Early years & family
Bradford City
Leeds City
Football Summary
Cameron Highlanders
Contacts & Sources

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Andrew Pickles

General Register Office for Scotland


"Senior Non-League Football in South West Scotland" - Terry Pagen, Stewart Davidson, 1996

"Rejected FC of Scotland, Vol. 1, Edinburgh and the South" - Dave Twydell, Yore Publications, 1992

Maryhill FC

"Up and down the Hill (A History of Maryhill Football Club)" - Brian Reilly, Lulu Publishing, 2007

Evening Times (Glasgow)

The Rangers FC

The Scottish Football Association (Scottish Match Archive)

"Rangers: A Complete Record" - Bob Ferrier & Robert McElroy, Breedon Books, 1996

"Rangers - The New Era" - William Allison, The Rangers Football Club Limited, 1967

Gavin Watson Printers, Blantyre

The Lodge Saint Vincent Sandyford No 553

Clyde FC

Coatbridge Leader (Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser)

"The Remarkable History of The Bradford City A.F.C." - W H Sawyer, Bradford City AFC Supporters Bazaar & Carnival Souvenir Programme, 1927

"City Memories - An Illustrated Record of Bradford City AFC" - John Dewhirst, True North Books, 1998

"Bradford City - A Complete Record 1903-1988" - Terry Frost, Breedon Books, 1988

"Bradford City - of Boars and Bantams" - DR Gillan, John Dewhirst, Tim Clapham & Keith Mellor, Temple Printing, 1988

"How City Won t'Cup" - Mick Dickinson, City Gent Publications

'Glorious 1911 and Bradford City's Golden Age, 1908-1915' - David Pendleton, Bantamspast Publications, 2011

Bradford City FC

Bradford Industrial Museum

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Libraries & Information Services

Daily Mirror

"Rejected FC Vol. 2" (Leeds City) - Dave Twydell, Yore Publications, 1995

"Leeds United - A Complete Record" - Martin Jarred & Malcolm Macdonald, Breedon Books, 1996

The Mighty Mighty Whites - The Definitive History of Leeds United (Leeds City section)

The National Archives, Public Record Office, Kew

London Gazette

Western Front Association

Bradford Daily Telegraph/Bradford Weekly Telegraph (Telegraph & Argus)

Imperial War Museum (North)

Memorial Museum Passchendaele

"Passchendaele 1917 - The Story of the Fallen & Tyne Cot Cemetery" - Franky Bostyn, Kristof Blieck, Freddy Declerck, Frans Descamps & Jan Van der Fraenen - Roularta Books, 2007

The Highlanders Regimental Museum, Inverness

The Royal Regiment of Scotland

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery


The Scotsman

British Library

National Football Museum

"The Greater Game - A History of Football in World War 1" - The National Football Museum, Shire Publications, 2014