Edward Allman-Smith

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Edward Allman-Smith
Born(1886-11-03)3 November 1886
Died17 November 1969(1969-11-17) (aged 83)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Royal Army Medical Corps
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War
Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing United Kingdom Great Britain
( Ireland)
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Team

Brigadier Edward Percival Allman-Smith (3 November 1886 – 17 November 1969) was an Irish soldier and field hockey player.

Hockey player[edit]

Allman-Smith played hockey for Dublin University Hockey Club and Ireland. He was a member of the Ireland team that won the silver medal at the 1908 London Olympics. Allman-Smith played in both the 3-1 win against Wales on 29 October and in the 8-1 defeat against England in the final on 31 October.[1][2][3] The Ireland team was part of the Great Britain Olympic team.

Military career[edit]

During the First World War Allman-Smith served as an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps.[4] Between 1941 and 1942 he served as Deputy Director of Medical Services BritishPalestine and Trans-Jordan.[5]


  1. ^ "The Fourth Olympiad : London 1908" (PDF). La84foundation.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Eric Allman-Smith Olympic medals and stats". Databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 27 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Medal card of Smith, Edward Percy Allman Corps: Royal Army Medical Corps ..." The National Archives. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Search for generals". Generals.dk. Retrieved 18 February 2015.