Alexander Maunder

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlexander Elsdon•Maunder
Used nameAlexander•Maunder
Born3 February 1861 in Loxbeare, England (GBR)
Died2 February 1932 in Bickleigh, England (GBR)
AffiliationsNorth London Gun Club
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3


Alex Maunder and Charles Palmer were the only members of the winning clay pigeon team a the 1908 Olympics who also won silver medals in Stockholm four years later. In the 1908 team event, Maunder made a vital contribution to the British success by beating the Canadian, Walter Ewing, who won the individual title, by two points – the margin by which Britain defeated Canada for the team title. Additionally, Maunder won a bronze metal in the 1908 individual clay pigeon event. Although Alex Maunder was not a member of the 1920 Olympic team, he was selected, at the age of 63, for the 1924 Games but asked for his name to be withdrawn in order to give a younger person a chance. Alex Maunder was a long-time resident of Palmers Green and a member of the North London, Ealing, Middlesex and National Gun Clubs. He won the championship of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association three times during the years when the event was considered to be the world championship. Maunder died of a heart attack while taking part in a billiards tournament at the local institute of the Devon village to which he had retired in 1929.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Alexander Maunder
Trap, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 1 Gold
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Alexander Maunder
Trap, Men (Olympic) 49
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver