Henry Macintosh

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Henry Macintosh
Henry Macintosh 1913.jpg
Henry Macintosh in 1913
Personal information
Born 10 June 1892
Kelso, Scottish Borders, Great Britain
Died 26 July 1918 (aged 26)
Albert, Somme, France
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 200 m
Club University of Cambridge
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.7 (1913)
200 m – 22.1 (1913)[1][2]

Henry Maitland Macintosh (10 June 1892 – 26 July 1918) was a Scottish track and field athlete and winner of gold medal in 4 × 100 metres relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1]

Macintosh was born in Kelso and educated at Glenalmond College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. A sprinter, at the Stockholm Olympic Games he was eliminated in the first round of the 100 metres and did not finish in the semi-final of the 200 metres. As the second leg in the British 4 × 100 m relay team, he won a gold medal, in spite of finishing second after United States in the semifinal. The United States was later disqualified for a fault in passing the baton – the same mistake was made in the final by the world record holder and main favourite German team.

In 1913, Macintosh served as president of the Cambridge University Athletics Club, won the Scottish title, and equaled the British record over 100 yards. He ran his last competition in 1914 and left to South Africa.[1] After the start of World War I he was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He died as a captain at age 26, from wounds sustained during the Second Battle of the Somme. He was buried in Senlis French National Cemetery.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c Henry Macintosh. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Henry Macintosh. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Macintosh, Henry Maitland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 14 September 2008
  4. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015.