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Fred Titmuss

Southampton FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 3: A 2
75% successful

1922-23

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Gunner Frederick Titmuss
Born 15 February 1895 in Pirton, Hertfordshire [registered in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, June 1895]. His baptism confirms his correct year of birth. His school admission confirms the date.
Attended Pirton School
Baptised 2 June 1895 in Pirton

Census Notes

According to his school admission record for Pirton School, Freddie started school on 18 April 1898. He left on 31 March 1903.
According to the 1901 census, Freddie is the youngest of five children to George and Emma Selina (nee Cherry). They live at Burge End in Pirton.

According to the 1911 census, Fred, a general labourer, is living with his widowed father and three of his older siblings at Church Baulk in Pirton, his mother had died in 1909. The census reveals that he is one of eight children, all still alive.

Married to Vera Floris Redmond [registered in Southampton, June 1926]. One daughter, Patricia M. (b.1930)
Died 2 October 1966, aged 71 years 229 days [registered in Plymouth, Devon, December 1966].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1925].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com
Photo courtesy of PictonArchive.org

Club Career

Club(s) Began his playing career in 1914-15 with Pirton United FC in the Luton Alliance. Played with Hitchin Town FC before joining the army, serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery, The Labour Corps and The Lancashire Fusiliers, playing football for his battalion team while in France. Returned from serving alongside Bert Lee, who recommended him to play for Southampton FC. He made 210 league appearances, eventually becoming captain. Moving to Plymouth Argyle FC on 12 February 1926, again becoming club captain until he retired in 1932 after completing another 166 league appearances. Played with St. Austell Seniors FC during 1935 and 1937.
Club honours Football League Division Three runners-up 1920-21, Division Three (South) winners 1921-22, 1929-30, runners-up 1926-27;
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 426th players (427) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 128, 13 March 1922, England 1 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 27 years 26 days.
Last match No. 131, 5 March 1923, Wales 2 England 2, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 28 years 18 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1921-22, 1922-23;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Third/fourth player to appear for England from a third tier club, alongside Bill Rawlings.

Beyond England

After retiring, he assisted St. Austell FC as a part-time professional, before becoming a licensee/newsagents in Plymouth. He was the very first tenant of The Cherry Tree Inn, Ham Lane, Pennycross on the Plympton-Plymouth border from January 1938 (left in 2012). He was also appointed Argyle's scout in November 1938. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.247/248.

 

Fred Titmuss - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 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.

 

Fred Titmuss - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
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 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Fred Titmuss - 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 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1922-23 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1

 

Fred Titmuss - Match History
 Club: Southampton F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 27
1 128 13 March 1922 - England 1 Wales 0, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start lb
Age 28
2 131 5 March 1923 - Wales 2 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start lb
- 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris tour AW withdrawn

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