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Cobham, Sir Alan John (1894-1973), aviator

Harold Penrose

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30944
Cobham, Sir Alan John (1894-1973), aviator


Cobham, Sir Alan John (1894-1973), aviator, was born on 6 May 1894 at Camberwell, London, the only child to survive of Frederick Cobham, a tailor, and his wife, Elizabeth Burrows. He attended a local council school and Wilson's Grammar School and then started work in a clothes store. In 1912 ...

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