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Andrew Hamilton Squad Index
Information:
1905-06 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
10th June 1882
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Career History:
Favourites/Harp/Aberdeen 17th May 1905, Released - 1st May 1906
 
Profile:
Andrew had played in a number of reserve matches prior to signing for the club in May 1905. By the beginning of November 1905 he was a regular in the reserves and a run of three goals in two games saw him promoted to the first eleven. Unfortunately Andrew was unable to produce the form he had shown in the reserves and provided a "weak" performance which merited little or no mention in the reports of the day. Back in the reserves for the following week he went on a scoring run of five goals in four games. A regular in the reserves his chain of appearances came to an end when he was hurt in a scaffolding accident in March 1906. Although he returned to the reserve side the following month he was never really the same player and Andrew was not signed on for the following season.
Andrew served in the 4th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders during the First World War and was killed in action in July 1915.
Military Profile
Rank Private
Regiment/Service Gordon Highlanders
Unit 4th Battalion
Service Number 2072
Cemetery YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
CWGC Reference www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=908584
Additional Info

Private Andrew Hamilton, of the 4th battalion Gordon Highlanders, was dispatched to France having enjoyed several successful seasons playing for Aberdeen Football Club. He was killed in action on April 20, 1915, just two months after he arrived on the frontline. Eight days before he died, Private Hamilton wrote: "In the event of my death, I leave personal belongings to my wife, Mrs A Hamilton, 11 Forbes Street, Aberdeen."

She had been told by his Captain that her husband's death was instantaneous and that he is now buried behind the trenches, with a cross marking his grave.


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Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
22/04/1905
Leith Athletic 2-0 Aberdeen
East Scotland League Logie Green Park, Leith 22 Start
15/08/1905
Aberdeen 0-0 St. Bernards
East Scotland League Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 2,500 23 Start
25/11/1905
Aberdeen 1-2 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,500 23 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
1905-06
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
1904-05
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 1 0