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Chelsea FC Profile: David Alexander

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Full Name: David Baxter Alexander

Born: Thursday, 18th October 1917
Place of birth: Hamilton, Scotland
Died: Tuesday, 20th August 1974 (aged 56)
Burial: Cremated - Stockport Crematorium, his ashes were scattered in the Garden of Remembrance. There is no known memorial.

Involvement with Chelsea:


Player from 1939 to 1945


David Baxter Alexander, listed in some places with a middle name "Bertram", was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, near Glasgow. His birth date was found in the 1939 census, which lead back to his birth certificate downloaded from Scotland's People website.

David was signed aged 18 on 26 November 1935 from Clydebank Juniors and after making his first team debut towards the end of the 38/39 season, he became a regular in the Chelsea side in the first season of World War II regional football.

He was noted as an athletically built and skilful player whose promising career was sadly ended by injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, which also caused him to be invalided from the forces.

David is recorded as lodging at the home of William Crump, 37 Silverton Road, Fulham in the 1939 census, during his time at Chelsea.

Date of death confirmed from Probate record.

David is pictured during his time with Clydebank (with thanks to Craig Tyreman for finding the picture and to Phil Carter for sending it on to me). There is no known picture of him during his time at Chelsea.

Playing Career:


Clydebank Juniors
Chelsea (Jan 1939 to Jun 1945) - cost: unknown

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Friday, 7th April 1939, Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Chelsea

Age on debut: 21 years 5 months 20 days

Last Appearance: Friday, 7th April 1939, Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Chelsea

Appearances

Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1938 / 39 100001
Total100001

Goals

Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
Total000000


* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. David Alexander made 1 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League7th Apr 1939Charlton Athletic20Chelsea29,014 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:


Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for David Baxter Alexander View CGS profile for David Baxter Alexander on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for David Baxter Alexander View CGS profile for David Baxter Alexander on Find-A-Grave
Link to the CGS Zeemaps location for David Baxter Alexander View location on Zeemaps for David Baxter Alexander



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Chelsea FC Player David Alexander

Games Won: 0
Win Percentage: 0%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0

Teammates

During his Chelsea first-team career of 1 appearances, David Alexander played alongside the following 10 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Jimmy Argue (1)
George Barber (1)
Peter Buchanan (1)
Harry Burgess (1)
Joe Payne (1)
Bob Salmond (1)
Jack Smith (1)
Dickie Spence (1)
Sam Weaver (1)
Victor Woodley (1)