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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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Wade, Sydney John 1908-09 Born 1892 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Samuel Wade, Commercial Traveller and Embling (nee Chirgwin). His father died when he was only 7 years old. (Possibly died 1984 Belper, Derbyshire.)  
Wainwright, M. 1903-04 Possibly Frederick Maurice Wainwright. Born 17th March 1885 Clifton, Bristol. Son of William Frederick Wainwright, Timber Merchant and Emily Helen (nee Jones). Christened 11th April 1885 St. Paul's Church, Clifton, Bristol. Clifton College 1894-1902. University College, Bristol. Cooper's Hill. Engineer Public Works Department Madras. Killed in accident 11th September 1920 Kunavram, India.  
Waite, Wilfrid Fabian 1903-04 Born 25th May 1884 Berwick, Northumberland. Son of Rev Dr Joseph Waite, Vicar, and Rosamond Eliza (nee Evans). Clifton College 1896-1903. Downing College, Cambridge. Barrister. Married 1915 Dorothy Ebden at All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol. Lt 11th Lancashire Fusiliers WW1 fighting alongside the writer J.R.R.Tolkien (Hobbit, Lord of the Rings). Injured in WW1 when he was shot twice in the abdomen and had to walk with the aid of a stick thereafter. Counsel to Board of Trade. His son, Peter Wilfrid Waite killed in action on 9th September 1944 at Monte Cassino, Italy. Died 15th August 1956 Deal, Kent. Memorial service held 22nd October 1956 at Lincoln's Inn Chapel.
Wakefield, John Edward William 1879-80 Born 31st March 1858 Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Son of John Edward Wakefield and Rachel Crewdson (nee Fox). Grove House School, Tottenham, London. Trinity College, Cambridge 1876-BA:1880, MA:1884. Married 9th August 1882 Nora Drake in Butcombe, Somerset. Solicitor. Magistrate. Died 17th October 1915 Taunton, Somerset.  
Waldo, Henry Cecil 1897-98 Born 10th March 1879 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry Waldo, Doctor, and Cecilia Emily Elizabeth Waters. Clifton College 1891-1897. St. Bart's Hospital. Barrister. Married 1st June 1918 Dorothy Mary Page in Ashby de la Zouch, Leics. Senior Phychiatrist, Nottingham General Hospital. Medical Superintendant, Nottinghamshire County Mental Hospital. Died 28th February 1963 Abington Avenue, Northampton.  
Walker, Cecil Banes 1912-13

Born 19th June 1888, North Petherton, Somerset. Mr Coplestone's School Exmouth. Tonbridge School. Killed in Action 9th May 1915, Ypres, Belgium.

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Wall, Geoffrey Cresswell 1905-06 Born 29th September 1884 Clifton, Bristol. Son of James Cresswell Wall and Ida Marion (nee Ashby). Christened 19th November 1884 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Clifton College 1897-1903. Solicitor. Married Lilian Enid ?. Died 21st November 1956 Surrey.  
Waller, A. 1889-90 Believed to be Dr. Alfred W. Waller, a surgeon at Stroud General Hospital. Born abt. 1865 Waldringfield, Suffolk. His father was Thomas H. Waller, rector of Waldringfield, Suffolk.  
Wallis, N.J. 1899-1900    
Walsh, Alexander M. 1872-73 Born 29th June 1851 Bristol. Son of David Henry Walsh, Woollen Merchant, and Sarah (nee Goodall). Brother of David and Henry. Clifton College 1863-64. Died 1931 Newton Abbot, Devon.  
Walsh, David Henry 1872-73 Born 17th October 1852 Bristol. Son of David Henry Walsh, Woollen Merchant, and Sarah (nee Goodall). Brother of Alexander and Henry. Clifton College 1863-1871. Played in Clifton's first match in 1872. Doctor. Founder Rontgen Society. Died 10th November 1943 Northwoods, Winterbourne, Glos.  
Walsh, Henry Furze 1872-73 Born abt. 1846 Bristol. Son of David Henry Walsh, Woollen Merchant, and Sarah (nee Goodall). Brother of Alexander and David. Wholesale Clothier. Married 1st December 1869 Clarisa Maud Sleeman in Clifton, Bristol. Died 22nd November 1874 St. Cuthbert's, Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol.  
Walsh, William G.J. 1883-84    
Walton, A.L. 1912-13    
Wansbrough, Richard Ray 1897-98 Born 1860 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry M. Wansborough and Sara Hannah (nee Ray). Paper Merchant. 2nd Lt 1st Glos 1896. Major 6th London Brigade, Royal Field Artillery WW1. Died 1925 Lymington, Hampshire. There is still a Wansborough Paper Mill in Watchet, Somerset.  
Wansey, Arthur Alfred 1883-84

