James A. Quayle was born in Charlton in 1890 and played left back with Fossdene Old Boys, Old Charlton and Woolwich Polytechnic.
He joined Woolwich Arsenal as an amateur player on 24 August 1907, and although he re-signed for another year on 2 June 1908, he then received an offer from Northfleet, and so moved onto there, playing for two seasons before turning professional and rejoining Woolwich Arsenal on 19 October 1910.
He made just one appearance for the club, as a deputy for Joe Shaw against The Wednesday on 12 November 1910. In the match, which Arsenal won 1-0 he was badly injured and had to leave the field of play. He did not play football again.
Also I have been unable to find any further record concerning his life after being forced out of the game.
Here is the list of all the players from this season that we have covered so far.
|Leslie Adair Calder||Forward||1|
|Frederick J Calvert||Forward||1|
|John Chalmers||Centre forward||31||16|
|Alfred Common||Inside forward||31||6|
|Andrew Ducat||Wing half||35||3|
|John Flanagan||Inside forward||10||1|
|Archie Gray||Full back||28|
|David Greenaway||Outside right||22||2|
|Frank Heppinstall||Outside left||5|
|Gordon Rahere Hoare||Forward||16||7|
|Charles Henry Lewis||Forward||36||2|
|Duncan McDonald||Full back||1|
|Roddy McEachrane||Half back||32|
|Angus McKinnon||Left half||10|
|David Neave||Outside left||16||3|
|John Charles Peart||Full back||7|
|James Alfred Quayle||Full back||1|
|Willis Rippon||Inside forward||9||2|
|Percy Sands||Centre half||33|
|Joseph E Shaw||Full back||37|
|Matthew Shortt||Inside forward||4|
|Matthew Thomson||Half back||17|
|Thomas Winship||Outside left||6|
Details of all the various series covered by The Arsenal History Society are given on the home page of the blog,
This article is part of the series “Henry Norris at the Arsenal”