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Tour of South Africa

1937
On board the ‘Stirling Castle’ ship, From Southampton to South Africa,
And while in South Africa.
Aberdeen FC’s 1937 tour party - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, Tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.
Aberdeen FC’s 1937 tour party pictured with their cars - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, Tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

Aberdeen FC
1937

Aberdeen FC’s 1937 Tour party pictured on the deck of ‘Stirling Castle’ ship
Back Row (left to right) – George Johnstone, Bob Fraser (skipper), Billy Scott (Father of Aberdeen striker Jocky), 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.

Tour of South Africa 1937

Rare personal photo's on the deck of ‘STIRLING CASTLE’
doing exercises, relaxing, havin a cuppa and while in South Africa.

On the deck of

‘Stirling Castle’

On board ‘Stirling Castle’ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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South Africa - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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South Africa - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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South Africa - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.

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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, Tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.
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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, Tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.
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On board ‘Stirling Castle’ship - From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of rare personal photo's of Aberdeen Football Club's, Tour of South Africa 1937 - Copyright © 2020 Graeme Watson.
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Aberdeen FC

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

Frontier XI 1 v 6 Aberdeen

30 Jun 1937

McLoughlin 19' - Scott 7', 67' , Mills 17', Lang 31', 66', Devine 31'

East London, South Africa

South Africa 1 v 5 Aberdeen

26 Jun 1937

Mitchell 40' - Mills 13', 82', Scott 27', 43' , Land 80'

Johannesburg, South Africa, Attendance: 25,000

Natal 3 v 3 Aberdeen

23 Jun 1937

Fallon (o.g.) 49', Foxcroft 53', Smethurst 76' - Scott 5', 33' , Mills 75'

Maritzburg, South Africa, Attendance: 3,000

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

Orange Free State 0 v 2 Aberdeen

09 Jun 1937

Armstrong (pen), Beynon

Bloemfontein, South Africa, Attendance: 3,000

Natal 4 v 3 Aberdeen

05 Jun 1937

Smethurst (2) (pen), Foxropft, Johnstone (o.g.) - Lang (2), Mills

Durban, South Africa

Northern Transvaal 0 v 2 Aberdeen

31 May 1937

Scott 11' , Mills 38'

Pretoria, South Africa, Attendance: 6,000

Southern Transvaal 0 v 3 Aberdeen

29 May 1937

Scott 36' (2), Beynon 62'

Johannesburg, South Africa, Attendance: 25,000

Griqualand 1 v 2 Aberdeen

26 May 1937

Stone 80' - Lang 57', McKenzie 75'

Kimberley, South Africa

Western Province 3 v 7 Aberdeen

24 May 1937

Bundy 8', Smith (2) - Beynon, Armstrong (3), Mills 10', 20' (3)

Cape Town, South Africa

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 photo's: From Graeme Watson's personal collection, of Rare personal photo's 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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