John Gladwin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
04-04-1868
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Swinton
1899-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1898
53 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
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 VIEW
14th Sep 1895 W 8 Runcorn L 1895~96 H 5 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1895 D 8 Batley L 1895~96 A 3 3 VIEW
28th Sep 1895 L 8 Stockport L 1895~96 H 0 3 VIEW
5th Oct 1895 W 8 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 A 5 3 VIEW
7th Oct 1895 L 8 Bradford L 1895~96 A 4 15 VIEW
19th Oct 1895 W 8 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1895 D 8 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 VIEW
2nd Nov 1895 D 8 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 VIEW
9th Nov 1895 L 8 Hunslet L 1895~96 A 0 12 VIEW
16th Nov 1895 D 8 Wigan L 1895~96 H 0 0 VIEW
23rd Nov 1895 W 8 Leeds L 1895~96 H 9 0 VIEW
7th Dec 1895 D 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 A 0 0 VIEW
14th Dec 1895 D 8 Oldham L 1895~96 A 0 0 VIEW
21st Dec 1895 W 10 Broughton Rangers * Fr 1895~96 H 13 10 VIEW
25th Dec 1895 W 8 Widnes L 1895~96 H 6 0 VIEW
28th Dec 1895 L 8 Halifax L 1895~96 A 0 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1896 L 8 Manningham L 1895~96 H 3 8 VIEW
4th Jan 1896 L 8 Brighouse Rangers L 1895~96 A 4 6 VIEW
11th Jan 1896 W 8 Halifax L 1895~96 H 6 3 1 VIEW
18th Jan 1896 L 8 Stockport L 1895~96 A 3 18 VIEW
25th Jan 1896 W 8 Batley L 1895~96 H 11 5 VIEW
1st Feb 1896 L 8 Hull L 1895~96 A 0 9 VIEW
8th Feb 1896 L 8 Hunslet L 1895~96 H 0 5 VIEW
15th Feb 1896 L 8 Manningham L 1895~96 A 5 9 VIEW
22nd Feb 1896 L 8 Runcorn L 1895~96 A 0 3 VIEW
29th Feb 1896 D 8 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 VIEW
7th Mar 1896 W 8 Bradford L 1895~96 H 11 5 VIEW
20th Apr 1896 W 8 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 VIEW
25th Apr 1896 L 8 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 VIEW
30th Apr 1896 W 8 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1896 W 9 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 1 VIEW
19th Sep 1896 D 9 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1896 W 9 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 VIEW
8th Jan 1898 L 15 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 VIEW
15th Jan 1898 L 15 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 VIEW
22nd Jan 1898 W 15 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 VIEW
29th Jan 1898 W 15 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 VIEW
5th Feb 1898 L 15 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 VIEW
12th Feb 1898 L 15 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 VIEW
19th Feb 1898 W 15 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 VIEW
26th Feb 1898 L 15 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 VIEW
5th Mar 1898 L 8 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1898 W 8 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 1 VIEW
11th Mar 1898 W 8 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 VIEW
12th Mar 1898 D 15 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1898 W 8 Wigan * Fr 1897~98 A 10 3 VIEW
24th Mar 1898 L 8 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1898 W 15 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898 L 15 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 VIEW
16th Apr 1898 D 15 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 VIEW
1st Sep 1898 W 8 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 VIEW
3rd Sep 1898 L 13 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 VIEW
10th Sep 1898 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 H 3 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 L 13 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1898 L 8 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 VIEW
5th Nov 1898 L 10 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 W 10 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1898 L 10 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1898 D 10 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
3rd Dec 1898 W 8 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 VIEW
14th Jan 1899 W 11 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 VIEW
21st Jan 1899 W 8 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 A 9 0 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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