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Gerald Backhouse

Gerald Backhouse (athletics) won a silver medal in the 1-mile
event at the Sydney 1938 Empire Games and finished seventh in the 880-yard race.
Two years earlier, Backhouse finished eighth in the Berlin 1936 Olympics final,
and competed in the 1500m heats. During World War II, Backhouse was a Sergeant
in the Royal Australian Air Force, serving on attachment with the Royal Air
Force. Sadly, he died in a practice bombing flight in England on the 28
December 1941.

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Melbourne

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

06/12/1912

Date of Death

28/12/1941

Sydney, 1938

Results History

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