John McKay

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
25-02-1872
N/A
Date unknown.
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Oldham
1899-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1895-1898
9 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

John McKay played for the Saints in their first ever Northern Union match against Rochdale Hornets on the 7th of September, 1895. The Saints prevailed that day by 8 points to 3. He was a forward who played his last match against Oldham in January 1899. Between those dates John played on many occasions for the A team.

He originated from Widnes and moved to St Helens where he worked as a railway clerk. John decided to start a new life in the early twentieth century when he emigrated with his family to Canada. The 1911 Canadian Census saw the family living at 257 Sackville Street, Toronto where John was working as a clerk.

John and his son John Wilfred both served in the Number 2 Canadian Field Ambulance Medical Corps during the Great War. John Wilfred was tragically killed in April 1915. John SNR relayed his son’s death by letter. Devastatingly, John McKay SNR was also killed in October 1917 whilst serving in Europe.

We are most grateful to John Mckay’s relative, Hazel Easton, for providing the photo of John.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0 0 0 8
1898~990 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 0 0 9
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1895 W 10 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 H 8 3 VIEW
14th Sep 1895 W 10 Runcorn L 1895~96 H 5 0 VIEW
21st Sep 1895 D 10 Batley L 1895~96 A 3 3 VIEW
28th Sep 1895 L 10 Stockport L 1895~96 H 0 3 VIEW
5th Oct 1895 W 10 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 A 5 3 VIEW
12th Oct 1895 W 10 Warrington L 1895~96 H 3 0 VIEW
19th Oct 1895 W 10 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 VIEW
26th Oct 1895 D 10 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 VIEW
28th Jan 1899 L 8 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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