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Alf Harvey

Wednesbury Strollers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
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Full name Alfred Harvey
Born 5 July 1856 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered as Hervey in Aston, September 1856].
Baptised 24 August 1856 at St's. Peter's & Paul's Church, Aston, ceremony performed by the Vicar, George Peake

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Alfred is the third child of four to Joseph Charles and Mary (nee Taylor)

According to the 1871 census, a fourteen year-old Alfred is a gun barrel borer, the third of nine children, living in their parents in Aston village.

According to the 1881 census, 24 year-old Alfred is still a gun barrel borer. He now lives at The Clarenden Arms in Upper Webster Street in Aston with his parents and siblings.

According to the 1891 census, Alf is still a gun barrel borer, living at Coventry Road in Yardley.

According to the 1901 census, Alfred Harvey is still a gun barrel borer, now married to Margaret June, living at 6 Park Grove in Bordesley.

According to the 1911 census, 54 year-old Aston-born Alfred is boarding with the American's Addicott's in Coventry. Still married, now 'Tool Stores!'! His wife is a headteacher, living at Clydon, in Newbold-on-Avon in Rugby, with a single servant.

According to the 1939 register, Alfred is a retired gun barrel borer, still married to Margaret, now a retired head teacher. They live at Avondene, on the Newbold Road in Newbold-on-Avon, Rugby.
Married to Margaret June Jenkins [registered in Birmingham, March 1891]. Celebrated his fiftieth wedding anniversary in Newbold, Rugby, April 1941.
Died 26 February 1943 at The Rugby Emergency Hospital. Living at Avondene, Newbold Road, Newbold-on-Avon in Rugby [registered in Rugby, March 1943] aged 87 years 236 days. Probate reveals he left 227 7s. 10d. to his widow, Margaret.
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing the rugby game at St. Mary's Sunday School, but began his football career with Aston Holte Wanderes FC from January 1876 alongside his brother, Walter. He also played with Birmingham FC during his time at the Wanderers. Next to be seen playing with Wednesbury Strollers FC in January 1878. Although he missed his debut, he helped the club reach the Birmingham Cup Final. He was playing for Aston Villa from March 1882, overlapping with his Strollers career, which ultimately led to his expulsion from Wednesbury. He remained in the Villa line-up until a serious knee injury on 5 February 1883. He returned later in the year in Holte Villa FC colours. He was back at Aston Villa FC as a goalkeeper from February 1884 until March 1885, when a professional goalkeeper usurped his place. Harvey is not heard of again until he was playing as a full-back with Birmingham Excelsior FC from October 1886 until October 1888. Although he did take over in goal in a match in 1887.
Club honours Birmingham Cup runners-up 1877-78, winners 1883-84, 1884-85; Lord Mayor of Birmingham's Charity Cup winners 1884, runners-up 1885;
Individual honours Birmingham FA (eleven appearances, 1879-82), Staffordshire FA (one appearance, 1880)
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 81st players (82) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only match No. 12, 26 February 1881, England 0 Wales 1, a friendly match at East Lancashire Cricket Ground, Alexandra Meadows, Blackburn, aged 24 years 236 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

'A clever defender, apparently, who dodges well', Evidently a gun barrel borer throughout his entire career. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.123./FindMyPast.com/Kevin Powell


Alf Harvey - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Alf Harvey - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1


Alf Harvey - Match History
 Club: Wednesbury Strollers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 24
1 12 26 February 1881 - England 0 Wales 1, East Lancashire Cricket Club, Blackburn Fr HL Start fb