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Gerald Ian d'Acres Backhouse (6 December 1912 – 28 December 1941) was an Australian athlete who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
In 1936 he finished eighth in the Olympic 800-metre event. In the 1500 metre competition he was eliminated in the first round.
At the 1938 Empire Games he won the silver medal in the 1 mile contest. In the 880 yards event he finished seventh.
During World War II Gerald Backhouse was a Sergeant in the Royal Australian Air Force, serving on attachment with the Royal Air Force. He died in a practice bombing flight in England on the 28 December 1941. He was buried at Sulloth (Causeway Head) Cemetery, Holme Low, Cumberland, England.
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