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Stewart Elder

Stewart Elder (rowing) was one of Victoria’s best and most popular oarsmen, who rowed in the third seat of the gold medal winning cox four at the Sydney 1938 British Empire Games. Hailing from Hawthorn, Elder rowed in Victoria’s winning King’s Cup team on the Yarra River in 1932, the King’s Cup is Australia’s blue riband annual rowing race for men. Standing six feet two and weighing more than 12 stone (76kg) Elder was described as a splendid stamp of an athlete. Unfortunately, Stewart Elder died returning from World War II on a troop ship after being a prisoner-of-war in Germany. Tragically he was only 33-years-old.

Sport / Discipline

Rowing

Birth Place

Hawthorn

Birth state

VIC

Date of Birth

01/01/1912

Date of Death

21/09/1945

Sydney, 1938

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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