Death of the Leeds City founder

Wednesday, May 29 – 1918
The death occurred this (Wednesday) morning from pneumonia, of Mr. Mark Mycroft, who for over thirty years was in the employ of the Midland Railway Company, but whose last few years have been spent as license-holder of various houses.

The deceased, who was the second son of the late Mr. William Mycroft, was at one time mineral canvasser for the M.R. in the Leeds area, and whilst he resided at Leeds was responsible for the formation of the Leeds City F.C.

An accident on the line brought Mr. Mycroft back to Derby, where he continued for some time with the M.R. Company.

In his younger days he was a member of the Derby Junction F.C., a club which, with Derby Midland and St. Luke’s created much local rivalry.

An accident against Small Heath Alliance brought his football career to an end sooner than might have been. When he left Leeds the football club made him a handsome present of a china cabinet.

He was 52 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child.
(Derby Daily Telegraph, 29-05-1918)

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