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Thomas Gillespie

Full name: Thomas Cunningham Gillespie
Gender: Male
Born: December 14, 1892 in Alvington, Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Died: October 18, 1914 in La Bassée, Nord, France
Affiliations: New College, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Educated at Winchester School, Thomas Gillespie soon showed his rowing talent and in his final year, was captain of the rowing club, as well as playing in the rugby XV. He went up to New College, Oxford, in 1911, and was a member of the college rowing eight for three successive years, and was twice part of the crew that was Head of the River.

At the outbreak of World War I, Gillespie obtained a commission into the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and was sent on operations abroad almost immediately. It was whilst obeying orders to advance across the La Bassée Canal in France, that Gillespie was killed. His brother Alexander was also killed in action less that a year later The UK television presenter Tom Heap is the great nephew of Thomas Gillespie.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Rowing Men's Coxed Eights New College, Oxford-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Rowing New College, Oxford-2 GBR Final Round 6:19.2
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Rowing New College, Oxford-2 GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 7:22.4
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Rowing New College, Oxford-2 GBR Quarter-Finals Heat One 6:19.0
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Rowing New College, Oxford-2 GBR Round One Heat Four 6:42.5
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