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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...

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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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...

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...

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1727 words.

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House, was baptized on 8 June 1570 at Merstham, Surrey, the youngest son of Robert Best, an interpreter for the Muscovy Company,...

Bird, Sir James (1883–1946), naval architect and aircraft manufacturer

C. R. Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 644 words.

Bird, Sir James (1883–1946), naval architect and aircraft manufacturer, was born on 19 March 1883 in London, the second son of Samuel Bird, merchant, of East Cowes, Isle of Wight, and his...

Boothman, Sir John Nelson (1901–1957), air force officer and aviator

Robin Woolven.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 1003 words.

Boothman, Sir John Nelson (1901–1957), air force officer and aviator, was born at Napier Road, Wembley, Middlesex, on 19 February 1901, the son of Thomas John Boothman, a railway clerk, and...

Boyd, John R.

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 1364 words.

Boyd, John R. (23 January 1927–09 March 1997), air force officer, was born John Richard Boyd in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of Hubert Boyd, a paper mill official, and Elsie Mae Beyer. When...

Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford

Edward G. Longacre.

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. 1387 words.

Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford (22 May 1818–28 July 1871), soldier and railroad entrepreneur, was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, the son of John Boyle, a judge, and Elizabeth Tilford. His father...

Brackley, Herbert George (1894–1948), air force officer and airline executive

Peter J. Lyth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 916 words.

Brackley, Herbert George (1894–1948), air force officer and airline executive, was born in Islington, London, on 4 October 1894, the second of the seven children of George Herbert Brackley,...

Broom, Air Marshal Sir Ivor (Gordon)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 232 words.

KCB 1975 (CB 1972); CBE 1969; DSO 1945; DFC 1942 (Bar to DFC 1944, 2nd Bar 1945); AFC 1956

Born Cardiff, 2 June 1920...

Bulloch, Terence Malcolm [Terry] (1916–2014), air force officer

Graham Pitchfork.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 1040 words.

Bulloch, Terence Malcolm [Terry] (1916–2014), air force officer, was born at Montreagh, 1 Belsize Road, Lisburn, co. Antrim, on 19 February 1916, the second son, twinned with a sister, of...

Burns, Otway, Jr.

Max R. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1084 words.

Burns, Otway, Jr. (1775–25 October 1850), privateer, shipbuilder, and state legislator, was born on Queen’s Creek, Onslow County, North Carolina, the son of Otway Burns and Lisanah (maiden...

Burnside, Ambrose Everett

Michael C. C. Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1767 words.

Burnside, Ambrose Everett (23 May 1824–13 September 1881), soldier and businessman, was born in Liberty, Indiana, the son of Pamelia Brown and Edghill Burnside, a law clerk and farmer. The...

Bury, Air Cdre Thomas Malcolm Grahame

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 101 words.

CB 1972; OBE 1962

Born 11 Sept. 1918; s of late Ernest Bury, OBE; m 1951, Dillys Elaine Jenkins, MBE (d 2000), d...