Richard Yorke

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Richard Francis Charles Yorke (28 July 1885 – 22 December 1914) was a British track and field athlete who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

In 1908 he was eliminated in the first round of the 3200 metre steeplechase event.

Four years later he was eliminated in the first round of the 800 metres event as well as of the 1500 metres competition.

Yorke was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a serjeant with the London Scottish Regiment near Arras. He is buried in the Arras Road Cemetery in Roclincourt.[1]


  1. ^ Yorke, Richard Francis Charles, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 14 September 2008

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