George Allan [ii]

George Allan [ii]
George Allan [ii]
● George Allan [ii], 1907 (HA)

born in Scotland

George Allan was born in 1885 in Mauchline, East Ayrshire. *

The 6' 0 midfielder signed for George Easton's Thistle on Tuesday, 24th October, 1905.

Aged 19 or 20, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 16th December, 1905, in a 2-1 win at home to Queen's Park in the SFL First Division.

George scored his first goal for Thistle on Monday, 24th September, 1906, in a 3-0 win at home to Hibernian in the SFL First Division.

He scored the last of his 3 goals on Saturday, 1st February, 1908, in a 4-1 defeat away to Celtic in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 7th March, 1908, in a 1-1 draw at home to Port Glasgow Athletic in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 64 occasions.

His club-list included Partick Thistle and Ayr United.

George died on Tuesday, 14th March, 1916, aged 30 or 31. *

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Bio Extra

Midfielder George was born in Mauchline in Ayrshire in 1885, and became a Jag in October 1905. His first known match was on 16 December 1905 against Queen’s Park in the SFL First Division. George played a known 64 matches for Thistle, with his last known match against Port Glasgow Athletic in the SFL First Division on 7 March 1908. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. George scored 3 goals during his time with Thistle. His career at Thistle spanned the 1905-06; 1906-07 and 1907-08 seasons. In the 1905-06 season he appeared on 9 competitive occasions. In 1906-07 George played 29 competitive matches, and in his final season at Thistle on 24 occasions. These three seasons were the final Thistle years at Meadowside. George subsequently joined Ayr United.

George was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the London Regiment. When training in the use of a spring gun, which was a catapult type gun used to lob grenades into enemy trenches, the practice projectile failed to fire. George leaned over the trench to check it, at which point the gun activated. The test projectile hit George in the face, and he died from his injuries a short while later. George died on 14 March 1916. We commemorate his life in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle Fallen β†’.

(DMAC)



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