Warren, Harry

Birth Date

30th March 1903


Newhall, Derbyshie



Biographical Text

Son of an England international, Harry Warren played just once for Exeter City in what was Torquay United’s first-ever Football League game in 1927. Signing from Blackpool, and leaving to play for Merthyr Town, he managed Southend United and Coventry City in the 1940s and 1950s. 

Son of Ben Warren (England, Derby County and Chelsea), Harry first signed Gresley Rovers in 1923. Soon switching to Blackpool, he was on the books of the Broomfield Road club until the end of the 1926-27 season making a total of five league appearances.

Signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1927 Harry was to feature in just one match for the Grecians on the opening day of the season in a 1-1 draw at Torquay United. He did, however, play a large number of games for the reserves in the Southern and Western League throughout the season.

He moved to Merthyr Town for the 1928/29 season where he scored 4 goals in 26 league appearances. In 1929/30 he was playing for Sheffield United, but only made two league outings, ahead of spending 1930/31 with Notts County prior to moving into non-league football with Folkestone where he became manager until 1939 before leaving to manage Chelmsford. 

After the war, Harry had ten years of managing Southend United between 1946 and 1956 with a subsequent spell in charge of Coventry City during 1956/57.

Remaining in the Essex area until his death, Harry died in Southend-on-Sea in 1968.





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