Jack Barnes

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Birthday
28, 1908
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 1, 2008 (99)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1908
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 1, 2008 (99)

About

Forward for several soccer clubs in the interwar years, most notably Watford and Walsall.

Before Fame

Spending close to 10 years in professional football, he retired to work in a munitions plant in WW II.

Trivia

He was the oldest surviving member of the Football League, and one of the last few professional footballers from the pre- WW II period.

Family Life

Living to 99 years, he was able to meet his two grand-daughters and four great-grandchildren.

Associated With

The Russian great goalkeeper Lev Yahin also lived through WW II, though he was only 12 when it broke out.

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