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Corporal Walter Grant (winger) 1917-18

Walter Grant began his career with home town club Aberdeen in the Scottish League, making his Dons debut in August 1915. He became a corporal in the Gordon Highlanders after the outbreak of war and was training in a camp in Yorkshire when he was given an opportunity by Leeds City.

His debut for the Peacocks came when City entertained Grimsby at Elland Road on 27 October 1917. After a poor first half, Grant came good in the second half, making both of the goals scored by Jack Peart in a 2-2 draw, one from a corner and the other by way of a fine pass.

Grant made a further three appearances over the next two months, scoring the opening goal when City beat Notts County 2-0 on 24 November. He sent over a long centre which should have been taken by the keeper, but the wind diverted it into the net. The County keeper denied Grant on two other occasions as he played his finest game in City colours.

The winger returned to Aberdeen after the war and played for the Dons until 1925 when he signed for Raith Rovers. He finished his career with two years at Crystal Palace after moving to London in 1928.