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Fred Fox

Millwall Athletic FC

1 appearance, 2 goals against

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 2
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Frederick Samuel Fox
Birth Tuesday, 22 November 1898 in Highworth, near Swindon, Wiltshire [registered in Highworth, December 1898]. His service records state Fox was born on 4 November, however, his 1939 register and history books state the 22nd.


According to the 1901 census, Frederick is the only child to Samuel and Alice. His father is a railway shearing machinist. They live at 9 Beatrice Street in Swindon.


According to the 1911 census, and still the only child, Frederick is a scholar, while his father is a 'machineman shearing iron, etc.'. They live at 75 Roseberry Street in Swindon.
According to his seamen records, Fox, a fitter & turner, engaged with the Royal Navy Air Service on 24 January 1917, serving with them until 31 March 1918. Serving at President II, a stone frigate in Crystal Palace, Cranwell and then Kingsnorth, then serving on board the Daedalus, a depot ship, from 1 July 1917.

  According to the 1921 census, Frederick is living at home with his parents and a boarder at 75 Roseberry Street. He is a fitter & turner.
Marriage to Florence L.M. Hampton [registered in Richmond, June 1926]. They had one child, Stuart S.E. (b.10 July 1927).
  According to the 1939 register, Frederick S., a licensed victualler, is married to Florence L.M., and living at The Hope Inn, 1 Bodmin Street in Truro, along with a son, Stuart, and his other-in-law, Florence M.
Death Wednesday, 15 May 1968 in High Wycombe, aged 69 years 175 days [registered in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, June 1968].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Swindon before joining Swindon Town FC during WW1. After the war, he was playing with Abertillery FC during 1920-21, before signing with Preston North End FC on 15 August 1921. He made just three league appearances before being transferred to Gillingham FC in July 1922. After 106 league appearances, he was placed on the ransfer list in March 1925, and joined Millwall Athletic FC in April 1925. After just 28 league outings, Halifax Town AFC signed Fox on 21 June 1927, where he made another thirteen league appearances. Brentford AFC signed Fox on transfer deadline day, 15 March 1928, making 74 league appearances. In September 1931, Fox signed on with Truro CC, as he obtained the license of The Hope Inn. This was followed up on 20 October, when Cornish Senior League side, Truro City FC signed him.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played cricket for Truro CC and represented Cornwall CC
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 4lbs [1925], 5' 11", 12st. 0lbs [1927], 11st. 12lbs [1930].


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 490th players (490) to appear for England. 54th goalkeeper to appear
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 146, 21 May 1925, France 2 England 3, an end-of-season friendly match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, injured off (76), aged 26 years 180 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Only the second Wiltshirian to represent England.
Died eight days after Tom Urwin

Beyond England

No additional information, but his 1939 register confirms he was a licensed victualler of The Hope Inn in Truro, from 28 September 1931. In January 1938, he was appointed as a secondary school coach in Truro, replaced Fred Titmuss. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.101.

The Numbers
Parties Appearances Mins. Goals
GA Av.
Sht Av
1 1 76 6 38 min none none none
minutes are approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Away venue
Friendly match
1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1

Match History

 Club: Millwall Athletic F.C. - 1 full appearance(76 min)

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full appearance (76 min)x

Age 26
1 146 21 May 1925 - France 2 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris (→2-3) Fr AW Start 76 gk