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IN MEMORY OF...

...THOSE TOWN SERVANTS WHO DIED ON THIS DAY

December 16

2015
Aged 84

Roy JACKSON
A local wing-half from Pinehurst, 6'3" Roy joined the Town ranks as a part-time pro, reaching the first team early in 1955.

1997
Aged 82

Tom EMMANUEL
Southampton full-back Tom guested for Town during the early months of the Second War. He was the uncle of Gary, a midfielder for Town in the 1980's.

1983
Aged 79

Tommy GODFREY
A Scottish half-back Tom assisted five Scottish League clubs before trying his luck south of the border. He left the County Ground in August 1933, retiring through injury three years later.

1968
Aged 86

Jock WALKER
Suffice to say that Jock played nine times for Scotland while with the Town - then a non-League club ! A 'tough as nails' left-back, Jock cost the club less than 100 when he joined them in June 1907. When he left almost six years later, it was for 1100 plus 'Boro full-back Allan McRobbie - valued at 250. Had it been a straight cash deal, it would have been a British record transfer fee. Jock later opened a restaurant and greengrocery at the junction of Manchester Road and Corporation Street.

Full career history for these and every other STFC player can be found in the new book SWINDON TOWN: THE REGISTER 1895-2015 - available now from our ON LINE SHOP