Francis Marshall 1904 - 1928Frank Marshall

Frank Marshall was born in Shettleston in 1904. He began his Youth footballing career at Roseberry Park with Shawfield Juniors.

Roseberry park

He then progressed to Professional Senior Football at Greenfield Park his home team Shettleston Juniors.

shettleston juniors

After having unsuccessful trials with Scottish League teams such as Partick Thistle, Rangers and Falkirk.

He then moved to England to join Gillingham Football Club who played in the English 3rd Division South at the time,

He flourished under the then manager Harry curtis and made over 100 appearances for Gillingham.


Gillingham statistics

1924 -1925 Played 48 games, Scoring 10 Goals
1925- 1926 Played 41 Games, Scoring 6 Goals
1926-1927 played 25 Games, Scoring 4 Goals

When The Gillingham manager Harry Curtis moved to Brentford, Marshall followed him not long after in January. The fee was £500

In the remainder of the 1926 – 1927 season he Played 21 Games, Scoring No Goals.

He failed to make an appearance in the following season due to ill health.

Marshall returned to Glasgow for a short break and caught Tuberculosis, He passed away on July 14th 1928. Aged 24

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Frank Marshall Footballer    Initiated July 6th 1927 & Passed Aug 3rd 1927