Season preview 1915-16: Clapton Orient F.C. (Daily Express)

August 27, 1915
Clapton Orient have ten men in the Footballers’ Battalion, and these have been promised Saturday leave until they go away from Salisbury. In addition, Tom Coleman (the Nottingham Forest forward), Tommy Barber (the Aston Villa half-back), and Alf West (the Notts County full-back) have promised assistance this coming season.

Thus the Orient could, if they chose put a whole team of soldier footballers in the field, while they will also be able to call upon several others of last season’s players.

The complete list of men available is: Goal, Jimmy Hugall; backs, Nolan Evans, Alf West, and C. Watson (Tufnell Park); half-backs, Eddie King, George Scott, Danny Steel, Harry Gibson, Willis, and Tommy Barber; forwards, Fred Parker, Tilley, Bob Dalrymple, George Stevens, Arthur Layton, Willie Jones, Richard McFadden, and Bobby Ridley.

There will be a practice match on the Millfields-road ground to-morrow, when a number of the above mentioned players will take part.
(Daily Express: August 27, 1915)

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