Ralph Broome

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Olympic medal record
Silver medal – second place 1924 Chamonix Four-man

Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Howard Broome DSO MC (5 July 1889 – 25 January 1985) was a British Army officer and bobsledder who competed during the early 1920s. He was born in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India, and died in Poole, Dorset, England.[1]


Broome won a silver medal in the four-man event at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix.[1]

Earlier, Broome had been awarded the Military Cross (1915) and Distinguished Service Order (1918) while serving with the Wiltshire Regiment in the First World War.[2] He retired from the Royal Tank Corps as a lieutenant colonel in 1935.[3]


  1. ^ a b SR Olympic Sports Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ "No. 30801". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 July 1918. p. 8439. 
  3. ^ "British Military lists: Army lists > 1938–1941 – Half-yearly army list > 1940". National Library of Scotland. 31 December 1940. Retrieved 23 January 2016.