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Edwin Bardsley
Born 1883
Hadfield, England
Died 18 November 1916 (aged 32–33)[1]
Somme, France

Edwin Bardsley (1883 – 18 November 1916) was an English professional football outside left who appeared in the Football League for Stockport County and Glossop.[2] His career was ended due to a broken leg suffered in a collision with William Foulke.[3]

Personal life

Bardsley fought as a private in the Manchester Regiment during the First World War and was killed during the Battle of the Somme on 18 November 1916.[1] He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.[4]

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 1904–05[3] Lancashire Combination 33 6 5 1 38 7
1905–06[3] Second Division 36 2 1 1 37 3
1906–07[3] 7 1 0 0 7 1
Career total 76 9 6 2 82 11

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Commonwealth War Graves Commission". http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/769432/BARDSLEY,%20EDWIN. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 17. ISBN 190589161X. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Watts, Ian. "Ted Bardsley County Record" (in en). http://gogogocounty.org/players/B/BardsleyE.html. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  4. "Edwin Bardsley | Service Record | Football and the First World War" (in en-US). http://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.org/edwin-bardsley-service-record/. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 

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