Dan Templeton
Dan Templeton
Dan Templeton
● Dan Templeton (QPC)

born in Scotland

Daniel Templeton was born on Thursday, 16th September, 1897, in Glasgow.

The 5' 6 (11st 0lbs) forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Thursday, 4th May, 1922, having most recently been with Queen's Park.

Aged 24, he made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 16th August, 1922, in a 1-1 friendly draw away to Bathgate.

That day, Dan became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored his second and final goal for the club on Saturday, 9th September, 1922, in a 2-1 win at home to Ayr United in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for Thistle on Saturday, 28th April, 1923, in a 1-0 win away to Albion Rovers in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 16 occasions.

His club-list included Queen's Park, Partick Thistle and Ayr United.

Dan died on Wednesday 20th February, 1980, in Glasgow, aged 82.

Bio Extra

Dan, who mainly played in the inside left position, joined Queen’s Park and played his first senior match against Heart of Midlothian on 25 November 1916. He was 19 years old. He went on to play on 19 further occasions that season. Although registered to the club Dan didn’t play during the 1917-18 season. Dan was another player whose career was interrupted by war. He served as an Air Mechanic 2nd Class in the Royal Flying Corps and the successor Royal Air Force. He signed again for Queen’s Park in 1920 after the Armistice (for the 1920-21 season). He also played for the club in the 1921-22 season. He made 72 appearances for the Spiders scoring 8 goals.

Dan joined the Jags post-war and made his first appearance against Bathgate, a match at Mill Park where he scored on is debut. The encounter on 16 August 1922 drew a 2,000 crowd and was part of the deal where goalkeeper Jock Wilkinson was allowed to join Thistle from Bathgate in June 1922. Dan played for Thistle on 16 occasions in 1922-23.

On account of his service during WWI, Dan is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.

(DMAC)



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