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Norman Whitley

Full name: Norman Henry Pownall Whitley
Gender: Male
Born: June 29, 1883 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: April 12, 1957 in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Title: Sir
Affiliations: South Manchester Lacrosse Club / Cambridge University
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Lacrosse

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Norman Whitley was born and educated in the lacrosse stronghold of Manchester, and it was obvious that, upon going to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he would play the sport and in 1903 he had the honour of taking part in the first Varsity Match, which Cambridge won 19-6. Whitley won a second Blue in 1904, when he was captain, and a third in 1905. A centre, he played regularly in the annual North versus South match, and also won representative honours with Lancashire and England. He also helped South Manchester win the English Club Championship for the Iroquois Cup.

After University Whitley was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1907, and practiced on the Northern Circuit until the outbreak of World War I, when he joined the Manchester Regiment as a private before receiving a commission, and rose to the rank of major. He spent many years on service in the Far East,and was awarded the Military Cross for his gallant service. He left the Army in 1920, and then held several important judiciary posts in the East, before taking up the post of Chief Justice of Uganda from 1937 until his retirement in 1947. Whitley was knighted in 1941.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 24 London Lacrosse Men's Lacrosse Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Lacrosse

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1908 Summer 24 London Lacrosse Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-10-24 CAN 14, GBR 11 11
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