This page is a living page and attempts to bring together the details of all those who, having either served in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, have also played international rugby union. It includes the two sevens internationals as well as the Navy's first women international player. Some of the players, though internationals, did not represent the Royal Navy Rugby Union in capped games.

Naturally there are still many gaps and additional information is always gratefully received.  Much of the initial collation was undertaken by John Walton and is based on online co-ordination of information utilising ESPN's rugby statistics.

Geraint July 2017

Abercrombie, Cecil Haliday - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 12 Apr 1886, India Died: 31 May 1916
Rank: Lt Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
KIA at the battle of Jutland when HMS Defence, a minotaur class cruiser, was sunk with all hands.
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 6
Position: Forward RN Caps: 4 First: 1907 RN #: 1
CS Caps:
Clubs: Berkhampsted, US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Try scorer against France in 1911
Further Information
Hampshire CCC 1913. Played cricket for a combined Army & Navy team in 1910 and the RN in 1912/13. Appears on the Plymouth War Memorial
Aitkin, Richard - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 29 Jun 1914, Dunbar Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 1
Position: Prop RN Caps: 6 First: 1946 RN #: 225
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: L Scottish, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Played in 6 victory internationals. At time Scots oldest 1st cap player
Further Information
Bartlett, John Dudley - Wales
Born: 1907, Carmarthen Died: 17 Jan 1967
Rank: RN Chaplain Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RN Chaplain
Country: Wales Int Caps: 3
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Cambridge U, Llanelli, L Welsh, Carmarthen Harlequin (1927/28)
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Basher, Jack - Malta and Royal Navy
Born: Died:
Rank:  ETME Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Malta Int Caps: 3
Position: Flanker/Centre RN Caps: 1 First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs:
Rugby Remarks
  Won under 23 honours at flanker before moving to centre
Further Information
Baxter, James (Bim) - England
Born: 6 Aug 1870, Rock Ferry, Merseyside Died: 5 Jul 1940, Rock Ferry, Merseyside
Rank: Lt Cdr (RNVR) Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Birkenhead Park, Cheshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Int Ref, RFU Selector, RFU Pres (1927),RFU Tour manager - Argentina, Lions tour manager - NZ
Further Information
Olympic Silver 1908 - 12m Class Yachting held at Ryde, IoW
Bebb, Dewi Iorwerth Ellis - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 8 Jun 1938, Bangor Died: 13 Mar 1996
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RM PTI
Country: Wales Int Caps: 34
Position: Wing RN Caps: 2 First: 1958 RN #: 329
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 4
British Lions: 31 8
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Swansea, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Try scoring debut as a 20yr old whilst still studying at Trinity Cllege, Carmarthen. B Lions - 3 tours SA/Australia/NZ. Capt of Swanswea RFC 1963/65
Further Information
Originally a school teacher he then went in to TV production as both a producer and editor.
Bedell-Sivright, David Revell (Darkie) - Scotland
Born: 12 Aug 1880, N Queensferry Died: 5 Sep 1915
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 RN Surg - Died of blood poisoning at Gallipoli
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 22
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 5
British Lions: 21 1
Clubs: Cambridge U, Edinburgh U, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
B Lions - 3 tours - SA/Australia/NZ. Capt team in Australia
Further Information
Scottish heavyweight boxing champion. Served attached to Hawke Division of the ROyal Navy Division on land in Gallipoli. Died of septicaemia on board the hospital ship HMHS Dunluce Castle
Bennett, Norman Osborn (Billy) MRCS, LRCP - England and Royal Navy
Born: 21 Sep 1922, Putney Died: 7 July 2005
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Surg Lt Cdr
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Centre RN Caps: 2 First: 1948 RN #: 242
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: St Mary's Hosp, Waterloo, US Portsmouth, L Counties, Hampshire, Surrey, Lancashire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Cricket for RN, Free Foresters, Worcestershire, MCC GP in WIgan before joining RN as a surgeon
Bevan, Griffith Wilfred - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 15 Aug 1914, Burry Port Died: 25 Oct 2004
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 1
Position: Prop RN Caps: 1 First: 1945 RN #: 211
CS Caps:
Clubs: Burrey Port, Birmingham Welsh, Llaneli, Devonport Services
Rugby Remarks
Founder member of Birmingham Welsh, Captained Lanelli.
