The death of Harold Uren


April 7, 1955
Sportsmen throughout Merseyside will mourn the death at his home at Sea Crest. The Promenade, West Kirby on Thursday, of Mr. Harold John Uren, the famous head of a famous sporting family. Mr. Uren who was sixty-nine had been ill for the past two months.

Harold Uren.
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He was one of the few former Merseyside footballers who holds the distinction of having played both for Liverpool and Everton. He was a popular left winger with both joining Everton from Liverpool in 1911. In 1908 he only just missed an amateur “cap” for England having been selected to appear for his country against Holland in the Olympic Games. He turned professional before the Games and this made him ineligible to appear in the England team at the Olympics.

Favoured Rugby.
Both his sons shared their fathers flair, for football, but favoured the Rugby code. Both of them, Mr. Harold Uren junior and Mr. Richard Uren, earned England caps at full-back, Mr. Richard Uren plays for Waterloo and is one of the longest and most reliable punters of a ball.

The family traditions for sport is also continued one of Mr. Uren daughters a keen yachts woman and a well known competitor in north west regattas. Mr. Uren was well known in Liverpool business circles as head of the firm of H.J. Uren and sons Ltd, provision importers of Victoria Street.

In 1916 Mr. Uren was president of the Liverpool Provision Trade Association having been a member of the association for nearly forty years. Mr. Uren leaves a widow two sons and four daughters.

The funeral is at West Kirby Methodist Church on Tuesday.
(Liverpool Daily Post: April 9, 1955)

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