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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
Salisbury, Albert 1888-89 Born 1871 Clifton, Bristol. Son of George Salisbury, Excavator,  and Anna Maria (nee ?). Baptised 9th October 1871 Holy Trinity, Westbury-on-Trym. Butcher 16 Repton Road, Brislington. Married Bessie ?. Died 22nd June 1952 Bristol. Left 14,681 in will (over 1 million In today’s money)  
Sargeant, A. 1888-89    
Savory, James Henry 1908-09

Born 25th August 1889 Cirencester, Glos. Son of Ernest Wyman Savory, Fine Art Publisher and Frances Mary (nee Young). Clifton College 1902-1906. Publisher. Married 1920 Doris Edith Lane in Long Ashton, Bristol. Married 1941 Dorothy May Boone in Bristol. Died 25th June 1962 Homoeopathic Hospital, Bristol.


Savile, Eustace Claud 1902-03 Born 26th April 1879 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry Bourchier Osborne Savile, Army Chaplin, and Ellen Lucy (nee Darling). Clifton College 1891-1898. Queen's College 1898-1901, Cambridge. Fruit Farming, Canada. Solicitor. Called to Canadian Bar. Married 1909 Elizabeth Anderson. Brother, William, killed WW1. Died 20th September 1932 Squilax, British Columbia.  
Sawyer, L. 1910-11    
Schwalm, Ferdinand Julius ? Born abt 1858 in Germany. Married 1890 Alice Emily Brown in Thornbury. Managed a Tobacco Factory. In 1891 living at 3 Abbey Park, Keynsham. All his 3 sons went to Clifton College, 1 died in WW1. Played for Clifton v Bath in 1893 in the 2nd match played on Buffalo Bill's Field. Died 9th May 1926 Bristol.
Schwalm, Richard St. George 1920-21 Born 23rd April 1900 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Ferdinand Julius Schwalm, Sub-Manager in a Tobacco Factory, and Alice Emily (nee Brown). Clifton College 1910-1912, 1914-1917. W.D.& H.O. Wills. Died 16th June 1936 Glasgow.  
Sconce, Robert Clement 1883-84 Born 27th May 1862 Assam, India. Son of Herbert William Sconce, Inspector of Schools and Commissioner of Education in British Guiana, and Elizabeth Jane (nee Fletcher). Architect. Emigrated to USA 1891. Married 24th October 1903 Florence Elizabeth Habberton in New York, USA. Died 12th December 1928 Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA .
Scott, A.E. 1908-09    
Scott, James Creagh Richard 1879-80 Born 1850 Tours, France. Son of John Bindon Scott, High Sheriff Co Clare, Ireland, and Eliza (nee Creagh). Family owned land in Co Clare and Tipperary, Ireland. Lt Royal Marines. Married 19th December 1878 Mary Fergusson at St George, Hanover Square. JP. Hinswick Hall. Died 28th August 1915.
Scott, John Edward 1912-13 Born 25th March 1891 Perth, Westrn Australia. Son of Edward Scott, Lawyer, and Penelope Fanny (nee Scholl). Epsom College 1900-1903. Clifton College 1904-1916 (Headboy). Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Captain Royal Munster Fusileers WW1. Fellow and Class Lecturer Gonville and Cais, Cambridge 1919. Cape Province, South Afica.  
Scott, Philip George 1912-13 Born 10th June 1895 Worthing, Sussex. Son of ? and Annie Gertrude (nee ?). Mother later married Edward Hyde, a Bank Manager in Clifton. Clifton College 1907-1912. WW1 9th Glos. British American Tobacco. Wing Commander RAF. Married Phyllis Rosabelle ?. Died 18th May 1951 Brook General Hospital, Greenwich, London.
Scott, Charles Cowan 1920-21 Born 1897 Lasswade, Edinburgh. Son of Charles Cowan Scott, Mill Clerk, and Sarah (nee ?). Lt Royal Scots WW1. Married 15th April 1922 Ethel Elvira Pomeroy Palmer. at St Paul's Church, Clifton. Died 30th January 1942 St Brendas Nursing Home, Clifton.  
Sears, J.H. 192?  
Sellman, Arthur Beresford 1902-03 Born 1884 Great Casterton, Rutland. Oakham School, Rutland. Son of Rector Edward George Sellman, and Ellen Elizabeth (nee ?). Brother of Edgar. Salesman, Marbleworks. 4th Glos, Machine Gun Corps WW1. Married Cecile Lilian Turner. Died 6th August 1951 Bristol.
Sellman, Edgar Nevill Newmarch 1902-03 Born 22nd July 1876 Taunton, Somerset. Son of Rector Edward George Sellman, and Ellen Elizabeth (nee ?). Brother off Arthur. Rugby School. Lincoln College, Oxford 1896-1900. Teacher. Killed in action 4th April 1918. Buried Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme.


