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Jack Cartmell
Cartmell as assistant trainer at Brentford in 1927.
Cartmell as assistant trainer at Brentford in 1927.
Born (1890-08-28)28 August 1890
Blackpool, England
Died 23 February 1979(1979-02-23) (aged 88)
Richmond, England

John Range Cartmell (28 August 1890 – 23 February 1979) was a professional football outside left who played in the Football League for Brentford and Gillingham. He later became trainer at Brentford, spending nearly 30 years in the role. He was posthumously inducted into the Brentford Hall of Fame in May 2015.

Playing career

Early years

Cartmell began his career with spells at Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Mardy and Abertillery , before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 saw the suspension of competitive football the following year.[1] Cartmell guested for Heart of Midlothian during the war and made 23 appearances and scored two goals.[2]

Brentford

After the armistice, Cartmell joined Southern League First Division club Brentford in 1919.[3][4] He made 30 appearances during the Bees' first season of league football in 1920–21,[4] before leaving at the end of the campaign.[3]

Return to non-league football

Cartmell ended his career with Southern League club Boscombe and made a brief return to the Football League with Gillingham in the 1923–24 season.[5]

Trainer career

Gillingham

After his retirement from football in 1924, Cartmell remained at Gillingham as assistant to trainer Bob Kane.[6] He departed the club in 1926.[6]

Brentford

Cartmell returned to Brentford in 1926, when he followed manager Harry Curtis, trainer Bob Kane and a number of former Gillingham players to Griffin Park.[6] He progressed to become the club's lead trainer and remained with the Bees until the mid-1950s.[3] Cartmell was rewarded for his long service with a testimonial match against Hayes in April 1955.[3]

Hayes

Cartmell became trainer of Athenian League club Hayes in the mid-1950s.[3]

Personal life

File:Jack Cartmell, footballer, in army uniform during the First World War.jpg

Cartmell in uniform during the First World War.

Cartmell served in the Sportsmen's Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers during the First World War.[7][8]

Honours

Heart of Midlothian

  • Rosebery Charity Cup: 1916–17[9]

Individual

  • Brentford Hall of Fame[10]

Career statistics

Club Season League League National Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Heart of Midlothian 1916–17[2] Scottish First Division 19 2 3[lower-alpha 1] 0 22 2
1917–18[2] 0 0 1[lower-alpha 2] 0 1 0
Total 19 2 4 0 23 2
Brentford 1919–20[4] Southern League First Division 35 2 1 0 36 2
1920–21[4] Third Division 29 0 1 0 30 0
Total 64 2 2 0 66 2
Gillingham 1923–24[11] Third Division South 4 0 1 0 5 0
Career Total 87 4 3 0 4 0 94 4
  1. 2 appearances in Rosebery Charity Cup, 1 appearance in Wilson Cup
  2. Appearance in Dunedin Cup

References

  1. Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 53. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "John R Cartmell – Hearts Career – from 18 Nov 1916 to 02 Jan 1918". http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/players/cartmelljohnr.html. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Yore Publications. p. 35. ISBN 978-0955294914. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 White, Eric, ed (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 365–366. ISBN 0951526200. 
  5. Day, Richard. "ON THIS DAY...". http://www.gillinghamfootballclub.com/news/article/otd-feb-23-662587.aspx?pageView=full#anchored. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. p. 100. ISBN 1 874427 57 7. 
  7. "The Sportsman's Gazette: January 2015". http://sportsmansgazette.blogspot.co.uk/2015_01_01_archive.html. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. "British Army Service Records 1914–1920 Transcription". https://search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/record?id=GBM/WO363-4/7299300/84/1168. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  9. "1917-05-12 Sat Hearts 5 Armadale 3". http://www.londonhearts.com/scores/games/191705121.html. 
  10. Wickham, Chris. "Kevin O'Connor and Marcus Gayle join others in being added to Brentford FC Hall of Fame". https://www.brentfordfc.com/news/2015/may/new-additions-to-brentford-fc-hall-of-fame/. 
  11. "Gillingham FC Career Details". http://www.gillinghamfcscrapbook.co.uk/DisplayPlayer.php?playername=Cartmell%2CJack. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 

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