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Henri Bonnefoy

Full name: Henri Edmond Bonnefoy
Gender: Male
Born: October 17, 1887 in Le Tremblois, Haute-Saône, France
Died: August 9, 1914 in Cernay, Haut-Rhin, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Henri Bonnefoy competed in two small-bore rifle events at the 1908 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the team event at 50 and 100 yards. He was the son of a famous artist, Henri Arthur Bonnefoy. Henri the son ran the Henri Bonnefoy School of Shooting in Chalons, France.

Bonnefoy was in the military at the time of the 1908 Olympics, having enlisted in 1906. In 1907 he attended the Special Military School at St. Cyr and was commissioned as an officer in October 1908. He joined the 133e Régiment in July 1909, and in October 1910 was promoted to lieutenant. The regiment was mobilized in August 1914 and he was killed only a few days later, on 9 August 1914, during the Battle of Alsace. He is considered the first Olympian to have died in World War I. Bonnefoy was originally buried in Thann, but his remains were exhumed and transferred to Cernay, Haute-Rhine, France.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards France FRA 19
1908 Summer 20 London Shooting Men's Small-Bore Rifle, 50 and 100 yards, Team France FRA 3 Bronze

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS 5dP 1cP
1908 Summer 20 London Shooting France FRA Final Standings 304 147 157

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, 50 and 100 yards, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 20 London Shooting France FRA Final Standings 3 710 166
1908 Summer 20 London Shooting France FRA 50 yards NP 359 87
1908 Summer 20 London Shooting France FRA 100 yards NP 351 79
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