Tommy Dunsmore Player Profile


  • Full Name: Thomas Hamilton Dunsmore
  • Born: May 23rd, 1914 (Motherwell)
  • Died: February 7th, 1955 (Edinburgh)
  • Height: 5' 7
  • Position: Left Back
  • Signed: March 29th, 1940
  • First Manager: Jimmy Allan
  • Career Totals: 10 appearances, 2 goals
  • Also Played For: Albion Rovers, Hibernian, Luton Town
A former player with Hibernian and Luton Town, two footed full back Tommy played as a 'guest player' for United during the war years, during which time he was named in the eleven for the Emergency War Cup final.


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1945-46 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - -
1939-40 9 9 2 0 0 - - 9 2
Totals: 10 (0) 2 1 (0) 0 9 (0) 2

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Oct 13th, 1945 13/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. Arbroath (A) 1 - 4
May 25th, 1940 25/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
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

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 17th, 1940 17/04/40 Semi Final Replay vs. Airdrie (N) 3 - 1
Apr 3rd, 1940 03/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 10 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 17th, 1940 17/04/40 Semi Final Replay vs. Airdrie (N) 3 - 1 (-) p
Apr 3rd, 1940 03/04/40 Eastern Regional vs. Stenhousemuir (H) 10 - 2 (-) p

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Oct 13th, 1945 13/10/45 Southern 'B' vs. Arbroath (A) 1 - 4
May 25th, 1940 25/05/40 Eastern Regional vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
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 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


Competition History


Comp
LGE 1 0 0 0
WAR 6 1 0 0
EWC 3 1 0 0
Totals: 10 (0) 2

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


Biography


A native of Motherwell, Tommy was a young prospect with Muir Street School and Motherwell Welfare Hearts before he gained junior football experience with Whitburn.

At the age of 21, he joined Hibernian in 1935, and after a season, he established himself as a frequent member of the starting eleven. His form attracted the attention of many clubs before he signed for English Second Division side Luton Town in the summer of 1938.

Tommy joined United as a 'guest player' during World War 2 and was in the side that played in the Emergency War Cup final in 1940.

He left United in June 1940 to go back to Luton before turning out for Albion Rovers between 1943 and 1944. Having all but hung up his boots, he briefly returned to play as a trialist for a struggling United in October 1945.

Sadly, just six years later, Tommy was severely injured in a mining accident and he remained in poor health until his death in February 1955.

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





Debut

March 30th, 1940
Dundee United 5 - 0 Alloa Athletic

Wartime (Eastern Regional)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Tommy was born on this date in Motherwell.


  • Signed For Dundee United


    Tommy arrived from Luton Town as a 'guest player' late in the 1939-40 season.


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 5 - 0 Alloa Athletic
    Wartime (Eastern Regional)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 10 - 2 Stenhousemuir
    Wartime (Eastern Regional)


  • Last Goal

    Airdrie 1 - 3 Dundee United
    Emergency War Cup (Semi Final Replay)

    Glad hand to Dundee United! Their second half start thrilled over 20,000 at Easter Road. It whacked Airdrie - Stan Matthwws and all. Two goals in the first five minutes after the interval - a tonic he


  • League Debut

    Arbroath 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Southern 'B')


  • Last Appearance

    Arbroath 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Southern 'B')


  • Date of Death


    Tommy died on this date in Edinburgh.