William Hirons

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam•Hirons
Used nameWilliam•Hirons
Born15 June 1871 in Bloxham, England (GBR)
Died5 January 1958 in Nottingham, England (GBR)
Measurements95 kg
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Thirty-six-year-old Bill Hirons was the oldest member of the City of London Police team that won the tug-of-war gold medal at the 1908 Games. Like the other members of the team, he was a member of the City of London Police. Hirons later lived in Oxfordshire and often refereed tug-of-war contests, including an interesting one between English and Irish nurses at a local hospital at Banbury in 1933.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR William Hirons
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) London City Police 1 Gold