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Ainslie, George Robert (1776–1839), army officer and numismatist

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; Education. 520 words.

Ainslie, George Robert (1776–1839), army officer and numismatist, was born near Edinburgh, the eldest son of Sir Philip Ainslie and his wife, the Hon. Elizabeth Gray, fifth daughter of...

Alanbrooke

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 53 words.

Born 24 Nov. 1932; s of 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, and Benita Blanche (d 1968), d of Sir Harold Pelly, 4th Bt; ...

Alexander, Maj.-Gen. David Crichton

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 198 words.

CB 1976

Born 28 Nov. 1926; s of James Alexander and Margaret (née Craig); m 1st, 1957, Diana Joyce (Jane) (née Fisher) (...

Ambroise (fl. 1188–1195), crusader and historian

Peter Damian-Grint.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; History. 1247 words.

Ambroise (fl. 1188–1195), crusader and historian, was a Norman, possibly from the region of Évreux. His Estoire de la guerre sainte is a unique vernacular eyewitness account of the third...

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...

Appleton, Brig. John Roper

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 154 words.

OBE 2000; CEng, FIMechE

Born 29 April 1938; s of late John Jackson Appleton and Ada Mary Appleton (née Roper); m 1st, 1959, Jenifer Jane Worman; one s one ...

Ashton, Margaret

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance. 48 words.

Hon. MA, Manchester University

Born 1856; 3rd d of Thomas Ashton of Hyde and Ford Bank, Didsbury, Manchester; died 15 Oct. 1937

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Asquith, Raymond (1878–1916), scholar and army officer

John Jolliffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1406 words.

Asquith, Raymond (1878–1916), scholar and army officer, was born on 6 November 1878 in John Street, Hampstead, the eldest of the five children of Herbert Henry Asquith (1852–1928), later...

Baillie, John (1772–1833), army officer in the East India Company and orientalist

Stanley Lane-Poole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Education. 428 words.

Baillie, John (1772–1833), army officer in the East India Company and orientalist, younger son of George Baillie of Leys Castle, Inverness, and his wife, Anne (née Baillie), was born at...

Baker, Maj.-Gen. Ian Helstrip

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 289 words.

CBE 1977 (MBE 1965)

Born 26 Nov. 1927; e s of late Henry Hubert Baker and Mary Clare Baker (née Coles); m 1956, Susan Anne, y d of late Major and Mrs Henry Osmond...

Barber, Francis

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Education. 1461 words.

Barber, Francis (26 November 1750–11 February 1783), revolutionary war officer and schoolmaster, was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Patrick Barber, a farmer and county judge, and...

Barnett, Dame Henrietta (Octavia)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Business Finance. 320 words.

DBE 1924 (CBE 1917); MTPI (Hon. Member)

Born 4 May 1851; d of late Alex. Rowland, Champion Hall, Kent; m 1873, Rev. Canon Samuel Augustus Barnett (...

Basset, Peter (fl. 1415–1437), soldier and historian

Anne Curry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; History. 628 words.

Basset, Peter (fl. 1415–1437), soldier and historian, was co-author of an incomplete account in French of English activities in France between the capture of Harfleur in 1415 and the...

Bateman, Alys

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance; Religion. 187 words.

Born d of late Robert Bateman and Marian Moore, relative of Hannah Moore; m 1st, Malcolm Colin, s of Francis Simon Dring, of Simonstown, Co. Cork; 2nd, John...

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...

Beamish, North Ludlow (1797–1872), army officer, writer, and antiquary

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 402 words.

Beamish, North Ludlow (1797–1872), army officer, writer, and antiquary, was the third son of William Beamish of Beaumont House, co. Cork, and his wife, Anne Jane Margaret, daughter of...

Beer, Air Vice-Marshal Peter George

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 123 words.

CB 1995; CBE 1987 (OBE 1979); LVO 1974

Born 16 July 1941; s of Herbert George Beer and Kathleen Mary Beer;...

Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier

Helen Snelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 932 words.

Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier, was born in Harrogate, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 3 December 1890, the youngest son and fifth of the eight...

Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist

W. E. A. Axon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Surgery. 614 words.

Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist, was born on 16 March 1806 at Manchester, where his father, after whom he was named, was a practising surgeon in Oldham Street. The...

Billings, John Shaw

James H. Cassedy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Medicine and Health; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2375 words.

Billings, John Shaw (12 April 1838–11 March 1913), army medical officer, library organizer, and public health activist, was born near Allensville, Indiana, the son of James Billings, a...