Wattie Aitkenhead

Wattie Aitkenhead
Wattie Aitkenhead
● Wattie Aitkenhead (SPT)

born in Scotland

Walter Allison Campbell Aitkenhead was born on Saturday, 21st May, 1887, in Possilpark, Glasgow.

The 5' 9 (11st 8lbs) forward first appeared as a guest for Thistle in May, 1906, having most recently been with Maryhill.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 12th May, 1906, in a 2-0 win away to Clyde in the Glasgow League.

That day, Wattie became a member of our scoring debutant's club with his only goal for Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 1st September, 1906, in a 3-1 defeat away to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division, having appeared as a Jag on 6 occasions.

His club-list included Maryhill, Partick Thistle, Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End.

Wattie died on Tuesday, 19th July, 1966, in Cheadle, Cheshire, aged 79.

Bio Extra

When Walter was transferred to Blackburn Rovers in 1906 the club chairman found him a job as a clerk in the mill he owned as part of the deal. He subsequently married the chairman’s daughter and rose to be the mill manager. He was left £13,000 (roughly £450,000 today) in his father-in-law’s will. A tidy sum! Well done Wattie.



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