Harry Caldwell

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
05-02-1923
N/A
Date unknown.
Wigan Guest
28-11-1942 v Wakefield Trinity
Wigan
1942-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1942-
5 (0)
3
0
0
9

BIOGRAPHY

Harold Caldwell by Alex Service

The informative They Played for Wigan, by Mike Latham and Robert Gate provided us with some clues as to the origins of this wartime Saintsí player. Harold is listed as scoring 6 tries for the Riversiders, from 18 appearances during 1940-43. He is also mentioned as a member of the All Saints junior club. During the war, of course, players made themselves available wherever they could and not necessarily for their usual team. When the Saints played Halifax on 5th December 1942, there were several new faces in the team. A lad called Roberts was on one wing making his debut and Caldwell the other. The St. Helens Reporter pointed out that he was on the Wigan register and he had made a second successful appearance for his team, scoring a brilliant try that was engineered from a kick by his centre, the great Jimmy Stott. Although Harold did not play many matches for St. Helens, he seemed to have a fair bit of pace and he was one of many to help the club to carry on through difficult times.

Thanks to his grandson, Isaac Caldwell, for confirming some personal and career details. Isaac also suggests that Harold played for Keighley and other Yorkshire clubs as well. Indeed he did. Our research has found Harold playing for Wakefield and Huddersfield.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 3 0 0 5
TOTALS:3 0 0 5
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 2103
TOTALS:2103

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
28th Nov 1942 L 2 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1942~43 A 3 36 1 V
5th Dec 1942 L 5 Halifax WEL 1942~43 A 12 36 1 V
12th Dec 1942 L 5 Dewsbury WEL 1942~43 A 7 19 V
25th Dec 1942 L 5 Wigan WEL 1942~43 A 3 10 V
26th Dec 1942 L 5 Wigan WEL 1942~43 H 8 20 1 V
23rd Jan 1943 L 3 Barrow * Fr 1942~43 A 14 21 1 1 V
6th Feb 1943 L 5 Wigan * Fr 1942~43 H 3 24 1 V
13th Feb 1943 W 2 Army * Fr 1942~43 H 6 3 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 2 OTHER 3 = 5
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 5

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