Albert Ireton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert•Ireton
Used nameAlbert•Ireton
Born15 May 1879 in Baldock, England (GBR)
Died4 January 1947 in Stevenage, England (GBR)
Measurements93 kg
AffiliationsCity Police ABC, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


In addition to being the lightest member of the City of London Police team that won the Tug-of-War at the 1908 Olympics, Albert Ireton also competed as a heavyweight boxer. His appearance in the ring was brief, as in the first round of his first bout, he was knocked out by Sid Evans, the reigning ABA champion. Evans went on to win the silver medal, losing in the final to Ireton’s fellow London City policeman Albert Oldman.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Albert Ireton
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) =4
Tug-Of-War GBR Albert Ireton
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) London City Police 1 Gold