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Jack Cawkwell
Sheffield/Birstall
It took until April 1919 to recognise that Jack Cawkwell had been killed in a German attack on the Western Front a year before.

A talented Sheffield golfer, and keen competitor against his older brother, George, he was a professional in his own city at Wortley between 1907 and 1910, and, in addition to creditable performances locally, performed well in the French Open of 1909 attributing his tailing off after the first round to lunch!

He moved to Birstall, Leicester in 1910 and seemwed set for a glittering careerm as the Sheffield Daily Telegraph commented, 'he has given many proofs of the excellence of his game .... and I suppose scarcely has a rival hereabouts in his short game .... whilst we may take it that we shall see him a regular participant in the big professional meetings which are so common in the Midlands'.

The war came and he enlisted as a Private in the 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment and ultimately was listed as killed in action on 26 April 1918.

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