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Bill Rawlings

Southampton FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 1: A 1
50% successful

1922

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name William Ernest Rawlings
Born 3 January 1896 at Clatford Lodge, Upper Clatford, Andover, Hampshire [registered in Andover, March 1896].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, William is the second of two children to William and Jane (née Barlow), living at Clatford Lodge in Upper Clatford. His father is a domestic coachman.

According to the 1911 census, William is an assistant grocer, now with a younger sister. Although the census reveals that he is one of four children. His father is now a publican and they live at The Elephant Inn, 56 New Street in Andover.
According to Passenger Lists, William E. was part of the FA Tour that left Southampton bound for Quebec, Canada on 15 May 1926 on board the Empress of Scotland, they returned to Liverpool on 23 July 1926 on board the Montroyal. His address is stated as 1 Southcliffe Road in Southampton.

According to the 1939 register, William E., a hotel proprietor, and Ethel M. remain married and living at 51 Northam Road in Southampton.
Married to Ethel M. Brown [registered in Andover, June 1921].
Died 25 September 1972 in Chandler's Ford, aged 76 years 266 days [registered in Winchester, September 1972].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 10lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Andover FC, and carried on playing football when he was in the army. Joined Southampton FC as an amateur in 1918, turning professional in May 1919. After scoring 175 goals in 327 league appearances, he joined Manchester United FC on transfer deadline day, 16 March 1928 and made 35 league appearances, scoring nineteen goals. Signed for Port Vale FC on 8 November 1929, and remained for less than a year, scoring just twice in five league appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Three runners-up 1920-21; Division Three South winners 1921-22; Division Three North winners 1929-30;
Individual honours FA Charity Shield runners-up with Professionals 1926;
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 426th players (429) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 128, 13 March 1922, England 1 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 26 years 69 days.
Last match No. 129, 8 April 1922, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 26 years 95 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1921-22;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of Canada 1926;
Distinctions Third/fourth players to appear for England from a third tier club, alongside Fred Titmuss.

Beyond England

No additional information, but according to newspaper reports, we know he became a licensee after leaving Port Vale FC. He ran the Glebe Hotel, at 53 Northam Road in Southampton from July 1930. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.203.

The Glebe Hotel was renamed the New Victoria, and then the King Alfred public house (left) and possibly even known as the Gaol House. It eventually closed altogether in 2013.

 

Bill Rawlings - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 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.

 

Bill Rawlings - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Bill Rawlings - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1921-22 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Bill Rawlings - Match History
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 26
1 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start cf
2 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham HL Start cf

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