Youlden, Frederick



Biographical Text

Frederick Youlden, who made his Exeter City debut in a Plymouth and District League game in November 1906, died of consumption in April 1907 at the age of eighteen. 

Frederick made his debut, scoring twice, in the 2-1 home win over Millbrook Rangers ion 10 November 1906. As well as continuing to play for the reserves, he made further first-team appearances in the return against Millbrook on 12 January 1907 and in the game against the Devon and Cornwall Light Infantry on 19 January 1907. Scoring in both games, he brought his tally to four goals in three first-team games. In a season when City fielded forty-two players, his flurry of goals would have been a brief highlight.

Contracting consumption a few months later, Frederick died at the age of eighteen on 18 April 1907 with the Western Times reporting how the City players wore crapes in his memory during the final game of the season against Tavistock.        

Frederick Youlden is buried in Exeter’s Higher Cemetery.






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