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John Dewar – by Tony Onslow

John Dewar – by Tony Onslow

Thanks to the British Newspaper Archive website, the mystery of John Dewar, who made a single appearance for Everton, can be revealed. He was born, September 1867 in the Renfrewshire village of Strathbungo (today part of the City of Glasgow) and was the 2nd child of Andrew, a Stonemason, and his Wife Janet. The family had relocated to the Kinning Park area of Glasgow when John became an apprentice to his Father and play junior football with Well Park with who he won the Glasgow Junior Cup. Around 1882 he progressed to Senior football with Thistle FC (once a Scottish…
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