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East Fife Players

Post by Angusfifer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:04 pm

This might be a long shot but I'm researching for a book on players who have played for East Fife since they joined the league in 1921. I've been through both the Litster discs and am looking for Dates of Birth for the following players. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Adam B. Allan: Signed for East Fife in 1933. Also played for Edinburgh City
Pep Allison 1934 Denbeath Star, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Alan Anderson 1968 Shotts Bon Accord
Robert Anderson 1959
William Anderson 1926 Broxburn United
John Arnott 1959 Dalkeith Thistle, Raith Rovers, Peebles Rovers, Duns (There was a John Arnott born 1939 in Haddington)
Andrew Bell 1924 Lochee, Forfar Athletic
William Bell 1922 Raith Rovers
Robert Bernard 1922 Partick Thistle, Bo’ness, Airdrieonians
Ian Beveridge 1954 Blantyre Victoria, Dumbarton
William Birse 1957 Dundee North End, Dundee, Brechin City, Montrose (There was a William Birse born 1935 in Dundee)
Archibald Blair 1932 Camelon
Patrick Bolan 1939 Brechin City
Neil Bowie 1954 Pollok, Hamilton Accies, Brechin City (There was a Neil Bowie born 1930 in Glasgow)
James Brodie 1927 Brechin City
Robert Broome 1964 Hearts, Bo’ness United
Alexander Brown 1929 Wellesley
Edward Brown 1931
Ian Brown 1978
James Brown 1960 Glencraig Colliery, Dundee United, Thornton Hibs
John Brown 1961 Sunnybank, Aberdeen, Arbroath
John Bruce (Goalkeeper) 1925 Forfar Athletic
Robert Bryans 1958 Kilsyth Rangers, Aberdeen, Albion Rovers
James Bryce 1956 St Andrews United, Winsford United (There was a James Bryce born 1936 in Buckhaven)
Ronald Buick 1927 Montrose
James Bunting 1965 Dalry Thistle (There was a James Bunting born in 1943 in Catrine, Ayrshire)
Daniel Burke 1968 Johnstone Burgh (There was a Daniel Burke born in 1944 in Glasgow)
James Burton 1921
Patrick Cahill 1922 Bo’ness, Wellesley (There was a Patrick Cahill born in 1896 in Govan)
Robert Cameron 1958 St Andrews United
Archibald Campbell 1959 Lochee Harp, Tottenham Hotspur (Emigrated to Australia)
Duncan Campbell 1936 St Johnstone, Brechin City
Hugh Carroll 1938 Ashfield
Richard Carroll 1959 St Margaret’s YC, St Roch’s
David W. Clark (Goalkeeper) 1947 Dundee United
Robert Connelly 1964 Liverpool, St Johnstone, Renfrew
William Coull 1935 Logie
Peter Cowan 1934 Preston North End, Stenhousemuir
Alexander Cunningham 1965 Glenrothes
Stewart Cunningham 1959 Jordanhill College, Haddington Athletic, Arbroath

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by cowdenbeather » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:58 pm

Duncan Campbell b Alloa 11 February 1907/d Alloa 10 October 1976

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Post by Angusfifer » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:55 pm

Many thanks Cowdenbeather...

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Post by Angusfifer » Mon May 01, 2017 8:02 am

Now for D-H. Again, any information would be much appreciated...

James Davidson: Signed for East Fife in 1964, also played for St Andrews United
James Davies 1932 Bo’ness
David Dawson 1924 Lochgelly United
Jamie Devlin 2011
G. Dick 1933
Matthew Donaldson 1924 Forfar Athletic
William Dougan 1933 Blairhall
James Downie 1964 Renfrew
William Downie 1935 Cambuslang Rangers
Adam Drysdale 1932
Andrew Duncan 1938 St Johnstone
David R. Duncan 1924 Hearts
Robert Dunsmuir 1924 St Bernard’s, Broxburn United
Thomas M. Early 1935 Woodhall Thistle
James Elliott 1923 Stoneyburn Bluebell, Royal Albert
James Fairley 1924 Broxburn United
John Falconer 1959 Nottingham Forest, Brechin City (There was a John Falconer born 1938 in Kirkcaldy)
Owen Feenie 1931 Dundee, Cowdenbeath
Kevin Fennell 1996
William Fleming 1921
William Fleming 1946 Stenhousemuir, East Stirlingshire
John Ford 1956 Loanhead Mayflower
Archibald Forrest 1938
Thomas D. Forrester 1933 Armadale
Andrew Fotheringham 1958 Crossgates Primrose
Hugh Foy 1932 Bo’ness (there was a Hugh Foy born 1909 in Buckhaven and a Hugh Foy born 1911 in Bathgate)
Anthony Gallagher 1965 Vale of Leven
John Gardiner 1966 Peterborough, Lochee United
Andrew Gearie 1961 Everton, Dundee, Toronto City, Brechin City (There was an Andrew Gearie born 1943 in Dundee)
Michael Giblin 1925 Hearts, Peebles Rovers
John Gibson 1993 Brechin City? Dundee St Josephs
Ian Gilchrist 1966 Renfrew, Berwick Rangers (There was an Ian Gilchrist born 1946 in Johnstone)
William Gillies 1934 Wallyford Bluebell, Cowdenbeath
John Govan 1927 St Johnstone
Joseph Gowdy 1928 Falkirk (Born in Belfast)
George Gray 1922
David Guthrie 1960 Rosyth Recreation, Dunfermline Athletic, Kelty Hearts, Thornton Hibs
George Hay 1933 Newtongrange Star
Alexander Henderson 1928
James Henderson 1937 Forth Juniors
Thomas Henderson 1947 Kinglassie Colliery
John Herbert 1929 Arniston Rangers, Raith Rovers
Ernest Hudson 1948 Edinburgh Waverley, Headington United
David Hunter 1923 King’s Park
Charles Hutton (Goalkeeper) 1952 Valleyfield Colliery, Dundee United, Brechin City (There was a Charles Hutton born 1932 in Dunfermline)

