Arthur Baxter Player Profile


  • Full Name: Arthur Baxter
  • Born: November 28th, 1911 (Dundee)
  • Died: September 5th, 1944 (Rimini, Italy)
  • Height: 5' 7
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed: October 14th, 1939
  • First Manager: Bobby McKay
  • Career Totals: 32 appearances, 3 goals
  • Also Played For: Barnsley, Dundee, Dundee North End, Falkirk, Portsmouth


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1939-40 32 32 3 0 0 - - 32 3
Totals: 32 (0) 3 0 (0) 0 32 (0) 3

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 25th, 1940 25/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
May 18th, 1940 18/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
May 8th, 1940 08/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Raith Rovers (A) 0 - 5
May 4th, 1940 04/05/40 Final vs. Rangers (N) 0 - 1
Apr 27th, 1940 27/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 18th, 1939 18/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 9
Oct 28th, 1939 28/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. King's Park (H) 1 - 0
Oct 21st, 1939 21/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 18th, 1939 18/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 9 (-)
Oct 28th, 1939 28/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. King's Park (H) 1 - 0 (30')
Oct 21st, 1939 21/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 1 - 0 (-)

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 25th, 1940 25/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
May 18th, 1940 18/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 2
May 8th, 1940 08/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. Raith Rovers (A) 0 - 5
May 4th, 1940 04/05/40 Final vs. Rangers (N) 0 - 1
Apr 27th, 1940 27/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 3
Apr 24th, 1940 24/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3
Apr 20th, 1940 20/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 5
Apr 17th, 1940 17/04/40 Semi Final Replay vs. Airdrie (N) 3 - 1
Apr 13th, 1940 13/04/40 Semi Final vs. Airdrie (N) 0 - 0
Apr 6th, 1940 06/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 2
Apr 3rd, 1940 03/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 10 - 2
Mar 30th, 1940 30/03/40 Eastern Regional vs. Alloa Athletic (H) 5 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1940 23/03/40 Quarter Final vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 0
Mar 16th, 1940 16/03/40 Eastern Regional vs. St Bernard's (H) 1 - 0
Mar 9th, 1940 09/03/40 2nd Round vs. Third Lanark (H) 7 - 1
Mar 2nd, 1940 02/03/40 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Feb 24th, 1940 24/02/40 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 4 - 2
Feb 17th, 1940 17/02/40 Eastern Regional vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 2
Feb 10th, 1940 10/02/40 Eastern Regional vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Jan 13th, 1940 13/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 4
Jan 6th, 1940 06/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1940 02/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (A) 6 - 3
Jan 1st, 1940 01/01/40 Eastern Regional vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Dec 30th, 1939 30/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Alloa Athletic (A) 1 - 2
Dec 23rd, 1939 23/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 1
Dec 9th, 1939 09/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 6
Dec 2nd, 1939 02/12/39 Eastern Regional vs. Dunfermline (H) 5 - 2
Nov 18th, 1939 18/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 9
Nov 11th, 1939 11/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 2
Nov 4th, 1939 04/11/39 Eastern Regional vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 4
Oct 28th, 1939 28/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. King's Park (H) 1 - 0
Oct 21st, 1939 21/10/39 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 1 - 0


Competition History


Comp
WAR 25 3 0 0
EWC 7 0 0 0
Totals: 32 (0) 3

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Arthur had been with Dundee North End, Portsmouth, Falkirk, Dundee and Barnsley. At the outbreak of WW2 he was based locally and United obtained permission to play him. He was a regular in the side throughout 1939-40, and part of the side that went all the way to the Emergency War Cup final. Arthur was a solider with the Gordon Highlanders during WW2 and is noted as a casualty of war while serving in Italy, buried at the Gradara War Cemetery.

Last updated on Monday, April 8th, 2024 by N Harkiss.





Debut

October 21st, 1939
Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Dundee United

Wartime (Eastern Regional)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Arthur was born on this date in Dundee.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Dundee 4 - 2 Dundee United
    Friendly

    Brighter moments in the holiday "friendly" at Dens Park yesterday were provided by two little fellows - Willie Cook and Bobby Gardiner. Cook's cleverness allowed the stronger Dundee attack to establi


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Dundee United
    Wartime (Eastern Regional)

    Dundee United put the Warriors through their paces at Ochilview. And if the margin was slender there was no doubt about the visitors being the more skilful side. Gray missed a penalty for the homester


  • First Goal

    Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Dundee United
    Wartime (Eastern Regional)

    Dundee United put the Warriors through their paces at Ochilview. And if the margin was slender there was no doubt about the visitors being the more skilful side. Gray missed a penalty for the homester


  • Last Goal

    Hearts 9 - 2 Dundee United
    Wartime (Eastern Regional)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 2 East Fife
    Wartime (Eastern Regional)


  • Date of Death


    Arthur died on this date in Rimini, Italy.