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Cooper, John Astley (bap. 1858, d. 1930), propagandist for athleticism, was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and baptized on 21 April 1858, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Astley Cooper (1832/3–1915), the English-born vicar of St Mary's Church, Adelaide, Australia...

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Johnson, Leonard Benker [Len] (1902–1974), boxer and political activist, was born at 12 Barnabas Street, Clayton, Manchester, on 22 October 1902, the first of three sons and a daughter of William Benker Johnson, mechanical engineer and booth boxer, and his wife, Margaret Maher...

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Maguire, Samuel [Sam] (1877–1927), Irish republican and promoter of Gaelic sports, was born on 11 March 1877 at Malabracca, Dunmanway, co. Cork, the third son and fourth of the eight children of John Maguire (1840–1908), farmer, and his wife, Jane, née Kingston (1851–1917)...

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Helen Frances Taylour (1904–1983) by unknown photographer, 1920s Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP-0629-1/2-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand

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Taylour, Helen Frances [Fay] (1904–1983), racing motorist and political activist, was born at Oxmanton Hall, Birr, King's county (later co. Offaly), Ireland, on 5 April 1904, the daughter of Herbert Fetherstonhaugh Taylour (1868/9–1952), a district inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and a former colonel in the British army, and his wife, ...