1899 – He was born on the 15th of December in Bedford, England.
1920 – He was a sprinter and long jumper since his youth, he continued to compete in
sport while studying at Cambridge.
– He earned a place in the Olympic team.
1924 – He was an outsider for the medals at the Olympics in Paris, France.
– He set the English record in the long jump (24’2 1/2"), a record which stood
for the next 32 years.
– He won the 100 m, beating all the American favourites (including the 1920 Gold
medal winner Charlie Paddock).
– He had a foot injury that forced him to end his career the following year.
1978 – He died on the 14th of January in Enfield, London at the age of 78.