1 May 1884|
19 September 1918 (aged 34)|
Arthur Clamp (1 May 1884 – 19 September 1918) was an English professional football centre half who made over 270 appearances in the Football League for Notts County. As a player, "he possessed remarkable stamina and above all, excelled as a breaker-up of combination".
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Son of Thomas and Caroline Clamp, Clamp worked as a bricklayer and was married with children. In April 1918, during the final year of the First World War, Clamp was called up to serve as a private in the British Army. After a period with the Sherwood Foresters, he was transferred to the 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) after his arrival in France. Within three days of his arrival in the trenches, he was seriously wounded at Trônes Wood during the Second Battle of the Somme. Clamp was evacuated to Britain, where he died in Stoke-on-Trent Military Hospital on 19 September 1918. He was buried with military honours in Church Cemetery, Nottingham.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|Notts County||1914–15||First Division||24||0||0||0||24||0|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Arthur Clamp". http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/rollofhonour/People/Details/8633.
- "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2750260/.
- Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 58. ISBN 190589161X.
- "100 Years On – A Look At A Notts County Player's Involvement In The Great War". http://www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/news/article/100-years-on-a-look-at-a-notts-county-players-involvement-in-the-great-war-1803803.aspx. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- Lockley, Mike (29 March 2018). "The brave Midland football stars who fought and died in WWI". https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/brave-midland-football-stars-who-14449202. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
- "Notts County Squad 1914/15" (in en-US). Football and the First World War. http://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.org/notts-county-squad-1915/. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
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