Born 19th August 1865 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Arthur Henry Wansey, Public Attorney, and Blanche (nee Willsted). Marlborough College 1879-1881. Solicitor. Practiced at Baldwin Street, Bristol. Died 4th June 1892 Bristol.

 
Wansey, C. 1889-90    
Ward, Eric Richard 1883-84 Born 1863 Bedminster, Bristol. Son of Rev Arthur Hawkins Ward and Sarah Elizabeth (nee Studdy). Magdalene College School, Oxford. Solicitor at Watts, Ward and Anthony, Plymouth and then started his own practice. Magistrates Clerk Torpoint. Member of Plymouth Town Council. Married 12th August 1885 Sage Morgan Ley at the Parish Church, Beckenham. After getting into financial difficulties he shot himself on 20th April 1925 at Child's Way, Hampsted, London.
Ward, Harry Williams 1877-78 Born 18th April 1859 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Robert Christie Ward, Sugar Merchant, and Phoebe Maria (nee ?). Christened 28th July 1859 St Andrews Church, Clifton, Bristol. Father died 23rd March 1868 at Dr Fox's Asylum in Brislington, Bristol when he was 8 years old. Marlborough College. Jesus College, Cambridge 1877 then Christs College, Cambridge BA:1883. Inner Temple 27th January 1883. JP Glos 1907. Died 3rd December 1955 Bournemouth,
Warren, Edward Prioleau 1873-74

Born 30th October 1856 Cotham, Bristol. Son of Algernon William Warren JP, Wholesale Druggist, and Cecil (nee Thomas). Brother of Thomas. Clifton College 1870-1873. Architect. WW1 Serbia. Order of St. Sava and Red Cross of Serbia. He designed the War Cemetery in Basra. Married 1894 Margaeret Cecil Louisa Morrrell in Oxford. Died 23rd November 1937 at 46 St George's Road, London.

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Warren, Sir Thomas Herbert 1872-73

Born 21st October 1853 Bristol. Son of Algernon William Warren, Wholesale Druggist, and Cecil (nee Thomas). Brother of Edward. Clifton College 1868-1872. Balliol College, Oxford. Writer and Teacher. Married 16th December 1886 Mary Isobel Brodie. President Magdalan College, Oxford. Died 9th June 1930 at 74 Woodstock Road, Oxford. Buried 13th June 1930 Holywell Cemetery, Oxford.

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Warren, C 1909-10    
Warton, Walter Reid 1907-08 Born 1878 Bristol. Son of Walter Frederick Warton, Stationer, and Charlotte Jane (nee Reid). Married 16th April 1903 Marion Clara Smith in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Accountant. Died 10th December 1921 Chesterfield Place, Clifton, Bristol.  
Waterfield, Stuart Shakespear 1883-84

Born 1865 Barielly, India. Son of Major-General Henry Gordon Waterfield, Bengal Army. Listed as joining in 1883-84 but played in match v Bath the previous season. Also played rugby for Gloucestershire in 1884.

He entered the Indian service on 7 November 1887, as an officiating Assistant District Superintendent of Police in the Punjab. His appointment was confirmed in February 1891, whilst he was stationed at Rawalpindi, before moving to Peshawar. He was appointed as Commandant of a border military police in October 1893.

