John William HESSIAN

United States of America USA


  • Games participations
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1908
  • Year of Birth
Olympic Results


John William HESSIAN

John Hessian used an 03 Springfield Rifle, and fought at Dunkirk during World War II. When the British Army lost most of its arms on the beach at Dunkirk, he responded by loaning a rifle for British use. The rifle had a plate on it with Hessian’s name, which was likely why it was returned to him after the War. It now resides at the NRA National Firearms Museum. Hessian won the 1919 Wimbledon Cup rifle competition.

Olympic Results

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Results Event Sport

London 1908

Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Shooting
Free Rifle, 1,000 Yards
Free Rifle, 1,000 Yards Shooting