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William Garraty

Aston Villa FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1903

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none

minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name William Garraty
Born 6 October 1878 at the back of 32 Dollman Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered as Garaty in Aston, December 1878].
Baptised 23 October 1878 at St. James' the Less, Aston.
His baptism confirms his birthdate.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William (Garrity) is the third of four children to Frank and Matilda (née Holmes). His father is an engine fitter, they live at 32 Dollman Street in Aston.

According to the 1891 census, William has one more younger brother, making him the middle child of five. They live at 5 Bridge (indecipherable) Road in Aston.

According to the 1901 census, William, along with seven other footballers, is visiting Blackpool, for they are staying at the Station Hotel on Talbot Road.
His family home was at 19 Hall Road in Aston, where he is also stated as being a professional footballer on the census return. He is the third of eight children. His father was a railway engineer.

According to the 1911 census, William is now married to Annie, with a daughter, Doris. He is a licensed victualler at Ye Olde Green Man in Bromford Lane in the Erdington area of Aston.
According to Midlands Electoral Records, William and Annie were living at 22 Brookhill Road in Erdington from at least 1920 until his death in 1931. 

Married: to Annie Shufflebotham, 4 April 1908 at St. Nicholas Church in Kings Norton [registered in Kings Norton, June 1908].
Address stated as 279 Franklin Road, and vocation stated as being a Professional Footballer. Annie lived at 81 Ellesmere Road in Saltley.
They went on to have three children, Doris (b.1910), Edith (b.1911) and Marjorie (b.1912).
Died: 6 May 1931 at 77 Dudley Road, Birmingham, aged 52 years 212 days [registered in Birmingham North, June 1931]. Of Pneumonia.
He was living at 22 Brookhill Road in the town, buried in the family grave at St. Saviors Church in Saltley on 13 May (left).
Height/Weight: 5' 9", 12st. 0lbs [1906].

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Birmingham before he played for Highfield Villa FC and Aston Shakespeare FC. Joined his local professional club, Aston Villa FC in 1897. After 225 league matches and 96 goals, he transferred to Leicester Fosse FC on 7 September 1908 and to West Bromwich Albion FC on 30 October 1908. Bagrraty joined Lincoln City AFC on 23 November 1910, being permitted to remain living in Birmingham. Retired in 1911.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1904-05; Football League Champions 1898-99, 1899-1900, runners-up 1902-03, 1907-08; The Sheriff of London's Charity Shield shared 1899, runners-up 1900, winners 1901;
Individual honours Top Goalscorer Football League (27, 1899-1900)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 285th players (285) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 85, 2 March 1903, England 2 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, aged 24 years 147 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1902-03;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

"FOOTBALLER'S PECULIAR TRAINING - William Garraty, the Aston Villa and International forward, and two other Birmingham men, were summoned at the Coleshill Police Court on Wednesday for poaching on Lord Aylesford's estates. The offence alleged took place on the 3rd inst., the statement being that defendants spent many Sunday afternoons poaching in the district. Garraty denied the offence and said he was merely walking out to keep himslef in condition. The defendants were fined 20s. and costs." - The Coventry Herald and Free Press, 22 July 1904.

Beyond England

From 1913 until 1931, worked as a drayman (driver) at Ansell's Brewery. He was still a drayman at the time of his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.104/5.

 

Billy Garraty - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 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.

 

Billy Garraty - 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 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Billy Garraty - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1902-03 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Billy Garraty - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 24
- 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW withdrew
1 78 2 March 1903 - England 2 Wales 1, Fratton Park, Portsmouth HW Start ir

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