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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
Page, B.W. 192?  
Page, Lionel 1908-09 Born 10th June 1889 Bristol. Son of George Shepley Page, Surgeon, and Katherine Fanny (nee Grace). Epsom College 1900-1907. Doctor. Bristol Royal Hspital. RAMC. Married 1913 Lucy Alexander Owen. Died 30th August 1929 Bristol.
Pakeman, Sidney Arnold 1911-12 Born 1891 Bristol. Son of Thomas Lovell Pakeman, Draper and Undertaker. Bristol Grammar School. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Master Haileybury College. Professor of Modern History and Economics, Ceylon University College 1921-1942. OBE 1937. Member of Parliament Ceylon. Died 15th June 1975 Hammersmith, London.
Pakenham, A. 1880-81    
Palmer, Gerald Walker 1883-84 Born 2nd June 1865 Alcester, Warwickshire. Son of Henry Palmer and Hannah (nee ?). Clifton College 1875-1876. Keble College, Oxford. Ely College. St. Ann's Higher, Buxton 1893-1897. Died 1949 Bromsgrove, Worcs.  
Palmer, G. 1911-12    
Pamto, H.S. 1930s  
Pane, W.E. 1911-12 unknown at present  
Panter-Downes, Edward Martin 1890-91

Born 3rd Decmber 1872 Rushford Rectory, Thetford, Norfolk. Clifton College 1885-1890. Sandhurst. Killed in Action 26th August 1914 Mons. Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial Father of writer Mollie Panter-Downes.


Parham, H. 1891-92    
Parker, H. 1906-07    
Parker, G.A.J. 1919-20  
Parnell, Charles G. 1879-80 Born 1857 Demarara, British Guyana. Dorset County School, Charminster. Solicitor.  
Parnell. H.L. 1873-74    
Parr, Hugh Wharton Myddleton 1903-04

Born 14th October 1881. Brother of Wilfred Wharton Parr. Clifton College 1891-1901. Oriel College, Oxford. Master Clifton College 1909-1914. Killed in Action 15th May 1915.


Parr, Wilfred Wharton 1890-91

Born 1873 Clifton, Bristol. Brother of Hugh Wharton Parr. Uppingham School. Killed in action 8th May 1917. Commemorated Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.


Parsons, C.G. 1913-14    
Parsons, J.W.A. 1920-21    
Parsons, Henry G. 1920-21 Born 1880 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Son of George Parsons, Mason, and Hannah (nee ?). Banker. Married Annie A ?.  
Parsons, John Anthony "Toad" 1920s-30s Born 26th November 1904 Bristol. Son of Ernest Parsons, Oil Merchant,  and Ellen Mary (nee Hill). Christened 15th January 1905. Grandson of William Hill, Wholesaler Manufacturer of Men and Boys Clothing. Married 20th April 1940 Rosemary Eveline H ? in Weston-super-Mare. Died 1992 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Patterson, R.W. 1911-12    
Paul, Arthur Clifford St. 1872-73 Born 10th August 1854 Bristol. Son of Charles William Paul and Ann (nee Peck). Brother of Walter. Clifton College 1864-1873. Assistant City Treasurer. Married Catherine Lucy Pearson. Died 23rd February 1924 Bristol.
Paul, Courtenay Talbot St. 1905-06

Born 18th November 1881 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Walter Stuckey Paul, Architect, and Ellen (nee Colthurst). Clifton College 1891-1898. Army. Killed in Action 31st July 1917 Battle of Pilkem. Buried at The Huts Cemetery, Dikkebus.


