Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
A police constable, Walter Chaffe joined the Metropolitan Police force in February 1891 at the age of 21. He was a member of the K Division tug-of-war team, and in addition to winning a bronze medal at the 1908 Olympics, and a silver medal four year later, he won many competitions with the K Division team. Chaffe was stationed at Plaistow and also pulled for the Plaistow Sub-Division team which included several future fellow Olympians. Chaffe was the honorary secretary of the London police tug-of-war team at the time of them winning the British Police Championship in 1913. Sadly, Chaffeâs collection of medals, and other sporting memorabilia were stolen from his daughter-in-lawâs house in Plaistow.
|1908 Summer||38||London||Tug-Of-War||Men's Tug-Of-War||K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3||GBR||3||Bronze|
|1912 Summer||42||Stockholm||Tug-Of-War||Men's Tug-Of-War||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1908 Summer||38||London||Tug-Of-War||K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3||GBR||Semi-Finals||Match #2||2||1908-07-17||London City Police-1 2, K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 0|
|1908 Summer||38||London||Tug-Of-War||K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3||GBR||Final Round||Match 3/4||AC||1908-07-18||K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 walkover|
|1912 Summer||42||Stockholm||Tug-Of-War||Great Britain||GBR||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1912-07-08||SWE Unknown score, GBR Unknown score|