Biographies

FUCHS, Sir VIVIAN ERNEST (Bunny, Papa) 1908 - 1999
England

geologist, expedition leader and administrator, was born on 11 February 1908 at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, only child of an English mother, Violet Anne Watson and a German father Ernst Fuchs....

GARDINER, ALLEN FRANCIS 1794 - 1851
England

naval officer and missionary, was the fifth son of Samuel Gardiner of Coombe Lodge, Oxfordshire, and his wife Mary, née Boddam. He was born on 28 January 1794 in the parsonage house at Basildon,...

GARDINER, ALLEN WEARE P c 1830 - 1878
England

missionary, was the only son of Captain Allen Francis GARDINER, founder of the Patagonian Missionary Society and his wife Julia Susanna, née Reade.

After Capt Gardiner's death by starvation on...

GEORGE V 1865 - 1936
England

king and royal visitor, was born at Marlborough House, London on 3 June 1865, the second child of Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and his wife Alexandra. He was baptised George...

GIBBS, JAMES GORDON 1903 - 1978
New Zealand

New Zealand agriculturalist, was born in Wellington, New Zealand on 10 August 1903, the elder son of Dr Harry Gibbs and Annie, née Gardner. He had a BAgr and a MAgrSc from New Zealand colleges and...

GIL DE TABOADA Y LEMOS (sometimes spelled Lemus), FRANCISCO fl 1774
Spain

Spanish naval officer. In 1757, as an alférez de fragata, Gil had spent some time in Malta, serving in a Maltese ship curbing pirate activity in the Mediterranean. As a teniente de navío, Gil was...

GILLSÄTER, SVEN ERIK 1921 - 2001
Sweden

Swedish photographer, was born on 28 February 1921, at Njutånger, Hälsingland, Sweden, the son of Per Erik Eriksson, farmer and postman, and Svea Eriksson. He went to high school and to evening...

GILRUTH, THOMAS ANDREW 1910 - 2001
Scotland

farmer, was born in Auchmithie, Angus, Scotland on 5 December, elder son of Peter Edward Gilruth, farmer, and his wife Mary Steele Gilruth, née Meikle.

On leaving Arbroath High School he worked on...

GLEADELL, LESLIE (Les) 1921 - 2009
Falkland Islands

colonial treasurer, was born at Doctor's Creek, Fox Bay, West Falkland on 14 January 1921, son of Franklin Gleadell and Winifred, née Davis. He went to the Government School in Stanley and although...

GOEBEL, JULIUS junior 1892 - 1973
United States

American academic, was the son of a German professor, Julius Goebel (1857-1931), who emigrated to the USA in 1881 and taught at the University of Illinois. Julius junior was educated to LLB and PhD...

GOLDSWORTHY, Sir ROGER TUCKFIELD 1839 - 1900
England

governor, was born in London on 20 June 1839, the second son of Thomas Goldsworthy, an attorney with connections in Calcutta, and his wife (and cousin), Sophia, née Tuckfield. He was educated at...

GOSS, CHRISTINA 1892 - 1979
Falkland Islands

housewife, was the eldest daughter of William Henry Goss and Ann Goss, née Aitken ('Billie' GOSS was a younger brother). William Henry was a Camp cook when he married and Christina was born at San...

GOSS, JACOB VICTOR NAPOLEON 1825 - 1868
England

colonist, was born in Shoreditch, London on 17 August 1825, the son of Richard Victor Goss and Sophia Sarah, née Mann. The young man of 17 who arrived at Port Louis in the brig Alarm on 10 April...

GOSS, RICHARD WILLIAM NAPOLEON 1853 - 1909
Falkland Islands

shepherd and publican, was born on 5 November 1853 in Stanley, the son of Jacob Victor Napoleon GOSS and Ann Elizabeth, née Pedrick. Born less than a decade after the move to the new settlement of...

GOSS, WILLIAM HENRY (Bill) 1911 - 2002
Falkland Islands

ship's captain and manager, was born on 27 February 1911 in Stanley, the son of William Henry Goss and Ann, née Aitken. His first job, after leaving school at the age of 13, was to earn his keep...

GRANT, HENRY EUGENE WALTER 1855 - 1934
Barbados

colonial secretary, was born on 26 December 1855, the fourth son of John Glasgow Grant CMG, Speaker of the House of Assembly in Barbados and Mary Elizabeth Grant, née Walter. He was educated...

GREENE, STANLEY WILSON 1928-1989
Ireland

botanist, was born on 19 July, 1928 in Cork to a landowner and his wife (née Dickson). Stanley Greene never quite lost his Irish accent despite living most of his life in England. He attended...

GREENWAY, MARY b 1948
England

geologist, was born in New Malden, Surrey on 17 February 1948, the daughter of Jack Greenway and Vera Greenway, née Collett. She first studied geology at Wimbledon High School for Girls, but her...

GREY-WILSON, Sir WILLIAM 1852 - 1926
England

governor, was born on 7 April 1852 in Kent, the youngest son of Andrew Wilson and his wife Charlotte, a granddaughter of the first Earl Grey.

He was educated at Cheltenham College and at the young...

GRIFFITHS, EDWARD ROGERS 1826 - 1872?
England

stipendiary magistrate, was born on 17 December 1826 at Kenchester, Hereford, the son of John and Marian Griffiths. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1850 and appointed senior...

GROUSSAC, FRANÇOIS PAUL 1848 - 1929
France (also Argentina)

Argentine historian, was born on 15 February 1848 in Toulouse, France, the son of Pierre Groussac and Catherine, née Deval. After an education in the classics, Groussac entered the Brest Naval...

GUILLEBAUD, CLAUDE WILLIAM 1890-1971
England

visiting economist, was born on 2 July 1890 at Calne (Wilts), the son of Ernest Guillebaud, an Anglican priest; his mother Mabel Marshall was sister to the economist Alfred Marshall. Educated at...

GUILLÉN MARTÍNEZ, PABLO 1780 - 1839
Spain

Spanish naval officer, was born in Cartagena (Spain) in 1780. On 20 December 1793 he entered the College of Navigation in the Cartagena Comandancia de Pilotos, aged 13, qualifying as a pilotín* on...

GUNTHER, EUSTACE ROLFE 1902 - 40
England

biologist, was born at Heacham, Norfolk, the elder of the two sons of Robert William Theodore Gunther, Oxford University reader in the history of science and his wife Amy, née Neville-Rolfe.

After...

GUTTERIDGE, EDWARD CHARLES (Ted) 1920 - 2000
England

engineer, was born on 9 December 1920 at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, the second son of Percy and Alice Gutteridge. He had one sister and four brothers.

His father was a self-employed shoe...