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'Aces Low': The Wimbledon Champion at Aubers


In the years leading up to the First World War, one of the most famous sportsmen of the Edwardian era was Anthony (Tony) Wilding. An excellent all-round sportsman, Wilding had been born in New Zealand but returned to England in 1902 (from where his parents had emigrated) in order to study with the intention of making a career in the law. He visi...

2 April 1917 : Captain Robert Alister Field MC


His parents were Joseph (a hat manufacturer and employer) and Frances (née Ross)  He was educated at Rokeby School, Wimbledon and Dulwich College which he attended 1909-1912.  In 1901, age 6, Robert was at home (91 Worple Road, Wimbledon) with his family (parents, two sisters and 11 month old brother). Ten years later, in 1911, and now 16 year...