Further Information
Steel worker
Blyth, Leonard - Wales
Born: 20 Nov 1920, Swansea Died: 24 June 1995
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RN - WW2
Country: Wales Int Caps: 3
Position: Flanker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Swansea, Gorseinon
Rugby Remarks
Won 2caps in the 1952 Wales Grand Slam plus his first cap against the 1951 SA tourists
Further Information
Bradby, Matthew Seymour - England and Royal Navy
Born: 25 Mar 1899, Rugby Died:
Rank: Lt Cdr Honours & Awards: MBE
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Centre RN Caps: 2 First: 1922 RN #: 90
CS Caps:
Clubs: Rugby Sch, Cambridge U, US Portsmouth, Hampshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Capt Nautical Sch Heswell & Trg Ship Mercury
Further Information
Spencer Brown
Brown , Spencer Peter - England and Royal Navy
Born: 11 Jul 1973, Eton Died:
Rank: Muscian Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RM musician
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Wing RN Caps: 16 First: 1994 RN #: 562
CS Caps: 1
Clubs: Richmond, Bristol, Bedford, Rugby Lions
Rugby Remarks
England A and England 7s
Further Information
S Brown - Heart of Oak Biog
Browne, Hugh Christopher - Ireland and Royal Navy
Born: 28 Nov 1905, London Died: 11 Jun 1983, Southampton
Rank: Capt RN Honours & Awards: DSO+Bar CBE
Service Remarks
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 3
Position: Hooker / prop RN Caps: 3 First: 1928 RN #: 138
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, London Irish
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Queens Messenger, Submariner, HMS Regent (In Command 1939-41), Capt HMS Indefaigable. DSO 1941, Bar to DSO 1942
Burton, Hyde Clark - England
Born: 10 Jun 1898, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 with Grand fleet, WW2 Naval control W Africa. Later trade & naval int at Admiralty
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: Bishop Stortford, Richmond, Eastern counties, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Cartwright, Vincent Henry (Lump) - England
Born: 10 Sep 1882, Nottingham Died: 25 Nov 1965
Rank: Maj RM Honours & Awards: DSO, Croix de Guerre, MiD x 2
Service Remarks
WW1
Country: England Int Caps: 14
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Rugby Sch, Nottingham, Oxford U, Harlequins, Midland, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
RFU Pres (28/9). IB rep
Further Information
Solicitor. Cricket for Nottinghamshire
Caruana, Jamie L J - Malta and Royal Navy
Born: 18 Dec 80, Truro Died:
Rank: LPT Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
PTI
Country: Malta Int Caps: 15
Position: Fly half RN Caps: 10 First: 2004 RN #: 625
CS Caps:
Clubs: Redruth, Truro, Reading, Perranporth
Rugby Remarks
Scorer of first ever drop goal for Malta, played for Help for Heroes team
Further Information
Chambers, Joseph - Ireland
Born: 1864, Died: 22 Sep 1935
Rank: Surg Vice Adm Honours & Awards: KCB, CMG
Service Remarks
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 5
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Trinity Coll Dublin
Rugby Remarks
IRU Pres (1887/8). Umpire IvS(1889), SvI(1890)
Further Information
Clark, Robert Lawson - Scotland
Born: 27 Jan 1944, Edinburgh Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 9
Position: Hooker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 4
Clubs: Edinburgh U, Edinburgh Wanderers, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Clarke, Simon John Scott - England and Royal Navy
Born: 2 Apr 1938, Westcliffe Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RM
Country: England Int Caps: 13
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: 2 First: 1958 RN #: 331
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 10
Clubs: Cambridge U, Hove, Devonport Services, Bath, Yokohama, Blackheath, Kent, Devon, Sussex
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Cricket for Combined Services & Kent
Clements, Jeffrey Woodward - England and Royal Navy
Born: 18 Aug 1932, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Flanker RN Caps: 4 First: 1956 RN #: 317
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: Cambridge U, Devonport Services, US Portsmouth, Hampshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Schoolmaster/Co director. Business in SE Asia. Cricket for Singapore & Malaya
Coates, Charles Hutton - England
Born: 4 May 1857, Yorkshire Died: 14 Feb 1922
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Chaplain (1885/91)
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Cambridge U, Leeds & Yorks W, Bishop Auchland, Surrey, Yorkshire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Clergyman, Oarsman & archer
Collins, Harry - Malta and Royal Navy
Born:  3 Mar 1986, Wimbledon, England Died:
Rank:  Mne Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Malta Int Caps: 37
Position: Hooker RN Caps: 8 First: 2014 RN #: 714
CS Caps:
Barbarian:
Clubs: Hartpury College, Stourbridge, Waterloo, Taunton Titans
Rugby Remarks
 Capped for England Universities in 2007
Further Information
Cooper, Sydney Frank - England and Royal Navy
Born: Oct 1878, Died: 16 Jan 1961
Rank: Mid Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 - Sunk once
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Wing RN Caps: 2 First: 1909 RN #: 26
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 19
Clubs: Blackheath, Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Sec RFU (1924/47)
Further Information
Cornish, Robert Arthur - Wales
Born: 30 Jun 1897, Died: 29 Jun 1948
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 10
Position: Centre RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Cardiff U, Cardiff
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Schoolmaster
Crawford, WH - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: , Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 5
Position: Flanker RN Caps: 4 First: 1938 RN #: 198
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Darby, Arthur John Lovett - England
Born: 9 Jan 1876, Died: 16 Jan 1960
Rank: Lt Cdr (RVNR) Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 - Dogger bank & Jutland
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Cambridge U, Sorbonne, Birkenhead Park, Richmond, Surrey, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Schoolmaster. RNC instructor (Languages)
Davies, Terence John - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 24 Sep 1933, Llanelli Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RM
Country: Wales Int Caps: 21
Position: Full back RN Caps: 2 First: 1953 RN #: 289
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 13
British Lions: 13 2
Clubs: Devonport Services, Swansea, Llanelli, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Davies, William John Abbott - England and Royal Navy
Born: 21 Jun 1890, Pembroke Died: 26 Apr 1967
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 Iron Duke, Queen Elizabeth. Staff of CinC Fleet
Country: England Int Caps: 22
Position: Fly half RN Caps: 11 First: 1911 RN #: 42
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Hampshire
Rugby Remarks
England capt x 11, Wrote rugby football and Rugby Football 7 How to play it
Further Information
Teetotaller
Davis, Alec Michael - England and Royal Navy
Born: 23 Jan 1942, Lichfield Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 16
Position: Lock RN Caps: 6 First: 1965 RN #: 382
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 12
Clubs: St Lukes Coll Exeter, Devonport Services, Harlequins, Staffordshire,Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
England coach. Co-author of Science of Rugby Football
Further Information
Schoolmaster
Elliot, Walter - England and Royal Navy
Born: 17 Feb 1910, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards: DSC MiD
Service Remarks
WW2. Retired from RN in 1958
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Fly half RN Caps: 5 First: 1932 RN #: 163
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Member of Parliament
Evans, Neville Lloyd (Barney) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 16 Dec 1908, Died:  27 May 1994
Rank: Lt Cdr Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Prop RN Caps: 12 First: 1930 RN #: 152
CS Caps:  1
Barbarian: 4
Clubs: Devonport Services, US Portsmouth, Hampshire, Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
 CS Cap (may be more) against NZ in 1935
Further Information
Eyres, Wallace CT - England and Royal Navy
