Gordon Alexander

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Gordon Alexander
Personal information
Born1885
Kensington, London, England
Died24 April 1917(1917-04-24) (aged 31–32)
Villers-Plouich, France
Sport
SportFencing

Gordon Alexander (1885 – 24 April 1917) was a British fencer. He competed in the individual foil and épée events at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1] He was killed in action during World War I.[2]

Death[edit]

While attacking the town of Villers-Plouich, a fellow soldier was wounded by a German artillery shell, and Alexander rushed to help him. While Alexander was dressing the soldier's wound, he was killed by another shell.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gordon Alexander Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b "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.