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Wilfred Mortimer (Farnborough)
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Wilfred Mortimer

Q1 1877 - 7th January 1917

Variously described as being of London, then Aldershot and finally South Farnborough

Born at Milnrow, near Rochdale, Lancashire in the first quarter of 1877
(the Chelsea Hospital records may provide the actual date of birth)

Son of William, a tailor in Dale Street, Milnrow, Rochdale (1842-1908) and Marion Hasted Foster (Q3 1841- Q4 1922)
the family re-located back to his father's birthplace almost immediately after his birth
and William (Jr) was baptised at Rippondon, 5 miles South-West of Halifax 3rd June 1877
the family were still there in 1881 and 1891

He joined the Army in the early 1890's and rose to become a Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
and married Rose Matilda Addy (1877-1948) at Christ Church, Chelsea 24th December 1901

Served in the Sudan campaign with bars awarded for Omdurman and Khartoum

1911 based at Pirbright Army Camp in Surrey


Invalided out of the Army early in 1914 after over 20 years service
and then continued as an Army contractor

Living at "Lynton", York Road, South Farnborough by July 1914
and died there 7th January 1917, aged 39
and buried at Victoria Road cemetery, Farnborough

He often took midweek matches in the Southern and South-Eastern Leagues

07.11.06 Thornton Heath v Grenadier Guards
26.02.08 Fulham v Manchester City F.A. Cup R3 replay (linesman)
10.10.08 Marlow v Newportians
31.10.08 Fulham v Q.P.R.
15.12.08 Crystal Palace v Q.P.R.
08.03.09 Fulham v West Ham
29.03.09 West Ham v Fulham
28.03.10 Chesham Town v South Farnborough
12.02.12 West Ham v Southend
19.02.12 Fulham v Tottenham
25.02.13 N. Lancs Reg't v R.A.M.C. (at Aldershot)
27.09.13 Exeter v Coventry
15.11.13 Norwich v West Ham
20.12.13 Crystal Palace v Gillingham
25.01.14 France v Belgium (at Lille) (4-3)

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