Clifton Rugby Football Club History
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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
O'Donnell, Brig. Gen. Henry 1883-84 Born 10th September 1862 Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire. Son of Rev. Henry O'Donnell. Christened 5th October 1862. Clifton College 1873-1880. Sandhurst. West Yorks Regt. Died 31st October 1928 Newdigate House, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex.  
O'Dwyer, John Emil Alexander 1910-11 Born 1894 Dover, Kent. Son of Thomas Francis O'Dwyer, Surgeon-General Army, and Henrietta (nee Ringwood). Lived 7 Worcester Terrace, Clifton. 1st Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment WW1. Married 22nd March 1920 Olga Vida Grace Goswin at St. Judes, Kensington. Died 1962 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.  
Ogilvy, Alexander 1898-99 Born 18th November 1863 Dublin, Ireland. Son of Alexander Ogilvy. Coleraine Academical Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; Universities of Vienna and Heidelberg. Surgeon. Second Lieutenant, Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery, of Montrose House, Queen's road, Clifton. Married 1904 Margaret Gwenllian Davies in Newport, Wales. Died 10th June 1914 Bristol.
Oldham, B. 1883-84    
Oldham, H. 1882-83    
Ollivant, Lionel Arthur Edward Guest player 1893 Born 3rd December 1872 Bombay, India. Son of Sir Edward Charles Kayll Ollivant and Lucy Caroline(nee Eddis). In 1891 living at 24 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol. Charterhouse. Trinity College, Cambridge. Rowed in Cambridge Boat 1893 and 1894. Captain Royal Fusiliers, Killed in action in Tientsin, China 14th July 1900 when taking ammunition to an American troops.
Organ, Samuel Bowerman 1919-20

Born 1900 Bristol. Son of Fred Organ, Stockbroker, and Jane Maud Mary (nee ?). Brother of Richard. Married Jessie Grace Ray. Died 27th September 1930 Lingford Ringwood, Hampshire.

Organ, Richard Cecil 1919-20 Born 1901 Bristol. Son of Fred Organ, Stockbroker, and Jane Maud Mary (nee ?). Brother of Samuel. Solicitor at Bevan, Hancock & Co., 25 Baldwin Street, Bristol. Married 1926 Millicent B Davies in Bristol. Died 1969 Bristol.
Orton, Maj. Richard Edward 1907-08 Born 31st March 1889 37 Drayton Gardens, Kensington, London. Son of Dr Thomas Jerome K. Orton, Surgeon Major British Army and Margaret Anne (nee ?). Baptised 7th June 1889 St. Judes, Kensington. Clifton College 1902-1907. Married 28th October 1915 Margaret Michell Clarke at St. Pauls Church, Clifton. Sandhurst. Died 1948 Bristol.
Osbourn, Dennis Charles 1930s Born 9th September 1911. Son of Iver Dennis Osborn and Dora Sweetland. Clifton College 1925-1929. Clifton RFC Captain 1934. Ship owner and coal distributer.
Osbourne, John Greville Smyth 1913-14 Born 27th July 1886 Stapleton, Bristol. Son of John Smyth-Osbourne JP and Eliza Cotton (nee Prior). Lt 1st Worcestershire Regt. POW WW1. Married 17th April 1923 Rosa Mary Bovill in London. Major Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 1979 Newbury, Bershire.  
Osmond, G. 1930s  
Ostler, Edgar Sidney Langdon 1919-20

Born 31st July 1892 Bristol. Son of Sidney Langdon Ostler, Commercial Traveller, and Clara Helen (nee Badcock). Insurance. 1st/1st North Somerset Yeomanry, Royal Garrison Artillery WW1.. Married Henrietta Eveyn ?. Farmer South Africa. (Died 1968?)

Oswell, George Devereux Guest player 1876 Born 11th October 1851 Stoughton, Sussex. Son of Rector Henry Lloyd Oswell and Catherine (nee Murray). Keble College Oxford 1870-BA:1873, MA:1887. Principal, Rajkumar College, Raipur, India. Kaisar-I-Hind Medal 1906. Died 23rd July 1910 at Kew Gardens, Surrey  
Owen, John W. 1907-08  Born 19th June 1886. In 1939 a Sea Transport Officer RNR.  


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