He later became trainer at Brentford, spending nearly 30 years in the role. He was posthumously inducted into the in May 2015. Early years Cartmell began his career with spells at Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Mardy and Abertillery before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 saw the suspension of competitive football the following year.
Cartmell guested for Heart of Midlothian during the war, making 19 appearances during the 1916/17 season.
Brentford Cartmell returned to Brentford in 1926, when he followed manager Harry Curtis, Bob Kane and a number of former Gillingham players to Griffin Park. He progressed to become the club"s lead trainer and remained with the Bees until the mid-1950s.
Cartmell was rewarded for his long service with a testimonial match against Hayes in April 1955. Return to non-league football Cartmell saw out his career with Southern League side Boscombe and made a brief return to league action with Gillingham in the 1923/24 season.
Gillingham After his retirement from football in 1924, Cartmell remained at Gillingham as assistant to trainer Bob Kane.
He departed the club in 1926. Hayes Cartmell became trainer of Athenian League side Hayes in the mid-1950s. Cartmell served in the Sportsmen"s Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers during the First World War.