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Young Alan Turing (age 16) - founder of computer science, helped win World War II by decrypting the german coding machine Enigma. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to commit suicide.
Sir John Betjeman was British Poet Laureate from 1972 to 1984. A lover of Victorian architecture he campaigned vigorously in the 1960s against the proposed demolition of St. Pancras station. Beneath him reads "John Betjeman 1906-1984, poet, who saved this glorious station" :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Betjeman