Hamersley, Alfred St George

HAMERSLEY, Alfred St George, lawyer (b 8 Oct 1848, Oxfordshire, England; d 25 Feb 1929, Bournemouth, England). He was educated in British public schools, then went to New Zealand and practised law, fought the Maoris and apparently introduced RUGBY, one of his passions. He came to VANCOUVER in 1888. He was the city's first solicitor, an advisor to the CPR and first president of the BC Rugby Union. He developed the lower Lonsdale area of N VANCOUVER in 1905, then returned to England the next...

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