During WW1 Liverpool used a player named Waine in many matches. Book sources have claimed his name was Jack Waine. By going through numerous editions of Liverpool Echo I can now say that his first name was not Jack, but Robert. Firstly I found his initial in a line up – R. Waine. Another clue was the Army unit he served in as a private – Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI). By going through army list a fellow historian helped me find out the only Private Waine there was a Robert Waine.
Another historic problem solved.