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Geoffrey Coles

Full name: Geoffrey Horsman Coles
Gender: Male
Born: March 13, 1871 in Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain
Died: January 27, 1916 in Festubert, Pas-de-Calais, France
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Like five of his brothers, Geoffrey Coles was educated at Winchester College and studied practical engineering after leaving school, subsequently working for the Great Western Railway Works at Swindon, before moving to Cornwall and living off private means. He enlisted as a private with the 24th battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, known as the Sportsmen’s Battalion, formed only two months earlier. He could have obtained a commission, but was happy to serve amongst the ranks. In November 1915, his battalion went to France, and two months later Coles was killed by an exploding rifle grenade whilst on outpost duty at Festubert.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 37 London Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards Great Britain GBR 11
1908 Summer 37 London Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1908 Summer 37 London Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 449

Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1908 Summer 37 London Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1,817 459
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