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Herbert Haydon Wilson

Olympic medal record


Men's Polo
Gold 1908 London Team competition

Herbert Haydon Wilson (February 14, 1875 – April 11, 1917) was a British polo player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

Youngest son of Sir Samuel Wilson, of Ireildoune, Victoria, Australia, and of Lady Wilson, of 77, Marine Parade, Brighton. Served in the South African Campaign (twice Mentioned in Despatches).

He was a member of the British polo team Roehampton, which won the gold medal.

Wilson was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a captain with the Royal Horse Guards near Arras. He was buried in the Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery nearby.[1].

References

  1. Wilson, Herbert Hayden, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 28 September 2008


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