John Gladwin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-04-1868
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Swinton
1899-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1898
53 (0)
3
0
0
9

BIOGRAPHY

John Gladwin by Alex Service

The first mention of John Gladwin is not from St. Helens, but Aldershot. It appears that his father, James, was a sergeant in the army and his address is given as ‘District Regiment of 94th Foot and 45th Dept Foot Centre Block Infantry Barracks’. John’s actual place of birth was Dover, in 1869. His father came from Hulme and for whatever reason, John ended up in St. Helens by 1891, getting married to Margaret five years before.

Fast forward to the 1901 census and John is described as a ‘bleaching powder packer’ living in Eldon Street, off Borough Road in St. Helens. In rugby terms, he made his Saints’ debut against Kendal Hornets in the rugby union days and racked up over 200 matches before the famous 1895-96 campaign. Indeed, John was in the team that played Rochdale Hornets at Knowsley Road in the first-ever Northern Union fixture and was a rugged forward and a capable scrummager, who would never let his side down. He scored a try against Halifax on 11th January 1896 and played his last game for the Blue and Whites in a 6-5 victory against Swinton at Knowsley Road on 14th January 1899. The forward pack that day read as follows: Briers, Dale, Caveney, Gladwin, Stubbings, Tom Winstanley, Simpson and Reynolds.

The 1911 census has the Gladwin family living in Borough Road and there are 7 children by this time. John was 42 by this time. He passed away in March 1942 aged 73.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 1 0 0 30
1896~971 0 0 3
1897~98 1 0 0 12
1898~990 0 0 8
TOTALS:3 0 0 53
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1897~981005
1898~99 1004
TOTALS:20010

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1895 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 H 8 3 V
14th Sep 1895 W 8 Runcorn L 1895~96 H 5 0 V
21st Sep 1895 D 8 Batley L 1895~96 A 3 3 V
28th Sep 1895 L 8 Stockport L 1895~96 H 0 3 V
5th Oct 1895 W 8 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 A 5 3 V
7th Oct 1895 L 8 Bradford L 1895~96 A 4 15 V
19th Oct 1895 W 8 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
26th Oct 1895 D 8 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 V
2nd Nov 1895 D 8 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 V
9th Nov 1895 L 8 Hunslet L 1895~96 A 0 12 V
16th Nov 1895 D 8 Wigan L 1895~96 H 0 0 V
23rd Nov 1895 W 8 Leeds L 1895~96 H 9 0 V
7th Dec 1895 D 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
14th Dec 1895 D 8 Oldham L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
21st Dec 1895 W 10 Broughton Rangers * Fr 1895~96 H 13 10 V
25th Dec 1895 W 8 Widnes L 1895~96 H 6 0 V
28th Dec 1895 L 8 Halifax L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
1st Jan 1896 L 8 Manningham L 1895~96 H 3 8 V
4th Jan 1896 L 8 Brighouse Rangers L 1895~96 A 4 6 V
11th Jan 1896 W 8 Halifax L 1895~96 H 6 3 1 V
18th Jan 1896 L 8 Stockport L 1895~96 A 3 18 V
25th Jan 1896 W 8 Batley L 1895~96 H 11 5 V
1st Feb 1896 L 8 Hull L 1895~96 A 0 9 V
8th Feb 1896 L 8 Hunslet L 1895~96 H 0 5 V
15th Feb 1896 L 8 Manningham L 1895~96 A 5 9 V
22nd Feb 1896 L 8 Runcorn L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
29th Feb 1896 D 8 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 V
7th Mar 1896 W 8 Bradford L 1895~96 H 11 5 V
20th Apr 1896 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 V
25th Apr 1896 L 8 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 V
30th Apr 1896 W 8 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 V
12th Sep 1896 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 1 V
19th Sep 1896 D 9 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
26th Sep 1896 W 9 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
8th Jan 1898 L 15 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 V
15th Jan 1898 L 15 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 V
22nd Jan 1898 W 15 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 V
29th Jan 1898 W 15 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 V
5th Feb 1898 L 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 V
12th Feb 1898 L 15 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
19th Feb 1898 W 15 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 V
26th Feb 1898 L 15 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 V
5th Mar 1898 L 8 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 V
8th Mar 1898 W 8 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 1 V
11th Mar 1898 W 8 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 V
12th Mar 1898 D 15 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 1 V
19th Mar 1898 W 8 Wigan * Fr 1897~98 A 10 3 V
24th Mar 1898 L 8 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 V
26th Mar 1898 W 15 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 V
2nd Apr 1898 L 15 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 V
16th Apr 1898 D 15 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 V
1st Sep 1898 W 8 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 V
3rd Sep 1898 L 13 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 V
10th Sep 1898 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 V
17th Sep 1898 L 13 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
15th Oct 1898 L 8 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 V
5th Nov 1898 L 10 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 V
12th Nov 1898 W 10 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 V
19th Nov 1898 L 10 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 V
26th Nov 1898 D 10 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
3rd Dec 1898 W 8 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 V
14th Jan 1899 W 11 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 V
21st Jan 1899 W 8 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 43 OTHER 10 = 53
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 53

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