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Walter Buchanan

Clapham Rovers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 3
0% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Walter Scott Buchanan


The early publications gave nothing more than W.S. as a forename to this player. On the basis that the only W.S. Buchanan born in this era is the one we have noted here. This MUST be treated with caution, because no one has any certainty on his identity.  After all, it was not unheard of for the early publications to add an initial.

Born 1 June 1855 in Hornsey, Essex [registered as Walter Scott in Islington, September 1855].
notes: Islington was in the Essex County Registration until 1889
Baptised 27 July 1855 at St. Mark's Church, Tollington Park, Islington, to James and Mary

Census Notes

Walter S. cannot be found in the 1861 census.


According to the 1871 census, Walter Scott is a pupil at Surrey County School in Cranleigh.


According to the 1881 census, Walter Scott was lodging with the Dawson's, at 19 Hill Street, Westminster.  The actual census shows no occupation.


According to the 1891 census, Walter, now an advertising agent, is a visitor to the Lupp's, at 2 Blackfriars Road, at Southwark.


According to the 1901 census, Walter S. was lodging at a boarding house, at 38 Lillie Road in Fulham. He is an advertising agent.


According to the 1911 census, Walter has married and has a new family. His wife, Elizabeth, and her children, the five Norris children, and their own daughter, Daisy Scott, all live together at Chapel Villas in Twickenham. There is evidence that they had a son, also Walter Scott, who died within his first year of life. Walter is an still an agent.

Married to Elizabeth Jane Norris [registered in Brentford, June 1908]
Died 11 November 1926 in Hammersmith, London, aged 71 years 163 days [registered in Hammersmith, December 1926].
Height/Weight not known.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Clapham Rovers FC left Clapham, probably before 1879, also Barnes; representing Surrey FA.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 34th player (39) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 5, 4 March 1876, Scotland 3 England 0, a friendly match at The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Hamilton Crescent, Partick, Glasgow, aged 20 years 277 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

no information found


Walter Buchanan - Career Statistics
Squads Appearances Minutes Goals Goals Av.min Captain Discipline
2 1 90 0 0 min none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Walter Buchanan - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1


Walter Buchanan - Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 20
1 5 4 March 1876 - Scotland 3 England 0, The West of Scotland Cricket Ground, Partick Fr AL Start hb
 Club: Clapham Rovers F.C. - 0 full caps  
Age 21
- 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL reserve