Peter H. Jackson

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Peter H. Jackson
Medal record
Men's Rowing
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin Coxless fours
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Gold medal – first place 1938 Sydney Eights
Silver medal – second place 1938 Sydney Single sculls

Peter Herbert "Jacko" Jackson (15 November 1912 – 5 February 1983) was an English rower who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Jackson rowed for London Rowing Club and in 1932 was a member of the crew that won the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. In 1933 his crew won the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley.[1] Jackson was also a competitive sculler. He raced in skiffs for The Skiff Club and in 1934, partnering Jock Wise won the Gentlemen's Double Sculls at the Skiff Championships Regatta. In the single scull, he won the Wingfield Sculls in 1935 and 1936.[2] He was a member of the coxless four crew with Martin Bristow, Alan Barrett and John Sturrock who won Silver medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[3]

Jackson was a member of the eight that won Gold medal for England in the 1938 British Empire Games.[4] In the same games, he won the silver medal rowing in the Single Scull. Also in 1938, he won the Wingfield Sculls for the third time.

Jackson was Commanding Officer of the 10th Royal Hussars regiment.[5]

When Jackson asked his CO permission for time off for the games, the senior rank was reluctant because leave had already been granted for Henley - so Peter picked him up and held him over the banister of the stairwell until he agreed

Jackson died in Cirencester, Gloucestershire aged 70.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games

  • 1936 - Silver, Coxless Fours

British Empire Games

  • 1938 - Silver, Single Sculls (lost to Herb Turner, AUS)
  • 1938 - Bronze, Double Sculls - (exhibition event)
  • 1938 - Gold, Eights

Wingfield Sculls

  • 1935
  • 1936
  • 1938

Henley Royal Regatta

Head of the River Race

  • 1933
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1936
  • 1939

Skiff Championships

  • 1934 Gentlemen's Double Sculls (With C W Wise)

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