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Aberdare, 4th Baron, (Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce) (16 June 1919–23 Jan. 2005)  

KBE 1984; PC 1974; DL

Born 16 June 1919; s of 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE, and Margaret Bethune (née Black); m 1946, Maud Helen Sarah, ...


Abertay, 1st Baron, (Charles Coupar Barrie) (1875–6 Dec. 1940)  

KBE 1921; CBE 1918

Born 1875; e s of late Sir Charles Barrie; m 1926, Ethel, o d of late Sir James Broom; three d; died...


Adam, Colin Gurdon Forbes, (18 Dec. 1889–12 Nov. 1982)  

CSI 1924

Born 18 Dec. 1889; y s of Sir Frank Forbes Adam, 1st Bt; m 1920, Hon. Irene Constance Lawley, o c of 3rd Baron Wenlock; two ...


Adam, Mrs George, (Helen Pearl), (25 April 1882–2 Jan. 1957)  

Born 25 April 1882; d of late Joseph Alfred Humphry and Charlotte Eliza Humphry, Madge of Truth; m 1909, George Jefferys Adam (d 1930...


Adams, Rear-Adm. John Harold, (19 Dec. 1918–3 Nov. 2008), Senior Partner, John Adams Interviews, 1993–99  

CB 1967; LVO 1957

Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, 19 Dec. 1918; m 1st, 1943, Mary Parker (marr. diss. 1961); one s decd; 2nd, 1961, Ione Eadie, MVO, JP (d 1998...


Adams, Major Kenneth Galt, (6 Jan. 1920–1 July 2012), Hon. Industry Fellow, Comino Foundation, since 1997  

CVO 1979; CBE 1989

Born 6 Jan. 1920; s of late William Adams, OBE, and Christina Elisabeth (née Hall); m 1988, Sally, d of late Col John Middleton and ...


Agnew-Somerville, Sir Quentin (Charles Somerville), (8 March 1929–13 Oct. 2010), insurance consultant  

2nd Bt cr 1957, of Clendry, Co. Wigtown

Born 8 March 1929; s of Comdr Sir Peter Agnew, 1st Bt and Enid Frances (d...


Ainsley, John William, (30 June 1899–23 June 1976)  

Born 30 June 1899; s of John George and Jane Ainsley, Co. Durham; m 1924, Maggie, d of Francis Nattrass; two d; died 23 June 1976

elementary school; evening classes; correspondence courses...


Aitken, Sir (John William) Max, (15 Feb. 1910–30 April 1985), President, Express (formerly Beaverbrook) Newspapers Ltd, since 1977 (Chairman, 1968–77); former Director, Trafalgar House Ltd; Associated Television Ltd  

2nd Bt cr 1916; DSO 1942; DFC 1940

Born Montreal, 15 Feb. 1910; e s of 1st Baron Beaverbrook (Bt 1916), PC, ED, CD; ...


Alexander, Gilchrist Gibb, (5 Oct. 1871–24 Nov. 1958)  


Born 5 Oct. 1871; s of Wm. Alexander, Clarkfield, Partick, Glasgow; m Jenny (d 1952), e d of John White, JP, 1 Prince’s Gardens, Glasgow, W.; two ...


Allen, Col John Sandeman, (30 May 1892–29 Sept. 1949)  

OBE 1938; MC, TD, MP (C) Birkenhead West, 1931–45

Born 30 May 1892; s of late Sir John Sandeman Allen and 1st wife, Amy Spencer; m 1916, Eudora Mary, d...


Anderson, Sir Alexander James, (24 March 1879–27 Feb. 1965)  

Kt 1924; CSI 1918; VD 1921

Born 24 March 1879; s of late Alexander Gavin Anderson; m 1925, Vera Latimer, d of Rev. C. P. Eden; died 27 Feb. 1965...


Anderson, Sir Colin (Skelton), (15 July 1904–16 Oct. 1980)  

KBE 1969; Kt 1950

Born 15 July 1904; e s of late Sir Alan Anderson, GBE; m 1932, Morna Campbell, 2nd d of Sir Alexander MacCormick, KCMG; two d (and one ...


Anderson, Brig.-Gen. Sir Francis James, (died 6 March 1920), Chairman, Army Sanitary Committee, and attached General Staff  

KBE 1919; CB 1917

Born 3rd surv. s of late Dep. Inspector-General of Hospitals Robert Carew Anderson; m 1886, Frances Alice, e d of late Major Purcell O’Gorman, MP for Waterford; one ...


Anderson, Col William Patrick, (4 Sept. 1851–1 Feb. 1927)  

CMG 1913

Born Levis, Quebec, 4 Sept. 1851; e s of late Thomas Anderson, Edmonton, Alberta; m 1876, Dorothea Susannah, e d of late Henry Beaumont Small; four ...


Angell, James Rowland, (8 May 1869–4 March 1949)  

LittD University Vermont; Hon. PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; LLD Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Chicago, Union, Cincinnati, McGill, Brown, Middlebury, Illinois College, Wesleyan (Conn), Michigan, Wabash, California, New York University, Dartmouth College, Williams, Rutgers, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Military College...


Ansell, Maj.-Gen. Nicholas George Picton, (17 Aug. 1937–18 Feb. 2024), Clerk of the Course, Exeter Racecourse, 1995–2002; Director, Devon and Exeter Steeplechases Ltd, 2003–07  

CB 1992; OBE 1980; JP, DL

Clerk of the Course, Exeter Racecourse, 1995–2002; Director, Devon and Exeter Steeplechases Ltd, 2003–07


Anson, Rear-Adm. Sir Peter, (31 July 1924–17 April 2018), Chairman, IGG Component Technology Ltd, 1992–97  

7th Bt cr 1831; CB 1974; DL

Born 31 July 1924; er s of Sir Edward R. Anson, 6th Bt, and Alison (d 1997), ...


Arbuthnot, Gerald Archibald, (19 Dec. 1872–25 Sept. 1916)  

Born 19 Dec. 1872; o s of late Maj.-Gen. William Arbuthnot, 14th Hussars, and Selina, 7th d of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe, 7th Bt of Moncreiffe; ...


Archdale, Sir Edward (Folmer), (8 Sept. 1921–31 July 2009), Captain, RN, retired  

3rd Bt cr 1928; DSC 1943

Born 8 Sept. 1921; s of Vice-Adm. Sir Nicholas Edward Archdale, 2nd Bt, CBE, and Gerda (d 1969...