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Harry Hadley

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 0
100% successful

1903

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

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Full name Harry Hadley
name notes name is definitely Harry, not Harold, birth registration confirms so.
Born 26 October 1877 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire [registered in Barrow-in-Furness, December 1877].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Harry is living with his grandfather and grandmother, Thomas and Hannah, in Queen Street, Halesowen. His grandparents are nail forgers.

According to the 1891 census, Harry, a button maker, is one of two grandsons living with their widower grandfather, Thomas, in Queen Street in Halesowen.

According to the 1901 census, Harry is now married to Emma and they have a daughter, Edith. They still live at Queen Street and Thomas, his grandfather, is living with them. Harry is a Horn button makerpresser. 

According to the 1911 census, Harry is now a publican, still married, with two more children, two sons, Leslie and F. Harry. They live at The Woodman Inn on Bromsgrove Road, Halesowen.

Married to Emma Barrett [registered in Stourbridge, March 1898].
Died Not June 1942 in Stourbridge, that Harry Hadley was 58 years old and his widow was Jane.
Not December 1942, one was 67 year old in West Bromwich, the other was 85 in Birmingham. No Harry Hadley's that died seem to come close.
Death notes an enigma... some history books suggest that he died in 1950, another says he died in 1942...but there is no registrations to back this up.  In fact the only death registration that fell into the correct age bracket was in the summer of 1944, although it was an Harry S. Hadley that was stated on the registration...their wasn't an Harry S. registered in the births c.1877.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 7lbs [1907].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Colley Gate United FC, Joined Halesowen FC during the 1895-96 season. West Bromwich Albion FC signed Hadley in February 1897 and he made 167 League appearances, scoring twice. Transferred to Aston Villa FC in February 1905 and made just eleven league appearances, followed by Nottingham Forest FC on 24 March 1906 for another twelve league appearances, scoring once. Southampton FC then signed Hadley in 1907 where he made 29 league appearances. In 1908, Hadley turned out for Croydon Common FC, making 21 league appearances, scoring once; Halesowen re-signed Hadley in February 1910.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1901-02;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Well known as a secretary-manager during the inter-war period, having four spells as Merthyr Town FC's manager between 26 May 1919 and September 1931 (finally from 13 September 1930). Managed Chesterfield FC until he resigned April to 24 August 1922. Accrington Stanley FC on 4 September 1924. Aberdare Athletic FC November 1927-April 1929. Gillingham FC April 1929-1930 and Bangor City FC July 1935 until his retirement in 1936.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 278th player (280) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
Only match No. 77, 14 February 1903, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 25 years 111 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1902-03;
Team honours British Championship shared 1902-03;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A button maker by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.114.

 

Harry Hadley - 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.

 

Harry Hadley - 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 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Harry Hadley - 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 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 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 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Harry Hadley - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 25
1 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start lh

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