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Noel Chavasse

Full name: Noel Godfrey Chavasse
Gender: Male
Born: November 9, 1884 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Died: August 4, 1917 in Brandhoek, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Christopher Chavasse.

Biography

Noel Chavasse ran for Oxford vs. Cambridge in the 100 y and 440 y in 1907 and 1908, and in 1907 dead-heated in the 100 y with the Cambridge first string Kenneth Macleod. He also played lacrosse against Cambridge in 1905 and 1906. His twin brother, Christopher, also competed in the 400 m at the 1908 Olympics. He is one of only three men to have been awarded a bar to the Victoria Cross. Serving as a captain in the RAMC, he was first awarded the VC in 1916 and a bar, posthumously, in 1917.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.1y (1906).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h7 r1/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 3