Humphrey Patrick Guinness

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Humphrey Patrick Guinness (March 24, 1902 – February 10, 1986) was a British polo player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Olympic medal record
Men's polo
Silver medal – second place 1936 Berlin Team competition


He was born on 24 March 1902, and was educated at Eton College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. His father Lt-Col Eustace Guinness DSO died at Bakenlaagte in the Second Boer War. His mother was Isabel, daughter of Charles Bell, J.P., of Woolsington Hall, Northumberland, England. His great-grandfather Robert Rundell Guinness (1789-1857) founded the Guinness Mahon bank in 1836.

He participated in the 1930 and 1936 International Polo Cup.[1][2] He became part of the British polo team, which won the silver medal in 1936. He played both matches in the tournament, the first against Mexico and the final against Argentina.

During World War II he served as a colonel in the Royal Scots Greys.[3] In 1946 he married Gladys, daughter of Major William Edward Gatacre. He died in 1986.


  1. ^ "New British Polo Four Shows Power". Christian Science Monitor. September 2, 1930. Retrieved 2011-04-12. A new British polo team of formidable strength developed over the week-end, as the result of the test match for the ...
  2. ^ "Brilliant Polo Game Won by United States Quarter. Great Britain Puts Up a Great Battle in First of International Matches for the Famous Westchester Cup. Played at the Meadow Brook Club. Guest Busy Defending Pedley's Great Angle Shooting". Christian Science Monitor. September 8, 1930. Retrieved 2011-04-12. A United States polo team that, after a slow start, grew more and more efficient as the game proceeded, met and conquered a British polo team that ...
  3. ^ entry, seen Sept 2012

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