William Philo

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Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Middleweight

William Philo (17 February 1882 in London, England – 7 July 1916 in France) was a British Middleweight professional boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won a bronze medal in Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics losing against Reginald Baker in the semi-finals.[1] He served in the British Army with the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and was posted missing during the Battle of the Somme in France on 7 July 1916 as a Company Serjeant Major.[2] His remains were not recovered, and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial.[3]

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  1. ^ "William Philo". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Philo, William, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 19 August 2008