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Brown, James Jackson (1882–1953), general practitioner and cricketer, was born on 9 October 1882 in Jamaica, one of nine children of Thomas Brown, sugar planter. Both parents died when he was young, but their estate in St Thomas, managed by a man named ...

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Grace, William Gilbert [W. G.] (1848–1915), cricketer and medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1848 at Clematis House, close to the family home of Downend House, Downend, Mangotsfield, near Bristol. He was the fourth son, in a family of nine, of Dr Henry Mills Grace (1808–1871)...

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William Gilbert Grace (1848–1915) by Archibald James Stuart Wortley, 1890 Marylebone Cricket Club, London / Bridgeman Art Library

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Salter, John Henry (1841–1932), sportsman and general practitioner, was born on 14 July 1841 at Arundel, Sussex, the son of Henry Salter (1809–1849), surveyor, of Arundel, and his wife, Catherine Alexandrina, née Wilson (1814–1909). His diary was kept from 1849 to 1932. He remembered ...

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(Theodore) Howard Somervell (1890–1975) by Howard Coster, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Somervell, (Theodore) Howard (1890–1975), medical missionary and mountaineer, was born on 16 April 1890, the eldest of three children and elder son of William Henry Somervell, of Brantfield, Kendal, and his wife, Florence Howard. W. H. Somervell was then directing the affairs of ...