George Farrimond

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
23-04-1893
N/A
23-12-1913
Sherdley Athletic
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-12-1914 v Oldham
Bradford Northern
1922- St. Helens Recs
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1914-1922
122 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
13
9
0
57

BIOGRAPHY

George Farrimond by Alex Service

A strong, forceful forward who could play either in the front or second row, George was a miner at Lea Green Colliery and made his debut for the Saints at the start of what was to become one of the most talked-about seasons in the history of the club. The First World War was raging on 12th December 1914, when George took his place in the front row at Watersheddings when the visitors won 9-5. His other partners in the front row were hooker Sam Daniels and Harry Heaton. George went on to score his first try in the New Year against Oldham, as the Saints embarked upon one of their most famous Challenge Cup campaigns. They played every round away from home, at Featherstone, Swinton, Keighley and two semi-final matches with Rochdale, before reaching the final, where they played the mighty Huddersfield team, led by Harold Wagstaff. Alas, the Saints came a little unstuck that day at the Watersheddings, as The Team of all the Talents romped to a 37-3 success over St. Helens. Mind you, The Saints had overachieved somewhat to even get there in the first place, although there were rumours of certain players being unsettled before the game, as promised bonuses were not paid by the committee.

George, who once lived in Owen Street, in Toll Bar, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as the conflict in Europe escalated and Private George Farrimond 2178 RAMC was later awarded the Military Medal during his time on the Western Front. Recipients of the Military Medal, presented for acts of gallantry and devotion under fire to non-commissioned ranks, are entitled to use the post-nominal letters MM. This award was an addition to the British War Medal and Victory Medal he also came back with to blighty.

George continued his rugby career with the Saints after the conflict and played his last match at Bradford Northern on 9th September 1922 at loose forward, when the Saints lost a tight contest by 2-3. He played over 100 matches for the club and rarely had a bad game. Sad to relate that George eventually suffered from his work at the coal face and died somewhat prematurely from mining-related illness in October 1949 at the age of 56. He was then living in Whittle Street and was a real pillar of the community. An active member of the Independent Church, he was also a member of the Thatto Heath IM Prize Band and was Chairman of Thatto Heath Bowling Club. His gallantry on the battlefield in particular gives him a special place in the pantheon of St. Helens players.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1914~15 3 0 0 24
1918~19 0 1 0 10
1919~203 1 0 29
1920~21 4 5 0 29
1921~222 2 0 28
1922~230 0 0 2
TOTALS:12 9 0 122
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1915~16 00011
1916~170004
1918~19 0205
1921~22 1001
TOTALS:12021

