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George CucksonPersonal informationFull name George Herbert Cuckson[1]Date of birth 1878[2]Place of birth Gainsborough, England[3]Date of death 13 October 1915 (agedĀ 37)[1]Place of death Pas-de-Calais, France[3]Position(s) WingerSenior career*Years Team Apps (Gls)1898-1899 Gainsborough Trinity 2 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Herbert Cuckson (also referred to as Cookson, 1878 - 13 October 1915) was an English professional footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Gainsborough Trinity.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Cuckson was married and worked as a bricklayer.[3] He enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment in Gainsborough after the outbreak of the First World War.[3] Sent to France, he was killed on 13 October 1915 attacking the Hohenzollern Redoubt during the Battle of Loos.[3][1][5] Cuckson is commemorated at the Loos Memorial.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition Club Season Division League FA Cup Total Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Gainsborough Trinity 1898-99 Second Division[4] 2 0 0 0 2 0 Career total 2 0 0 0 2 0


  1. ^ a b c d "Casualty Details: Cuckson, George Herbert". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ George Herbert Cuckson on Lives of the First World War
  3. ^ a b c d e "CUCKSON, George Herbert". Lincs to the Past. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  4. ^ a b GH Cookson at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  5. ^ "George Herbert Cuckson | Service Record". Football and the First World War. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

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