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Gilchrist Maclagan

Full name: Gilchrist Stanley Maclagan
Nickname(s): Cocky
Gender: Male
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: October 5, 1879 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: April 25, 1915 in Pilckem Ridge, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: Magdelen College, Oxford
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Gilchrist Maclagan was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford where he was one of the finest coxes to have steered Oxford boats. He steered them in four Boat Races 1899-1902 but enjoyed victory just once, by two-fifths of a length, in 1901. He was also cox to the Leander eight that won the 1908 Olympic gold medal, and in the seven years between 1899 and 1905, Maclagan steered the Leander eight to six victories in the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley, the only person to achieve this honour.

A member of the Stock Exchange since 1904, Maclagan was commissioned into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Three months after joining the Warwickshire’s he was sent abroad and spent four months in the trenches before eventually losing his life in the Second Battle of Ypres on 25 April 1915. At the time of his death, Maclagan was honorary secretary of the Amateur Rowing Association.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 28 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 28 London Rowing Leander Club GBR Final Round 7:52.0
1908 Summer 28 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 8:12.0
1908 Summer 28 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Round One Heat Two 8:10.0
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