Louis Baillon

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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

Louis Charles Baillon (born 5 August 1881 in Stanley,[1] Falkland Islands — died 9 September 1965 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire). His father, Louis Augustine Baillon, had emigrated to the Falkland Islands in the mid-1800s. He returned to England in 1888 with his family, including the young Louis. As he grew, Louis Charles Baillon became a good all-round sportsman. As a field hockey player he won a gold medal with the England team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Palmer, Stephen. "BAILLON, LOUIS CHARLES 1881-1965". Dictionary of Falklands Biography including South Georgia. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Great Olympians". Skynet. Retrieved 17 October 2015.