Richard Boyle (rower)

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Men's eights

Richard Frederick Robert Pochin Boyle (11 October 1888 – 6 February 1953) was a British rower who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

Boyle was born at Ipsden, Oxfordshire, the son of Major Charles John Boyle and Lillian Kennedy Pochin.[1] Boyle was educated at Cambridge University and coxed the Cambridge boat in the Boat Race in 1907 and 1908. The Cambridge crew made up a boat in the eights which won the bronze medal rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2]

In the First World War, Boyle was a captain in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and was wounded.

Boyle married Marion Elisa Hill Wallace, daughter of Major-General Hill Wallace, on 12 February 1918

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