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John Treleven

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English International Referees First Names?
« on: Wed 12 May 2021 07:58 »
Any ideas on the first names of these Englishmen, possibly in the services, who refereed these overseas internationals?

Sgt. W. Mortimer, originally London but based at Aldershot - France v Belgium 1914
Lt. A.E. Edwards, Royal Field Artillery, of Charlton, Kent - France v Belgium 1922
J.M. Scott - Egypt v Norway 1948
H.A. Sheppard - Hong Kong v Israel 1956
Mr. Gordon - Qatar v Greece 1986

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1956: [Referee: Jack Sheppard (Hong Kong).]

Looks like he was stationed out there with the Army

http://www.rsssf.com/tables/56asch.html

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Turns out rsssf needs an update -


Harold Arthur Hughes Sheppard

Bristol University, Royal Engineers, R.E.M.E. (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, British Army)

09.09.1912 Wells, Somerset - 18.09.2001 Ottery St. Mary, Devon

O.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday Honours June 1957 when a Lt. Col., later promoted to Brigadier.

After serving in the East he returned to Berkshire where he named his home ’China Cottage’
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meh i thought HA was Harold Arthur, just couldnt verify it.

I did find however that W.Mortimer, served in the 1st Grenadier Guards. he refereed a fair few matches in the early 1910's in local and district leagues around aldershot and london. Appears he was from London originally, but still cant find anything on his forename.

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Found it - Wilfred

See separate posting

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July 1921
Lt. A.E. Edwards, Royal Field Artillery H.Q., South-East area, Eastern Command, Woolwich SE18

July 1925
A.E. Edwards (no rank so presumably no longer in the forces), 20 Church Lane, Charlton SE7

July 1928
A.E. Edwards, Bull Yard, High Street, Peckham SE15

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Any ideas on the first names of these Englishmen, possibly in the services, who refereed these overseas internationals?

Sgt. W. Mortimer, originally London but based at Aldershot - France v Belgium 1914
Lt. A.E. Edwards, Royal Field Artillery, of Charlton, Kent - France v Belgium 1922
J.M. Scott - Egypt v Norway 1948
H.A. Sheppard - Hong Kong v Israel 1956
Mr. Gordon - Qatar v Greece 1986
https://www.worldfootball.net/report/freundschaft-1986-januar-katar-griechenland/

This gives the first name of Mr Gordon as Barry, although I can't vouch for its accuracy!