Waterfield joined the Political Department, although he was still promoted in the Police Department. He received the medal for his service with the Chitral Relief Force in 1895, and later received three additional clasps for operations in 1897-98. During 1900, he became Assistant Commissioner in the N.W. Frontier Province and also Political Officer of the Southern Waziristan Militia. In December 1902, he was appointed Political Agent at Kurram; and in December 1906 Political Assistant.He was promoted to Superintendent of Police, 3rd Grade, in 1907, and 2nd Grade in 1909.

In September 1911, Waterfield became 1st Assistant to the Agent to the Governor-General in Baluchistan, and in January 1912, Assistant Political Agent and Assistant Commissioner at Sibi. In November 1913 he became Political Officer at Bundi, and was also the Assistant to the Governor-General's Agent and Political Officer at Deoli, at which place he was also the Cantonment Magistrate. In March 1915, he became Political Agent at Haraoti and Tonk, and remained there until his retirement in December 1919. Married 21st December 1915 Edith Constance Punchard in Westminster, London. Died 10th September 1936 Selsey, Sussex.

Waterman, Arthur Nunneley 1896-97 Born 15th July 1868 Clifton, Bristol. Brother-in-law of Frederick Heygate Nunneley. Clifton College 1881-1887. Magdalen College, Oxford 1887-1891. Solicitor. Hon. Serving Brother, Order St. John Jerusalem in England. Died 7th April 1929 Amersham, Buckinghamshire.  
Waters, Leslie Charles 1920-21 Born 1902 Bristol. Son of Charles Thomas Waters, Stationer, and Emily (nee Larner). Christened 13th July 1902 Bristol. Died 1978 Bristol.
Wathen, Llewellyn William Dean 1907-08 Born 1890 Clifton, Bristol. Son of John Wathen, Army Surgeon, and Edith M (nee ?). Naish House School, Wraxall. Army. 8th Hussars, Att MG Corps Cavalry WW1. Married 12th June 1924 Silvia Mary Walker in ?. Died 2nd November 1970 Bristol.
Watson, Archibald Derham 1883-84 Born 1866 Bristol. Son of John Abraham Griffth Watson, and Mary Jane (nee Derham). His father died in the same year he was born. His mother worked for Clifton player Hiat Cowles Baker at Baker, Baker & Co. Believed to have died 1960 New Zealand.  
Watson, W. 1884-85    
Watson, George Carr 1912-13

Born 1887 Sunderland. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Crediton, Devon. Kings College, Cambridge University 1906-1909. Teachers Training Syndicate, Day Training College 1909. Classical Tutor Colston's School, Bristol. Killed in Action 8th March 1916 Kut, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

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Watts, G.F. 1908-09    
Waugh, H.H. 192?  
Way, H.S. 1912-13    
Webb, G.B. 1898-99    
Webb, J. 1898-99    
Webb, Noel Merritt Parkhurst 1920-21 Born 25th July 1901 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Fleetwood Parkhurst Webb, Malt Vinegar Brewer, and Ethel Jean (nee Potts). Baptised 3rd November 1901 Westbury-on-Trym. Clifton College 1916-1919. Caius College, Cambridge. Farming. Founder and Managing Director Ideal Cubes (pty.) Ltd., Johanesburg, South Africa. Married 1928 Kathleen Esther Emmerson in Hampsted, London. Cattle Food Manufacturer. Died 10th May 1983 Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  
Webb, R.W. 1884-85    
Webb, William Robert 1872-73 Born 1st March 1852, Stapleton, Bristol. Son of William Webb, Merchant and Ship Owner and ?. Clifton College 1865-1869. Insurance District Manager and Broker. Married Florence Musgrave ?. Died 1894.  
Webb, W.T. 1902-03    
Weeks, C. 1898-99    
Weir, Allan Lorimer 1905-06

Born 19th September 1888 Bristol. Son of Norman Weir, Tailor & Outfiier, and Janet Marion (nee Lorimer). Family Business at the corner of Glentworth Road and Redland Court Road. Clifton College 1902-1903. Solicitor Bristol. Moved to London. Civil Servant in Nigeria. Died 1980.