Born: , Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 Aide to And Bonham Carter
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: No: 8 RN Caps: 8 First: 1921 RN #: 81
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Richmond, Hampshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Manager of White City stadium
Forrest, John Gordon Scott - Scotland
Born: 24 Jul 1917, Died: Sep 42
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
KIA
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 3
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: Cambridge U, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Forrest, John William (Jeff) - England and Royal Navy
Born: Barnet, Died:  18 March 1963
Rank:  Lt Cdr Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 10
Position: Lock RN Caps: 12 First: 1925 RN #: 116
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 7
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Devonport Services, Hampshire, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
RN capt (1932 & 1935)
Further Information
 RN Selector 1939, Secretary 1946-48, Life Member
Gadney, Bernard C - England
Born: 16 Jun 1909, oxford Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RNVR
Country: England Int Caps: 14
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 9
Clubs: Richmond, Leicester, Headingly, Leicestershire, E Midlands, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
British Team - Argentina 1936
Further Information
Gardner, Ernest Robert - England and Royal Navy
Born: 6 Oct 1886, Cardiff Died: 26 Jan 1954
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 10
Position: Hooker RN Caps: 6 First: 1920 RN #: 68
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services, Devon
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
George, James Thomas - England
Born: 24 Aug 1918, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RN/Shipyard fitter
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Lock RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: Falmouth, Cornwall, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Gibbs, Nigel - England
Born: 24 Sep 1922, Died:
Rank: Lt RNVR Honours & Awards: MiD
Service Remarks
WW2 Submariner
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Full back RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Oxford U, Guildford & Godalming, Bristol, Harlequins, London Counties, Gloucestershire, Surrey
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Schoolmaster - Charterhouse. Headmaster at Colston's
Gilbert, FG - England and Royal Navy
Born: 1885, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Full back RN Caps: 4 First: 1921 RN #: 82
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport services
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Gilbert, R - England
Born: , Died:
Rank: PO Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
1st Regular NCO to be capped
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Albion
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Greig, Louis Leisler (Sir) - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 17 Nov 1880, Died: 3 Jan 1953
Rank: Honours & Awards: KBE CVO
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 5
Position: Half back RN Caps: 3 First: 1907 RN #: 9
CS Caps:
British Lions: 15 3
Clubs: Glasgow Acad, Glasgow U
Rugby Remarks
British team - SA (1903)
Further Information
Gunn, Alexander William - Scotland
Born: 16 Nov 189X, Died: Apr 1980
Rank: Honours & Awards: MVO
Service Remarks
RN Surgeon
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 5
Position: Fly half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Royak HSFP, Edinburgh U
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Hallaran, Charles Francis George - Ireland and Royal Navy
Born: 10 Jun 1897, Died: 21 Mar 1941
Rank: Cdr Honours & Awards: Albert Medal
Service Remarks
KIA
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 15
Position: Flanker/lock/prop RN Caps: 7 First: 1920 RN #: 70
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 5
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Surrey, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
See Rugby History Society website
Further Information
Hamilton-Hill, Edward A - England and Royal Navy
Born: 22 Nov 190X, Died: 23 Oct 1979
Rank: Honours & Awards: OBE
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Flanker RN Caps: 2 First: 1936 RN #: 185
CS Caps:
Clubs: Harlequins, Surrey
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Also Merchant Navy. Resident in Malta from 1946
Hanley, Joseph (Jerry) - England
Born: 14 Sep 1901, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Fitter HM dockyard, Devonport
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Flanker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Plymouth Albion, Civil Service, Devon
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Harding, Ernest Harold - England and Royal Navy
Born: 22 May 1899, Died: 25 Dec 1980
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: No: 8 RN Caps: 7 First: 1923 RN #: 99
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Hardwick, Peter F - England
Born: 1877, Died: Feb 1924
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 8
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Percy Park, Nothumberland
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Marine Engr. WW1 Supt of repair of damaged warship
Harrison, Arthur Leyland - England and Royal Navy
Born: 3 Feb 1886, Died: 23 Apr 1918
Rank: Lt Cdr Honours & Awards: VC MiD
Service Remarks
KIA Zeebrugge
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Forward RN Caps: 1 First: 1914 RN #: 58
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Hampshire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Harrison, Harold Cecil (Dreadnought) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 26 Feb 1889, Died: 26 Mar 1940
Rank: Honours & Awards: CB DSO
Service Remarks
RM Command Siege Bty
Country: England Int Caps: 4
Position: Forward RN Caps: 3 First: 1909 RN #: 28
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 8
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Army, Kent, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Ref: FvS (1922)
Further Information
Known as Tiny in Army
Hill, Basil Alexander (Sir) - England
Born: 23 Apr 1880, Died: 31 Jun 1960
Rank: Maj Gen Honours & Awards: KBE CB DSO JP MiD x 3
Service Remarks
RM Artillary from 1897. WW1 Gallipoli. Col Comd REME
Country: England Int Caps: 9
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 7
Clubs: Army, US Portsmouth, Blackheath, Kent, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Pres RFU (1937/9)
Further Information
JP in Surrey
Holland, David - England
Born: 1886, Died: 3 Jun 1945
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 HMS Colossus
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Albion, Gloucester
Rugby Remarks
RL - Oldham 1912
Further Information
Licensee
Horton, Anthony Lawrence (Pinky) - England
Born: 13 Jun 1938, Chiswick Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RM (1957/9) - 45 Cdo
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Prop RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Blackheath, London counties, Surrey, Van der Stel (SA), Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Hosking, Geoffrey Robert d'Aubrey - England and Royal Navy
Born: 11 Mar 1922, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 RM
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Lock RN Caps: 4 First: 1947 RN #: 236
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: Devonport Services
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Farmer in S Australia
Hudson, Arthur - England
Born: 20 Oct 1882, Gloucester Died: 27 Jun 1973
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 8
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Gloucester, Devonport Services, Harwich, Gloucestershire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Hurst, Andrew Charles Brunel - England
Born: 1 Oct 1935, Cairo Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
National Service in RN
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 10
Clubs: Oxford U, Wasps, Middlesex, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Hynes, William Baynard - England and Royal Navy
Born: 1889, Died: 3 Feb 1968
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 - Director of Naval Int. R Canadian Navy (1931/33). WW2.
