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The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project and David Hill.

The Restoration of Rangers Graves Project and David Hill.

A couple of years ago we located the final resting place of Rangers player David Hill in an East Kilbride cemetery. Restoration work has now been carried out and a memorial plaque placed at the base.

David Hill was born in 1858 in Perth. He joined Rangers in 1875 and played with the Club until 1884. He’s pictured here with his Rangers team mates in that iconic photograph from 1877.

David went on to become a Scottish Internationalist and gave the club many years of service.

David was employed as a Turkey Red salesman and lived at 17 Main Street East Kilbride. His house was above the two shops pictured that he owned.

David Hill married a Jane Isobel Campbell Storer on the 2nd June 1904. He died on 3rd February 1920 at 4 Ann Street Glasgow aged 61.

David saw Rangers grow from that fledging club born in a Glasgow park into Ibrox and huge attendances.

As we continue to celebrate our 55th Title we remember David Hill.

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