William Tennent
William Tennent
William Tennent
● William Tennent, 1905 (WAR)

born in Scotland

William Whaley Tennent was born on Wednesday, 27th June, 1883, in Glasgow.

The forward signed for George Easton's Thistle on Friday, 11th November, 1904, having most recently been with an unidentified club in Saltcoats.

Aged 21, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 12th November, 1904, in a 3-0 win at home to Port Glasgow Athletic in the SFL First Division.

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

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 25th February, 1905, in a 3-0 defeat away to Celtic in the Scottish Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 12 occasions.

His club-list included Partick Thistle and Queen's Park, Hurlford and Heart of Midlothian.

William died in 1960, in Honolulu, Hawaii, aged 76. *

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Historian's note: We have an unqualified side note of his previous club being "Saltcoats". According to BM, Saltcoats Victoria (seniors) existed 1887-1897 and Saltcoats Victoria (juniors) didn't get going 'til 1911. BM has a minor candidate in Saltcoats Springvale, but has them noted as existing only in 1899 and 1900. At the moment, no club connection has been made; if anyone can help with this query then please do get in touch →

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