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Alexander Halkett Squad Index
Information:
1908-09 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
25th September 1881
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6
Weight:
10st 7lbs
Signed:
15/07/1904
Career History:
Parkmore/Dundee Violet/Dundee 2nd October 1899/Aberdeen 15th July 1904/Reading (On Trial) 27th October 1909 - 12th November 1909. Joined Forfar in November 1910. St Johnstone 26th August 1911/Breadalbane 2nd September 1913, Retired - 30th April 1913
 
Profile:
Nicknamed "Ecky," Halkett was one of the original pioneering Aberdeen players who helped ease the club in to the Scottish League in the early part of the century. Signed from Dundee in 1904, became a regular right half in the Dons side and was a firm favourite for the "Black & Golds". Elevated to club captain in 1907, Halkett was never capped for his country and scored two goals during his five seasons at Pittodrie.

"Alexander Halkett, right-half, is one of the neatest players who ever kicked a ball. He comes of a well-known Dundee family of footballers, and fully keeps up the reputation of it. A most judicious man, and one who is very seldom off form."

Source: Aberdeen Evening Gazette, 26th November 1904

Alick Halket, who has undergone a serious operation since the season ended, is now on the high road to recovery. He is still in hospital, but is mending very rapidly.

Source: Bon-Accord, 6th June 1907

HALKETT GOES TO PORTSMOUTH

Alexander Halkett, who has been with the Aberdeen club since the amalgamation, has been transferred to the Portsmouth club. Many were regret this players departure, and his finished half-back play will be a distinct loss to the Pittodrie club. Halkett commenced playing for Aberdeen when the club was admitted to the Second Division of the league, there was thus the oldest playing member in the club. He was the sole remaining player of the team which won the Qualifying Cup in 1904-5.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 12th May 1909

Mrs. Halkett, Spey Street, Kingussie, received official intimation last week that her husband, Gunner Alexander Halkett, Royal Field Artillery, has fallen in action. The deceased was one of the most prominent football players in the west and middle districts of Scotland. He leaves a young wife and child.

Source: Aberdeen Daily Journal, 20th March 1917

Military Profile
Rank Gunner
Regiment/Service Royal Field Artillery
Unit "C" Battalion, 87th Brigade
Service Number 143620
Cemetery SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Reference www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=282387
Additional Info

THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL: 17.03.1917
WAR CASUALTIES - PERTH
News has come to hand that Gunner Alexander L. Halkett, R.F.A., a well-known football player, has been killed in action. Gunner Halkett, who was the son of Mr John Halkett, 1 Park Avenue, Dundee. enlisted about midsummer last year, and went to the front in December. He was at one time half-back for Dundee Football Club, and afterwards acted as captain for Aberdeen F.C. Latterly he came to Perth to play for St. Johnstone. Gunner Halkett was 35 years of age, and was married ten months ago.


Alexander Halkett

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/08/1904
Aberdeen 1-1 Leith Athletic
East Scotland League Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 22 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1908-09
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
8
0
0
1907-08
29
0
1
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
1
4
0
0
1906-07
30
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
32
0
0
8
0
0
1905-06
22
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
7
0
0
1904-05
16
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
1
17
0
0
Totals:
116
0
2
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
128
0
2
44
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 128 2