August 27, 1941
Since the war that seasoned veteran, Billy Dunlop, has been looking after the training of the Colts, but he will not be seen at Roker Park for a while.
Unfortunately he developed a complaint and is away undergoing treatment, but I am sure his many friends will be pleased to know Billy is making satisfactory progress.
Billy Dunlop has been at Roker Park for over 30 years, and thus has a longer record of service than any other man ever connected with the Sunderland club – excluding directors, of course, Alderman Fred Taylor gets the longest service medal.
(Sunderland Daily Echo: August 27, 1941)