Thursday, November 1 – 1917
“Dear Bee. – Glad to see the boys are doing so well. The Arsenal are an unlucky side, as in the past three weeks we have had to pick up three or four players from the spectators; otherwise they are a good side.
“I was chatting with Frank Bradshaw the other Saturday about you, and he said if I saw you I was to remember him to you. He is playing a fine game at back – one of the best full backs I have seen for some considerable time.
“I beat the champion of Dorsetshire (running) 440 yards – he had not been beaten for five years. The prize was a beautiful silver teapot, &c., presented by the Mayor of Portland, so I am now champion of Dorsetshire! I also won the 100 yards.”
(Liverpool Echo, 01-11-1917)