Paul, William Edgar 1890-91

Born on 23rd March 1874 Argentina. Son of Charles Paul and ? (nee ?). Clifton College 1882-1891. Bristol School of Art. Assistant in Bristol City Engineers' Department. Captain Clifton RFC 1896-97. Architect working for his uncle Walter Stuckey Paul. Married 1899 Lena Gertrude Plum in Bristol. Killed in Action 31st July 1917 3rd Battle of Ypres. Commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


Paul, Walter Stuckey 1872-73 Born 4th November 1849 Bristol. Son of Charles William Paul, Banker, and Ann (nee Peck). Mother aunt of Clifton players Francis and Herbert Peck. Brother of Arthur. Clifton College 1863-1866. Architect and Surveyor. Died 25th November 1925 Bristol.
Peake, George Arthur 1890-91 Born 5th July 1869. Father Mathematics teacher Bristol Grammar School. Clifton College 1881-1886. Lt.-Col. Army. Died 22nd September 1944 Cheltenham, Glos.  
Peareth, Albert John "Flash" 1908-09 Born 1888 Goudhurst, Kent. Son of William Nepean Peareth and Hilda Maria (nee Smith-Marriot). Wellington College. Army The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). WW1 France, Iraq. WW2 Burma. Secretary of the Regimental Association, and Editor of the regimental magazine; “The Dragon”. Chevalier of the Royal Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark). Died 28th November 1952, Greenwich, London after injuries sustained in car crash 5 days before. It is said his last words were Please give my love to my brother and my regiment  
Pearson, Charles Dearne 1897-98 Born 17th May 1880 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry W. Pearson, Civil Engineer, and Frances Jane (nee ?). Brother of Stanley. Clifton College 1892-1896. University College Bristol. Engineer. Royal Field Artillery WW1. Shanghai Waterworks. Married Daisy ?. Died 9th July 1950 Forest Lawn, Wittensford, Lyndhurst, Hampshire. Buried Minstead Church, Hampshire.  
Pearson, Stanley 1902-03 Born 15th January 1886 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry W Pearson, Civil Engineer, and Frances Jane (nee ?). Brother of Charles. Clifton College 1898=1902. Birmingham University. Civil Engineer. Assistant Engineer Birmingham Canal Networks 1908-1909. Western Canada Power Company 19010-1911.Great Indian Peninsular Railway 1911-1914. Capatain Royal Engineers WW1. Ministry Agri and Fishers 1931-1932. Chief Engineer Mersey and Irwell Catchment Board. Died 5th November 1947 at 27 Harborough Road, Sale, Cheshire. Funeral 110th November 1947 at Manchester Crematorium. Ashes spread at Canford Cemetery, Bristol.  
Pease, Thomas Henry Ormston 1879-80 Born 2nd October 1853 Henbury Lodge, Henbury Hill, Bristol. Son of Thomas Pease, Grocer, and Martha Lucy (nee Aggs). His father, who owned Pease Acre Manor near Leeds, married 3 different women in 14 years. Solicitor. Married 6th December 1888 Mary Ellis Cave in Kensington, London. Died 2nd July 1937.
Pease, William Benson 1879-80 Born 27th December 1861 Bristol. Son of Thomas Pease, Grocer, and Susan Anne (nee Fry). Step-brother of Thomas. Quaker. Emigrated to Canada 1894. Farming. Died 30th April 1953 Vancouver, British Columbia, Cananda.
Peck, Edward Surman 1884-85 Born 23rd March 1866. Son of William Bishop Peck, Wine Dealer, and Elizabeth Hicks (nee Withers). Brother of Francis and Herbert. Christened 29th May 1866 Bristol. Clifton College 1878-1884. Christ's College, Cambridge 1885 - BA:1888; M.B. and B.Chir. 1891; D.P.H. 1894. At St Bartholomew's Hospital. Surgeon-Lieut., I.M.S., 1894; Surgeon-Captain, 1897; Surgeon-Major, 1906. At the relief of Chitral, 1895. Civil Surgeon in the Punjab. Retired, as Lieut.-Col., 1913. Served in the Great War, 1914-19 (Lieut.-Col., I.M.S.). Died 15th January 1934 Montreux, Switzerland.  
Peck, Francis Samuel 1873-74 Born 1st April 1858. Son of William Bishop Peck, Wine Merchant, and Elizabeth (nee Hicks). Brother of Edward and Herbert. Clifton College 1871-1875. Lt-Col Indian Medical Service. Professor Calcutta Medical College. In 1908, while home on leave, he had the misfortune to meet with a very severe accident at Sheringham while crossing the railway adjoining the golf course, and was knocked down and run over by a passing train. Although not entirely recovered from the accident, he returned to India to resume his official duties. Unfortunately, his health broke down, and he died on the homeward voyage to England
Peck, Herbert Withers 1876 Born 30th July 1859. Son of William Bishop Peck, Wine Merchant, and Elizabeth (nee Hicks). Brother of Edward and Francis. Christened 2nd Spetember 1859 at St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol. Clifton College 1872-1874. Lt-Col. Pulleines Irregulars in South Africa 1877-78. Cmdt Sarawak Forces 1885. Formed Sarawak Civil Service. Married 1901 Mary Weston R Stevens. Ret. 1901. Died 17th November 1916 Poole, Dorset.
Peckett, Jack 1907-08 Born 28th January 1889. Bristol. Son of John Freeman Peckett, Locomotive Engine Maker, and Maria (nee Locke). Clifton College 1899-1905.Cmdr Navy. Director Peckett & Sons, Locomotive Engineers. Known for Steam Engines the company disappeared after advent of diesal. Married 20th March 1915 Doris Mary Levick at Tarrant Monkton, Dorset. Died ?  
Peek, W. 1887-88    
Pendlebury, Willoughby Montgomery Fane 1905-06 Born 13th February 1886 Secunderabad, India. Clifton College 1897-1901. Indian Army. Aviator. Emigrated to USA and then Canada. Died 1st June 1965 Comox, British Columbia, Canada.
Penny, William John   Born 15th November 1856 Kingsbury Episcopi, Langport, Somerset. King's College Hospital. Bristol General Hospital. England International. Also played for Blackheath. Died December 1904 near Mombasa, in British East Africa.
Perks, John Hyde Haslewood 1911-12 Born 1880 Claverley, Shropshire. Son of John Perks, Maltster, and Harriet Ellen (nee ?). Master Jerusalem Masonic Lodge, Bristol 1934. Accountant. Married Frances Mary ?. Died 29th September 1956 Leighside, Leigh Woods, Bristol.
Perrin, C. 1873-74 Believed to be Alfred Charles Perrin. Born 1852 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Thomas Perrin, Merchant, and Margaret (nee Willcox). Christened 17th March 1852 Holy Trinity Church, Westbury-on-Trym. Surgeon. Died 1879 Southampton, Hampshire.  
Peters, Richard 1930s  
Petgrave, Charles Yeatman 197?

