Peter Mackin

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Peter Mackin (Machin)
Personal information
Full name Peter Mackin[1]
Date of birth 1878[2]
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Date of death 9 April 1917 (aged 38)[1]
Place of death Vimy Ridge, France[2]
Position(s) Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1899 Hebburn Argyle
1899–1903 Sunderland 0 (0)
1903–1905 Wallsend Park Villa
1905–1907 Lincoln City 54 (21)
1907–1908 Wallsend Park Villa
1908–1910 Blyth Spartans
1910–1911 Bedlington United
Willington Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Peter Mackin (sometimes Machin) (1878 – 9 April 1917) was an English professional football inside right who played in the Football League for Lincoln City.[3]


An inside right, Mackin had a long career in non-league football in his native North East,[2][4] most notably with North Eastern League club Blyth Spartans.[5] He scored 21 goals in 54 Football League appearances for Lincoln City.[3][6]

Personal life[edit]

Mackin was married with five children and worked as a shipyard labourer in Hebburn, Wallsend and Blyth.[7] He served as a private in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War and was wounded on the first day on the Somme.[5] Mackin was killed during the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.[2] He was buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery.[1]


Blyth Spartans

Bedlington United

  • Tynemouth Infirmary Cup: 1910–11[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "North East War Memorials Project – Every Name A Story Content". Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939 (Third edition, with revisions ed.). Toton, Nottingham. p. 187. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0. OCLC 841581272.
  4. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "The Fallen Spartans of the Great War – The Fallen Spartans of the Great War – University of Wolverhampton". Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Peter Machin". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  7. ^ admin (6 June 2018). "Sing United – Meet the Singers: Our River Stories 3 – Barbara Roper". Sing United. Retrieved 1 November 2019.