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Walter Crickmer

Date of birth  1900
Name  Walter Crickmer
1931–1932  Manchester United

Years  Team
Place of death  Munich, Germany
Role  Football manager
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Place of birth  Wigan, Lancashire, England
Date of death  6 February 1958 (age 57–58)
Died  February 6, 1958, Munich, Germany
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Walter Raymond Crickmer (1900 – 6 February 1958) was an English football club secretary and manager.

He became Manchester United club secretary in 1926. He twice assumed managerial responsibility: from 1 April 1931 to 1 June 1932, and then again from 1 August 1937 to 1 February 1945.

Together with club owner James W. Gibson, he was responsible for instituting the youth development system at Manchester United. After 32 years of service as club secretary, Crickmer was killed in the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958. He is buried at Stretford Cemetery.

He was married to Nellie Robertson from 1921 until his death. She outlived him by nine years, dying in 1967.They had one daughter, Beryl, who was born in 1921.


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