64 William Robson

Biography

Left back Robson joined Hull City as a teenager in 1910 and was a support player in the first team for two seasons. No further trace of his career can be found once he left the Tigers.

Born in Usworth, a colliery village near Washington and the River Wear, Robson worked as a coal miner while also playing football for junior side Hebburn Argyle. Robson emigrated to Australia in October 1927, his sailing from the Port of London was beset with difficulties – a broken propeller in the Bay of Biscay required a return to England, then a second sailing three weeks later was hit by storms. It is therefore perhaps understandable that he stayed in Australia for the rest of his days, dying there in 1954.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 5 August 1892, Usworth
Hull City First Game: 11 March 1911, Barnsley A (Division Two), 18 years, 218 days old
Hull City Final Game: 20 March 1912, Bradford Park Avenue A (Division Two), 19 years, 228 days old

Clubs

Hebburn Argyle, Hull City (1910-1912)

Hull City Record

Career: 8 apps, 0 goals

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1 thought on “64 William Robson”

  1. William Robson (pep) played for Hull city in 1910 he was my uncle my fathers brother I never got to know him as he emergrated to Australia in 1927 and died there around 1954 he was married to Annie and had one
    daughter
    Uncle Will came from a big family in Usworth Washington with 10 sisters and 2 brothers my father Harry often talked about him

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