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Harry Davis

The Wednesday Club

3 appearances, 1 goal

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 7: A 3
67% successful

1903-04

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Harry Davis
Born November 1879 in Wombwell, near Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, December 1879].

Birth notes

There was a Henry Davis born in Barnsley and registered in July to September 1880. This is where most publications fail, because all census returns call him Harry, and besides, Henry was born in Hoyland.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Harry is the youngest of six children to Elisha and Eliza (née Cliff). They board with the Berry's at 2 Pearsons Field in Wombwell. His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1891 census, Harry has two younger siblings, They live at 19 Cemetery Road in Wombwell in Barnsley. His father is a coal miner.

According to the 1901 census, Harry is now a professional footballer married to Florence, with two children, Clare and Lewis. They live at 27 Vere Road. In fact, his back yard overlooked Owlerton stadium, in Ecclesfield area of Sheffield.

According to the 1911 census, Harry is still married with three more children, Stanley, Harry and Dorothy. He is now a publican, at The Duke Inn, 11 Matilda Street in Sheffield.
Taking over the tenancy left by Willie Foulkes.

Married to Florence Ogley Parkin, 25 December 1898 in St Peter's Church, Barnsley [registered in Barnsley, December 1898].
Died 19 October 1945, aged 65 years x days [registered in Sheffield, December 1945].
Height/Weight 5' 4", 11st. 10lbs [1903].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his junior career with Ardsley Parish FC in 1895 before joining Barnsley FC for £5 in 1897. Joined Wednesday FC in January 1900 for £200 plus William Simmons. He broke his thumb in October 1902, but he broke his leg in 1906 and played little afterwards.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1899-1900; Football League Champions 1902-03, 1903-04;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 278th player (281) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 77, 14 February 1903, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 23 years x days.
Last match No. 79, 4 April 1903, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 23 years x days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1902-03;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"HARRY DAVIS SUSPENDED.
The Sheffield Wednesday Club have received information from the Football Association that their outside right, Harry Davis, has been suspended for 14 days commencing from [2 December 1904]. This will prevent Davis playing against Notts County to-day and Sheffield United next Saturday. It may be remembered that Davis was ordered off the field by the referee for striking an opponent in the match with Everton at Owlerton on November 12." - Evening Telegraph
, 3 December 1904

Beyond England

After retiring, he remained with Wednesday who became the their assistant trainer. Later became a Sheffield newsagent. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.84.

 

Harry Davis - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 3 270 1 270 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.

 

Harry Davis - 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 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1

 

Harry Davis - Match Record - Tournament Matches
AllBritish Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1902-03 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1

 

Harry Davis - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 23
1 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start 83 or
2 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth HW Start or
3 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield AL Start or

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