1914 Australian University Championships— Port River Adelaide SA
This 3 mile race at Port Adelaide was conducted under the threat of war. It was to be the last until after the Great War. Melbourne won easily from Adelaide. The personnel in these crews were obviously involved in the war and their studies interupted by them. For example, the bow of the Sydney crew after the war finished his studies in 1924 and distinguished himself both at war and as a doctor. His record shows CBE, DSO, MC, ED, FRACP.
J L Doubleday of the Melbourne crew was the first person to win this event four times in succession.
The race was conducted 6th June 1914.
Time: 17 mins 46 2/5 sec
7 lengths (one report says 7-10)
1st Melbourne University - Bow: William Ivon Hayes, 2: Carl S Wood, 3: Ewan I Littlejohn, 4: Allan Spowers, 5: John Robert Swan Cochrane, 6: R M Abernethy, 7: Jack Lindsay Doubleday, Str: H Clive Disher, Cox: John Henry Sandford Jackson, Emerg: H N McNeill, Cch: Charles Donald
2nd Adelaide University - Bow: Cyril William Goodman, 2: Allan Wilson Morey, 3: Hugh William Bell Cairns, 4: Donald Augustus Dowling, 5: C E Bagot, 6: Arthur Edwardes Kain, 7: Leonard Charles Edward Lindon, Str: Donald Yates, Cox: Eric Lindsey Symons, Emerg: Christopher Stephen Kneebone, Cch: Charles Kellett
3rd Sydney University - Bow: Walter P MacCallum, 2: Cedric M Samson, 3: Walter F Crawford, 4: Robert Rainy Harper, 5: Paul E Voss, 6: Bernard B Blomfield, 7: Burton G Wade, Str: Edward A Woodward, Cox: F H Hay, Emerg: W Hay, Cch: Roger B Fitzhardinge
Back row: W I Hayes, A Spowers, Charles Donald, E I Littlejohn, C S Wood
Front row: R M Abernethy, H C Disher, J L Doubleday, J R S Cochrane
Inset: J H S Jackson