Arthur Anderson (athlete)

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Arthur Emilius David Anderson (30 September 1886 – 21 October 1967) was an English track and field athlete from Brentford,[1] who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.


Anderson was born in Twickenham, a village and a parish in Brentford district, Middlesex county in Greater London, England. [2][3] His parents were David Anderson (b. 1844), an Anglican prebendary, and Blanch Alice May Anderson (b. 1857). He also had a sister, Mona Constance Anabel (b. 1884), and a brother, Gerrard Rupert Laurie (b. 1889)[2][3]

In 1912 he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100 metres competition as well as of the 200 metres event.

Anderson's brother Gerard held the world record in the 440 metres hurdles and also participated in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In 1914 Gerard Anderson was killed in combat in World War I.[4][5]


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