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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
Maccarnigah, H. 1887-88    
Mackay, Eric Vansittart 1910-11 Born 15th September 1891 Rappote, India. Son of Edward Vansittart Mackay, Bombay District Police, and Jane "Nina" (nee Whitty). Clifton College 1902. Doctor. Brother Claude killed WW1. Married 1923 Margaret Irene Bowles In Guildford, Surrey. Married 1956 Gaenor Mae Gregory in Amersham, Bucks. Died 1975 Kendal, Westmorland.  
Mackenzie, L. 1902-03    
Mackie, T. 1905-06    
McMurtie, P.G. 1909-10    
McNaught, J.N. 1909-10 Thought to be James Norman McNaught. Born 1885 Liverpool. Son of James McNaught and Mary Elizabeth (nee ?). Baptised 18th November 1885 Grassendale St Mary. Birkenhead School. Dentist. McNaught & Over Dental Practice, Warrington. Married 15th November 1948 Margaret Constance, widow of H. Saxe Wyndham in London. Died 23rd August 1964 Seaford, Sussex.  
Major, H. 1898-99    
Mansfield, W. 1902-03    
Marriott, Edwin Leslie 1893-94 Born abt 1876 Narsingpur, Central Provinces, India. Son of Alfred Barrow Wilson Marriott (District Superintendent of Police, Central Provinces, India) and Marianne Florence (nee Slack). Brother of Alfred. Moved to London in 1901. Banker. 1st Bn Berkshire Volunteer Regiment WW1. Died 8th January 1953 Reading, Berkshire.
Marriott, Alfred Sinclair 1893-94 Born 3rd July 1876 Agra, India. Son of Alfred Barrow Wilson Marriott (District Superintendent of Police, Central Provinces, India) and Marianne Florence (nee Slack). Brother of Edward. Sandhurst. Colonel Indian Army. CBE. Married Violet Mary ?. Director of Farms, Master-General of Supply Branch, Army Headquarters, India. Died 2nd January 1943 at The Catholic Church, Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.  
Marsden, C.W. 1908-09    
Marsden, S.H. 1897-98    
Marsden, Selwyn Samuel 1902-03 Born 18th July 1879 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Son of Bishop Samuel Edward Marsden and Beatrice (nee McLaren). Father Bishop of Bathurst, Australia 1869-1885. Clifton College 1891-1897. Officer in P&O Service. Orchardist. Married 1913 Isabel Shiela Norman. Married 1934 Ilma Fergusson. Died 14th July 1942 Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia.  
Marshall, H.A. 1883-84    
Martin, P.J. 1907-08    
Martin, W.M. 1919-20    
Mather, C.V. 1883-84 Believed to be Rev. Canon John Cyril Vaughan Mather. Born 10th September 1862 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Rev Canon Frederick Vaughan Mather. His father was Vicar of St. Paul's, Clifton 1853-1898, Rural Dean of Bristol 1873-1876 and 1881-1892, Hon Canon of Bristol 1869-1914. Clifton College 1879-1882. Keble College, Oxford 1882 - BA:1885, MA:1894. Cuddeston Theology College. Married Beryl U Chapman. Canon Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, Australia. Died 18th November 1946 Australia.  
Mathias, Thomas 1930s

Believed to be Thomas Gwyn James Mathias. Adopted son of Thomas Lloyd Mathias, and Frances Ann (nee ?). Leiutenant HMS President Naval Gunnery School. Killed in an air crash 23rd October 1940 near Mill Hill, Hertfordshire when the planes elevator jammed. There were 11 casualties, 5 crew and 6 passengers (incl Mathias). Buried at Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery.