Wellington, H.G.W. 1906-07 Possibly Frederick G W Wellington. Born 1886 Taunton, Somerset. Chemist.  
Wells, Kenneth 1930s

Born 7th January 1911 Whitney, Oxfordshire. Son of John Garnet Wells, Commercial Traveller (for Blanket Manufacturer), and Florence (nee ?). Agriculturalist. Died 25th December 1996 Wythenshaw, Manchester.

Wells, S.P. 1919-20    
Welsby, Cecil Marson 1906-07 Born 15th June 1883 Portishead, Somerset. Son of Arthur J. Welsby, Auctioneer, and Florence A. (nee ?). Captain 4th Glos WW1. Died 26th December 1971.
Westmacott, Ruprt Walter 1909-10

Born 28th April 1892 St Germans, Cornwall. Son of Canon Walter Westmacott and Helen Maria Maud (nee Anstice). New Zealand Insurance Company. Lt 3rd Auckland Regt in New Zealand, and Egypt, 1914-1915; served as interpreter with headquarters of New Zealand Bde in Egypt and Gallipoli. 1915; served as officer with 4th (Hauraki) Coy, Auckland Regt and 3rd (Auckland Coy) Auckland Regt at Gallipoli, 1915. Civil Servant. Married 8th August 1927 Rachael Way Gorrie in Devon. Died 1st April 1989 Somerset.

