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Oswald Carver

Full name: Oswald Armitrage Guy Carver
Gender: Male
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: February 2, 1887 in Marple, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: June 7, 1915 in Gallipoli, Çanakkale, Turkey
Affiliations: CUBC, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


The son of a Manchester cotton mill owner, Oswald Carver was educated at Charterhouse School before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge where he rowed for his college, and won his Blue in 1908, when Cambridge won by two and a half lengths. After finishing his education, Carver became a director in his father’s company, and was also actively involved in the scouting movement. He took a commission with the East Lancashire Company of the Royal Engineers and a few weeks after war broke out, he volunteered for service abroad but was turned down because of his poor hearing. A month later, he re-applied and this time was accepted. In September 1914 Carver was posted to Egypt with the Lancashires, where he was subsequently promoted to captain and then headed towards Gallipoli in support of the Manchester Regiment. Carver lost his life during the third Battle of Krithia when shot in the back, and died of his injuries three days later. Carver’s brother Basil was killed in action in 1916. Oswald’s widow Elizabeth married Field Marshal Montgomery in 1927.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Cambridge University Boat Club-2 GBR 3T Bronze

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M
1908 Summer 21 London Rowing Cambridge University Boat Club-2 GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two at 1 1/3 lengths
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