Charles Shepherd

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Woolley•Shepherd
Used nameCharles•Shepherd
Born27 February 1887 in ? (BAR)
Died31 July 1968 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsWhitchurch Hockey Club, Cardiff (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Charles Shepherd was the son of a Barbados-born doctor. The family moved to Cardiff in 1891, when Charles was just four-years-of-age. His father practiced in the town for over 25 years and Shepherd also became a doctor. He studied at Cardiff College, London University, and Charing Cross Hospital where he obtained a distinction in pharmacology. Like his father, he became a general practitioner

Shepherd played hockey for the Whitchurch Hockey Club in Cardiff and made his international début for Wales against Scotland at Abergavenny in 1907, just 10 days before his 20th birthday. He played for Wales in their only game at the 1908 London Olympics, a 3-1 defeat to Ireland, yet still collected a bronze medal.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Charles Shepherd
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Wales =3 Bronze