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Percy Walters

Oxford University AFC & Old Carthusians FC
& Corinthians FC


13 appearances, 0 goals

P 13 W 8 D 3 L 2 F 41: A 14
73% successful

1885-90

Captain: four
minutes played:
1170

Timeline

  Lieutenant Percy Melmoth Walters
Birth Wednesday, 30 September 1863 in Epsom Road, Ewell, Surrey [registered in Epsom, December 1863].
"WALTERS—On the 30th ult. at Ewell, Surrey, the wife of William M. Walters, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, of a son."
- Morning Post, Saturday, 3 October 1963
 

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

 

According to the 1881 census, Percy is a private pupil living-in with the Hume family at 40 Carisbrooke Road in Hastings, along with six servants. The head of the household is Francis Hume, a Curate of St Magdalene and private tutor.
According to Rate Books, from 1888 to 1891, Percy was renting chambers at 9 New Square in St Clement Danes, Westminster.

 

According to the 1891 census, Percy M. is a barrister/solicitor, who is staying at the Bay Hotel in Seaford, Eastbourne.

Marriage to Alice Homfray Bonnin, on Tuesday, 28 July 1896 at Christ Church in Epsom [registered in Epsom, September 1896].
"WALTERS-BONNIN―On the 28th inst., at Christ Church, Epsom, by the Rev. T.M. Hayler, M.A., brother-in-law of the bride, vicar of East Acton, W., assisted by the Rev A.G. [?], M.A., vicar of Christ Church, Percy Melmoth Walters, barrister at law and eldest son of William Melmoth Walters of Ewell, to Alice Honmfray Bonnin, fourth daughter of the late James Bass Bonnin, and of Mrs. Bonnin, of Epsom." - Morning Post, Thursday, 30 July 1896
 

According to the 1901 census, Percy M. is now married to Alice H. and they live at Malden House, Malden in Kingston, with two servants. He remains a barrister at law.

 

According to the 1911 census, Percy, still married and still a barrister of law, lives at Crampshaw End in Ashtead, along with three servants.

"Mr Percy Melmoth Walters has been elected a Bencher of Lincon's Inn, in the place of the late Mr Frederick Whinney. Mr Walters was called to the Bar in November, 1888." - Western Daily Press, Wednesday, 8 August 1928.
"The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr Thomas Reginald Colquhoun Dill and Mr Percy Melmoth Walters to the office of Conveyancing Counsel of the Supreme Court to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation of Mr D. D. Reid, M.P., and the death of Mr J. E. B. Benn." - The Scotsman, Monday, 1 December 1930.
Death 6 October 1936, in Ashtead, Surrey, aged 73 years 6 days [registered in Surrey Mid Eastern, December 1936].

Obituary

"DEATH OF FAMOUS FOOTBALLER - P.M. WALTERS, ENGLAND BACK OF 1885.
"The death at the age of 73 was announced yesterday of Percy Melmoth Walters, one of the famous Soccer brothers of fifty years ago. The play of the brothers Walters at full back made Old Carthusians, Corinthians and England exceptionally powerful in defence. The funeral of P.M. Walters will take place at Ashtead, Surrey, to-day at 3 p.m."
- Birmingham Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 7 October 1936.
"BROTHERS' INTERNATIONAL FAME RECALLED

"The passing of Mr. Percy Melmoth Walters, at the age of 73, recalls the days when Association football gradually became a public attraction. The play of the brothers Walters at full-back made the Old Carthusians, Corinthians, and England exceptionally powerful in defence. From 1885 to 1890 P.M. and A.M. Walters were the regular England pair whenever available, and they would have appeared together six times consecutively against Scotland had not an injury kept A.M. out of the 1888 match. They helped to restore the prestige of England after Scotland had won five matches off the reel. By their perfect understanding the Walters raised back play to a fine art. P.M. Walters went to Oxford, and in 1885 played against his brother, who appeared four times for Cambridge." - Western Daily Press, Wednesday, 7 October 1936.
Funeral 3.00pm, Wednesday, 7 October 1936, in Ashtead, Surrey

Source

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

Playing Career

Club(s) Attended Charterhouse School, and although he did not play football there, he did earn his blue with Oxford University AFC in 1885, also starred 54 times with the Corinthians FC team beginning in his last year at Oxford up until 1890.  Left the university to play also with Old Carthusians 1885-95; He did retire in 1893 for a short period, due to a fatal accident to his younger brother. At some point, also played for East Sheen FC and Epsom FC, also representing Surrey FA;
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winners 1894-95;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Played one cricket match for Oxford University against the MCC, May 1885;
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 (116) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back, 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 21 years 151 days.
Last match No. 40, 5 April 1890, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow, aged 26 years 187 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1887-88, 1888-89, 1889-90;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86, 1889-90, winners 1887-88;
Distinctions Brother of Arthur Walters;

Beyond England

F.A. International Select Committee member in 1886, and an F.A. vice-President 1891-92. Became Lieutenant in the 3rd Surrey Rifles in June 1886. Qualified as a barrister and called to the bar in 1888. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.259.


The Numbers
Parties Apps Comp.
Apps
Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Captain
13 13 13 1170 0 0 min 0 four
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
13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6

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 7 5 2 0 24 6 +18 0 1 3.429 0.857 85.7 +5

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 3 2 1 0 10 3 +7 0 0 3.333 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1886-87 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 0 1 3.00 1.50 50.0 =0
BC 1887-88 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 0 1 5.00 0.50 100.0 +2
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 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6
13 8 3 2 41 14 +27 0 3 3.154 1.077 73.1 +6

Match History

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

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 7 full appearances (610 min)x

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

 Club: Old Carthusians F.C. & Corinthians F.C..- 11 full appearances (990 min)  

Age 22
3 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC HW Captain rb
4 27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start rb
5 28 29 March 1886 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start lb
  

Age 23
6 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HW Start rb
7 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Street, Blackburn BC HL Start rb
  

 

F.A. International Selection Committee - six full appearances (540 min)x


Age 24
8 33 17 March 1888 - Scotland 0 England 5, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start rb
9 34 7 April 1888 - Ireland 1 England 5, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start lb

Age 25
10 35 23 February 1889 - England 4 Wales 1, Victoria Ground, Stoke-upon-Trent BC HW Captain rb
  
11 37 13 April 1889 - England 2 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington BC HL Captain rb

Age 26
12 38 15 March 1890 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Captain rb
13 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start rb
  

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