Walsall player 187. Henry John “Harry” Aston


Henry John “Harry” Aston (2 February 1881 – 4 February 1938) was an English footballer who played as acentre forward. He was born in Redditch and attended Astwood Bank School. After playing amateur football for several clubs, Aston served with the 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry, before joining the Royal Artillery. He became a professional footballer in February 1904 when West Bromwich Albion paid for him to be released from the army, making his debut in April of that year, against Derby County. Aston scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for Albion, before transferring to Walsall in June 1905. He later played for Willenhall Swifts and Clifton Victoria. Aston died in Bromsgrove in 1938.

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Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1904–1905 West Bromwich Albion 26 (10)
1905–1907 Walsall  11  (2)
1907–1908 Willenhall Swifts
1908–1910 Clifton Victoria
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