Sportsman death – Mr. W.J. Sawyer of New Brighton F.C.


Friday, July 26 – 1940
Mr. William James Sawyer, secretary-manager of New Brighton Association Football Club for the past seven years, has died at the age of sixty-nine at his home in Seabank Road, Wallasey.

Mr. Sawyer was well known in football circles throughout the country and especially on Merseyside, where he helped to found the old South Liverpool Club, Wigan Borough, the Liverpool Football League, the Hospital Mid-week Cup, and other competitions.

He was formerly a director of Everton F.C., being hon. Secretary in 1918, and for ten years he was chairman of that club’s Finance Committee. He leaves a widow and two sons. The funeral will take place at Anfield to-morrow afternoon.
(Liverpool Daily Post, 29-07-1940)

1940 WJ Sawyer I

1940 WJ Sawyer II

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.