Matthews, G. 1872-73 Believed to be John Gunter Matthews. Born 12th December 1851 Cardiff, Wales. Clifton College 1868-1869. Solicitor (Matthews & Son, Cardiff). Died 8th September 1890 Glan Ely, Cardiff, Wales.  
Matthews, George Francis Henry 1901-02 Born 11th May 1883. Son of George Francis Matthews and Florence (nee ?). Christened 29th June 1883 St. Andrews Church, Clifton. Clifton College 1896-1901. Bristol University. Assistant Director Henry Matthews & Co., Oil and Colour Manufacturer, Bristol. Married Alice Eva ?. Married Violet Maud. Died 11th April 1965 Lewisham Hospital, London.
Matthews, Harry Norton 1906-07 Born 6th April 1868 Norton, Suffolk. Son of Dr Benjamin Fielding Matthews, General Practitioner, and Emily Anne Caroline (nee Logier). Baptised 3rd June 1869 in Norton, Suffolk. Crediton School. Queens College, Cambridge 1888.  B.A. 1891; M.A. 1895. Assistant Master at Banister Court School, Southampton, 1891-3; at The Oaks, Upper Deal, 1893-6; at Carrington's, Milford, Hants., 1896-7. Joint Headmaster of Kensington Prep. School, 1897-1904. Headmaster of Elveden School, Clifton, 1905-8. Assistant Master at Clifton College, 1908-29. Warden of Wills' Hall, University of Bristol, 1929-40. Died 5th September 1940 Northwoods, Winterbourne, Bristol.
Matthews, Philip Henry Armstrong 1907-08 Born 17th September 1889 Clifton, Bristol. Son of William E Matthews, School Master and Kate A (nee ?). Clifton College 1903-1907. Bristol University. Motor Engineer. Captain Army Service Corps WW1 1915-1920. Died 1974 St. Pancras, London.
Maughan, C.W. 1898-99    
Maughan, Richard 1872-73

Born 1852 Bristol. Son of ? and Maria (nee ?). Died 1901 Leeds

Maunsell, Richard Cecil 1891-92 Born 9th December 1866 Blandford, Dorset. Son of Rev. Frederick Webster Maunsell, Rector Iwerne Courtney, Dorset. Wadham College, Oxford. Died 27th March 1939 Bathavon, Somerset (Bathavon was a rural district in Somerset, England, from 1933 to 1974).  
Maxwell, A.B. 1880-81    
May, Arthur Christopher 1879-80 Born 1861 Bristol. Son of Thomas Francis May, Timber Merchant, and ?. Brother of Ernest and Frank. Timber Importer, May and Hassell. Married D'Arcy May ?. Died 23rd September 1918 Bristol.  
May, Ernest Howard 1883-84 Born 8th February 1863 Bristol. Christened 16th March 1864 Bristol. Brother of Frank and Arthur. Clifton College 1878-1880. Timber Importer, May and Hassell. Married 1888 Evelyn Dix Hallam in Bristol. Died 16th May 1946 London.
May, Frank Morley 1884-85 Born 11th November 1866 Bristol. Christened 25th December 1866. Brother of Ernest and Arthur. Timber Importer, May and Hassell. Died 9th December 1928 Bristol.  
May, Thomas Hughes Delabere 1872-73

Born 8th March 1852 Wokingham, Berkshire. Son of Thomas Delebere May, Annuitant,  and Ann (nee Hughes). Clifton College 1864-1869. Trinity College, Cambridge. Translated Virgil's Aeneid, 1902. Associate Royal School of Music. Married 20th August 1878 Mary Ann May at St Mary’s, Teddington, Surrey. Died 5th December 1942 Somerset Cottage, Somerset Lane, Bath, Somerset.

