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Tom Butler

Full name: Thomas "Tom" Butler
Gender: Male
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: December 8, 1871 in Woodstown, Waterford, Ireland
Died: August 20, 1928 in Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although born in Ireland, Tom Butler, the son of a yacht skipper, moved to the Wirral when he was about four years of age. Upon joining the police force he served as a PC in the Cheshire force at Runcorn, Hartford and Birkenhead, before being promoted to sergeant and working in Ellesmere Port. He eventually reached the rank of Superintendent and was based at Dukinfield, near Manchester. Whilst he served with the Cheshire Police, he was a member of the Liverpool Police tug-of-war team that won the silver medal at the 1908 Olympics. Butler’s son Herbert was killed in action in France in 1918, aged just 19.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 36 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 36 London Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-17 Liverpool Police Team-2 1, USA 0
1908 Summer 36 London Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-17 Liverpool Police Team-2 2, SWE 0
1908 Summer 36 London Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-07-18 London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0
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