Allan buried at Linlithgow

Friday, October 20 – 1899
– Followers of football, not only in this country, but all over Scotland, will have heard with regret of the death of George Allan, of the Liverpool Football Club, which occurred at Elfie on Tuesday, after an illness which had kept him off the football field this season. Deceased who belonged to Linlithgowbridge, first of all came into prominence in the football world as a Leith Athletic player. He soon, however, migrated to England, and while in the Liverpool eleven of 1896-97 he was selected as centre-forward to represent Scotland against England at London. At the end of the latter year, however, he was again in Scotland, playing for the Celtic, but after his return to his native country he never altogether realised expectations, and the Celtic allowed him to go back to Liverpool, for which club he played regularly, and with much success, up to the close of last season; indeed, so much has he been missed, that the Liverpool’s collapse has to a great extent been attributed to his absence. Allan was only twenty four years of age. The funeral took place yesterday, the remains having been conveyed to Linlithgow the previous day. On the coffin were placed a number of wreaths sent by friends and acquaintances of the deceased. (Falkirk Herald, 21-10-1899)

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