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February 2022

Death Anniversary for Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) (22-ii-1859 01-ii-1924)

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Edith Elina Helen Baird

We remember Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) Edith Elina Helen Winter-Wood was born on Tuesday, 22nd February, 1859 to Thomas Winter-Wood, a writer and poet, and Eliza Ann (Sole) Winter-Wood in Boulogne, France. Many secondary and tertiary sources incorrectly give the Winter-Woods family home of Hareston Manor (now a venue for weddings) near Brixton, Plymouth, Devon as her birthplace. Hareston Manor near Plymouth The family was resident in Boulogne in at least 1858 (as discussed below) and a UK birth certificate…

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Birthday of FM Mike Franklin (02-ii-1931)

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FM Michael Franklin, Photo by Cathy Rogers

We send best wishes to Michael Franklin on his 90th birthday. Growing Up Michael John Franklin was born on Monday, February 2nd, 1931 in Battersea, London to Albert George (27 ix 1906, Dover - ? iii 1983, Wandsworth) and Helen Ann Franklin (née Colson, 1908-2003) who married in the third quarter of 1928 in Wandsworth.  Albert was a clerk as was his father. At the commencement of the Second World War, when eight years old, Michael was evacuated to Frome…

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Death Anniversary of John Cochrane (04-ii-1798 02-iii-1878)

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John Cochrane

Death Anniversary of John Cochrane, (04-ii-1798 02-iii-1878) Here is his Wikipedia entry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHk229rnvY8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQX8qsD6iS0

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Death Anniversary of Sir Jeremy Morse (10-xii-1928 04-ii-2016)

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Death Anniversary of Sir Jeremy Morse, (10-xii-1928 04-ii-2016)

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Remembering Robert Combe (16-viii-1912 12-ii-1952)

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Robert Forbes Combe (16 August 1912 – 12 February 1952) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Forbes_Combe

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Death Anniversary of Geoffrey Diggle (06-xii-1902 13-ii-1993)

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Death Anniversary of Geoffrey Harber Diggle (06-xii-1902 13-ii-1993) Here is his Wikipedia entry

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Death Anniversary of IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996)

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IM Čeněk Kottnauer

BCN remembers IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996) Čeněk Kottnauer was born in Prague on Thursday, February 24th, 1910. Čeněk was employed in the Ministry of Education in Prague. Whilst playing in the Lucerne International tournament (28-xii-1952 03-i-1953) he sought political asylum : From the Milwaukee Journal, January 3, 1953 we have "Czech Chess Star Asks for Asylum Lucerne, Switzerland - Cenek Kottnauer, 42, Czecho-Slovakian chess champion and an employee of the ministry of education in Prague, announced Saturday that he…

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Death Anniversary of Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (15-ii-1974)

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Hugh Alexander at Margate 1938

We remember Hugh Alexander who passed away on Friday, 15-ii-1974. The death was registered in the Borough of Cheltenham.  Currently his burial / cremation site is unknown. Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander was born on Monday, April 19th, 1909 in Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland. Signature of CHO'D Alexander from August 1970 Hugh's parents were Conel William Long Alexander (1879-1920) and Hilda Barbara Alexander (née Bennett) (1881-1964) who married in Hook Church, Hampshire. His father was a Professor of Civil Engineering…

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Death Anniversary of Charles Tomlinson (15-ii-1897)

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Death Anniversary of Charles Tomlinson (15-ii-1897)

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Death Anniversary of Raaphi Persitz (26-vii-1934 04-ii-2009)

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Raaphi Persitz

Death Anniversary of Raaphi Persitz (26-vii-1934 04-ii-2009)

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