Harold Walden

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There's probably not a lot Harold Walden didn't do in his life.
As well as being a war captain, singer, comedian, movie star and Olympic gold medallist, he also made two senior appearances for Arsenal.
Walden was signed from Bradford in October 1920 but returned to the Yorkshire outfit the following summer. His two appearances came in back-to-back League fixtures against Oldham. Both games were drawn and Walden scored in the second match.
Before serving in World War One he had been a part of Great Britain's successful football team at the 1912 Olympic games. Towards the end of his playing career he took up singing in variety shows and later also performed comedy and appeared in films.
However, his variety show career almost ended prematurely after the wagon he was travelling on caught fire deep in the Australian outback. Everything was destroyed but Walden managed to return to civilisation on an open railway truck, despite losing his water in the fire.

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