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Ronald Sanderson

Full name: Ronald Harcourt Sanderson
Gender: Male
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: December 11, 1876 in Uckfield, East Sussex, Great Britain
Died: April 17, 1918 in Gommecourt, Pas-de-Calais, France
Affiliations: Trinity Boat Club, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, Ronald Sanderson was the son of Reverend Canon E. Sanderson who rowed in the Cambridge boat beaten by Oxford in 1862. Ronald rowed for Cambridge in 1899 when Oxford’s nine-year winning streak was ended and he was again in the winning Cambridge boat in 1900. Sanderson also rowed in the Head of the River boat for three years, was a member of the winning University Fours, and was also a Lower Double Sculls and Colquhoun Sculls champion.

Sanderson took a commission in the Royal Horse Artillery in May 1900 and served during the South African War, being promoted to lieutenant in 1902. He was sent to France in 1914 and remained until 1917 when he was sent home to organize a command depot of six thousand men. Now promoted to lieutenant-colonel, Sanderson returned to France in 1918 and was killed the following month when a shell burst. He was mentioned in dispatches in 1914 and also decorated with the Cross of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 31 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 31 London Rowing Leander Club GBR Final Round 7:52.0
1908 Summer 31 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 8:12.0
1908 Summer 31 London Rowing Leander Club-1 GBR Round One Heat Two 8:10.0
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