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Banner Johnstone

Full name: Banner Carruthers Johnstone
Nickname(s): Bush
Gender: Male
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: November 11, 1882 in Bebington, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: June 20, 1964 in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Great Britain
Affiliations: Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


After Eton, “Bush” Johnstone went up to Trinity College, Cambridge and was in the Cambridge boat for four years (1904-1907), being President of the Boat Cub in the last year. The following year he rowed in the Leander eight that won the gold medals at the Olympics. His other notable successes included wins in the Grand in 1904 and 1905 and the goblets in 1906, 1907 and 1909. In 1909, Johnstone joined the Government Survey Department in Ceylon but in 1913 he moved to the Administration of Zanzibar and on the outbreak of war initially served with the Carrier Corps in East Africa. After transferring to the Black Watch, he was awarded the OBE for services in France and Belgium. In his later years, Banner Johnstone was the rowing correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Leander Club-1 GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Leander Club GBR Final Round 7:52.0
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 8:12.0
1908 Summer 25 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Round One Heat Two 8:10.0
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