The funeral of George Fleming


August 17, 1922
The interment of the late Mr. George Fleming, the Liverpool F.C.’s assistant trainer took place at Anfield Cemetery today. A service was held in SS Simon and Jude’s Church, conducted by the Rev. J. Rosebotham, who also officated at the graveside. A large crowd of sympathisers watched the committal of the body.

The chief mourners were Mrs. Fleming (widow), Mr. James Fleming (son), Miss Nellie Fleming (daughter), Mr. James Fleming (brother), Miss Helen Fleming (sister), Miss Mary Fleming (sister), Mr. and Mrs Wise (father and mother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Baddeley, Mr. James Fleming (nephew).

Other mourners included the directors of the Liverpool Football Club – Messrs. William Robert Williams (chairman), John Asbury (vice-chairman), Richard Lawson Martindale snr, Edward Askew Bainbridge, Thomas Crompton, Walter Henry Cartwright, William Harvey Webb, Matt McQueen, John Joseph Hill, George Patterson (secretary), David Ashworth (manager), William Connell (trainer), Charlie Wilson (coach), Joe Hewitt (assistant trainer), Bert Riley (groundsman), C. Constantine (assistant groundsman), Mr. Tom Baddeley (Wolverhampton), and all the players of the Liverpool Club. There were also present Messrs. H. Ashton (Bowls Association), S. Hayes (West Derby Guardians), S. Potts (Sandon Bowling Club), J. Hughes, J.W. Lawson, G. Balmer, W. Parker, J. Harkness, A.S. Jones, R.H. Harrison, J. Southworth, W. Bragg, G. Cuff, A. Padley, R. Boothby, Fred Geary, W.E. Jones, W. Dewhurst, J.T. Hartley, B. Newman and Andy McGuigan.

Wreaths were sent by “Wife and family,” “Father,”, “Brother and Sisters,” Mr. and Mrs Bennett (Sandon Bowling Club), Mr. J. Pratt and Son (Sandon), Mr. and Mrs. J. Owen, Mr. J. Hodgson, “Florrie and Charlie,” Mr. and Mrs. Woods, “Will and Lizzie,” Mr. T. Turnick, Staff of Sandon Hotel, Mrs Parker, Directors of the Liverpool Football Club, Players and Staff of the Liverpool Football Club.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: August 17, 1922)

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