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This extract was taken from the local newspapers, I do believe this gentleman received the George Medal for bravery.  If anyone has any details on this, then please do contact me with details.


Mr Field, of 14 Greenway, Bromley familiarly known as “Sonny” is Deputy Superintendent under the Bromley Corporation, and leader of an A.R.P. rescue party.  He has many friends, and is very popular in the town.

Mr Field has had a distinguished career in many branches of sport.  After serving for a number of years in the Navy, he qualified as a physical training instructor.  He had had considerable success as a fencer, swimmer and athlete.

On leaving the Navy in 1928, Mr Field took over the position of attendant at the Bromley open-air swimming baths.  He has acted as trainer to Bromley Swimming Club, and instructor to the Bromley County Schools.  He has also taught gymnastics in the district.  In 1939 he became trainer to the Bromley Football Club.

A keen cricketer, he performed a great feat in 1938 season, when he took 220 wickets.  He received invitations from Kent and Essex to play in trial games, but declined them as he felt he was too old to take up county cricket, being nearly 40.  He has bowled with great success for South Bromley and United Services Cricket Clubs.

 


Source:
Bromley & District Times, 28th February 1941, page 4

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