Walwin Cliff

by Geoff Pillinger

Clifford Walter Walwin

Position: Back
Debut game: 18th February 1911 v Clifton
Final game: 27th December 1919 v Cross Keys
Number of Appearances: 37
Career details:

Tragedy on his last appearance – Walwin was fairly tackled by Cross Keys player George Greenslade (a miner), and sustained a blow to the kidneys. He was carried to the pavilion in a great deal of pain and taken to his home in Grosvenor and examined by Dr. Lindsay of No.1 The Circus. With fear of internal bleeding, he was taken to the Church Street Nursing Home where Mr. Forbes Fraser was called into consultation and an operation performed. Unfortunately after a brief revival, at 11pm his pulse weakened and he tragically died from the injury at 12.05 on Sunday 28th December 1919. Coroner Frederick Shum certified – ‘Accidental death from shock + Collapse through internal injury whilst playing Football.’
George Greenslade was also injured in the collision and was on his back for several months.

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