01 Jan 1899
03 Dec 1977
Beresford, Jack (1899-1977) was the outstanding British oarsman and sculler of the years between the first and second world wars. At five Olympic regattas, he won three gold and two silver medals. His record at Henley was equally impressive with ten wins and one shared prize after a dead-heat in the 1939 Centennial Double Sculls. He served on the council of the Amateur Rowing Association for thirty-five years and was a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta.
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Shiplake/Henley on Thames/Oxfordshire/England
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REF.5107; book; Immortals of British Sport: A celebration of Britain's sporting history through sculpture;