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Barney Solomon

Full name: John Charles "Barney" Solomon
Gender: Male
Born: February 11, 1883 in Camborne, Cornwall, Great Britain
Died: June 27, 1952 in Redruth, Cornwall, Great Britain
Affiliations: Cornwall RFU, (GBR) / Redruth RFC, Redruth (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rugby

Related Olympians: Brother of Bert Solomon.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Barney Solomon and his more celebrated younger brother [Bert] both played for Cornwall in the 1908 Olympic final against Australia. Barney was called up as a late replacement for Barrie Bennetts on the morning of the game. Unlike his brother, Barney was not a member of the successful County Championship winning side against Durham earlier in the year. The two brothers were keen members of the Redruth Racing Pigeon Club. Barney played for Redruth and by occupation was a Cornish tin miner who worked underground, and died from advanced silicosis in 1952. He, and wife Eliza, had 14 children.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Rugby Men's Rugby Cornwall GBR 2 Silver

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1908 Summer 25 London Rugby Cornwall GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-10-26 ANZ 32, Cornwall 3 Back 0 0 0 0 0
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