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Alf Quantrill

Derby County FC

4 appearances, 1 goal

P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 8: A 6
63% successful

1920-21

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Alfred Edward Quantrill
Born 22 January 1897 as a British Subject in Rawal Pindi, Punjab, Pakistan [registered in Army Returns Births, 1896-1900].
Baptised 12 February 1897 at Christ Church, Rawal Pindi. His father is a gunner in the Royal Artillery.

Census Notes

The Quantrill's are not on the 1901 census'. Presumed still in India.

According to the 1911 census', fourteen year old Alfred Edward is a clerk and the youngest of four children to James N. and Mary Ann (née Digweed). His father is now a club steward, his mother a stewardess. They live at The County Club in Brewery Street, Grimsby.
According to his WWI Service Records, his address was Chatsworth House, 38 Bedford Place, Russell Square in London. He was a clerk/solicitor for Derbyshire County Council at the time of his enlistment. Although his medical history states him as a professional footballer.
The 1932 Edition of Kelly's Directory places A.E. Quantrill at 29 North Side in Derby.

According to the 1939 register, Alfred E., an insurance branch manager, and Hetty W., are still married and are living at 42 Acacia Avenue in Hale.
Married to Hetty Winifred Bloomer, on 9 June 1921 at St. Thomas' Church, Derby [registered in Derby, June 1921]. Performed by the Rev. T.G. Shelmerdine.  Hetty's is the eldest of four daughters to Steve Bloomer. They were engaged to marry from November 1919. Honeymoon was spent in Tintagel, Cornwall.
Two children, Patricia M. (b.1923) and Alan E.S. (b.1928).
Hetty died at their home on 18 November 1950. They were living at 42 Acacia Avenue in Hale, at the time.
Died 19 April 1968 in Trefriw, Caernarvonshire, Wales, aged 71 years 88 days [registered in Conway, Caernarvonshire, June 1968].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 9st. 9lbs [1915], 5' 10", 11st. 0lbs [1921], 5' 9", 11st. 8lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career playing football with the Boston Swifts FC. It was from his Lincolnshire home that he signed for Derby County FC in August 1914, despite Bolton Wanderers FC refusing to sign him. After 72 league appearances and five goals, Preston North End FC paid four thousand pounds for him on 29 June 1921. Despite suffering from a torn cartilage injury in his debut, he went on to complete 64 league appearances and seven goals followed. In early 1924, both Blackburn Rovers FC and West Bromwich Albion FC were linked with Quantrill, however, on 2 August, he found himself out on loan at Chorley FC, an arrangement to last as long as was necessary, for on 27 September, Bradford AFC paid Preston a thousand pounds for his services. He made 191 league appearances and scored 58 goals. On 10 May 1930, he had joined Nottingham Forest FC and retired two years later after fifteen league outings and two goals, his time at Forest was curtailed by stomach complaints.
Club honours Football League Division Three North winners 1927-28;
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 the 390th players (394) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 121, 15 March 1920, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 23 years 53 days.
Last match No. 124, 14 March 1921, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 24 years 52 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1919-20, 1920-21;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Part of the 5th Dragoon Guards of the Derbyshire Yeomanry, enlisted 31 May 1915, discharged 2 May 1919, during which he contracted Malaria in 1916. Remarkably, he forfeited a day's pay after breaking Regiment rules, he was talking after lights out (13 June 1916). He was also a skilful boxer and during his football days, he was a solicitor's clerk, after football, he became a successful insurance broker in Manchester. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.201.

 

Alf Quantrill - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 4 360 1 360 min 1 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 Quantrill - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 0 1 2.333 2.00 66.7 +1
Away 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 1 2 2.00 1.50 62.5 +1

 

Alf Quantrill - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1919-20 2 1 0 1 6 6 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC 1920-21 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
BC All 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 1 2 2.00 1.50 62.5 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 1 2 2.00 1.50 62.5 +1
All 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 1 2 2.00 1.50 62.5 +1

 

Alf Quantrill - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 23
1 121 15 March 1920 - England 1 Wales 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury BC HL Start ol
2 122 10 April 1920 - England 5 Scotland 4, Hillsborough, Sheffield HW Start ol
3 123 23 October 1920 - England 2 Ireland 0, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start ol
Age 24
4 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start ol

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