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IN MEMORY OF...

...THOSE TOWN SERVANTS WHO DIED ON THIS DAY

February 20

1956
Aged 81

Harry STRINGFELLOW
Harry could play anywhere in the half-back line and signed for Town in the summer of 1904. He stayed just one season before moving on to Leeds City. When his playing days were over he took up basket making, following in his father's footsteps. Harry then retired to the Hampshire village of Cowplain.

1956
Aged 59

Jimmy POCOCK
Jimmy made just a dozen appearances between 1919 and 1922 before retiring from the game with a cartilage injury. He died from TB after working as a watchman in Avonmouth Docks.

1956
Aged 59

Tommy WYLIE
Scottish full-back Tommy spent three and a half years with Town before returning north of the border in the summer of 1930. After quitting the game, he worked in the canteen of an Ordnance Factory in Ayrshire.

1942
Aged 61

John SKILLEN
John deputised for George Rushton at centre-forward twice early in 1909, before returning to Ayr Parkhouse. He later worked as a railway platelayer at Queensferry and died following an accident at work, en route to the Royal Naval Hospital at Port Edgar.

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