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Harold Miller

Charlton Athletic FC, Chelsea FC

1 appearance, 1 debut goal

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


captain: none
minutes played:


  Harold Sydney Miller
Birth 20 May 1902 at 7 Smith Street, Watford, Hertfordshire [registered in Watford, September 1902]. Birthdate confirmed by the 1939 register.

According to the 1911 census, Harold Sydney is the third of four children, all sons, to Edwin James, a signwriter, and Matilda (née Brinklow). They now live at 4 Smith Street in Watford.

  According to the 1921 census, Harold Sidney is now a grocers packer and is the youngest of the three sons still at home with their parents at Granville, on King Street in Watford.
Passenger List's revealed that Harold Miller was on the RMS Asturias, leaving Southampton for Buenos Aires. Stated as a foootballer and travelling second class with the rest of Chelsea FC squad
Marriage to Gladys A.M. Morgan [registered in Romford, Essex, September 1931]. Lived in Hampermill Lane, Oxhey. One son, Ronald H.
  According to the 1939 register, Harold S., a process worker for an asbestos company, is married to Gladys A. and living at 113 Hamperhill Lane in Oxhey.
Death 24 October 1988, aged 86 years 157 days [registered in Watford, October 1988].
Funeral 31 October 1988, at West Herts Crematorium.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) After Harold left school, worked for Henry Kingham and Sons in Watford High Street as a grocer. Started with Isthmian League club, St. Albans City FC before joining Charlton Athletic FC as a professional on 4 December 1922. Joined Chelsea FC on 14 June 1923, where he remained until he joined Northampton Town FC on 12 May 1939. He retired through the war.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions His older brothers, Herbert Edwin James and Redvers Buller were St. Alban City FC players as well as Watford FC amateurs.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 6lbs [1924]. 5' 6", 9st. 7lbs [1938]


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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 458th players (459) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 136, 24 May 1923, Sweden 1 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm, aged 21 years 4 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions His brother, Herbert was an England amateur international.
Died sixteen days after Jackie Milburn, nineteen after Ron Staniforth and 21 days after Eddie Shimwell.
Miller is the fourth (of five) ex-England players to die in October 1988, making this the deadliest month (excluding February 1958).

Beyond England

In 1939, Harold went to work for the Universal Asbestos Company where he stayed until 1961, when the company Ron Miller Dairy Farmers was formed. He became a founding director and secretary and held this position until his death, playing an active part in the growth of the firm. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.174./Newspaper obituary


Harold Miller - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
3 1 0 90 1 90 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.


Harold Miller - 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 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Harold Miller - Match History
 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 21
- 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm tour AW reserve
1 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW Start 59 il
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 0 full cap  
- 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD reserve