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Arthur Walters

Cambridge University AFC & Old Carthusians FC & Corinthians FC

9 appearances, 0 goals

P 9 W 4 D 3 L 2 F 22: A 11
61% successful

1885-90

Captain: one
minutes played:
810

Timeline
  Arthur Melmoth Walters
Birth Thursday, 26 January 1865 in Epsom Road, Ewell, Surrey [registered in Epsom, March 1865].
"WALTERS—On the 26th ult. at Ewell, Surrey, the wife of William Melmoth Walters, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, of a son."
- Surrey Advertiser, Saturday, 4 February 1965
 

According to the 1871 census, Arthur is the fourth of seven children, including Percy, to William Melmoth and Marion E., living at Epsom Road in Ewell. His father is a solicitor. They have six servants.

 

According to the 1881 census, Arthur is a boarder at Godalming School on Hindhead Road.

 

According to the 1891 census, Arthur is a solicitor living back at home  at Epsom Road in Ewell, with his mother and three of his sisters, and nine servants.

Marriage to Amy Constance Parbury, on 21 July 1892 at Ewell Church [registered in Epsom, September 1892], born in Melbourne, Australia.
"MARRIAGE OF MR. ARTHUR MELMOTH WALTERS AND MISS AMY CONSTANCE PARBURY.
"The wedding took place on Thursday afternoon, at the Ewell Church, which was densely crowded, of Mr. Arthur Melmoth Walters, second son of Mr. William Melmoth Walters, of Ewell and Lincoln's-inn, to Miss Amy Constance Parbury, of Merevale, Ewell, third daughter of the late Mr. G. W. Parbury, of Ifield, Crawley. The chancel and screen of the church were beautifully decorated for the occasion, and the service was fully choral. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. S. Curtis, rector of Sevenoaks, and uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Canon Scott, of Lavenham Rectory. Norfolk, and the Rev. John Thornton, vicar of Ewell. The bride, who wore a dress of white satin trimmed with Honiton lace, with hat to match, was given away by her eldest brother, Mr. Frederick Parbary, of Godstone. She was attended by the bridesmaids, who wore costumes of white crepon with pale green sleeves and hats to match. The best man was the bridegroom's eldest brother, Mr. Percy Melmoth Walters. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom left for Scotland, where the honeymoon will be spent." - West Middlesex Herald, Saturday, 23 July 1892
  "WALTERS―April 9, at Hillside, Leatherhead, the wife of Arthur Melmoth Walters, of a son." - Sussex Agricultural Express/Northern Whig, Saturday, 13 April 1895.
  "WALTERS―On March 6th, at Hillside, Leatherhead, wife of Arthur Melmoth Walters, M.A., of a son." - Surrey Mirror, Friday, 9 March 1900.
 

According to the 1901 census, Arthur remains a solicitor, now married to Amy C., living at Hillside on Kingston Road in Leatherhead. They have three children, Amy Madeline, Anthony and Herbert, as well as four servants.

  "WALTERS ― On the 2nd inst., at Hillside, Leatherhead, wife of Arthur Melmoth Walters, of a daughter." - West Surrey Times, Saturday, 7 October 1905
 

According to the 1911 census, Arthur and Amy have four more children, Patrick Melmoth, Marion Elizabeth, Janet Maud and Guy Melmoth. They also have seven servants. They live in The Charterhouse in Holborn, London, as Arthur is the registrar, as well as being a solicitor.

  "WALTERS.―On Oct. 28th, at Minnick Wood, Holmwood, the wife of Arthur Melmoth Walters, of a son." - Surrey Advertiser, Saturday, 4 November 1916
  According to the 1939 register, Arthur remains a solicitor and still married to Amy and with two children and six servants, they live at Minnickwood, at Holmwood, Minnickfold in Dorking.
Death Friday, 2 May 1941 in Minnickwood, Holmwood, Surrey, aged 76 years 96 days [registered in Surrey SE, June 1941].

Obituary

"FOOTBALLER OF 'EIGHTIES
"Mr. Arthur Melmoth Walters, whose death at Minnickwood, Holmwood, Surrey, has been announced, was a great amateur football player of the 'eighties, who played nine times for England in full Association internationals. He was 76 years old. A. M. Walters was noted for his fearless charging, and a comment on his play in international matches stated that 'he heads as well as any professional and better than most.' He played five times against Scotland, three times against Wales and once against Ireland. A.M. went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with honours in mathematics. He played in the University matches and it says much for his defensive play that Cambridge won all four matches with a total of 11 goals against one. Mr. Walters was a solicitor, and had been president of the council of the Law Society. He was a director of the London Guarantee and Accident Company and of the Phoenix Assurance Company." - Liverpool Evening Express, Monday, 5 May 1941

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Charterhouse School, playing football 1882-1883, before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge University, earning his Blue in four years running, 1884-1887;  Went onto play with the Old Carthusians FC as well as Corinthians FC between 1885 and 1893.  Also played with East Sheen FC; Honourable Secretary at Epsom & Ewell CFC; represented Surrey FA;
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1893-94, runners-up 1894-95;
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 115th players (117) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 23, 28 February 1885, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Manchester Football Ground, Whalley Range, Manchester, aged 20 years 33 days.
Last match No. 40, 5 April 1890, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow, aged 25 years 69 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1888-89, 1889-90;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86, 1889-90;
Distinctions Brother of Percy Walters;

Beyond England

MA (cantab) and a solicitor by profession, admitted in November 1889. He had a partnership in a London firm, Messrs. Walters, Deverell and Co. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.259.

 

The Numbers
Parties Appearances Comp.
Apps
Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
captain
10 9 9 810 0 0 min 0 one
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
9 4 3 2 22 11 +11 0 2 2.444 1.222 61.1 +2

Match Record

Venue & Comp P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home British Championship 6 3 1 2 17 8 +9 0 2 2.833 1.333 58.3 +1
Away 3 1 2 0 5 3 +2 0 0 1.667 1.00 66.7 +1

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1884-85 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 75.0 +1
BC 1885-86 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1886-87 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 1888-89 2 1 0 1 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 50.0 =0
BC 1889-90 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 9 4 3 2 22 11 +11 0 2 2.444 1.222 61.1 +2

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 9 4 3 2 22 11 +11 0 2 2.444 1.222 61.1 +2
9 4 3 2 22 11 +11 0 2 2.444 1.222 61.1 +2

Match History

 Club: Cambridge University F.C. & Old Carthusians F.C. - 2 full appearances (180 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - five full appearances (450 min)x


Age 20
1 23 28 February 1885 - England 4 Ireland 0, Manchester Football Ground, Manchester BC HW Start lb
  
2 25 21 March 1885 - England 1 Scotland 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HD Start lb
  

 Club: Cambridge University F.C., Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 2 full appearances (180 min)  

Age 21
3 27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start lb
  

Age 22
4 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW Start lb
5 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC HL Start lb

 Club: Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 4 full appearances (360 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - 4 full appearances (360 min)x


Age 23
32 4 February 1888 - Wales 1 England 5, Alexandra Recreation Ground, Crewe BC AW withdrawn captain
  

Age 24
6 35 23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Start lb
  
7 37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HL Start lb

Age 25
8 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start lb
9 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Captain lb
  

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