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Adams, Andrew Leith (1827–1882), army surgeon and naturalist

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...

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...

Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan] (c. 1600–1655?), nurse and spy

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....

Allison, Air Vice-Marshal Dennis

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Medicine and Health. 184 words.

CB 1987

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

Ambler, James Markham Marshall

Christopher J. Huggard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Surgery; Military History. 1209 words.

Ambler, James Markham Marshall (30 December 1848–30 October 1881), naval surgeon and explorer, was born in Markham, Virginia, the son of Richard Cary Ambler, a physician, and Susan...

Anderson, Louisa Garrett (1873–1943), surgeon and suffragette

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...

Armstrong, Sir Alexander (1818–1899), naval medical officer

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...

Atkins, John (bap. 1685, d. 1757), naval surgeon

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...

Atkinson, Edward Leicester (1881–1929), naval medical officer and explorer in Antarctica

Adrienne Reynolds.

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. 580 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...

Babtie, Sir William (1859–1920), army medical officer

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,...

Baird, Vice-Adm. Sir Thomas (Henry Eustace)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Medicine and Health. 261 words.

KCB 1980

Born Canterbury, Kent 17 May 1924; s of Geoffrey Henry and Helen Jane Baird; m 1953, Angela Florence Ann...

Ballingall, Sir George (1780–1855), military surgeon and medical writer

Douglas M. Peers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 1103 words.

Ballingall, Sir George (1780–1855), military surgeon and medical writer, was born on 2 May 1780 at Forglen, Banffshire, the son of the Revd Robert Ballingall, and his wife, a daughter of J....

Baly, Monica Eileen (1914–1998), nurse and historian of nursing

Susan McGann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; History of Medicine; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 995 words.

Baly, Monica Eileen (1914–1998), nurse and historian of nursing, was born on 24 May 1914 at 23 Shirley Park Road, Shirley, near Croydon, Surrey, the first of the two children, and the only...

Bancroft, Edward

Gordon E. Kershaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1543 words.

Bancroft, Edward (09 January 1744–08 September 1821), physician, scientist, and spy, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Bancroft and Mary Ely, farmers. The elder...

Barnard, Surg. Rear Adm. Ernest Edward Peter

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Medicine and Health. 169 words.

DPhil; FFCM

Born 22 Feb. 1927; s of Lionel Edward Barnard and Ernestine (née Lethbridge); m 1955,...

Barry, James (c. 1799–1865), army medical officer and transvestite

Sydney Brandon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Social and Cultural History; Warfare and Defence. 1860 words.

Barry, James (c. 1799–1865), army medical officer and transvestite, was probably born Margaret, the youngest daughter of Mrs Mary Ann Bulkley or Bulkeley, the sister of the artist James...

Barry, Sir David (1780–1835), army surgeon and physiologist

C. S. Breathnach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physiology; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 753 words.

Barry, Sir David (1780–1835), army surgeon and physiologist, was born on 12 March 1780 in co. Roscommon, Ireland. After showing early talent in classics and mathematics, he eventually...

Beale, Dame Doris Winifred (1889–1971), nurse

Penny Starns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 695 words.

Beale, Dame Doris Winifred (1889–1971), nurse, was born on 9 August 1889 at 42 London Road, Sydenham, London, the daughter of George Beale, master draper, and his wife, Annie Maria,...

Beale, Lt-Gen. Sir Peter (John)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Medicine and Health. 182 words.

KBE 1992; FRCP

Born 18 March 1934; s of Basil and Eileen Beale; m 1st, 1959, Julia Mary Winter, MB...

Beatson, George Steward (1814–1874), army medical officer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Medicine and Health; Warfare and Defence. 313 words.

Beatson, George Steward (1814–1874), army medical officer, third son of Duncan Beatson of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, was born at Greenock in May 1814. He graduated in arts and medicine at...