David "Davie" Wilson

Davie Wilson was the son of a solicitor, originally from Ayrshire, and would become one himself. He was born in Kingston in Glasgow, so on the Clyde, in a area now the shadow of the bridge. But the family was to move first east into Plantation and then south with this the key to his footballing career. It was to Brownlie St. 200 yards from the second Hampden Park and 100 from the third and current one. It meant that joining Queen's Park from equally local Langside Athletic was therefore the natural course. And this he did at just seventeen, as an inside forward, going more or less straight into the first team, there replacing R.C. Hamilton and alongside Bob McColl

And once more progress was rapid. He was selected by Glasgow for the prestigious game against Sheffield and at not quite twenty by Scotland, against Wales, a game in which he scored twice. But it was to be his only cap largely because of the quality of the alternates - Bobby Walker and Johnny Campbell amongst others. But it did not stop him shining as Queen's Park entered the League. He was joint top scorer for the club in 1900-01, 1901-2, scored the first and only goal at the official opening of the new Hampden in 1903 and was joint top-scorer again in 1904-5.  

However, he was also pursuing a legal career, working as a Solicitor's Apprentice, and it began to take over until his retirement from football in 1906, at which point he joined Queen's Park's committee, By then he was still only in his mid-twenties. He would then qualify and in 1914 marry in Troon, his wife Catherine Turner. He would then serve in the Seaforth Highlanders during The Great War returning to civilian life to work for a publishing company. They were in 1920 to have a daughter. However, in 1926 at the age of just forty-six he would in central Glasgow, so probably at work, suffer a fatal heart-attack.  

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