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Harry Crank

Full name: Harry Crank
Gender: Male
Born: November 1890 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: October 22, 1917 in Ieper (Ypres), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Diving


After leaving school, Harry Crank became a pastry chef, but the popular young man from Bolton was better known as a fine local swimmer and diver. His home town was delighted when he was selected for the 1908 London Olympics at just 17-and -a-half years of age, and the only Northerner in the aquatic team. Sadly, he failed to bring a medal back to Lancashire.

During the War he served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, quickly rising to the rank of sergeant and then, in 1915, was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was to lose his life whilst on active service in 1917, and sadly his body was never identified or recovered. Crank was awarded the Military Cross


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Diving Men's Springboard Great Britain GBR 4 p1 r1/3

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1908 Summer London Diving Great Britain Round One Pool One 4 70.30
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