 words.

Ainsworth, Fred Crayton (11 September 1852–05 June 1934), military surgeon and adjutant general, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Crayton Ainsworth, a modestly prosperous...

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Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan]

Maureen Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Nursing Studies. 943 words.

Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan] (c. 1600–1655?), nurse and spy, was the wife of Francis Alkin, who was hanged as a spy in Oxford by royalist forces during the civil war....

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Allison, Air Vice-Marshal Dennis

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 188 words.

CB 1987

Born 15 Oct. 1932; m 1964, Rachel Anne, d of Air Vice-Marshal J. G. Franks, CB, CBE; one s four d

Chief Executive, North Western Regional...

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Anderson, Louisa Garrett

Jennian Geddes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Gender and Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 2013 words.

Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette, was born at the house of her paternal uncle, 9 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London, on 28 July 1873, the eldest of the three...

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Armstrong, Sir Alexander

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Naval Forces and Warfare; Warfare and Defence. 566 words.

Armstrong, Sir Alexander (1818–1899), naval medical officer, descended from a family originally of Cumberland, and from Major-General John Armstrong (1673–1742), was born in Donegal, the...

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Athanasou, Prof. Nicholas Anthony

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 174 words.

PhD, MD; FRCPath

Born Perth, Australia, 26 April 1953; s of Anthony Athanasou and Angella Athanasou (née Pappas); m 1985, Linda Hulls

Professor of...

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Atkins, John

J. Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 966 words.

Atkins, John (bap. 1685, d. 1757), naval surgeon, the son of John and Grace Atkins, was baptized on 26 November 1685 at Plaistow, Essex. He served a professional apprenticeship before...

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Atkinson, Edward Leicester

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making. 576 words.

Atkinson, Edward Leicester (1881–1929), naval medical officer and explorer in Antarctica, was born on 23 November 1881 at Sion Hill, St Vincent, Windward Islands, West Indies, the third of...

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Babtie, Sir William

Michael Bevan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Warfare and Defence. 1525 words.

Babtie, Sir William (1859–1920), army medical officer, was born at 75 West Bridgend, Dumbarton, Scotland, on 7 May 1859, the son of John Babtie, a druggist, and later provost of Dumbarton,...

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