Sports Reference List of Olympians Killed in War
One notable exception from this list is that of Eric Liddell, the 1924 , 400 meter champion and 200 meter bronze medallist from Great Britain/Scotland, who died in Japanese occupied China during WWII. Why he is left off the list is not explained. Other names may also have been left off. Your help would be appreciated if there are others you notice missing.
Of note too, I have seen a list of over 400 international athletes , not all Olympians, who were killed in WWI including 3 Tour de France winners. The Tour was actually underway in 1914 when war was declared. The winner that year died a year later in WWI.
This is the list of track and field athletes only and pictures where available.
I recently found a review of the following book on the subject: