Halliday, Kenneth


Lyme Regis 1925



Biographical Text

Kenneth Halliday was a wartime guest player for Exeter City during the 1944/45 season when, as the situation eased, a number of games were organised to constitute the first football played by the club since 1939. Soon after appearing for the Grecians he was killed in a RAF training incident. 

Guesting for City in 1944/45, he was a RAF volunteer reservist from Lyme Regis where he was born in 1925 to George Ernest Halliday and Lily Annie Emmett. He made his debut for the Grecians at St James’ Park against Plymouth Argyle in January 1945 having joined the Grecians on the recommendation of former City player Reg Clarke who lived in Seaton.

Kenneth Halliday was killed during training with the RAF in May 1945 at the age of twenty just a matter of weeks after he had appeared for Exeter City. He is remembered on the war memorial in Lyme Regis and on the World War Two plaque at St James' Park.

There is an entry for Kenneth in the Killed in Action section of this archive.   



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