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  • William Frederick Stone (1900 - 2009)
    William Frederick "Bill" Stone (23 September 1900 – 10 January 2009) was one of the last surviving five First World War veterans who served in the United Kingdom's armed forces and one of the la...
  • Theodore Dyke Acland (1851 - 1931)
    Theodore Dyke Acland MD, FRCP, FRCS (14 November 1851 – 16 April 1931) was an English physician, surgeon and author and was the son-in-law of Sir William Gull, a leading London medical practitio...
  • John Dynham,1st Baron Dynham (c.1433 - 1501)
    John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham (c. 1433–1501) was an English peer and politician. He was the Lord High Treasurer of England, Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Baron Dynham. He was the owner of Sould...
  • Isaac Merritt Singer (1811 - 1875)
    American inventor Isaac Merrit Singer made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Many had patented sewing machines before ...
  • John de Warren, Baron of Stopfords (1461 - 1517)
    Sir John de Warren, knighted at Ripon 1487. The Battle of Stoke Field (16 June 1487) may be considered the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, since it was the last major engagement in which a Lancas...

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Image right - Sir Francis Drake

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  • Charles Babbage (1791-1871) born Teignmouth
  • Guy Burgess (1911-1963) born in Devonport; Recruited as Soviet agent in 1930s. Worked for BBC, wrote war propaganda, worked for MI5 and Foreign Office. Recalled from Washington DC for misconduct he disappeared turning up in Russia in 1956.















  • Capt. Martin Pring (1580-c1626) Pring was a sea-captain and made voyages to America and India.




  • Robert Falcon Scott, CVO (6 June 1868 – c. 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, 1910–13.
  • Sir Donald Sinden (1923- English Actor born in Plymouth





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