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William Penny Brookes (1809–1895) by unknown photographer, 1880s courtesy of Wenlock Olympian Society

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Brookes, William Penny (1809–1895), surgeon and campaigner for the revival of the Olympic games, was born on 13 August 1809 at 4 Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the first of the five children of William Brookes (1776–1830), doctor, and his wife, Mary Doughty (1786–1869)...

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William Gilbert Grace (1848–1915) by Archibald James Stuart Wortley, 1890 Marylebone Cricket Club, London / Bridgeman Art Library

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Grace, William Gilbert [W. G.] (1848–1915), cricketer and medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1848 at Clematis House, close to the family home of Downend House, Downend, Mangotsfield, near Bristol. He was the fourth son, in a family of nine, of Dr Henry Mills Grace (1808–1871)...

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King [née Gore-Browne], Dame Ethel Locke (1864–1956), motor-racing promoter and hospital patron, was born on 3 June 1864 at Government House, Hobart, Tasmania, the younger daughter of Colonel Sir Thomas Gore-Browne (1807–1887), governor of Tasmania, and his wife, Harriet Louisa, daughter of ...

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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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Noble, Montague Alfred (1873–1940), cricketer and dentist, was born on 28 January 1873 at Dixon Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, the eighth son of Joseph Noble, grocer and later builder, and his wife, Maria Collins. His parents had emigrated from Egham, Surrey...

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Pugh, (Lewis) Griffith Cresswell Evans (1909–1994), physiologist and mountaineer, was born on 29 October 1909 at Coton Manor, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, the son of Lewis Pugh Evans Pugh (1865–1940), a Calcutta barrister, and his wife, Adah Emily Sophia, daughter of Thomas Chaplin, medical practitioner. He had four sisters. He was educated at ...

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Salter, John Henry (1841–1932), sportsman and general practitioner, was born on 14 July 1841 at Arundel, Sussex, the son of Henry Salter (1809–1849), surveyor, of Arundel, and his wife, Catherine Alexandrina, née Wilson (1814–1909). His diary was kept from 1849 to 1932. He remembered ...