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Angusfifer » Mon May 08, 2017 12:01 pm

I'll keep trying. Here is the next batch:

James Johnston: Signed for East Fife 1924. Also played for Lochgelly United
John Keddie 1954 Lochore Welfare, St Andrews United
John Kelly (Goalkeeper) 1933 Arbroath
William Kerr 1921
Robert King 1935
Alexander Kirk 1938 Kelty NE
John Kirkwood 1931 Bo’ness Cadona
David Kyle 1938 Law Scotia, Stenhousemuir
Robert Laird 1933 Albion Rovers, Forfar Athletic
Alexander Leslie 1926 Manchester City (There was an Alexander Leslie born 1902 in Glasgow)
George Letham 1924 Cowdenbeath (There was a George Letham born 1903 in Newbattle, Midlothian)
David Linton 1934 Denbeath Star (There was a David Linton born 1909 in Cupar and a David Linton born 1912 in Wemyss)
Robert Logan 1964
Thomas Lynch 1933
David McDonald 1922 Dundee
Stephen McDonald 1935 East Stirlingshire, Vale Ocoba
John McGeechan 1928 Law Scotia
James McGowan 1935 Dunnikier
Owen McGuinness 1932 Bayview Athletic
Robert McKee 1931 Camelon
John McLafferty 1938 Greyfriars
John McLaughlin 1921
David McLean 1927 Duntocher Hibs
Grant McLean 1977 Forfar Athletic, played non-league football in Dundee (There was a Grant McLean born 1958 in Dundee)
Harry McLeish 1934 West Ham United (No relation to the Henry McLeish who later played for East Fife)
George McManus 1958 Armadale Thistle, Petershill
Peter McPherson 1923
Alexander McWatt 1963 Dunipace Thistle, Stirling Albion, Ashfield, Stenhousemuir, Rhyl (There was an Alexander McWatt born 1941 in Stirling)
John Markie 1961 Dundee North End, Forfar Athletic, Brechin City, South Shields
W. Marshall 1924 Townhill Juniors
William Marshall 1932 Rangers
Robert Maxwell 1937
Thomas Mitchell 1927 Petershill (Born in Govan according to Litster pre-war records)
John Moffat 1925
Joseph Moffat 1938 Bo’ness Cadora
Frank Morrison 1960 Aberdeen Sunnybank, Dundee
James R. Morrison 1933 Brechin City
Brian Muir 1960 Lochgelly Albert
James Nairn 1965 Thornton Hibs
Thomas Neish 1921 Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly United
Andrew Nelson 1967 St Mirren, Worcester City, Ayr United, Dumbarton, Clydebank
William Nicoll 1958 Wellsgreen, Thornton Hibs, Raith Rovers, Newburgh, Arbroath, Montrose

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by bluedragon » Mon May 08, 2017 6:38 pm

I did a matchday programme article on Andrew ("Drew") Nelson earlier in the season. When he joined Worcester City in August 1962 he was reported to be 19 years of age. The Club history gives his date of birth as "C1943". There are two Andrew Nelsons born in 1943 in ScotlandsPeople I think it is likely that he is the one born in Coalburn as his first club was Lanark United. Because I could not get the certificate on-line I did not take it any further. A year's a start! If you want a copy of the article please just send me a pm with an e-mail address and I would be happy to send one on.

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Angusfifer » Tue May 09, 2017 7:28 am

Thank you for that Bluedragon. Will PM you...

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Partick Thistle » Tue May 09, 2017 8:02 am

I reckon Rab Bernard to have died in April 1958 (aged 73), meaning that he'd have been born sometime between April 1884 to April 1885 (place of birth Bo'ness).
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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Angusfifer » Tue May 09, 2017 11:53 am

Thanks for that PT. I can check his Death Certificate next time I'm in Edinburgh...

