Herbert Perry was commissioned from the Special Reserve into Royal Artillery in 1916 and retired from the Army in 1920 as a lieutenant with the honorary rank of captain. At 30 years of age, he was the youngest member of the team that won the gold medals in the running deer – double shot team event at the 1924 Olympics and he played a significant role in Britain’s narrow victory. With only Perry left to shoot, Norway led Britain by 67 pointes and as Perry only managed 29 points with his first 10 shots, victory seemed assured for the Norwegians but with his final 10 shots Perry scored 39 points to give Britain a dramatic one point win. Perry’s second series was the best 10 shots of the entire competition. He also placed 13th in the individual double shot event.