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Famous Manchesters
« on: October 14, 2009, 06:13:26 PM »


Alfred Edward Woodley Mason (7 May 1865–22 November 1948) was a British author.
Mason was born in London. He studied at Dulwich College and graduated from Trinity College, Oxford in 1888.
His first novel, A Romance of Wastdale, was published in 1895. He is the author of more than twenty books, among them The Four Feathers, originally published in London in 1905 ("likely the most filmed novel of the 20th century"). His next successful work was At The Villa Rose (1910), where he introduced his French detective, Hanaud.
Mason rose to the rank of major during the First World War serving with The Manchester Regiment and the Royal Marine Light Infantry. His military career included work in naval intelligence, serving in Spain and Mexico, where he set up counter-espionage networks on behalf of the British government.
His other well-known works include The House of the Arrow (1924), No Other Tiger (1927), The Prisoner in the Opal (1929) and Fire Over England (1937).
He died in 1948 while working on a non-fiction book about Admiral Robert Blake.

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Re: Famous Manchesters
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 06:17:40 PM »


Medal card of Mason, Alfred E W

Manchester Regiment Captain
Royal Marines Major
Date
1914-1920

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=4150300&queryType=1&resultcount=1

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Re: Famous Manchesters
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 06:55:24 PM »



Frank Boyd Merriman, 1st Baron Merriman PC KC OBE GCVO (28 April 1880 – 18 January 1962), often known as Boyd Merriman, was a Conservative Party politician and judge in the United Kingdom.

Merrman was born in Knutsford, Cheshire, and educated at Winchester College. He did not go to university, but became an articled clerk with a firms of solicitors in Manchester, and later studied for the bar. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1904, and became a King's Counsel (KC) in 1919. During World War I, he served with the Manchester Regiment.
He was elected at the 1924 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester Rusholme, and served as Solicitor General for England and Wales from 1928 to 1929, and from 1932 to 1933.
Merriman left Parliament in 1933, when he was appointed as President of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court. He was knighted in 1928, elevated to the peerage in 1941 as Baron Merriman, and appointed in 1950 as a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO). The peerage became extinct when he died in London in 1962, aged 81. He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

Medal card of Merriman, Frank Boyd

Manchester Regiment Major
General List Major
Date
1914-1920

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=4209409&queryType=1&resultcount=4

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Re: Famous Manchesters
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 05:16:31 PM »
Parish Church of St Cross, Knutsford

Stone memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Boyd Merriman - Baron Merriman of Knutsford - on the south wall of the nave.

Frank Boyd Merriman first Baron of Knutsford, PC GCVO OBE died 18 January 1962. He enlisted in the 20th (Pals) Battalion the Manchester Regiment and transferred to the 22nd Battalion in 1915 where he commanded 'A' Company. In 1916 he left the battalion to become DAAG. He was Mentioned in Despatches on three occasions and appointed OBE during WWI.

 He was the life-long President of the 22nd Battalion Old Comrades Association.

Robert

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Re: Famous Manchesters
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 02:10:16 AM »


I know you've seen this Robert ... but thought somebody else may like to see it !  :)