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George Ashmore

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 3 goals against
0 clean sheets

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 5: A 3
100% successful

captain: none
minutes played:

  George Samuel Austin Ashmore
Birth 5 May 1898 in Plymouth, Devonshire [registered as George Samuel A. in Plymouth, June 1898].
Baptism 25 May 1898 at Charles the Martyr Church in Plymouth

According to the 1901 census, a two year-old George was living/visiting his Grandad with his mother, Edith.  His Grandad, George Ryder, is a retired policeman, living at 140 Grenville Road in Plymouth,


According to the 1911 census, reunited with his entire family in his fathers hometown of Birmingham. George is now the eldest of four children (all born in Plymouth) to Samuel Austin and Edith Evelyn (née Ryder), His father is a Naval Pensioner Switchboard Assistant. They live at 24 Herbert Road, Handsworth, Birmingham.

  According to the 1921 census, George S., now a professional football (for West Bromwich Albion FC) is visiting the Canfield family at 24 Greenfield Street in Waltham Abbey.
Marriage to Olive Gertrude Canfield, on 7 June 1924 at St. Lawrence & Holy Cross Church in Waltham Abbey [registered in Edmonton, June 1934].
  According to the 1939 register, George S.A., an assistant switchboard attendant at Birmingham Power Station, is married to Olive, and they live at 41 Mervyn Road in the Handsworth area of Birmingham.
Death 19 May 1973 at 41 Mervyn Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, aged 75 years 14 days. [registered as George Samuel A. in Birmingham, June 1873].
Probate "ASHMORE George Samuel Austin otherwise George Samuel of 41 Mervyn Rd Birmingham 21 died 19 May 1973 Probate Birmingham 5 October £5721."


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in South Devon. Played with Nineveh Wesley FC of the Handsworth League, before joining West Bromwich Albion FC in November 1919.  Played 245 league matches before moving to Chesterfield FC on 2 October 1931 and completing another 71 league appearances, retiring on 22 December 1933.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 1lb [1927]


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became 504th players (504) to appear for England. 55th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 150, 24 May 1926, Belgium 3 England 5, an end-of-season friendly match at Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen, aged 28 years 19 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Only the fourth Devonshire player to represent England, the first goalkeeper.
Died a day after Joe Tate.

Beyond England

no information, although according to Tony Matthews, worked for the Midlands Electricity Board after he retired from playing. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.14./The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Tony Matthews (2005)


George Ashmore - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Mins. GA GA Av.
Comp GA Clean
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
2 1 0 90 3 30 0 0 0 min none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


George Ashmore - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2 0 0 5.00 3.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2 0 0 5.00 3.00 100.0 +1

Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x
Age 28
1 150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen tour AW Start gk
151 27 May 1926 - France vs. England, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris - match postponed pp squad member