2nd Lieutenant Thomas Herbert McINTOSH
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2nd Lieutenant Thomas Herbert McINTOSH
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2nd Lieutenant Thomas Herbert McINTOSH

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2nd Lieutenant Thomas Herbert McINTOSH

Stuart McIntosh (<stu_mc40@yahoo.com>) has provided this photo and fascinating information on his grandfather, Thomas Herbert McIntosh;-

On 07/03/1911 Tom was appointed manager of Middlesborough Football Club. His first season in charge saw ‘Boro finish sixth in the First Division. The next season they finished 3rd, which is still the highest the Club has ever finished.

War broke out in 1914, and the following year Tom joined the 12th Service Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, known as the Teesside Pioneers. (He is shown in the Green Howards Gazette as having the Service Number 19960, and having the rank of Lance Serjeant). He was just short of his 36th birthday.

Before long he was promoted to Company Quarter Master Sergeant. On 30 August 1915 Tom married his second wife, Betsy Thompson in Middlesbrough. In January 1916 Tom’s company landed in France.

He later received his commission (29/01/1917), becoming a 2nd Lieutenant and was mentioned in despatches twice.

After being demobilized Middlesbrough FC won the Northern Victory League but, on 30/10/1919 Tom resigned as manager of Middlesborough. He became Secretary-Manager of Everton FC and is the man who signed Dixie Dean. Tom died in post in 1935.

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