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Dec 1914 W 10 Oldham L 1914~15 A 9 5 VIEW
19th Dec 1914 W 13 Bramley L 1914~15 H 24 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1914 L 13 Wigan L 1914~15 H 6 15 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1915 W 13 Runcorn L 1914~15 A 10 4 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1915 W 9 Warrington L 1914~15 H 25 0 VIEW
9th Jan 1915 W 11 Salford L 1914~15 A 9 3 VIEW
16th Jan 1915 W 9 Leigh L 1914~15 A 6 2 1 VIEW
23rd Jan 1915 W 10 Hull L 1914~15 H 11 9 VIEW
30th Jan 1915 W 12 Keighley L 1914~15 A 20 2 VIEW
6th Feb 1915 W 12 Salford L 1914~15 H 23 2 VIEW
13th Feb 1915 L 12 Barrow L 1914~15 A 0 10 VIEW
20th Feb 1915 W 12 Swinton L 1914~15 H 10 0 VIEW
27th Feb 1915 W 3 Featherstone Rovers CC1 1914~15 A 6 0 VIEW
6th Mar 1915 L 10 Dewsbury L 1914~15 A 3 13 VIEW
13th Mar 1915 W 9 Swinton CC2 1914~15 A 5 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1915 W 9 Leigh L 1914~15 H 14 8 VIEW
27th Mar 1915 W 10 Keighley CC3 1914~15 A 3 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1915 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1914~15 H 12 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1915 L 10 Wigan L 1914~15 A 11 13 VIEW
10th Apr 1915 D 10 Rochdale Hornets CCSF 1914~15 N 5 5 VIEW
14th Apr 1915 L 8 Broughton Rangers L 1914~15 A 8 31 VIEW
17th Apr 1915 L 8 Widnes L 1914~15 A 0 21 VIEW
24th Apr 1915 W 8 Rochdale Hornets CCSF(rep) 1914~15 N 9 2 VIEW
1st May 1915 L 8 Huddersfield CCF 1914~15 N 3 37 VIEW
4th Sep 1915 L 11 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 26 VIEW
11th Sep 1915 L 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 5 10 VIEW
25th Sep 1915 W 11 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1915 W 11 Swinton * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 7 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1915 W 11 Salford * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 27 8 VIEW
16th Oct 1915 W 11 Oldham * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 13 0 VIEW
23rd Oct 1915 W 11 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 12 5 VIEW
30th Oct 1915 D 11 Broughton Rangers * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 11 11 VIEW
25th Dec 1915 D 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 0 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1915 W 10 Wigan * Fr WEL 1915~16 H 8 2 VIEW
8th Jan 1916 L 10 St. Helens Recs * Fr WEL 1915~16 A 3 8 VIEW
25th Nov 1916 W 11 Warrington* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 5 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1916 L 11 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 A 0 7 VIEW
26th Dec 1916 W 11 Wigan* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 11 3 VIEW
2nd Jan 1917 W 13 St. Helens Recs* Fr WEL 1916~17 H 15 0 VIEW
14th Jan 1919 L 10 Barrow * Fr 1918~19 A 3 27 VIEW
18th Jan 1919 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 H 3 24 VIEW
1st Feb 1919 W 13 Warrington L 1918~19 H 8 3 VIEW
8th Feb 1919 L 13 Warrington L 1918~19 A 0 16 VIEW
1st Mar 1919 L 13 Leigh L 1918~19 H 0 10 VIEW
8th Mar 1919 L 13 Widnes L 1918~19 A 3 22 VIEW
22nd Mar 1919 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 0 18 VIEW
29th Mar 1919 L 13 Leigh L 1918~19 A 0 9 VIEW
5th Apr 1919 W 13 Warrington LC1 1918~19 H 11 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1919 L 13 Oldham LC2 1918~19 A 8 16 VIEW
18th Apr 1919 W 1 Widnes * Fr 1918~19 H 16 10 2 VIEW
21st Apr 1919 D 1 Widnes * Fr 1918~19 A 3 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1919 L 1 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 H 6 8 VIEW
3rd May 1919 W 1 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 8 2 1 VIEW
24th May 1919 L 1 Wigan * Fr 1918~19 N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 W 12 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919 L 13 Oldham L 1919~20 H 3 12 VIEW
13th Sep 1919 L 12 Swinton L 1919~20 A 5 7 VIEW
11th Oct 1919 W 12 Barrow L 1919~20 H 27 13 VIEW
18th Oct 1919 L 12 Widnes LC1 1919~20 A 8 16 1 VIEW
25th Oct 1919 L 12 Oldham L 1919~20 A 3 26 VIEW
8th Nov 1919 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 H 11 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1919 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 A 5 6 VIEW
22nd Nov 1919 L 12 Halifax L 1919~20 A 8 17 VIEW
26th Dec 1919 W 12 Wigan L 1919~20 H 13 5 VIEW
27th Dec 1919 L 12 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 A 0 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1920 W 12 St. Helens Recs L 1919~20 H 9 8 VIEW
3rd Jan 1920 D 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 A 9 9 VIEW
