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Evelyn Lintott

Queen's Park Rangers FC, Bradford City AFC

7 caps, 0 goals

P 7 W 6 D 1 L 0 F 29: A 7
93% successful

1908-09

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Temporary Lieutenant Evelyn Henry Lintott
Born 2 November 1883 in Hazelville, Wolseley Road, Farncombe, Surrey [registered in Guildford, December 1883].
Attended King Edward VI Grammar School in Guildford.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Evelyn is the second of five children, four of them sons, to Arthur Frederick and Eleanor L., with three servants, living at Tuesley House, Culmer Mullards Row, Busbridge, Godalming. His father is not on this census.

According to the 1901 census, Evelyn has an new younger brother, and still living with his cattle servant father and his mother, they live at Clovelly, on Commercial Road in Woking. Evelyn is a pupil teacher.

According to the 1911 census, Evelyn is a school teacher living with his brother Frederick and his wife Edith, living in 22 Granville Road in Bradford.

Killed in action on 1 July 1916 in Somme, Picardy, France, aged 32 years 242 days [registered in War Death Army Officers], in the Battle of Albert, he was temporary Lieutenant in the Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire Regiment, 15th Battallion. His death was officially reported by Private David Spink. The report said "Lt. Lintott killed by machine gun at 3pm in the advance. He was struck in the chest." More detail was forthcoming in a letter to the Yorkshire Post. It described his last moments: "Lt. Lintott's end was particularly gallant. Tragically, he was killed leading his platoon of the 15th West Yorkshire Regiment, The Leeds Pals, over the top. He led his men with great dash and when hit the first time declined to take the count. Instead, he drew his revolver and called for further effort. Again he was hit but struggled on but a third shot finally bowled him over."
Evelyn's body was never found, he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. It has 72,000 names of British and Commonwealth troops killed during the Battle of the Somme who have no known grave.
Tragically - his death was not reported for some time, it was only announced that he was wounded on 1 July 1916. His death was not announced until 8th July.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 0lbs [1908].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], BantamsPast & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played part-time football for Woking FC while studying to be a schoolteacher. He captained Woking in 1905-06 and represented Surrey. He joined Plymouth Argyle FC in summer 1906, where he made only two appearances, before signing as an amateur for Southern League Queen's Park Rangers FC in the summer of 1907. He signed professional terms in May 1908, Lintott had made 35 appearances for QPR, scoring one league goal. On 21st November 1908, Lintott signed for Bradford City AFC at Paddington station, London for over �1,000. After 57 appearances and two goals, Lintott then moved to Leeds City FC on 7th June 1912 where he made 45 appearances, scoring once.
Club honours Southern League Champions 1907-08; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1908;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Was President of the Players' Union until his resignation on 20 March 1911.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 330th players (331) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 92, 15 February 1908, Ireland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 24 years 105 days.
Last match No. 103, 31 May 1909, Hungary 2 England 8, a European tour match at Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Budapest, aged 25 years 210 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1907-08, 1908-09;
Team honours British Championships shared 1907-08, winners 1908-09;
Individual honours England Amateur (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Whilst at QPR he remained in the teaching profession at a school in Willesden, North London. On arriving at Valley Parade, Bradford City found him employment at 'Sports and Pastimes' - the makers of City's shirts. However, he expressed a wish to return to teaching and he found a post at a school in Dudley Hill. Evelyn was also heavily involved with the emerging Players Union, known today as the PFA. From 1910-11 he was the head of the organisation. His brother Fredrick Stacey Lintott - Bradford Daily Telegraph reporter 'Preceptor' - edited the Unions 'Football Player Magazine'. At the outbreak of the Great War, he eventually the 17th Service (Football) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment as a second lieutenant. On 15th January 1916, the Football Battalion reached the front-line of the Western Front. During a two-week period in the trenches four members of the Football Battalion were killed and 33 were wounded. Lieutenant Evelyn Lintott was later transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.158./Bantamspast

 

Evelyn Lintott - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
8 7 5 630 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Evelyn Lintott - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 0 2 3.00 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 5 4 1 0 23 7 +16 0 0 4.60 1.40 90.0 +4
All 7 6 1 0 29 7 +22 0 2 4.143 1.00 92.9 +6

 

Evelyn Lintott - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 4 1 0 17 3 +14 0 2 3.40 0.60 90.0 +4
Friendly 2 2 0 0 12 4 +8 0 0 6.00 2.00 100.0 +2
All 7 6 1 0 29 7 +22 0 2 4.143 1.00 92.9 +6

 

Evelyn Lintott - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1907-08 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 0 0 3.667 1.00 83.3 +2
BC 1908-09 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 0 2 3.00 0.00 100.0 +2
All 5 4 1 0 17 3 +14 0 2 3.40 0.60 90.0 +4
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 1 0 17 3 +14 0 2 3.40 0.60 90.0 +4
All 5 4 1 0 17 3 +14 0 2 3.40 0.60 90.0 +4

 

Evelyn Lintott - Match History
 Club: Queen's Park Rangers F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

Age 24
1 92 15 February 1908 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast BC AW Start lh
2 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Football Ground, Temperance Town, Cardiff, AW Start lh
3 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Start lh
 Club: Bradford City A.F.C. - 4 full caps  
Age 25
4 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Horton Park, Bradford BC HW Start lh
5 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London HW Start lh
6 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Budapest tour AW Start lh
7 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Budapest AW Start lh
- 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien AW reserve

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