Westlake, Max Edward Kenneth 1919-20 Born 22nd March 1895 Southampton, Hampshire. Son of Edward Westlake, Brewery Manager, and Bssie Maris (nee Godsell). Sherborne Schhool (1912-1914). Cricket Dorset. Royal Fusiliers WW1. Married 1924 Violet Frances M Tindall in Yorkshire. Master Sherborne School. Died 25th April 1987 Dorset.
Weston, Andrew John Briggs 1872-73 Born abt. 1847 Clifton, Bristol. Son of John D Weston, Iron Merchant, and Mary D (nee ?). Lead smelter and iron merchant. Married 1870 Miranda Howard Cartland in Kings Norton. Died 1902 Kings Norton, Birmingham.  
Weston, John Leslie 1897-98 Born 28th January 1882 Gloucester. Son of John Weston, Grain Merchant,and Margaret Louisa (nee Halsted). Brother of Lawrence. Clifton College 1890-1898. Lt Royal Dublin Fusileers Boer War. Lt Col RASC WW1. Commander Staff College Canterbury. CBE 1940. Married 10th October 1944 Lady Moya Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Charles John Brinsley [Butler], 7th Earl of Lanesborough, at St Johns Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh. In charge of administration, Scottish Command 1933-1937. Died 21st June 1963 Gifford Bank, Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland  
Weston, Lawrence Arthur 1905-06 Born 13th June 1885 Gloucester. Son of John Weston, Grain Merchant,and Margaret Louisa (nee Halsted). Brother of Leslie. Clifton College 1894. Dulwich College.  
Wethered, Vernon 1889-90 Born 13th April 1865. Vernon's aunt Elizabeth Wethered, sister of Vernon's father, married Handel Cossham after whom Cossham Memorial Hospital, Fishponds, is named. Cossham later became MP for Bristol East. Clifton College 1875-1884 (Headboy). Oriel College, Oxford. Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London. Artist. Died 6th June 1952 Hendon, Middlesex.  
Wethered, William Parkfield 1883-84 Born 1864 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Joseph Wethered, Colliery Proprieter, and Sarah (nee ?). Married 9th June 1897 Edith Margaret Temple at St Matthew and St James Mossley Hille, Liverpool. Amateur Tennis player. Northern Lawn Tennis Finalist 1886. Salt Manager, Director of United Alkali Co. Colliery Director. Liverpool City Councillor 1907-1917. Chairman Mossley Hill & Aigburth Conservative Clubs. Taken ill at the Conservative Club, Liverpool and taken home where he died. Died 17th October 1917 West Derby, Lancashire. Buried Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool.
Whatley, Arthur Charles 1898-99 Born 1st September 1881 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Henry Parson Edgell Whatley, Artist and Amelia Rosina (nee Austin). Mechanical Engineer. Died 16th February 1944 Los Angeles, California, USA.
Wheatland, William G. 1919-20 Born 1899 Bristol. Son of George Wheatland, Railway Cheacker, and Elizabeth (nee ?). Married 1926 Zillah Mary Houghton in Bristol. Died 11th December 1947 Kings Arms Hotel, Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire.
Whissler, R.P. 1930s  
Whitcroft, Arthur Mervyn Derek 192? Born 10th March 1908 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Son of Charles Edward Whitcroft and Mary Augusta (nee Ives). Christened 10th May 1908 Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire. Personnal Manager, Imperial Tobacco. Clifton RFC Captain 1929-30. Married 1932 Eileen Mary Nichols in Birmingham. Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in WW2. Died 1977 Chippenham, Wiltshire.
White, F.C. 1919-20    
White, H.M. 192?  
Whitelaw, B. 1919-20  
Whitelaw, R.W. 1920-21  
Whiteman, W.W. 1891-92    
Whittaker, A. 1897-98    
Whitwill, Mark 1879-80 Born abt. 1857 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Mark Whitwill, Shipbroker, Magistrate and Belgium Consul, and Mary (nee ?). His father was founder of the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Mill Hill School, London. Father of Mark Jnr. Army. Shipbroker. Married 24th May 1883 Emma Reece May at Victoria Chapel, Clifton. His wife was the sister of Clifton players Ernest, Frank and Arthur May. Died 5th December 1921 Keynsham, Somerset.
Whitwill, Col. Mark Jnr. 1907-08 Born 17th June 1889 Bristol. Son of Mark Whitwill and Emma Reece (nee May). His mother was the sister of Clifton players Ernest, Frank and Arthur May. Clifton College 1900-1907. University College, Oxford. Shipowner. Died 1967 Sodbury, Glos.  
Wilkinson, C played 1877    
Williams, Alfred Joseph Elworthy 1872-73 Born 1852 London. Son of William H. Williams, Public Accountant, and Ann S. (nee ?). Accountant. Died 8th September 1887 10 Bellevue, Clifton, Bristol.  
