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Robert Davies

Full name: Robert M. Finden Davies
Gender: Male
Born: December 10, 1876 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 9, 1916 in [unknown], Somme, France
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Shooting

Biography

The son of a stock exchange member, Robert Davies was educated at Marlborough College and, after his schooling, joined the crack shooting corps, the 1st Middlesex VRC. He served in the South African War of 1899 when he was attached to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Like his father, Robert later joined the stock exchange but, away from the floor, he soon gained a reputation for being an excellent shot, and won the King’s Prize at Bisley in 1906, with a record score 324. It was one of four occasions he reached the final stages. He represented England in 1910 and 1911 and was then chosen for the Great Britain shooting team at the 1912 Olympics. An all-round sportsman he was a fine cricketer and occasionally played for the MCC.

Having retired from the Army, he was recalled with the 9th London Regiment at the outbreak of the Great War, and after two years serving at home, was posted to France in 1916. A few months later he was killed in action, in an attack which also claimed the life of Charles Dickens’ grandson, Major Cedric Dickens.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Men's Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Great Britain GBR 39
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Men's Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres Great Britain GBR 37

Men's Military Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS R1P R2P
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 81 41 40

Men's Military Rifle, Any Position, 600 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 78
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