Tony Wilding was born in New Zealand in 1883. An outstanding tennis player he was Wimbledon's singles champion four years running (1910, 1911, 1912, 1913). He also won the doubles final four times. In June, 1914, Wilding lost the men's singles final to Norman Brookes.
Tony Wilding was killed during an attack on enemy sniper posts at Neuve Chapelle on 9th May, 1915.