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Arthur Leighton

Full name: Arthur Francis Leighton
Gender: Male
Born: March 6, 1889 in Esk, Queensland, Australia
Died: June 15, 1939 in Walsall, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Walsall Hockey Club, Walsall (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Australian-born Arthur Leighton was the first pupil from Bishop’s Stortford College to win a hockey blue. After going up to Caius College, Cambridge, he played against Oxford in 1908, 1909, and 1910 and captained the Cambridge team in his final year. While at Caius, Leighton made his international début in 1909, going on to win 27 England caps. During the war, Leighton won a Military Cross as a lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery and despite being severely gassed, continued to play top class sport after the war. Although playing occasionally for Hampstead, he was the regular centre-forward for Walsall and the East Midlands and won his final England cap in 1921. On giving up the sport in 1927 he was appointed an England selector. After his war service, Arthur Leighton took up a post with AS Smith & Sons, a firm of hardware manufacturers in Walsall, of which he later became a director.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1920-09-01 2 1
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #1 1 1920-09-01 GBR 5, DEN 1
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #3 1 1920-09-03 GBR 12, BEL 1 1
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