Born 24th August 1857  Bath. Son of Ezekeil Charles Thomas Johnson Petgrave, Solicitor, and Sussanna Haythorne (nee Wallis). Father born in Jamaica. Occassionally 2nd XV captain 1878-79. Solicitor Offices at 1 Queen Square, Bath. Tennis player. Married 5th September 1911 Gertrude Mary Lucy Welch. Died 18th July 1926 at 2 Park Place, Bath.

Petman, Bertram Amor Bevan 1892-93

Born 26th June 1869 Fyzabad, India. Son of Henry Charles Petman, Wholesale Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, and Mary (nee Bevan). King's College, Cambridge 1889-BA:1892, MA:1898. Captain King's College Rugby XV 1891-1892. President Kings College Athletic Club 1891-1892. Married 16th December 1893 Maria Mary Elizabeth Jones at St Johns Church, Clifton, Bristol. Principal of the Downs School 1892-1899. St Vincents Masonic Lodge from 1895. Worshipful Master 1899-1900. Called to the Bar 1903 but never practised. Trooper Punjab Light Horse WW1. Govenor of Public Schools and Municipal Commissioner Simla, India. Died 17th May 1931. Buried on May 18th 1931 at Sanjauli Cemetery, Shimla, India. Both his sons the painter Henry Charles 'Hal' Bevan-Petman and Captain Bertram Hammersley Bevan-Petman were educated at Cliton College.

