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John Field-Richards

Full name: John Charles Field-Richards
Gender: Male
Born: May 10, 1878 in Penzance, Cornwall, Great Britain
Died: April 18, 1959 in Christchurch, Hampshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Motorboating

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Although Captain John Fields-Richards is not mention in the 1908 Official Report, his participation is confirmed by many reports in the national press and sporting magazines which show that he joined Bernard Redwood as a crew member aboard Tom Thornycroft’s Gyrinus II. Redwood and Field-Richards later purchased the winning Olympic boat and raced her successfully as do-owners. John Field-Richards was the son of a Cornish clergyman and was educated privately and at Keble College, Oxford. During the warm he served as a major with the Hampshire and the Yorkshire Regiments and was awarded the OBE for his work as a Staff Officer. On leaving the Army in 1920 he retired to Jersey but later settled in Hampshire.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 29 London Motorboating Mixed B-Class (Under 60 Feet) Gyrinus-1 GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 29 London Motorboating Mixed C-Class Gyrinus-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed B-Class (Under 60 Feet)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 29 London Motorboating Gyrinus-1 GBR Final Standings 1 2-28:58.8

Mixed C-Class

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 29 London Motorboating Gyrinus-1 GBR Final Standings 1 2-28:26