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Lock RN Caps: 4 First: 1912 RN #: 52
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
John, Ernest Raymond (Roy) - Wales
Born: 3 Dec 1925, Neath Died: 28 Sep 1981
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 19
Position: Lock/flanker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 8
British Lions: 23 6
Clubs: Neath, Glamorgan, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
BL - NZ/Australia (1950)
Further Information
Quantity surveyor
Jones, Benjamin Lewis - Wales
Born: 11 Apr 1931, Gorseinon Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 10
Position: Full back/centre RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 6
British Lions: ? 3
Clubs: Neath, Devonport Services
Rugby Remarks
BL - NZ/Australia (replacement). 1st player flown to join BL. (1950). RL - Leeds & Wentworthville (Australia. GB RL caps x 15
Further Information
Lorrydriver, schoolmaster. Wrote 'King of Rugger'.
Jones, Brian James - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 10 Oct 1935, Cwmcarn Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RM
Country: Wales Int Caps: 2
Position: Centre RN Caps: 4 First: 1956 RN #: 320
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 9
Clubs: Newport, Devonport Services, Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Barbarains tour to SA (1958). Coach - Newport (1967/9). Oxford U (1968/9)
Further Information
Kendall-Carpenter, John MacGregor Kendall - England
Born: 25 Sep 1925, Cardiff Died: 24 May 1964
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 RNVR
Country: England Int Caps: 23
Position: Prop/No:8 RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 15
Clubs: Oxford U, Bath, Penzance & Newlyn, Cornwall, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Pres RFU (1980/1). Chairman of 1st Rugby World Cup (1987).RFU Schools member
Further Information
Headmaster - Wellington
Kershaw, Cecil Ashworth (K) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 3 Feb 1895, Died: Nov 1972
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 Submariner. WW2 Naval planning staff for D Day
Country: England Int Caps: 20
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: 8 First: 1920 RN #: 71
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Olympics 1920 - Fencing. Distinquished hockey & cricket player
Lapage, Walter Neville - England
Born: 5 Feb 1883, Died: 17 May 1939
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1
Country: England Int Caps: 4
Position: Centre /wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Surrey.
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Lloyd, Trevor - Wales
Born: 5 Sep 1924, Taibach Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 Submariner
Country: Wales Int Caps: 2
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
British Lions: 6 0
Clubs: Aberavon, Cwmavon, Maesteg, Bristol, Crawshay's, Glamorgan
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Login, Spencer Henry Metcalfe - England
Born: 29 Sep 1851, Died: 21 Jan 1909
Rank: Rear Adm Honours & Awards: CVO
Service Remarks
Comd various warships
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Full back RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs:
Rugby Remarks
Founder member of RNRU 1906 and first President
Further Information
Luddington, William George Ernest - England and Royal Navy
Born: 8 Feb 1894, Died: 10 Jan 1941
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 - Master at arms. KIA - Mediterranean
Country: England Int Caps: 13
Position: Prop/lock RN Caps: 16 First: 1921 RN #: 84
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services, Devon
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Lyne, Horace Sampson - Wales
Born: 31 Dec 1860, Newport Died: 1 May 1949
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 5
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: RN Coll, Newport
Rugby Remarks
Ref: EvI 1885. WFU Pres (1906/47) Longest serving IB rep (1887-1938)
Further Information
Freedom of Newport 1932.
Lyon, George Hamilton d'Oyly - England and Royal Navy
Born: 3 Oct 1883, Cupra, India Died: 28 Aug 1947
Rank: Adm Honours & Awards: KCB CB
Service Remarks
WW1 - HMS Monarch at Jutland.
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Full back RN Caps: 5 First: 1907 RN #: 12
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 4
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Surrey, Hampshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Founder member of RNRU 1906.
