Geoffrey Coles

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Geoffrey Coles
Personal information
Born (1871-03-13)13 March 1871
Hastings, East Sussex, England
Died 27 January 1916(1916-01-27) (aged 44)
Festubert, France
Sport Sports shooting

Geoffrey Horsman Coles (13 March 1871 – 27 January 1916) was a British sport shooter who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

In the 1908 Olympics he won a bronze medal in the team pistol event and was 11th in the individual pistol event.

Coles was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a private with the Royal Fusiliers near Festubert.[2] He was buried at Brown's Road Military Cemetery nearby.[3]

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  1. ^ "Sports Reference: Geoffrey Coles". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Coles, Geoffrey Horsman, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 1 March 2010

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