Wiseman William Image 1 Queen’s Park 1922

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Wiseman William Image 1 Queen’s Park 1922


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Turriff, Aberdeenshire born left back William Wiseman began his football career with Hawthorn and was on the books of Aberdeen prior to the First World War, and was a student at Aberdeen University but left the latter institution in 1916 to serve in the First World War with The Gordon Highlanders. During his time on the Western Front, he was gassed, wounded and posted missingfor a week. He rose to the rank of Captain and also served as a lieutenant in the Tank Corps. After the War, he went to India to assist with the restructuring of the British Indian Army. After leaving the Army, Wiseman completed his studies at Glasgow Technical College, joining famous Scottish League amateur club Queen’s Park in 1922, making his Scottish League debut in a draw at Airdrieonians in April 1922.

A regular through to the end of the decade, Wiseman made 288 appearances for The Spiders through to his final match in April 1930, when he retired to take up a Deputy County Surveyor position in Banffshire, and he  helped Queen’s Park to win the Scottish League Second Division in 1923 after their relegation the previous year.

Wiseman was selected once for The Scottish League, playing in a 5-2 victory over The Irish League at Tynecastle in October 1926 and was first selected for Scotland when he played in a 3-0 victory over Wales at Ibrox Park four days later, winning his second and final cap in a 3-1 win over Ireland at Celtic Park in February 1930. He also won 6 Scotland Amateur caps between 1926 and 1930.

Wiseman served as a major in The Royal Engineers during the Second World War, recruiting and training personnel in Scotland and then working on infrastructure projects.



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