Senior, Albert Morton 1905-06

Born 26th January 1883 Hawal, India. Son of Colonel Henry William John Senior and Julia Eliza (nee Fitzgerald). Brother of Ernest and James. Clifton College 1898-1899. Married 1914 Winifred Isabella Harpur Crewe in Ticknell, Derby. Captain 91st Punjabis. Killed in action 22nd April 1916. Died as a result of cross fire from his own troops during the fighting in Mesopotamia and is burried in Mesopotamia. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial.


Senior, Ernest Nelson 1897-98 Born 19th February 1880 Ireland. Brother of Albert and James. Married 25th June 1915 Miriam McCheyne Battye at Register's Office, Wandsworth, London. His wife was sister of Clifton player Richard Moffat Battye. Private 20th Vancouver Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force WW1. Wounded and suffered severe shell shock and was moved to a recouperation center in Scotland for a year. In 1918 emmigrated to Canada with his wife, making their first home in St John, NB. This lasted a year as all their personal papers were lost in transit and they had no money. They obtained help from their neighbours and friends to eat and dress, they moved to the country to a small house with a kitchen stove, a table and a couple of chairs. Their tickets and some money was found so they moved to Vancouver in 1919. On the way they stoped in Sicamous, took the train to Ok Landing and the boat to Penticton where they lived for two years. Work was difficult to get, particularly with Capt Seniors health problems. He worked as a time keeper for a construction company building the road from Penticton to Vernon, they camped near Paradise Ranch across from Peachland until the construction project failed. In 1923 they moved to OK Mission and looked after a farm for people living in Vancouver (for the summer).
In 1923 they moved back to Penticton and found work in a packing house but it was only casaul work. In 1923/4 they moved to Mara and rented a shack until they moved on the Canoe the following summer. In Canoe they were able to buy 20 acres with a cabin using the soldiers settlement funds provided by the SS Board. They stayed here for about 10 years after losing the property because of non payment of loan. Evangeline moved in 1927/28 to a job in Kelowna packing fruit, Betty was still at home. Both boys died in this time frame, one in Kelowna and one in Vernon.
It is believed that Capt Senior and Miriam stayed in Canoe until Evangeline and Jack Veale moved to the Landing where they had bought a farm. The Seniors then moved to a log home on the property at the lake where they resided until their deaths in the mid 40's. Died 4th March 1946 Vernon, Canada from pneumonia brought on by Broncitisd and Bronchial Ashm. Buried at Vernon Cemetery.
Senior, James Firzgerald 1897-98 Born 1875 Allalabad, North West Provinces, India. USC Devon 1891. Married 17th October 1907 Ethel Elizabeth Norton (nee Norris) in Fulham, London. Photographic Business Bristol 1900-1913. Emigrated to New Zealand via Canada 1913. Died 11th June 1940 Auckland, New Zealand.  
Senior, W. 1885-86 Possibly Henry William Richard Senior. Born 13th September 1866 Rawlpindi, India. Brother of Albert, James and Ernest. Died 15th May 1935.  
Sevior, J. 1887-88    
Seymour, Lord Henry Charles 1896-97 Born 18th May 1878 Kensington, London. Son of Hugh de Grey Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford and MP, and Hon. Mary (nee Hood). Married 10th November 1915 Lady Helen Frances Grosvenor, daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster. Soldier. Died 18th June 1939 Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.  
Seymour-Bell, Edwin 1919-20 Born 18th September 1895 Bristol. Hon. Sec. of Moseley RFC prior to joining Clifton. Managing Director of Cunard in USA. Died 17th June 1988 Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, USA.
Shanks, J.A. 1898-99    
Sharp, Colin Hugh Calvert 1906-07 Born 16th May 1885 Brentford, Middlesex. Son of Calvert Leonard Sharp and Emily Annie (nee Richardson). Clifton College 1898-1904. Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Teacher St. Stephen's College, Delhi. Major South Wales Borders WW1. Married 14th February 1915 Helen Marjorie Kirk at Emmanuel Church, Hampstead. Headmaster Abbotsholme School 1926-1946. While at Abbotsholme he thought that a postal address in Staffordshire had a depressing effect on prospective parents and thus had notepaper printed "Abbotsholme School, Derbyshire" which annoyed the Post Office. CMS School Jerusalem and Jordan. Died 7th July 1966 Chelmsford, Essex.  
Sharp, Calvert Leonard 1880-81 Born 1858 Chelsea, London. Son of John Colin Sharp, Engineer, and Ann (nee Weight). Captain University College Bristol XV 1881. Director Lavers & Sharp (Printers, Broad Street, Bristol. Died 11th September 1887 Twickenham, London.  
Sharp, V.A.L. 1921-22    
Shaw, Henry Selby Hele 1872-73

