General Georges Jacques Charles
Gault
Male
France
1885-09-17
Paris, France
1916-09-03
Buicourt, Somme, France


About

Georges Gault really came to the fore as a lawn tennis player in early June 1913, when he reached the Challenge Round of the men’s singles event at the French National Championships at the Racing Club de France in Paris. He was beaten in the final match, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, by the defending champion, Max Decugis.

When World War One broke out, Georges Gault voluntarily joined the French Army and was serving as a machine gun operator when he was killed in action on the Somme by the explosion of a shell near to his position. He was two weeks short of what would have been his 31st birthday.

After World War One, the Coupe Georges Gault (also known as the All Saints’ Tournament), an indoor meeting held annually around All Saints’ Day, was created in his name. The venue for the tournament was the Racing Club de France, where Georges Gault had been a member before the war.



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Archive statistics 1905 - 1914
3
112
58


Tournament wins 1913 - Marseille (Amateur)
1912 - Compiègne (Open)
1910 - Compiègne (Open)


Tournaments Cannes Carlton - 1914 Cannes Championships - 1914 Lyon Covered Court Championships - 1914 Nice - 1914 South of France Championships - 1914 Cannes Métropole - 1914 World Hardcourt Championships - 1914 Barcelona International - 1914 French National Championships - 1914 Wimbledon - 1913 Monte Carlo - 1913 Cannes Championships - 1913 Riviera Championships - 1913 Paris International Championships - 1913 French Covered Court Championships - 1913 South of France Championships - 1913 Bordeaux Tournament - 1913 Dieppe - 1913 Lille - 1913 French Switzerland Championships - 1913 World Hardcourt Championships - 1913 Barcelona International - 1913 Marseille - 1913 Aix-Les-Bains - 1913 French National Championships - 1913 Caux - 1913 Caen - 1913 Lausanne Autumn Meeting - 1913 Wimbledon - 1912 Coupe de Noel - 1912 Paris International Championships - 1912 French Covered Court Championships - 1912 Bordeaux Tournament - 1912 Lille - 1912 World Hardcourt Championships - 1912 Deauville - 1912 Compiègne - 1912 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1912 Wimbledon - 1911 Paris International Championships - 1911 French Covered Court Championships - 1911 Bordeaux Tournament - 1911 Boulogne - 1911 French National Championships - 1911 Monte Carlo - 1910 Cannes Championships - 1910 Riviera Championships - 1910 South of France Championships - 1910 Compiègne - 1910 French Closed Covered Court Championships - 1910 French Covered Court Championships - 1909 Lille - 1909 Le Touquet - 1909 French National Championships - 1909 Cabourg - 1909 Boulogne - 1906 French National Championships - 1905

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