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Austin, Henry Wilfred [Bunny] (1906–2000), tennis player and evangelist, was born at 11 Crescent Road, South Norwood, Croydon, on 26 August 1906, the son of Wilfred Austin, stock jobber, and his wife, Kate Leah Cock. He seems to have acquired the nickname Bunny...

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Henry Wilfred Austin (1906–2000) by Edward G. Malindine, 1933 © reserved; collection Science & Society Picture Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boland, John Pius (1870–1958), politician and tennis player, son of Patrick Boland (1840–1877), businessman, and his wife, Mary Donnelly, was born at 135 Capel Street, Dublin, on 16 September 1870. His father, the wealthy proprietor of the largest bakery in Ireland, died in 1877, and his mother in 1882, leaving their seven children under the guardianship of ...

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Cavanagh, John [Jack] (d. 1819), fives player, was born in Ireland but moved to London and earned his living as a house painter. Ireland was the home of handball, the game from which fives originates; it was established in England by the mid-eighteenth century as a working-class sport played for wagers or rewards. According to ...

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Chambers, Dorothea Katharine Lambert [née Dorothea Katharine Douglass] (1878–1960), lawn tennis player, was born on 3 September 1878 at Ealing, Middlesex, the second daughter of the Revd Henry Charles Douglass (d. 1916), vicar of St Matthew's, Ealing Common, and his wife, ...

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Dorothea Katharine Lambert Chambers (1878–1960) by unknown photographer, 1904 Getty Images

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Doherty, (Hugh) Lawrence [Laurie] (1875–1919), tennis player, was born on 8 October 1875 at Beulah Villa, Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, the son of William Doherty, a printer, later of Clapham Park, London, and his wife, Catherine Ann Davis. His elder brother Reginald Frank [Reggie] Doherty...

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(Hugh) Lawrence Doherty (1875–1919) by Ernest Clarence Elliott, pubd 1904 [Doherty brothers [left to right]: Reggie Doherty (1872-1910) and ] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gem, Thomas Henry (1819–1881), lawyer and tennis player, was born in Birmingham on 21 May 1819, the eldest son of William Henry Gem (d. 1856), a well-known Birmingham solicitor and one of the clerks to the Birmingham magistrates. He was educated under ...