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Wally Hardinge

Sheffield United FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
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Full name Chief Petty Officer Harold Thomas William Hardinge
Born 25 February 1886 in Greenwich, Kent [registered in Greenwich, March 1886].
notes: Greenwich was part of the Kent County Registration up until 1889.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Harold is the youngest of three children, all sons, to William and Ellen. His father is a sailor and also deaf. They live at 48 Fairthorn Road in Greenwich.

According to the 1901 census, Harold T. is an apprentice to a cricket ball maker. He and his two brothers live with their mother at her fathers, Thomas H. Manning, at 57 Hyde Vale in Greenwich. Thomas is an insurance agent.

According to the 1911 census, H.T.W. is stated as a footballer and cricketer and is married to Daisy. The two of them are boarding with the Turner's, tailors at 7 Havelock Square in Ecclesall Bierlow in Sheffield.
At the time of his war service, the Hardinge's were living at 25 Priory Road in Tonbridge.

Married to Daisy Cornford. on 31 August 1908 in Deptford [registered in Greenwich, September 1908]. One daughter, Margaret Jeanne Daisy (b.30 June 1918, Blenchley)
Died 8 May 1965 at Tenison Road, Cambridge, aged 79 years 72 days [registered in Cambridge, June 1965].
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 10st. 13½lbs [1910].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing with Maidstone United FC before being spotted and signed by Newcastle United FC in May 1905. In December 1907, Sheffield United FC obtained his signature. Woolwich Arsenal FC paid a £500 transfer fee for him in May 1913, and he retired in the 1921 close season.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1906-07;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played first class cricket for Kent CCC (1902-33, 623 matches)


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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 350th players (351) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 107, 2 April 1910, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 24 years 36 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1909-10;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions England 201st Cricketer (one test, 1921, scored 30)

England Tragedy

"Summonses at Woolwich on Monday against a Kent county cricketer and footballer of international repute, Harold Thomas Hardinge, Bexley Road, Eltham, alleged that he travelled on the Southern Railway without paying his fare, used a defaced ticket, and gave a false address. The Magistrate, Mr. Griffith Jones, said that there was a doubt in his mind, and the summonses would be dismissed, but Hardinge had behaved very foolishly. Defendant pleaded not guilty. For the prosecution, evidence was given that on the night of November 2nd, Hardinge arrived at Mottingham and gave up a ticket, issued in August, from which the date had been rubbed off. When questioned, defendant said the date might have been rubbed off by keys in his pocket. At first he refused to give his name and address, and after being followed on a 'bus, gave the name of Wilson, with an address at Chiselhurst, which could not be traced. Hardinge, in evidence, said that the ticket produced was not the one he gave up. He was spoken to in an aggressive manner in front of other people, and he lost his temper. That was why he gave a false address." - The Whitstable Times and Tankerton Press, Saturday, 7 January 1933.

Beyond England

Served with the Royal Naval Air Service from 27 April 1915 and the RAF from 1 April 1918, discharged 30 April 1920. Had a spell as an FA instructor to Kent Secondary Schoolboys in 1934, but decided to become the assistant manager at Tottenham Hotspur FC instead, in February 1935. He was also a director of John Wisden & Co., the sports outfitters and publishing firm. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.118.


Wally Hardinge - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
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.


Wally Hardinge - 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 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1


Wally Hardinge - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1909-10 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1


Wally Hardinge - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 24
- 105 12 February 1910 - Ireland 1 England 1, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD reserve
1 107 2 April 1910 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start il