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James Neilson Squad Index
Information:
1911-12 Squad Number:
10
Position:
Inside Left
Date of Birth:
07th November 1887
Birthplace:
Montrose, Scotland
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
29/09/1911
Career History:
Ellon United/Huntly/Aberdeen 29th September 1911, Released ? 30th April 1914
 
Profile:
Military Profile
Rank Sergeant
Regiment/Service Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Unit 10th Battalion.
Service Number 226018
Cemetery KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY
CWGC Reference www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=332679
Additional Info

Son of James and Christina Neilson, of 7, Station Rd., Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Native of Montrose. Killed in Action 28/10/1917, age 29.

Sergeant James Hadden Neilson (29) was a native of Montrose and enlisted in the Lovat Scouts which was a mounted regiment. However as the war developed there was little need for mounted troops and the unit was converted to infantry and became the 10th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders which was part of a force sent to help the Greeks who were on our side in the war. James' death occurred on 28th October 1917 and he is buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, near Thessaloniki in Northern Greece.

James Neilson

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
08/05/1909
Aberdeen 2-0 Peterhead
Fleming Charity Shield F Recreation Park, Peterhead 1,800 21 Start
30/09/1911
Aberdeen 1-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,000 23 Start
06/11/1912
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee
Inter-City League Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 24 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
1912-13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1911-12
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1908-09
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
Totals:
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 1 1