Sunday, May 26, 2024

Major (Thomas) Harry Gem (1819-1881)

Photo – Colin Giles

The ‘Harry Gem Project’ was brought to a successful conclusion in late June when the grave of this important person was restored in Key Hill Cemetery, where the grave had laid unmarked and neglected for many years.

Harry Gem, the originator, and his friend JBA Perera, created the first Lawn Tennis Club in the world and developed lawn tennis here in Birmingham at The Archery & Lawn Tennis Society in Edgbaston.

Bob Holland organised the restoration and raised the necessary funds

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

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