The death of James Galt

November 18, 1935
The death took place at his residence, Reedra, Burnside Road, Whitecraige. of Mr James Galt, a former International footballer, and well-known member of the motor trade in Glasgow. He was a native of Ayrshire, and before the war played as half-back for Glasgow Rangers and Everton.

He later became manager of Third Lanark, and played for Scotland against Wales and Ireland in 1908. During the war Mr. Galt, who was a trained engineer, served in motor machine-gun section, and after being demobilised founded the firm of James H. Galt (Ltd.), motor agents, 52 Woodlands Road, Glasgow.

He had the oldest Alvis agency in Britain, having taken it when the car was first manufactured 1919.

Mr. Galt was a vice-president of the Motor Agents’ Association, and had been chairman of the local division. had also been vice-chairman of the Scottish Centre of the Motor and Cycle Trades’ Benevolent, Fund, and was a member of the Scottish Flying Club.

In the immediate post-war years Mr. Galt had associated with him in the business Mr James Gordon, the former Rangers’ halfback.
(Source: Dundee Evening Telegraph: November 18, 1935)


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