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Erskine, Uriah Augustus Alexander [Joe] (1874/5–1925), gambler and entrepreneur, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1874 or 1875, the eldest of three sons and one of five children of John Erskine, a police sergeant and labourer, and his wife Maria, née...

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Uriah Augustus Alexander Erskine [Joe] (1874/5–1925), by unknown photographer

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Walker, George Alfred (1929–2011), boxer and entrepreneur, was born in the maternity hospital at 396 Commercial Road, Stepney, east London, on 14 April 1929, the elder son of William James Walker, a brewer's drayman, and his wife, Ellen Louise, née Page. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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George Alfred Walker (1929–2011) by Monty Fresco, 1989 © Monty Fresco / Associated Newspapers / Rex Features