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Alan Brown



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: New Member Reply with quote

Hello to everyone,

Thanks to David for helping me to register for this forum. My interest at the moment is mainly World War One. In fact, I am currently writing a book titled "World War One and Scottish Football", which will be a season by season review of the 5 wartime seasons in Scottish Football (Statistical and written), and a short biography of each player that made the ultimate sacrifice during the conflict. At the moment I have a list with 127 footballers. The criteria I have set is that anyone on the list must have made at least one appearance in the Scottish League, an International player or played in the English League/Southern League. My most up to date listing of players in on my blog at: www.scottishfootballhistory.wordpress.com. Any additions, corrections or otherwise are most welcome!

Also I have just watched the trailer for the new Jeremy Paxman documentary on WW1. It is to begin on BBC on 27th January at 9pm. Should be of interest to most people on here.

Alan Brown
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alan, welcome.

I have some photos I took in 2012 of the Hearts memorial in Contalmaison if they are of any use to you?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome from me too Alan!

I have come across a few footballers in my research of Denny & Dunipace, but as most of them played for 'Juniors', I doubt if any would be of interest!

Anne
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just remembered this thread http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1391 which features Thomas Clifford.

Tip - use the search facility at the top and look for football, it will bring up a whole load of links worth checking out.

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alan and welcome.
One to add to your list is George Huntly Badenoch. Born in Castle Douglas, he played for Hearts before moving south to play for (amongst others) Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town.
See http://archive.mehstg.com/badenoch_george.htm for details.
While at Northampton he met and married his wife and eventually joined the rest of his family who had moved to Canada. While visiting his in-laws in 1914 he enlisted in the Canadian Infantry at their base in England.
BADENOCH, GEORGE HUNTLY
Rank:Private
Service No:19169
Date of Death:15/06/1915
Age:33
Regiment/Service:Canadian Infantry
1st Bn.
Panel Reference
MemorialVIMY MEMORIAL
Additional Information:
Born at Castle Douglas, Scotland. Son of Alexander and Jeanne Badenoch, of Indian Head, Saskatchewan; husband of Ellen Henrietta Badenoch, of Regina, Saskatchewan.

If you "google" his full name you will find a detailed family history.

Oddly he is not listed on the Castle Douglas War Memorial but he is mentioned in a newspaper report on the Castle Douglas High School Roll of Honour at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=5333
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Alan Brown



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome and to everyone that has given any advice/additions so far. I had no mention of George Badenoch so thanks for that. I already had Thomas Clifford on my list, though he is not mentioned as dying during WW1 on some sources I have looked at.

Alan Brown
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan - this item on the Great War Forum might be of interest???
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=205897
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:11 am    Post subject: Aberdeen Football Men Reply with quote

I helped research the players and others connected with the team. It was hard to find info at the club as a fire destroyed their records.
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:03 pm    Post subject: mcgregor Reply with quote

Alexander McGregor

(Glasgow Herald 16th March 1915)
"Mrs McGregor, 29 Cowlairs Avenue, Springburn, has received no word from her son, Private Alex. McGregor, of the 1st Gordon Highlanders, since December 14. Private McGregor is well known as a football player, having played at centre forward for Yoker Athletic last season. He subsequently signed for Totenham Hotspur, to whom he went in August last. He, however, returned to Scotland, and enlited in the Gordon Highlanders in November. After a stay in Aberdeen he left fo the front on December 3."

McGREGOR, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: S/7146
Date of Death: 14/12/1914
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 38.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: brechin fc Reply with quote

Brechin City FC have info about footballers from the club or footballers with a connection to Brechin who served or died in the war. There's quite a bit of detail about their employment before the war, rank, regiment and war service.

Frank Forbes (Died)
Walter Fowler (Died)
David Glen (Died)
Colin McKenzie Hampton (survived)
Robert Jaffray (or Jeffrey) (Died)
James Livie (Survived)
David Collie Martin (Died)
J Milne (Survived)
Robert Strachan (Died)
John Alexander Walker (Survived)

http://www.brechincity.com/bcfc/servlet/BCFCFrontControllerServlet?action=News&page_id=75&category=2
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Alan,
Had a look at your blog-any chance that you could list the clubs they played for?-that would help in relation to local club searches.
I presume that you have already been through the Internationals Book list.
Best of luck
Hugh
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: New Reply with quote

Please see this link and scroll through
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1133&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=football&start=15

It mentions numbers from some clubs and lists names from Celtic some of which you have not got.
Sure there was information recently in local paper re Raith Rovers which I will dig out.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: New Reply with quote

Have just added details on Raith Rovers to above link.
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Alan Brown



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and thanks to all members of the forum who have contributed to the list of footballers who fell in WW1 so far. I will update my blog in the next few days to include the clubs of each player.

Alan
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Alan Brown



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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: World War One and Scottish Football book Reply with quote

Hi,

The above mentioned book is now available to order. Details on my blog for anyone interested.

www.scottishfootballhistory.wordpress.com

Alan
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