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Seth Plum

Charlton Athletic FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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


disciplined: none
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Full name Seth Lewis Plum
Born 15 July 1899 at 104 Welbourne Road, High Cross, Tottenham, Middlesex [registered in Edmonton, September 1899].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Seth is the youngest of eight children to Alfred and Rosetta (née Theobald). His father is a labourer in the floor/cloth factory and they all live at 104 Welbourne Road.

According to the 1911 census, Seth remains the youngest of the eight children, still living with their parents, still at 104 Welbourne Road. His father is now a builder and decorator.
According to the London Electoral Registers, from at least 1922 until 1936, the Plum family were living at 122 High Cross Road in Tottenham. From 1946 until at least 1949, Seth and Mildred were living at 133 Lansdowne Road in Tottenham. By 1953, they were living at 50 Bruce Road, by 1956, they were at 20 St. Margaret's Road until at least 1965.

According to the 1939 register, Seth Lewis, a builders decorator, is living with his mother, Rosetta and older brother, Sidney, at 122 High Cross Road in Tottenham.
Married to Mildred Gaffe [registered in Edmonton, December 1942].
Died 29 November 1969, aged 70 years 137 days [registered in Haringey, December 1969].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 5lbs [1925].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Tottenham, before he played with Mildway Athletic FC in 1912-13. Was playing with Tottenham Park Avondale FC when Barnet FC signed him. After serving in the Navy during the war, Plum signed amateur forms with Charlton Athletic FC in 1922. He made 27 league appearances, also representing Kent, before Chelsea FC signed Plum as a professional on 28 March 1924. After 26 league appearances, he transferred to Southend United FC in July 1927, making just ten league appearances. He retired at the age of 28.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 445th players (447) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
Only match No. 134, 10 May 1923, France 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Pershing, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, aged 23 years 299 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (reserve 1924)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After football, lived and worked in his native North London. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.199.


Seth Plum - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 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.


Seth Plum - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Seth Plum - Match History
 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 23
1 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris Fr AW Start rh