A MEMORIAL service is to be held for Rangers icon Harold Davis on Saturday, 6 October at Clincarthill Parish Church on Glasgow’s Southside.
Davis sadly passed away in June at the age of 85 and is a member of the Rangers Hall of Fame
Signed from East Fife by Scot Symon, the right-half was an outstanding defender, playing alongside the likes of Bobby Shearer and John Greig from 1956 until 1964.
In that time, a terrific Rangers side won four League Championships, two League Cups and a Scottish Cup, while they were also the first British side to reach a European final – the 1961 Cup Winners’ Cup final with Fiorentina.
Davis’ story is a quite unique one. While serving for the Black Watch in the Korean War, he came under heavy machine gun fire and spent almost two years in hospital recovering from his injuries.
That he was even able to lead anything resembling a normal life following that was remarkable, but to go on and have the footballing career he did was truly extraordinary, and speaks volumes for the sort of man Davis was.
Born in Cupar, Fife, Davis had a spell with Partick Thistle after his time at Ibrox, but returned to Govan as a coach under manager David White in the late 1960s, and later would manage Queen of the South and be assistant manager at Dundee.
The service begins at 10.30am at Clincarthill Parish Church, G42 9EU.