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Henry Birtles

Full name: John Henry Birtles
Gender: Male
Born: 1874 in Moseley, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: February 4, 1935 in Moseley, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Moseley Wanderers, Moseley (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Henry Birtles played for the Moseley club for over 20 years and was still playing for them beyond the age of 42. He was captain of the second XV that won the Midland Counties Junior Cup for the eighth time in 1904. His younger brothers George and Spencer also played for Moseley and George was a Midlands County player. Henry was the captain of the Moseley Wanderers team at the 1900 Paris Olympics when he was one of the half-backs . He converted the second-half try scored by [Joseph Wallis] and also kicked a penalty to contribute five of Moseley’s eight points. Like his father before him, Henry Birtles was a commercial traveller.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer Paris Rugby Men's Rugby Moseley Wanderers GBR 2T Silver

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1900 Summer Paris Rugby Moseley Wanderers GBR Round-Robin Match #2 2 1900-10-28 Union des Sociétés Français de Sports Athletiques 27, Moseley Wanderers 8 Full-Half 5 0 1 1 0
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