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William Victor Edwards (1887 - 1917):
Athlete


William Edwards was born in Strandtown, Belfast and was a rugby international, a swimmer and water polo player. In rugby he won two international caps for Ireland in 1912. In swimming he was the Irish 200 yard champion and also a water polo cham-pion. He is said to have been the first man to swim Belfast Lough. He was killed in action at Jerusalem.



Born: 1887
Died: 1917
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