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Harry Wood

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

3 appearances, 1 goal

P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 5: A 4
50% successful

1890-96

Captain: none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

  Harry Wood
Birth Friday, 26 June 1868 at Chapel Street, Walsall, Staffordshire [registered in Walsall, September 1868].
Talbot states 2 August. But his death registration states he was 83 years old when he died, not 82.
Baptised Sunday, 2 August 1868 at St. John's Church, in Walsall, Staffordshire.
 

According to the 1871 census, Harry is the second of three children to Henry and Mary. His father is a puddler and they live with one servant at Chapel Street in Walsall.

 

According to the 1881 census, Harry is still with his father Henry, but he has remarried, to Sarah. Harry has two more younger sisters and has also two step-siblings. They still live in Chapel Street.

Marriage to Alice Bates, on Monday, 22 December 1890 at St. George's Church, Walsall [registered in Walsall, December 1890]. Alice died in July 1927 at the Miltons Arms.
 

According to the 1891 census, Harry, here stated as Henry, is married to Alice and 'living on own means', they are living at 56 Rutter Street in Walsall.
At the time of their marriage, the end of 1890, they were both living at 104 Paddock Lane in Walsall.

 

According to the 1901 census, Harry is a football professional, still married to Alice. They have two sons, Harry and Arthur (although Arthur is not on this census). They live at 66 Milton Road in Southampton.

 

According to the 1911 census, Harry remains married, and still with two sons. Harry is a football trainer and they live at 34 Huslemere Road in Southsea. The census reveals that they have tragically lost a third child.

  According to the 1939 register, widowed Harry is a retired publican living at 11 Colbrook Avenue in Portsmouth, at the home of his son Arthur, who is also widowed, and is an insurance agent.
Death Thursday, 5 July 1951, at St. Marys Hospital in Milton, Portsmouth, aged 83 years 10 days [registered in Portsmouth, September 1951].
"WOOD
Harry (late Wolverhampton and Southampton Football Clubs), passed peacefully away at St. Mary's Hospital on the 5th Joly, aged 83 years. Re-united with his wife and son Arthur. With deepest respect.—Mrs. Gray, Kenneth, Betty, and family.
"WOOD
Harry. In loving memory of my dear father, who passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on 5th July, aged 83 years. God bless you Dad—From Harry and family, in Australia." - Portsmouth Evening News, Friday, 6 July 1951
Probate "WOOD Harry of 6 Shaftesbury-road Southsea Portsmouth died 5 July 1951 Probate Winchester 13 February to Leonard Rodolph Maidment solicitor and Philip Henry Stranger solicitors clerk.
Effects £4377 10s. Cessate. New Grant 5 April 1952." [2019 equivalent: £138,520]

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Began his career with Walsall Swifts FC before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the summer of 1885, and helped them in the FA Cup, then Football League. A disagreement meant he left for the amalgamated team, Walsall Town Swifts FC on 13 February 1891 as Captain, before returning on 1 December for a £60 transfer fee. Joined Southampton FC in May 1898, becoming club captain. Retired in 1905.
League History
241 appearances, 110 goals
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 1888-98, 241 appearances, 110 goals.
debut: 6 October 1888, Accrington FC 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4 (one goal).
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1888-89 (six appearances, one goal), 1895-96 (six, three gls), winners 1892-93 (six, one gl);
Football League third place 1888-89 (17 appearances, 13 goals); Division One third place 1897-98 (27, 11 gls);
Southern League winners 1898-99, 1900-01, 1902-03, 1902-03, 1903-04;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions Father of Arthur Wood (Clapton Orient FC goalkeeper 1921-31). He was Guest of Honour at the 1939 FA Cup Final.
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 12st. 6lbs [1896], 5' 10", 12st. 10lbs [1903]. n bbbbbb

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] ENFA & Patrick Talbot's White Shirt, Black Country.

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 171st players (173) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 39, 15 March 1890, Wales 1 England 3, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 21 years 262 days.
Last match No. 58, 4 April 1896, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 27 years 283 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1889-90, 1895-96;
Team honours British Championship shared 1889-90;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A coach painter by trade. After retiring from playing, took up an appointment as Portsmouth FC's trainer, after which, he became a licensee, The Milton Arms, in the area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.274.


The Numbers
parties Appearances Comp.
Apps
minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
captain
4 3 3 270 1 270 min 1 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.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away venue
British Championship
3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1895-96 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0

Match History

 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - three full appearances (270 min), 1 gl

F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full appearances (270 min), 1 goalx

Age 21
1 39 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start il
2 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 25 il
  

Age 22
43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HW reserve
  

Age 27
3 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow BC AL Start il
  

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