Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

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Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Post by ScottishFA » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:51 am

Has anyone ever come across an obituary for Jimmy Robertson, who was capped a couple of times in 1931? He was at Dundee at the time, then went to Birmingham City, Kilmarnock and (briefly) Elgin City.

He was born in Dundee in 1906 but I can't find a date of death.

The last references to him in BNA are a court case in 1947 after he was shot in Glasgow. He was living in Kilmarnock at the time, but he divorced not long after and may have moved elsewhere.

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Re: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Post by bluedragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:38 pm

The English National Football Archive, that you have probably seen, gives a year of death of 1979 but gives a year of birth of 1909.

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Re: Jimmy Robertson (Dundee, Birmingham, Kilmarnock and Scotland)

Post by ScottishFA » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:45 pm

Yes, thanks for checking. In fact they have identified the wrong man - easy enough with a common name like Robertson! He was a school teacher in Fife, which didn't seem to tally with someone involved in a drunken shooting incident, so on further checking I found the 'correct' Robertson's birth and marriage, but no death.

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