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Dick Hill

Millwall FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


captain: none
minutes played:

  Sergeant Richard Henry Hill
Birth 26 November 1893 in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, March 1894]. Doug Lamming states he was born in Mapperley, the 1901 census return states Sneinton. Oldham Street, which was demolished in 1970, was situated at the very north of Sneinton.

According to the 1901 census, Richard Hy. is the sixth of seven children to James and Sarah Ann (née Musson). His father is a bricklayers labourer and they live at 17 Oldham Street in Nottingham.


According to the 1911 census, Richard H. is one of three children remaining with their parents, now at 27 Oldham Street. Richard is a printer. His father is a labourer in excavation. The census return states that Richard is one of nine and that three had died.

Marriage to Amelia Woolley, on 22 December 1917 at Sneinton Parish Church [registered in Nottingham, December 1917]. They had three children, Margaret Ivy (b.21 November 1919), Nancy May (b.29 August 1921) and Iris (b.3 April 1928).
  According to the 1921 census, Richard is now a professional footballer (for Millwall FC), and is now married to Amelia and they have one daughter, Peggy, and live with his wife's parents at 62 Carlton Road in the Sneinton area of Nottingham.
  According to the 1939 register, Richard, an ambulance attendant, is married to Amelia with one daughter, Nancy, and they live at 1 Swan Lane in Coventry.
Death 10 April 1971 in Coventry, aged 77 years 135 days [registered in Coventry, Warwickshire, June 1971]. Living at 35 Caludon Road in Stoke at the time of his death.
Funeral 16 April 1971, cremated at in Canley Crematorium, Coventry.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Started playing football with the Grenadier Guards, whom he served with during the First World War and was spotted by Millwall Athletic FC playing for the Army representative side in 1919. After 366 league appearances, Hill moved to Torquay United FC in July 1930, he made 28 league appearances, scoring his only league goal. Newark United FC in August 1931. In August 1934, Hill, now a trainer with Mansfield Town FC, signed with Sutton Town FC.
Club honours Football League Division Three South winners 1927-28;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 9¾" [1919], 5' 11", 11st. 6lbs [1925].


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became 504th players (505) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 150, 24 May 1926, Belgium 3 England 5, an end-of-season friendly match at Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen, aged 32 years 179 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became a trainer at Mansfield Town before taking up a similar position at Coventry City in 1935 until 1950, when he became trainer at Torquay United. He returned to Coventry City in a smaller coaching capacity, where he remained until months before his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.129.


Dick Hill - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
2 1 0 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.


Dick Hill - 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

Dick Hill - Match History

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

F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 32
1 150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen tour AW Start lb
151 27 May 1926 - France vs. England, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris - match postponed App squad member