James Cook
Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, exploring the...
HMS Resolution (1771)
HMS Resolution was a sloop of the Royal Navy, a converted merchant collier purchased by the Navy and adapted, in which Captain James Cook made his second and third voyages of exploration in the Pacifi...
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Fred Hockley
Sub-Lieutenant Frederick (Fred) Hockley RNVR (1923–1945) was an English Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot, notable for taking part in the last combat mission flown by British aircraft in the Seco...
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James W. W. Birch
James Wheeler Woodford Birch, commonly known as J. W. W. Birch (3 April 1826 – 2 November 1875) was the first British Resident in Perak, Malaysia. He was appointed to the post on 4 November 1874 as th...
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Francis Cadell (explorer)
Francis William Cadell (9 February 1822 – 1879) was a European explorer of Australia, most remembered for opening the Murray River up for transport by steamship and for his activities as a slave trade...
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Forby Sutherland
Forby Sutherland was a member of the crew of the Endeavour during Lieutenant (later- Captain) Cook's voyage to New South Wales. He died while the ship was in Botany Bay, making him the first Britis...
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Gale Benson
Gale Ann Benson (4 November 1944 – 2 January 1972) was a British model, socialite and daughter of Conservative MP Leonard Plugge. She was buried alive and murdered in Trinidad by local men including B...
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Thomas Baker (missionary)
The Reverend Thomas Baker (6 February 1832—July 1867) was a Methodist missionary in Fiji, known as being the only missionary in that country to be killed and eaten, along with seven of his Fijian fol...
Horace Roye
Horace Roye (born Horace Roye-Narbeth, 4 March 1906 - 11 June 2002) was one of the 20th century's pioneering photographers. Roye's photo Tomorrow's Crucifixion, depicting a nude model wearing a gas ma...
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Christopher Ewart-Biggs
Christopher Ewart-Biggs, CMG, OBE (1921 – 21 July 1976) was the British Ambassador to Ireland, an author and senior Foreign Office liaison officer with MI6. He was assassinated by the Provisional Iris...
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Fiona Watson
Fiona Watson (1968 – 19 August 2003) was a Scottish political affairs officer working in Sérgio Vieira de Mello's office who was killed along with other members of United Nations Assistance Mission in...
Charles Thomas Rowcroft
Thomas Edward Rowcroft was the first British diplomatic representative in Peru. He arrived in Lima as Consul General in 1824, accompanied by his daughter, Leonora Maria. His son and writer Charles Tho...
Arthur L. Collins
Arthur Launcelot Collins was a British metallurgist, mining engineer and mine manager of properties in Mexico and the United States. He was born 8 July 1868 in Truro, Cornwall, England, the son of a p...
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Roy Francis Adkins
Roy Francis Adkins (4 October 1947 – 28 September 1990) was a recognised London gangland figure during the 1970s and 80s.Adkins started his career in robbery and, as with many criminal figures during ...
Wolf Creek (film)
Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean, and starring John Jarratt. The story revolves around three backpackers who find themselves held captive ...
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Sidney Reilly
Lieutenant Sidney George Reilly, MC (c. 24 March 1873 – 5 November 1925), famously known as the Ace of Spies, was a Jewish Russian-born adventurer and secret agent employed by Scotland Yard, the Briti...
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George Adamson
George Adamson (3 February 1906 – 20 August 1989), also known as the Baba ya Simba ("Father of Lions" in Swahili), was a British wildlife conservationist and author. He and his wife, Joy Adamson, are ...
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John Williams (missionary)
John Williams (1796–20 November 1839) was an English missionary, active in the South Pacific. Born at Tottenham, near London, England, he was trained as a foundry worker and mechanic.In September 1816...
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Daniel Thomas Egerton
Daniel Thomas Egerton (1797-1842), was a British landscape painter,Egerton was one of the original members of the Society of British Artists, where he exhibited in the years 1824 to 1829, and in 1838...
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Stephen Saunders (British Army officer)
Brigadier Stephen Saunders (26 July 1947 - 8 June 2000), the British military attaché in Athens, was killed on 8 June 2000 by motorcycle gunmen who were members of Revolutionary Organization 17 Novemb...
Murder of Julie Ward
Julie Ward is a British woman who was murdered in Kenya in September 1988. Ward died whilst on safari in the Masai Mara game reserve. The subsequent investigation into her death was notable for the ca...
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Gayle Williams
Gayle Williams (18 December 1973 – 20 October 2008) was an aid worker for SERVE Afghanistan of joint British and South African nationality. She was shot on her way to work in Kabul, Afghanistan by two...
William Horwood Stuart
William Horwood Stuart (1857 – May 21, 1906) was a British diplomat. He was murdered at Batum, Georgia, then part of the Russian Empire, while serving as a United States vice-consul there.
William...
James Douglas Edgar
James Douglas Edgar (30 September 1884 – 8 August 1921) was an English professional golfer and golf writer.
Edgar was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He won the French Open in 1914. He coach...
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG GCB OM GCSI GCIE GCVO DSO PC FRS (born Prince Louis of B...
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Harry Oakes
Sir Harry Oakes, 1st Baronet (23 December 1874 – 7 July 1943) was an American-born British Canadian gold mine owner, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He earned his fortune in Canada and in t...
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