Walter Riddell Sutherland

9 mars 2018


Walter Riddell Sutherland (1890 - 4 October 1918), also known as Wattie Suddie from Hawick was a Scottish rugby union footballer who gained 13 caps playing for the Scotland national rugby union team between 1910 and 1914 and was regarded as the best Scottish wing threequarter of his day. He played for Hawick RFC.



The outbreak of the First World War put end to his rugby career, and he served with the Lothians and Border Horse, later the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and finally the Seaforth Highlanders. Second Lieutenant Sutherland was killed on 4 October 1918, several weeks before the armistice, aged 27.


Walter played 9 times with Eric Milroy and played against France in 1913, Scotland won 21-3.