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Elley, Sir John

H. M. Chichester

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/8648

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Elley, Sir John (d. 1839), army officer, was, according to one statement, a native of Leeds, articled to a London solicitor, who enlisted in the Royal Horse Guards—then better known as the Oxford Blues—for his future advancement in which his father found the means. Another, seemingly better authenticated statement, given in ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare

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