Beaufort Burdekin

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Men's eights

Beaufort Burdekin (27 December 1891 – 15 May 1963) was a British rower who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Burdekin was born in Dorset but came from an Australian family after whom the Burdekin River was named.[1] He was educated at Cheltenham College[2] and at New College, Oxford. He was a crew member of the New College eight which won the silver medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[3] In 1914 he was a member of the Oxford Boat in the Boat Race.

Burdekin became a member of Inner Temple and served in the Royal Field Artillery during World War I[4] In 1920 he went with his family to Sydney, Australia where he was a barrister.

Burdekin married the feminist novelist Katharine Penelope Cade in 1915. They had two daughters, but the marriage ended in 1922.

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