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Horace Colclough

Crystal Palace FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 2: A 0
100% successful

1914

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Corporal Albert Horace Colclough
name notes All information below is confirmed by his family, inparticular, his great niece, Nerys Colclough.
Born 5 November 1888 in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Wolstanton, December 1888].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Albert Horace is the second of two children to Albert and Elizabeth (née Appleby). His father is an artist on chinaware, his mother is a dressmaker. They live at Oxford in the Wolstanston area of Stoke, also with his grandmother, May Appleby.

According to the 1901 census, Albert H. now has another two younger siblings, and with his parents and his grandmother, they live at 49 Station Road in Cheadle, Stoke. His father is a potters painter.

According to the 1911 census, Albert is a pottery presser, living at 38 Bright Street in Meir, near Longton in Stoke. He has three more younger siblings, making him one of seven. They live with their parents and his grandmother. The census reveals that there were eight children, and that one died.
According to his war records, Albert H. reached the rank of Corporal, serving with the Royal Engineers. He was enlisted on 12 May 1915, given the army number 568426, and discharged on 11 July 1918 because he was no longer physically fit for war (XVI).

Married to Ethel Taylor [registered in Leek, Staffordshire, December 1914].
Died June 1976, aged 87 years [registered in Bournemouth, June 1976].
Place of death notes Although his death register is made in Bournemouth, it is possible to trace A.H. Colclough through the British Phone Books.  From 1961 until the 1967 edition, A.H. was living at Flat 28 of Bouverie Close in New Milton, east of Bournemouth. From the 1971 edition until 1976, A.H. was living back in Stoke, at 32 Barnfield, in Penkhull.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 5lbs [1912].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football until he joined Crewe Alexandra FC after a successful trial in August 1910. Joined Crystal Palace FC in June 1912. Retired through injury during World War One, while he was playing army football.
Club honours None
Individual honours Southern League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 379th players (379) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 118, 16 March 1914, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 25 years 131 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1913-14
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Attained international rank in his second first-class season, Crewe Alexandra FC was not in the Football League member in 1914. So his was a rapid rise. A great pity about the Great War injury - he would have been 30 at the time of Palace's 1921 promotion. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.70.

 

Horace Colclough - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Horace Colclough - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Horace Colclough - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1913-14 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Horace Colclough - Match History
 Club: Crystal Palace F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 25
1 118 16 March 1914 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start lb

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