Thompson Kirkham

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Thompson Kirkham
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Full nameThompson Noble Kirkham [1]
Date of birth(1901-12-10)10 December 1901 [2]
Place of birth Felling, County Durham, England
Date of death q1 1986 (aged 84)
Place of death Gateshead, England
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1923–1924 Darlington 19 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thompson Noble Kirkham (10 December 1901 – q1 1986) was an English footballer who played as an outside right in the Football League for Darlington.

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Darlington F.C. association football club

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Kirkham was the third child of Thomas Gallon Kirkham, a lighterman, and his wife Elizabeth Jane. He was born in Felling, County Durham, where the family were living at the time of the 1911 Census. [1] Described as a local lad, Kirkham had displaced Harry Hall from the outside-right position for Darlington by December 1923, [3] and finished the season, and his Football League career, with 19 appearances in the Third Division North and one goal. [4] His death was registered in early 1986 in Gateshead. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription 8 Stuart Terrace Felling, Heworth, Durham, England" . Thompson Noble Kirkham. Age: 9. Birth place: Durham Felling. Census reference: RG14PN30403 RG78PN1747 RD557 SD1 ED12 SN316. Retrieved 27 December 2014 via Findmypast.
  2. 1 2 "England & Wales deaths 1837–2007 Transcription" . Thomson Roble Kirkham. Birth date:10 Dec 1901. Death quarter: 1. Death year: 1986. District: Gateshead. County: Durham. Register number: 186. Volume: 2. Page: 22. Retrieved 27 December 2014 via Findmypast.
    "Gateshead Registration District". GENUKI. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  3. "To-day's football. Lincoln" . Lincolnshire Echo. 8 December 1923. p. 3 via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 149. ISBN   978-1-899468-67-6.