Biographies

CLARK, DONALD JOHN (Don) 1919-2012
England

soldier, clerk, manager, and company director, served the Falkland Islands Company (FIC) in various capacities for nearly 40 years.

He was born in Bristol on 8 October 1919 to Mr and Mrs Arthur...

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...

COBB, JOHN RHODES 1899 - 1952
England

chairman FIC and racing driver, was born on 2 December 1899, the son of Rhodes Hawtyn Cobb of Esher, Surrey, a director of the Falkland Islands Company and chairman from 1922 to 1929. He was...

COLEMAN, DENIS JOSEPH 1915-1990
Ireland

master mariner and government administrator at South Georgia 1959-1969, was born at Cork, Ireland on 7 October 1915, the son of Patrick Colman, a cooper and his wife Catherine née Hutchinson.

Denis...

COLLINS, JOHN WRIGHT 1853 - after 1885
Scotland

JP, schoolmaster, postmaster, registrar, collector of customs, and colonial treasurer was born in Edinburgh on 5 January 1853, the son of Alexander Collins. His mother was the daughter of John...

CONDELL, CLAUDE FORLONG 1865 - after 1944
Scotland

colonial secretary, was born in 1865 and educated at Edinburgh Academy, Stonyhurst College and the University of Paris. He lectured in languages and English literature at Paris and in 1900 joined...

CONDOR GROUP -1966
Argentina

Operation Condor was the hijacking of an airliner to Stanley by a group of Argentine nationalists on 28 September 1966. The origins of Operation Condor are linked to the Argentine political...

COOK, JAMES 1728 - 1779
England

circumnavigator, was born on 27 October 1728 in the village of Marton-in-Cleveland, north Yorkshire, the son of James Cook (1694-1779), a day labourer, and his wife Grace, née Pace (1702-65). Cook...

CORDIER, WILLY ALFRED 1913 - 1982
Germany

German sect leader, was born in Strasbourg (in Alsace, then German) on 19 December 1913, the second son of Alfred Cordier, a shopkeeper, and Rosa, née Schuessler.

He was educated at a grammar...

CORLETT, EWAN 1923 - 2005
Burma (also England)

author, naval architect and conservationist, came from an historic Manx family and was born in Rangoon on 11 February 1923, the son of Ewan Christian Brew Corlett.

He graduated in engineering...

COULSON, WILLIAM JAMES 1843 - 1899
England

government official, was born on 24 February 1843 at Longthorpe, Peterborough, son of Joshua and Alice Coulson. From the age of 14 years he had spent his life at sea. Although we do not know...

CRADOCK, Sir CHRISTOPHER GEORGE 1862 - 1914
England

admiral, was born on 2 July 1862 at Hartforth in Yorkshire, the fourth son of Christopher Cradock and his wife Georgina, the daughter of Major Gordon Duff of the 92nd Highlanders.

He entered the...

CRAIGIE-HALKETT, FREDERICK 1852 - 1899
India (also England)

colonial secretary, was born in India, the son of Major General John Craigie-Halkett of the Indian Army and Mrs Craigie-Halkett, née Maxwell. He entered the Royal Indian Engineering College in...

CRAIGIE-HALKETT, LIONEL MONTAGUE 1915-1940
Falkland Islands

was born in Stanley on 28 December 1915, the son of Montague Cecil CRAIGIE-HALKETT and Ann née Robson. As registrar, Montague signed his own son’s birth certificate.

In 1930 Lionel Craigie-Halkett...

CRAIGIE-HALKETT, MONTAGUE CECIL 1880 - 1951
Fiji (also England)

colonial secretary, was born on 28 December 1880 in Fiji, the son of Frederick CRAIGIE-HALKETT and Edith Amie Craigie-Halkett, née Parry. In 1897 he became acting private secretary to the governor...

CREECE, FRANCES (née Gowans) 1912 - 2004
Russian Empire (also Scotland)

was born at Gdoff {Gdov} Russia on 1 January 1912. Her grandfather had an estate at Gdoff and it was there that her Scottish born father, who had just qualified as a doctor, stayed for a six month...

CRONIN, DONAL RAPHAEL (Danny, Dan) 1922 - 1998
Ireland

teacher, was born in West Cork, Ireland, on 4 April 1922, the son of James Cronin and Margaret, née Buckley. He was educated at St Mary's Strawberry Hill teacher training college, London, and...

CROZIER, FRANCIS RAWDON MOIRA 1796 - ?1848
Ireland

explorer, was born in Banbridge, Co Down, in September 1796. He was the fifth son of George Crozier, attorney-at-law, and Jane, née Graham. Crozier entered the navy in June 1810, joining the...

CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT OLIVER 1841 - 1918
Scotland

naturalist, was born in Prestonpans, East Lothian and educated at Edinburgh University (MD).

He was appointed physician and naturalist on a survey voyage of HMS Nassau (1866-1869) to southern South...