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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


captain: none
minutes played:


no reference can be found for Buchanan in any newspaper articles. 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.

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

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.

Marriage to Elizabeth Jane Norris [registered in Brentford, June 1908]

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.

Death Remembrance Sunday, 11 November 1926 in Hammersmith, London, aged 71 years 163 days [registered in Hammersmith, December 1926].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Clapham Rovers FC left Clapham, probably before 1879, also Barnes;
Club honours None
Individual honours Surrey FA
Height/Weight not known.


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.
Individual honours None

Beyond England

no information found

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes Goals captain
2 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away Venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Match History
 Club: Wanderers F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock)    - one full appearance (90 min)x

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. - no full appearances  

Age 21
6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL reserve