Petman, J. 1887-88    
Philips, G.E.G. 1899-1900    
Phillips, C. 1901-02    
Phillips, Edward Henry 1872-73

Born 1853 Clifton Bristol. Son of Henry Phillips, Wine Merchant and Frances Hannah (nee Morris). The company was Bristol's oldest wine merchants, started in 1739.

Phillips, O. 1887-88    
Phillpott, Clifford Sydney 1919-20

Born 16th April 1903 Bristol. Clifton College 1918. WW2 Major, Cheshire Regiment. Died on Active Service 26th March 1946 in hospital. Buried Burntwood (Christ Church) Cemetery.


Phippen, Henry George 1910-11

Born abt. 1892 Easton-in-Gordano, Somerset. Blundell's School 1904-1910. Killed in Action 9th November 1916. Buried in Becourt on the Somme.


Phipps, E. 1872-73    
Pilcher, D. 1907-08    
Plant, Arthur Uriah 1877-78 Born 1854 Ecchingwell, Hampshire. Son of William Plant, Farmer, and Mary (nee Carter). Brother of Clifton College Assistant Master, Edmund Carter Plant. Army. Married 1879 Mary Ann Casey in Bristol. Royal Engineers (2nd Glos.) 1892 with brother. Lived at Dorset Villas close to Clifton benefactor John Leach and the ground Leach's Field. Died 9th August 1920 Snowden Buildings, Fishponds, Bristol.
Plum, George Talbot 1898-99 Born 1878 Bristol. Son of George Tucker Plum, Director Lapham & Plum Cutlers, and Sarah Jane (nee ?). Married 22nd April 1914 Emma Beatrice Muschamps. Grocer. North Ir Horse, Army Cyclist Corps, Labour Corps WW1. President of the Gloucestershire Golf Union, a member of the committee for Henbury Golf Club, and President of Westbury Harriers, and a member of the Bristol Savages. Died 24th April 1914 Bristol.  
Pollinger, Frank Tavender 192? Born 5th July 1902 Bristol. Son of Thomas Joseph Pottinger, Plasterer, and Matilda Adelaide (nee Merchant). Married June 1930 Helen Joy Secombe Wills. His wife was daughter of the architect Henry W S Wills. Commodore Royal Navy. OBE 1956. Died 1973 Bristol.
Pocock, Edward Innes 1873-74 Born 3rd December 1855 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Rev Nicholas Innes Pocock and Edith (nee Pritchard). Clifton College 1872-1875. Scotland International. Pioneer of Mashonaland. Died 14th January 1905 Salisbury Hospital from pneumonia. Buried Pioneer Cemetery, Salisbury (now Harare)
Pocock, Herbert Innes 1879-80

Born 2nd June 1861 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Rev Nicholas Innes Pocock and Edith (nee Pritchard). Bristol Grammar School. Lancing College. Bristol University. Colonel R.A.M.C. Married 10th January 1903 Edith Shepard Platts. Died 21st August 1947 Newquay, Cornwall.

Pocock, Reginald Innes 1883-84 Born 4th March 1863 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Rev Nicholas Innes Pocock and Edith (nee Pritchard). Zoologist / Author London Zoological Gardens. Died 9th August 1947 London.
Pocock, Walter Innes 1884-85 Born 25th September 1859 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Rev Nicholas Innes Pocock and Edith (nee Pritchard). Baptised 1st November 1859 All Saints Church, Clifton. Lancing College, West Sussex. Trinity College, Dublin 1885-1888. Clerk to Local Governement board in Ireland 1882-1900. Died 26th June 1913 at 5 Worcester Terrace, Clifton, Clifton, Bristol  
Pontifex, Dudley Allen 1908-09

Born 26th August 1890. Clifton College 1898-1907. Killed in Action 31st July 1917 Pilkin Ridge, Ypres, Belgium.


