March 25, 1944
Sir Frederick Wall, secretary of the Football Association for forty years, died on Saturday night. He was eighty-five and had been in poor health for a few years. Even when approaching eighty Sir Frederick attended matches, and Arsenal, of which he was a director, still have two stand seats bearing his name.
A Londoner, he entered football legislation in 1881 as a member of the London F.A. He represented Middlesex on the Football Association Council from 1891 to 1895, when he became secretary of the Football Association. Its membership was reached 750,000 when he retired in 1934. He then received a grant of £10,000 from the Football Association.
Sir Frederick was knighted in 1930 and was presented with a gold medal by the United States F.A. in recognition of his services to football.
He was a founder of the British Olympic Association and helped to found the Referees’ Association, later becoming its president.
(Birmingham Daily Post: March 27, 1944)
Sir Frederick Wall (Lloyd’s Weekly News: September 22, 1897).