Mayol, R. 1883-84    
McArthur, William James Dayrell 1922-23 Born 1902 Burgess Hill, Sussex. Son of Rev Stuart McArthur and Jane Elizabeth (nee ?). Worked for MacArthur & Co in Dublin. Died 23rd February 1928 (aged 26) at 4 Chesterfield Place, Clifton, Bristol after an appendicitis operation. Funeral service at St Paul's, Clifton. Buried at Canford Cemetery, Bristol.
McBryan, T.C. 1910-11    
McCurrich, Hugh James 1908-09 Born 3rd August 1890 Bristol. Son of John Martin McCurrich, Chief Engineer Bristol and Avonmouth Docks, and Elizabeth (nee McWilliam). Clifton College 1905-1908. Bristol University. St. Barts Hospital. Bonn, Vienna, Paris, USA. London University. Royal Sussex Co. Hospital. Victoria Hospital, Lewes. Author "The treatment of the sick poor of this country and the preservation of the health of the poor in this country". Died 16th July 1955 Hove, Sussex.  
McGavin, L. 1907-08    
McIntyre, W.S. 1913-14    
McMinn, K. 1921-22    
McMullin, J. 1887-88 Possibly John Brush McMullin. Born 15thh March 1839 Jefferson USA. Son of John C McMullin and Pheby (nee ?). Father of Charles. Married Sarah Salina Orchard. Died 18th November 1898 Watertown, Jefferson, New York.  
McMullin, C. B. 1886-87 Possibly Charles Beaton McMullin. Born 1866 East Indies. Son of John D McMullin and Sarah Salina (nee Orchard). Captain SHI, 4/King's African Rifles, 5/King's African Rifles WW1. Married Anna Elizabeth. Died 26th November 1953.  
McMurtie, George Douglas James 192? Born 30th August 1898. Clifton College 1908-1916. Sandhurst. Lt-Col. WW2. Married Letitia Clerk, 1930 at Stratford on Avon. Married 1st February 1934 Josephine Kathleen Wake at Chelsea. Died 31st July 1994 Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
McNiel, J. 1883-84    
McQueen, J.F. 1901-02 Possibly John Fisher McQueen. Born 1879 China. Doctor. Died 9th December 1924 Bedwllty, Monmouthshire.  
McTurk, G. 1902-03 Possibly John McTurk. Born 1877 Crag, Breconshire, Wales. Solicitor. Died 1966 Bristol.  
Mearns, Herbert William 1901-02 Born 1882 Cape Colony, South Africa. Grandson of William Mearns, Wesleyan Minister. Died 20th July 1936 Johannesburg, South Africa.
Menzies, J.F. 1919-20  
Merrick, Horace 1913-14 Born 21st December 1887 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Dr Frank Merrick, Music Teacher and Phoebe (nee O'Carroll). Bristol Grammar School (1898-1906). Wadham, Oxford. Lieutenant 4th Glos WW1. Also played cricket 12 times for Gloucestershire (1909-1911). Master at Denstone College. Master at Clifton College (1919-?). Died 16th August 1961 Clifton, Bristol. Buried Shirehampton Cemetery.
Merritt, T. 1873-74    
Metcalfe, F.F. 1894-95  
Metcalfe, G.H. 1903-04    
Metcalfe, Gerald Herbert Douglas 1911-12 Born 30th December 1886 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Douglas Metcalfe, Barrister, and Mary Hyacinth (nee Voules). Baptised 30th January 1887 St. Pauls Church, Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College 1900-1903. Captain 1st North'n Regiment WW1. Married 1922 Winifred N Dawson in Northampton. Died Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 1971.
Metford, Arthur Boddam Seymour 1911-12 Born 16th October 1865. Son of Joseph Seymour Metford, Surgeon, and Emily Frances (nee Wait). Christened 15th December 1865 at St. Paul's Church, Cliftton. Clifton College 1879-1881. Wait & James, Corn Merchants, Bristol. Married 1913 Gertrude F Hancock. Died 2nd April 1924 at 21 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol..  
Miall, Alfred Jack Berger 1921-22 Born 24th February 1903. Son of Charles Miall and Violet Grace (nee ?). Clifton College 1917-1920. Bristol University. Medical Practitioner. RAMC WW1. Married 1932 Mary S. Perrott in Keynsham, Somerset. Died 1970 Norton, East Yorkshire.
Middleton, E. 1906-07    

