Thomas Raddall (sport shooter)

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Thomas Head Raddall
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Born(1876-12-09)9 December 1876
Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Died 9 August 1918(1918-08-09) (aged 41)
Méharicourt, Somme, France
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Sport Sports shooting

Thomas Head Raddall DSO (9 December 1876 9 August 1918) was a British sports shooter. He competed in the team 300 metre free rifle event at the 1908 Summer Olympics. [1] He was killed in action during World War I in France, [2] having attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Infantry and been awarded the DSO. He was buried at the Commonwealth military Manitoba Cemetery at Caix, France, and left a widow, Ellen, who was resident in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. [3]

Distinguished Service Order UK military decoration

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. Since 1993 all ranks have been eligible.

The men's team free rifle at 300 metres was one of 15 events on the shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Thursday, 9 July 1908 and was extended after sunset to Friday, 10 July 1908 — it was the first shooting event of the Games. Fifty-four sport shooters from nine nations competed.

1908 Summer Olympics Games of the IV Olympiad, celebrated in London (United Kingdom) in 1908

The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, United Kingdom from 27 April to 31 October 1908.

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