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Leyshon L Williams

Sandy Bay Rowing Club (TAS) then Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

1953 - Elected life member of Yarra Yarra Rowing Club

1959 - Elected Patron of Yarra Yarra Rowing Club

Leyshon Williams started his rowing career with Sandy Bay Rowing Club in pre-world war 1 days, and only his ready answer to the call to arms prevented him from having a successful career as an oarsman. Receiving a war injury which squashed his hopes of ever rising to the top of the sport, he returned however to his old club to resume his seat on the committee.

 He came to Yarra Yarra from Sandy Bay Rowing Club, Tasmania in the early 1920’s, and was a shining example to all members in the way he supported the club all over Victoria he was a commercial traveller. Leyshon did have a pair named in his honour.

He served on the committee as a Vice president, and President he was made a life member in 1953.

Jim Skidmore
April 2022

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