William Fison

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Men's eights

Sir William Guy Fison, MC 3rd Baronet (25 October 1890 – 6 December 1964) was a British rower who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Fison was born in London the son of Sir Frederick Fison, 1st Baronet and his wife Isabella Crossley. His father was MP for Doncaster.[1] He was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford. He was the bowman of the New College eight which won the silver medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[2]

In the First World War, Fison served as captain in the Royal Field Artillery. He was mentioned in despatches, and awarded the M.C. He inherited the baronetcy on the death of his brother in 1948.

Fison married Gwladys Rees Davies, daughter of John Robert Davies, on 3 February 1914.


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Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Geoffrey Fison
Fison Baronet of Greenholme in Burley-in-Wharfedale
1948– 1964
Succeeded by
Richard Guy Fison