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He also won a silver medal for the 200m.
In 1871 he had so far advanced as to receive the silver medal of the Edinburgh Society of Arts for a paper suggesting improvements in lighthouse apparatus.
He was a Prince of Mecca, a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, the holder of the Croix de Guerre (with palms), the Italian silver medal arid various British war medals.
Jessica Mendoza, aged nine, was the youngest member of the English squad, which went on to clinch a team silver medal.
In 1995 they were each awarded a silver medal by the Academy of Arts, Science, Letters, Paris.