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Club Members 1872-1945


This project aims to eventually identify all club members (playing and non-playing) and guest players. It is being started from 1872 to 1945.


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Name Joined Club Details Photograph
Lace, Edward Douglas 1886-87 Born 1866 Wells, Somerset. Son of John William Lace, Vicar Pill, and Georgina (nee Douglas). Christened 8th July 1866 St. Cuthberts, Wells. Trinity College School, Stratford-upon-Avon. Married 1900 Ellen Louisa ? in Totnes, Devon. Electrical Engineer. Died 29th September 1959 Bristol.  
Lain, Frederick John 1919-20 Possibly born 1897 Chelmsford, Essex. Son of Albert John Lain, Commercial Traveller, and Annie Edith (nee ?). Married May 1917 Dorothy Valerie Meddock. Australia.  
Laines, F. 1901-02    
Lambert, William Edward Isaac 1910-11 Born 1864 Kingswood, Bristol. Father of Eric and Harry. Oil Merchant. Married Margaret Wells. Died 1950 Bristol.  
Lambert, W.H. 1912-13

Possibly Harry Redcliffe Lambert. Born 1893. Son of William Edward Isaac Lambert, Oil Merchant, and Margaret (nee Wells). Brother of Eric and Marjorie Lambert who married Clifton player George Herbert Gibbs. 2nd Lt Royal Engineers (476th South Midland Field Coy) WW1. Died on active service 21st March 1917. Buried at Assevillers New British Cemetery.


Lambert, Eric Oliver 1910-11 Born 9th April 1900 Bristol. Son of William Edward Isaac Lambert, Oil Merchant, and Margaret (nee Wells). Brother of Harry and Marjorie Lambert who married Clifton player George Herbert Gibbs. Christened 11th May 1900 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Married 1924 Olive May Turner in Bristol. Died 16th July 1964 Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
Lambert, A.H. 1921-22 Possibly Alfred William H Lambert. Born 1895 Bedminster, Bristol. Married 1923 Sarah Louisa Whitnell. Died 1974 Bristol.  
Lance, J.W. 1896-97    
Lane, George Henry 1903-04 Born 1874 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of George Lane, Leather Merchant and Mary (nee Blaney). Leather Merchant. Married Catherine Ella ?  
Lane, Stafford Greenway 1901-02 Born 1882 Staple Hill, Bristol. Son of George Lane, Leather Merchant and Mary (nee Blaney). Christened 19th March 1882 at Christ Church, Downend, Bristol.  Died 4th November 1912 Park Hotel, Droitwich. Worcs aged 30.  
Lane, W. 1902-03    
Lane, F.P. 1912-13    

Langdon, John Henry

1912-13 Born 1893 Whitechurch, Cardiff. Son of Joshua G Langdon and Lillie E (nee Sandford). Redland Hill House School, Bristol. WW1 Glos Regt. and RFC. Accountant. Died 1972 Cardiff, Wales.  
Lansdowne, W.E. 1920-21  
Larange, S. 1872-73    
Laurie, Edmund Anthony 1919-20 Born 13th July 1897 Cheltenham, Glos. Son of Robert Ker Laurie and Isabella Dorothea Fawcett Liversedge (nee Butler). Glos regt. WW1. Tea Planter, Ceylon. Died 10th December 1963 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.  
Laverton, P. 1896-97  
Laville, George Patrick 1913-14 Born 1888 Castlewellen, County Down, Ireland. Son of Owen Laville, National Teacher, and Ellen (nee ?). Teacher. Headmaster Avondale Preparatary School, Clifton, Bristol. Married Elizabeth Emma ?. Died 25th July 1945 at Belmont Nursing Home, Exeter, Devon.  
Lavington, Cyril Edward 1903-04 Born abt. 1854 Bedminster, Bristol. Father of Wilfred. Wine and Spirit Merchant. Died 7th April 1933 Bristol.  
Lavington, Wilfred Crowther 1903-04 Born 14th January 1883 Frenchay, Bristol. Son of Cyril Edward Lavington, Wine Merchant, and Annie Elizabeth (nee ?). Baptised 9th February 1883 Frenchay Church, Bristol. Son of Cyril. Married 1923 Majorie May Lavington in Marylebone, London. Died 25th November 1941 Wiveliscombe, Somerset.
Lavis, C.J. 1908-09  
Lawlor, D. 1921-22    
Lawson, Arthur John 1872-73 Born 1851 Shawford, Somerset. Son of William and Elizabeth P (nee ?). Soap Manufacturer. Lawson & Co., St Phillips, Bristol. Motor Engineer. Married Jane Davis ?. Lived at Blagson Lodge, Brislington, Bristol. He was instrumental in getting electric light installed in Bristol Cathedral in 1888. Died 25th December 1916 Bristol.  
Lawson, Joseph Percy 1897-98 Born 3rd April 1879 Cotham, Bristol. Son of Soap Manufacturer Thomas Herbert Lawson and Charlotte Helena (nee Sleeman). Christened 25th May 1879 St. Nathaniel's Church, Redland, Bristol. He was cousin of the Clifton player Stuart Bertram Sleeman. Clifton College 1889-1897. Pte Canadian Army WW1. On Canadian Army application claimed he was 4 years younger. Farmer Toronto. Lived at 876 Broadview Avenue, Toronto. Died 23rd June 1949 Alberta, Canada.  
Laxton, Matthew Henry 1908-09 Born 29th September 1889. Son of Warren George Laxton, Solicitor, and Annie (nee Bulleid). Christened 17th November 1889 St Saviors Church, Cotham, Bristol. His father was a Church Warden there. Clifton College 1899-1908. Captain 6th Glos Regt WW1. Solicitor. Royal Observer Corp WW2. Died 9th May 1956 North Devon Infirmary, Barnstaple, Devon.
Laxton, W.G. 1912-13 unknown  
Lazenby, B. 1901-02    
Leach, J. 192? Nicknamed Scruffy
Leach, G. 1898-99

