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Geoffrey Holmes

Full name: Geoffrey Holmes
Gender: Male
Born: February 19, 1894 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 7, 1964 in Woking, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: British Army, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Toronto, Geoffrey Holmes was a student at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario when the First World War broke out. He immediately enlisted in the British Army and served with these forces throughout the war. After the war ended he returned to Canada and completed his studies at the Royal Military College before once again travelling across the Atlantic to England.

A star in multiple sports during his college days, Holmes was captain of the British Army’s ice hockey team and as such was a natural choice for Great Britain’s first Olympic team. He played some part in 4 of the 5 games the British team played and scored his only Olympic goal in the 19-3 rout of Belgium. Soon afterwards Holmes, who had become a devout Christian during the war, left his army career and ice hockey behind to become a missionary in East Africa. He ran an Anglican mission near Kabele, Rwanda for many years and was latterly ordained as a vicar.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 29 Chamonix Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1924 Winter 29 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1924-01-28 1 0 0
1924 Winter 29 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #1 2 1924-02-01 CAN 19, GBR 2 0
1924 Winter 29 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #3 1 1924-02-02 GBR 4, SWE 3 0
1924 Winter 29 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #3 1 1924-01-30 GBR 19, BEL 3 1
1924 Winter 29 Chamonix Ice Hockey Great Britain GBR Group B Match #5 2 1924-01-31 USA 11, GBR 0 0
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