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Maurice Raoul-Duval

Full name: Maurice Auguste Raoul-Duval
Gender: Male
Born: April 27, 1866 in Le Pecq, Yvelines, France
Died: May 5, 1916 in Verdun, Meuse, France
Affiliations: Compiègne Polo Club/Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris
Country: FRA France
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Maurice Raoul-Duval was once described as a “tall, good-looking Frenchman” who had lost a fortune and was trying to regain it. He came from a wealthy Parisian family, but was educated at King’s College, Cambridge. In 1910 he married into the peerage via Fanny Lawrence Venables-Vernon, daughter of the 7th Baron Vernon. Fighting for France in World War I with the 66th French Infantry, Maurice Raoul-Duval was killed in action at Meuse, in the Verdun sector.

On the polo field, Maurice was one of three polo-playing brothers, along with René and Charles. Maurice and Charles were in the same Paris team in a match against an American team at the Hurlingham Club in 1897 and they were also in the same team that won the Association Cup at Meadow Brook, USA. Maurice won the Warwickshire Cup in 1900, and between 1898-1903 won the Paris International Tournament four times. He competed in the 1900 Olympics and in 1905 was in the Paris team who beat Budapest for the Continental Cup at Ostend. Maurice Raoul-Duval was the former brother-in-law of fellow polo player [Auguste Fauquet-Lemaître].


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 34 Paris Polo Men's Polo Bagatelle Polo Club, Paris FRA 3T Bronze
1900 Summer 34 Paris Polo Men's Polo Compiègne Polo Club FRA 5

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1900 Summer 34 Paris Polo Bagatelle Polo Club, Paris FRA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1900-05-31 Foxhunters Hurlingham-1 6, Bagatelle Polo Club, Paris-3 4
1900 Summer 34 Paris Polo Compiègne Polo Club FRA Round One Match #1 2 1900-05-28 Foxhunters Hurlingham-1 10, Compiègne Polo Club 0 0
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