Brayshaw, Walter

Birth Date

16th June 1898


Mexborough, England



Biographical Text

On signing for Exeter City, Brayshaw was described as: ‘A young Grecian of much promise. A small, but clever inside-left. He is an opportunist and has exceptional ball control. He is entirely unselfish and can shoot. He was frequently selected as first reserve for the inside forward positions in the First team, and often travelled with them in that capacity of their away engagements.” 

Brayshaw had played for his home town club, Mexborough and then Denaby, during the First World War, but had spent a couple of seasons with Sheffield United prior to joining Exeter, where he had made four league appearances.

His debut for the Grecians, one of just five matches that he played in the club’s first ever as a Football League team, was in a goalless draw at Norwich City. He spent most of this stay with Exeter playing for the reserves and at the end of the season was released.

After leaving Exeter he returned to play for Denaby United once more, but in 1924 he had signed for Blackburn Rovers, where he played in nine league matches, scoring one goal.

In the summer of 1926, Brayshaw then moved to Southend United and added another five goals in 13 league outings. Released once more at the end of that season he moved back to Denaby United for a third spell with the club. Brayshaw was to die at the age of just 37.





Anne Bowes

this is my grandfather.  My maiden name was Anne Brayshaw.  I would be interested in any other information you may have.


Many thanks.

Anne Bowes

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