Fred Holmes

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick William "Fred"•Holmes
Used nameFred•Holmes
Born9 August 1886 in Cosford, England (GBR)
Died9 November 1944 in Smithfield, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Fred Holmes was a member of the City of London Policy team that won the Tug-of-War at the 1920 Olympics. After retiring from the police he settled in Hadleigh, Suffolk, but he died at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR Fred Holmes
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold