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Frank Courtney

Full name: Francis Bernard "Frank" Courtney
Gender: Male
Born: July 13, 1906 in Reading, Reading, Great Britain
Died: August 28, 1944 in Basse-Normandie, Unknown, France
Affiliations: Mic Mac AAC, Dartmouth (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Biography

Frank Courtney was born in England but moved to Halifax, Canada at the age of two following the death of his father. He joined the Jubilee Amateur Rowing Club in his youth and, by the time of the 1932 Summer Olympics, he was competing out of the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club. He attended those Games and, alongside Fraser Herman, Russell Gammon, and Henry Pelham, competed in the coxless fours event, but failed to advance to the finals. Outside of sports he was an inspector for the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and a captain with the Princess Louise Fusiliers of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. When World War II broke out, he was transferred to the West Nova Scotia Regiment, promoted to the rank of Major, and sent overseas, earning commendations for bravery before being killed in France in August of 1944.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Canada CAN 3 h1 r2/3

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:20.2
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 7:12.0
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