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Alexander, Edward Porter

Gary W. Gallagher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Biographical Studies. 1305 words.

Alexander, Edward Porter (26 May 1835–28 April 1910), Confederate soldier and author, was born in Washington, Georgia, the son of Adam Leopold Alexander, a planter and banker, and Sarah...

Alexander, Sir Charles Gundry

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 183 words.

2nd Bt cr 1945; MA, AIMarE

Born 5 May 1923; s of Sir Frank Alexander, 1st Bt, and Elsa Mary (d 1959), d...

Ambler, Geoffrey Hill (1904–1978), inventor and air force officer

Emily Winterburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 1453 words.

Ambler, Geoffrey Hill (1904–1978), inventor and air force officer, was born at 10 Kirklands Avenue, Baildon, near Bradford, Yorkshire, on 23 June 1904, the eldest child in the family of two...

Ammen, Daniel

Michael Hausenfleck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1160 words.

Ammen, Daniel (16 May 1819–11 July 1898), naval officer, author, and inventor, was born in Brown County, Ohio, the son of David Ammen and Sally Houtz, farmers. While still a boy, Ammen...

Anderson, Maj.-Gen. Sir John (Evelyn)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 137 words.

KBE 1971 (CBE 1963); CEng, FIET

Born 28 June 1916; e s of Lt-Col John Gibson Anderson, Christchurch, NZ, and Margaret (née Scott), Edinburgh; m 1944, Jean Isobel, ...

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Anderson, Sir John (1814–1886), inventor of ordnance manufacture machinery and arsenal manager

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 799 words.

Anderson, Sir John (1814–1886), inventor of ordnance manufacture machinery and arsenal manager, was born at Woodside, near Aberdeen, on 9 December 1814, the posthumous child of a local...

Andrews, George Leonard

Rod Paschall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 926 words.

Andrews, George Leonard (31 August 1828–04 April 1899), soldier, engineer, and educator, was born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Manasseh Andrews and Harriet Leonard. After...

Ashton, Sir John (c. 1354–c. 1398), soldier and landowner

Carole Rawcliffe and Andrew Ayton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 790 words.

Ashton, Sir John (c. 1354–c. 1398), soldier and landowner, was the son and heir of Sir John Ashton (d. c.1360) of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, and of Margaret, a daughter of Robert del...

Babbage, Henry Prevost (1824–1918)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 3 words.

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Baker, Sir William Erskine (1808–1881), army officer and engineer

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Engineering (General). 438 words.

Baker, Sir William Erskine (1808–1881), army officer and engineer, was the fourth son of Captain Joseph Baker RN, and was born on 29 November 1808 at Leith. He was educated at Ludlow and at...

Bannerman, Sir Alexander

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Science and Mathematics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 183 words.

11th Bt cr 1682

Born 16 Dec. 1871; s of 10th Bt and Anne Mary, d of Richard Brooke, Handford, Cheshire; m 1920, Joan, o c...

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 840 words.

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged...

Barnes, James

D. Scott Hartwig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 823 words.

Barnes, James (28 December 1801–12 February 1869), railroad executive and soldier, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Captain William Barnes and Jane (maiden name unknown). He...

Barton, Andrew (c. 1470–1511), seaman and shipowner

Norman Macdougall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 868 words.

Barton, Andrew (c. 1470–1511), seaman and shipowner, was one of three brothers, Robert Barton, John, and Andrew, sons of the seafaring merchant John Barton (d. in or before 1494). Like his...

Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian

David Lambert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; History. 2135 words.

Batey [née Lever], Mavis Lilian (1921–2013), code-breaker and garden historian, was born on 5 May 1921 at 20 Crebor Street, Dulwich, London, the only daughter and younger child of Frederick...

Baylis, Rear-Adm. Robert Goodwin

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Science and Mathematics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 180 words.

CB 1984; OBE 1963

Born 29 Nov. 1925; s of Harold Goodwin Baylis and Evelyn May (née Whitworth); m 1949, Joyce Rosemary Churchill (d 1995); two s...

Beamont, Roland Prosper (1920–2001), air force officer and aviator

Humphrey Wynn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 1280 words.

Beamont, Roland Prosper (1920–2001), air force officer and aviator, was born on 10 August 1920 at 8 Private Road, Enfield, Middlesex, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Clement Beamont, a...

Beauchamp, William, first Baron Bergavenny (c. 1343–1411), soldier and landowner

Christine Carpenter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 3188 words.

Beauchamp, William, first Baron Bergavenny (c. 1343–1411), soldier and landowner, was the fourth son of Thomas Beauchamp, eleventh earl of Warwick (1313/14–1369), and of Katherine (d....

Beckett, Allan Harry (1914–2005), engineer

Guy Hartcup.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1109 words.

Beckett, Allan Harry (1914–2005), engineer, was born on 4 March 1914 at 294 Central Park Road, East Ham, London, the son of George William Harry Beckett, accounting clerk, and his wife,...

Bell, John (1746/7–1798), army officer and inventor

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Warfare and Defence. 440 words.

Bell, John (1746/7–1798), army officer and inventor, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert's, Carlisle, the eldest son of William Bell, hatter, of Botchergate, Carlisle. He was baptized at...