April 25, 1918
Reg Leck, the well-known and popular inside left of Tranmere Rovers F.C. for several season, is in hospital at Winchester (a friend tells me). He was admitted there having met with a somewhat serious accident while out in France.
He is doing as well as can be expected. I had a good chat with him, having known him in Liverpool junior football, add m correspondent, and he was regarded as one of the best inside lefts playing in the Lancashire Combination before the war, and had a great future before in the football world.
He joined the R.F.A. three years ago, and has seen two and a half years service with his unit in France.
The season Tranmere won the Lancashire Combination he scored 34 goals.
He has lost one brother in the war, and has two others serving with the colours. His eldest brother has been wounded lately, and the youngest is in the Navy.
Leck’s many friends in Liverpool and Birkenhead will be glad to know he is doing nicely.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: April 25, 1918)