Outside right George Brown Salvidge signed apprentice terms with Hull City in 1936 and joined the professional ranks in 1937. He was associated with the first team squad for three seasons but appeared for the first team only four times, twice in October 1938 (when he scored his only goal for the Tigers in a 3-2 win at home to Darlington) and twice more in April 1939.
At the end of the 1938/39 season Salvidge was offered a new contract by City but elected to sign for Birmingham & District League side Burton Town instead. However in May 1939 he broke his leg in the East Riding FA Cup Final, then the Second World War rapidly intervened.
Salvidge served in the Second Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment during World War Two. In 1941 his battalion was involved in the defence of Tobruk in Libya, and the subsequent advance westwards from Tobruk to repel Italian forces. Salvidge was killed in action on 23rd November 1941 aged only 22. His remains are buried in the Knightsbridge War Cemetery at Acroma, a village west of Tobruk, and a family memorial stone to located in Flamborough Church Cemetery.
Date/Place of Birth: 2 October 1919, Bridlington
Hull City First Game: 8 October 1938, Barnsley H (Division Three North), 19 years, 6 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 April 1939, Halifax Town H (Division Three North), 19 years, 187 days old
Hull City (1936-1939)
Hull City Record
Career: 4 apps, 1 goalsGeorge Salvidge