Middleton, Basil Lascelles


1913-14 Born 1897 Nicosia, Cyprus. Son of Sir John Page Middleton, Barrister, Chief Justice of Ceylon and Caroline Matilda (nee Bell). Rugby School. 2nd Lt 11th Batt Essex Regt WW1. Jesus College, Cambridge 1920. Tutor for the children of Lady Eaton, the Toronto Department Store owner. Lived at Ardwold, the home of Lady Eaton, one of the most lavish houses in Toronto. Married Jane Victoire ?. RAVR WW2. Died 25th December 1954 France.  
Millard, Herbert Williams 1899-1900 Born 22nd January 1882 Forey, Jersey, Channel Islands. Son of George William Millard, Solicitor, and Elizabeth Barrow (nee Glanville). Clifton College 1894-1899. Surveyor. Married 1903 ? in Leicester. Died 1st November 1966 The Cottage, Jesmond Close, Jesmond Road, Hove, Sussex
Miller, A.W. 1883-84    
Miller, John Day 1874-75 Born 18th March 1857 Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College 1865-1874. Clifton captain 1877-80. England rugby trial. Represented Clifton on the Rugby Union Committee from 1883-86 and the Western Counties on the Rugby Union Committee from 1880-1886. Solicitor. Died 14th October 1925 Freshford Villa, Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol.
Miller, Thomas 1901-02 Born 8th March 1883 Mindelo, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands. Son of John Vigger Miller, HM Consul, and Francesca Maria (nee ?). Brother of Anthony. Nephew of Glos and England cricketer Audley Montague Miller. Clifton College 1897-1901. Gloucestershire cricket. Also played rugby for Cardiff and Havre, France. Company Director. High Sherrif 1947. Died 20th October 1962, Goring, Oxfordshire.
Miller, Anthony Guy 1913-14 Born 27th September 1894 Southampton, Hampshire. Son of John Vigger Miller and Francisca Maria (nee ?). Brother of Thomas. Clifton College 1904-1911. Married Margaret Jane Donaghey ?. Died 3rd July 1963 The Chest Hospital, Peppard, Oxfordshire.  
Millings, J.M. 1902-03    
Mills, Arthur Stanley 1900-01 Born 13th February 1882 Clifton, Bristol. Son of John Mills, Mechanical Engineer, and Augusta (nee ?). Christened 12th March 1882 Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Clifton College 1893-1899. Farming. Canada. Died 1st August 1949 Vancouver, Canada.
Mills, Herbert Fitzmaurice 1899-1900 Born 15th June 1881 Malton, North Yorkshire. Clifton College 1895-1899. South African War. Flight Sub lieutenant at Royal Naval Airstation, Roehampton. Died 26th June 1930 Stoneswood, Limpsfield, Surrey.
Milsom, W. 1891-92    
Mitchell, L.J.C. 1919-20    
Moberly, William Octavius 1876-77 Born 14th November 1850 Shoreham-by-Sea. Rugby School. Balliol College, Oxford. Rugby Blue 1872 (captain), 1873, 1874. England rugby international 1872. Glos CCC. Clifton College Master 1874-1913. Died 2nd February 1914 Polurrian, Mullion,
Mogford, Hector George Morris 1920-21 Born 1890 Bristol. Christened 7th September 1890 St. Mary's Redcliffe, Bristol. Farmer. Died 1970 Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.  
Moline, Charles Henry "Harry" 1905-06 Born 29th June 1863 Laiback, Austria (now Ljubljana, Yugoslavia). Son of Francis Moline. Bristol Grammar School. Jesus College, Cambridge (1882-?). Played cricket for University. Sugar Broker. Died 23rd May 1927 (or 1932) Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.  
Moline, William 1872-73 Born 9th March 1854 Innsbruck, Austria. Son of William Moline, Merchant, and Mary Jane (nee ?). Engineer. Died 23rd December 1937 Chesterfield Nursing Home, Bristol.  
Moncrieff, N. 1902-03    
Monteith, J. 1895-96    
Monteith, T.H. 1895-96    
Moon, F.E. 1920-21    
Moore, E. 1883-84  
Moore, E.A. 1912-13    
Morant, Clive Aubrey Lushington 1903-04

Born 23rd October 1883 Poonah, India. Son of Edward Whitehead Lockyer Morant and Emily Mary (nee Gower). Marlborough College 1896-1901. Married 16th October 1912 Lilian Mildred Olver in London. Architect. Died 14th October 1956 Whittington Hospital, Islington, London.

