Tom Hughes (footballer)

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Tom Hughes
Personal information
Full name Thomas Hughes [1]
Date of birth 1892
Place of birth South Hetton, England [2]
Date of death 1 July 1916 (aged 2324) [3]
Place of death Somme, France [4]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [5]
Position(s) Inside left
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Wallsend Park Villa
1912–1915 Newcastle United 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Hughes (1892 – 1 July 1916) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Newcastle United. [1] [6] He was described as "a small and compact schemer" of an inside left. [5]

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Personal life

Hughes served as a corporal in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War and was killed on the first day on the Somme. [7] He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. [3]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Newcastle United 1912–13 [2] First Division 200020
Career total200020

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References

  1. 1 2 Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 147. ISBN   978-1905891610.
  2. 1 2 "Tom Hughes". 11v11.com. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  3. 1 2 "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission . Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. "Newcastle United Footballers in the Great War". North East War Memorials Project. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  5. 1 2 "Footballers at the Front". www.newsguardian.co.uk. Retrieved 24 October 2019.
  6. Scott, Kenneth H. "Player Details | Thomas Hughes". toon1892. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  7. "Thomas Hughes | Service Record". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 24 October 2019.