Full name: Duncan Mackinnon
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: September 29, 1887 in Paddington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: October 9, 1917 in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: Great Britain
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Duncan Mackinnon, was educated at Rugby and Magdalen College, Oxford, had not yet won his blue when he won an Olympic gold medal in the coxless fours in 1908, although he subsequently rowed in the Cambridge boat in 1909, 1910 and 1911. In the five years he competed at Henley, Mackinnon lost only two races winning the Grand and the Visitors’ twice each and the Stewards’ and the Wyfold once. On leaving Oxford, Mackinnon became a partner in the family business in Calcutta but returned to England on the outbreak of war. After initially being commissioned into the Royal North Devon Hussars he transferred to the Scots Guards before being killed in action.
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