John Yate Robinson

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing United Kingdom Great Britain
( England)
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team competition

John Yate Robinson MC (6 August 1885 — 23 August 1916)[1] was a field hockey player, who won a gold medal with the English team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[2][3]

Son of clergyman the Reverend Edward Cecil Robinson and his wife Edith Isabella,[4] he was educated at Radley College[3] and Merton College, Oxford, where he was awarded his MA in 1912.[1] He was on the Oxford University hockey team from 1905 through 1909, eventually captaining it.

He became a captain in the North Staffordshire Regiment in 1914, and served at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia. He was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross.[1]

He died aged 31 at Roehampton, from wounds he had received in action at El Hannah in Mesopotamia.[1][3][5] He was buried at Great Malvern Cemetery, Worcestershire.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 49.
  2. ^ "John Robinson". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "John Yate Robinson". Radley College Archives. Radley College. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Casualty". Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015.


  • Radley College Register 1847-1962, 1965.