Founder of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Engineers. Born Lambeth and baptised in the church of St. Mary-at-Lambeth, August 10, 1779. After a distinguished career in Canada and in the Peninsular War, he was called out of retirement in 1826 and sent to Canada to build the 200 kilometre Rideau Canal waterway from Ottawa River to Lake Ontario. It opened in 1832. By retired to Frant, East Sussex, where he died.
Person | Male Born 7/8/1779 Died 1/2/1836
Lieutenant Colonel John By
Biggin Hill Royal Air Force Station
The airfield was originally opened by the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. At first it was used for wireless experiments, but was then established as part of the London Air Defence Area, resp...
J. H. Bradley
Sergt. Royal Fusiliers. Fought but did not die in WW1. Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: James Henry Bradley was born on 18 March 1881 in Peckham. He was the second of the six childr...
G. T. Challice
R. Navy. Fought but did not die in WW1. Andrew Behan has kindly provided this research: George Thomas Challice was born on 9 May 1897 in Ballingdon, Sudbury, Suffolk. He was the eldest of the seve...
Marshal Ferdinand Foch
Soldier and writer. Born in Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France. He enlisted in the French army in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian war. During the First World War he distinguished himself at the battle...
H. W. F. Morris
Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.