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1891: Scorer targeted

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Olympic games 1912, Stockholm (Colourised photograph)

Accident to a marker While the monthly rifle shooting competition was in progress on Saturday on the Cuckfield range Sergeant Brookshaw was struck by the splinters of a bullet, which hit the mantelet behind which he was acting as marker. Sergeant Brookshaw was severely cut on the arm and head. Dr. Byass, after attending to the injuries, ordered Brookshaw home to bed.

Sussex Agricultural Express, 11 September 1891

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.

Photo: Army rifle shooting, 5th Olympic games 1912 held in Stockholm. From the George Grantham Bain collection at the Library of Congress. Wikimedia public domain image.

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