Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 01

On Saturday 5 July 1919 a crew from the Australian Imperial Force defeated Oxford University at the Royal Henley Peace Regatta to win the King’s Cup. The Australian crew comprised: Sergeant A. R. Robb (Bow) (Derwent Rowing Club) Lieutenant¬† F. A. House (2) (Derwent Rowing Club) Lieutenant¬† T. McGill (3) (Leichhardt Rowing Club) Gunner A. … Continue reading Planning for the Centenary of the 1919 Peace Regatta 01

The Story of the King’s Cup: 1919-2019

This year marks the centenary of the Peace Regatta (link). I have been writing about preparations for the centenary since 2014 when I learned about Bruce Coe’s research into the Regatta (link) Bruce’s research is in his latest book, Pulling Through, published to coincide with the celebrations at Henley in July this year (link). It … Continue reading The Story of the King’s Cup: 1919-2019

Syd, Clegg and Charlie

I have been thinking about the young men and women who were at Gallipoli from April 2015 onwards. Syd, Clegg and Charlie were three of them. Syd is Sydney Middleton (to the right of the officer in this picture). Clegg is Frederick Kelly. Charlie is Charles Savory. All three were elite sportsmen before the War. … Continue reading Syd, Clegg and Charlie