Harvey Wood

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarvey Jesse•Wood
Used nameHarvey•Wood
Born10 April 1885 in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (GBR)
Died18 December 1958 in Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear, England (GBR)
Measurements193 cm / 89 kg
AffiliationsWest Bromwich Hockey Club, Birmingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Standing 6-4 (1.93) tall and weighing 14 stone (89 kg. [196 lbs.]), Harvey Wood was an unusually large man for a goalkeeper. After understudying the international, LH Gurney, at West Bromwich, the 23-year-old Wood won a regular place in the club team in 1908 and in his first season of top class hockey won international and Olympic honors. He played for England in all their matches in 1908 and, including the Olympic Games, he only conceded six goals in seven games. Despite a successful first season at international level, Harvey Wood did not play for England again.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Harvey Wood
Hockey, Men (Olympic) England 1 Gold