The death of Tom McNeil

June 26, 1946
The death has taken place of a well-known Association footballer, Tom McNeil. He appeared for Gloucester City, and his playing days finished with the Cheltenham Football Club.

Prior to his coming to Gloucester he had played for Lochgelly, King’s Park, Dunfermline, Partick Thistle, Liverpool, Rhyl and Yeovil. He leaves a widow and three children and a charity cricket match is being arranged on the Victoria Cricket ground, Cheltenham.
(Source: Gloucester Citizen: June 26, 1946; via © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited


  1. It would be nice that the past Liverpool players were added to the Liverpool players archives of the past. My grandad was Tommy McNeil and I think he is one of a number of players to be added. We have a photo of the Liverpool squad from when he played in 1928/9
    Thursday, April 12 – 1928
    Lindsay, an ex-Bowhill footballer who was for a time with Partick Thistle, where he received a knee injury that threatened to terminate his football career, has been transferred from Rhyl Athletic, along with Tommy McNeil, an ex-Inverkeithing player, to Liverpool.

    Aston Villa, Birmingham, Cardiff and Sunderland were in the market for the services of both players also. The transfer fee was close on £2,000. Lindsay has scored over 60 goals for the Welsh club this season.
    (Evening Telegraph, 12-04-1928)

  2. McNeil played 5 central league games (1 goal) for Liverpool in 1927/28 and 18 games (2 goals) in 1928/29.

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