Tyne and Wear HER(13197): Jesmond, All Saints Cemetery, grave of Alexander Gardner - Details
Jesmond, All Saints Cemetery, grave of Alexander Gardner
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Cross monument. Alexander Gardner (1877-1921) was a footballer for Newcastle United. Before the First World War, Newcastle United were in the First Division, won three league titles and won one FA Cup final of three. Alexander was the captain and played at right half (midfielder). He made 268 appearances and scored 20 goals. He was born in Leith in 1899. The 1904/5 team won 23 out of 34 league games. In 1909 Alexander broke his leg, which ended his football career. He became landlord of the Dun Cow Inn in Claremont Road.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, page 69