coast defence

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coast defence

CURRIN, Richard William (1872 - 1942), late Commanding 7th Batt. S African Coast Defence Corps

CHAMIER, George Daniel (1860 - 1920), Inspector RGA and Coast Defences in India

INGLEFIELD, Norman Bruce (1855 - 1912), Royal Artillery; commanding South Irish Coast Defences from 1909

KELLY, Richard Makdougall Brisbane Francis (1857 - 1915), RA; commanding Royal Artillery Southern Coast Defences, Portsmouth, from 1910

HEUSTON, Frederick Samuel (1857 - 1914), Royal Army Medical Corps; Assistant Medical Officer, Edinburgh; Hon. Member Royal Zoological Society of Ireland; Senior Medical Officer, Scottish Coast Defences (retired)

Leith, Alexander Henry (1866 - 1926), JP, DL, Aberdeenshire and Isle of Wight; Lieutenant-Colonel late Commanding 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders; Commanding Garrison and Coast Defences, Aberdeen, during European War

CLEMOW, Frank Gerard (died 1939), late Physician to British Embassy, Constantinople; Delegate for Great Britain to the International Board of Health, Constantinople; and to Mixed Commission for Revision of the Ottoman Sanitary Tariff; British Delegate International Sanitary Conferences, Paris, 1903 and 1911–12; in charge of British Red Cross Missions to Montenegro, 1915–16, and to Roumania and Russia, 1916–17; Director of Serbian Relief Fund’s work in Serbia, 1918–19; Member of British Delegation at Lausanne Peace Conference, 1922–23; was British Representative on successive International Commissions to inquire into the sanitary defences of the coasts of Asia Minor, Syria, and Arabia, of the Hedjaz Railway, of Mesopotamia, and the Turco-Persian frontier; Member of British Medical Association; Fellow Royal Society of Medicine; Montenegrin Order of Danilo I.; Montenegrin Red Cross Medal; Russian Order of St Anne, 2nd class with swords, 1917


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Has generally been the primary responsibility of navies, and fixed defence by land forces only a last resort. The debate over the merits of these two approaches has been acrimonious. ...

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