Further Information
Cricket for RN & Hants
Mackenzie, Cecil James Granville - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 26 Feb 1889, Died: 7 Dec 1959
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 1
Position: Centre RN Caps: 3 First: 1920 RN #: 72
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Mackenzie, David Douglas - Scotland
Born: 18 Dec 1921, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 6
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Edinburgh U, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Headmaster
Mainwaring, Haydn James - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 10 Jun 1933, Swansea Died: 12 September 2018 Newport
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 1
Position: Centre RN Caps: 10 First: 1955 RN #: 308
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 10
Clubs: Swansea, Harlequins, London Welsh, Newport, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Barbarian committee - 1989/2008
Further Information
Bank official
Marshall, Robert Mackenzie - England
Born: 18 May 1917, Died: 12 May 1945
Rank: Lt Cdr RNVR Honours & Awards: DSC+bar
Service Remarks
WW2 - KIA
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Lock RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 4
Clubs: Oxford U, Scarborough, Harlequins, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Mason, Kyle - Malta and Royal Navy
Born: 22 Mar 1985, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Malta Int Caps: 28
Position: Prop RN Caps: 26 First: 2007 RN #: 655
CS Caps:      1
Clubs: Launceston, Newton Abbot, Plymouth Albion.
Rugby Remarks
Still serving
Further Information
Matters, John Charles - England
Born: 1879, Died: 24 Apr 1949
Rank: Rear Admiral Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1. Engr
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Rugby career interrupted by overseas posting.
Further Information
Matthews, John Robert Clive - England and Royal Navy
Born: 14 Jun 1922, Hastings Died:
Rank: Surg Lt Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2, Arctic convoys, Stationed in Murmansk & Naval mission to Moscow.
Country: England Int Caps: 10
Position: Lock RN Caps: 2 First: 1945 RN #: 216
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Guys Hosp, Harlequins, London Counties, Middlesex, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Dental Surgeon
Maynard, Alfred Frederick - England and Royal Navy
Born: 23 Mar 1894, Anerley, Kent Died: 13 Nov 1916
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RNVR. KIA Beaumont Hamel
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Hooker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Cambridge U, Harlequins, Durham City, Durham County
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Cricket for Durham
McConnell, Albert Arthur McGown - Ireland
Born: 29 Oct 1919, Belfast Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RNVR
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 7
Position: Prop RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Queens U Belfast, Collegians, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Medical profession
McNeil, Alastair Simpson Bell - Scotland
Born: 28 Jan 1915, Edinburgh Died: 26 Jan 1944
Rank: Surg Lt Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RNVR. KIA Anzio
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 1
Position: Prop RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Watsonians
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Cricket for Scotland
Meredith, Alun - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 1919, Ystrad Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Dir RN PT & sports
Country: Wales Int Caps: 3
Position: Lock RN Caps: 5 First: 1948 RN #: 246
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Millett, Harry - England
Born: 2 Apr 1892, London Died: 26 May 1974
Rank: Honours & Awards: MiD
Service Remarks
WW1 RM
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Full back RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: Guys Hosp, Richmond, Harlequins, L Counties, Middlesex, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Surgeon
Moore, William Kenneth Thomas - England and Royal Navy
Born: 24 Feb 1921, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: 3 First: 1945 RN #: 217
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: Devonport Services, Leicester, Cornwall, Leicestershire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
County referee
Further Information
Shoe company sales manager
Morgan, Charles Henry - Wales
Born: 1932, Carmarthen Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 2
Position: Prop RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Carmarthen Ath, Llanelli
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Textile merchant
Murphy-O'Connor, James Colman - Ireland
Born: 6 Jun 1925, Reading Died:  10 August 2014
Rank:  Telegraphist Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 1
Position: Number 8 RN Caps: 1 First: 1948 RN #: 247
CS Caps:
Barbarian:
Clubs:
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
 Brother of Cardinal Murphy O'Connor
Neely, Matthew Robert - Ireland and Royal Navy
Born: 24 Dec 1919, Ballymena Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 4
Position: Prop RN Caps: 3 First: 1945 RN #: 220
CS Caps:
Clubs: Queens U Belfast, Collegians
Rugby Remarks
Medicine
Further Information
Oakley, Francis Eckley - England and Royal Navy
Born: 5 Feb 1891, Hereford Died: 25 Nov-1 Jan 1914
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
KIA - Submariner
Country: England Int Caps: 4
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: 4 First: 1911 RN #: 44
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Orr, Hugh James - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 21 Jan 1878, Australia Died: 16 May 1946
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 5
Position: Centre / wing RN Caps: 1 First: 1907 RN #: 15
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 2
Clubs: London Scottish, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Oughtred, Bernard -  England
Born: 22 Aug 1888, West Hartlepool Died: 12 Nov 1949, Barrow-in-Furness
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Naval architect. Attached to RN during WW1. Present at Jutland
Country: England Int Caps: 6
Position: Fly Half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: O Edwardians, Hartlepool R, Hull & ER, Furness, Barrow, Westmorland, Durham County, Yorkshire, Barbarian.
Rugby Remarks
Contracted typhoid on England visit to Dublin in Feb 1903
Further Information
Payne, Harry - Wales
Born: 10 Dec 1907, Swansea Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 1
Position: Prop RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Swansea
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Son manager of Swansea City FC during fight for survival in 1986
Peters, James (darkie) - England
Born: 1880, Salford Died: Mar 1954
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Dockyard worker - Devonport
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Fly half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Plymouth, Devon, Somerset
Rugby Remarks
1st coloured player to play for England. RL for Barrow 1913.
