Frederick Sherriff

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Frederick Sherriff
Personal information
Born (1889-03-08)8 March 1889
West Ham, London, England
Died 31 January 1943(1943-01-31) (aged 53)
Cosford, Shropshire, England
Sport Fencing

Frederick George Sherriff OBE MC (8 March 1889 – 31 January 1943) was a British fencer who was an officer in the British Army and later the Royal Air Force.

He competed at two Olympic Games, in the men's team foil, at Paris in 1924 and Amsterdam in 1928.[1]

He had served in the First World War in the York and Lancaster Regiment and continued into the Second as a Royal Air Force officer, ultimately Group Captain. He is buried in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Donington, Shropshire.[2]


  1. ^ "Frederick Sherriff Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 1 September 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  2. ^ [1] CWGC Casualty Record. Note CWGC spell the place name 'Donnington'.