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Arthur Clamp
Born 1 May 1884
Sneinton, England[1]
Died 19 September 1918(1918-09-19) (aged 34)[2]
Stoke-on-Trent, England

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.[3][4] As a player, "he possessed remarkable stamina and above all, excelled as a breaker-up of combination".[5]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Son of Thomas and Caroline Clamp,[2] Clamp worked as a bricklayer and was married with children.[1] 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.[1] After a period with the Sherwood Foresters, he was transferred to the 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)[2] after his arrival in France.[1] Within three days of his arrival in the trenches, he was seriously wounded at Trônes Wood during the Second Battle of the Somme.[1][5] Clamp was evacuated to Britain, where he died in Stoke-on-Trent Military Hospital on 19 September 1918.[1] He was buried with military honours in Church Cemetery, Nottingham.[2]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Notts County 1914–15[6] First Division 24 0 0 0 24 0
Career total 24 0 0 0 24 0

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