James Hynd
James Hynd
James Hynd
• James Hynd, 1913 (DR)

born in Scotland

James Hynd was born on Saturday, 24th January, 1891, in Dundee.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Saturday, 29th November, 1913, having recently played with Pollok.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 6th December, 1913, in a 2-1 defeat away to Hamilton Academical in the SFL First Division.

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

He scored the last of his 5 goals on Tuesday, 5th January, 1915, in a 2-1 win at home to Raith Rovers in the SFL First Division.

He played his last game for the club on Monday, 24th April, 1916, in a 3-2 defeat at home to Clyde in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 30 occasions.

His club-list included Pollok, Partick Thistle, Vale of Leven, King's Park and Banknock.

James died on Sunday, 7th June, 1936, in Glasgow, aged 45.

Bio Extra

Son of James Hynd (brassfinisher) and Elizabeth Hynd (née Urquhart).

Forward James joined Thistle from Pollock in late November 1913, and made his scoring debut against Hamilton Academical away a week later, although the Jags lost the SFL match 2-1. In a Scottish Football Historical Association booklet published in the Evening Times in the 1930s his acquisition was described as follows “Partick Thistle got James Hynd and Alex Lockhart together for a by no means hefty sum, but one which Pollock were told by Thistle was “all that ever would be given- even for anyone of the Jimmy Quinn standard.” James played on 20 occasions during the 1913-14 season. He only played on 9 occasions in the 1914-15 season, with his final match against Clyde at Firhill, a 3-2 defeat in an SFL match in April 1916.

He played in the Alec Raisbeck benefit match at Firhill against an international XI in January 1914. With the International XI winning 7-5 the 10,000 crowd certainly got their money’s worth. We know that James joined up for military service in the war because he is included in the SFL Secretary McAndrew’s list of footballers who volunteered early in the war. James in included in that list prepared in 1915. It is likely that his lack of game time in the 1914-15 season was due to his military service. He also played for Vale of Leven (1915-16 on loan) and King’s Park (from February 1920). He "threw his lot in" with Banknock Juniors in September 1920. James and his wife Mary had at least one son named Robert, and James died on 7 June 1936 aged 45. Coronary arteritis was the cause of his premature demise.

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


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