Williams, Dr A.R. 192?  
Williams, E. 1906-07    
Williams, E.C. 1920-21    
Williams, Guthrie Watson 1919-20 Born 31st August 1897 Clifton, Bristol. Son of Patrick Watson Williams, Physician, and Margaret Long (nee Fox). Christened 24th October 1897 St. Pauls Church, Clifton. Lived at The Arch House, 1 Victoria Square, Clifton, Bristol. Lt. Royal Field Artillery WW1. Bristol University. Died 1984 New Forest, Hampshire.  
Williams, H. 1873-74    
Williams, H. 1889-90 Possibly Hugh Noel Williams. Born 20th January 1870 Maindee, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. Son of William Williams, Merchant, and Elizabeth (nee ?). Clifton College 1882-1886. St. John's College, Oxford 1886-1888. Author and Journalist. Died 13th October 1925 Liverpool Road Hospital, Islington, London.
Williams, J. 1897-98    
Williams, L.R. 1921-22    
Williamson, S. 1910-11    
Willmott, Julius John Eardley 1879-80 Born 15th May 1849 Great Boughton, Cheshire. Son of Alfred Frances Willmott and Frances (nee Pullen. Doctor. Also played rugby for Weston-super-Mare.Married July 1870 Eulelia Harriet Elliot in Bath. Died 18th September 1897 71 Collins Street East, Melbourne, Australia.
Willows, Bernard Leslie 1903-04 Born abt. 1885 Bristol. Son of Surgeon/Dentist Charles Edward Willows and Kate Louisa (nee Brown). Married 1908 Ethel Winifred Morgan. Dentist. Died 1964 Worthing, Sussex.  
Wills, A. 1902-03    
Wills, Frank William 1872-73 Born 17th August 1852. Son of Henry Overton Wills III and his second wife Mary Seccombe. Architect. Lord Mayor of Bristol in 1910-11. Knighted 1912 when the King visited to open the Edward VII Memorial Building at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He played for the 1869 Clifton side and the club founded in 1872. Died 26th March 1932. 3 sons also played for Clifton.
Wills, Frank Oliver 1900-01 Born 3rd April 1882. Son of Frank William Wills and Sarah Rebecca (nee Dobell). Brother of Henry and Hugh. Mill Hill School, London 1897-?. Married 1906 Edith Mary Powell in Bath. Sherrif of Bristol in 1924. Died 1972.
Wills, Hugh Cecil 1903-04 Born 7th July 1884 Bristol. Son of Frank William Wills. Brother of Frank Oliver and Henry. Mill Hill School, London. Died 1970 Thornbury, Glos.
Wills, Henry Herbert 1879-80 Born 20th March 1857. Clifton College 1872-1874. Director Imperial Tobacco. High Sherrif 1910. Died 11th May 1923, St. Vincent's, Clifton Park, Bristol. Buried Canford Cemetery, Bristol.
Wills, Henry William Seccombe 1900-01 Born 17th March 1877 Frenchay, Bristol. Son of the Frank William Wills, Architect, and Sarah Rebecca (nee Dobell). Brother of Frank Oliver and Hugh. Surveyor. Married Mabel C C in 1902. Died June 1960 Bristol.
Wills, Maitland 1883-84 Born 7th December 1857. Son of Henry Overton Wills III and Alice (nee Hopkinson). Clifton College 1871-1877. Trinity College, Cambridge 1877-1881. Solicitor. Killed in an accident 6th April 1885 at Aber Falls, North Wales. Funeral 14th April 1885 Redland Park Church. Buried Arnos Vale Cemetery.  
Wilshire, Reuben Stanley 192? Born 1910. Son of Henry Herbert Wilshire, Boot Manufacturer (Factory at Forest Road, Kingswood, Bristol), and Selina Beatrice (nee Gunning). Died 1994 Taunton Deane, Somerset.
Wilson, C. 1909-10    
Wirgman, Henry Royston 192? Born 1st May 1905 Birkenhead. Son of Edward Francis Wirgman and Mary Madoline (nee Buckwell). Married 1937 Dorothy Irene Turner. Divorced 1945. Married 1946. Died 18th July 1987 New Forest, Hampshire.
Witchell, Richard Sidney 1907-08 Born 18th April 1889 Bristol. Son of Sidney Benjamin Witchell, Farmer, and Emma (nee Willcox). Christened 22nd May 1889 St. Michael's Church, Stoke Gifford, Glos. His father died in 1895 when he was only 6 years old. Clifton College 1901-1906. Engineer. Royal Engineers and Captain, Royal Flying Corp WW1. Engineer. Friend and Racing Manager of Walter Owen Bentley (Clifton College 1902-1905), Founder and Managing Director of Bentley Motors. Bentley won Le Mans with Witchell as Manager in the late 1920s. Worked at E.N.V. Engineering, Willesden, London from 1932. Died 2nd September 1975 Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex.
Withers, Stuart Dudley 1908-09 Born 2nd February 1889 Bristol. Son of Harry Withers, Malt Salesman, and Katerine Grace (nee Brooke). Christened 17th November 1889. Died 1972 Midhurst, Sussex.
Wonfer, H. 1921-22    
Wood, J.E. 1889-90    
Woodforde, Woodforde Beadon 1873-74

