Lieut. Latham recommended for V.C.


Friday, May 4 – 1917
It is stated that Lieut. George Latham, Newtown, the well-known footballers, has been recommended for the Victoria Cross for his gallantry in action.

Lieut. Latham, who is a Welsh international and was for five years before the war, trainer of the Cardiff City team, has had considerable military experience.

He served 18 years in the old Volunteers, in which he held the rank of sergeant, and when just 17 he volunteered for active service with the South Wales Borderers in South Africa.

He got his commission in August, 1915, was for several months stationed at Park Hall Camp, and went to the front last July.

His football career has been a notable one. In South Africa he played for England against Scotland, and later for the Motherland against the Colonials. For eight years he played for Liverpool, and then for Southport and Stoke before going to Cardiff.

He has international caps for seven matches, and was in the Welsh team which first beat Scotland and in the Cardiff team when the Welsh Cup went to South Wales for the first time.
(Llangollen Advertiser, 04-05-1917)

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