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Donald Osborne Finlay (1909–1970) by A. Hudson, 1937 © Getty Images

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Finlay, Donald Osborne [Don] (1909–1970), athlete and air force officer, was born Donald Finlay Osborne at 84 Shelbourne Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 27 May 1909, the son of Keziah Jane Osborne (1873/4–1956), a forewoman at a coach factory. His father, not named on the birth certificate, was ...

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Arnold Nugent Strode Strode- Jackson (1891–1972) by Bassano, 1915 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jackson, Arnold Nugent Strode Strode- (1891–1972), athlete and army officer, was born on 5 April 1891 at The Hucket, Addlestone, Surrey, the son of Morton Strode Jackson (1848–1913), assistant secretary to the Inland Revenue, London, and his wife, (Edith Rosine) Diana Martin, a miniature portrait painter. He was educated at ...

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Rampling, Godfrey Lionel (1909–2009), athlete and soldier, was born on 14 May 1909 at Fernbank, 142 Humber Road, Greenwich, the elder son and eldest of three children of Horace Johnson Rampling (1880–1917), costumier, and his wife, Gertrude Annie, née Taylor (1887–1977). His father was born in ...