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Chelsea FC Profile: George Lake

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Full Name: George Andrew Lake

Born: Sunday, 12th May 1889
Place of birth: Eastham, Cheshire, England
Height: 5' 8"
Died: Wednesday, 6th November 1918 (aged 29)
Place of death: Frasnoy, Nord Department, France
Burial: Buried - Frasnoy Communal Cemetery, Frasnoy, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France - Plot A. 33.

Involvement with Chelsea:


Player from 1913 to 1918


George was Chelsea's only serving first team player to die in World War One, just days before the Armistice. A member of The Hampshire Regiment and buried in Frasnoy Communal Cemetary. (info courtesy of http://www.chelseafc.com/the-club/club-history/WW1.html)

Dob confirmed from school admissions records

Playing Career:


Manchester City
Chelsea (Jul 1913 to Dec 1918) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Tuesday, 14th April 1914, West Bromwich Albion 3 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 24 years 11 months 2 days

Last Appearance: Tuesday, 14th April 1914, West Bromwich Albion 3 - 1 Chelsea

Appearances

Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1913 / 14 100001
Total100001

Goals

Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
Total000000


* 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. George Lake made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League14th Apr 1914West Bromwich Albion31Chelsea16,479 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:


George died of wounds on 6 November 1918, five days before the armistice, two days after his battalion's attempt to cross the Sambre–Oise Canal near Frasnoy, France.

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Chelsea FC Player George Lake

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

Teammates

During his Chelsea first-team career of 1 appearances, George Lake played alongside the following 10 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Wally Bettridge (1)
Billy Bridgeman (1)
Harry Ford (1)
Charlie Freeman (1)
Harold Halse (1)
Jack Harrow (1)
Tommy Logan (1)
James Molyneux (1)
Frederick Taylor (1)
Bob Thomson (1)