Tom Cranston

Last updated

Tom Cranston
Personal information
Full name Thomas Cranston [1]
Date of birth 1891
Place of birth Ardrossan, Scotland
Date of death 13 January 1916 (aged 2425) [2]
Place of death Iraq
Position(s) Outside right
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
0000–1912 Ardrossan Celtic
1912–1914 Raith Rovers 56 (8)
1914Third Lanark (loan) 7 (0)
1914–1915 Clyde 22 (5)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Thomas Cranston (1891 – 13 January 1916) was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish League for Raith Rovers, Third Lanark and Clyde as an outside right. [1] [3]

Contents

Personal life

After the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Cranston enlisted as a private in The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). [3] He was killed in action in Iraq on 13 January 1916, during the Mesopotamian campaign. [3] [2] He was buried in Amara War Cemetery. [2]

Honours

Clyde

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Clyde F.C.</span> Association football club in Glasgow, Scotland

Clyde Football Club is a Scottish semi-professional football club who play in Scottish League Two. Formed in 1877 at the River Clyde in Glasgow, the club host their home matches at New Douglas Park, having played at Broadwood Stadium from 1994 until 2022. Their biggest accomplishments were winning the Scottish Cup on three occasions: 1939, 1955 and 1958; they reached the final a further three times, all during a long period based at Shawfield. They have not played in the top division of Scottish football since 1975.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Willie Maley</span> Scottish footballer and manager (1868–1958)

William Patrick Maley was an Irish-born Scottish international football player and manager. He was the first manager of Celtic Football Club, and one of the most successful managers in Scottish football history. During his managerial tenure, Maley led Celtic to thirty major trophies in forty-three consecutive years as manager. He is attributed to have coined the famous Celtic motto 'It is not his creed nor his nationality which counts, it's the man himself.'

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jimmy McMenemy</span> Scottish footballer

James McMenamin, was a Scottish footballer who most notably played for Celtic from 1902 to 1920 and later served as assistant manager in the 1930s. He has been described by the club as "a true Celtic legend".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jimmy Speirs</span> Scottish footballer

James Hamilton Speirs MM was a Scottish footballer who represented his country on one occasion, scored the winning goal in the 1911 FA Cup Final, and received the Military Medal during the First World War.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shawfield Stadium</span> Stadium in Glasgow City, Scotland, UK

Shawfield Stadium is a closed greyhound racing, football and speedway venue in the Shawfield district of the town of Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, located close to the boundary with Glasgow.

Patrick Travers was a Scottish football player and manager in the first half of the 20th century. He played for many clubs in his native Scotland and for Barnsley in England, before becoming involved in coaching, and later, management, winning the Scottish Cup with Clyde on two occasions either side of World War II.

Archibald Clark Robertson was a Scottish footballer who spent most of his career with Clyde, firstly as an inside right and latterly as manager.

William Simeon McPhail was a Scottish football player who played for Queen's Park, Clyde and Celtic. He scored three goals in Celtic's record 7–1 victory over Rangers in the 1957 Scottish League Cup Final. After retiring, he developed a neurodegenerative disease, which he believed to be a result of brain damage acquired from heading footballs. He was the younger brother of fellow player John McPhail.

Alexander Bryce Linwood was a Scottish footballer who played for St Mirren, Middlesbrough, Hibernian, Clyde, Greenock Morton and the Scotland national team.

The Glasgow Cup is a football tournament open to teams from Glasgow, Scotland. Operated by the Glasgow Football Association, it was competed for annually by senior Glasgow clubs from 1887 until 1989. It is now competed for between the senior teams of Clyde, Partick Thistle and Queen's Park and the youth teams of Celtic and Rangers, and has used both knockout and round robin formats to determine the finalists.

James Hill Galt was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a left half for Rangers and Everton.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jimmy Blair (footballer, born 1888)</span> Scottish footballer

James Blair was a Scottish international footballer, probably most well known for playing in the 1925 FA Cup Final for Cardiff City.

Charles Shaw was a Scottish footballer who played as a goalkeeper, mainly for Queens Park Rangers and Celtic.

Francis William Thompson was an Irish international football player and manager who played professionally in Ireland, England and Scotland.

Patrick Corcoran was a Scottish professional footballer who played as an outside right for Clyde, Celtic and Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Football League and for Plymouth Argyle in the English Football League.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup</span> Knockout football tournament

The Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup was a knockout football tournament open to teams from in and around Glasgow and later on in the tournament's history, teams from outwith Glasgow. Invitations were made and sent out by the Glasgow Charity Cup Committee (GCCC) at their discretion, but no criteria were ever published.

Charles Clunas was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish League for Clyde as a forward.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Robert Orr (footballer)</span> Scottish football player

Robert McKissock Barnes Orr was a Scottish footballer who played as a left back.

John Rankin was a Scottish footballer who played as an outside right for Third Lanark and Airdrieonians.

References

  1. 1 2 Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
  2. 1 2 3 "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission . Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 "They Died in the Conflict in Season 1915–1916" (PDF). pp. 1–2. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. "Clyde v Partick Thistle 1–0 (Glasgow Cup Final: October 13, 1914)". Play Up, Liverpool. Retrieved 13 June 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)