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Jack Townrow

Clapton Orient FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 0 D 0 L 2 F 1: A 5
0% successful

1925-26

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name John Ernest Townrow
Born 28 March 1901 at 38 Bristol Road in Forest Gate, Essex [registered in West Ham, June 1901].
Attended Pelly Memorial School

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, 4 day old John E. is the only child to Walter Walker and Fanny Isabel (nee Sandys), living at 38 Bristol Road in the Forest Gate area of West Ham, along with Fanny's brother and a nurse. His father is a carman for a gaslight company.

According to the 1911 census, John is the eldest of three, the other being Frank Albert and Ada Isabel, still with their parents, living at 192 Vicarage Lane in West Ham. His father is still a carman at the gaslight company.
According to his Airmen's service records, Townrow joined the RAF on 29 July 1918, for the duration of the war. Stated as being an apprentice fitter and living at 192 Vicarage Lane.
Passenger List's revealed that John Townrow was on the RMS Asturias, leaving Southampton for Buenos Aires. Stated as a foootballer and travelling second class with the rest of Chelsea FC squad.

According to the 1939 register, John E., a sports coach and groundsman, is married to Miriam, and are living at 18 Ambleside Avenue in Elm Park area of Hornchurch.
Shortly after this register taken, Townrow was sworn in as a special constable on 3 October.

Married to Miriam Wallace [registered in West Ham, Essex, June 1921].
Died 11 April 1969, aged 68 years 14 days [registered in Claro, Yorkshire, June 1969].
Height/Weight 5' 8" [1918], 5' 11", 13st. 0lbs [1925].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his schoolboy football in West Ham, before playing his junior football with Fairbairn House FC. Clapton Orient FC signed Townrow for Millfields Road in August 1919. In October 1926, Tottenham Hotspur FC refused to pay the 4,500 pound asking fee, for Townrow, and so he remained to complete 253 league appearances and scorer of five goals, until Chelsea FC signed him on 22 February 1927 for a 5,000 pound transfer fee, following a few weeks negotiations, the deal having been stifled by a high asking price again. After another 130 league appearances, and another three goals, Bristol Rovers FC signed him  on 9 May 1932, after he was placed on the open-to-transfer list, where he appearaed in ten league appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1929-30;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Older brother of Frank Townrow (Bristol Rovers FC and England Schoolboy)

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) According to newspaper reports, Townrow was in charge of Harrogate Railway Athletic FC for the 1952-53 season, guiding them to the FA Amateur Cup second road, a new record for a Harrogate club.

England Career

Player number 489th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 145, 4 April 1925, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 24 years 7 days.
Last match No. 148, 1 March 1926, England 1 Wales 3, a British Championship match at Selhurst Park, South Norwood, London, aged 24 years 338 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1924-25, 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Schoolboy
Distinctions None

Beyond England

During his playing career continued working as an aengineer at Becton Gasworks and was later in the licensed trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.249.

 

Jack Townrow - 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.

 

Jack Townrow - 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 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
Away 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All - British Championship 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 1 0 0.50 2.50 0.00 -2

 

Jack Townrow - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1924-25 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 1 0 0.50 2.50 0.00 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 1 0 0.50 2.50 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 1 0 0.50 2.50 0.00 -2

 

Jack Townrow - Match History
 Club: Clapton Orient F.C. - 2 full caps

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

Age 24
- 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW reserve
1 145 4 April 1925 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start ch
2 148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3, Selhurst Park, South Norwood BC HL Start ch

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