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Frederick Sherriff

Full name: Frederick George Sherriff
Gender: Male
Born: March 8, 1889 in West Ham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 31, 1943 in Cosford, Shropshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Air Force,
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Frederick Sherriff was the son of a Devon-born bricklayer and was brought up in the East End of London. He enlisted in the infantry in 1907 and became a sergeant in the Army gymnastic staff in 1912. At the outbreak of the War he became a company sergeant-major and in 1915 was commissioned in the York and Lancashire Regiment and won the Military Cross at the Battle of Hooge in Belgium that same year. He was promoted to the rank of captain in 1917 and shortly afterwards was injured in action at Bullecourt in France. Following the formation of the R.A.F. in 1918 he became the chief instructor at the Physical Training School at Uxbridge and played an important role in maintaining the high standard of fitness in the R.A.F. In recognition of his services in promoting physical fitness in both services, he was awarded the O.B.E. in 1935,.

A fine swordsman, Sherriff competed in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics and was the British amateur foil champion in both 1924 and 1925. He was the inter-services foil and bayonet champion in 1923 and also won the Man-at-Arms Shield. He held the RAF foil, épée, sabre and bayonet titles four times. He was also a fine boxer and was responsible for the formation of the R.A.F. Boxing Association and was their heavyweight champion in 1919, when he also won the heavyweight championship of Southern Ireland. At the time of his death from a heart attack at the age of 53, he was the Commanding Officer at the R.A.F. Officer’s School at RAF Cosford, where he died.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Great Britain GBR 6 p1 r2/5
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p3 r2/4
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p4 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool One 6 1924-07-01 0 5 10 25
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool One 2 1924-07-01 Larraz (ARG) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 3 3
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool One 2 1924-07-01 Coutrot (FRA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 2 2
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool One 2 1924-07-01 De Beukelaer (BEL) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 0 0
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool One 2 1924-07-01 Falkenberg (NOR) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 4 4
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool One 2 1924-07-01 Kunze (NED) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 1 1
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 3 1924-07-01 2 2 15 16
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 2 1924-07-01 Coutrot (FRA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 1 1
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 2 1924-07-01 Boyce (USA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 4 4
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 1 1924-07-01 Sherriff (GBR) 5, Akre-Aas (NOR) 3 5
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 1 1924-07-01 Sherriff (GBR) 5, Telechea (URU) 3 5

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 3 1924-06-28 0 2 9 23
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-06-28 ARG 11, GBR 5 5 0
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-06-28 Santamarina (ARG) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 3 3
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-06-28 Casco (ARG) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 0 0
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-06-28 Lucchetti (ARG) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 4 4
1924 Summer 35 Paris Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-06-28 Larraz (ARG) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 2 2
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 3 1928-07-29 0 2 3 29
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1928-07-29 ITA 16, GBR 0 0 0
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1928-07-29 Guaragna (ITA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 1 1
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1928-07-29 Pessina (ITA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 1 1
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1928-07-29 Gaudini (ITA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 2 2
1928 Summer 39 Amsterdam Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1928-07-29 Pignotti (ITA) 5, Sherriff (GBR) 2 2
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