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November 2021

Death Anniversary of Mary Rudge (06-ii-1842 22-xi-1919)

November 22
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Mary Rudge

We remember Mary Rudge who passed away one hundred and one years this day on Saturday, 22-xi-1919. She was born in Leominster, Herefordshire on February 6th, 1842. Her father was Henry Rudge (born 1794 in Gloucestershire) who was a surgeon and General Practitioner. Her mother was Eliza Rudge (née Barrett) who was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire in 1802. Mary was part of a typically large household and according to the 1851 census she had sisters Sarah (23), Caroline (18), Emily…

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Death Anniversary of Rev. John Owen (08-iv-1827 24-xi-1901)

November 24
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Reverend John Owen

We remember Reverend John Owen who passed away on the 24th November 1901) John Owen was born on April 8th, 1827 to John and Sarah Owen in Marchington, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He was baptised at Marchington, St. Peter on April 9th, 1827 by H. Bennett and their residence was recorded as "Brook House". His father is recorded as being a gentleman. From The Oxford Companion to Chess (OUP, 1984) by Hooper & Whyld : "English player, vicar of Hooten, Cheshire, from…

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Death Anniversary of Amos Burn (31-xii-1848 25-xi-1925)

November 25
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Amos Burn (31-XII-1848, 25-XII-1925)

We remember Amos Burn who passed away on November 25th, 1925. Amos Burn was born in Kingston-upon-Hull on Sunday, December 31st 1848 to Amos and Mary Burn (née Webster). His father is recorded as a merchant. Amos and Mary were residents of Bourne Street at the time of the birth. On February 15th 1849 Amos was baptized in All Saints Anglican Church, Sculcoates, Kingston-Upon-Hull Amos married Martha Ann Jäger in Birkenhead on Dec 27th 1879. They had two daughters Elsie…

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Death Anniversary for Anthony Dickins (01-xi-1914 25-xi-1987)

November 25
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Anthony Dickins (01-xi-1914 25-xi-1987)

We remember Anthony Dickins who passed away this day (Wednesday, November 25th) in 1987. Anthony Stewart Mackay Dickins was born at 1 Rivers Street, Bath, Somerset on Sunday, November 1st, 1914. On this day was the Battle of Coronel — The Royal Navy suffered its first defeat of World War I, after a British squadron commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock met and was defeated by superior German forces led by Vice-Admiral Maximilian von Spee in the eastern Pacific. 1,…

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Birthday of GM Stewart Haslinger (25-xi-1981)

November 25
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Birthday of GM Stewart Haslinger (25-xi-1981)

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Birthday of FM Nicholas Frost (28-xi-1983)

November 28
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Birthday of FM Nicholas Frost (28-xi-1983)

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Death Anniversary of IM Robert Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)

November 29
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IM Bob Wade

We remember IM Bob Wade OBE who was born 100 years ago today on Sunday, April 10th 1921 In 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Civil Division Bob Wade was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” He won the BCF Presidents' Award in 1986. In the Foreword to the 2009 ECF Yearbook, President Gerry Walsh wrote : "As I started this report I had just heard the sad news that IM Bob Wade had died…

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Birthday of WIM Teresa Needham (30-xi-1965)

November 30
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Teresa Needham and Gary Lane

Birthday of WIM Teresa M Needham (30-xi-1965)

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Birthday of GM Simon Williams (30-xi-1979)

November 30
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GM Simon Williams

GM Simon Williams Best wishes to GM Simon Williams on his fortieth birthday, this day (November 30th) in 1979. Simon was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion in the 2001-02 (shared with Simon Knott) and the 2006-07 season. His Wikipedia entry is here GM Simon Williams

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December 2021

Death Anniversary of A(lfred) Christopher Reeves (19-ii-1939 03-xii-2012)

December 3
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Dr. Christopher Reeves, courtesy of British Chess, page 235. Photographer unknown

BCN remembers Dr. A(lfred) Christopher Reeves who passed away on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 in St. Agnes, Cornwall. His probate record (#4073868) is dated December 3rd, 2012 being recorded in the Bristol registry. Alfred Christopher Reeves was born in Wharfedale, Yorkshire on Sunday, February 19th, 1939. His mother's name was Tomlin. Alfred detested his first name to the extent that he asked people to call him Christopher and, when asked, told them that the A was for Arthur. For this…

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