Monthly Archives: January 2011

David Hamilton

The Celtic Graves Society is proud to announce that there will be a ceremony to mark the resting place of


Celtic Player, 1902-1912.
Member of the legendary 6-in-a-row team 1904-10.
Formed one of Celtic’s most famous front-lines with Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn and Somers.

At St Peter’s The Good Shepherd Cemetery, Dalbeth, near Celtic Park on Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 12 noon

Attendees at the event will include:

A representative from Celtic FC
Bobby Lennox, Lisbon Lion
Jim Craig, Celtic Graves Society Patron
Members of the Hamilton Family

A Blessing will be given by Monsignor Smith from St Mary of the Assumption Church, Calton.

All Celtic supporters are welcome to attend and flowers/tributes can be laid at the graveside.

“I cannot forget little Hamilton, a forward of arts and parts, whose nimble trickeries along the touch have been so profitable to the team.”
From The Celtic Story, 1960.

David Hamilton was the outside-left in the first truly great Celtic team. As part of the famous forward line which secured the Scottish championship six years in a row from 1904-1910 as well as numerous victories in the Scottish, Charity and Glasgow Cups, Hammie was known as ‘The Dancer’ for his dazzling dribbling and incredible pace. He was also a notable goalscorer in the team which helped establish ‘The Celtic Way’ of playing attractive football, scoring 68 goals in over 300 appearances in the Hoops – including an incredible 8 goals in 16 derby matches against Rangers.

It was said at the time that for the average Celtic fan blessed to have seen Willie Maley’s incredible team in action “rolled off the tongue trippingly and lovingly a litany that made music for him in five sweet symphonies – Bennett, McMenemy, Quinn, Somers and Hamilton.”

We hope you can join us at the ceremony and after at the Celtic Club on London Road prior to kick-off against Aberdeen at 3pm. For more information please visit:

where donations to the work of the Celtic Graves Society can also be made.

Please join the CGS to help us achieve our aims for the year ahead.