Monthly Archives: May 2017

A Man of Firsts: Lloyd McDermott

This week we celebrate the 55th anniversary of Lloyd McDermott’s international debut for the Wallabies.  This was a profound occasion for Australian rugby, with McDermott becoming the first Indigenous Australian to represent the country in international rugby. Since then, he … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – Lt. John George Will (Scotland), 25 March 1917

On 25th March 2017 The Old Merchant Taylor Society and Old Merchant Taylor Football Club gathered in the Memorial Garden at the School to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of John G. Will who was killed in an … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Herbert Fallas

Herbert Fallas was born in Wakefield in November 1861.  James Henry was his elder brother, whom he would later play alongside at Belle Vue. On the 1881 census, Herbert was described as an accountant clerk and three years later he … Continue reading

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