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Harold Maurice Abrahams (1899–1978) by A. R. Coster, 1924 [after winning the 100 yards at the AAA championship at Stamford Bridge, London, on 21 June 1924] Getty Images – A. R. Coster

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Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant, was born at 30 Rutland Road, Bedford, on 15 December 1899, the youngest in the family of two daughters and four sons of Isaac Klonimus (1850–1921) of Vladislavovka in Russian-occupied Poland and his wife, Esther Isaacs...

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Jones, (William) Clifford [Cliff] (1914–1990), rugby player and administrator, was born on 12 March 1914 in the Rhondda valley at Porth near Pontypridd, Glamorgan, the second son in a family of two sons and two daughters of Daniel Jones, wholesale fruit and vegetable merchant, and his wife, ...

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Moore, Adolphus Warburton (1841–1887), civil servant and mountaineer, was born on 12 July 1841, the son of Major John Arthur Moore, a director of the East India Company. Educated at Harrow School, in August 1858 he became a junior clerk in the India Office...

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Sir Stanley Ford Rous (1895–1986) by Elliott & Fry, 1949 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rous, Sir Stanley Ford (1895–1986), football referee and administrator, was born on 25 April 1895 in Mutford, Suffolk, the eldest son and third child in the family of two sons and five daughters of Samuel George Rous, provision merchant, and his wife, Alice Coldham...