Sidney James (footballer) -

Sidney James (footballer)

Sidney James
Personal information
Full name Sidney James[1]
Date of birth 1891
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 9 April 1917 (aged 26)[2]
Place of death Saint-Martin-sur-Cojeul, France[2]
Playing position(s) Centre forward, left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1915 Huddersfield Town 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sidney James (1891 – 9 April 1917) was an English professional football centre forward who played in the Football League for Huddersfield Town.[1]

Personal life

James served in The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment and the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry during the First World War and held the rank of acting lance corporal.[3] He was killed on 9 April 1917 during the capture of the village of Saint-Martin-sur-Cojeul.[3] He was buried in Cojeul British Cemetery, Saint-Martin-sur-Cojeul.[2]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Huddersfield Town 1913–14[4] Second Division 9 2 2 0 11 2
1914–15[5] 3 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 12 2 2 0 14 2


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (16 October 2012). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939 (3rd Revised ed.). Tony Brown. p. 152. ISBN 9781905891610.
  2. ^ a b c "Casualty Details" . Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Sidney James | Service Record" . Football and the First World War. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  4. ^ Thomas, Ian; Thomas, Owen; Hodgson, Alan; Ward, John (18 October 2007). 99 Years and Counting: Stats and Stories. Huddersfield: Huddersfield Town Football Club. ISBN 9780955728105.
  5. ^ "Huddersfield Town Squad 1914/15" . Football and the First World War. Retrieved 9 December 2018.

Categories: 1891 births | 1917 deaths | Association football forwards | British military personnel killed in World War I | English footballers | Huddersfield Town A.F.C. players | Footballers from Sheffield | English Football League players | Association football wing halves | British Army personnel of World War I | Duke of Wellington's Regiment soldiers | King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry soldiers | English football forward, 1890s birth stubs

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