Thought to be George Sydney Leach. Born 1877 Westbury-on-Trym. Christened 8th April 1877 Horfield. Son of John Leach, landowner, and Jane (nee Snell). Mariner. S.S. Glynn Royal Engineers, Inland Waterways and Dock Companies WW1.

Leathes, Hugh Ellis Stanger 1902-03 Born 1st November 1878 Kensington, London. Baptised 20th December 1878. Sherbourne School. Lieut-Colonel Indian Medical Service. Cricket Europeans, India 1905 and Hong Kong 1906. Honorary Surgeon the King 1933. Died 4th April 1949 Ashford, Kent.  
Leadmouth, H.A.L. 1899-1900    
Leche, Arthur Victor 1883-84 Born 14th October 1862 Keynsham, Somerset. Doctor Axbridge, Somerset 1888-1948. Married 9th October 1890 Saraah Charlotte Ludlow at St George Church, Hanover Square, Mayfair, London. Son, Arthur, killed in WW1. Died 29th March 1949 Elmcroft, Axbridge, Somerset.  
Lees, Norman Dempster 1919-20 Born 12th February 1898 Bristol. Son of Edwin Leonard Lees, Doctor, and Alma (nee Ethers). Clifton College 1910-1916. Pembroke College, Cambridge. Argentina. Died 1989 Bristol.  
Leighton, Edmund Herbert 1910-11 Born 1883 Bristol. Christened 1st December 1883 St, Mary's, Tyndall Park, Bristol. Son of Robert Leighton, Headmaster Bristol Grammar School 1883-1906.  
Leighton, W. 1898-99    
Leonard, Everett 1879-80 Born abt. 1860 Clifton, Bristol. Son of George Hare Leonard JP, Colliery owner, and Eliza B (nee ?). Brother of Dr. Robert Cecil, who was also a member of Clifton. The family owned Easton Colliery in Bristol. Clifton captain 1883-1885. Glos rugby. Played three times for Western Counties in 1884. Hon. secretary of the Clifton Rowing Club for four years. A keen amateur singer, he was a member of the Madrigal and Musical Festival Society. Married Sarah Henrietta ?. Director of his father's firm Leonard, Boult & Co. After the company went into liquidation in the 1890's he became a partner in the coal merchants Watkins & Leonard. Died 26th February 1944 at The Laurels, Flax Bourton, nr Bristol.
Leonard, Morton 1899-1900

Born 1879 Bristol. Bristol Grammar School 1891-1894. Worked for John Watson & Co. corn merchants. Killed in Action Battle of Arras 5th May 1917. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.


Leonard, Robert Cecil 1884-85 Born 1868 Clifton, Bristol. Son of George Hare Leonard JP, Colliery owner, and Eliza B (nee ?). Brother of Everett. Mill Hill School, London 1879-1881. Married 1902 Celia Winifred Price in Bristol. Surgeon. HMS Aquitanid, RAMC, 11th East Yorks Regt. WW1. Served in Gibraltar. Died 24th September 1955 St Mary's Hospital, Clifton, Bristol.  
Leonard, Thomas R. 1909-10

Born 1882 Mangotsfield, Glos. Son of Robert William Leonard, Butcher, and Rosina Caroline (nee Shellard). School Teacher. Emigrated to Quebec, Canada.

