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Sir Alan Cobham

Sir Alan Cobham

Died 21/10/1973, 48 years ago

Aviator. Born Alan John Cobham in Camberwell. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, and went on to become the first test pilot for the de Havilland Aeroplane Hire Service. In 1932 he sta...

Person, Aviation, Caribbean Islands

1 memorial

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Born 21/10/1772, 249 years ago

Poet and critic. Born and brought up in Ottery St Mary, Devon. Pupil at Christ's Hospital, 1781-91, where he became friends with Charles Lamb. Died London. Buried in the chapel of Highgate School....

Person, Literature, Poetry, Seriously Famous

4 memorials

Sir Roger Cork

Sir Roger Cork

Died 21/10/2002, 19 years ago

Lord Mayor of London 1996-7.

Person, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration

1 memorial

J. S. Coull

J. S. Coull

Born 21/10/1907, 114 years ago

Canadian firefighter. He and a London firefighter were killed when a V1 flying bomb fell on part of Wildcroft Manor and exploded as they were attending a fire. Another Winnipegger, J.R.C. Leguee, s...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2, Canada, Scotland

1 memorial

G. H. Dawkins

G. H. Dawkins

Born 21/10/1883, 138 years ago

Private George Henry Dawkins was born on 23 October 1883, one of the seven children of George Henry Dawkins (1847-1921) and Susannah Dawkins née Linger (1852-1927). His birth was registered in the ...

War dead, War Memorial WW1

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