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Frederick Habberfield

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrederick Henry•Habberfield
Used nameFrederick•Habberfield
Born5 February 1895 in Kentish Town, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died12 December 1943 in Mediterranean Sea (UNK)
AffiliationsPolytechnic C.C., Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Frederick Habberfield had a brief cycling career. In December 1943, he was serving as a canteen manager on the HM Frigate Cuckmere, which was deployed as an escort for the military convoy KMS34. The convoy was attacked by German submarines and the Cuckmere was involved in the search operation for survivors. During the search, the frigate was hit on the aft by a T5 Homing Torpedo and was destroyed with Habberfield dying as a result of the attack. Of the 164 ships in the convoy, only 80 survived.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Frederick Habberfield
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Thomas Harvey =4
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Great Britain =7

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