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French, John Denton Pinkstone, first earl of Ypres

Ian F. W. Beckett

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/33272

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French, John Denton Pinkstone, first earl of Ypres (1852–1925), army officer, was born at Ripple Vale, near Deal in Kent, on 28 September 1852, the son of a retired naval officer, Commander John Tracy William French (d. 1854), a justice of the peace and deputy lieutenant for ...

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