William Bartlett (footballer)

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William Bartlett
Personal information
Full name William John Bartlett
Date of birth 13 April 1878
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death 6 August 1939(1939-08-06) (aged 61)
Place of death Belfast, Northern Ireland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Gateshead NER
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1903–1910 Sheffield Wednesday 176 (2)
1910–1912 Huddersfield Town 65 (2)
?–? Linfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William John Bartlett (13 April 1878 – 6 August 1939) was an English professional footballer, who played for Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Linfield.[1]

Bartlett stayed in Belfast after his football career ended, where he worked as a member of the Belfast Corporation Surveyor's Department. After a short illness, he died at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, age 61. He was survived by his wife, Margaret Bartlett.[2] His funeral was held at Belfast City Cemetery, where a large attendance came to pay their respects, including representatives of Linfield F.C., the Irish Football Association, Irish Football League, and the Belfast Corporation.[3]


  1. ^ 99 Years & Counting - Stats & Stories. Huddersfield Town History
  2. ^ "Obituary: Mr. William Bartlett". Northern Whig & Belfast Post. 9 August 1939. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Funeral of Mr. William J. Bartlett". Northern Whig & Belfast Post. 10 August 1939. Retrieved 20 August 2017.