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Full Name: Walter George Anderson (also known as Wattie)
Came from: Woolwich Arsenal Went to: Deceased
First game: 01 September 1903 Last game: 27 February 1904
Appearances: 38 (38/0) Goals: 14
Anderson, born in Middlesbrough in 1879, began his career with Darlington and also played for Thornaby Utopians before joining Sheffield United in 1899. After two seasons there he moved to Woolwich Arsenal where he scored ten goals in 28 appearances. He arrived at Home Park in 1903 and was the regular inside-right in Argyle's first professional season.
In February 1904 Anderson contracted pneumonia but carried on playing, ignoring doctors' advice. He collapsed following a game at Fulham and was rushed to a London hospital but died four days later. A memorial fund was set up by the club and a souvenir handbook produced, in which he was described as 'one of the greatest, cleverest and whole-hearted players a club ever commanded'.
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