The death of James Dundas


June 28, 1916
The death is announced this morning of a well-known Dundee footballer, Mr. James Dundas, who in his day gained honours in the field.

“Jimmy,” as he was popularly known, had been in indifferent health for a considerable time.

Since his playing days were done Dundas had continued to take a keen interest in the doings of the Dundee football team.

When the Scottish League abandoned neutral linesmen, the duties were undertaken by Dundas, and Saturday after Saturday he walked the line for the club.

He was immensely popular with the players.

Dundas was a native of the county town, which has reared many centre forwards of ability, and of these deceased was certainly not the least notable.

He played first for a team called “Perseverance.”

Early displaying ability, he was drafted when quite a young lad into the Forfar Athletic.

“Our Boys,” Dundee were then amongst the top notchers in the city, and the glamour of playing for a city club induced him to turn out for the Boys.

On the amalgamation of the clubs Dundas became Dundee’s first centre forward.

When Alick Craig came into prominence deceased fell back into the right half back position, a post he occupied ever afterwards as a player.

In 1896 he had international honours conferred upon him. He played for the Scottish League against the Irish League.

At this time Dundas was a prominent figure in inter county matches, and held many caps.

In 1897 he went to Aberdeen, and became associated with the Victoria United. On returning to the city in 1900 he became assistant trainer to W. Longair in Dundee.

Dundas was 46 years of age, and was married. He leaves a widow and three daughters. He had a son killed in Gallipoli. The lad was 22 years of age, and his demise was keenly felt by his father.
(Dundee Evening Telegraph: June 28, 1916)

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