Luke Fildes (fencer)

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Luke Fildes
Personal information
Full name Frederick Luke Val Fildes
Born (1879-06-13)13 June 1879
Kensington, London, England
Died 22 April 1970(1970-04-22) (aged 90)
Kensington, London, England
Sport
Sport Fencing

Luke Fildes (13 June 1879 – 22 April 1970) was a British fencer, solicitor and company secretary. He competed in the individual épée event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Frederick Luke Val Fildes was born on 13 June 1879 in London, the son of Sir Luke Fildes. He was educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He practiced as chartered accountant and solicitor until the start of the First World War. He served with the Coldstream Guards but after being wounded on the Somme he became superintendent of physical and bayonet training at the Aldershot Command.

After the war he went into business rather than return to the Bar and became secretary of Lever Brothers Limited, he retired in 1946. Between 1934 and 1967 he was a trustee of the Lady Lever Art Gallery and Collections at Port Sunlight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luke Fildes Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 April 2010.