Player #244

Appearances:

7

Starts:

7

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Arthur Dobson
Arthur Dobson

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Arthur Dobson

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Arthur Dobson

Position

Midfielder

From

1912-13

To

1914-15

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Arthur Dobson

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

19
20
21

Division

D1
D1
D1

Appearances

7
1
0
6

Starts

7
1
0
6

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Henry Arthur Dobson

Birth Date

Saturday, 1 April 1893

Birth Place

Chesterton, Staffordshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Audley North Staffs

From

For

Free

On

August 1912

Previous Clubs

1910-11 Chesterton Foresters |
1911-12 Audley North Staffs |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

n/a

For

n/a

On

n/a

Subsequent Clubs

n/a

Arthur Dobson
Arthur Dobson

Source: Villa News & Record, Our Portrait Gallery, Undated

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Arthur Dobson
Arthur Dobson

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1913-15 Aston Villa, Free, 7 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1913

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1913

Blackburn Rovers (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 10 February 1915

Everton (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 10 February 1915

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

Killed in action during the Spring Offensive on 29 March 1918 aged 24.

Arthur Dobson

Player #244 for Aston Villa, Henry Arthur Dobson, known as Arthur Dobson played as a midfielder for the club in a position then known as a half back.

Arthur played for Villa between 1912-13 and 1914-15 making a total of 7 appearances for the club.

Arthur was born in Chesterton, Staffordshire in April 1893 and he made his Villa debut on the 15th February 1913 aged 19.
Villa had signed Arthur from Audley North Staffs in August 1912.

Arthur proved to be a back up player for the club and did not appear in Villa’s run to the FA Cup win over Sunderland in his first season and so missed out on the opportunity of playing in the Final in front of a crowd of 121,919 at Crystal Palace, London in April 1913.

Arthur made just one league appearance that season, his debut, and would not feature at all the following year. In 1914-15, Arthur made his only FA Cup appearance and added another five league games to his tally.

Arthur had played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Like many players of the era, Arthur’s career was interrupted by the Great War during which he was killed in action.

Arthur was wounded during the Spring Offensive and died on 29 March 1918.

He was buried in Prémont British Cemetery. He served with the North Staffordshire Regiment.

Arthur was 22.