Charles Miller

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharles Darley•Miller
Used nameCharles•Miller
Born23 October 1868 in Marylebone, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died22 December 1951 in Putney, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsRoehampton Club
NOC Great Britain

Biography

After attending Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge, Charles Miller went to India to work for the family merchant trading house. In India, he took up polo for the first time and played regularly during his summers back in England. While on leave in 1901, he founded the Roehampton Club and after resigning his post in India became managing director at Roehampton, a position he held until 1950. Miller played in one Westchester Cup match in 1902 and was a member of the Roehampton team that won the Olympic tournament in 1908. During the war, Charles Miller commanded the Remount Depot at Rouen and on being demobilized in 1919 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel resumed his duties at Roehampton.

An 8-goal player, Miller won the Roehampton Cup in 1901 and 1903 with Rugby and 1911 with Eaton, and won the Ranelagh Cup in 1897, 1901, 1902. His other titles included winning the All-Ireland Open Cup, Rugby Open Cup, Warwickshire, Cowdray Park Challenge, Social Clubs, Ladies Nomination, Villavieja, Public Schools, and Roehampton Cups. Miller was a member of the Polo Pony Society.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Polo GBR Charles Miller
Polo, Men (Olympic) Roehampton 1 Gold

Olympic family relations