Clarence Brickwood Kingsbury, was born in Portsmouth on November 3, 1882, and died in the city on March 4, 1949. He belonged to the Paddington and North End cycling clubs.
He was the son of Martha Brickwood (née White) and William Salter Kingsbury.
His mother Martha was previously married to Thomas Brickwood of Brickwoods Brewery.
In 1904 he married Maud Jennings.
At the 1901 census he was living at 41 Queens Road, North End, and listed his occupation as ‘cycle agent’.
Apparently at the end of his career he became a publican in Portsmouth which provided him with a suitable site for displaying his trophies, but I can’t discover which pub. Can anyone help?
After his Olympic victory, one of his two infant daughters received a Kingsbury’s medal from Queen Alexandra.
Both his daughters, Leonie and Thelma, became Britain’s leading badminton players in the 1930s.
Between 1932 and 1937 they each won the All-England singles titles twice, collectively won five ladies’ doubles but with different partners as they did not enjoy being paired together in major tournaments.
In 1937 Thelma won the mixed doubles.