Mexborough & Swinton Times, September 28
Footballer Liking It.
Gunner T. H. Bates (32), only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Bates, of 12, Ellershaw Lane, Conisborough, has been in the Army for Two months.
He was born in Denaby Main and is an old boy of Morley Place School.
Before joining up he worked at Cadeby Colliery.
Gunner Bates played with Conisborough Welfare for eight years and was then made captain of New Conisborough United.
He enjoys the Army life and wishes to be remembered to all his friends.
He is married and has a daughter.