Leonie, T.H. 1895-96    
Lewis, C. 1884-85    
Lewis, T.D. 1919-20  
Lias, William John 1891-92 Born 13th March 1868 Kensington , London. Hailbury School. Jesus College, Cambridge. Editor of the Cambridge Review 1890-91. Headmaster Downs School, Clifton, Bristol 1893-98. England rugby trial. Clifton captain 1893-96. Called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, May 1st 1901. Practised at Liverpool. Died 20th July 1941 Torquay. Buried St. Matthias, Torquay.
Ling, R 192?  
Lintar, W. 1896-97    
Linton, William Evans 1903-04

Born 24th August 1878 Portishead, Somerset. Son of William Linton and Alice ?. Family business Linton, Francis, & Co. Manchester warehouse, 13-14 High Street, Bristol. Herkomer Art School, Bushey, Herts. Married 3rd January 1911. Evelyn Lina Beckles in Bushey, Herts. Art Master, Clifton College. 1920-1938. Artist. Died 2nd September 1941 Homoeopathic Hospital, Cotham, Bristol.


Llewellyn, T.W.L. 1873-74    
Llewellyn, Harold Alfred 1909-10

Born 22nd May 1891. Cheltenham College 1905-1909. Accidently killed at Thessalonika 14th June 1916.


Lloyd, Arthur Cresswell 1907-08 Born 10th July 1887. Son of Philip James Henry Lloyd, Tea Dealer, and Emma Margaret (nee Pierce). Clifton College 1902-1906. Factory Manager Peninsular Tobacco Co., India 1909-1915. MBE. Married 1927 Lucy Bevan Russell at St Pauls Church, Clifton. Hotel Proprietor Shaddon 1937-1939. Manager, Little Theatre, Bristol 1944-1946. Died 19th December 1955 Frimley and Camberley District Hospital, Surrey.
Lloyd, Alister Campbell Bowen 1899-1900 Born 8th April 1878 Llandyssil, Cardiganshire, Wales. Son of Charles Lloyd JP and Margaret MacFie (nee Campbell). Brother of Duncan. Son, Alister Charles Bowen Lloyd, killed in action near Caen, Calvados, 11th June 1944. Died 1974 Kingston Upon Thames, London.  
Lloyd, Duncan Ian Bowen 1904-05

Born 16th March 1886. Son of Charles Lloyd JP and Margaret MacFie (nee Campbell). Brother of Alister. Oswestry Grammer School 1896-1898. Clifton College 1898-1904. Sandhurst 1905-1906. Published a book of poems, Stray Notes, in 1909. Lt and Quartermaster 1/5th Gurkas. Killed in Action 14th August 1915 at Damak Jelik Bair, Gallipoli. Buried near where he fell. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial.


Lloyd, Edward Commeline 1906-07 Born 23rd July 1888. Clifton College 1900-1906. Solicitor. Lost arm in World War 1. Farming. Died 1936.  
Lloyd, John H.B. 1901-02 Born 1877 Everton, Liverpool. Son of Daniel Lloyd and Jeanianie (nee ?). Ship Broker.
Lockyer, Sidney Herbert 1905-06

Born 1885 Taunton, Somerset. Son of John Martin Lockyer and Elizabeth Ann Scott (nee Squire). Played rugby for Somerset

Loriston-Clarke, Geoffrey Neame 1920-21

Born abt 1900 Clifton, Bristol. Pembroke College, Cambridge Also played rugby for the United Services and Hampshire. England rugby trial. Royal Navy. Commander of HMS Southdown in the North Atlantic from February 1941 to January 1942. C.B.E. 28th November 1944. His daughter is the equestrian Jennifer Loriston Clarke (born 1943), who competed at four Olympic Games between 1972 and 1988. Died 1961 New Forest, Hampshire.

Loughman, John Pym 1896-97

Born 16th June 1877 Bradford, Yorkshire. Son of Rev John Edward Loughman and Florence Edith (nee Pym). Baptised 26th June 1877 in Bradford Cathedral. Rector. Married 1906 Agnes Charlotte Bough in Chelsea. Died 15th November 1941 St Stephens Hospital, Fulham Road, London.

Lovell, John James 1872-73

Born abt. 1850 Bristol. Son of John Gwyer Lovell, Ship Owner, and Ann (nee Whittington). Brother of William. Commercial Clerk Coal Trade. Married 1890 Georgina Lucas. Artist. Died 1918 Bristol.

