Frederick Agnew Gill

Gill (far right) and the All Ireland Polo Club team of 1922
Medal record
Men's polo
Representing a
Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1900 Paris Team competition

Captain Frederick Agnew Gill (born May 1873 - died 4 June 1938) was a British army officer and a polo player in the 1900 Summer Olympics. He was polo manager at the Ranelagh Club in London.[1]

Biography

He was born in 1873 and educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. On 13 March 1893 he was appointed a second lieutenant of the 3rd Dragoon Guards.[2]

At the 1900 Olympics he was part of the Bagatelle Polo Club de Paris team, which won the bronze medal for polo.

At the outbreak of the First World War he rejoined the British Army as a second lieutenant in the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars on 26 August 1914.[3] On 1 December 1914 he was given a temporary promotion to captain.[4] He was granted the permanent rank of captain on 21 January 1916.[5]

After the war, he represented the All Ireland Polo Club in their 1922 visit to the USA.[6]

He died in 1938.

References

  1. ^ "Frederick Agnew Gill". Olympedia. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ "No. 26382". The London Gazette. 14 March 1893. p. 1616.
  3. ^ "No. 28879". The London Gazette. 25 August 1914. p. 6701.
  4. ^ "No. 28991". The London Gazette (Supplement). 27 November 1914. p. 10150.
  5. ^ "No. 29540". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 April 1916. p. 3773.
  6. ^ Laffaye, Horace A. (2012). Polo in Britain: A History. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 104. ISBN 9780786489800.