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Harry Holmes

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry Charles Berkeley "Harry"•Holmes (Taylor-)
Used nameHarry•Holmes
Born12 November 1878 in Hampstead, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died8 February 1951 in Hampstead, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPolytechnic BC, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Representing the 17th Middlesex Rifles, Harold Holmes beat A. J. Miner to win the ABA featherweight title in 1905, three years after first competing in the Championships. In 1906, Holmes was eliminated in the semi-final by Charley Morris and the following year, lost to Morris again, but this time in the final. In 1908, and then a member of the Polytechnic Club, having switched from Columbia BC, Holmes stepped up to lightweight, and carried off the ABA title with a victory over George Jessup. Holmes later worked as a salesman in London’s Central Markets.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Harry Holmes
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) =4