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Harry Medhurst

Harry Medhurst

Clubs played for: West Ham United, Chelsea, Brighton . (1938-1952).

Born: 1916

Birthplace: Byfleet

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: When Chelsea needed to replace the legendary Vic Woodley, they looked no further than across the capital to West Ham. Medhurst had lost his place to Ernie Gregory, so a swap deal involving Joe Payne was set up. Despite being over 30, he immediately established himself as the number one keeper at the club and gave superb service over the next five years. A fruit farmer and landscape gardener by profession he served as assistant trainer, physio and trainer until his retirement in 1975, nine years before his death in Woking, Surrey in April 1984 aged 68.

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