Aberdeen FC’s 1937 Tour party pictured on the deck of ‘Stirling Castle’ ship
Back Row (left to right) – George Johnstone, Bob Fraser (Captain), Billy Scott (Father of former Aberdeen striker and co-manager Jocky Scott), George Thomson, Donald Colman (trainer).
Middle – Johnny Lang, Willie Cooper, Bob Temple, Eddie Falloon, Johnny McKenzie.
Front – Matt Armstrong, Willie Mills, Herbert Currer, Jackie Beynon, Billy Strauss, Frank Dunlop.
Won 11 - Draw 1 - Lost 3
Tour Fixture List 1937
Western Province 0 v 4 Aberdeen
07 Jul 1937
Lang 15', 27', Scott 60' , Devine
Hartleyvale, Cape Town, South Africa, Attendance: 1,000
South Africa 2 v 3 Aberdeen
03 Jul 1937
Foxcroft 20', Mitchell 80' - Scott 19' , Lang 65', Devine 75'
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Attendance: 10,000
South Africa 2 v 5 Aberdeen
19 Jun 1937
Mitchell, Gibb - McKenzie 31', Armstrong 33', 34', 80', Lang 49'
Durban, South Africa, Attendance: 15,000
Eastern Transvaal 2 v 1 Aberdeen
16 Jun 1937
Hill 25', Thomson 54' - (o.g.)
Benoni, South Africa, Attendance: 5,000
Lourenco Marques 4 v 6 Aberdeen
13 Jun 1937
Isac (2), Texiera, Ferriera - Armstrong (3), Beynon (2), Devine
Mozambique, South Africa
Transvaal 4 v 2 Aberdeen
12 Jun 1937
Milligan, Bell 20', Wallace 27', Wienand 72' - Armstrong 5', (2)
Johannesburg, South Africa, Attendance: 20,000
Natal 4 v 3 Aberdeen
05 Jun 1937
Smethurst (2) (pen.), Foxropft, Johnstone (o.g.) - Lang (2), Mills
Durban, South Africa
Griqualand 1 v 2 Aberdeen
26 May 1937
Stone 80' - Lang 57', McKenzie 75'
Kimberley, South Africa
Aberdeen Football Club Tour 1937
Manager, Patrick 'Pat' Travers, Players, No 1 Goalkeeper: George Johnstone, No 2 Right Back: Willie Cooper, No 3 Left Back: Bob Temple,
No 4 Right Half: Bob Fraser (Captain), No 4 Right Half: Herbert Currer, No 5 Centre Half: Frank Dunlop, No 5 Outside Right: Eddie Falloon, No 6 Left Half: George Thomson,
No 8 Inside Right: Johnny McKenzie, No 9 Centre Forward: Matt Armstrong, No 9 Centre Forward: Billy Scott No 10 Inside Left: Willie Mills, No 11 Outside Left: Johnny Lang,
No 11 Outside Left: Jackie Beynon, No 11 Outside Left: Billy Strauss, Trainer: Donald Colman, AFC Chairman/Director, Frank Whitehead, South Africa team manager, S.V. Kimber.
John Alfred "Jackie" Beynon
1909 - 1937
Tragically he died in Johannesburg, South Africa from peritonitis on the 26 June 1937.
Family Tree Official's, Player's and staff details: Ancestry.com
A.F.C Official's, Player's and staff details source: AFC Heritage - The Official Aberdeen Football Club Heritage Trust.
Insert Photos: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of Rare personal Photos of Aberdeen Football Club's, Tour of South Africa 1937.
Header Background: Stirling Castle leaving Southampton, June 1962. (This image was taken from the Geograph project collection. See this photograph's page on the Geograph website for the photographer's contact details. The copyright on this image is owned by Phyllis Flannagan and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.)
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