Archibald McLardie (footballer, born 1889)

Archibald McLardie (1889 – 25 December 1915) was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish Football League for St Mirren.[1]

Archibald McLardie
Personal information
Date of birth 1889
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Date of death 25 December 1915 (aged 25–26)[1]
Place of death Gallipoli, Ottoman Turkey
Playing position Outside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
John Neilson Institution FP
Queen's Park 0 (0)
1910–1912 St Mirren 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Personal lifeEdit

McLardie attended John Neilson Institution, Paisley Grammar School and later worked as a lawyer for the Carron Company in Falkirk.[2] In June 1915, 10 months after the outbreak of the First World War, McLardie was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as a second lieutenant.[2] Prior to the war, he had served as a territorial with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).[2] McLardie was killed at Gallipoli on 25 December 1915 and was buried at Pink Farm Cemetery.[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "They Died in the Conflict in Season 1915–1916" (PDF). Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Smith, James Meikle. "Paisley's Fallen in the War 1914–18" (PDF). p. 186. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 15 September 2016.