Biographies

BUTTON, JEMMY - ORUNDELLICO 1818 - 1864
Tierra del Fuego

Yahgan Indian, was born about 1818 and bought for a pearl button by Captain Robert FITZROY in 1830 and given his nickname. With three other Indians, he was taken to England on board HMS Beagle....

BYRON, JOHN (Foulweather Jack) 1723 - 1786
England

naval officer and explorer, was born on 8 November 1723, the second son of William, fourth Baron Byron and his third wife Frances, née Berkeley. He joined the Navy in 1737, and as a midshipman...

CALLAGHAN, JEREMIAH THOMAS FITZGERALD 1827 - 1881
Ireland

governor, was born on 21 December 1827, the fourth son of Mathias Callaghan of Midleton, Co Cork and Charlotte Fitzgerald. He studied at Trinity College Dublin and at Lincoln's Inn in London. He...

CALLAGHAN, (LEONARD) JAMES 1912 - 2005
England

foreign secretary, prime minister and baron, was born on 27 March 1912, son of James Callaghan, an Irish CPO in the navy. Educated at Portsmouth North Grammar School he entered the Inland Revenue...

Callejas

see PASCUAL CALLEJAS, Juan

CAMERON, NORMAN EWEN KEITH 1900 - 1971
England

sheep farmer, was born in London on 26 October 1900, the third son of William Keith CAMERON and Ellen Maria, née Eddols. He was educated at Cheam School, Dartmouth Naval College and Eton.

His father...

CAMERON, William Keith c 1840 - 1920
Scotland

sheep-farmer, was the second of five children of Donald Cameron and his wife Flora, née Kemp, of Gairloch in Ross-shire. His parents later moved to Dumfriesshire, where his father was a gamekeeper...

CAMPBELL, COLIN 1918-1997
Scotland

colonial secretary, was the fourth child of Archibald Campbell (1876-1963) of Kilberry and Bute in Argyll and Violet née Beadon (1879-1949). Archibald Campbell is widely regarded as one of the...

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...

CARLSEN, LAURITZ 1875-1931
Norway

master mariner, and the captain of the Fleurus, which was chartered by the Falkland Islands Government from the Norwegian whaling company A/S Tønsbergs Hvalfangeri in 1924, to carry mail and to aid...

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 1919 - 2020
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...