SCOTSON Reginald[1]

Male 1919 - 1999  (79 years)


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  • Name SCOTSON Reginald 
    Born 22 Sep 1919  Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Sport 1933–1934  Gateshead Boys and Durham County boys Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1939  Royal Artillery Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Sport 1934–1939  Ouston Juniors Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sport 4 Apr 1939  Sunderland FC Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Register 29 Sep 1939  35 Bensham Road, Gateshead, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Sport Dec 1950  Grimsby Town FC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sport 1955  Skegness Town FC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Professional footballer, motor engineer 
    Died Feb 1999  North East Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I563  CO. DURHAM
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father SCOTSON William Arthur,   b. 26 Mar 1882, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1947, Gateshead, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother FAIL Louisa,   b. 30 Aug 1887, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1982, Grimsby, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1909  Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Sep 1919 - Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegister - 29 Sep 1939 - 35 Bensham Road, Gateshead, County Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSport - Dec 1950 - Grimsby Town FC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1999 - North East Lincolnshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Reginald 'Reg' Scotson b.22 Sep 1919 d.Feb 1999
    Reginald "Reg" Scotson b.22 Sep 1919 d.Feb 1999
    Played professional football for Grimsby Town and Sunderland from 1939 to the early 1950s.

    Documents
    Footballer Reg Scotson's handwritten letter
    Footballer Reg Scotson's handwritten letter

  • Notes 
    • Career History
      Position right half. Height 5ft 11in , weight 12 stone
      April 1939 Signed to Sunderland from Ouston Jnrs, App 61 Goals 1
      Dec 1950 Signed to Grimsby Town, App 164 Goals 4

      Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gasette, 4 April 1939
      Under the Searchlight - by Argus
      Manager Billy Murray made his first signing for Sunderland last night, and in my opinion he signed a centre half who is just as promising now as Lockie was when he first signed.
      He is Reginald Scotson, the the player whom I favourably commented upon after last Wednesday's Northern Mid-Week League game at Roker Park. The Ouston player is beautifully built for the job, standing about 5ft 11in and weighing about 12 stone.
      He is in his 19th year - and that is not a "football age." He played for Durham County boys and Gateshead boys in the 1933-34 season and in the Schools' International trial at Salford that year, but he was then an inside wing forward. Scotson will continue his apprenticeship as a motor engineer at Gateshead. Portsmouth, I am told are disappointed they have not got him.

  • Sources 
    1. [S147] Scotson Stockton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Aug 3, 2005

    2. [S241] British GRO deaths index, NE Lincs Feb 1999 B54C 291.
      Reginald Scotson b. 22.9.1919 d. NE Lincs Feb 1999 B54C 291
      Area code 5481b Born 22 Sep 1919

    3. [S257] British GRO births index, Stockton Dec 1919 10a 111.
      Reginald Scotson b. Stockton Dec 1919 10a 111

    4. [S135] Register 1939, Registration district 557-2.
      35 Bensham Road, Gateshead, Durham
      257/1 William A Scotson b.26 Mar 1882 Mar Lomotive supervisory foreman
      257/2 Louisa Scotson b.30 Aug 1887 Mar Unpaid domestic duties
      257/3 Reginald Scotson b.22 Sep 1919 Apprentice Motor Mechanic
      Registration district 557-2

    5. [S163] Royal Artillery attestations 1883/1842.
      Reginald Scotson Attestation year 1939 Service No. 953596

    6. [S63] Newspapers, 4 April 1939; p.11 columns 1-2.
      Manager Billy Murray made his first signing for Sunderland last night, and in my opinion he signed a centre half who is just as promising now as Lockie was when he first signed.
      He is Reginald Scotson, the the player whom I favourably commented upon after last Wednesday's Northern Mid-Week League game at Roker Park. The Ouston player is beautifully built for the job, standing about 5ft 11in and weighing about 12 stone.
      He is in his 19th year - and that is not a "football age." He played for Durham County boys and Gateshead boys in the 1933-34 season and in the Schools' International trial at Salford that year, but he was then an inside wing forward. Scotson will continue his apprenticeship as a motor engineer at Gateshead. Portsmouth, I am told are disappointed they have not got him.

    7. [S24] British GRO marriage index, Stockton Jun 1909 10a 143.
      William Arthur Scotson +Louisa Fail m. Stockton Jun 1909 10a 143