Henry Lynch-Staunton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry George•Lynch-Staunton
Used nameHenry•Lynch-Staunton
Born5 November 1873 in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England (GBR)
Died15 November 1941 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Henry Lynch-Staunton served as a major in the 5th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. An excellent revolver and rifle shot, he regularly attended the Bisley Meeting and at one time held the camp’s 1,100 yards rifle record. He won a bronze medal at the 1908 Olympics in the free pistol, 50 yards team event. Lynch-Staunton won the Army Revolver title four times and was captain of the Army Eight shooting team between 1913-21. He regularly represented Ireland in the Elcho Shield international match.

At the end of the 19th century, Lynch-Staunton saw service in Africa, and won the Egyptian Medal, Khedhive’s Star, and the Queen’s South African Medal. During World War I, he was a command musketry officer in Ireland.

Lynch-Staunton became a permanent resident in the Northumberland area after buying a house there in 1935. He joined the local Goswick Golf Club and became captain. He attended an extraordinary meeting of club members only days before his sudden death in 1941. Lynch-Staunton was also an expert fly-fisherman.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Henry Lynch-Staunton
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Men (Olympic) 13
Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze