January 1, 1916
Daniel Cunliffe, international inside right, who was “capped” for England while he was with Portsmouth, and who during the course of his career was associated with Liverpool, New Brompton, and several of the Lancashire Combination clubs, has been in the thick of the fighting with the Lancashire Fusiliers in the Gallipoli peninsula.
In a characteristic letter to Mr. R. Blyth, one of the Portsmouth directors, thanking his old club for a ball safely received, the quondam idol of the Fratton Park crowds says it is surprising what an amount of please the boys have been getting out of a game of football during the interludes between the fighting, and the inter-regimental matches behind the lines have proved most exciting.
Evidently still with an eye to business, Dan incidentally remarks that, “There are some likely lads in his lot who will be worth bearing in mind if they come safely through the campaign.”
Cunliffe sends his “chin-chin” to all old friends in Pompey, including “Sentinel.”
(Source: Portsmouth Evening News: January 1, 1916)