hector lawson

Hector Stewart Ramsey Lawson was born in Shettleston on the 21st May 1896 to parents Douglas Baxter Lawson and Christina Stewart Lawson nee (Ramsay). Hector started his football career with Shettleston Juniors before signing for Rangers in 1916.

Hector was used as a backup player, he played 38 times scoring 4 goals for Rangers, he spent the next two seasons out on loan at Third Lanark 1917-18, Hamilton Academical the second half of the 17/18 season and Clyde in the 1918-19 season. He returned to Rangers under new manager Bill Struth making 4 appearances in the 1920=21 season before again going out on loan again to Third Lanark. He yet again returned to Rangers in the 1922-23 season making 5 appearances.

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On January 1924 Hector signed for Liverpool and made his debut on the 19th January against Manchester City at Maine Road in a 1-0 win. He didn’t make the impact that Liverpool expected. After 2 seasons he was on the move again.

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Hector moved back North to Airdrieonians on the 26th August 1925, it is believed that Airdrieonians payed a decent figure for Hector but unfortunately he never made a single appearance for them as he developed Varicose veins which required to be cut out. Airdrie cancelled his engagement with the club which they done legally while under league agreement they still held the players League transfer. Lawson Disagreed and demanded a free transfer.

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Hector got his wish of a free transfer and moved to Pittodrie in 1926. He played for two seasons at Aberdeen making 25 appearances before moving south of the border to English 3rd division south side Brighton & Hove Albion in 1928. He went on to make 7 appearances before moving on to Newport County.

Hector finished his career at Newport County he spent 2 seasons 1929-1931 at Somerton Park, he made 60 appearances scoring twice.

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Hector Stewart Ramsey Lawson, Master Mason, Lodge Eastmuir No.1126 Aged 22

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Initiated 13th March 1919,

Passed 3rd April 1919 and

Raised 1st May 1919.

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