Walter Campbell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter Islay Hamilton•Verschoyle-Campbell
Used nameWalter•Campbell
Born14 October 1886 in Dublin (IRL)
Died11 July 1967 in Dublin (IRL)
AffiliationsDUHC, Dublin (IRL)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Ireland


Civil engineer Walter Campbell was one of four sons of the Very Reverend Richard Stuart Dobbs Campbell, the one-time Dean of Clonmacnoise, County Offaly. Walter attended Marlborough College, and then went to Dublin University. He played hockey at university and gained selection for the Irish team at the 1908 London Olympics. He played in both of Ireland’s matches at the White City; the 3-1 semi-final win over Wales, and then the 8-1 defeat by England in the final. During World War I, Campbell served with the Corps of the Royal Engineers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1908 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR IRL Walter Campbell
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Ireland 2 Silver