Born 1855 Billericay, Essex. Son of Henry Shaw, Solicitor, and Marion Selby(nee Hele). Liverpool University College. Civil Engineer. Lecturer in Mathematics. Invented the variable-pitch propeller and Hele-Shaw Clutch. Fellow of the Royal Society. Founder of the Whitworth Society. Married 1890 Ella Marion Rathbone in West Derby, Lancashire. President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1923. Founder of three new Engineering schools, two in England, one in South Africa. Awarded the Franklin Institute Certificate of Merit 1933. Died 1941 Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.


Shield, F.A. 1883-84    
Siepmann, Henry Arthur 1909-10 Born 1st October 1889 Kensington, London. Son of Otto Siepmann, Modern Languages Master at Clifton College. Clifton College 1900. Rugby School. Banker. Donated an annual prize at Bristol Royal Infirmary in memory of his sister who worked there and died there in 1920 from seticemia contracted while a surgical dresser. Died 1963 Aldershot, Hampshire.  
Sinclair, Maurice 1896-97 Born 30th December 1878. Clifton College 1893-1896. Orthapedic Surgeon. St. James, Balham and Paddington Hospitals. St. Lukes, St. Stephens and Dulwich Hospital. Died 1966 Ealing, Middlesex.  
Sinnott, Herbert Cyril 1895-96 Born 9th Februsry 1873 Wdidcombe, Bath. Son of Henry Sinnott, Contractor, and Lydia Emily (nee Hall). Clifton College 1885-1890. Major Royal Warwickshire Regt. WW1. Married 8th November 1921 Margaret Ivie Dunlop at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Stoke Bishop. Architect. Died 1953 Newton Abbot, Devon.
Sissons, E.W. 1911-12    
Slater, S. 1886-87    
Slee, Wilfred Corbett 1907-08 Born 1891 Swansea, Glamorgan. Son of John Slee, Insurance Agent, and Emma Grace (nee Moore). Brother of Nevison and Percy. Lt. Royal Engineers WW1. Died 1966 Hendon, Middlesex.
Slee, Nevinson Lethby de Courcy 1908-09 Born 1877 Swansea. Brother of Percy and Wilfred Corbett. Married Mary Isobel Gardner. Sons, Nevinson, attended Clifton College 1917-1921 and Anthony 1923-1928. Deputy Chairman, Pearl Assurance, Insurance Company. Died 17th June 1948 Surbiton, Surrey.  
Slee, Percival John 1902-03 Born 1882 Swansea. Son of John Slee, Insurance Agent, and Katherine M (nee ?). University College, Bristol. Brother of Wilfred Corbett and Nevison. Engineer. Married 1911 Madeline Egerton in Bristol. His wife was sister of the Clifton players John, James and Thomas Egerton. Son, John Nigel Egerton Slee, killed in WW2, aged 23. Died 13th March 1951 General Hospital, West-super-Mare, Somerset.  
Sleeman, Stuart Bertram 1903-04 Born 17th February 1885 Bristol. Son of Rev. Philip Rowling Sleeman and Florence Clementine (nee Culverwell). His Aunt Clarisa Sleeman married Clifton player Henry Furze Walsh. Clifton College 1895-1903. Merton College, Oxford 1904-1907. Solicitor. Capt 6th Battery (T.F.) Devonshire Regt. WW1. Capt General List WW2. Died 14th January 1970 Bristol
Smith, A.G. 1902-03 Believed to be Arthur G Smith. Born 1884 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol or Keynsham, Somerset. Son of ? and Elizabeth (nee ?). Church Army Evangellist  
Smith, A.G. 1906-07    
Smith, A.H. 1899-100    
Smith, Charles Henry Bostock 1896-97 Born abt. 1875 Bristol. Son of Samuel Bostock Smith, Sugar Merchant, and Anna Elizabeth (nee Dunn). Brother of Edward and Claude. Grocer. Died 20th October 1937 Bristol.  