Lovell, William Joseph Gale 1872-73 Born abt. 1854 Bedminster, Bristol. Son of John Gwyer Lovell, Ship Owner, and Ann (nee Whittington). Brother of John. Christened 4th June 1854 St Paul's Church, Bedminster, Bristol. Clifton's first Secretary. Timber Merchant. Married 26th December 1885 Mary Florence Lewis at St Paul's Church Clifton, Bristol. Died 30th December 1937 Carlton Hotel,11 Lord Nelson St, Liverpool.  
Lowe, Alfred 1900-01 Born 1881 Horfield, Bristol. Son of Charles James Lowe, Stockbroker, and Sarah Hannah (nee Withenbery). Brother of Richard. Commercial Clerk. Married 1909 Maude Catharine Norris. Father of Clifton player Philip Charles James Lowe. Died 1957 Bath, Somerset.  
Lowe, Philip Charles James 1920s-30s Born 5th May 1910 Keynsham, Somerset. Son of Alfred Lowe, Stockbroker, and Maude Catherine (nee Norris). Nephew of Clifton players Richard Lowe and John Risdon Murdoch Crawford. Clifton College 1924-1927. Died 1995 Somerset.
Lowe, Richard 1899-1900 Born 1883 Bishopston, Bristol. Son of Alderman Charles James Lowe, Stockbroker, and Sarah Hannah (nee Withenbery). Father was Lord Mayor of Bristol (1912). Brother of Alfred. Bristol Grammar School. Leys School. Stockbroker with Bryant, Perry & Lowe. 4th Glos. WW1. Treasurer Saltford Regatta. Died 1961 Bristol.
Lowe, M.P. 1921-22  
Lowther, Arthur Richard 1900-01 Born 1875 Bristol. Son of Samuel Lowther, Mariner, and Ester Jane (nee ?). Christened 25 August 1875 St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. Commercial Traveller (Tobacco). Married 1902 Edith Mary Smith. Died 1957 Bristol.  
Lowther, P. 1904-05    
Lowther, Jack 1920-21 Born 1899 Redland, Bristol. Son of Clifford Lowther, Accountant at Tobacco Manufacturer, and Ada (nee ?). Christened Clifford Jack Lowther. Accountant. Married 1936 Marjorie Katherine Clark in Bristol. Died 7th March 1961 at St Marys Private Hospital, Upper Byron Place, Clifton, Bristol.  
Lucas, C. 1905-06    
Lucas, Merrick Dunlop 1902-03 Born 14th August 1881 Beckford, Gloucestershire. Son of Robert Merrick Lucas and Clara Adelaide (nee Peters). Worked at Lloyd’s Bank, Fishponds. Married Florence Mary Nelson at Christchurch, Clifton 1906. Mason Robert Thorne Lodge. Lieutenant Gloucestershire Regt, 10th Btn WW1. Died 11 June 1967 King Edward VII Hospital Windsor.
Lucas, W.J. 1898-99    
Lumley, Reginald Gifford 1919-20 Born 21st April 1897 Weymouth, Dorset. Father, William Gifford Lumley, Confectioner, and Elizabeth Catherine (nee Hodder). Baptised 15th August 1897 Holy Trinity, Weymouth. Married 1924 Dorothy Thurston Davis. Died 1975 Bristol.
Lund, Reginald Gregory 1879-80 Born 19th February 1861 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry Lund and Lucy Maria (nee ?). Christened 13th April 1861 Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Clifton College 1874-1876. Sandhurst. Army. 3rd Btn Welsh Regiment. Married Edith Gertrude Stevenson. Died 15th September 1907 Charring Cross Hospital, Middlesex.  
Lurby, T. 1905-06 Possibly Tom Lurby. Born 1876 Manchester, Lancashire.  
Lutener, William Maurice Bonner 1885-86 Born abt. 1860 Harthill, Cheshire. Son of Rev William Lutener and Charlotte M (nee ?). Keble College, Oxford 1879-BA:1884. Clerk in Holy Orders. Married 1891 Annie Laura Gore in Altrincham, Cheshire. Vicar of St George's Church, Altrincham 1893-1902. Vicar Lydbury, Shropshire 1927-1934. Died 22nd August 1945 Shrewsbury.
Lyon, Neville Hadley Bernard 1905-06 Born 11th October 1887 Calcutta, India. Christened 8th January 1888 Kurseong, West Bengal, India. Son of George Kenneth Lyon, and Etta Ellen D'Oyly. Father died 7 months after his birth. Brother, Admiral Sir George Hamilton D'Oyly Lyon played cricket for Hampshire and rugby for England (Captain v Australia 1909). Bruton School, Somerset. Major Middlesex Regiment WW1. Salonika. Married 1915 Madeline Ethel Parry in Staines, Middlesex. Died 1951 Colchester, Essex.
Lyon, Frederick Otto 1910-11 Born 16th June 1887 Kensington, London. Clifton College 1901-1904. Engineer Midland Railway. Worked in Nigeria. Married 1921 Margaret Barbara Duncan-Johnstone in Malton, North Yorkshire. Died 21st January 1934 at 31 Queen's Gate House, South Kensington, London.  


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