Ferdinand Buchanan

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFerdinand Lindley Augustus•Buchanan
Used nameFerdinand•Buchanan
Born8 March 1888 in ? (SWZ)
Died14 April 1967 in Pretoria (RSA)
NOC South Africa
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Ferdinand Buchanan was a career officer of the South African Infantry. In World War I, he received the Military Cross in 1917. In World War II, he served as commanding officer of the 9th and later the 2nd South African Brigade, fighting against the Italian Army in Ethiopia. Between these assignments, Buchanan was Deputy Director of Infantry Training. His highest rank was Brigadier General.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting RSA Ferdinand Buchanan
Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) South Africa 2 Silver
Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) South Africa 9
Military Rifle, Prone, 300 and 600 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) South Africa 5