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Thomas Gerrard (RAF officer)

Major Thomas Francis Netterville Gerrard was a British World War I flying ace credited with 10 aerial victories. He died following a post-war equestrian accident.

Carlos Gracida

Gracida was born in Mexico City. As a product of the Gracida polo dynasty, Carlos began playing when he was only five years old and began competing at the age of ten. His father Guillermo was a 9-goaler who played in Meadowbrook and Palermo in Argentina and still enjoyed the distinction of 5-goals at the age of 65. Gracida first reached 10 goals in 1985, and spent over fifteen years at this handicap. He was a member of Ellerstina, the legendary team owned by Australian magnate Kerry Packer, and also of La Espadana. In 1994 Gracida won nearly every possible tournament in the game, including ...

Gordon Johnston (soldier)

Gordon Johnston was an American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient and football player and coach. He played at the tackle position for Princeton University and served as the head coach of the University of North Carolina football team in 1896. He served as an officer in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War, the Philippine–American War and World War I, and received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Philippine–American War.

Herbert F. Lemp

Herbert Frederick Lemp served briefly as mayor of Boise, Idaho, before his death in May 1927. Lemp was elected mayor in April 1927 but was seriously injured in a polo accident shortly thereafter. Lemp was sworn in as mayor in the hospital but succumbed to his injuries four days later. His term was completed by Walter F. Hansen.

Man Singh II

Maj. Gen. HH Maharaja Sawai Shri Sir Man Singh II GCSI GCIE was the last ruling Maharaja of Jaipur State. He ruled the princely state between 1922 and 1949, when the state acceded unto the Dominion of India. Thereafter, he held office as Rajpramukh of Rajasthan between 1949 and 1956. In later life, he served as Ambassador of India to Spain. He was also a notable sportsman and celebrated polo player.

Ronald Mauduit

Captain Ronald Frank Strickland Mauduit was a British cavalry officer and First World War flying ace credited with nine aerial victories.

Henry Bayard Rich

Capt. Henry Bayard Rich was a British soldier, who played for the Royal Engineers in the 1872 FA Cup Final. As a soldier, he saw active service in three campaigns: the Perak Expedition of 1875–76, the Zulu War of 1879 and the Egyptian Expedition of 1882. He was killed in an accident while playing polo.

Charles Thomas Irvine Roark

He first married Grace Muriel Campbell the sister of a brother officer in the Poona Horse, Captain Wentworth Edward Dallas Campbell. They were married in St Pauls Church, Umballa, Punjab, India in 1919 and they had a son b. 1920. She divorced him in 1929 on the grounds of his adultery. He married again in 1930. Lastly in 1938 he married Patsy Hostetter Smith in California and they had one son. She remarried in 1942 to Walter D. K. Gibson, Jr. He died on 18 February 1939 from injuries incurred in a fall during a practice match at Pasadena, California. He had been due to play a third Interna ...

Ernest Vaux

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Vaux, was a business man from County Durham and a distinguished officer in the Volunteer Force and Territorial Force during the Second Boer War and World War I.

Gordon Westcott

Born in St. George, Utah, in 1903, Westcott studied architecture at the University of Chicago, where he was also lightweight boxing champion of the university. Westcott acted on stage in New York, Utah, and California, before he made the move to film. He became a contract player with Warner Brothers and appeared in 37 films between 1928 and 1935, starring alongside such up and comers as Bette Davis, Loretta Young and James Cagney. After appearing in a string of Pre-Code productions, and working with such directors as William A. Wellman, Busby Berkeley and William Dieterle, his film career ...

                                     

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