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Thomas Henry Kingsnorth (16 April 1917 – 2 February 1992) was an English footballer. He played professionally for Gillingham between 1946 and 1951, and in total made 28 appearances in the Football League. [1] [2]

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References

  1. Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 186. ISBN   0-7524-2243-X.
  2. Hugman, Barry J. (1984). Canon League Football Players' Records 1946-1984. Newnes Books. p. 266. ISBN   0-600-37318-5.