Peter Jackson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePeter Herbert•Jackson
Used namePeter•Jackson
Nick/petnamesJacko
Born15 November 1912 in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England (GBR)
Died5 February 1983 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsLRC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Peter Jackson was equally at home rowing eights, fours, sculling, or in skiff races. A member of the London Rowing Club (LRC), he was in their eight that beat Imperial College to win the Thames Challenge Cup at Henley in 1932, and the following year added the Grand Challenge Cup, when LRC beat Germany’s Berliner Ruder Club. As a member of the Skiff Club in 1934, Jackson won the Skiff Racing Association’s Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship with partner Jock Wise, winner of the Wingfield Sculls 21-years earlier. Jackson himself won the Wingfield three times in 1935-36 and 1938, he also won the Head of the River Race with LRC four times in 1933-35 and 1939. Having won a silver medal at the 1936 Olympics, Jackson won gold in the eights at the 1938 British Empire Games, and silver in the single sculls behind Australia’s Herb Turner. Unfortunately for Jackson, the scullers’ race was held just one hour after the end of the eights. Also in 1938, Jackson won a second Grand when LRC beat Trinity Hall, Cambridge. During World War II Jackson served as lieutenant-colonel with the 10th Royal Hussars.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Peter Jackson
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver

Special Notes