22nd November 1914 (Sunday)


~ in Hadlow, Kent, England – Roy Albert Crowson, evolutionary biologist who specialised in the taxonomy of beetles. “The beetle family Crowsoniellidae is named in his honour” [Wikipedia]


~ In Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myannmar) – Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend, “CVO, DSO, DFC and Bar”, World War 2 squadron leader, and later “Equerry” (personal attendant) to King George VI, King of the United Kingdom and Dominions of the British Commonwealth and the last Emperor of India (so far, at least) and later to Queen Elizabeth II, the constitutional monarch of 16 of the 53 commonwealth states and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

“Captain Townsend is best known for his romance with Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Imperial Order of the Crown of India, Royal Victorian Order, and Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem” [Wikipedia]