Thomas Oliver Bennett

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Thomas Bennett
Personal information
Full name Thomas Oliver Bennett
Born April→June 1852
Wakefield district, England
Died July→September 1905 (aged 53)
Wakefield district, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1873–≥73 Wakefield Trinity
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire

Thomas Oliver Bennett (birth registered April→June 1852[1] — death registered July→September 1905 (aged 53)[2]) birth registered in Wakefield district, was an English rugby union footballer who played in the 1870s, playing at representative level for Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № not allocated for rugby union players), his death was registered in Wakefield district. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Wakefield Trinity was a rugby union club.

Playing career[edit]

Notable appearances[edit]

Thomas Bennett was a founder member of Wakefield Trinity and played in the club's first ever game in 1873, and he was later an honorary secretary of the club.[3]

Change of Code[edit]

When Wakefield Trinity converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, Thomas Bennett would have been 43. Subsequently, he didn't become both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Wakefield Trinity.

Genealogical Information[edit]

Thomas Bennett was the father of Wakefield Trinity rugby league footballer who played in the 1900s Ernest Bennett, and the maternal great-grandfather of the Featherstone Rovers, and Wakefield Trinity rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, Donald "Don" Metcalfe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 - 1960. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a

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