Born 18th October 1853. Son of Woodforde Ffooks Woodforde, County Court Judge, and Annie Oliver (nee Beedon). Clifton College 1865-1871. Solicitor. Registrar, County Court and High Court of Justice, Derby. JP for Derby. Died 9th January 1926 Derby.

 
Woodgate, Charles Thomas 1886-87 Born 1852 Tonbridge, Kent. Son of Charles Thomas Woodgate, Haulier, and Mary Helen Elizabeth. Brother of Ernest. Grain Importer. Married 1916 Rose R Parker in Bristol. Died 15th July 1935 Bristol.  
Woodgate, Ernest Francis 1888-89 Born 1870 Downend, Bristol. Son of Charles Thomas Woodgate, Haulier, and Mary Helen Elizabeth. Brother of Charles. Christened 21st December 1870 Mangotsfield, Bristol. Died 1897 Bedford.  
Woodley, Fabian Strachan 1905-06

Born 19th July 1888. Son of William Augustus Woodley, Solicitor and Ada Constance (nee Strachan). His mother was sister of Clifton first captain, Charles Strachan. Clifton College 1902. Cheltenham College 1902-1907. University College, Oxford 1907-1910. Captain Royal Munster Fusileers WW1. Solicitor. Director Somerset County Gazette. English Teacher. Poet. Wrote A Crown of Friendship. Died 8th August 1957 Winchester.

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Wood, A. 1919-20    
Wood, T. 1919-20  
Wordsworth, Christopher William 1906-07 Born 7th October 1879 Gosforth, Cumberland. Great Grandson of the poet William Wordsworth. Loretto School, near Edinburgh. Queen's College, Oxford. Rugby Blue 1902. Assistant Master and Chaplain Clifton College 1906-1912. Died 11th July 1965.
Worsley, Francis Frederick 1920-21 Born 2nd June 1902 Kensington, London. Son of Rev Frederick William Worsley, who played cricket for Cambridgeshire and was a Canon at Llandaff Cathedral, and Catherine Ethel (nee Payne). Brighton College 1919-20. Balliol College, Oxford. Played cricket for Glamorgan 1922-23. Brother, Thomas, played cricket for Cambridge University. Married 1930 Alice D. Eaves in Cardiff. Worked initially in the world of drama and the theatre, before moving into broadcasting and becoming producer of the popular "It's That Man Again" programme on BBC Radio. Died 15th September 1949 Mile End, Stepney, London.
Worth, Henry Clifford 1912-13 Born 25th July 1892 Bristol. Son of John Worth, Wine and Spirit Merchant, and Cirene Gwendoline (nee ?). Clifton College 1907-1908. Station Hand, Carnarvon, Western Australia. WW1 Gunner, Australian Field Artillery. Died 19th April 1990 nr. Perth, Australia. Buried Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Padbury, Western Australia.  
Wreford, John 1872-73    
Wright, Thomas Kirk 1880-81

Born 28th June 1857 Greenock, Scotland. Son of Robert Wright and Catherine (nee ?). Sugar Refiner. Died 22nd September 1933 Stagsden, Westcliff oad, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Left £254,596 (16 million in todays money) in his will.

 
Wright, W H L 1937-38 Educated at Pockilington School, Yorkshire and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Curate of Christchurch, Clifton. Clifton Captain 1938-39
Wright, Wilfred R. L. 1898-99 Born 1880 South Kensington, London. Son of Herbert Edwards Wright, Brewer at Arnold Perrott & Co. Ltd., Wickwar, Glos, and Jessie Anne (nee Cook). Grandfather Robert Wright, Principal of Lancing College, Sussex. Brewer. Died 1931 Bedwellty, Monmouthshire.  
Wright, William Hilton 1901-02 Born 15th November 1878 Clifton, Bristol. Son of William Wright, Wine Merchant, and Caroline Ethel Harriet (nee Budd). His mother was sister of the Clifton players Arthur and George Budd. Wellington College, Berks. Oriel College, Oxford BA:1901, MA:1904. Reverend Canon. Married Mareon Hutton Potts. Assistant Master Wellington College. Died 18th October 1961 Battle Hospital, Reading, Berks.  
Wyatt, J. 1911-12    
Wykeham, J. 1902-03    
Wyllie, Francis Saville Guest player 1878 Born 9th October 1861 Barnstaple, Devon. Son of Captain Robert Wyllie, and Catherine Maria (nee Jones). St Clere College School, Ightham, Kent. Married 1884 Amy Maria Caroline Dakyns in Gloucester. Died 6th April 1927 Adelaide, Australia  

 

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