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Gibbs, B D
TRC-A-0871 · Person · nk
Gibson, Amy
TRC-A-1270 · Person · nk
Gibson, G J
TRC-A-0495 · Person · nk
Giles, Kate
TRC-A-0957 · Person · nk
Giles, W B
TRC-A-0010 · Person · nk
Godenir, Graham P
TRC-A-0498 · Person · nk

As well as being a TRC member, won the Wyfold Challenge Cup in 1950 with the Royal Engineers.

Godwin, John Stuart
TRC-A-0155 · Person · 1904-1973

Was later a stage magician and an early performer on Baird's mechanical television.

Goodes, D E
TRC-A-0501 · Person · nk
Gordon, G C
TRC-A-0105 · Person · nk
Graham, T
TRC-A-1121 · Person · nk
Graydon, B
TRC-A-0502 · Person · nk
Green, C
TRC-A-0844 · Person · nk

Great Britain Boatman at the 1928 Olympics.

Green, W S
TRC-A-0503 · Person · nk
Greenwood, Harold Edward
TRC-A-0049 · Person · 25 Aug 1880-October 1970

In the 1971 Journal the following obituary, by Jack Beresford, appeared:

"Harold E. Greenwood died in the late autumn of 1970 at the age of 90. He was affectionately known to all rowing men as ‘ The Little Moke.’ He joined Thames at the tail end of the last century soon after leaving Cranleigh School; and he appeared at Henley Regatta for the first time in 1899 as the coxswain of our Thames Cup Eight, at 7 stone 11 lbs. This crew lost to Kingston in the first round. (Incidentally 1899 was the year of my birth.)
For three more years he was the Thames Cup coxswain. In 1903 and 1904, he steered both the Grand and the Thames Cup Eights.
1905 saw Moke winning his first and only Henley medal, when our second eight lifted the Thames Cup. From 1906 to 1931 he steered the Grand Eight only. In 1910, Jesus just got home from us by 2 feet. Tyke Richardson stroked that crew with my father at bow and ‘ Duggie ’ (W. S. Douglas) in the engine room.
Moke captained the Club in 1912 — the year in which King George V and Queen Mary attended Henley Royal Regatta. Little Moke steered that year at 9 stone 6 lbs. We were beaten by Leander, who lost in the final to the Australians, but avenged their defeat at Stockholm in the Olympic Games Regatta, winning a gold medal for Great Britain.
Little Moke steered largely by intimidation—except at Henley. He was feared by coxswains of other clubs, because of his forceful personality and great flow of invective. He was adept at pushing other crews over the ‘ flats ’ at the Metropolitan Regatta. Up river he invariably succeeded in getting the best of the stream and the advantage of the bends, to the discomforture of other crews.
Rivalry with London R.C. was always intense in his day; and feelings between the two clubs ran high, even to the floor of the Stock Exchange, where our late President was a well known character.
Perhaps due to his love of horse racing, his aim when steering a boat was always to get onto the ‘rails.’ After the last war he was for a good many years Chairman of Kempton Park racecourse, and I believe not only put it onto its feet after the war, but made it one of the outstanding courses in the country.
Remenham Club has prospered through his foresight and wisdom when President. Those of us who were present will always recall his inspiring address at the opening of the new extension of that Club at Henley.
To me, Little Moke was a Thames man first and foremost, and his determination to see the Club prosper, both racing-wise and economically was paramount. In his latter years he appeared more and more to resemble a smaller version of Winston Churchill; and this applied even in delivery of the spoken word.
He was of Huguenot descent and succeeded the Earl of Radnor as Governor of the French Hospital in Rochester, remaining in that office until his death.
We all mourn his passing, but he ran his full span and led a full and varied life; he succeeded in extracting fun and enjoyment out of everything he undertook."

