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William Alexander Smith

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  1. William Alexander Smith: Sir William Alexander Smith, the founder of the Boys' Brigade, was born in Pennyland House, Thurso, Scotland. He was the eldest son of Major David Smith and his wife Harriet. He and his siblings formed a family of three sons and one daughter.
    • also known as 威廉·亞力山大·史勿夫
    • born on (161 years ago) in Thurso
    • nationality: United Kingdom
    • died on (101 years ago)
  2. William Alexander Smith was a South African bantamweight professional boxer who competed in the 1920s. He was reigning world champion between 1924 and 1928 after winning the gold medal in the 1924 Summer Olympics in the bantamweight category. His family was from Aberdeen, Scotland and Bedfordshire, England.
    • also known as William Smith
    • born on (111 years ago)
    • nationality: South Africa
    • died on (60 years ago)
  3. William Alexander Smith was a U.S. Representative from the state of North Carolina.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of British Football (2002)

by Richard William Cox, Dave Russell, Wray Vamplew

Sir William Alexander Smith founded the Boys' Brigade in 1883. In an attempt to instil 'drill and discipline' into young hoys, sport, and in particular, foothall emerged as a mechanism for providing ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

gomene, Alexander; Rai Stirling, William Alexander SMITH, HENRY A. M. ( H. A. M. S.) Calhoun, John C. SMITH, JOHN, C.B. (J. SM.*) Bankruptcy (in part). SMITH, REV. JOHN FREDERICK. (J. F. S.) Schlcicrmachcr (in part). SMITH, PROF.

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William Alexander Smith


In the background is the northern town of Thurso, sit on Sir William's seat and you will have first class views over the Pentland Firth to the island of Hoy and the Orkney islands beyond, and pretty regularly, the ferry-boat Hamnavoe making another crossing.

Erected in memory of Sir William A Smith
Founder Of The Boy's Brigade

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