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Vaughan Lodge

Cambridge University AFC & Corinthians FC

5 appearances, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F 11: A 4
70% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Lewis Vaughan Lodge
Birth Saturday, 21 December 1872 in Aycliffe, County Durham
  registered in Darlington January-March 1873.
Baptism 16 March 1873 in Aycliffe

According to the 1881 census, the young Lewis V. is living at The Vicarage, Haverton Hill in Billingham. The middle child of five to his Welsh parents, John Alfred and Mary (née Price). His father was the Vicar of Haverton Hill. They had three servants.


According to the 1891 census, Lewis V. is attending and boarding at Nevilles Cross Grammar School in Durham City.


According to the 1901 census, Lewis V. is an assistant schoolmaster, living in apartments at Highclere in Hampshire.


 (His mother died in early 1908 in Stockton-on-Tees)
According to the 1911 census, Lewis Vaughan is a schoolmaster boarding at the Hardwick Arms Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham.
(His father died in Haverton Hill on 29 July 1914)

"ENGAGEMENT ...An engagement is announced between L.V. Lodge, of Horris Hill, Newbury, second son of the late Rev. J.A. Lodge, and Ruth, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Milne, University School, Hastings." - Reading Mercury, Oxford Gazette, Newbury Herald and Berks County Paper, Saturday, 12 February 1916.
Marriage to Ruth Mary Milne, on Thursday, 3 August 1916, at Holy Trinity Church in Hastings, Sussex
  registered in Hastings, July-September 1916.
Ruth's mother, Georgina Mary (née Middleditch) is the brother of England footballer, Bernard Middleditch
"An interesting wedding was solemnised at Holy Trinity Church, on Thursday, by the Rev. T. W. Cook, Rural Dean. The bride was Ruth Mary Milne, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Milne, of the University School, the bridegroom being Lewis Vaughan Lodge, second son of the late Rev. J. A. Lodge, of Haverton Hill, Durham.
"The bride's dress was of cream satin and Georgette, silver embroidery, silver lace train. The embroidered bridal veil was lent by Mrs. Perronet-Sells. The bride carried a sheaf of lilies. The bridesmaids were the Misses Janet Milne, Gena Milne, and Nancy Milne, sisters of the bride; Miss Marjorie Lodge, niece of the bridegroom and Miss Aline Hetherington. They wore dresses of ream net over pale pink ninon, transparent cream net hats, lined tete-de-Negre, trimmed with narcissus blue hydrangea Their bouquets were of blue hydrangea and they wore brooches of pearl and platinum, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by her father, Mr. Alexander Milne.
"Later in the afternoon the bride and bridegroom left University School for the honeymoon in Scotland. The bride's travelling dress was of shot blue taffeta, with a large silk hat to match."
- Hastings & St. Leonards Observer, Saturday, 5 August 1916.
"MISSING Case No. 85—From Buxton, 21st [October] ult., L. V. LODGE, age about 45, ht. 5ft. 11in., c. fair, h. (curly auburn, e. blue, one tooth missing at front; dress: grey coat and vest, grey flannel trousers and cap. Carried a walking stick but no overcoat. A schoolmaster. He has been an international footballer, having played for England from 1890 to 1895, and has played for the Corinthians. Suffers from neurasthenia.
Information to Supt. Brady, Buxton."
- The Police Gazette, Tuesday, 14 November 1916.
"MISSING 76—L. V. LODGE, Case No. 85, 14th [November] ult., found drowned [on 26 November] at Burbage, near Buxton." - The Police Gazette, Friday, 1 December 1916.
Death Saturday, 21 October 1916, found in a pool in Burbage, near Buxton, Derbyshire.
aged 43 years 305 days registered in Chapel-le-Firth October-December 1916.
"NOTICES... LODGE.—After a severe illness, Lewis Vaughan Lodge, of Horris Hill, Newbury, in his 44th year, dearly loved husband of Ruth Mary Lodge and second son of the late Rev. J. Alfred Lodge, for many years Vicar of Haverton Hill, County Durham." - North-Eastern Daily Gazette, Monday, 4 December 1916/Stockton Herald, Saturday, 9 December 1916.


"The famous international's end was very pathetic. He had a mental breakdown in August, and went to a nursing home at Buxton, where he was in the charge of a nurse. He managed to get away, and drowned himself in a pool..."
- Derby Daily Telegraph and Birmingham Daily Post, 2 December 1916.

"The tragic and untimely end of Mr. Lewis Vaughan Lodge, formerly of Haverton Hill, the well-known international Association footballer, is reported from the Buxton district. Mr. Lodge has been for some time been suffering from a nervous breakdown, and has been in a nursing home in Buxton. On October 21st, while in charge of a nurse, he managed to get away, and, notwithstanding a search of the surrounding district, in which the police and boy scouts were engaged nothing was weaned as to his movements until Sunday last, when a cap was found at the edge of a pool in Burbage, which is about a mile distant from Buxton. This was taken to the police station, and was identified as belonging to Mr. Lodge, the body subsequently being recovered from the water.
"At the inquest it was stated that the deceased left his home in August to undergo treatment at a nursing home at Buxton, where he never showed any suicidal tendency. The verdict of the jury was that 'during a period in which he was not responsible for his actions he drowned himself.'"
- The Banbury Guardian, Thursday, 7 December 1916.
Funeral (site of which is pic above) "Interred at Buxton, November 29th, 1916" - Buxton Cemetery, Ashbourne Road, Derbyshire. 
Probate "LODGE Lewis Vaughan of Horris Hill Hampshire died 21 October 1916 at Burbage near Buxton Probate London 5 February to Ruth Mary Lodge widow.
Effects £1473 19s. 5d." [2023 equivalent: £105,436].
  His wife, Ruth, had taken on the name of Vaughan, and died on 3 December 1967 in Kensington, she never remarried.


