99 James Cleland

Biography

James Cleland was an inside forward who made a single appearance for the Tigers in April 1915, while registered to the club on amateur terms. At the time Cleland was employed by the Corps of Army Schoolmasters, stationed at Beverley Barracks. The Corps was responsible using lectures and classes to educate men who were temporarily out of the wartime trenches, as part of the Army’s desire to ready them for a future life outside the military.

Cleland was born in Ireland to a Scottish father, who was an Army officer, and an Irish mother. He lived in Ireland, India and Kent as a youngster before settling in Preston at the start of the 20th century. Standing at six feet tall, he signed amateur terms for Preston North End in December 1910.

When Cleland left the Corps of Army Schoolmasters he became a schoolmaster in Mansfield, where he eventually died in 1964.

Details

Nationality: Ireland
Date/Place of Birth: 23 May 1888, Curragh, County Kildare
Hull City First Game: 15 April 1915, Huddersfield Town H (Division Two), 26 years, 327 days old
Hull City Final Game: 15 April 1915, Huddersfield Town H (Division Two), 26 years, 327 days old

Clubs

Preston North End, Hull City (1915)

Hull City Record

Career: 1 apps, 0 goals

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