Further Information
Richards, Ernest Edward - England
Born: 11 Mar 1905, Plymouth Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Penryn, Plymouth A, Devon
Rugby Remarks
RL - London Highfield
Further Information
Bricklayer
Rimmer, Gordon - England and Royal Navy
Born: 28 Feb 1925, Southport Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 Fleet Air Arm
Country: England Int Caps: 12
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
British Lions: 8 0
Clubs: Wigan OB, Waterloo, Lancashire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Brewing. Golf for Lancashire
Roberts, Ernest William - England and Royal Navy
Born: 14 Nov 1878, Lowestoft Died: 19 Nov 1933
Rank: Rear Adm Honours & Awards: OBE
Service Remarks
WW1 Grand Fleet destroyers.
Country: England Int Caps: 6
Position: Forward RN Caps: 1 First: 1907 RN #: 19
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 6
Clubs: Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
1st Serviceman to captain international team. RFU committee and selector
Further Information
Roberts, Victor George - England
Born: 6 Aug 1924, Penryn Died:
Rank: Lt RNVR Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 16
Position: Flanker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 13
British Lions: 11 0
Clubs: Penryn, Swansea, Harlequin, Cornwall, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Barbarians committee
Further Information
HM C&E official
Robins, John Denning - Wales
Born: 17 May 1926, Cardiff Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 11
Position: Prop RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
British Lions: 17 5
Clubs: Birkenhead Park, Bradford, Coventry, Yorkshire, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Played for England in Services Internationals (1944/5). Coach of Loughborough Colls & Sheffield U. 1st BL coach - 1966
Further Information
Schoolmaster
Rodd, John Adrian Tremayne - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 1935, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 14
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: 7 First: 1956 RN #: 322
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, London Scottish, Hampshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Merchant banker. Became Lord Rennell.
Royds, Percy Molyneux (Sir) - England
Born: 1874, Died: 25 Mar 1955
Rank: Rear Adm Honours & Awards: CMG CB MP MiD Legion d'Honneur
Service Remarks
WW1 - comd HMS Canterbury at Zeebrugge & Jutland.
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Back RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Blackheath, Kent, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
RN rep at RFU(1920/8), IB member (1927/49), England selector (1928/31), RFU Trustee (1929/55), RFU Pres (1927/8). Author of 1st authoritative book on laws of rugby. RNRURS Referee of the Year award is named after him.
Further Information
MP (Tory) for Kingston-on-Thames (1937/45)
Sanders, Donald Louis (sandy) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 6 Sep 1924, Fulham Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 RNVR
Country: England Int Caps: 9
Position: Prop RN Caps: 2 First: 1954 RN #: 302
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Harlequins, London Counties, Eastern Counties, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
RFU Chair of selectors (1971). Sec of England Rugby Internationals Club
Further Information
Sales manager
Scott, Harry - England
Born: 7 Nov 1926, Batley Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Full back RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Eccles, US Portsmouth, US Chatham, Manchester, Lancashire
Rugby Remarks
Manchester (50/63) Capt(59/60). Lancashire (1951/61) Capt ( 60/1)
Further Information
Sellar, Kenneth Anderson (Monkey) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 11 Aug 1906, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards: DSO DSC
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 7
Position: Full back RN Caps: 3 First: 1927 RN #: 136
CS Caps:
Clubs: Blackheath, US Portsmouth, London Counties, Hampshire, Hampshire, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Lead landing craft D-Day landing on Sword beach, lead assault on Walcheren Island. Cricket for RN, Sussex and MCC
Sharp, Richard Adrian William - England and Royal Navy
Born: 9 Sep 1938, Mysore, India Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards: OBE
Service Remarks
Royal Marines
Country: England Int Caps: 14
Position: Fly half RN Caps: 2 First: 1959 RN #: 346
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 6
British Lions: 11 3
Clubs: Redruth, Wasps, Bristol, Cornwall, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Capt England x 5.
Further Information
Schoolmaster. Rugby correspondant 'Sunday Telegraph'.
Shaw, James Fraser - England
Born: 2 Jan 1878, Died: 23 Jul 1941
Rank: Capt Honours & Awards: MiD
Service Remarks
WW1 Asst Engineer. Later Eng Capt HMS Invinsible, Suffolk & Cordelia. Present at Battles of Heligoland & Falkland Is
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devon, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Father of actor Robert Shaw
Sladen, Geoffrey Mainwaring - England and Royal Navy
Born: 3 Aug 1904, Died:
Rank: Capt Honours & Awards: DSO+Bar DSC
Service Remarks
WW2 Submariner. HMS Tridentnduring surface attack on German Cruiser Prinz Eugen
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Centre RN Caps: 7 First: 1927 RN #: 137
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Hampshire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
RN & Dorset at Hockey. Athletics for RN & RM
Start, Sydney Phillip - England and Royal Navy
Born: 17 May 1879, Manchester Died: 14 Dec 1969
Rank: Rear Adm Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Joined RN 1894, Served WW1. ADC to King George V (1931)
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: 1 First: 1907 RN #: 20
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Devon, Surrey
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Cricket for Cambridge CCC
Steeds, John Harold - England
Born: 27 Sep 1916, Died:
Rank: Surg Lt RNVR Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Hooker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 8
Clubs: Cambridge U, Middlesex Hosp, Saracens, Middlesex, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Registrar Middlesex Hosp then GP
Stephenson, Henry William Vaughan - Ireland and Royal Navy
Born: 28 Nov 1900, Dromore Died: 1958
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Ireland Int Caps: 14
Position: Wing RN Caps: 10 First: 1921 RN #: 88
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Tanner, Christopher Champain - England and Royal Navy
Born: 24 Jun 1908, Died: 22 May 1941
Rank: RNVR Chaplain Honours & Awards: Albert Medal
Service Remarks
Served WW2 as Chaplain. KIA off Crete whilst saving wounded men after HMS Fiji was sunk. Saved fellow international Vice Admiral Sir Peveril Williams-Powlett.
