White, Thomas

Birth Date

12th November 1881

Birthplace

Tring, England

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

Thomas was a member of Exeter City’s first ever professional team, making his debut at Millwall in September 1908, White had been signed during the summer from Carlisle United.

Born in Hertfordshire, at the age of 16 he played local football with Chesham Generals. After two years there he signed for Grays United and played in the Southern League Second Division with them.

He then signed for Brighton and Hove Albion and stayed there for two and a half seasons before spending one season with Stockport County (1906-07), where scored one goal in 32 league appearances, and one season with Carlisle United (1908-09).

After another one season stay with Exeter City, White signed for Watford. He made 3 apperances in 1909/10 for Watford, leaving at the end of that season. Having begun his professional career on the Sussex coast, he later settled there and died in Brighton General Hospital, leaving an estate worth £7,054, which accrued from the newsagents business he ran in Hove.

Thomas died on the 2nd September 1953

Appearances

19

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