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Ethel Warneford Larcombe (1879–1965) by Bob Thomas, 1912 © Popperfoto/Getty Images

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Larcombe [née Thomson], Ethel Warneford (1879–1965), badminton and lawn tennis player, was born at 26 Mildmay Road, Islington, Middlesex, on 8 June 1879, the second child of Herbert Warneford Thomson (1850–1894), surgeon, and his wife, Sophia Charlotte, née Bond (1854–1924). She had one sibling, a brother, ...

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Thomas, Sir George Alan, seventh baronet (1881–1972), chess and badminton player, was born in the British consulate in Constantinople on 14 June 1881, the son of Sir George Sidney Meade Thomas, sixth baronet (1847–1918), and his wife, Edith Margaret (d. 1920), daughter of ...

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Sir George Alan Thomas, seventh baronet (1881–1972) by Bassano, 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Uber [née Corbin], Elizabeth [Betty] (1906–1983), badminton player, was born at 17 Prince of Wales Road, Carshalton, Surrey, on 2 June 1906, the daughter of Gerald Corbin, a commercial clerk and later a stockbroker, and his wife, Mary Ethel Johnson (1887–1947). Her father served in the army during the First World War but was invalided out and died at an early age (by 1925) as a result of his injuries. ...