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Herbert Banks

Millwall Athletic FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


captain: none
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  Corporal Herbert Ernest Banks
Birth 19 June 1874 in Canterbury Street, Coventry, Warwickshire [registered in Coventry, June 1874]. Birthdate confirmed by the 1939 register
Baptism 19 July 1874 at St. Peter's Church, Coventry; His father's occupation was stated as carpenter, and they were living in Canterbury Street.

According to the 1881 census, Herbert E. was the sixth of eight children to Thomas and Mary Ann (née Tooth). His father was a joiner, now living at 55 Alum Rock Road in Aston.


According to the 1891 census, the Banks family had moved on to 4 Victoria Place in Crompton Road, Nechells, Birmingham. His mother had died, and his father now worker at the car factory. Herbert was not at this address at the time of the census. Where was he?


According to the 1901 census, Herbert Banks' occupation was a Footballer, boarding with the Leonard's at 31 Seysell Street in Poplar, London.

Marriage to Rose Emily Hawgood, in 2 December 1905, Aston Register Office [registered in Aston, December 1905].

According to the 1911 census, Herbert E. is now married to Rose and living at 190 Merrivale Road in Bearwood in Smethwick, Staffordshire.
This is also the address where Corporal Banks was discharged to on leaving the army on 31 July 1919.


According to the 1921 census, Herbert Ernest, a capstan lathe works, is still married, and still living at 190 Merrivale Road.

  According to the 1939 register, Herbert E. and Rose E. remain married and are still living at 190 Merrivale Road. He is a warehouseman at the screw works.
Death Early summer (but possibly before his birthday) 1947 in Kings Norton, aged 72 years nk days [registered in Smethwick, Staffordshire, June 1947].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his football playing with the juniors in Leamington. And carried on as player with the Seaforth Highlanders, playing competitively in India. He was on Everton FC's books in 1897, playing twice in the league, he went on loan to Scottish side, St. Mirren FC and remained in Scotland when Third Lanark FC signed him later that year, playing 28 Scottish league games, scoring three goals. He had become a Millwall Athletic FC player in March 1899, and after winning his only cap with England, playing 26 Southern League matches, scoring eleven, returned to Aston Villa FC in April 1901, making five league appearances. Six months later, on 9 November, he signed for Bristol Rovers FC, making forty League appearances, scoring eighteen times, as well as a 5s. fine for kicking in a door after a cup match with neighbours, Bristol City FC. He was out injured for a period, after being knocked down and run over by a cab whilst running for a tramcar in January 1902. He joined John Goodall's Watford FC in 1903, scoring 21 goals in nineteen Southern League appearances. Coventry City FC signed him in 1904, where he returned eighteen Birmingham & District League appearances with twelve goals. Banks spent his final season at Stafford Rangers FC, of the Birmingham League.
Club honours Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup winner 1897-98 (first Englishman to do so)
Individual honours Represented Glasgow in a representative match in 1898.
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 8", 12st. 2lbs [1901]. 5' 9", 15st 4lbs [1914]


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 257th players (260) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 71, 9 March 1901, England 3 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at The Dell, Milton Road, The Common, Southampton, aged 26 years 263 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1900-01;
Team honours British Championship winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders until 1896 and then the Royal Garrison Artillery in the first World War, later transferring to the Worcestershire Regiment. At the time of his enlistment, Banks' was a Metal Turner. After leaving football, he worked for a Birmingham engineering firm. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.22/23./Ancestry.com


Herbert Banks - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 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.


Herbert Banks - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Herbert Banks - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Herbert Banks - Match History
 Club: Millwall Athletic F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 26
1 71 9 March 1901 - England 3 Ireland 0, The Dell, Southampton BC HW Start il