235 John Jobson

Biography

John William Jobson was born in the Northumberland mining village of Burradon and had a well-travelled and largely unheralded early career playing North Eastern League football for various teams. In 1930 he had travelled to South Yorkshire to play for Hatfield Main and came to the attention of Hull City in November 1930, who signed him as cover for wide positions on both wings. Jobson deputised for regular outside left Dally Duncan on his debut, then switched to the opposite wing a fortnight later for his second and final appearance for the Tigers.

Jobson returned to non-league football in the South Yorkshire area after leaving City in the 1931 close season, then returned to his native North East in the mid-1930s. By 1939 he was living in the Northumberland coastal town of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and working in a local colliery. He became an Army sargeant in the Durham Light Infantry during World War Two and received a Military Medal for bravery under attack in the Middle East. He later moved back to the Yorkshire area and died in Scarborough in 1974.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 29 July 1908, Burradon
Hull City First Game: 2 February 1931, Barrow H (Division Three North), 22 years, 207 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 March 1931, Accrington Stanley H (Division Three North), 22 years, 221 days old

Clubs

Walker Celtic (1927-1928), Burradon Colliery Welfare (1928-1929), Blyth Spartans (1929-1930), Hatfield Main Colliery (1930), Hull City (1930-1931), Frickley Colliery (1931-1932), Hatfield Main Colliery (1932-1934), Seaton Burn Welfare (1934-1935), Burradon Colliery Welfare

Hull City Record

Career: 2 apps, 0 goals

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