Roberts: Henry Bramley (Harry)
Born: Crofton Nr Wakefield: 27-06-1904
Debut v Bury (a): 13-03-1926
5’7” 11st 9lb (1930)
Like Bert Duffield, his predecessor at right-back, he was signed from Midland League club
Castleford Town. He was twenty when he joined Leeds in February 1925 and broke into the
first team on a regular basis in 1926-27 campaign. Together with teammate George Reed, he
moved to Plymouth Argyle in December 1930 and scored twenty-one times in making two hundred
and forty-eight League appearances for the Pilgrims, where he earned the reputation as a
firm tackler and a deadly penalty-taker in his almost seven years of service at Home Park.
An £820 transfer took him to Bristol Rovers in September 1937 and he was immediately
appointed club captain. After seventy-seven League appearances in his two years at Eastville,
in August 1939 he returned to Yorkshire to play for Frickley Colliery. During the War he
went back to Plymouth, where he had been dubbed “The Rock of Gibraltar” in his playing days
and later ran a stall in the local market. A keen golfer and bowls player, he died in
Plymouth Naval Hospital on 18th May 1968.