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

Cambridge University Alumni
LODGE, Lewis Vaughan.
Adm pens. at MAGDALENE, July 28, 1891.
S. of the Rev. John Alfred (Jesus College, Oxford 1865)
of Haverton Hill Vicarage, Middesbrough, B. 1872.
Sch: Durham. Matric.Michs.1891. B.A. 1894.
Football (assoc.) 'blue,' 1893, 1894, 1895; Capt.1895.
Played for England, 1894-96. Played cricket for Hampshire, 1900.
Master at Horris School, Newbury. His health broke down, and after staying at a nursing home in Buxton, his body was discovered. Nov 26, 1916, in a pond near that town
(Durham Sch.. Reg.; Book of Blues; The Times, Dec 5, 1916)

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended and played rugby at Durham University and then football at Magdalen College Cambridge University, earning his blue in 1893 and 1894, becoming acting captain in 1895. Lodge also played with Casuals from 1894. He appeared for the Small Heath club on 29 February 1896...
"Lodge made one appearance—and a sensational appearance it was too—on behalf of the Small Heath Club at Coventry Road. It was when the club were in the First League, and were short of a good back. The late Mr. William Foster (father of Frank Foster, the Warwickshire Cricket captain) was then a member of the directorate, and he had some influence with Lodge. He made a wager of a bottle of champagne with another member of the board that he would get Lodge to play, and he did.  Lodge played, but made it a stipulation that A. E. Harrison, the Cambridge goalkeeper, should also play. Lodge showed fine form, but there was a very rowdy corner at Coventry Road in those days, and some of these offensive onlookers made personal remarks about Lodge's play, whose methods they did not understand, as he was close behind Farnall, the right half, all the afternoon. But the thinking spectators cheered Lodge when he drove away in a cab." - The Birmingham Daily Post, Saturday, 2 December 1916.
  Lodge did not play from early in the 1897-98 season because of a severe knee injury, but apparently made appearances for Newbury Town FC and Durham Town FC.
Corinthians between 1894-1898.
League History
1 appearance
Small Heath FC 1896 one appearance.
debut & last: 29 February 1896 Small Heath FC 2 Blackburn Rovers FC 1.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup runners-up 1893-94;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also played cricket for Hampshire CCC and minor-counties cricket for Durham CCC. Brother-in-law to Charlie Adamson (1875-1918), a Durham rugby player who represented the Barbarians in 1899.
Height/Weight not known


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

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 214th players (214) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right/left-back.
First match No. 51, 12 March 1894, Wales 1 England 5, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 21 years 81 days.
Last match No. 58, 4 April 1896, Scotland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 23 years 105 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1893-94, 1894-95, 1895-96;
Team honours British Championship 1894-95;
Individual honours The Stripes (one appearance, March 1894)
The Amateurs (three appearances, March 1895-March 1897)
Distinctions Vaughan's wife's uncle is Bernard Middleditch.

Beyond England

A schoolmaster by profession, he taught at a Newbury School from leaving Cambridge to his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.159.
"Mr. Lodge was also hon. secretary of the Crookham Golf Club, for which he did a deal of effective work. He was greatly in demand as a vocalist, his rendering of the old folk songs being very popular." - Newbury Herald, Saturday, 9 December 1915

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
5 5 5 450 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 1 2 1.2 0.8 70 +2
all of his matches were British Championship matches

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
Away 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 1 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1893-94 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1894-95 2 1 1 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1895-96 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 1 2 1.20 0.80 70.0 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 1 2 1.20 0.80 70.0 +2
5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 1 2 1.2 0.8 70 +2

Match History

 Clubs: Cambridge University A.F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)  
  F.A. International Select Committee - five full appearances (450 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 21
1 51 12 March 1894 - Wales 1 England 5
The Racecourse, Wrexham
BC AD   rb

one of three who became the 214th players (214) to appear for England
the 23rd Cambridge University AFC player to represent England
one of four who became the 48th Corinthians FC player to represent England

one appearance - The Whites vs. The Stripes, 15 March 1894;

Age 22
2 54 18 March 1895 - England 1 Wales 1
Recreation Ground, West Kensington (Corinthians' home ground)
BC HD   rb

one appearance - The Professionals vs. The Amateurs, 23 March 1895;

3 55 6 April 1895 - England 3 Scotland 0
Goodison Park, Liverpool
BC HW   lb

 Club: Corinthians F.C. - two full appearances (270 min)  

Age 23
4 56 7 March 1896 - Ireland 0 England 2
Cliftonville Gardens, Belfast
BC AW   rb

one appearance - The Amateurs vs. The Professionals, 25 March 1896;

5 58 4 April 1896 - Scotland 2 England 1
Celtic Park, Glasgow
BC AL   rb

Age 24 trial  
one appearance - The Amateurs vs. The Professionals, 15 March 1897;