Greville, H
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Greville, I
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Griggs, N
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Grove, James Blair
TRC-A-0408 · Person · 1871-

The 1949 Journal contains the following obituary: "J. B. GROVE was a Life Member for many years. He had served on the Committee and was an Honorary Secretary for about 10 years. Failing eyesight caused his retirement from business, when he went to live at Windlesham in Surrey after which his visits to the Club were few. We remember him at Remenham Club dinners held in the Club before the war and we think he was last at the Club at the General Meeting in March 1946. He rowed "3" at Henley in the Thames Cup crews of 1900 and 1901. He was an original member of the Remenham Club and was on the Committee at the time of his death. He once told us he had not missed a Regatta at Henley for 50 years. We last saw him in the Remenham Club during the Olympic Regatta, 1948. He was very delighted at the success of the Club, and of his old school (Bedford) at Henley in 1948."

A relative of Clement Chevallier Cream provided the additional information that Grove married one of Cream's daughters. This was confirmed via Ancestry - he married Muriel Chevallier Cream on 9 September 1911 at St Mary's, Putney.

Guest, L K
TRC-A-0504 · Person · nk
Gunn, M S
TRC-A-0425 · Person · nk
Gurley, Daniel
TRC-A-1280 · Person · C1838-c1900

Cannot be certain, but a strong candidate for the Mr Girley who coxed a City of London Rowing Club pair on 3 October 1860. On the night of the 1861 Census he was a warehouseman, living in a company dormitory in Dyers Court, off Aldermanbury.

Guye, Denis Germain Fritz
TRC-A-0812 · Person · 20 August 1901-September 1986

A member of London rowing club, Denis Guye competed for Great Britain at the 1928 Summer Olympics at Amsterdam and won the Wingfield Sculls three times.

Guye was born in Brentford, the son of Fritz Guye and his wife Gertrude Percy Ashton Glover. His father was a Swiss watchmaker who had settled in London. Guye was primarily a sculler and first competed in the Wingfield Sculls in 1927, losing to David Collet. He was selected for the 1928 Summer Olympics and partnered Humphrey Boardman in the double sculls event. They qualified for the second round repêchage but did not start in this race.

Guye lost to Collet in the Wingfield Sculls in 1928 and 1929, but beat him in 1930. He won again in 1931 and 1932, but lost in 1933 to Dick Southwood.

Hackford, Robert
TRC-A-0889 · Person · 28 May 1942-20 March 2020
Haigh, J
TRC-A-0897 · Person · nk
TRC-A-1142 · Person
Hall, J H
TRC-A-1119 · Person · nk
Hall, Jane
TRC-A-0784 · Person · 20 October 1973-
Hall, W H
TRC-A-1155 · Person · nk
Hamilton, James Hamish
TRC-A-0169 · Person · 15 November 1900-24 May 1988

Founder of the publishing house Hamish Hamilton Ltd.

Harding, T
TRC-A-0614 · Person · nk
Hardy, J S
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Harman, R C
TRC-A-1214 · Person · nk
Harris, C F
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Hastie, James Morrison
TRC-A-0011 · Person · 1848-1897

Son of John Hastie (1796-1868) and Jane Morrison (1810-1867)

The Field (volume 90, 18 December 1897 p976) holds this obituary and record of his funeral:

