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Field Marshal, First Viscount Alanbrooke

Field Marshal, First Viscount Alanbrooke

Born 23/7/1883, 136 years ago

Churchill's chief military advisor in WW2.  Born (and brought up) in France as Alan Brooke into the Irish aristocracy.  Entered the army aged 18 and served in Ireland and India and then in WW1, in ...

Person, Armed Forces, France, India, Ireland

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Staff Corporal (SQMC) Roy John Bright

Staff Corporal (SQMC) Roy John Bright

Died 23/7/1982, 37 years ago

Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this soldier: Squadron Quartermaster Corporal. Born Braintree, Essex, the son of Edward George Bright and Phyliss Ruby Bright, nee Layzell. He m...

Person, Armed Forces, Tragedy

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Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler

Born 23/7/1888, 131 years ago

Novelist. Born in Chicago, Illinois. After his father abandoned the family, his mother moved him to Britain to further his education, At Dulwich College. He worked for a while at the Admiralty, but...

Person, Literature, Canada, France, USA

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Captain Jack Oliver Cooper

Captain Jack Oliver Cooper

Died 23/7/1916, 103 years ago

Royal Flying Corps, killed in the Great War, aged 20, and commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial. From Hellfire: "Killed in action while carrying out a bombing raid on Epéhy Station, F...

War dead, War Memorial WW1

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Sir Henry Dale

Sir Henry Dale

Died 23/7/1968, 51 years ago

Physiologist. Born London.

Person, Medicine

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