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Cecil Wingfield-Stratford

Royal Engineers FC

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Full name Brigadier-General Cecil Vernon Wingfield-Stratford, CBE, CMG, CB
Born 7 October 1853 in Addington Place, Addington, near West Malling, Kent [registered in Malling, December 1853].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, Cecil is the fourth of seven children to John and Jane Elizabeth. His father is a Justice of the Peace. They all live at Addington Place in Addington, with eighteen servants.

According to the 1871 census, Cecil is a pupil studying at a school, on South Lancaster Road, in the Norwood Park area of Croydon.

According to the 1881 census, Cecil is at Farterwell Hall in Ryarsh in Malling. He is a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers and he is at the home of his future bride, the Bligh's. They have fourteen servants.

According to the 1891 census, Cecil is a captain in the Royal Engineers and is married to Rosalind and they have two children. They live at The Cracknells, Norton Green in Freshwater, Esme and Geoffrey, on the Isle of Wight.

According to the 1901 census, Lieutenant Colonel Cecil is living at Stowford House in Harford, Devon, with his wife and two eldest children and eight servants.

According to the 1911 census, Colonel Cecil and his wife are visiting the home of Lord Llewelyn Mostyn, who live at Mostyn Hall, in Mostyn, Flintshire.

Married to Rosalind Isobel Bligh, at Birling Church, October 1881 [registered in Malling, December 1881].
Died 5 February 1939, aged 85 years 121 days [registered in Malling, March 1939].
Height/Weight not known


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

Club Career

Club(s) Attended the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich, London, before joining the Royal Engineers in 1873; also represented Kent.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1874-75;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 43rd players (49) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
Only match No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 23 years 147 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Served with the Royal Engineers 29 April 1873-1910, when he retired holding the rank of brigadier.  We was recalled for service in World War One, becoming a Colonel in the RE.  Awarded the CMG 1916 and CB 1918. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.273.


Cecil Wingfield-Stratford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Capt. Disc.
1 1 90 0 0 min 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.


Cecil Wingfield-Stratford - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1


Cecil Wingfield-Stratford - Match History
 Club: Royal Engineers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL Start ol