Bartholomew, Harry

Birth Date

18th January 1920


Motherwell, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

Harry Bartholomew played for Exeter City between 1947 and 1949. He joined the club from Motherwell and later played for Bournemouth.

Exeter City manager George Roughton had faced a good deal of competition for Harry’s signature when he joined the club from Motherwell having started his career with Rutherglen Glencairn.

His City debut came in the opening game of the 1947/48 season against Walsall as he made 32 appearances during the campaign scoring twice from the penalty spot. Having spent the summer of 1948 working in the building trade, along with City colleagues Cyril Johnstone and Duggie Regan, he made a further 34 appearances in the following season ahead of moving to Bournemouth in 1949. 

Not featuring in the league for the Cherries, Harry subsequently played a handful of games for Newport County before returning to Devon to turn out for Barnstaple Town and Ilfracombe Town where he was player-manager. Living in Exeter he was landlord of the Lamb Inn in Exwick before later becoming a machine minder. 

Harry Bartholomew died in Exeter in 2001.


Exeter City league games only






Mike Blackstone

Bartholomew was signed by Motherwell from Rutherglen Glencairn.

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