Frederick Merriman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick Harris•Merriman
Used nameFrederick•Merriman
Born18 May 1873 in Chipping Campden, England (GBR)
Died27 June 1940 in Gloucester, England (GBR)
Measurements104 kg
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


One of seven children, Fred Merriman was, at 16 stone 5 lbs (104 kg.), the joint heaviest puller in the 1908 British tug-of-war gold medal-winning team, along with Fred Humphreys. He pulled for the London Police around Britain, on the Continent and in the USA. He retired from the police force in the 1920s and retired to the Gloucestershire village of Broad Campden, where he was born, and was the honorary secretary of the Broad Campden Wake festival held every June.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR Frederick Merriman
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) London City Police 1 Gold