Henry Goldsmith

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Olympic medal record
Men's Rowing
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Men's eights

Henry Mills Goldsmith (22 July 1885 – 9 May 1915) was a British rower who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was killed in action during the First World War.

Goldsmith was born at Plympton, Devon and was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge.[1] He rowed for Cambridge in the Boat Race in 1906 and 1907. Although he did not row in the Boat Race in 1908, he was a member of the Cambridge crew which made up a boat in the eights and won the bronze medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2]

Goldsmith served in the First World War as a lieutenant with the Devonshire Regiment[3] He was killed in action, aged 29, at Fromelles during the Second Battle of Ypres.[4] His remains were not recovered and his name is inscribed on the Ploegsteert Memorial nearby.[5]

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  1. ^ Jesus College in the First World War Archived 6 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Sports Reference Olympic Sports - Henry Goldsmith Archived 2 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Supplement to the London Gazette, 24 February 1915
  4. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Goldsmith, Henry Mills, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 19 August 2008