Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
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1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
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1982-88 - The Dark Years
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1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
100 Greatest LUFC Players Ever
Greatest Leeds United Games
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Ward: Thomas Alfred (Tommy)

WW2 Guest: 1944-1945 (Leeds United War-time Guest Player Details)

Centre Forward

Born: Wolsingham, Co. Durham: 06-08-1917

Debut: v Sheffield United (h): 12-05-1945

Height & Weight: Unknown

Ward started his football career with Crook Town and signed for Second Division Sheffield Wednesday in March 1937 but did not make a senior appearance for them before the start of World War Two. During the War he guested in one game for Leeds United in the 1944-45 Football League Northern Section Second Championship when he scored from Centre Forward in a 4-1 win over Sheffield United on 12th May 1945. He returned to Hillsborough after the War and played his first game for them in the F.A. Cup in the Third Round First Leg tie on 5th January 1946 at Field Mill with Mansfield Town which ended in a 0-0 draw and he scored his first Wednesday goal four days later with the fifth goal in a 5-0 win in the Second Leg at Hillsborough. He stayed with the Owls for two seasons and scored eighteen times in thirty-four League games and scored one goal in four F.A. Cup ties. However, he fell out of favour in the second season with the emergence of Jimmy Dailey and the signing of Clarrie Jordan and he played his last game on 14th February 1948 in a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest before leaving for Third Division North Darlington in August 1948. He stayed at the Feethams for five seasons scoring thirty-two goals in one hundred and nineteen games and added two more in six F.A. Cup ties.

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