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Arthur Bambridge

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 13: A 2
67% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Arthur Leopold Bambridge
Birth Sunday, 16 June 1861 at 3 Sheet Street, New Windsor, Berkshire [registered in Windsor, Berkshire, September 1861].

According to the 1861 census, Sophia (née Thorrington) Bambridge was pregnant with Arthur, living at 3 Sheet Street in New Windsor, and five other children. His father, William Samuel, is a Photographer.


According to the 1871 census, nine year old Arthur, was living at Kings Road, Adelaide Place in New Windsor with his parents and brother, Edward.


According to the 1881 census, four brothers (George, Ernest, Edward and Arthur) living together at 22 Spencer Road in Battersea, London.  Arthur was an art student. They had two servants.

Marriage to Anna Charlotte Caroline Siebert, on 2 November 1891 in Friedrishcort, Kiel, Germany [not registered in the UK].
"BAMBRIDGE—SIEBERT ― Nov. 2, at Friedrichsort, near Kiel, by Pastor Runze, Arthur Leopold, son of the late William Bambridge, of Windsor, to Anna Charlotte, daughter of the late Jacob Wilhelm Siebert, of Frankfort on-the-Main." -
Saturday, 21 November 1891, Berkshire Chronicle

According to the 1891 census, Arthur L. is a painter and artist lodging with the Hibbitt's at 57 Bedford Gardens in Kensington.

  "BAMBRIDGE―On March 7th, at 12, Edith-villas, West Kensington, the wife of Arthur L. Bambridge, of a son." - Wednesday, 10 March 1897, The London Standard

According to the 1901 census, Arthur L. is married to German national, Anna, with two children, Frederick and Emily Louise, and two servants. Living at 12 Edith Villas in Fulham. Arthur is an artist.
According to 1902 Post Office Directory, Arthur is still living at 12 Edith Villas.

Divorced 6 June 1904
"In the Divorce Court yesterday, the case of Bambridge v. Bambridge and Murphy was heard before Mr. Justice Barnes and a common jury. This was the petition of the husband, Mr. Arthur Leopold Bambridge, described as an artist, for the dissolution of his marriage on the ground of his wife's adultery with captain Murphy.
"Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said that the respondent had originally filed a petition for divorce, alleging cruelty and adultery on the part of her husband, but she was not now represented and did not appear. The parties were married in November, 1891, in Germany, and they lived together in England down to the years 1902. There were two children of the marriage. The husband and wife lived happily for six or seven years, and then there were certain disputes, the respondent complaining that her husband did not spend sufficient money in taking her about so that she might enjoy herself. The evidence would show that Mrs. Bambridge used to be alone with captain Murphy in his sitting-room, and also frequently went driving with him.
"The jury awarded petitioner £500 damages, and his lordship granted a decree nisi."
- Thursday, 12 November 1903, St. James' Gazette/London Daily News [2018 equivalent £42,505]

According to the 1911 census, Arthur L. is single, and certainly living on his own as an artist. Living at Norfolk Cottage in Pinner, Harrow in London.
London Electoral Rolls stated that from 1918, he was living at two addresses, at Farncombe, Southfield Park, and at The New House in Station Road, both in Pinner.

Death Tuesday, 27 November 1923 at Leigh-on-Sea, aged 62 years 164 days [registered in Rochford, Essex, December 1923].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended St. Mark's School in Windsor, making the football team in 1877; joined Upton Park FC in 1879, and through his playing career played for Swifts FC, Clapham Rovers FC. Retired in 1884 because of injury.
Corinthians guested for the great team
Club honours Berkshire FA
Individual honours None
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 81st players (83) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back and inside-right;
First match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 19 years 255 days.
Last match No. 20, 23 February 1884, Ireland 1 England 8, a British Championship match at Ulster Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast, aged 22 years 252 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Arthur Bambridge was the younger brother of Charlie Bambridge and EH Bambridge. One of the elder brothers, George, was the Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beyond England

After his injury enforced his retirement, Bambridge journeyed abroad to study art and was a member of the Royal Academy. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.21.

The Numbers
parties Appearances withdrew comp. apps minutes captain
5 3 one 1 270 0 none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
3 2 0 1 13 2 +11 1 1 4.333 0.667 66.7 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly matches
2 1 0 1 5 1 +4 1 1 2.50 0.50 50.0 =0
Away venue
British Championship
1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Swifts F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - three full appearances (270 min)x

Age 19
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Blackburn Fr HL Start lb

Age 20
14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Belfast Fr AW reserve

 Clubs: Swifts F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - two full appearances (180 min)  

Age 21
2 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HW Start ir
18 24 February 1883 - England 7 Ireland 0, Liverpool Cricket Ground, Liverpool Fr HW replacement, then withdrew

Age 22
3 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start ir
It was Cursham's goal, not AB's