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Alexander, William Whiteway (1852–1933), athletics administrator, was born on 3 December 1852 at Park Hill Farm, Andover, Hampshire, the younger son of James Whiteway Alexander (b. 1821/2), who later became an inn-keeper. Most of his boyhood was spent on the Isle of Wight...

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Bruce, Clarence Napier, third Baron Aberdare (1885–1957), athlete, was born in London on 2 August 1885. He was the second son of Henry Campbell Bruce, second Baron Aberdare (1851–1929), and grandson of Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare and home secretary. His mother, ...

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Guy Montagu Butler (1899–1981) by unknown photographer, 1932 © Getty Images

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Butler, Guy Montagu (1899–1981), athlete, was born at Church Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, on 25 August 1899, the only son of Edward Montagu Butler (1866–1948), assistant master at Harrow School, and his wife, Gertrude Mary, née Fair (d. 1945). He was born into a family with sporting prowess: his father won blues for cricket and athletics at ...

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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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Hill, Albert George (1889–1969), athlete and coach, was born at 9 Bath Street, Southwark, London, on 24 March 1889, the son of William Thomas Hill, a wholesale stationer's packer, and his wife, Elizabeth Huddy. His first sporting encounters were with the local Gainsford athletic club...

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John Edward Lovelock (1910–1949) by unknown photographer, 1935 [after his victory in the Mile of the Century at the Princeton invitational meeting, New York, 15 June 1935] Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (F-51288-1/2)

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Lovelock, John Edward [Jack] (1910–1949), athlete and physician, was born on 5 January 1910 at Crushington, near Reefton, New Zealand, the son of John Edward Jones Lovelock (1869–1923), a goldmine battery superintendent, and his wife, Ivy Evelyn, née Harper (1883–1959). He had a sister and younger brother. His father, never in good health, died in 1923 while manager of the ...

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Newton, Arthur Francis Hamilton (1883–1959), athlete, was born at 7 Glentworth Terrace, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on 20 May 1883, the son of Henry Newton, clergyman, and his wife, Selina Elizabeth Saunders. He was educated at Bedford and at Banham in Norfolk. In 1901 he travelled to ...

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Rye, Walter (1843–1929), athlete and antiquary, was born on 31 October 1843 at 14 King's Parade, Chelsea, the seventh child of Edward Rye, a London solicitor and bibliophile, and his wife, Maria Tuppen. His siblings included Maria Susan Rye, the social reformer, and ...