Old Valley Boy Plays for Scottish Command

Jack Lansbury

Mr Jack Lansbury

The many friends of Mr Jack Lansbury, whose mother lives at 37 Recreation Road, Shortlands, will be please to hear of his success in the football field.

An old Valley School boy, Jack played in peacetime for St John’s, Nunhead, and Shortlands Reserves.  He is now in the R.A.S.C. and a member of the Scottish Command Team.

A clever forward (inside-right), Mr Lansbury has played against Third Lanark and Queen’s Park, and also for Gateshead and Bradford City.

He has several brothers in the Army fighting for freedom, and his father served in the last war.  His mother is a widow.

Mr Lansbury is a nephew of Mr J.H. Blore, of Acorn, Oaklands Wat, Bassett, Southampton, and a great nephew of the late Mr George Lansbury.

Mr Blore was formerly the manager of the outfitting department in the Bromley branch of the South Suburban Co-operative Society, Ltd.

Bromley & District Times, 6th March 1942 (page 5)

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