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George Burns (rowing)

George Burns (rowing)

George William Robert Burns (25 October 1919 20 November 1995) was a New Zealand coxswain who represented his country at the 1938 British Empire Games.

George Burns
Personal information
Birth nameGeorge William Robert Burns
Born25 October 1919
Died20 November 1995(1995-11-20) (aged 76)
ClubPetone Rowing Club
Medal record

He won the silver medal as part of the men's coxed four at the 1938 British Empire Games.[1] He was a member of the Petone Rowing Club, and his team members in the 1938 boat were Jim Clayton (stroke), Ken Boswell, John Rigby, and Albert Hope.[2]


  1. "George Burns". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  2. "Petone Oarsmen". The Evening Post. Vol. CXXV, no. 15. 19 January 1938. p. 5. Retrieved 2 July 2017.

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