January 1, 1916
Tim Coleman is alive – and kicking! Reported killed at the beginning of the week, Tim has wired his family to say “Quite well. Letter follows.” What fun he will have out of us “for denouncing him as a dead man” Ah, well we are all real glad the football comedian is still in the land of the living. Bob Dalrymple, too, suffered from the “grossly exaggerated report,” as Mark Twain termed his own particular case. It is astonishing that the serious news from the Footballers’ Battalion should have gained wide publication and yet in an undertaking there bound to be a good deal of mixing up names.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: January 1, 1916)