Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart
• Jimmy Stewart, 1948 (PIE)

probably born in Scotland

James C. Stewart was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The defender signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Saturday, 28th April, 1934, having most recently been with Fauldhouse United.

He made his debut appearance on Saturday, 9th May, 1936, in a 3-0 win away to St Mirren in the Paisley Charity Cup.

There were no goals for Jimmy during his time with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Tuesday, 21st May, 1940, in a 2-1 defeat away to Clyde in the Glasgow Charity Cup, having clocked up 110 appearances as a Jag.

His club-list included Fauldhouse United, Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers, Polkemmet and Bo'ness United.

We don't know where or when Jimmy died. *

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Jimmy Stewart's Summary Totals
appearances position won drew lost goals
League 70 30 12 28 0
Competitive 106 44 19 43 0
All Gimmy 110 45 19 46 0

Bio Extra

Left back Jimmy first started for the Thistle 1st team at the tail end of the 1935-36 season in the Paisley Charity Cup Final victory over St Mirren at Love St, with John Wallace, Peter McKennan and Alex McSpadyen the Jags’ scorers in the 3-0 win. For the 1936-37 season Jimmy competed with the great Stewart Calderwood for the left back position, but still managed to get around 27 starts – good going! Thistle lost the Glasgow Cup Final on a replay to Rangers, and Jimmy played in all of the Jag’s matches in the competition. A strong 1937-38 season saw Jimmy in imperious form, with around 39 appearances. Thistle managed to hammer Stranraer 8-0 in a Scottish Cup replay at Firhill after a 0-0 draw in the original fixture. 1938-39 saw Jimmy start around 25 matches with Charles McGregor alternating between left and right back for his solo Jags’ season. Jimmy played in a number of the SFL 1st Division matches declared void with the onset of war. He didn’t appear so often in the Regional League West & cup matches. He did play in Thistle’s 6-4 defeat to Hamilton Academicals on 4th October. Defences on top there.

Jimmy appeared for a Combined Services XI versus a RAF XI at a Arbroath POW & War Comfort Fund fixture at Gayfield on 21 October 1942. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Jimmy moved on to Raith Rovers, Polkemmet and Bo’ness United. Bo’ness got to the final of the Scottish Junior Cup in 1946-47 and 1947-48 seasons. In the 1946-47 Final they got beaten by Shawfield, after a 1-1 draw. The crowd for the draw was 56,410, and for the replay a week later 26,251. Bo’ness won the cup the following year, beating Irvine Meadow 2-1 in front of 55,602 at Hampden. Jimmy captained the side, and played at centre half in all 3 matches.

Away from the football, Jimmy worked as a school teacher in West Lothian (see 'Scrapbook' tab above).

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

(DMAC)



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