Aldershot F.C. wartime guest players

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  1. Frank Swift
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    Frank Swift

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    Frank Victor Swift (26 December 1913 – 6 February 1958) was an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his home town of Blackpool, in 1932 he was signed by First Division Manchester City, with whom he played his entire professional career.


  2. Joe Mercer
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    Joe Mercer

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    Joseph 'Joe' Mercer, OBE (9 August 1914 – 9 August 1990) was an English football player and manager.


  3. Stan Cullis
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    Stan Cullis

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    Stanley "Stan" Cullis (25 October 1916 – 28 February 2001) was a professional footballer and manager, primarily for Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his term as manager between 1948 and 1964, Wolves became one of the strongest teams in the British game, winning the league title on three occasions, and playing a series of high-profile friendly matches against top European sides which acted as a precursor to the European Cup.


  4. Tommy Lawton
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    Tommy Lawton

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    Thomas "Tommy" Lawton (6 October 1919 – 6 November 1996) was an English association footballer who rose to fame a short time before the outbreak of the Second World War and enjoyed a successful career which lasted until well into the 1950s.


  5. Denis Compton
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    Denis Compton

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    Denis Charles Scott Compton CBE (23 May 1918 in Hendon, Middlesex – 23 April 1997 in Windsor, Berkshire) was an English cricketer who played in 78 Test matches and spent his whole cricket career with Middlesex. He was also an accomplished footballer who played most of his football career at Arsenal.


  6. Ron Gray
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    Ron Gray

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    Ron Gray (25 June 1920 – 11 October 2002) is a former association football player, manager and scout. Born in North Shields, wing half Gray started his professional year in 1938 with Sheffield United, later moving to Lincoln City, Notts County and finally Watford, before retiring at the age of 26 due to injury. He started his managerial career at Watford, but his tenure was not particularly successful. The club recorded their lowest ever football league finish, having to apply for re-election to the Football League in 1950–51. His next managerial role was at Millwall. After his first spell as manager, Gray stayed at the club as assistant manager to Reg Smith. Gray was re-appointed as manager after Smith was sacked, and led the club to promotion as Fourth Division champions in 1961–62. Gray later spent four seasons at Lincoln City from 1966 to 1970, when he signed future Watford manager Graham Taylor as a player. After leaving Lincoln, Gray joined Ipswich Town as a scout, where he remained until his retirement in 1987. and discovered many of the 1978 FA Cup and 1981 UEFA Cup winning team's under the management of Bobby Robson.


  7. Dave Bewley
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    Dave Bewley

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    David G. Bewley (22 September 1920 – 6 March 2013) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back for several teams in the Football League. He was born in Bournemouth, England. He died on 6 March 2013. At his death, he was Reading's oldest former player.


  8. Cliff Britton
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    Cliff Britton

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    Clifford Samuel Britton was a footballer and football manager. He was born 29 August 1909 in Hanham in Bristol and died 1 December 1975.


  9. Jack Rowley
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    Jack Rowley

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    John Frederick "Jack" Rowley (7 October 1920 – 28 June 1998) was an English footballer who played as a forward from the 1930s to the 1950s, mainly remembered for a 17-year spell with Manchester United. He was nicknamed "The Gunner" because of his prolific and explosive goalscoring, scoring 211 goals in 424 appearances for United. His younger brother, Arthur, still holds the record for the highest number of career goals scored in the Football League with 434.


  10. Harry Lowe (footballer born February 1907)
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    Harry Lowe (footballer born February 1907)

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    Henry Pratt "Harry" Lowe (February 1907 – October 1988) was a professional footballer. Born in Scotland, Lowe started his career at St Andrews United in Scottish junior football, before moving to England to play in the Football League for Watford and Queens Park Rangers. During the Second World War, Lowe played as a guest for several professional clubs, including Watford, QPR and Chelsea.


