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Bob Hawkes

Luton Town AFC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 5 D 0 L 0 F 29: A 2
100% successful

1907-08

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Robert Murray Hawkes
Born 18 October 1880 in Breachwood Green, Kings Walden, Hertfordshire [registered in Hitchin, December 1880].
Attended Luton Higher Grade School

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, Robert M. [Hawks] is the only child of Charles and Ellen.  They live at Breachwood Green in Kings Walden, Hitchin. His father is a boot maker.

According to the 1891 census, Robert Murray is still an only child, and he and his parents now live at 36 Vicarage Street in Luton.  His father still a boot maker, his mother now a dressmaker. Robert's widowed grandmother and Uncle now live with them.

According to the 1901 census, Robert Murray is still the only child, and he lives with his parents at 20 Hastings Street in Luton.  He is now a manager at a straw hat manufacturer.  His father still makes boots.

According to the 1911 census, Robert Murray is now married to Rose, with a six month-old daughter, Marjorie Rose. He is still manufacturing straw hats and they live at 6 Stanley Street in Luton.
They were still at 6 Stanley Street on 22 March 1912, the day their first son died, also called Robert Murray, aged just five months.

Married to Rose Butcher [registered in Luton, September 1909].
Died 12 September 1945 in Luton, aged 64 years 329 days [registered in Luton, September 1945].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 10st. 8lbs [1907].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played in Luton schoolboy football and for local junior clubs, Stanley FC, Victoria FC and Clarence FC. He became a Luton Town AFC amateur in 1901, taking ten years to turn professional, 1 September 1911. He had been made club captain when Luton turned professional in 1905. He made his final appearance for Luton in 1919, and played the rest of the season with Bedford Town FC, before retiring with 349 league appearances under his belt, and forty goals. Represented Hertfordshire FA on four occasions.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became 321st players (323) to appear for England. The first to come from Hertfordshire, as well as from Luton Town
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 89, 16 February 1907, England 1 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 26 years 121 days.
Last match No. 98, 13 June 1908, Bohemia 0 England 4, an end-of-season Continental tour match at Stadión Letná, Praha, aged 27 years 239 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1906-07;
Team honours England Amateur (22 appearances); Olympic Gold London 1908
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Allegedly had a metal plate in his head. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.123/124.

 

Bob Hawkes - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 5 1 450 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.

 

Bob Hawkes - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 4 0 0 28 2 +26 0 2 7.00 0.50 100.0 +4
All 5 5 0 0 29 2 +27 0 3 5.80 0.40 100.0 +5

 

Bob Hawkes - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 4 4 0 0 28 2 +26 0 2 7.00 0.50 100.0 +4
All 5 5 0 0 29 2 +27 0 3 5.80 0.40 100.0 +5

 

Bob Hawkes - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1906-07 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 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 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Bob Hawkes - Match History
 Club: Luton Town F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 26
1 89 16 February 1907 - England 1 Ireland 0, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start lh
Age 27
2 95 6 June 1908 - Austria England 6, Cricketer Platz, Wien tour AW Start lh
3 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start lh
4 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth AW Start lh
5 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná, Praha AW Start lh

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