Person    | Male  Born 28/10/1893  Died 20/10/1970

Ted 'Kid' Lewis

Categories: Sport / Games

Countries: Australia, USA

Boxer. Born Gershon Mendaloff at 56 Umberston Street, St George-in-the-East, Aldgate. One of many young Jewish men who took up boxing as a means of escaping the poverty of the east end of London. His professional career began in 1913. He fought in Britain, the USA and Australia and was twice world welterweight champion. In later life he was a bodyguard and local election candidate for Oswald Mosley's New Party, until the organisation became openly anti-semitic. Died at the Home for Aged Poor of the Jewish Faith where the plaque is.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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