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T. E. Lawrence was born to the Seventh Baron of Westmeath. He studied at Jesus College, Oxford, where he became interested in the Middle East. He worked for British Intelligence during the First World War and fought with the Arab forces to defeat the Turks. His exploits earned him the title of Lawrence of Arabia back in Britain. He resigned in 1922 and sought anonymity in the RAF where he enlisted as John Hume Ross. He later changed his name by deed poll to T. E. Shaw. Shortly after retiring from the RAF, T. E. Lawrence died in a motorcycle accident on May 19, 1935.
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