Reginald Carter by Alex Service
Reginald Carter was born in Ton Pentre, Rhonda Valley, South Wales but moved to Cumberland when his father was transferred from West Ham FC to Barrow FC. He was a front-rower from the Millom area and as the players signing on registers reveal, Reginald signed on twice for the club, on 31st August 1935 and 1st January 1939. Carter made his debut at Swinton in a 46-3 reversal in the league match on 28th August 1935 and his final match in Saints' colours was equally unfortunate ' a 28-0 reversal at Widnes on 29th August 1936. The Saints' front row that day was McDonald, Dullard and Carter. The St.Helens Newspaper gives us some more information about this player after he had left the club when the Saints went up to Barrow: Another old friend at Craven Park was Carter, the former Saints prop forward. He was with his father, who was at one time a prominent goalkeeper with West Ham and Barrow.
Reginald passed away at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven on 13th August 1990. Many thanks to Garry Carter for updated information about his grandad and for showing us the correspondence Reg shared with the St Helens club. Marvellous stuff.
|Season (Official Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|Season (Other Matches)||Tries||Goals||DGoals||Matches|
|28th Sep 1935||
|20th Apr 1936||
|29th Aug 1936||
|*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.|
|WINS : | LOSSES : 3 | DRAWS :|
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