Smith, Frederick Downing Cleveland 1901-02 Born 1875 Worthing, Sussex. Married 21st August 1906 Katherine Charlotte Thomas at St. Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol. Schoolmaster Brighton House School, Redland. The school was one of the founder members of the Bristol Combination. Married Katherine Charlotte Thomas. Died 10th May 1921 Bristol. Son, Kenneth Downing Cleveland Smith (Bristol Grammar School), played for Clifton in the 1920s and 30s.
Smith, Denys Munro 1909-10 Born 16th July 1890 Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College 1903-1908. Son of George Munro Smith, Physician and Surgeon, and Amy Elizabeth (nee Hassell). Christened 18th August 1890 at St. John the Evangelist, Clifton. Captain RAMC WW1. Prisoner of War WW1. Doctor in practice in Bristol. Died 1971 Bristol.
Smith, George Munro 1873-74 Born 17th June 1856 Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Son of William Smith, Surgeon, and Emily (nee ?). Brother of William Alexander Smith. Clifton College 1868-1874. Surgeon Bristol Royal Infirmary. Married 10th September 1889 Elizabeth Hassell in Clevedon, Bristol. Bristol Royal Infirmary. Bristol University College. Lt. Col RAMC WW1. Wrote book "A History of the Bristol Royal Infirmary". Died 13th January 1917 Bristol.
Smith, H. O. 1897-98 Possibly Henry Oliver Smith. Born 11th September 1843 Bristol. Civil Engineer. Married 1872 Louisa Francis Ann Jelly.  
Smith, Henry Martin Shingleton 1895-96 Born 12th January 1876 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Eldest son of Dr. Shingleton Smith of Deepholme, Clifton. Planter. Son, David, killed in WW2. Died 13th April 1948 Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies  
Smith, Kenneth 'Kit' Downing Cleveland 192? Born 5th August 1909. Son of Frederick Downing Cleveland Smith, and Katherine Charlotte (nee Thomas). Bristol Grammar School. Captain Royal Regiment of Artillery. OBE 1946. Retired 20th September 1952. LT-Col Territorials. Died 1997 Bristol.
Parks-Smith, Charles Domett Egerton 1894-95 Born 19th August 1872 Sydlington, Dorset. Clifton College 1886-1889. University College Bristol. Emigrated to Australia in 1899. Farmer. During WW1 a Driver with the Divisional Ammunition Column, 9th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Australian Army. Died 26th December 1939 at his home 60 Brunel Street, Malvern East, Victoria, Australia of a cerebral haemorraghe. Cremation Springvale Necropolis.
Smith, Douglas Willie 1899-90 Born 6th January 1881 Bristol. Son of Willie Smith, Furniture Manufacturer, and Elizabeth (nee ?). Clifton College 1895-1898. Married 1907 Ruth Marian Grimshaw in West Ham, Essex. Lieut Royal Garrison Artillery WW1. Accountant. Died 7th March 1935 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
Smith, Edward Stanley Bostock 1897-98 Born 1877 Bristol. Son of Samuel Bostock Smith, Sugar Merchant, and Anna Elizabeth (nee Dunn). Brother of Charles and Claude. Sugar Merchant. Married Doris Lowther at St. Mary Redcliffe on 9th April 1913. Became Chairman of Bristol Rugby Club and President of Gloucestershire RFU. Newspaper Editor. Died 24th September 1937 at 30 Canynge Square, Clifton, Bristol.
Smith, J. 1884-85  
Smith, S. 1884-85    
Smith, S.B. 1906-07  
Smith, William Alexander 1872-73 Born 9th August 1852 Chesterfield Derbyshire. Son of William Smith, Surgeon, and Emily (nee ?). Brother of George Munro Smith. Clifton College 1868-1872. Christ Church College, Oxford. Surgeon. St. Marys Hospital, London. Married Mary C ?  
Smith, Claude Bostock 1908-09

Born 1891 Bristol. Son of Samuel Bostock Smith, Sugar Merchant, and Anna Elizabeth (nee Dunn). Brother of Charles and Edward. Office Clerk for a Colliery Company. Royal Engineers WW1. Killed in Action 5th October 1918 Ypres. Buried at Potijze Cemetery, north-east of Ypres.


