Julia Johnstone

Julia F. M. Johnstone was a British foil fencer from London. She was a fencer at Salle Bertrand. She was one of the best female fencers in the early 20th-century. She also won prizes in tennis and swimming.

Julia Johnstone
Personal information
Full nameJulia F. M. Johnstone
NationalityBritish
Born19th-century
Died20th-century
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
SportFencing
Lawn tennis
Swimming
ClubSalle Bertrand
Coached byFelix Bertrand

CareerEdit

Johnstone started with fencing in 1903. In 1904 she became a member of Salle Bertrand where she was trained by fencing master Felix Bertrand. In the same year she won the third prize at the international fencing meeting at the by the Ladies' Army and Navy Club. Two years later, in 1906, she won the fifth prize at the international fencing meeting at Hurling organized by the Ladies' Cercle d'Escrime. She won the national competition in 1907 that was organised by Druse. She captained the four-members women's team of Salle Bertrand, that won the first Ladies' Challenge Cup Competition. Later they won the cup again in 1910.[1]

Johnstone became British national champion in 1910.[2][3] She won an international competition against Dutch women of Salle De Vos during the 1911 England–Holland women's fencing competitions in London.[4][5] According to the Dutch newspaper De nieuwe courant Johnstone was together with Millicent Hall, much better compared to the other British women.[6] She competed in November 1913 at the 1913 Alfred Hutton Memorial Challenge Cup where she finished fourth in the final.[7]

Next to fencing, Johnstone was also a lawn tennis player and a powerful swimmer. Also in swimming and tennis she won many prizes.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 ""BLUE RIBBON" WO/AEN OF 1910 OUR LADY CHAMPIONS". repository.library.brown.edu. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  2. "BRITISH CHAMPIONS" (PDF). British Fencing. p. 3. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  3. "Schermen". De Avondpost (in Dutch). 21 March 1911. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. "Haagsche dames te Londen". Het vaderland (in Dutch). 20 March 1911. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  5. "Hollandsche schermsters te Londen". Algemeen Handelsblad (in Dutch). 20 March 1911. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. "Damesmatch Engeland-Holland". De nieuwe courant (in Dutch). 21 March 1911. Retrieved 1 August 2022 – via Delpher.
  7. "The Alfred Hutton Memorial Challenge Cup". Les Armes (in French). 14 December 1913. p. 503-504. Retrieved 21 September 2022 – via calameo.com.