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Ralph Chalmers

Full name: Ralph Chalmers
Gender: Male
Born: January 13, 1891 in Primrose Hill, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: May 8, 1915 in Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing


The oldest son of the first Baron Chalmers of Northlam, Ralph Chalmers was educated at Bradfield College before going up to Oriel College, Oxford in 1908, when he was chosen to represent Great Britain’s fencing team at the Olympic Games despite being just 17-years of age. Chalmers subsequently went to the Sandhurst Military College and was commissioned into the 2nd battalion Suffolk Regiment, and was aide-de-camp to the Governor of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1913-14. After the outbreak of the War he returned to his Regiment and was promoted to captain, but was killed in action during the second Battle of Ypres and on the day he was killed was mentioned in dispatches for a previous act of bravery. Ralph’s brother Robert was also killed in action, just 18 days later.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 17 London Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Great Britain GBR 4 p8 r1/4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL BT
1908 Summer 17 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 4 1908-07-17 3 3 0
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