Friday, July 13 – 1917
After gaining highest honours on the football field, two well known Welsh footballers have further distinguished themselves on other fields, and are now mentioned in the latest dispatches of General Murray, who, until recently, was in command of the forces in Egypt. They are Lieut.-Col. T.W. Pearson, the old Cardiff-Newport Welsh international three quarter, and Lieut. George Latham, the Cardiff City trainer. Lieut.-Col. Pearson, who learnt the game at Mill Hill School, had a brilliant career on the Rugby field, while Lieut. Latham, who served through the South African war, played with distinction for Wrexham, Liverpool, and Wales prior to going to Cardiff. Latham had already been given a distinctive sign, the Military Cross.
(Liverpool Echo, 13-07-1917)
* George Latham obtained his medal on June 4 1917.