Poole, G. 1884-85    
Poole, G.E. 1906-07    
Poole, James Prichard 1884-85 Born 1866 Cardiff. Christened 15th November 1866 Penarth, Glamorgan. Son of James Poole and Olivia Nine (nee ?). Manilla Hall School, Clifton. Died 1933 Uckfield, Sussex.  
Pooley, John Wignall 1919-20

Born 19th March 1896 Liscard, Cheshirel. Clifton College 1911-1913. WW1 Lt., 4th Glos and Machine Gun Corps. Solicitor. Died 1958 Swindon, Wiltshire. Pooley Solicitors still exist in Swindon.

Pooley's Solicitors

Porter, Henry Cunningham 1883-84 Born 1863 Bristol. Son of Christopher Waltham Porter, Banker & Secretary to Insurance Company, and Lydia (nee Dando). Banker. Married 25th April 1894 Amy Frances Rowe in Westbury-on-Trym. Died 14th June 1948 in Wokingham, Berkshire.  
Porter, L.H. 1903-04  
Pounteney, H. 1905-06 Possibly Harry Pounteney. Born 1871 Stourport, Worcestershire.  
Powell, Joseph Harry 1873-74 Born 23rd December 1855. Baptised 25th January 1856 St. Andrews Church, Clifton. Son of Joseph Boon Powell, Cork Merchant. Clifton College 1868-1871. Surgeon. Living at 3 Park Lane, Southwick, Sussex. Died 1st November 1921 Maison du Parc Avenue de la Gare Mentone, France.
Powell, G.D. 1920-21  
Pratten, Francis Gilbert 1920-21 Born 31st December 1902 Bristol. Son of Gilbert Pratten and Ada (nee Cousins). Clifton College 1918-1920. Paper Merchant. Married 1930 Mary Eileen (Molly) Mathew. Died 31st August 1974 Bristol.
Press, Edward Payne 1882-83 Born 12th February 1870, Henbury, Gloucestershire. Clifton College 1881-1888. Clifton captain 1892-93. Solicitor. Committed suicide 5th February 1914 Clifton Bridge Railway Station, Bristol.
Prewin, G.G. Guest player 1876    
Price, Anthony Frederic 1920s-30s

Son of Stephen Alfred Price, Wholesale Stationar, and Lillian Maude (nee Craddock). Brother of Geoffrey. Clifton College 1924-1927. Captain Royal Fusileers (City of London Reg) WW2. Killed on 28th November 1943 at the Sangro River, Italy. Buried in Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy (same as Llewellyn Campion Wood, also of the same Regiment killed on the day after.) Grave Ref. X1.E.34.


Price, David Thomas 1894-95 Born 10th December 1875. Son of Alfred Newall Price, Stoneware Manufacturer and Edna Budgett. Brother of John. Fathers profile in sculptured relief at Colston Hall, Bristol. Factory destroyed in WW2. Clifton College 1890-1893. Bristol Medical School. Salop Infirmary. RAMC Mudros and Cairo WW1. Died 1945 Wincanton, Somerset.
Price, George Basil 1890-91 Born 6th June 1871 Bristol. Son on Samuel Newell Price, Stoneware Manufacturer, and Mary Elizabeth (nee Bliss). Cousin of David and John. Gold Medalist Bristol Medical School. Physician. St Bartholomes Hospital. Married 1899 Ethel Robertson Garaway in Axbridge, Somerset. Lt Col RAMC. In charge of a 1,800 bed Military Infectious Hospital, Mtarfa, Malta during WW1. Medical Advisor to the Ministry of Pensions. In last year of his life he worked in a hospital in Hebron, Palestine. Died 10th March 1939 Canford Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs, Dorset.
Price, Geoffrey Stephen 1929-30 Born 16th December 1908 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Stephen Alfred Price, Wholesale Stationer, and Lilian Maude (nee Craddock). Brother of Anthony. Clifton College 1924-1928. E & S.A.Robinson, Stationers and Printers, Redcliffe Street, Bristol. Eastern Rep from 1932. Merchant East Africa. Married Nancy Catherine ?. Emigrated to Kenya. Major Kenya Regt WW2. Died 1944 Chorley, Lancs.
Price, John Harold 1889-90 Born 2nd March 1869 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Alfred Newall Price, Stoneware Manufacturer and Edna Budgett. Brother of David. Clifton College 1883-1885. University College, Bristol. Stoneware Manufacturer. Married Elsie Mary (nee ?). Died 25th June 1922 at the Old Manor, Salisbury.  
Price, William Henry King 1873-74 Born 1856 Bristol. Son of William King Price, Spirit Merchant, and Annie (nee Bucknel). Chairman of Wholesale Provision Merchants, Price & Parker, Thomas Street, Bristol. Married 1882 Ida Hebe Frewer, the daughter of a clergyman and assistant master at Bristol Grammar School. Died 26th July 1902 Drowned at Sea. He fell overboard the ship Argo, travelling between Dublin and Bristol, when the boat suddenley lurcjed between Tenby and Milford Haven.  
Prideaux, Humphrey George Wyatt 1904-05

