Horace Barnet

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Horace Barnet
Personal information
Full name Horace Hutton Barnet
Date of birth (1856-03-06)6 March 1856
Place of birth Kensington, London, England
Date of death 29 March 1941(1941-03-29) (aged 85)
Place of death Knightsbridge, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Royal Engineers
National team
1882 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Horace Hutton Barnet (6 March 1856 – 29 March 1941) was an English football player who played for the Royal Engineers, as well as the English national side against Ireland. He also took part in the 1878 FA Cup Final when the Royal Engineers lost to Wanderers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Barnet was born at Kensington and educated at Rugby School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.[citation needed]


Barnet had played football for Rugby School and Woolwich Academy.

He played as outside-right and was described in his early days by C.W. Alcock as 'a very promising player, possessing great speed, and very useful along the side', then as 'plays right wing, very fast clever, but middles weakly, and is a bad shot at goal'. Besides his F.A. Cup Final appearance, he also represented England in their match against Ireland in 1882 at Croker Park, Dublin. It was Ireland's international debut and England took a record victory of 13-0.[2]

Besides his regimental team, he also appeared in representative matches for London, Middlesex, and in The South versus The North. He was on The Football Association committee in 1883.

He also played cricket for the Royal Engineers XI and M.C.C., was a proficient sprinter, and in India became a big game hunter with ten tigers shot to his credit.[citation needed]

Military career[edit]

Joining as a Lieutenant in 1875, he was promoted Captain in 1886, Major in 1894, Lieutenant-Colonel in 1901, retiring as Colonel in 1909.[citation needed]

He was posted to India with the Bombay Engineers in 1878 and saw active service in the Afghan War of 1879 but was invalided home with bad sunstroke. After sick leave he served at the Engineers' Chatham Depot until 1883 when he returned to join the railways department, then had more active service in the Burmese War of 1885-87. After this he joined the Indian Military Works Department where he remained until retirement. He was Executive Engineer at Quetta where he built the garrison church, and at Allahabad, Multan, Calcutta, Barrackpore, Hansi, then Commanding R.E. at Lucknow and later Meerut.[citation needed]

He was recalled from his retirement in World War I when he served in the Intelligence Branch of the War Office.[citation needed]


Royal Engineers


The Early F.A. Cup Finals and the Southern Amateurs, by Keith Warsop, published by Tony Brown Soccerdata imprint (2004), page 60.

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