Smith, S.A. 1909-10    
Smith, W.H. 1921-22    
Smith, F.L. 1919-20    
Snodgrass, W.A. 1920s    
Sommerville, H.S.G. 1911-12    
Southby, H. 1889-90    
Sparshatt, Ernest John 1873-74 Born 24th April 1853 Hilperton, Wiltshire. Son of John Sparshatt, Brewer, and Olive (nee Pain). Wine Trade. Married 16th October 1890 Agnes Louisa Knight at Lansdown Church, Bath. Died 29th January 1915 Brockley House, Yatton, Somerset.  
Speid, William Wallace 1909-10

Born 20th June 1891. Clifton College 1905-1909. Chartered Accountant. Royal Highlanders WW1. 15 years with Accountants in Far East. Farming, South Rhodesia since 1936. Married Emily ?. Died 1st May 1914 13 Beaconsfield Road, Clifton, Bristol.

Spencer, A. 1883-84

Thought to be Alfred Spencer. Born 1858 Hambrrok, Bristol. Son of Edwin Spencer, Farmer, and Anna Maria (nee Collingborn). Policeman. Married 1886 Mary Bennett in Bedminster. Died 31st January 1930 Forbes Fraser Hospital, Bath.

Spencer, H.S. 1895-96  
Stafford, J. 1898-99    
Standerwick, Richard Hoe 1896-97 Born abt. 1876 Bristol. Son of Richard Sylvanus Standerwick and Hellen (nee Hope). Organist, Music Teacher. Baptist Minister. Emigrated Canada 1902. Married Helga Marie Melby. Died 18th September 1961 Vancouver, Canada.  
Stanton, Joseph Wilfred 1883-84 Born 1861 Braceborogh, Lincs. Son of William Henry Stanton, Rector of Hazleton, Glos and Mary (nee Lawrence). Alton School, Guildford. Keble College, Oxford 1879- BA:1881, MA:1885. Married 1887 Blanche Isabel Press. His wife was the sister of the Clifton Captain Edward Payne Press. Solicitor. Died 4th March 1915 Newport. His son Claude was killed in WW1 on 8th May 1915, 2 months after his father died.  
Stead, H.J. 1920-21    
Steadman, Ralph Buchanan 1912-13 Born 2nd September 1894 Bristol. Clifton College 1907-1911. Boot Manufacturer, Bristol. Lived at 31 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol. Declared bankrupt 1935. Died 1974 Bristol.  
Steel, E. 1889-90    
Steele, William Jones 1908-09 Born 13th September 1868 Sunderland. Son of ? and Anne (nee ?). Civil Engineer. On completion of his training he was transferred to the staff of the Borough Engineer of West Hartlepool, the late Mr J. W. Brown, to whom he had been articled. In 1896, he was appointed Chief Assistant to the Surveyor and Water Engineer of Tottenham, and in 1898, Deputy Chief Engineer of Bristol. Twelve years later he became City Engineer of Newcastle-on-Tyne where he remained until he retired in 1939. Died 7th October 1951 at The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  
Stephens, F.S. 1880-81    
Stevenson, H. 1901-02 Possibly Hansford Daulby Stevenson. Born 1876 Bristol. Son of William Stevenson and Emily (nee Longland). Married 1902 Mary Emily Lee in Thrapston, Northants. Died 1st July 1956 Bristol.  
Stockley, Henry "Hal" 1912-13 Born 27th September 1890 Grand Canary. Son of Arthur Henry Stockley, Director of Fyffes, and Eleanor (nee Lambert). Father played rugby for Lancashire. Clifton College 1904-1907. Chairman and Managing Director, Elders & Fyffes. Married Evelyn Marion (nee ?). Died 10th August 1965 Eresby House, Rutland Gate, London. Cremated St. John's, Woking.
Stone, Bertram Alfred Wood 1899-1900 Born 1882 Bath. Son of Alfred Stone and Eleanor M (nee ?). Bath College (XV capatin). Brasenose College Oxford (1900-1903). Admiralty Surgeon. Married 1906 Ethel Georgina Long in Bath. MBE 1953. Died 25th May 1964 Portsmouth, Hampshire.  
Stotesbury, Alan Marcus 192? Born 6th October 1897 Westbury on Trym, Bristol. Son of Robert Stotesbury, Engineering Merchant, and Annie Knox (nee King). Baptised 14th November 1897 Westbury on Trym, Bristol. Braidlea Preparatory School, Stoke Bishop, Bristol. Engineer. Glos Regt WW1. Married 1926 Eileen Edith Hartley-Hodder in Bristol. Married 1941 Molly Daphne Albury Hill in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Died 16th May 1943 The Chipping Sodbury Cottage Hospital, Glos.
Strachan, Charles 1872-73 Born 5th November 1854 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Son of Richard. Brother of Walter. Cheltenham College 1866-1871. Clifton's first captain. Died 18th June 1932. Funeral Service at St Marys, Stoke Bishop. Cremated at Arnos Vale.
Strachan, Richard Ellison 1872-73 Born 15th February 1852 Prestbury, Gloucestershire. Father of Charles and Walter. Club Founder. Died 29th Match 1911.
Strachan, Walter 1872-73 Born 22nd September 1856 Cheltenham. Son of Richard. Brother of Charles. Clifton College 1868-1874. Barrister. Died 14th June 1936.
Street, W. 1896-97    
Stuart, L.H.L. 1883-84

