Wheatley (Harry Joseph)

Birth Date

9th May 1920





Biographical Text

This is possibly Harry Joe Wheatley who played for Ellesmere Port Town before joining Port Vale as an amateur in March 1938, and signing as a professional player the folloing month.
He only played 2 Third Division South games before World War II brought on the cancellation of football and the onset of the war leagues.

He played two league and two cup games during the war and also guested for his old club Ellesmere Port as Port Vale stopped playing he returned to Vale in the summer of 1944 as they commenced regular football, only playing the odd game as he also guested for Wrexham, Stockport County and Chester. It was at this time he appeared as a guest player with Exeter City in 1944-45, Wheatley made his debut for the Grecians in a 5-1 home win against Plymouth Argyle in April 1945. He was transferred to Shrewsbury Town in the summer of 1946. He made 182 appearances in the Midland League and played in Salop's first seven Football League matches.

Harry died in 2014.



Paul Farley

Is this Joe Wheatley

Paul Farley

Is this Joe Wheatley

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