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December 2021

Death Anniversary of Frank Parr (17-xii-1918 28-xii-2003)

December 28
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Death Anniversary of Frank Parr (17-xii-1918 28-xii-2003)

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February 2022

Death Anniversary for Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) (22-ii-1859 01-ii-1924)

February 1, 2022
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Edith Elina Helen Baird

We remember Edith Baird (née Winter-Wood) Edith Elina Helen Winter-Wood was born on Tuesday, 22nd February, 1859 to Thomas Winter-Wood, a writer and poet, and Eliza Ann (Sole) Winter-Wood in Boulogne, France. Many secondary and tertiary sources incorrectly give the Winter-Woods family home of Hareston Manor (now a venue for weddings) near Brixton, Plymouth, Devon as her birthplace. Hareston Manor near Plymouth The family was resident in Boulogne in at least 1858 (as discussed below) and a UK birth certificate…

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Death Anniversary of IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996)

February 14, 2022
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IM Čeněk Kottnauer

BCN remembers IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996) Čeněk Kottnauer was born in Prague on Thursday, February 24th, 1910. Čeněk was employed in the Ministry of Education in Prague. Whilst playing in the Lucerne International tournament (28-xii-1952 03-i-1953) he sought political asylum : From the Milwaukee Journal, January 3, 1953 we have "Czech Chess Star Asks for Asylum Lucerne, Switzerland - Cenek Kottnauer, 42, Czecho-Slovakian chess champion and an employee of the ministry of education in Prague, announced Saturday that he…

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Death Anniversary of Hugh Alexander CMG CBE (15-ii-1974)

February 15, 2022
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Hugh Alexander at Margate 1938

We remember Hugh Alexander who passed away on Friday, 15-ii-1974. The death was registered in the Borough of Cheltenham.  Currently his burial / cremation site is unknown. Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander was born on Monday, April 19th, 1909 in Cork, Munster, Republic of Ireland. Signature of CHO'D Alexander from August 1970 Hugh's parents were Conel William Long Alexander (1879-1920) and Hilda Barbara Alexander (née Bennett) (1881-1964) who married in Hook Church, Hampshire. His father was a Professor of Civil Engineering…

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Death Anniversary of Raaphi Persitz (26-vii-1934 04-ii-2009)

February 16, 2022
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Raaphi Persitz

Death Anniversary of Raaphi Persitz (26-vii-1934 04-ii-2009)

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Death Anniversary of Cyril Kipping (10-x-1891 17-ii-1964)

February 17, 2022
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Cyril Kipping

BCN remembers Cyril Kipping who passed away in Walsall on February 17th 1964 at the age of 72. Cyril Henry Stanley Kipping was born on Saturday, October 10th, 1891 in 7 Milborne Grove, South Kensington, London, SW10 9SN. 7 Milborne Grove, South Kensington, London, SW10 9SN. His parents were Frederick Stanley Kipping (28) and Lillian Kipping (24, née Holland) : they married in 1888. Cyril was baptised on May 8th, 1892 in West Brompton, London. Frederick died on 30 April…

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Death Anniversary of John Keeble (27-viii-1855 19-ii-1939)

February 19, 2022
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John Frederick Keeble

Death Anniversary of John Frederick Keeble (27-viii-1855 19-ii-1939)From The Oxford Companion to Chess by Hooper & Whyld : Problemist and chronicler who lived in Norwich all his life. He edited the chess column of the Norwich Mercury from 1902 lo 1912, contributed many significant articles elsewhere, investigated a number of chess questions, and established the burial place of several great players and arranged the tending of their graves. He lived at only two addresses for 73 years, worked for the…

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Death Anniversary of Jacques Mieses (27-ii-1865 23-ii-1954)

February 23, 2022
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Jacques Mieses

BCN remembers GM Jacques Mieses who passed away on February 23rd, 1954 aged 88. He was buried on the 25th of February at the East Ham Jewish Cemetery in Section J, Row 18, Grave 1100. We hope to update his burial record with these details when we are allowed to do so. Jakob Jacques Mieses was born on Monday, February 27th 1865 in Leipzig in the German state of Saxony. He came to England in 1939 and was recorded in…

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Death Anniversary for CGM Adrian Hollis (02-viii-1940 26-ii-2013)

February 26, 2022
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CGM Adrian Hollis, Source : British Chess

BCN remembers CGM Adrian Hollis who passed away in Wells, Somerset on Tuesday, February 26th 2013  at the age of seventy-two. Adrian Swayne Hollis was born in Bristol, Avon on Friday, August 2nd 1940. During this critical period the Luftwaffe was wisely extending its Battle of Britain targets to include Britain's airfields. Furthermore, Bristol was bombed heavily between June 1940 and May 1944. The longest period of regular bombing, known as the 'Bristol Blitz' began in autumn 1940 and ended…

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March 2022

Death Anniversary of Nancy Elder MBE (25-v-1915 04-iii-1981)

March 4, 2022
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Nancy Elder MBE. Source : Milos Petronic

BCN remembers Nancy Elder MBE who passed away on Wednesday, March 4th 1981, i.e, forty years ago in Perth, Western Australia. Nancy Conchar Gordon was born on Tuesday, May 25th 1915. On the same date was born Robin Day in High Wycombe who went on  to design the polypropylene stacking chair. Nancy was born in Kirmabreck, Kirkcudbrightshire in the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. In the 1939 register Nancy was living at 18 Thornton Avenue, Urmston. Manchester, M41…

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