Fred played two games for Southend United in the war-time league
Played for Chelmsford City from June 1945 until April 1948.
Died suddenly at the age of 36 from a stomach ailment, when playing in a practice match for the Essex club on 22nd August 1948.
Following his death Spurs played Chelmsford City in a friendly on 20th September 1948 to raise money for his widow and a crowd of 7,659 watched the match, which Tottenham won 5-1. The game made £1,389 for the ex-player's wife.