Weir Findlay Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1910

Weir Findlay Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1910


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Glasgow born wing half Findlay Weir began his football career with Campvale in 1904 and played for Waverley in 1905 and Maryhill in 1906, from where he was signed by First Division Sheffield Wednesday in 1909, making his Football League debut against Notts County in February 1910, making 11 appearances before the end of the season. He was a first team regular in 1910-11, scoring his only goal for The Wednesday in a 2-2 draw at Bristol City on Boxing Day 1910, but he lost his place in February 1912 and played only once more before the end of the 1911-12 season, before joining Tottenham Hotspur in the close season after 72 appearances for The Owls.

He had three seasons playing for Tottenham up until the suspension of peacetime football due to the advent of the First World War at the end of the 1914-15 season, scoring twice for Spurs in 101 appearances.

Sapper 96038 Weir joined the Royal Engineers in May 1915 and was subsequently posted to France on 18th November. Having already risen through the ranks, Weir was promoted to sergeant in January 1916 and was wounded later that year. After recovering from his injuries, Weir returned to his unit in September 1916 and by mid-1918 was based at the RE Demolition Training Depot in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

On 9th July 1918, Sargeant Weir died at 2nd Eastern General Hospital in Brighton. The circumstances surrounding the footballers’ death are unknown (perhaps a victim of the Spanish Flu epidemic?) but he was subsequently buried at Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery, Scotland. He was 29-years-old.



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