Denis William Cashmore

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Watford Football Club Programme - 30 Nov 1929

Denis William Cashmore (21 May 1907 – 13 October 1982) was a footballer for Watford Football Club, like his father George Cashmore before him. He played for the club from 1928 until 1932, but had to retire due to the onset of total deafness following a football-related accident.

Cashmore spent most of his life in Aldenham, Nr. Watford Hertfordshire, UK. He married Dorothy Ethel and was father to three children: Donald, Raymond, and Heather. Cashmore was later divorced from his wife, who moved to Scotland with their eldest son, Donald. His son Raymond was also responsible in 1982 for the design of the new "family enclosure" at Vicarage Road after winning a club competition resulting in—amongst other things—his family being invited into the Chairmans' Lounge to have lunch with the then chairman Elton John.

Cashmore died in Watford General Hospital/Peace Memorial Wing on 13 October 1982 after suffering for some time with prostate cancer. He is also the grandfather of British paranormal investigator and TV presenter/host Ian Cashmore.


  • Watford Association Football Club Official Journal - Watford v. Fulham, 30 November 1929.