September 1, 1915
J.F. Condrey (Fred Condrey), the Birmingham footballer who played in the centre for Nottingham Forest F.C. a few seasons ago, is at the front with the Cheshire Regiment. He was awarded the D.C.M. and mentioned in Sir. John French’s despatch for, while wounded himself, fetching in under fire another wounded man. His brother was killed in the same trench at the same time.
Bobby Reid, the Scottish inside right who was also with the Forest three or four years back, is at the front with one of the Scottish Regiments, and was wounded by a shell bursting. He was blind for five days, but has now completely recovered and is again in the fighting line.
(Nottingham Evening Post: September 1, 1915)