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Hill, Sir (George) Rowland (1855–1928), rugby administrator, was born on 21 January 1855 at Queen's House, Greenwich, London, one of three children of Irish protestant parents. His father, the Revd James Hill, was headmaster of the upper school of the Royal Hospital school, Greenwich...

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Marshall, Francis [Frank] (1845–1906), rugby administrator and schoolmaster, was born on 19 September 1845 at Witton Lane, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the son of John William Marshall, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Sarah Salt. He was educated at Brewood School, then entered St John's College, Cambridge...

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Miller, James Arthur (1855–1939), rugby administrator and schoolmaster, was born in Leeds on 19 January 1855, the son of Joseph Miller, an engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth. He first played rugby in the 1870s as a pupil at Leeds middle class school, an Anglican establishment which specialized in science and technology. He later returned as the school's science master, a role in which he enjoyed great popularity with the boys. He played rugby for ...

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Platt, Joseph (c. 1862–1930), businessman and rugby administrator, was a farmer's son born in Royton, near Oldham, Lancashire. He trained as a land surveyor and built up his own substantial business in Oldham. He was a modest, unassuming, even self-deprecating man, but forthright, determined, and energetic. These personal qualities won him great respect and much popularity. His business acumen and administrative skills gained him a directorship of the ...

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Pugh, (Glanville) Vernon (1945–2003), barrister and rugby union administrator, was born in Amman Valley Hospital, Cwmaman, Carmarthenshire, on 5 July 1945, the eldest of the four children of David Glanville Pugh (1919–1988), coalminer, and his wife, Beatrice, née Lewis (b. 1924), of ...

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Rees, Walter Enoch (1863–1949), rugby administrator, was born at 6 East Side of London Road, Neath, Glamorgan, on 13 April 1863, the second of the six children of Joseph Cook Rees (1833–1883), builder and contractor, and his wife, Margaret, née Howell (1837–1930). After schooling in ...

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Smith, James Aikman (1859–1931), rugby administrator, was born on 5 March 1859 at 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, the son of Andrew Smith, a solicitor before the Supreme Court, and his wife, Christina Aikman. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he played rugby but was never capped. After leaving school he entered the accountancy firm of ...

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Waller, Henry Hirst [Harry] (1861–1949), rugby administrator, was born on 11 August 1861 at Waring Green, Brighouse, Yorkshire, the elder of two sons of Abraham Waller, one of Brighouse's leading textile manufacturers, and his wife, Martha Ann Crossley. His grandfather had introduced cotton spinning to the town. Educated at ...