  11. Don Welsh
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    Don Welsh

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    Donald "Don" Welsh (25 February 1911 – 2 February 1990) was an English football player and manager. As a player he played at inside left for Charlton Athletic and for England, winning the FA Cup with Charlton in 1946–47.


  12. Jimmy Hagan
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    Jimmy Hagan

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    James Hagan (21 January 1918 – 26 February 1998), known as Jimmy Hagan, was an English football player and manager born in Washington, County Durham, England. He played between 1938 and 1958 for Sheffield United and once for England. As manager he had his greatest successes with S.L. Benfica in the early 1970s.


  13. Peter Buchanan
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    Peter Buchanan

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    Vice Admiral Sir Peter William Buchanan KBE (14 May 1925 – 23 November 2011) was a Royal Navy officer who became Naval Secretary.


  14. David McCulloch
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    David McCulloch

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    David McCulloch (5 October 1912 in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire – 21 June 1979 in East Kilbride) was a Scottish footballer who played for several Scottish and English clubs in the 1930s, most notably Heart of Midlothian, Brentford, Derby County. He also represented Scotland at full international level.


  15. Gilbert Glidden
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    Gilbert Glidden

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    Gilbert Swinburne Glidden (15 December 1915 – October 1988) was an English footballer who played for Sunderland, Port Vale, Reading, and Leyton Orient.


  16. Jack Bradley (footballer)
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    Jack Bradley (footballer)

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    John "Jack" Bradley (27 November 1916 – 14 December 2002) was an English footballer who played as an inside forward for various clubs in the 1930s and 1940s, including Swindon Town, Southampton and Bolton Wanderers.


  17. Alf Miller
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    Alf Miller

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    Alfred George Abraham "Alf" Miller (25 March 1917 – 2 August 1999), also known as Dusty Miller, was an English professional footballer and coach who played as a wing half in the Football League for Southport and Plymouth Argyle.


  18. Bill Bower (footballer)
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    Bill Bower (footballer)

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    Ronald William Charles "Bill" Bower (17 November 1911 – December 1998) was a Welsh professional footballer who played as a right-back in the Football League for New Brighton and Bolton Wanderers.


  19. Albert Bonass
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    Albert Bonass

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    Albert Edward Bonass (29 May 1911 – 9 October 1945) was an English footballer who scored 58 goals from 186 appearances in the Football League playing as an outside left for Darlington, York City, Hartlepools United and Chesterfield.


  20. Harry Bamford (footballer, born 1914)
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    Harry Bamford (footballer, born 1914)

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    Harry Bamford MBE was an English professional football left back and outside left who appeared in the Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion.


  21. Fred Durrant
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    Fred Durrant

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    Fred Durrant was an English football forward and manager who played in the Football League, most notably for Queens Park Rangers. After dropping into non-league football in 1950, he played for and managed Kent League side Dover.


  22. Peter Buchanan (footballer)
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    Peter Buchanan (footballer)

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    Peter Buchanan (1915–1977) was a Scottish footballer who played at both professional and international levels.


  23. William Allsop
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    William Allsop

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    William Henry Allsop (29 January 1912 – 1997) was an English former footballer who played as a full-back for Bolton Wanderers, Port Vale and Halifax Town in the 1930s and 1940s.


  24. Norman Tapken
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    Norman Tapken

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    Norman H. Tapken (21 February 1913 – June 1996) was an English footballer whose regular position was as a goalkeeper. Born in Wallsend, Northumberland, he began his career with local club Wallsend Thermal Welfare, before joining Newcastle United in May 1933. After taking over from Mick Burns as Newcastle's first-choice goalkeeper during the 1934–35 season, he went on to make a total of 106 appearances for Newcastle before joining Manchester United in December 1938 for a fee of £850.


  25. Tom Galley
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    Tom Galley

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    Thomas "Tom" Galley (4 August 1915 – 12 July 2000) was an English international footballer, who spent the majority of his league career with Wolverhampton Wanderers.


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