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Herbert Rawson

Royal Engineers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
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Full name Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert Edward Rawson
Born 3 September 1852 in Port Louis, Mauritius [a British Subject not registered in the UK].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, is living with his uncle and aunty, Frederick and Frances Jane Hewlett, in St.Augustine's, The Rectory in Ticehurst, in East Sussex.

According to the 1871 census, Herbert E. was a gentleman cadet in the Army Service Corps Barracks at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, London.
The Army Lists reveal that Rawson joined the Royal Engineers on 12 September 1872, only nine months after Pelham von Donop.

Cannot be found on the 1881 census.

According to the 1891 census, Herbert E. is a Captain in the Royal Engineers visiting the Russell family in Ewhurst House, Prospect Lane in Andover.
Served as Lieutenant-Colonel in the Boer War 1899-1902

Cannot be found on the 1901-11 census'.

Died 18 October 1924 at 46 St. George's Road in Westminster, London, aged 72 years 45 days [registered in St George Hanover Square, December 1924]. Lived at Home Close in Heronsgate, Left £2536 8s. 6d. to his sister, Norah.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Rawson was educated at Westminster School.  He represented the school at football between 1869 and 1871, becoming captain in his final year.  After leaving school he joined Royal Engineers FC.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1873-74, winners 1874-75;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played first-class cricket as a wicketkeeper for Kent.


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 28th players (32) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 4, 6 March 1875, England 2 Scotland 2, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 184 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Brother of William

Beyond England

Served in the Royal Engineers 1872-1909, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Posted overseas in 1874. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.203.


Herbert Rawson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Herbert Rawson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0


Herbert Rawson - Match History
 Club: Royal Engineers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 22
1 4 6 March 1875 - England 2 Scotland 2, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HD Start for