Edgar Hose

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Edgar Geoffrey Stanley Hose (22 Jul 1867 – 21 Oct 1943) was an English international hockey player.

Early life[edit]

Edgar Hose was born in Camberwell, then in Surrey, the second son of John and Maria Henley Robinson.[1] His mother died before he was ten years old, and his widowed father married for a second time, to Jemima Closs Fieldwick. From this second marriage, Edgar gained two younger brothers, Henry Fieldwick Hose and Arthur Steains Hose[2] He had a younger sister, Mary, (born in 1870). Edgar's father, throughout this period, was involved in the manufacture of linen. Hose was educated at Dulwich College.


As a hockey player he played at outside-right and represented Bromley, Kent, South of England, and England[3] In 1897, Hose made his first appearance for the England national field hockey team against Ireland, and went on to play for them twice in 1899 (against ireland and Wales).[4]

He remained involved in hockey after he had ceased to play the game. In 1899 he wrote a chapter in J. Nicholson Smith and Philip A. Robson's Hockey: historical and practical, his chapter being dedicated to his position of Outside-right. In this publication he stated that: "Outside-right has been justly called the easiest place to fill satisfactorily in a hockey team.".[5] He later became the honorary secretary to the All England Women's Hockey Association (AEWHA) in 1899[6] just four years after the founding of that association.

Later life[edit]

Edgar married Kate in 1893 and they had a daughter, Dorothy Enid.[7] Edgar Hose died on 21 Oct 1943 aged 76, his death being registered in Cheltenham.[8]


  1. ^ 1871 England Census, Class: RG10; Piece: 689; Folio: 17; Page: 25; GSU roll: 823334
  2. ^ 1881 England Census, Class: RG11; Piece: 670; Folio: 59; Page: 6; GSU roll: 1341156.
  3. ^ J. Nicholson Smith, Philip A. Robson, Hockey: historical and practical, Issue 9, page ix, (Publisher - Innes), 1899
  4. ^ "Old Alleynian International Sportsmen – reports from The Alleynian, 1873 to date". The Alleynian. Dulwich College. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  5. ^ J. Nicholson Smith, Philip A. Robson, Hockey: historical and practical, Issue 9, page 224, (Publisher - Innes), 1899
  6. ^ The Academy and literature, Volume 56, p 301, 1899
  7. ^ Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901, Class: RG13; Piece: 691; Folio: 149; Page: 37.
  8. ^ General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office