Lintott, Evelyn

Birth Date

2nd November 1883

Birthplace

Godalming, England

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Half-Back

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Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, and a son of a wealthy family, Lintott played for Woking where he helped the club to win the East and West Surrey League and the Surrey Charity Shield.

He won his first England Amateur international cap in 1906 when they plated at home to France and won 15-0.

He went on to win a full England cap, despite still being an amateur, in 1908, playing against Ireland.

His only outing for Exeter City was in a Plymouth and District League fixture at home to St Michaels in December 1906.

He then played for Plymouth Argyle, moving to Queen’s Park Rangers in 1907.

He appeared in 31 Southern League games, signing for the first time, as a professional, before leaving Queen’s Park Rangers and signing for Bradford City in 1908 for a fee of £1,000.

After scoring 2 goals in 53 games for Bradford City, he finished his career at Leeds City from 1912-1914, adding a further 43 games.

Throughout his playing career Lintott was also a schoolmaster and whilst at Queen’s Park Rangers taught at Oldfield Road School, Willesden. In 1908, he joined the Army at first with 17th Service (Football) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment.

He then became a lieutenant in the West Yorkshire Regiment and was killed in action on 1 July 1916, the first day on the Somme, which was the opening day of the Battle of Albert and the first phase of the British and French offensive that became known as the Battle of the Somme. Lintott lost his life along with more than 19,000 other men

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