Sid Pugh

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Sid Pugh
Personal information
Full name Sidney James Pugh
Date of birth (1919-10-10)10 October 1919
Place of birth Dartford, England
Date of death 15 April 1944(1944-04-15) (aged 24)
Place of death Seighford, England
Position(s) Half back
Youth career
1936–1938 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1944 Arsenal 1 (0)
1940Bradford City (war guest) 1 (0)
1940Chelsea (war guest) 1 (0)
Total 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sidney James "Sid" Pugh (10 October 1919 – 15 April 1944) was an English professional footballer who played as a half back.


Pugh was born in Dartford, and spent his early career with Nunhead and Margate.[1] He joined Arsenal in April 1936 and turned professional two years later,[2] making one appearance for them in the Football League in April 1939.[1] Pugh suffered a kidney injury in that match and never played for Arsenal again.[2] Pugh made one appearance as a wartime guest for Chelsea on 6 April 1940, and another for Bradford City in September 1940.[3] Pugh died while training as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force in Seighford on 15 April 1944,[3] and was buried at Llanharan Cemetery, Glamorganshire, Wales.[4]


  1. ^ a b "The Encyclopedia of British Football: Sidney Pugh". Spartacus Educational.
  2. ^ a b "Sid Pugh". Arsenal F.C.
  3. ^ a b "Sidney Pugh". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008.
  4. ^ [1] CWGC casualty record.