Biographies

CAMPBELL, IAN THOMAS (Cam) 1933 - 1976
Falkland Islands

pilot, was born in Stanley on 28 November 1933, the youngest child of Thomas Watson Campbell and Marion Anne, née Binnie. His childhood was a contented one - he attended the Government School and...

CARASSA Y SOUSA, RAMÓN de fl 1778
Spain

Spanish naval officer. Ramón de Carassa entered the Spanish navy as a guardiamarina on 19 February 1758. After successive promotions he was promoted teniente de fragata on 13 January 1771 and in...

CARDINALL, Sir ALLAN WOLSEY 1887 - 1956
England

governor, was born at Ardleigh near Colchester, Essex on 21 March 1887, the third son of Durrant Edward Cardinall and Norah Louise of Tendring in the north-east of the county where the Cardinalls...

Carey, Anthony

see FALKLAND

CAREY, ELLEN MAUDE 1888 - 1950
Falkland Islands

postmaster, was born at Stanley on 24 July 1888 and was one of eleven children. Her parents were Charles Carey, an ex-Royal Marine who became chief of police and Ellen Elizabeth, née Rudd. Maude...

CARSE, (VERNER) DUNCAN 1913 - 2004
England

explorer, was born in London on 28 July 1913, the son of Andreas Duncan Carse and Florence Marion Carse, née Soames (according to his birth certificate). He was educated at Sherborne and in...

CASEY, EDWARD (Ned) d 1890
Unknown

mariner, missing person. There are a few individuals whose names are well known in Falklands lore simply due to the fate that befell them, rather than because of anything achieved during their...

CAWKELL, EDWIN MARK 1913 - 1997
England

superintendent of education, was born in London on 7 February1913, elder son of Harry Cawkell and Ethel, née Bullock. His father died during World War I and both brothers were brought up by their...

CAWKELL, MARY BROWN ROWAN (née Waddell) 1907 - 2001
Scotland

historian, was born in Wigtown, in Galloway on 22 June 1907, elder of two daughters of Robert Waddell, a cattle dealer, and Mary, née Brown. She was educated locally, but rejected university,...

CHALFONT, ALUN ARTHUR GWYNNE JONES b 1919
Wales

baron and visiting minister, was born on 5 December 1919, the son of Arthur Gwynne Jones and Eliza Alice, née Hardman, and educated at West Monmouth School. He was commissioned into the South Wales...

CHARMAN, PAUL JOHN b 1939
England

minister at the Tabernacle, was born on 9 August 1939 the son of Charles Charman and Mary, née Thrift, a devout Christian couple in South London. He was the first of three children and soon took...

CHAURI, DOMINGO fl 1773
Spain

Spanish army officer. Capitán de Infantería Domingo Chauri, who was serving as part of the garrison at Puerto de la Soledad (Port Louis) at the time, took over from RUIZ PUENTE as gobernador...

CHEEK, FREDERICK 1880 - 1917
Falkland Islands

shepherd, was born on West Falkland on 20 October 1880, the son of William John Cheek, a mason and carpenter, and his wife Elizabeth Emma, née Nixon. At the age of eight, owing to an accident, he...

CHEEK, FREDERICK JOHN 1911 - 1994
Falkland Islands

councillor, was born at Hill Cove, West Falkland on 16 May 1911. His father John Cheek was also born in the Islands but his mother Minnie Cheek, née Tullet, came from near Brighton (Sussex) to work...

CHRISTIE, ERIC WILLIAM HUNTER (Bill) 1922 - 1997
England

lawyer and Falklands campaigner, was born in Downe (Kent) on 18 August 1922, the eldest of three sons of Harold Alfred Hunter Christie, QC, TD and his wife Norah Agnes Veronica, née Brooks. He was...

CLAGG, HARRY BAXTER b 1942
United States

American entomologist and biologist, was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on 10 September 1942, son of Charles Floyd Clagg, also an entomologist and biologist, and Marjorie Brown Ryder, a...

CLAIRAC Y VILLALONGA, RAMÓN DE fl 1785
Spain

Spanish naval officer, entered the Spanish navy as a guardiamarina on 26 June 1759. After successive promotions he was promoted to capitán de fragata on 29 October 1781. On 15 September 1782 he was...

Clarence, Duke of

see ALBERT VICTOR

CLAYTON, SAMUEL WITTEWRONG c 1735 - 1795
Barbados (also England)

naval officer, was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, around 1735. He joined the navy as a captain's servant on board HMS Cornwall and, after serving in several other ships, passed for lieutenant on 7...

CLEMENT, HOWARD WICKHAM ANTHONY D'ANGLEBERNE (Wick) 1903 - 1979
England

farmer, and his twin sister Gwendolin Estelle (Molly) were born in Somerset on 22 October 1903, children of Howard Clement and Mabel, née Bertrand. The twins were baptised in the Falklands by Dean...

CLIFFORD, Sir (GEOFFREY) MILES 1897 - 1986
England

governor, was born on 16 February 1897 in Hammersmith, London, the son of Maurice, a painter and artist, and Aimee Grace, née Richards. He was educated privately and gained a diploma in...

COAN, TITUS 1801 - 1882
United States

missionary, was born in Connecticut, USA in February 1801. He spent some years as a teacher, then studied theology and graduated in 1833. He was invited by the Boston Board of Missions to lead an...

COBB, ARTHUR FREDERICK 1877 - 1965?
Falkland Islands

ornithologist, was born in Stanley on 16 February 1877, son of Frederick Edward COBB, colonial manager for the Falkland Islands Company and later its chairman, and Emily, née Blake. He obtained a...

COBB, EDWARD CHARLES 1891 - 1957
Falkland Islands

soldier and member of parliament, was born at Darwin on 4 September 1891, the son of George A Cobb (a brother of FE COBB) and his wife Julia who farmed Lively Island. He was educated at St Paul's...

COBB, FREDERICK EDWARD 1845 - 1934
England

FIC manager, was born at Banbury, Oxon on 16 April 1845, one of ten children of Edward Cobb , a banker, and Octavia Cobb, née Piper. He attended University College School at Oxford. The earliest...