Sandy Turnbull presumed dead


August 16, 1918
The wife of Sandy Turnbull, who lives at 17, Portland Road, Gorse Hill, near Manchester, has received an official notification that her husband, Sergeant A. Turnbull, of the East Surrey Regiment, who was reported missing on May 3, 1917, is now presumed to be dead.

Turnbull came from Hurlford, Ayrshire, to Manchester City as a lad of 17, and in 1904 helped them to win the English Cup. Two seasons later he joined Manchester United, and was a member of the side which won both the League Championship and the Cup.

As a player he was remarkably intelligent, and his never-failing fund of dry humour made him exceedingly popular. He leaves four children – three boys and a girl.
(Manchester Evening News: August 16, 1918)

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