10th Jan 1920 L 12 Salford L 1919~20 H 6 13 VIEW
17th Jan 1920 W 12 Hull K.R. L 1919~20 A 17 5 1 VIEW
24th Jan 1920 W 12 Widnes L 1919~20 H 12 2 VIEW
7th Feb 1920 L 12 Barrow L 1919~20 A 5 25 1 VIEW
14th Feb 1920 L 12 Batley L 1919~20 A 3 6 VIEW
21st Feb 1920 D 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1 1919~20 H 2 2 VIEW
24th Feb 1920 D 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1(rep) 1919~20 A 2 2 VIEW
26th Feb 1920 L 12 Wakefield Trinity CC1(2nd rep) 1919~20 N 3 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1920 W 12 Warrington L 1919~20 A 11 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 L 12 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 VIEW
20th Mar 1920 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1919~20 H 0 8 VIEW
2nd Apr 1920 L 12 Wigan L 1919~20 A 5 20 VIEW
3rd Apr 1920 W 12 Wakefield Trinity L 1919~20 H 49 2 VIEW
5th Apr 1920 D 12 Warrington L 1919~20 H 8 8 VIEW
10th Apr 1920 L 12 Salford L 1919~20 A 5 7 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1920 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 A 11 13 VIEW
4th Sep 1920 W 13 Widnes L 1920~21 H 18 8 1 3 VIEW
11th Sep 1920 L 13 Leigh L 1920~21 A 0 5 VIEW
18th Sep 1920 W 13 Warrington L 1920~21 H 26 6 1 VIEW
25th Sep 1920 W 13 Swinton L 1920~21 A 17 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1920 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 H 38 3 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1920 W 13 Widnes L 1920~21 A 10 2 VIEW
30th Oct 1920 L 12 Broughton Rangers LC2 1920~21 A 2 6 VIEW
6th Nov 1920 L 12 York L 1920~21 A 0 8 VIEW
13th Nov 1920 W 12 Barrow L 1920~21 H 8 5 VIEW
27th Nov 1920 W 12 Salford L 1920~21 H 14 5 1 VIEW
4th Dec 1920 L 12 Swinton L 1920~21 H 2 6 VIEW
11th Dec 1920 W 12 Keighley L 1920~21 H 14 0 VIEW
18th Dec 1920 W 12 Bradford Northern L 1920~21 A 16 0 VIEW
25th Dec 1920 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 H 0 5 VIEW
26th Dec 1920 L 12 Wigan L 1920~21 H 4 22 VIEW
1st Jan 1921 L 12 St. Helens Recs L 1920~21 A 0 39 VIEW
8th Jan 1921 L 12 York L 1920~21 H 0 6 VIEW
29th Jan 1921 L 12 Warrington L 1920~21 A 2 15 VIEW
5th Feb 1921 L 12 Rochdale Hornets L 1920~21 H 0 10 VIEW
19th Feb 1921 L 12 Barrow L 1920~21 A 5 25 VIEW
26th Feb 1921 L 12 Bramley CC1 1920~21 H 0 7 VIEW
5th Mar 1921 W 13 Oldham L 1920~21 H 11 3 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1921 L 13 Hunslet L 1920~21 A 5 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1921 L 13 Wigan L 1920~21 A 3 24 VIEW
26th Mar 1921 L 13 Oldham L 1920~21 A 0 28 VIEW
28th Mar 1921 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1920~21 H 9 7 VIEW
2nd Apr 1921 W 13 Salford L 1920~21 A 10 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1921 W 13 Leigh L 1920~21 H 15 8 VIEW
27th Aug 1921 L 13 Oldham L 1921~22 H 3 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1921 W 13 Salford L 1921~22 H 16 6 VIEW
17th Sep 1921 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1921~22 A 5 13 VIEW
24th Sep 1921 W 13 Bramley L 1921~22 H 21 13 1 VIEW
1st Oct 1921 W 13 Broughton Rangers L 1921~22 A 5 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1921 W 13 Barrow L 1921~22 H 31 8 VIEW
15th Oct 1921 L 13 Barrow L 1921~22 A 0 18 VIEW
22nd Oct 1921 L 13 Warrington L 1921~22 A 0 11 VIEW
29th Oct 1921 L 13 Hull * Fr 1921~22 H 12 29 1 VIEW
5th Nov 1921 L 13 Oldham LC1 1921~22 H 5 17 VIEW
12th Nov 1921 L 13 Leigh L 1921~22 A 3 9 1 VIEW
18th Nov 1921 L 13 Bramley L 1921~22 A 4 8 VIEW
23rd Nov 1921 L 13 Australia Tour 1921~22 H 8 16 VIEW
26th Nov 1921 W 13 Batley L 1921~22 H 10 7 VIEW
3rd Dec 1921 L 13 Swinton L 1921~22 A 5 16 VIEW
10th Dec 1921 W 13 Swinton L 1921~22 H 11 7 VIEW
17th Dec 1921 L 13 Widnes L 1921~22 A 4 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1921 L 13 St. Helens Recs L 1921~22 A 0 6 VIEW
26th Dec 1921 L 13 Wigan L 1921~22 H 5 10 VIEW
31st Dec 1921 W 13 St. Helens Recs L 1921~22 H 7 6 VIEW
7th Jan 1922 L 13 Salford L 1921~22 A 3 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1922 L 13 Batley L 1921~22 A 11 16 VIEW
28th Jan 1922 W 13 Widnes L 1921~22 H 6 3 VIEW
4th Feb 1922 L 13 Huddersfield L 1921~22 H 5 27 VIEW
11th Feb 1922 L 13 Oldham L 1921~22 A 8 34 VIEW
18th Feb 1922 L 13 Leigh L 1921~22 H 3 11 VIEW
11th Mar 1922 L 13 Wakefield Trinity L 1921~22 A 5 17 VIEW
18th Mar 1922 W 13 York L 1921~22 H 17 8 2 VIEW
25th Mar 1922 W 13 Featherstone Rovers L 1921~22 H 24 13 VIEW
2nd Sep 1922 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1922~23 H 14 17 VIEW
9th Sep 1922 L 13 Bradford Northern L 1922~23 A 2 3 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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