Lawson Humphreys
Lawson Humphreys
A. Player

probably born in England

Lawson Samuel Humphreys was born on Wednesday, 6th June, 1894, in Colchester, Essex.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Thursday, 1st February, 1917, having most recently been with Renfrew.

Aged 22, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 10th February, 1917, in a 5-1 defeat away to Dundee in the Scottish Football League.

Lawson scored his only goal for Thistle on Saturday, 17th March, 1917, in a 1-1 draw at home to Motherwell in the Scottish Football League.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 14th April, 1917, in a 3-1 defeat away to Raith Rovers in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 7 occasions.

His club-list included Annbank, Renfrew and Partick Thistle.

Lawson died in Braintree, Essex, in 1980, aged 85 or 86. *

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Bio Extra

The son of Charles Samuel Humphreys and Anna Marie Humphreys, our man inherited his mother's maiden name (Lawson) as his own forename. Lawson was an inside right who signed for the club in February 1917. He played 7 games in a 2 month spell, and was never seen again in the first team, although, according to historian John Litster, he was a registered Thistle player in the two seasons which followed on the 'Open to Transfer' list.

We know that Lawson was a soldier; he served as a corporal in the Rifle Brigade, B/2459 regiment. We also know that we did have the odd Jagsman who was stationed at Maryhill barracks. The First World War was, in all likelihood, the reason for Lawson being here in the first place and the reason for his game time being curtailed so abruptly. The great news is that he married Amy Elizabeth Bright of Brentwood (daughter of Alfred Bright) in 1929, so we know that he survived the war.

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

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