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companion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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companion

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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Companion of Honour

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A member of a British order of knighthood founded in 1917.

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Donaldson, Joseph (1794–1830), soldier and surgeon

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 532 words.

Donaldson, Joseph (1794–1830), soldier and surgeon, was born in Glasgow, where his father was employed by a mercantile house. With some school companions he ran away to sea and made a...

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Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, IV

G. Kurt Piehler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1289 words.

Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, IV (23 August 1883–02 September 1953), general, was born in Walla Walla, Washington, the son of Robert Powell Page Wainwright, a career army officer, and...

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Richard Evelyn Byrd

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1888–1957)

US aviator and explorer who made the first flight over the South Pole and who later headed US expeditions to survey Antarctica.

Byrd was commissioned as an...

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Lee, Charles

Paul David Nelson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2342 words.

Lee, Charles (26 January 1731–02 October 1782), revolutionary war general, was born in Chester, England, the son of John Lee, a British officer, and Isabella Bunbury. Possessing the...

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Chandos, Sir John (d. 1370), soldier and administrator

Richard Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2007 words.

Chandos, Sir John (d. 1370), soldier and administrator, was the son of Sir Edward Chandos and Isabel, daughter of Sir Robert Twyford. He was descended from the Derbyshire branch of the...

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship

Malcolm Fare.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Land Forces and Warfare. 658 words.

McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what...

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Robert (d. 1102), crusader and martyr

Nicholas Hooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Religion; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 444 words.

Robert (d. 1102), crusader and martyr, was the son of Godwine of Winchester and a companion of Edgar Ætheling. According to the late fourteenth-century Scottish writer John Fordun, in the...

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Chennault, Claire Lee

William M. Leary.

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. 1640 words.

Chennault, Claire Lee (06 September 1893–27 July 1958), military officer and airline executive, was born in Commerce, Texas, the son of John Stonewall Jackson Chennault, a small-scale...

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Crane, John

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 989 words.

Crane, John (07 December 1744–21 August 1805), soldier and patriot, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of Abijah Crane and Sarah Beverly. Crane entered into his profession of...

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