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charles neilson

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Squad Number: 11
Position: Outside Left
Date of Birth: Wednesday, November 27, 1889
Birthplace: Montrose, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Signed: 12/08/1910
Military Profile
Rank Company Sergeant Major
Regiment/Service Gordon Highlanders
Unit 1st/5th Battalion.
Service Number 2284
Cemetery MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY
CWGC Reference https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/120978/charles-neilson/
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.

Aberdeen Debut

All Appearances

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Date Result Competition Venue Attendance Age at debut Type RedTv Report
20/08/1910 Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 Aberdeen Northern League 0
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
1914-15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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