During the war large numbers of men from local football teams joined the armed forces, several would march off to join together, as the war dragged on there was less passion for the game and indeed one of the Newtongrange teams, United, folded in 1917 as 43 of it's members and committee had signed up, after the war Newtongrange Star would carry on Newtongrange United would walk into the history books as most of it's remaining players threw their hand in with the Star. Other men played for Dalkeith Thistle and for various professional teams in Scotland and England.

Newtongrange Star 1919/20 season

 

 

Rear Row Andrew Dennison , 33 Dean Park , T Moffat , J Moffat, J Taylor, William Horsburgh, President, 71 Fifth Street

Centre Row   J Taylor, T Burnett, Hugh Flynn , 57 St Davids, J Wood , Gavin Whitehead MM , Wiiliam Barton , 31 Fourth Street, G Nelson

Front Row   W Reid , George Barton , 31 Fourth Street , J Flynn , Crawford Letham , J Meldrum ,J Black, D Pearson

Seated      John McCononchie, Royal Field Artillery Driver L/7019 , Robert B Pryde , Royal Scots Pte 330421

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