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Cullis, Stanley [Stan] (1916–2001), footballer and football manager, was born on 25 October 1916 at 58 Oldfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, the youngest in the family of five boys and five girls of William Cullis, a pipe-fitter, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Walters...

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John Edward Thompson Milburn (1924–1988) by unknown photographer, 1955 Getty Images

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Milburn, John Edward Thompson [Jackie] (1924–1988), footballer, was born on 11 May 1924 at 14 Sixth Row, Ashington, Northumberland, the eldest of three children of Alexander (Alec) Milburn and his wife, Annie (Nance) Thompson (c.1900–c.1982). His father was a coalminer from a family with a strong footballing tradition. ...

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Cuthbert John Ottaway (1850–1878) by unknown photographer, c.1867 Principal and Fellows of Brasenose College, Oxford

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Ottaway, Cuthbert John (1850–1878), sportsman, was born at Hammond Place, Dover, Kent, on 19 July 1850, the only child of James Cuthbert Ottaway (1810/11–1891), surgeon and mayor of Dover, and his wife, Jane, née Bridge (1819/20–1886). He was educated at Eton College (1863–9), where he was a king's scholar and a pupil of ...

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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 ...