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Jim Gotts - footballer

James Atkinson 373 Gotts was born in 1917 in Seaton Delaval and is in tree #040. Both he and (my father) James Atkinson 414 Gotts were first cousins named after their uncle of the same name who died in WW1.

James Atkinson Gotts WW1

This photo is of him during WW2 with one of his sons.

20 Jim Gotts footballer

En route to play in Amsterdam 1946.

Jim is holding his hat and wearing a scarf

In 2014 a new Wikipedia page went up as part of a project to add footballers, and Jim Gotts now has his own Wikipedia page which describes his career with Ashington before the start of the 1939-45 war, then Brentford and finally Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jim Gotts wikipedia page

Jim’s son Alan Gotts has kindly provided some photos of Brentford FC:

Thanks to his son Alan Gotts for his contribution to these pages

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Colchester: match report 13th April 1946 Southern League


Brighton & Hove Albion

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This programme for Brentford’s 1945-46 season is signed by Jim and was on ebay.

C/o Alan Gotts

There are two news items for Jim: