Edmonton, Middlesex born left half Albert Cadwell joined amateur club Nunhead in 1920 and joined West Ham United in 1923 making his Football League debut at Chelsea in October 1923 during the east London club’s first season in First Division. Succeeding Jack Tresadern as first choice left half, he went on to make 297 appearances for the club between 1923 and 1933, scoring his only goal in a 2-2 draw at Newcastle United in January 1932.
Almost all of his appearances were during West Ham’s First Division era, but after they were relegated in 1932 he lost his place and made only 10 further appearances in the Second Division, his last game came against Charlton Athletic on 8th April 1933. Cadwell represented the Football League in a 2-2 against The Irish League in Belfast in September 1930, and also played for London and Surrey.
NB in the photograph he stands between Jimmy Ruffell (left) and Ted Hufton (right).