Fred Titmuss

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Fred Titmuss
Personal information
Full name Frederick Titmuss
Date of birth (1898-02-15)15 February 1898
Place of birth Pirton, Hertfordshire, England
Date of death 2 October 1966(1966-10-02) (aged 68)
Place of death Plymouth, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Pirton United
Hitchin Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1926 Southampton 210 (0)
1926–1932 Plymouth Argyle 166 (0)
???? St Austell
National team
1922–1923 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick Titmuss (15 February 1898 – 2 October 1966) was an English footballer who played as a full-back for Southampton, Plymouth Argyle and St Austell, and also made two appearances for England.


He joined Southampton as soon as hostilities were over and made a handful of appearances in friendly matches before the resumption of league football. Although Titmuss considered himself to be a left-winger, he was soon converted into an outstanding left-back. He played his first competitive match on the opening day of the 1919–20 Southern League season and quickly formed a partnership with Tom Parker, who were described as "the best pair of backs in the South".[1]

Southampton were champions of Division Three (South) in 1922 conceding only 21 goals, with Titmuss an ever-present. According to Holley & Chalk's "Alphabet of the Saints", "his speciality was the slide tackle although his perfect positional play often meant that such 'last ditch' defending was hardly ever needed."[2]


  1. ^ Gary Chalk & Duncan Holley (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 62. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  2. ^ Duncan Holley & Gary Chalk (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 334. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 

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