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Charles Neilson Squad Index
Information:
1910-11 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
27th November 1889
Birthplace:
Montrose, Scotland
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
12/08/1910
Career History:
Ellon United/Aberdeen 12th August 1910, Released - 30th April 1913/Aberdeen 22nd January 1915/Unattached - 25th January 1915
 
Profile:
Military Profile
Rank Company Sergeant Major
Regiment/Service Gordon Highlanders
Unit 1st/5th Battalion.
Service Number 2284
Cemetery MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Reference www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=120978
Additional Info

Son of James and Christina Neilson, of 7, Station Rd., Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class 2) Charles Neilson (26) was born in Montrose on 27th November 1889. He graduated M.A. from Aberdeen University in 1913. As a student he was remembered as showing much promise in the Arts and as an excellent footballer. After initial training in Aberdeen he took up a post as a teacher at Lossiemouth. In September 1914 he enlisted as a Private at Peterhead into the 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. which was a part-time Territorial unit which recruited from the Buchan/Formartine areas of Aberdeenshire. Charles was killed in action at Neuville-St-Vaast, France on 1st June 1916 and is buried in Maroeuil Cemetery.

His brothers, Rolland M., and James H. also fell.

Charles Neilson

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
10/12/1910
Hibernian 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Easter Road, Edinburgh 7,000 21 Start
17/12/1910
Heart of Midlothian 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Tynecastle, Edinburgh 7,500 21 Start
24/12/1910
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 13,000 21 Start
31/12/1910
St. Mirren 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 7,000 21 Start
07/01/1911
Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) Brockville Park, Falkirk 7,000 21 Start
09/09/1911
Heart of Midlothian 4-3 Aberdeen
North East Cup Tynecastle, Edinburgh 21 Start
16/09/1911
Aberdeen 1-2 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,000 21 Start
30/03/1912
Aberdeen 0-0 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 4,000 22 Start
06/04/1912
Aberdeen 1-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 3,000 22 Start
21/08/1912
Dundee 4-1 Aberdeen
Benefit Match Dens Park, Dundee 2,000 22 Start
23/10/1912
Aberdeen 0-2 Hibernian
Inter-City 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
1912-13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1911-12
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
1910-11
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
3
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 8 0