John Bashford

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Walter•Bashford
Used nameJohn•Bashford
Born23 January 1854 in Walworth, England (GBR)
Died20 February 1926 in West Byfleet, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


John Bashford was born in London and was a longtime resident of the Byfleet area. A member of the North London Rifle Club, he competed in two shooting events the 1908 Olympics held in London. His best result was in the running target, double shot event in which he placed ninth in a field of 15 competitors. Bashford was a wine merchant by profession, and also an active member of the Byfleet Rifle Club and Byfleet Cricket Club.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR John Bashford
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 42
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) DNF
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) 9