January 19, 1920
Last night, the Hull City secretary-manager signed on the full back, James Middlehurst who before the war was developing into a fine full back with the Hull City Club. On enlistment, he was drafted to the south of Lancashire, and threw in his lot with Liverpool, with whom he became a great player. As partner to Ephraim Longworth, Middlehurst was a tower of strength, and the Anfield Road Club were desirous of retaining his services.
He was drafted to Mesopotamia, and took part in much hard fighting during the war. It was only this week end that he arrived back demobilised, and the Hull City secretary lost no time in interviewing him with a view to his appearing once more at Anlaby Road in a “Tiger’s” jersey.
He will arrive at Hull to-day, and will be given a trial run with the Reserve team against Notts County at Nottingham on Thursday afternoon.
(Source: Hull Daily Mail: January 20, 1920; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited