Francis Kemp

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrancis William•Kemp
Used nameFrancis•Kemp
Born1 July 1891 in London, England (GBR)
Died15 February 1967 in Ipswich, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouthfields RC, Wandsworth (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


The son of a civil servant, Francis Kemp was a qualified barrister, although he never practised. He later became a doctor and was a director of the East End Fevers Hospital in Hackney, London. He later became a general practitioner (GP) at Walsall, in the West Midlands.

Although he competed in two small-bore rifle events at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, Kemp was also a fine pistol and miniature rifle shot. In 1910 he helped London to win the triangular inter-county match against Lincolnshire and Lancashire. In 1920 Kemp was granted the Freedom of the City of London.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Francis Kemp
Small-Bore Rifle, Any Position, 50 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 metres, Men (Olympic) 23