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27 February 1915 : Edward Mandell Stone (Harvard 1908) French Foreign Legion.


His father was Henry Baldwin Stone (he died in 1897) and his mother Elizabeth Mandell Stone (who died in 1907).  Edward was educated at Milton Academy and then Harvard. He did not finish his Law studies instead serving instead in the Legation at Buenos Aires as a volunteer private secretary to the Hon. Charles H. Sherrill, United States Minist…

Ivor Thord-Gray - Mercenary, Spy? Thief? … and CO 11th Northumberland Fusiliers


Ivor Thord-Gray was a man for whom war (to paraphrase Lord Reith) was ‘in his bones’.  A Swede, born Ivar Thord Hallström (the change in name being for reasons unknown) in Stockholm on 17 April 1878, he set out on a life that would have made good fiction if it were not actually true. After two years on merchant ships (1893-5), he landed in Cape Tow…