1939 Charlie Windle
Charlie Windle joined Exeter City from Bury shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. Not appearing in any of the three games played by the club before the 1939/40 season was declared null and void, he returned to the club in 1946 but did not make a Football League appearance.
A winger, who had played for Gainsborough Trinity before joining Bury, he should not be confused with George Wardle who appeared for City’s first-team in the short-lived 1939/40 season. Playing instead for City’s reserves during those short weeks of the new season having just signed for the club, he was back at St James’ Park after the war - and still in the reserves - before leaving for Bristol Rovers in December 1946 ahead of playing for the newly-named Ashton United.
Charlie died in Bury in 1975.