William Philo (17 February 1882 in Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom – 7 July 1916 in France) was a British Middleweight professional boxer who competed in the early twentieth century. He won a bronze medal in Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics losing against Reginald Baker in the semi-finals. He served in the British Army with the 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers and was posted missing, aged 34, during the Battle of the Somme in France on 7 July 1916 as a Company Serjeant Major. His remains were not recovered, and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial.
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1908 Olympic resultsEdit
Below is the record of William Philo, a British middleweight boxer who competed at the 1908 London Olympics:
- Round of 16: defeated Arthur Murdoch (Great Britain) by decision, 2-1
- Quarterfinal: bye
- Semifinal: lost to Reginald Baker (Australia & New Zealand) by first-round knockout (was awarded bronze medal)
- "William Philo". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
- Philo, William, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 19 August 2008
- "William Philo". Olympedia. Retrieved 20 March 2021.