Wallace Watling

Category

Athlete

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

Chatham

Year Inducted

1985

Sport Ambassador

athlete, sport hero

Wallace Watling

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

In recent years the multi-sport performer has given way to the one-sport specialist. There are no such things as sport seasons any longer; as a consequence, versatility has become a relic of another era. It's too bad, really, because had he lived at this time, Wallie Watling of Chatham would have been required to give up eight of his sports in favour of specialization in the ninth! Baseball, boxing, basketball, track and field and handball, volleyball and gymnastics, hockey and rugby were his sports; but he also found time to be a husband, father of six, solider, referee, coach, physical director, and mayor. The category of "all-around athlete" was created especially for those very few who, like Wallie Watling, were Jacks of all Trades, - and masters of many. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1, 1985.

Quick Facts

  • Competed in hockey, track and field, baseball, basketball, rugby and boxing 

  • Member of the 1910 Chatham Stars baseball team that captured the NB championship, defeating the Saint John St. Peters 

  • In track and field, excelled in the 100 and 200 yard dashes, 400 yard relay, broad jump and the shot put 

  • Named top all-round athlete at Maritime track meet in 1909 

  • Played on three championship hockey teams

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Cursive Letter Writing Guide

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Interpreting Artifacts Template

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Wallace Watling Family Group Sheet

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Wallace Watling Family Event Cards

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Sport is Rated Good Training for Army Men

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Christina Watling Obituary 1943

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Wallace Watling Military Cross Citation 1918

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Alexander Watling Obituary

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Can you not leave your job for a little?

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Jump Into Your Place (LAC C 93227)

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James Petrie Watling Attestation Papers 1915

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George Maxwell Attestation Papers 1916

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Alexander Watling Attestation Papers 1914

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Wallace Watling Military Personnel Record Part 5

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Wallace Watling Military Personnel Record Part 4

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Wallace Watling Military Personnel Record Part 3

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Wallace Watling Military Personnel Record Part 2

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Wallace Watling Military Personnel Record Part 1

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1891 Census Chatham

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Wallace Watling With Trophies circa 1918

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Artefact Accession Record

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Boxing Medal Won by Wallace Watling in 1918

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Boxing Medal and Case Won by Wallace Watling in 1918

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Boxing Medal Case Won by Wallace Watling in 1918

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