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 6
Clubs: Cambridge University, Richmond, Gloucester, Barbarians, Gloucestershire
Rugby Remarks
Cambridge blue
Further Information
Ordained 1935. Curate in Farnham, Gloucester and Haslemere before joining RN during WW2
Tarr, Donald James - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 11 Mar 1910, Llandilofawr Died: 4 Jun 1980
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 1
Position: Hooker RN Caps: 4 First: 1934 RN #: 177
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: Swansea, US Portsmouth, Hampshire, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Broke neck during Wales v NZ match in 1935. Never played again
Further Information
RN / Schoolmaster
Taylor, Charles Gerald - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 1865, Ruabon Died: 24 Jan 1915
Rank: Engr Capt Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Served WW1. Died on HMS Tiger at Dogger Bank.
Country: Wales Int Caps: 9
Position: Back RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Ruabon, Blackheath
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Ex Footballer, Noted athlete. Welsh Pole vault champion.
Thomas, Malcolm Campbell - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 25 Apr 1929, Machen Died: 9 Apr 2012
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 27
Position: Back RN Caps: 6 First: 1949 RN #: 264
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 16
British Lions: 32 4
Clubs: Newport, Devonport Services, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
RN / Business executive
Thomson, A E - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: , Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 3
Position: RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth
Rugby Remarks
Capped in 1921. No further details known
Further Information
Turner, George Robertson (Sir) - England
Born: 22 Oct 1855, Died: 7 Apr 1941
Rank: Maj Gen Honours & Awards: KBE CB
Service Remarks
WW1. Served Army & RN.
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Forward RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: St George's Hospital, Middlesex
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Medical profession
Turner, Martin Frederick - England
Born: 1 Aug 1921, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 Fleet Air Arm
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Wing RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 5
Clubs: O Whitgiftians, Cambridge University, Blackheath, Barbarians, London Couties, Surrey
Rugby Remarks
Panel referee. Surrey CB representitive. RFU selector.
Further Information
Cambridge blue(1946). Company director
Valentine, Alec R - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 23 Feb 1928, Hawick Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RNAS
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 3
Position: Flanker RN Caps: 7 First: 1953 RN #: 295
CS Caps:
Clubs: RNAS, Anthorn
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Vaughan, Douglas Brian - England and Royal Navy
Born: 15 Jun 1925, Wrexham Died: 19 Apr 1977
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Submarines. Invalided out of RN in 1964.
Country: England Int Caps: 8
Position: Flanker RN Caps: 11 First: 1945 RN #: 222
CS Caps:
Clubs: Cambridge University, Headingley, Harlequins, Devonport Services, US Portsmouth, Barbarians, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Devon
Rugby Remarks
England selector 59-62 & 65-66.
Further Information
RN / Company director. Cricket for RN & Devon. Actively concerned in RN's 1st nuclear submarines.
Waddell, Gordon Herbert - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 12 Apr 1937, Glasgow Died: 13 Aug 2012
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 18
Position: Fly half RN Caps: 1 First: 1957 RN #: 327
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 12
British Lions: 20 0
Clubs: Cambridge University, Stanford University(USA), London Scottish, Devonport Services, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Cambridge blue(1958-61).
Further Information
Business executive. Emigrated to South Africa. MP in South African parliament.
Wakefield, William Wavell (Lord) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 10 Mar 1898, Beckenham Died: 12 Aug 1983
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Served WW1 in RNAS pilot transferred to Royal Flying Corps. Served WW2 as RAF pilot
Country: England Int Caps: 31
Position: Flanker/Lock/No8 RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
Clubs: Cambridge University, RAF, Leicester, Harlequins, Middlesex
Rugby Remarks
Played in centenary match at Rugby School. Captained England 13 times. Played in 29 consecutive internations. RAF rep at RFU(1922-24). IB member 1954-61. RFU president 1950-51.
Further Information
RAF / Politician / Company director. Distinguished in many sports inc athletics (RAF), cricket (MCC) & skiing. Chair British Ski Racing Commission. President British Water Skiing Federation. President British Sub Aqua Club. Lected MP for Swindon(1935) and Marylebone (1945-63).
