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John Hession

Full name: John William Hession
Gender: Male
Born: September 8, 1877 in Clinton, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 1, 1962 in Clearwater, Florida, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Biography

John Hessian used an 03 Springfield Rifle, and fought at Dunkirk during World War II. When the British Army lost most of its arms on the beach at Dunkirk, he responded by loaning a rifle for British use. The rifle had a plate on it with Hessian’s name, which was likely why it was returned to him after the War. It now resides at the NRA National Firearms Museum. Hessian won the 1919 Wimbledon Cup rifle competition.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres United States USA 29
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting Men's Free Rifle, 1,000 Yards United States USA 24T

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS SP KP PP
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 746 176 233 337

Men's Free Rifle, 1,000 Yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1908 Summer 30 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 84
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