Wesley Harding

Biographical information

Full nameWesley Eldred•Harding
Used nameWesley•Harding
Born1893 in Bristol, Bristol, England (GBR)
Died27 December 1925 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England (GBR)
AffiliationsCambridge University AFC, Cambridge (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Educated at St Paul’s College Cheltenham where he played tennis, cricket and football before going to King’s College, Cambridge from where he obtained a BA and BSc, obtaining his degree with honours in Science. He served as a Lieutenant with the Durham Light Infantry during World War I, where he served in France for five months and suffered injuries but subsequently recovered and went on to win a football Blue at Cambridge in 1919. The following year he gained selection for the Great Britain squad to go to the Olympic Games in Belgium. Harding later became a teacher at Oundle School before being appointed headmaster at King James’ Grammar School in Bishop Auckland where he died suddenly in 1925 of a heart attack at the age of 32 which, it was believed, was allied to the injuries he sustained during the War


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Football (Football) GBR Wesley Harding
Football, Men (Olympic) Great Britain DNS