Warrington-Morris, Alfred Drummond - England and Royal Navy
Born: 1883, Died: 24 Mar 1962
Rank: Honours & Awards: OBE CMG CB
Service Remarks
WW1 RN Air Service, transferred to RAF. WW2 RAF. Air Commodore
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Forward RN Caps: 2 First: 1909 RN #: 34
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Barbarian
Rugby Remarks
RAF Rep to RFU (23/5 & 27/45)
Further Information
Watkins, John Kingdon - England and Royal Navy
Born: 24 Feb 1913, Died: 13 May 1970
Rank: Rear Adm Honours & Awards: OBE CBE
Service Remarks
Served WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: RN Caps: 12 First: 1933 RN #: 171
CS Caps: Yes
Barbarian: 5
Clubs: Devonport Services, US Portsmouth, Combined Services, Barbarians, Somerset
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Company Director
Watson, Fischer Burges - England and Royal Navy
Born: Sep 1884, Died: 14 Aug 1960
Rank: Rear Adm Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW1 & WW2
Country: England Int Caps: 2
Position: Forward RN Caps: 3 First: 1907 RN #: 21
CS Caps:
Clubs: HMS Britannia, US Portsmouth, Barbarians, Surrey
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Son of Rear Admiral. Awarded bar to DSO aged 60. WW2 Convoy service
Watson, James Henry Digby (Bungy) - England
Born: 31 Aug 1890, Southsea Died: 15 Oct 1914
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
RN Surgeon WW1. Died when HMS Hawke was sunk by U-boat
Country: England Int Caps: 3
Position: Centre RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 5
Clubs: Edinburgh Acad, Edinburgh University, Blackheath, The London Hospital, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Rep Scotland at Long Jump. Edinburgh University boxing champion
Webb, Charles Samual Henry - England and Royal Navy
Born: , Died:
Rank: Men Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 12
Position: Lock RN Caps: 15 First: 1928 RN #: 146
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services, Devon, Auckland
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Emigrated to NZ
Whitley, Herbert - England
Born: 26 Aug 1903, Died: 1975
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
WW2 Royal Marines
Country: England Int Caps: 1
Position: Scrum Half RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
British Lions: 11 3
Clubs: Northern, Northumberland
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Bank official
Wilkins, Dennis Thomas (Squire) - England and Royal Navy
Born: 26 Dec 1924, Leeds Died: 30 Jan 2012
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 13
Position: Lock RN Caps: 10 First: 1950 RN #: 273
CS Caps: Yes
Barbarian: 6
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Roundhay, Combined Services, Barbarians Yorkshire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Marketing Director
William-Powlett, Peverill - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 5 Mar 1898, Abergavenny Died:
Rank: Vice Admiral Honours & Awards: DSO CBE KCMG KCB
Service Remarks
Joined RN age 17. WW1 Dardenelles & Battle of Jutland. Saved from drowning by CC Tanner after sinking of HMS Fiji(42). Also served WW2. CinC Atlantic(52-54)
Country: Wales Int Caps: 1
Position: Prop RN Caps: 8 First: 1921 RN #: 89
CS Caps:
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Blackheath, US Devonport, Wanderers, Hampsire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Polo for RN. Football for RN Colls. Colonial service - Governor of S Rhodesia
Williams, Clifford - Wales
Born: 20 Apr 1898, Llangennech Died: 28 May 1930
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Served in RN WW1
Country: Wales Int Caps: 2
Position: Hooker RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Llangennech, Llanelli, Cardiff, Bargoed
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Mining/Police
Williams, Gerwyn - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: 22 Apr 1924, Glyncorrwg Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 13
Position: Fullback RN Caps: 2 First: 1946 RN #: 231
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 8
Clubs: Devonport Services, Loughborough Colleges, London Welsh, Llanelli, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
Author of Modern Rugby published in 1964
Further Information
Welsh school cricketer, Whitgift School Master. PE Director
Williams, Liam - Phillipines, Royal Navy U23
Born: Died:
Rank: LET(ME) Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Phillipines Int Caps: 1
Position: Winger RN Caps: 0 First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Barbarian:
Clubs:
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
1st capped 26 June 2018 v Singapore
Williams, William Leslie Thomas - Wales
Born: 1921, Mynyddygarreg Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 7
Position: Wing/Centre RN Caps: First: RN #:
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services, Llanelli, Cardiff
Rugby Remarks
Rugby league for Hunslett
Further Information
PE Teacher
Williams, William Owen Gooding (Billy) - Wales and Royal Navy
Born: Nov 1929, Gower Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: Wales Int Caps: 22
Position: Forward RN Caps: 4 First: 1952 RN #: 288
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 3
British Lions: 17 4
Clubs: Gowerton, Swansea, Devonport Services, Barbarians
Rugby Remarks
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Steelworker
Wilson, John Skinner - Scotland and Royal Navy
Born: 17 Mar 1884, Trinidad Died: 31 May 1916
Rank: Lt Cdr Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
KIA at Jutland, HMS Indefatigable sinking
Country: Scotland Int Caps: 2
Position: Forward RN Caps: 3 First: 1907 RN #: 23
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 4
Clubs: US Portsmouth, London Scottish
Rugby Remarks
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Wodehouse, Norman Atherton - England and Royal Navy
Born: 18 May 1887, Nottinghamshire Died: 4 Sep 1941
Rank: Vice Adm Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Served RN WW1 & WW2 missing presumed drowned whilst commanding Atlantic convoy having been recalled from retired list. ADC to King George VI.
Country: England Int Caps: 14
Position: Forward RN Caps: 7 First: 1907 RN #: 24
CS Caps:
Barbarian: 1
Clubs: US Portsmouth, Barbarians, Hampshire
Rugby Remarks
Further Information
Awarded Royal Humane Society silver medal for saving life (1915)
Woods, Thomas - England and Royal Navy
Born: 30 January 1890, Pontypool Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 5
Position: Lock RN Caps: 1 First: 1920 RN #: 79
CS Caps:
Clubs: Devonport Services, US Portsmouth, Newbridge, Pontypool
Rugby Remarks
Rugby League for Wales and Wigan becoming the first player to be capped by England (Union) and Wales (League)
Further Information
Colliery Fitter
Young, Peter Dalton - England and Royal Navy
Born: 9 Nov 1927, Died:
Rank: Honours & Awards:
Service Remarks
Country: England Int Caps: 9
Position: Lock RN Caps: 2 First: 1951 RN #: 281
CS Caps:
Clubs: Cambridge University, Clifton, Roslyn Park, Dublin Wanderers, Gloucestershire
Rugby Remarks
Cambridge Blue, Captained England v France & England v Scotland whilst playing in Dublin
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Managing Director of a tobacco company