Isaac Bentham

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Olympic medal record
Men's Water Polo
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team competition

Isaac Bentham (27 October 1886 Lancashire – 5 May 1917) was a British water polo player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was part of the British team, which was able to win the gold medal.[1]

He was killed in action, aged 30, in the Battle of Arras during World War I.[2] He died on 15 May 1917, whilst serving as a sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front in France. He has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Arras War Memorial.

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  1. ^ "Isaac Bentham". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  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.

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