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by cowdenbeather » Wed May 10, 2017 7:41 am

John Stewart Keddie was born 27/6/36 at 23 Hunter Street, Lochgelly

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Angusfifer » Wed May 10, 2017 12:04 pm

Brilliant stuff! Thanks again Cowdenbeather...

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Angusfifer » Fri May 12, 2017 11:32 am

Final batch. Thanks for all your help so far:

John O’Hara (Goalkeeper) Signed for East Fife in 1966. Also played for Renfrew, St Roch’s
James O’Neill 1926
William Paul (Goalkeeper) 1964 Bonnyrigg Rose, Third Lanark
John Phillips 1934 St Mirren
Archibald Prentice 1928 Beardmore Athletic
Alan Reid 1997
Peter Reilly 1922 Michael Colliery, Hartlepools United, Stenhousemuir
Hugh Robertson 1932 St Johnstone YMCA
John B. Robertson 1921 Dunfermline Athletic
Robert Robertson (Goalkeeper) 1931 Wallyford Bluebell
Stewart Robertson 1923 St Johnstone, Dundee Violet
William Robertson 1948 Milton of Balgonie
Alan Ross 1958 Perth Kinnoull, Forfar Athletic
John Ross 1921 Cowdenbeath, Forfar Athletic
Colin Rushford (Goalkeeper) 1997 Crossgates Primrose
Robert Russell 1922
James Scott 1933 Armadale (Born in Greenock according to Litster pre-war records)
Thomas Scott 1921 Denbeath Star
Brian Sheasby 1969 Aston Villa (Litster’s post-war records has his surname as Sleasby – possibly born in England)
Charles Simpson 1923 Broxburn United
George Smith 1932 Chelsea (There was a George Smith born 1904 in Parkhead)
David Stewart 1935 Leith Renton
William Stewart 1928 Twechar Rangers
Andrew Taylor 1961 Banks O’ Dee
Alexander Thomson 1980 Kirkcaldy YMCA
John Thomson 1965 St Marie’s Kirkcaldy
Harry A. Todd 1935 Airdrieonians
John Valentine 1922 Lochgelly United
James Walker 1962 Southend United, St Johnstone, Forfar Athletic
William Walker 1932 Leith Athletic, Falkirk (According to Litster pre-war records born in Leith)
William Walker 1960 Thornton Hibs
Alexander Warrender 1921
John Warrender 1927 Anstruther Rangers, Arbroath
John Watson 1958 Loanhead Mayflower
Robert Waugh 1961 Wishaw
David Weightman 1921 St Bernard’s (There was a David Weightman born 1890 in Coatbridge)
Thomas Weir 1947 Bayview Youth Club, Raith Rovers
Cecil West 1938 R.A.F.
Alexander Wilkie 1956 Starks Park YC, Raith Rovers, Barry Town, Headington United
William Wilkie 1933 Bayview Athletic
Alexander Will 1958 St Mary’s YC, Dundee United
Walter Williamson 1937 Vale Ocoba
Albert Wilson 1939 Partick Dolphins, Morton
John Wilson 1930
John Wilson 1935 Thornton Hibs
John Wilson 1961 Bayview Youth Club, Nairn Thistle, Gala Fairydean?
Matthew Wilson 1924 Partick Thistle, Clyde
George Winning 1936 Motherwell, East Stirlingshire
David Wood 2001
James Wood 1969 Salveson Boys Club, Raith Rovers
William Wood 1924 Townhill Juniors, Dunfermline Athletic
Ian Wright 1951 Auchtermuchty, Lochore Welfare
James Young 1925 Wellesley
James Young 1959 Frances Colliery, Nairn Thistle
John Young 1928 Cowdenbeath
John Young 1935 Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire
John (Jake) Young 1960 Carnoustie Panmure, Dundee, Arbroath, St Mirren, Keith, Forfar Athletic

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by ScottishFA » Fri May 12, 2017 1:42 pm

Colin Rushford, born 16 May 1979. See: https://www.transfermarkt.ie/lochgelly- ... rein/26149

A recent mention of Jake Young: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/b ... eam-mates/

David Weightman aged 19 of Baillieston Thistle signed for Burnley 1909. He then went back to Royal Albert in 1910, and rejoined Burnley in 1911. He is in the 1939 register living in Kent with a date of birth 14 July 1890, and he died in Sheppey, Kent, in 1967 (buried on 3 March).

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by leicester » Fri May 12, 2017 3:10 pm

Brian Sheasby: b. Birmingham, April 1951.
Don't have full playing details, but with Forest Green Rovers in eg 1980/1
Most recently resident in Dorset.

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Re: East Fife Players

Post by Partick Thistle » Fri May 12, 2017 4:29 pm

Matt Wilson, born Glasgow, died October 1974 in Canada.

I don't have that John Young in my database so, almost certainly, he never played in our first team.
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