Herbert Pogson was born on March 22, 1896 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He emigrated to Canada with his family in 1914 and settled in Hamilton, Ontario.

Harry enlisted for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on February 17, 1916. He served with the 173rd Battalion of the Canadian Army in the Great War.

When he returned to Canada after the Great War he joined the War Veterans Football Club.

In 1923 he joined the works team of Chipman-Holtman.

In 1924 Harry played for the Chipman-Holtmans club in the second division of the Inter-City Soccer League.

He played with Chipman-Holtons in the Provincial Soccer League in the 1925 season.

In March 1926 Bert joined Hamilton City. The club played in the Inter-Provincial Soccer League in the 1926 season.

The Citizens joined the National Soccer League before the start of the 1927 NSL season.

He was a member of the Canadian National Team that went on a tour of New Zealand in 1927. The tour lasted from May until late July 1927.

Hamilton City won the Hamilton Spectator Cup in the 1928 season.

Harry helped Hamilton City reach the 1929 Ontario Cup finals. However, the Citizens lost out to Ulster United in the final.

Herbert Pogson passed away at the age of 53 on 17 November 1949.