Wilfred Holroyd

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilfred James•Holroyd
Used nameWilfred•Holroyd
Born14 December 1877 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died3 November 1961 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
NOC Great Britain


Wilfred Holroyd officially became a US citizen in 1910. He arrived in the US from Britain in 1900, and renounced his British citizenship that year, and declared his intention to become a US citizen, but he did not apply for naturalization until October 1910. He also competed in the non-Olympic junior foil event in 1904 and finished third.

At the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, Holroyd was still a British citizen and there is no entry record of him with any club so we continue to list him as British, although some earlier sources had him as an American.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Wilfred Holroyd
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 p2 r1/2
Foil, Individual, Boys (Olympic (non-medal)) 3