Harry Garnett

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Harry Garnett
Harry Garnett - Bradford FC.jpeg
Personal information
Full nameHarry Wharfedale Tennant Garnett
Born16 September 1851
Otley, England
Died27 April 1928 (aged 76)
Wharfedale, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1877–≥77 Bradford FC
Yorkshire Wanderers
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire 22
1877 England 1 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Harry Wharfedale Tennant Garnett (16 September 1851[2] – 27 April 1928[3]) was an English rugby union footballer who played in the 1870s, and rugby union administrator of the 1890s. He played at representative level for England, and Yorkshire (captain), and at club level for Bradford FC (captain),[4] and Yorkshire Wanderers, as a forward, e.g. front row, lock, or back row. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Bradford FC was a rugby union club, it then became a rugby league club, and since 1907 it has been the association football (soccer) club Bradford Park Avenue.


Harry Garnett was born in Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire, and he died aged 76 in Wharfedale, West Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Harry Garnett refused to wear shin pads or stockings during matches.[5]

International honours[edit]

Harry Garnett won a cap for England while at Bradford FC in 1877 against Scotland.[1]

County honours[edit]

Harry Garnett won caps for Yorkshire while at Bradford FC.[5]

Change of Code[edit]

When Bradford FC converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, Harry Garnett would have been 43. Consequently, he would have probably been too old to have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Bradford FC, and as he was an RFU official c. 1890/91, it is very unlikely that he would have gone on to have Rugby League (Northern Union) affiliations.

Genealogical information[edit]

Harry Garnett's marriage to Rebecca Mary Theresa (née Wardle) (born second ¼ 1859 in Leicester district – died fourth¼ 1924 in Wharfedale district) was registered during fourth ¼ 1880 in Strand district.[6]
He is not related to former Yorkshire player Terry Garnett.


  1. ^ a b c "Statistics at en.espn.co.uk". en.espn.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ Graham Williams, Peter Lush, David Farrar (November 2009). The British Rugby League Records Book [Page 178]. London League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6
  5. ^ a b Philip Gaunt (1969). "Yorkshire Rugby Union - Centenary 1869-1969 (Page-6)". Chadwick Studios/Frederick Duffield & Sons Ltd. ISBN n/a
  6. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

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