July 26, 1941
Tosh Johnson, the former England, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City inside-left, and member of Everton FA Cup winning team in 1933, sends his best wishes to all his Merseyside friends.
I have received a letter from Tommy, who is now in the Royal Artillery somewhere in Scotland, and thoroughly enjoying the new life.
“I have lost the superfluous flesh,” writes Tommy, “and, believe it or not, I am still playing football and doing my stuff. I am fitter now than I have been for some years, and it would for Harry Cooke and Charlie Wilson a world of good to see me.”
I am sure all Evertonians and Liverpudlians will join in sending good wishes to this great player – possessor of one of the deadliest left-foot shots football has seen in years.
Johnson secured every honour possible to him in the game. He helped Everton to defeat his old club Manchester City, in the 1933 Wembley final. In 1926 Tommy had been on the beaten Manchester City side against Bolton Wanderers at Wembley.
(Evening Express: Source: July 26, 1941)