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Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane

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(1856–1928) British lawyer and politician, distinguished for his military reforms before World War I. He was created a viscount in 1911. Born and educated in Edinburgh, ...

Haldane, Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount ( 1856–1928 ) British lawyer and politician, distinguished for his military reforms before World War I. He was created a viscount in 1911 . Born and educated in Edinburgh, Haldane was called to the English bar in 1879 and became a queen's counsel in 1890 . A Liberal MP from 1885 to 1911 , Haldane achieved his most important work while he was secretary of war ( 1905–12 ). In 1907 he created the Territorial Force (later the Territorial Army), which facilitated the immediate dispatch of the British Expeditionary Force...

Haldane, Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Haldane

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The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Haldane ( 1856–1928 ) . Haldane was the son of a Perthshire landowner and was perhaps most famous for the report to which he gave his name when secretary for war. After a Scottish education, he became a successful Chancery barrister in London, though he had little skill in advocacy. In 1885 he was elected to Parliament for East Lothian and remained an MP until he left the Commons for the Lords in 1911 . Haldane took office in Asquith ’s 1905 Liberal government as secretary for war. His reforms of the army earned him...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Haldane ( 1856–1928 ). The son of a Perthshire landowner, Haldane became a successful Chancery barrister in London. In 1885 he was elected to Parliament for East Lothian and remained an MP until he left the Commons for the Lords in 1911 . Haldane took office in Asquith 's 1905 Liberal government as secretary for war. His reforms of the army earned him considerable respect. In 1911 he was created viscount and he became lord chancellor in 1912 . In 1914 he returned to the War Office but his affection for Germany...

Haldane, Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Cloan

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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..., Richard Burdon, 1st Viscount Cloan ( 1856–1928 ) Richard Burdon Haldane , the son of an Edinburgh lawyer, was born in that city on 30 July 1856 but spent much of his childhood (and indeed his later life) at Cloan, Perthshire, the family's country residence, where he died on 19 August 1928 . The family upbringing was intellectually encouraging and in the end, not only he, but both his brother, John Scott Haldane , and his sister, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane , went on to make their mark in philosophical terms. He went to Edinburgh University in ...

Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane

Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane  

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(1856–1928)British lawyer and politician, distinguished for his military reforms before World War I. He was created a viscount in 1911.Born and educated in Edinburgh, Haldane was called to the ...
John Scott Haldane

John Scott Haldane  

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(1860–1936)John Scott Haldane was born in Edinburgh on 3 May 1860 and died in Oxford at midnight on 14 March 1936. He was younger brother of the statesman-philosopher Richard ...
J. B. S. Haldane

J. B. S. Haldane  

(1892–1964)British geneticist, biometrician, and philosopher who made valuable contributions to the physiology of respiration and chromosome mapping but above all to popularizing science and ...
Liberal Imperialists

Liberal Imperialists  

Were a faction of the Liberal Party around 1900, who disapproved of their leaders' lukewarm line over the Boer War. The leaders of the ‘Lib Imps’ were Rosebery, Grey, and Haldane.
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VAD  

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(Voluntary Aid Detachment),British nursing organization which functioned in both world wars.
Territorials

Territorials  

With a large navy to support, it was always necessary for Britain to augment her army with a reserve force. The militia was not always popular, nor particularly effective, and in periods of crisis ...
Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison

Andrew Seth Pringle Pattison  

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(1856–1931)Andrew Seth was born on 20 December 1856 and died at his estate, The Haining, near Selkirk on 1 September 1931. The eldest surviving son of an Edinburgh bank ...
Theobald Von Bethmann Hollweg

Theobald Von Bethmann Hollweg  

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(b. Hohenfinow, 29 Nov. 1856; d. Hohenfinow, 1 Jan. 1921)German; German Chancellor 1909–17 Bethmann Hollweg was the son of a German landed estate owner whose family had produced a number of gifted ...
Synthetic Society

Synthetic Society  

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As a result of a discussion which arose between Arthur J. Balfour and Wilfrid P. Ward at a luncheon in 1896 at the home of Lord Edmund Talbot, the Synthetic ...
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general staff  

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A group of officers in the headquarters of U.S. Army or U.S. Marine divisions, Marine brigades and aircraft wings, or similar units, responsible for assisting their commanders in planning, ...
William Ritchie Sorley

William Ritchie Sorley  

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(1855–1935)William Ritchie Sorley was born in Selkirk on 4 November 1855 and died in Cambridge on 28 July 1935. The son of a minister in the Free Church, he ...
Sir John French

Sir John French  

(1852–1925).Soldier. After leading a cavalry division during the second Boer War and serving as chief of the imperial general staff, ‘Johnnie’ French served as the first commander of the British army ...
volunteers

volunteers  

Since from time immemorial it had been regarded as the duty of free men to defend their country, governments could scarcely object if, in moments of crisis, volunteers came forward to offer their ...
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reserve forces  

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Persons engaged in part-time or continuous full-time service in the Australian Defence Force, either active or standby. See Defence Act 1903 (Cth) ss 32A, 50 and 50D and Defence (Personnel) ...
Edward Grey

Edward Grey  

(b. London, 25 Apr. 1862; d. Fallodon, Northumberland, 7 Sept. 1933)British; Foreign Secretary 1905–16; Bt. 1882, Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at Winchester and Balliol ...
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman  

(1836–1908)British statesman and Liberal prime minister (1905–08), responsible for reuniting the party after it was split by the Boer War.Born in Glasgow, Campbell-Bannerman became an MP in 1868 and ...

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