November 15, 1919
Liverpool F.C. have made an important signing, and have beaten Barnsley, among other clubs, in their search for James Carlton, an outside left. In truth, Barnsley, believed Carlton was as good as their man, and asked him to play to-day at Barnsley.
However, Carlton made his debut for Liverpool, to-day, at the Tranmere ground. He is 5ft. 8½in. in height, 11st. 2lb. in weight, and began his football career as a Sheffield schoolboy, playing with Attercliffe Juniors. Later he joined Blyth Spartans, and was playing with them when he was seventeen years old. Then he became a pro., and played for Leeds City, never missing a game in their reserve team.
An engineer by trade, Carlton is said to be a sound footballer, who promises to come on.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: November 15, 1919)