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Chelsea FC Profile: Sid Bidewell

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Full Name: Sidney Harry Bidewell

Born: Thursday, 6th June 1918
Place of birth: Wymondham, Norfolk, England
Died: Tuesday, 18th November 2003 (aged 85)
Burial: Cremated - Colchester Crematorium. His ashes were interred in the Lexden Garden of Rest which is located behind St Leonards Church, Lexden Road, Colchester

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1937 to 1946

Although Sidney's parents married in Watford and both his siblings were born there, Sidney himself was born (at least his birth was registered) in Wymondham, Norfolk, where his father Harry was born in 1893.

After his time with Chelsea, Sidney played at least a season with Gravesend & Northfleet, followed by at least a season at Chelmsford City

Playing Career:

Chelsea (May 1937 to May 1946) - cost: unknown
Gravesend & Northfleet
Chelmsford City

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 4th December 1937, Chelsea 3 - 1 Huddersfield Town

Age on debut: 19 years 5 months 28 days

Last Appearance: Monday, 27th December 1937, Charlton Athletic 3 - 1 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1937 / 38 400004


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1937 / 38 200002

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Sid Bidewell made 4 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League4th Dec 1937Chelsea31Huddersfield Town31,475 match won scored 2 goals
League11th Dec 1937Derby County40Chelsea12,886 match lost
League18th Dec 1937Chelsea02Wolverhampton Wanderers31,314 match lost
League27th Dec 1937Charlton Athletic31Chelsea51,125 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for Sidney Harry Bidewell View CGS profile for Sidney Harry Bidewell on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for Sidney Harry Bidewell View CGS profile for Sidney Harry Bidewell on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for Sidney Harry Bidewell View location on Zeemaps for Sidney Harry Bidewell

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Chelsea FC Player Sid Bidewell

Games Won: 1
Win Percentage: 25%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 4 appearances, Sid Bidewell played alongside the following 13 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (1)
George Barber (4)
Peter Buchanan (4)
Harry Burgess (4)
Wilf Chitty (2)
Bob Griffiths (4)
George Mills (2)
Billy Mitchell (4)
John O'Hare (4)
Jack Sherborne (1)
Dick Spence (2)
Sam Weaver (4)
Victor Woodley (4)