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Olympic Medallist

Edwards, Hugh Robert Arthur, 1906-1972

  • GB-2014-WSA-06676
  • Person
  • 1906-1972

Edwards, Hugh Robert Arthur, brother of Edward Cecil Theodore Edwards (qv); b. 17 Nov. 1906; adm. Sept. 1919 (A); left July 1925; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1925, rowed against Cambridge 1926 and 1930, BA; MA 1940; won (with L. Clive) the Pairs and rowed in the winning Four at the Olympic Games, Los Angeles, 1932; rowed in winning Eights and Fours at the Empire Games, Canada, 1930, Grand Challenge Cup and Stewards Cup Henley 1930-1, Silver Goblets 1931-2; PO RAF Oct. 1931, FO Apr. 1932, Flt Lieut. Apr. 1936, Sqdn Ldr Dec. 1938, Wing Cdr Oct. 1946, Group Capt. July 1947; retd Nov. 1956; despatches Jan. 1941, June 1945, Jan. 1946; AFC Jan. 1943, DFC March 1944; coached Oxford in the Boat Race 1959-62; m. 16 June 1934 Michele Lydia Rosemary, d. of Maj. John Frederick Williams of Southsea, Hants; d. 21 Dec. 1972; DNB 1971-80, pp 278-9.

Rawson, Ronald Rawson, 1892-1952

  • GB-2014-WSA-14484
  • Person
  • 1892-1952

Rawson, Ronald Rawson, son of Frederick Lawrence Rawson (q.v.); b. June 17, 1892; adm. Sept. 27, 1906 (G); left July 1911; Trin. Coll. Camb., matric. Michaelmas 1912; boxed against Oxford 1913 and 1914; amateur boxing champion 1920 and 1921; Gold medal winner at 1920 Antwerp Olympics for Heavyweight boxing; 2nd Lieut. R.E. Sept. 5, 1914; Lieut. Aug. 5, 1915; temp. Capt. May 18, 1918; served in France April 1915 - Nov. 1918, and in Germany Nov. 1918 - April 1919; M.C. Jan. 1, 1917, bar July 26, 1917, second bar Jan. 1, 1919; an engineer; m. July 1, 1922, Freda, daughter of Frederick William Justen, of Hampstead; d. March 30, 1952.

Ainsworth-Davis, John Creyghton, 1895-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-01995
  • Person
  • 1895-?

Ainsworth-Davis, John Creyghton, son of Professor James Richard Ainsworth-Davis, sometime Principal of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Gloucs., by Jessie, daughter of James Coutts, of Edinburgh; b. April 23, 1895; adm. Jan. 14, 1909 (H); left (with Triplett) July 1914; Christ's Coll. Camb., exhibitioner, matric. Michaelmas 1914; ran second in the hundred yards and in the quarter-mile at the Special Camb. Univ. Sports in May 1919; ran against Oxford in the quarter-mile in 1920; ran for England in the Olympic Games 1920; Gold Medal for 4 x 400 metres relay; B.A. 1920; St. Bartholomew's Hospital; M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., 1923; M.A., B. Ch. 1924; M.B. 1925; F.R.C.S. (Edin.) 1926; F.R.C.S. 1929; M. D. 1933; a consulting urological surgeon practising in London; sometime president of the Hunterian Society; author of Essentials of Urology (1952); 2nd Lieut. 4th Batt. Rifle Brigade Dec. 16, 1914, attached to 6th Batt.; Capt.; Royal Flying Corps; served 1914-19 in France, Salonika, Egypt and Palestine and was taken prisoner; Sqdn. Ldr. (Medical) R.A.F.V.R., Sept. 18, 1939; Wing-Cdr. Sept. 1, 1941; in charge of surgical division of a R.A.F. hospital 1939-45; m. rst 1920; wd 1947, Irene, daughter of Alfred Hope, of Wolverhampton.

Doherty, Reginald Frank, 1872-1910

  • GB-2014-WSA-06254
  • Person
  • 1872-1910

Doherty, Reginald Frank, brother of William Vernon Doherty (q.v.); b. Oct. 14, 1872; adm. Sept. 28, 1883 (H); left Dec. 1890; Trin. Hall, Camb., matric. Michaelmas 1894; played lawn tennis (singles and doubles) against Oxford 1895 and 1896; won the English championship singles 1897-1900, (doubles) with Hugh Lawrence Doherty (q.v.) 1897-1901 and 1903-5, the American championship (doubles) with H. L. Doherty 1902-3, the Davis Cup (singles and doubles) 1903, (doubles) 1904-6, the Irish championship (singles) 1899-1901, (doubles) with H. L. Doherty 1898-1902, the Scottish championship (singles) 1895-7, (doubles) with H. L. Doherty 1897-8, the English Covered Court championship (doubles) with H. L. Doherty 1898-1903 and 1906; won at the Paris 1900 Olympics, men's doubles (gold, with H.L. Doherty), mixed doubles (gold) and singles (bronze), won at the 1908 London Olympics, men's doubles (gold); d. Dec. 29, 1910.

Doherty, Hugh Lawrence, 1875-1919

  • GB-2014-WSA-06253
  • Person
  • 1875-1919

Doherty, Hugh Lawrence, brother of William Vernon Doherty (q.v.); b. Oct. 8, 1875; adm. Sept. 25, 1890 (H); left April 1894; Trin. Hall, Camb., matric. Easter 1896; played lawn tennis (singles and doubles) against Oxford 1896-8; won the English championship (singles) 1902-6, (doubles) with Reginald Frank Doherty (q.v.) 1897-1901 and 1903-5, the American championship (doubles) with R. F. Doherty 1902-3, the Irish championship (singles) 1902, (doubles) with R. F. Doherty 1898-1902, the Scottish championship (singles) 1898, (doubles) with R. F. Doherty 1897-8, the English Covered Court championship (singles) 1901-6, (doubles) with R. F. Doherty 1898-1903 and 1906, with G. W. Hillyard 1904-5; Paris Olympics 1900, won gold for tennis singles and men's doubles (with R.F. Doherty), and bronze for mixed doubles; served in Great War I as Sub-Lieut. R. N. R.; d. Aug. 21, 1919.