The death of William Penman

August 19, 1907
It was with extreme regret that the followers of Bradford City, and all local Associationists, heard of the death last weekend of William Penman, the City club’s centre-half. It was only known to a few that he was ill, and his death after an operation for appendicitis came as a great shock to all who knew him through his connection with the Bradford City club. Penman had his chance with the City team after Gerald Kirk, the Ingleton amateur, transferred his affections to Leeds City. He was an immediate success, though later in the season it became a question as to whether he or Sam Higginson was the more effective pivot of the Bradford team.
(Source: Athletic News: August 19, 1907)