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Full Name: Robert Wallace
Came from: Swindon Town Went to: Exeter City
First game: 05 September 1936 Last game: 06 March 1937
Appearances: 10 (10/0) Goals: 0
Born in Tanfield, a coal mining village in County Durham, Wallace started his career with Bolton Wanderers but moved to Swindon Town in 1934 to make his League debut and 11 further appearances for the Wiltshire side. He arrived at Home Park in May 1935 but managed just 10 games in his two years at the club, being preferred as deputy to Jimmy Rae. In June 1937 he made the short journey to St James Park to sign for Exeter City, where he made 38 starts. Shortly after the Grecians' opening game of the 1938-39 season, he was admitted to hospital for an operation to remove an abscess on his forehead. Tragically, he died a few days later; just 26 years old.
[Grateful thanks to Bob's granddaughter, Debbie Sturdy, for photos 1 and 3]
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From Debbie Sturdy in York on 13/09/2014 ...
Robert Wallace was my maternal grandfather who sadly died at the very young age of 28 when my mother was 5 years old. Although she couldn't remember much about him, she used to say that he was tall and gentle!
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