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Billy Bryant

Clapton FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 2
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disciplined: none
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Full name William Ingram Bryant
Born 1 March 1899, a British Subject born in Ghent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Attended St. Olaves Grammar School in Chelmsford.

Census Notes

Not on the 1901 census, but the 1911 census return shows the birthplaces of the five children. The Bryants had returned to England and returned to Belgium at some point, and most certainly in Ghent in April 1901.

According to the 1911 census, William Ingram is now the oldest of five children to their parents Bryan Ingram and Gertrude Agnes (née Fletcher). They live at 195 Brockley Rise in Forest Gate. His father is a commercial traveller, selling seeds.
According to the London Electoral Rolls, William Ingram Bryant was still residing with his parents at 195 Brockley Rise until his marriage. From 1928, he and his wife, Dorothy, were living at 57 Broadfield Road in Hither Green. By 1932, they were living with his sister and mother at 28 Garlies Road in Sydenham, where they still were, until at least, in 1939. 

Married to Dorothy Nellie Isard [registered in Lewisham, December 1921].
Died 21 January 1986 in Witham, Essex, aged 86 years 326 days [registered in Braintree, January 1986].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st. 0lbs [1927].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & the family tree at Prattens.co.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Clapton FC from school before joining Millwall Athletic FC in August 1925. Returned to Clapton FC in May 1931, retiring in 1933.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1923-24, 1924-25; Football League Division Three (south) winners 1927-28;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 490th players (493) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 146, 21 May 1925, France 2 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 26 years 81 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England amateur (seven appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Later a football reporter for The Sunday Referee and a director of a wholesale seed company. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.51/52.


Billy Byrant - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Billy Byrant - 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 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1


Billy Byrant - Match History
 Club: Clapton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 26
1 146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Fr AW Start ch