Born 1887 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Rev Walter Cross Prideaux, Vicar of St Saviour, Redland,  and Georgina Louisa (nee Fleming). Newton Abbot College. Chartered Accountant. Married 1916 Constance Evelyn West. Died 12th December 1943 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Pringle, W. 1879-80 Believed to be Col. Sir John Wallace Pringle. Born 23rd May 1861. Clifton College 1873-1880. Army Burma and Uganda. CB 1920. Knighthood 1925. Died 1938.  
Protheroe, Arthur Harvard 1899-1900 Born 21st September 1881 Mountain Ash, Glamorgan. Son of Rev James Protheroe, and Catherine Morfydd (nee Howell). Clifton College 1893-1894. Banker. Major Army. OBE, MC. Died 25 November 1937 Marylebone, London. Buried Kingston Cemetery.  
Pruen, George Griffths 1879-80

Born 7th September 1851 Bishop Cleeve, Glos. Son of Septimus Alexander Conant Pruen, Solicitor, and Louisa (nee Griffths). Cheltenham College. Christ Church, Oxford 1870-BA:1874,MA:1877. Teacher of Classics, Cheltenham College, Glos. Played rugby for Weston-super-Mare aand Glos 1879. Accidently drowned in the Seven 10th September 1908 Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Puckle, G.F. 1912-13 unknown  
Pugh, P.H.Bockett 1897-98    
Pugh, Ian Hamilton Bockett 1920-21 Born 30th August 1900 Upper Dovercourt, Essex. Son of Edward Harling Bockett Pugh, Captain Royal Navy, and Irene Filomena (nee Paul). Joined Royal Navy 1918. Imperial Service College 1918. Lieutenant 1923. Married 17th Sept 1929 Nancy Lucas in Bristol. Lieutenant Commander 1931. Commander 1938 North Africa Mention in Despatches, DSO 1942 . He commanded HMS Westcott  as part of Force "Z", which was the close escort of the Pedestal Convoy was important would be a gross understatement. Malta was virtually out of ammunition, fuel & supplies. Had this convoy been destroyed it would have meant the surrender of Malta to Axis forces. Fuel was down to a critical level & aircraft would have been grounded giving no fighter air protection. Everything was put into this convoy as a maximum effort to re-supply Malta. .Captain I. H. Bockett-Pugh, who commanded HMS Westcott during some of the second World War.  He  was in Gibraltar, to test the  anti - submarine device "Hedgehog", when an enemy plane flew over to reconnoitre. Having no anti-aircraft weapon,  he fired the Hedgehog, and the plane flew away. It is believed  that this was the first use of the Hedgehog against the enemy. He received a Bar 1943. Normandy Landings. 2nd Bar to DSO 1944. Invalided from RN 1948. Died 3rd July 1982. Brother Henry killed in WW1.
Pyrke, Harry Stewart Lewer 1919-20

Born ? 1877 Bromley, Kent. Son of Bertram Stewart Pyrke, Grocer, and Mary (nee Lewer). Baptised 19th August 1877. Married 1900 Louisa Mary Maynard. Married 1915 Ethel Violet Sampson. Died September 1934 Petersfield, Hampshire


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