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Famous Scots - George Nelson

Stairway 13's reputation matched its ominous name even before the 1971 Ibrox Disaster. On September 16, 1961, after a 2-2 draw with Celtic, a surge on the steps killed two spectators, George Nelson and Thomas Thomson, whose names are commemorated today on the nearby memorial which also lists the victims of the disasters of 1902 and 1971.

Headstone Photograph

Further Information

Firstname: GEORGE

LastName: NELSON

Date of Death: 16th Sep 1961

Age at Death: 22

Cemetery: Craigton

  Berryknowes Road

Town: Glasgow

Region: Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Country: Scotland


Please Note, the marker on this map indicates the Cemetery location, not the location of a particular grave. is a privately owned website with no affiliation to any Local Councils.