Walker Hampson


Walker Hampson (24 July 1889 – 28 June 1959) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for South Shields, Hartlepools United, Charlton Athletic, Chesterfield and Burnley.[1]

Walker Hampson
Hampson while with Charlton Athletic in 1921.
Personal information
Full name Walker Hampson[1]
Date of birth 24 July 1889
Place of birth Radcliffe, England
Date of death 28 June 1959(1959-06-28) (aged 69)[2]
Place of death Radcliffe, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10+12 in (1.79 m)[3]
Position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Black Lane St Andrew's
Colne
1914–1915 Burnley 4 (0)
Scotswood
1919–1921 South Shields 49 (2)
1921–1922 Charlton Athletic 15 (0)
1922–1923 Hartlepools United 22 (4)
1923–1924 Chesterfield 12 (0)
1924 Rochdale
1924 Grimsby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal life


Hampson was the brother of footballers Billy and Tommy Hampson.[2] He served as a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War.[4] In January 1917, Hampson was admitted to No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station at Varennes with synovitis of the right knee.[4] He was discharged from the Army in September 1917.[4]

Career statistics


Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burnley 1914–15[5] First Division 4 0 0 0 4 0
Hartlepools United 1922–23[6] Third Division North 22 4 0 0 22 4
Chesterfield 1923–24[7] Third Division North 12 0 0 0 12 0
Career Total 38 4 0 0 38 4

References


  1. Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 125. ISBN 978-1905891610.
  2. "Our her-O's: Part two of Orient's WW1 Heroes". www.leytonorient.com. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. "Optimists of the North. Chesterfield". Athletic News. Manchester. 6 August 1923. p. 6.
  4. "Walker Hampson | Service Record". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. "Burnley Squad 1914/15 – World War One". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  6. "In The Mad Crowd". www.inthemadcrowd.co.uk. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  7. "Line-ups – 1923–24". Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics. Retrieved 1 June 2017.