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Alexander, Michael Charles, (20 Nov. 1920–19 Dec. 2004), writer  

Born 20 Nov. 1920; s of late Rear-Adm. Charles Otway Alexander and Antonia Geermans; m 1963, Sarah Wignall (marr. diss.); one adopted d; died 19 Dec. 2004

writer

Stowe; RMC, Sandhurst; Oflag IVC, Colditz...

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Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of, (John Campbell Arbuthnott) (26 Oct. 1924–14 July 2012)  

KT 1996; CBE 1986; DSC 1945; FRSE 1984

Born 26 Oct. 1924; e s of 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, and Ursula Collingwood (...

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Arden-Close, Colonel Sir Charles (Frederick), (10 Aug. 1865–19 Dec. 1952), Officier de l’Ordre de Léopold  

KBE, 1918; CB 1916; CMG 1899; FRS 1919; Hon. ScD (Cantab.), 1928; RE

Born 10 Aug. 1865; s of late Maj.-Gen. Frederick Close of Shanklin; changed surname to Arden-Close, ...

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Armstrong, Neil A., (5 Aug. 1930–25 Aug. 2012), Chairman, EDO Corporation, 2000–02, then Emeritus; formerly NASA Astronaut (Commander, Apollo 11 Rocket Flight to the Moon, 1969; first man to step on to the Moon, 20 July 1969)  

Born Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA, 5 Aug. 1930; s of Stephen and Viola Armstrong, Wapakoneta; m 1st, 1956, Janet Shearon (marr. diss. 1994); two s (one d decd); 2nd, Carol Knight; ...

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Atholl, 11th Duke of, (John Murray) (19 Jan. 1929–15 May 2012)  

Born 19 Jan. 1929; s of Maj. George Murray (d 1940), and Joan (d 2000), d of William Eastwood; m 1956...

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Baird, Col Andrew Wilson, (26 April 1842–2 April 1908)  

CSI 1897; RE; FRS 1884, FRGS

Born Aberdeen, 26 April 1842; e s of late Thomas Baird of Woodlands, Cults; m 1872, Margaret Elizabeth, d...

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Barclay, Sir Colville Herbert Sanford, (7 May 1913–1 Sept. 2010), painter  

14th Bt cr 1668

Born 7 May 1913; s of late Rt Hon. Sir Colville Adrian de Rune Barclay, 3rd s of 11th Bt, and Sarita Enriqueta, d of late Herbert Ward; ...

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Bellew, Capt. Edward Donald, (28 Oct. 1882–1 Feb. 1961), Irish Fusiliers of Canada, Vancouver, BC, retired; prospector, and explorer  

VC 1915

Born 28 Oct. 1882; er s of late Major Patrick Bellew, Bengal Army, HEICS, and Assay-Master of the Bombay Mint, and of Exeter, England; ...

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Blessley, Kenneth Harry, (28 Feb. 1914–10 April 2012), Valuer and Estates Surveyor, Greater London Council, 1964–77  

CBE 1974 (MBE 1945); ED

Born 28 Feb. 1914; s of Victor Henry le Blond Blessley and Ellen Mary Blessley; m 1946, Gwendeline MacRae (d 2005); two ...

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Bonvalot, Pierre Gabriel, (1853–10 Dec. 1933), explorer  

Born Epagne, Aube, 1853; died 10 Dec. 1933

explorer

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Bury, George Wyman, (3 Jan. 1874–23 Sept. 1920), explorer and naturalist  

Born 3 Jan. 1874; s of late Henry Charles Bury, Mancetter Manor House, near Atherstone; m 1913, Florence Ann Marshall; no c; died 23 Sept. 1920...

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Chesterton, Sir Oliver (Sidney), (28 Jan. 1913–14 Oct. 2007), Consultant, Chestertons, Chartered Surveyors, London, since 1980 (Partner, 1936, Senior Partner, 1945–80)  

Kt 1969; MC 1943

Born 28 Jan. 1913; s of Frank and Nora Chesterton; m 1944, Violet Ethel Jameson (d 2004); two s one d; died 14 Oct. 2007...

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Clarke, Sir Arthur (Charles), (16 Dec. 1917–19 March 2008)  

Kt 1998; CBE 1989

Born 16 Dec. 1917; s of Charles Wright Clarke and Nora Mary Willis; m 1953, Marilyn Mayfield (marr. diss. 1964); died 19 March 2008

Huish’s Grammar Sch., Taunton; King’s Coll., London (BSc; FKC ...

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Clutton, Rafe Henry, (13 June 1929–8 Oct. 2010), Partner, Cluttons, Chartered Surveyors, London, 1955–92 (Senior Partner, 1982–92)  

CBE 1992; FRICS

Born 13 June 1929; s of late Robin John Clutton and Rosalie Muriel (née Birch); m 1954, Jill Olwyn Evans; four s one d; died 8 Oct. 2010...

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Couchman, Brigadier Sir Harold John, (29 July 1882–30 Nov. 1956)  

Kt, 1937; DSO 1918; MC

Born 29 July 1882; y s of late Rev. H. Couchman, Haileybury College; m 1925, Evelyn Beatrice, y d of late Col W. L. C. Baddeley; no ...

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Cousteau, Jacques-Yves, (11 June 1910–25 June 1997), Commandeur, Légion d’Honneur; Croix de Guerre with Palm; Officier du Mérite Maritime; Chevalier du Mérite Agricole; Officier des Arts et des Lettres; Member of Académie Française, 1989; marine explorer  

Born 11 June 1910; s of Daniel and Elizabeth Cousteau; m 1st, 1937, Simone Melchior (d 1990); one s (and one s decd); 2nd, ...

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de Bellaigue, Sir Geoffrey, (12 March 1931–4 Jan. 2013), Director of the Royal Collection, 1988–96; Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art, 1972–96, then Surveyor Emeritus  

GCVO 1996 (KCVO 1986; CVO 1976; LVO 1968); FSA; FBA 1992

Born 12 March 1931; s of late Vicomte Pierre de Bellaigue and Marie-Antoinette Ladd; m 1971, Sheila, (LVO ...

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Denniss, Gordon Kenneth, (29 April 1915–10 July 2005), Consultant Chartered Surveyor, Eastman & Denniss, Surveyors, 1983–88 (Senior Partner, 1945–83); Senior Partner, G. K. Denniss Farms, since 1990  

CBE 1979

Born 29 April 1915; e s of late Harold W. Denniss; m 1939, Violet Fiedler, Montreal; one s two d; died 10 July 2005...

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Ellsworth, Lincoln, (12 May 1880–26 May 1951), explorer  

Born Chicago, 12 May 1880; s of James William Ellsworth and Eva Butler; m 1933, Mary Louise Ullmer; died 26 May 1951

explorer

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Emlyn Jones, John Hubert, (6 Aug. 1915–4 Feb. 2014), JP; Member of the Lands Tribunal, 1968–86  

CBE 1986 (MBE (mil.) 1941); FRICS

Born 6 Aug. 1915; s of late Ernest Pearson Jones and Katharine Cole Jones (née Nicholas); m 1954, Louise Anne Montague, d...