Douglas Clark MM

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 2005

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Born: 1891; Ellenborough, Cumbria

 

Died: 1951

 

Position: Loose-Forward

 

Club: Huddersfield

 

Douglas was an English rugby league footballer, wrestler and World War I veteran.

 

He played at Loose forward for Huddersfield, Cumberland, England and the Great Britain Lions.

 

Clark also served in World War One on the front line in France in 1917, earning the Military Medal for his deeds.

 

He then returned to wrestling with great success, becoming World heavyweight champion.

 

Clarke scored a hat-trick of tries in his side's victory in the Championship final of 1913.

 

He played for Great Britain in the famous "Rorke's Drift Test" in Sydney when his side won with 11 men.

 

Clark was a member of Fartown's "Team of all talents" which won all four cups in 1915.

 

By the time of his retirement from football in 1927 he had helped his club to three Challenge Cups and seven Yorkshire Cups