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.
|YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
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,
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