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Altham, Harry Surtees (1888–1965), schoolmaster and cricket historian, was born at 8 The Terrace, York Town, Frimley, Surrey, on 30 November 1888, the younger son of Sir Edward Altham Altham (1856–1943), army officer, and his wife, Georgina Emily (1855–1945), daughter of W. Macpherson Nicol...

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Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier, was born in Harrogate, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 3 December 1890, the youngest son and fifth of the eight children of Smith Bell (b. 1860), a butcher, and his wife, Annie, née Simpson (...

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Boyd, Margaret [Maggie] (1913–1993), schoolteacher and lacrosse player, was born on 17 January 1913 in Strasbourg, Alsace, Germany, the daughter and fourth of five children of Dr Harold de Haven Boyd, manager of a Manchester oil company, and his wife, Charlotte Elisabeth, née...

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Brown, (Arthur) Godfrey Kilner (1915–1995), athlete and schoolmaster, was born on 21 February 1915 in Bankura, Bengal, India, the fourth child and third son of the Revd Arthur E. Brown, principal of Bankura College, Bengal, and his wife, Gertrude Parsons. His parents met at ...

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Cusack, Michael [Micheál Cíosóg] (1847–1906), schoolmaster and a founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association, was born on 20 September 1847 at Carron parish, Burren, co. Clare, Ireland, second son of Matthew Cusack (d. 1868), a herdsman, and his wife, Bridget Flannery (...

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Farnes, Kenneth (1911–1941), cricketer and schoolmaster, was born on 8 July 1911 at home at 141 Wallwood Road, Leytonstone, Essex, the younger son of Sydney Heath Farnes, a brewer's clerk, and his wife, Florence Susanna Georgiana Shipston. He captained the eleven at Royal Liberty School, Romford...

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Hutton, Alexander Watson (1853–1936), schoolteacher and football administrator, was born at 29 Eglinton Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, on 10 June 1853, the son of Robert Hutton (1821–1855), and his wife, Ellen, née Watson (1822–1858). His parents were grocers from Fife, who migrated first to ...

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Alexander Watson Hutton (1853–1936) by unknown photographer, c.1899 © reserved

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Lyttelton, Edward (1855–1942), schoolmaster, Church of England clergyman, and cricketer, was born at Hagley, Worcestershire, 23 July 1855, the seventh of eight sons of George William Lyttelton, fourth Baron Lyttelton (1817–1876), and his first wife, Mary (1813–1857), daughter of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne, ...

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Macnutt, Derrick Somerset [pseud. Ximenes] (1902–1971), crossword compiler and schoolmaster, was born on 29 March 1902 at Coomrith, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, the elder child and only son of Frederic Brodie Macnutt (1873–1949), curate-in-charge of Christ Church, Wimbledon, and his first wife, ...

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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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Nokes, Malcolm Cuthbert (1897–1986), athlete and schoolmaster, was born at Fernlea, Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, Middlesex, on 20 May 1897, the first son of Walter Frederick Nokes (1863–1953), an auctioneer and estate agent who published an auctioneer's manual, and his wife, Emma, née Cheshire (1863–1943)...

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Malcolm Cuthbert Nokes (1897–1986) by unknown photographer, 1921 © TALKING SPORT/Photoshot

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Smith, Gilbert Oswald [G. O., Jo] (1872–1943), footballer and schoolmaster, was born at Chesham House, Warham Road, Croydon, Surrey, on 25 November 1872, the third son of Robert Smith, a merchant, and his wife, Margaret, née Bannerman. He was educated from 1886 to 1892 at ...

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Stewart, Josephine Katherine (1870–1934), schoolmistress and golfer, was born in Edinburgh on 8 August 1870, the eighth child of Captain Daniel Shaw Stewart of Prince Albert's own 11th hussars (1833–1892) and his wife, Anna Dowson Earle (1838–1919). At the age of seven she became one of the first pupils at ...

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Josephine Katherine Stewart (1870–1934) by unknown photographer, 1888 [seated, centre, as captain of the day girls' team, St Leonard's School, Fife] St Leonard's School Museum

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Wanostrocht, Nicholas [pseud. Nicholas Felix] (1804–1876), cricketer and schoolmaster, was born on 5 October 1804 at Alfred House Academy, Peckham Road, Camberwell, the eldest son of Vincent Wanostrocht (1783–1824). He was educated (c.1809–c.1820) at the academy, which had been founded by his great-uncle....