On Monday, at the cemetery of Sunbury-on-Thames, the remains of this famous oarsman were laid to rest. Despite the fact that the weather was most inclement, rain falling with more or less persistency, there was a large gathering of his friends, but account day on the Stock Exchange kept many people away. Among those who paid the last tribute of respect to the deceased were Messrs J. W. Bashford, H. Edgell, F. E. Whitehurst, W. H. Eyre, F. Canton, S. D. Muttlebury, F. E. C. Clark, J. G. Jones, T. Young, C. Smith, T. Anderson, R. H. Forster, H. S. Crocker, J. Sutherland, A. T. Brophy, G. Hering, F. W. Long, H. J. Rust, J. Maycock, G. Yyse, M. T. Llewellyn, A. Radmall, E. A. Staines, of the Thames Rowing Club; G. D. Lister, C. Herbert, C. G. Ousey, E. Bartlett; F. A. Kent, of the London Rowing Club; W. G. Fidge, of the Vesta Rowing Club; W. Giles, W. Wilson, W. Meyerstein, J. Chambers, J. Swinson, and the professionals, W. East, W. G. East, W. J. Cobb, and H. Follett.
Mr James Morrison Hastie, who entered his forty-ninth year last October, was of Scotch parentage, but born in Russia. At an early age he came to this country and was educated at the High School, Edinburgh. In 1871, with no previous knowledge of rowing, he joined the Thames Rowing Club —a step which was destined to be of the greatest importance to that association, for it is not too much to say that it was in a very great measure owing to him that it became the important one it now is. Mr W. H. Eyre, who, in after years, was so closely connected with him, more especially in a pair-oared boat, was captain at the time, and quickly recognising the latent oarsmanship of the recruit, in the next season gave him a seat in the eight which entered for the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Regatta, and was the first which the Thames Rowing Club had sent there. He also then rowed in the Wyfold Challenge Cup Four, and his crew followed up the successes of the two previous years, that prize being won by the Thames, as well as the eight-oared contest. In 1873 he again rowed in both crews, but it was only the Thames Cup which was won. In 1874 the club made a bid for the Grand Challenge Cup, encouraged by their success in winning the minor event, and from that year until 1885 inclusive Mr Hastie was a member of the crew which represented it. In 1876 and 1878 the cup was gained, as also was the Stewards Challenge Cup in 1880 and 1883, Mr Hastie rowing in the Thames crews for that prize during the same years which he did for the Grand Challenge Cup, except that there was no entry in 1873. For six years, with Mr W. H. Eyre at the bow thwart, he competed for the Silver Goblets, namely from 1877 to 1882, and won on three occasions, in 1877, 1880, and 1881. He also tried for them in 1833 with the late Mr H. B. Tween, and in 1885 with Mr J. A. Drake- Smith. At the Metropolitan Amateur Regatta he was a constant competitor from 1872 to 1884. In 1873, 1874, 1876, and 1880 he was one of the winners of the Metropolitan Champion Cup for Eights, and in 1881 rowed a dead heat with the London Rowing Club. The Thames Cup for Coxswainless Fours fell to his crew in 1875, 1880, 1882,1883, and 1884; and in the four years from 1877 to 1880 inclusive, with Mr W. H. Eyre as a partner, he won the Champion Pairs; also doing so with Mr H. B. Tween in 1883. Like many first- class oarsmen, he was not an especially brilliant sculler, but he won his Juniors at the Metropolitan Regatta in 1873.
Of his successes at other regattas it is impossible to write, they were so numerous, and were not confined to this country; but one important event must be reterred to. It will be in the recollection of many that in 1882 the Hillsdale’s, an American four of professed amateurs, cams over here intending to compete at Henley Regatta. Their entry, however, was not accepted by the stewards of that meeting, though they were permitted to row at Marlow Regatta. Rather than let them return to America without a representative race, the Thames Club challenged them to row from Putney to Mortlake, and this cartel was taken up. The Thames crew were H. B. Tween, J. M. Hastie (steerer), H. J. Rust, F. Canton (st.), and they most decisively defeated the Hillsdales, who led to Hammersmith, and in the most unsportsmanlike manner crossed and recrossed in front of the Thames crew, washing them badly. But at Chiswick Eyot, the bow of the American four put his hand behind him and threw away his slide, claiming that it was broken. The Thames crew had, however, fairly rowed them down at the time, and were going by. From 1875 until 1881 Mr Hastie was captain of the Thames Rowing Club. Without doubt he was one of the finest oarsmen who ever sat in a boat, and he was a perfect master of the art of watermanship. As so often is the case when one especially good man, horse, or dog is to the fore, there is at the same time another of exceptional merit, and so it was with Mr Hastie, who was contemporary with Mr F. S. Gulston of the London Rowing Club, at least his equal as an oarsman and waterman, and who deprived him of many a victory which would otherwise have been his. But though the rivalry between them was keen, it was always friendly, and each had a great respect and regard for the other. Genial to a degree, and possessed of great individuality, Mr Hastie had the happy knack of making friends wherever he was, and, having once been made, they were not lost. Though he was comparatively unknown to the present generation of active oarsmen, his death will leave a void which can never be filled with many who are only in middle life. It came as a shock at last but he was known to have been in a hopeless condition for some months past, and the consolation is that it maybe looked upon as a merciful release.

Hatton, G L
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Hawes, Alan
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