Saturday, February 3 – 1940
Mr. Robert Johnstone, who died at Stirling on Saturday, was a well-known local footballer in the late ‘eighties and early nineties, playing outside right for King’s Park. He was one of the first professionals, and went to England, where he played for clubs in Newcastle and Liverpool.
On his return to Stirling, he again turned out for King’s Park. “Dabber,” as he was known to his friends, had been a blacksmith in his younger days and worked with the late ex-Bailie George Owen, motor-engineer, and at the Ordnance Depot Forthside. In later years he became a keen bird fancier.
(Stirling Observer, 06-02-1940)