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Anderson, Sir William (1835–1898), director-general of the Royal Ordnance factories

E. I. Carlyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 848 words.

Anderson, Sir William (1835–1898), director-general of the Royal Ordnance factories, was born in St Petersburg on 5 January 1835, the fourth son of John Anderson, a member of the firm of...

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Anthony, Anthony (d. 1563), military administrator

C. S. Knighton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 865 words.

Anthony, Anthony (d. 1563), military administrator, was the son of William Anthony (d. 1535), a Fleming who was made denizen in 1503, and his wife, Joan. William was a citizen and brewer of...

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Apsley, Sir Allen (1566/7–1630), naval and military administrator

J. H. Round.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Naval Forces and Warfare. 692 words.

Apsley, Sir Allen (1566/7–1630), naval and military administrator, was a younger son of John Apsley of Pulborough, Sussex, and of his wife, Elizabeth (née Shelley). His daughter, Lucy...

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Belknap, William Worth

W. Bruce Bowlus.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; US Politics. 1403 words.

Belknap, William Worth (22 September 1829–12 or 13 Oct. 1890), secretary of war, was born in Newburgh, New York, the son of William Goldsmith Belknap, a career army officer, and Ann Clark....

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Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance

Stuart Handley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1354 words.

Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance, was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666), and his first wife, Martha (bap. 1605, d....

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Bisset, Sir John (1774–1854), commissariat officer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 279 words.

Bisset, Sir John (1774–1854), commissariat officer, was born in Perth. He served in the commissariat (the civil department, which provided the army with transport, food, and forage, and...

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Bradley, Omar Nelson

Kenneth H. Williams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 3264 words.

Bradley, Omar Nelson (12 February 1893–08 April 1981), military commander, was born in Clark, Missouri, the son of John Smith Bradley, a schoolteacher, and Sarah Elizabeth Hubbard, a...

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Busk, Hans, the younger (1815–1882), army reformer

T. F. Henderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 515 words.

Busk, Hans, the younger (1815–1882), army reformer, the son of Hans Busk (1772–1862) and his wife, Maria, daughter of Joseph Green, was born in London on 11 May 1815. Rachel Harriette Busk...

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Clarke, Sir William (1623/4–1666), military administrator

Frances Henderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 1543 words.

Clarke, Sir William (1623/4–1666), military administrator, was born of unknown parentage, probably in London. His year of birth is calculated from his epitaph in St Nicholas's Church,...

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Coffin, Sir Edward Pine (1784–1862), commissary officer

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 372 words.

Coffin, Sir Edward Pine (1784–1862), commissary officer, youngest son of the Revd John Pine (1736–1824) [see Coffin, John Pine], was born at Eastdown, Devon, on 20 October 1784. He entered...

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Cohen, Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel (1886–1965), campaigner for former servicemen

Niall Barr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Military History; Military Administration. 1682 words.

Cohen, Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel (1886–1965), campaigner for former servicemen, was born at Ethelstone, Alexandra Drive, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 5 October 1886, the sixth son of nine...

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Cox, Richard (1718–1803), army agent

John Booker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 913 words.

Cox, Richard (1718–1803), army agent, was born in February or early March 1718, probably at Stapleton, in Darrington, near Pontefract in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the son of Joshua Cox...

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Crawford, John Scott (1889–1978), army officer and military supplies administrator

Robin Higham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Land Forces and Warfare. 624 words.

Crawford, John Scott (1889–1978), army officer and military supplies administrator, was born on 6 February 1889 at 13 Clifton Road, West Derby, Lancashire, the son of John Paton Crawford,...

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Davison, Alexander (1750–1829), government contractor

H. T. Dickinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 2854 words.

Davison, Alexander (1750–1829), government contractor, was born at Lanton near Wooler, Northumberland, on 2 April 1750, the third son of Alexander Davison, a farmer at Lanton, and Dorothy...

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Dern, George Henry

Christopher D. O’Sullivan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; US Politics. 1012 words.

Dern, George Henry (08 September 1872–27 August 1936), secretary of war, was born in Dodge County, Nebraska, the son of John Dern, a pioneer Nebraska farmer, mine operator, and...

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Dundas of Kerse, Sir Lawrence, first baronet (1712–1781), army contractor and landowner

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming. 1 words.

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Filder, William (1789–1861), commissary officer

John Sweetman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 1031 words.

Filder, William (1789–1861), commissary officer, seems to have spent his whole professional career in the civilian commissariat department, an entrant to which officially began as a clerk...

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Forman, Anthony (1725–1802)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 3 words.

See Forman family

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Forman, Henry (bap. 1741)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 3 words.

See Forman family

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Forman, Richard (1795–1880)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Military Administration. 3 words.

See Forman family

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