Chaloner McCrae Humphrey Mannington Caffyn (28 April 1891 – 28 March 1917) was an English professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the English national team.[1]

Chaloner Caffyn
Born (1891-04-28)28 April 1891
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 28 March 1917(1917-03-28) (aged 25)
Avesnes-le-Comte, France
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Position Goaltender
Played for Princes Ice Hockey Club
National team  England
Playing career 1912–1913

Personal life edit

Born in Australia, Caffyn grew up in Portsmouth and was educated at Cheltenham College.[1] He trained as an engineer at the University of Zurich and worked at the Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Company in Birmingham.[1] On 14 September 1914, a month after the outbreak of the First World War, Caffyn was commissioned into the East Surrey Regiment as a second lieutenant.[1] He served with the regiment on the Western Front for 18 months before being seconded to the Royal Flying Corps.[1] Lieutenant Caffyn was killed on 28 March 1917 flying Nieuport Scout A.6673 when the aircraft's wings collapsed over Avesnes-le-Comte.[1][2] He was buried at the Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension.[3] His elder brother Harold had been killed in Hainaut two years earlier.[4]

Career statistics edit

International career edit

    Regular season   Goal statistics   Playoffs   Goal statistics
Season Team Competition GP W L T SO Min GA GAA PIM GP W L T SO Min GA GAA PIM
1912–13 England Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace[1] 4 3 1 0 2 160 3 0.75
International career totals 4 3 1 0 2 160 3 0.75

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Chaloner Caffyn - Profile". SIHR. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ Kilduff, Peter (19 October 2014). Billy Bishop VC Lone Wolf Hunter: The RAF Ace Re-Examined. London: Grub Street. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-909808-13-3. OCLC 895882900.
  3. ^ "Casualty Details: Chaloner McCrae Caffyn". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Casualty Details: Harold Hunt Caffyn". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 27 July 2020.