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Walter Chaffe

Full name: Walter Chaffe
Gender: Male
Born: April 2, 1870 in Dunsford, Devon, Great Britain
Died: April 22, 1918 in Plaistow, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

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, Chaffe’s collection of medals, and other sporting memorabilia were stolen from his daughter-in-law’s house in Plaistow.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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
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