Harry Humby

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarry Robinson•Humby
Used nameHarry•Humby
Born8 April 1879 in St. Pancras, England (GBR)
Died23 February 1923 in Muswell Hill, England (GBR)
AffiliationsAlexandra Palace Rifle Club
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3


After placing second in the small-bore rifle individual event at the 1908 Olympics, Harry Humby had the best score of the British marksmen in the team event, although Arthur Carnell, who had beaten him for the individual title, did not compete in the team event. At the 1912 Olympics, Humby competed only in the clay pigeon competition, when he won a silver medal in the team event and was the leading Britain in the individual competition, finishing in fourth place. A captain in the Middlesex Regiment and member of the Alexandra Place Rifle Club, Humby made a third Olympic appearance in 1920 when he was a member of the fourth-placed team in the clay pigeon team event.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Harry Humby
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Small-Bore Rifle, 50 and 100 yards, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
Small-Bore Rifle, Disappearing Target, 25 yards, Men (Olympic) 8
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Harry Humby
Trap, Men (Olympic) 4
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR Harry Humby
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4