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Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett

Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett

Died 27/8/1969, 45 years ago

Novelist. Born at 2 Onslow Gardens, Pinner, Middlesex. her early life was marred by the deaths of four of her siblings. Her first novel 'Dolores' was published in 1911. In 1919 she met the writer M...

Person, Literature

1 memorial

John H. Foley

John H. Foley

Died 27/8/1874, 140 years ago

Born Dublin. Works include: Albert and the group Asia, both at the Albert Memorial, After Foley's death the statue of Albert was finished by his assistant Thomas Brock. Died at home, The Priory...

Person, Sculpture, Ireland

4 memorials

Charles Henry Guy Hammond

Charles Henry Guy Hammond

Died 27/8/1918, 96 years ago

Private. Number 26354 of the 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Born in Poplar. Buried in grave IV.C.15, Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, France. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

War dead, War Memorial WW1, France

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Sir Rowland Hill

Sir Rowland Hill

Died 27/8/1879, 135 years ago

Initiator of the uniform Penny Post in 1840. Due to him Britain was the first country to use adhesive stamps and thus we do not have to put the name of our country on them. This is analogous to the...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

3 memorials

John Hopkinson

John Hopkinson

Died 27/8/1898, 116 years ago

Born Manchester. Electrical engineer. Invented and patented the three-wire distribution system (if you've ever wired in a plug you will know what this means). Died, with three of his children,...

Person, Science, Switzerland

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