Possibly Sir Simeon Henry Lechmere Stuart. Born 15th May 1864 Dublin, Ireland. Son of Sir Simeon Henry Stuart, 6th Bt., of Hartley Mauduit. Clifton College 1878-1881. Magdalen College, Oxford. 7th Baronet of of Hartley Mauduit. Died 25th November 1939 London.


Sturge, Harold Young 1900-01 Born 29th August 1882 Bristol. Son of Francis Sturge, Solicitor, and Mary N (nee ?). Clifton College 1896-1900. Bank Clerk. 2nd Lt 2nd Glos. Assistant Engineer, Great Western Distillery. In USA. US Army WW1. Fireman. Died 26th April 1920 Preoria, Illinois, USA.  
Swayne, Walter Carless 1880-81 Born 19th April 1862 Mathon, Worcestershire. Son of R A Swayne. King Edwards School, Birmingham. University College, Bristol. Guys Hospital, London. Physician/Surgeon. Freemason. First Professor of Midwifery at College of Science, Bristol University. Died 14th August 1925 Sellack, nr. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
Sweet, Charles Lacy 1879-80

Born 24th January 1861 Clifton, Bristol. Son of William Sweet, Solicitor, and Louisa Isabelle (nee Hillier). Brother of William Montague Sweet. Solicitor (qualified 1883). Tennis player. Played at Wimbledon in 1887, 1888 and 1890. Clifton Association Football Club. Created Gloucestershire Association Football Cup in 1888. Died 2nd November 1892 at 82 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol of typhoid fever and pneumonia. Buried at Arnos Vale Cemetery


Glos Cup

Sweet, F.C.L. 1884-85    
Sweet, William Montague 1879-80 Son of William Sweet, Solicitor, and Louisa Isabella (nee Hillier). Brother of Charles. Christened 1st June 1857 St. John Evangelist, Clifton. Clifton College 1867-1868. Mining Engineer. Queensland, Australia. Died 1942.  
Sweeting, C. 1920-21 Possibly Charles Sweeting. Born 1887 Bedminster, Bristol. Brother of Tom Sweeting .  
Sweeting, T. 1920-21 Possibly Tom Sweeting. Born 1893 Bedminster, Bristol. Brother of Charles Sweeting.    
Swinton, Robert Bruce 1883-84

Born 6th December 1864 Madras, India. Son of William Bentick Swinton, Captain Madra Cavalry, and Elizabeth (nee Cadell). Lieutenant 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Captain (seconded 3rd West Surrey Regt) Boer War. Married 23rd July 1896 Eleanor Mary Versturme-Bunbury. Died 7th May 1904 Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey. A brass memorial to his memory is located in the old Regimental Garrison Church, St George's Road, Reading.

Regimental Museum

Sykes, S.F. 1904-05    
Symes, Arthur 1899-1900 Born 1873 Taunton, Somerset. Son of Robert Symes, Clothier, and Emma Elizabeth (nee Odery). His father died when he was 3 and his mother when he was 5 so he lived with his brother William. General Produce Merchant. Married 1901 Lucy May Colmer in Bristol. Died 15th May 1907 at 6 Arlington Villas, Clifton. His son, Robert, who was born just before he died, was killed in the Spanish Civil War on 9th November 1936 at Casa de Campo, which was during the capture of Madrid by General Franco. His son was one of the British Volunteers that joined the No 4 section of the Commune de Paris Battalion, 11th International Brigade. He was 1 of 2,300 Britains who defended the city against Franco.  
Symes, F. 1880-81 Possibly Samuel Frederick Symes. Born 1869. Son of Samuel Symes and Sussanah (nee ?). Haberdasher and Draper. Married 24th September 1894 Mary Sussanah Rosling in Horfield, Bristol. Died 4th March 1940.  


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