Morgan, B. 1898-99    
Morgan, Conwy Llewellyn 1899-1900 Born 6th August 1881. Clifton College 1890-1899. Married 1909 Mary Cowtan in Kensington, London. Doctor. St. Thomas's Hospital. East Sussex Hospital. Died 28th May 1945 Laurel Cottage, Fairlight, Hastings.  
Morgan, F.W. 1897-98    
Morgan, H.C. 1897-98    
Morgan, D. 1921-22    
Moresby, Kelso Anstruther 1913-14 Born 1874 Southsea, Hampshire. Son of Mathew Fortescue Moresby, Secretary to his father, then a painter and photographer in Sydney, Australia, and Caroline (nee Gold). Grandfather Admiral of the Fleet Sir Fairfax Moresby, friend of William Wilberforce. Oxford University. Schoolmaster Colchester House School, Clifton. Lived at the Rodney Hotel, Clifton. Died 26th August 1960 Snowdon Road Hospital, Bristol.  
Morley, B.L. 1921-22    
Morris, C.A. 1905-06    
Morris, C.G. 1904-05    
Morris, Henry Frank 1872-73 Born 1852 Bristol. Son of John L Morris, Wine Merchant, and Mary A (nee ?). Clifton College 1864-1869. Married to Helen. Died 26th March 1935 Brislington House, Brislington, Bristol.
Morris, H.H. 1900-01    
Morse, Henry Merrett Ravensbury 1910-11 Born 31st May 1893. Clifton College 1903-1909. Bristol University. Mechanical Engineer. North West Railway, Lahore. Died 1979 Bristol.  
Mortimer, Edward Patrick 1930s

Born 17th March 1911 Kingswood, Gloucestershire. Son of John Mortimer, Bank Manager, and Florence Maud Mary (née Hartnell). Banker. Flight Lt 37521 Royal Air Force. Killed in flying accident at Ampthil[, Bedfordshire 7th August 1940. .Buried Row B Grave 21 Bury, Huntingdonshire


Moseley, Gerard 1872-73

Born 1851 Park Street, Bristol, Solicitor at 5 Clare St, Bristol. Married Louise Franklin.

Moynagh, Kenneth Desmond 1939-40 Born 2nd January 1913 in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of William John Moynagh, Musician, and Vivien Katherine (nee Bestall). Epsom College. played rugby for St. Barts Hospital and Middlesex. House surgeon Bristol Royal Infirmary. Evacuated from Dunkirk. Married 1941 Drusilla W Martin-Harvey in Bromley, Kent. RAMC. Missionaey. Died 15th April 1972 London.  
Muirhead, R.F. 1906-07    
Mullaly, Frederick Terence Hastings 1906-07

Born 30th August 1888 India. Christened 29th October 1888 Ranikhet, Bengal, India. Son of Sir Herbert Mullaly and Lady Mabel (nee Reed). Army School, Stratford-on-Avon. Stratford Town RFC. Father was commander of the East Coast Defences during WW1. Captain 6th Gurka Rifles. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial. St Paul’s Church Memorial, Clifton. His 2 brothers Herbert and Charles were also killed WW1.
Photo on 1906-07 Clifton XV


Mullaly, T. 1906-07    
Mullaly, Hugh Alexander 1913-14 Born 11th March 1899 Bengal, India. Son of Alexander Mullaly and Mary Harriet (nee Doveton). Clifton College 1912. Married 26th June 1926 Catherine Mary Ringham in Kensington, London. Died 1971 Southampton, Hampshire.  
Muller, J. 1907-08    
Muschamp, Harold Jackson Hockley 1907-08 Born 16th July 1874 Clifton, Bristol. Son of John George Sowerby Muschamp, Master in Classics at Bristol Grammar School. Christened 4th October 1874 St. Johns Evangelist, Clifton, Bristol. Died 1958 Bristol.  
Mutton, W.F. 1920-21    
Myles, George Thomas 1881-82 Born 1861 Ireland. Son of Rev. James Percival Myles. Physician/Surgeon and Sarah Mary ?. Married Eva M ?. Died 17th November 1939.  
Myles, T. 1883-84  
Myles, Henry Frederick 1911-12 Born 1878 Limerick, Ireland. Accountant. Married Maud Wall in 1918 in Bristol. Died 17th January 1947 Dublin, Ireland  


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