Smith, William (Billy)

Birth Date

1st to 1st January 1970

Birthplace

Hyde, England

Occupation

Half-Back

Biographical Text

William was born in Hyde in 1890. He was signed from his local Lancashire Combination club, Hyde United in the summer of 1913.

He played his first game for the Grecians at Gillingham in October 1913 and was then ever present for the rest of the season and only missed one game the following season. He played in the South American tour of 1914

Smith joined up for the duration of the First World War, but such were his injuries that he had a leg amputated in a Liverpool hospital 1919. 

He married a girl who lived in Kendall's buildings in Blackboy Road when he came down for a visit after WW1.

Billy died in 1959.

Appearances

66

Goals

3

Contributor

Thanks to Steve Bennett for photo of his Grandfather.

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