Full name: Stephen Henry Carnelly
Born: September 22, 1880 in Cults, Aberdeen City, Great Britain
Died: April 25, 1976 in Naivasha, Rift Valley, Kenya
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
After winning a cross-country blue in 1905, Stephen Carnelly made his only appearance in the University match on the track the following year when he finished third in the 3 miles. Four of Britain’s six entries in the 5 miles at the 1906 Olympic Games were University blues with Cantabs Arnold Churchill, Francis Edwards, and Henry Weber joining Carnelly, who was the sole Oxford representative. None of the British University runners finished in the first six. From Rugby, Carnelly went up to Exeter College, Oxford, but left without taking a degree. He later qualified as a solicitor and joined the Colonial Service serving in the Federated Malay States and the Gold Coast before becoming a senior resident magistrate in Kenya. He served in the East African Protectorate Force (1915-18) and was known to be still with the Colonial Service in Kenya in 1935. His death was somewhat a mystery but the Colonial Office was originally of the opinion that he had died in Kenya circa 1936, although this was later shown to be incorrect.
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