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George Brooks
Born 1887
Radcliffe, England
Died 8 November 1918 (aged 30–31)[1]
Bihécourt, France[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]

George Harold Brooks (1887 – 8 November 1918) was an English professional half back and centre forward who played in the Football League for Derby County, Manchester City and Bury.[4]

Personal life

In 1915, during the second year of the First World War, Brooks enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regiment.[5] He was holding the rank of lance corporal when he was wounded south of Mons in late 1918.[5] Brooks died of wounds at 5th Casualty Clearing Station in Bihécourt, Picardy, France on 8 November 1918,[6] three days before the armistice.[2] He was buried in Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery.[1]

Honours

Derby County

  • Football League Second Division: 1914–15[2]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 1910–11[2] First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1911–12[2] 2 1 0 0 2 1
Total 3 1 0 0 3 1
Bury 1911–12[2] First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1912–13[2] Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 2 0
Derby County 1914–15[2] Second Division 33 0 1 0 34 0
Career total 38 1 1 0 39 1

References

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