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Eddie Latheron

Blackburn Rovers FC

2 appearances, 1 debut goal

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 4: A 6
50% successful

1913-14

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Gunner Edwin Gladstone Latheron
Born early (before April) 1887 in (possibly 4 Railway Cottages), Carlin How, North Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Guisborough, June 1887].
Certainly not 22 December 1887!

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, the four year old Edwin is the seventh of eight children to John Summerson and Martha Ann (née Brampton). His father is a signalman and they all live at 93 North Ormesby Road in Middlesbrough.

According to the 1901 census, Edwin has another brother, and is one of five children that live with their signalman father at 51 Haddon Street, Middlesbrough. Edwin is an errand boy.

According to the 1911 census, Edwin is boarding with his new wife of one year, Bertha, with his mother-in-law, Emma Livesey. They live at 14 Selous Street in Blackburn. He is stated as being a Professional Footballer.

Married: to Bertha Livesey, at St Mark's Church, Witton [registered in Blackburn, Lancashire, September 1910]. One son, Walter.
Killed in Action on 14 October 1917, aged 30 years unknown days [registration not found], in the Battle of Passchendaele, West Flanders, one of 13,000 Allied casualties. Buried in a military cemetery at Vlamertinghe in Belgium.
Edwin was stated as living at the Cemetery Hotel in Whalley New Road in Blackburn, he left £976 1s. 6d. to his widowed wife, Bertha.
Height/Weight: 5' 5", 10st. 8lbs [1907].

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with South Bank Corinthians FC before joining neighbouring club Grangetown Athletic FC, he joined Blackburn Rovers FC in March 1906 for a £25 fee after playing in an FA Amateur Cup match. He played in 258 league matches, scoring 94 times. He guested for Blackpool FC during the war.
Club honours Football League Champions 1911-12, 1913-14; FA Charity Shield winners 1912;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 368th players (373) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 115, 17 March 1913, England 4 Wales 3, a British Championship match at Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, aged 25/26 years nk days.
Last match No. 117, 14 February 1914, England 0 Ireland 3, a British Championship match at Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, aged 26/27 years nk days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1912-13, 1913-14;
Team honours British Championship winners 1912-13;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Tragedy

"Mr. Middleton, secretary of the Blackburn Rovers F.C., recived news to-day that Gunner Edwin Latheron, of the R.F.A., was killed on Sunday, the 14th inst. Latheron played inside-right for the Rovers for many seasons. He leaves a widow and a son. McGhie, another of the Rovers' players serving in the same battalion, sends the information in a letter in which he says:
" 'It seems that a shell dropped close by our dugout and the splinters passed through the opening, killing both Eddie and another gunner. I have lost my best friend. He was a happy, strong, and tremendous worker and a very fine soldier. If anybody has done his bit in this war it has been Eddie. He was extremely popular in the battalion, and everybody is sincerely sorry.' "
- The Lancashire Daily Post, Tuesday, 23 October 1917.

Beyond England

He remained with Rovers until his death in 1917, whilst serving with the Royal Field Artillery. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.154.

 

Eddie Latheron - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 1 180 min 1 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.

 

Eddie Latheron - 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 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 1 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 1 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0

 

Eddie Latheron - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1912-13 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
BC 1913-14 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 1 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 1 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 6 -2 1 0 2.00 3.00 50.0 =0

 

Eddie Latheron - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 25/26
1 115 17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol BC HW Start 30 il
Age 26/27
2 117 14 February 1914 - England 0 Ireland 3, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HL Start il

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