NAMES OF THE FOUNDER MEMBERS OF THE ALIENS RFC
FORMED FROM A GROUP OF SCHOOLTEACHERS BY FRED APPLEBEE AND JOE FAIRLEY IN 1907.
At the inaugural meeting it was discovered that of all those present not one was Liverpool born.
Some wag suggested that the club should be called "The Aliens", and the name was adopted.



Players Age Founder Home Town
Born/Died
Military / Civilian Career in WW1
Reginald John ADAMS 25 * Barnsley 1882 Darford, Yorks d. 1962 East Riding 2nd Lt Territorial Flying Corps, formerly RGA and Royal Engineers
Ernest Edward BOND 24 * Lancaster 1882 Morecambe d. 1957 Southport RSM King Edwards Horse, Awarded DCM
Arthur Leonard WALKER 23 * Batley 1883 Batley d. 1965 Liverpool 2/Cpl King's Liverpool Regt (21/34447) and Royal Engineers (209688)
John Whitfield HETHERINGTON 27 * Cockermouth 1880 Broughton, Cumbria d.1959 Dartford No military service, Headmaster of  two schools in Farningham, Kent
Duncan John SLOSS M.A, LL.D 25   Liverpool 1881 Toxteth Park d. 1964 Oxford Awarded CBE, Professor at Universities of Rangoon and Hong Kong
William Allan STEWART 21 * Carlisle 1886 Carlisle d.1937 Liverpool Pte King's Liverpool Regt. (105417)
William ROCHESTER 30 * Morpeth 1877 Morpeth d.1958 Tynemouth Warrant Officer Class 2 King's Liverpool Regt. (22240)
John WOOD 21 * Crewe 1885 Crewe d.1969 Wrexham Pte Royal Army Medical Corps (75093)
Frederick Joseph HANEY 21   Widnes 1886 Widnes d.1969 Cuckfield, Sussex Capt. RFA, Awarded MC and Sqn Ldr RAF, Awarded DFC
John Douglas JOHNSTONE 21 * Carlisle 1886 Carlisle d.1959 Stoke-on-Trent None, Home Office appointment at Werrington Industrial School, Stoke
Walter THOMAS 24 * Wolverhampton 1882 Heath Town, Staffs d.1958 Liverpool Royal Defence Corps, previously Royal Garrison Artillery
Alfred DAVISON 21   Nottingham 1887 Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts d. 1972 Crosby Pte Royal Army Medical Corps (76818)
James William Archibald TAYLOR 24   Liverpool 1883 West Derby d.1953 Westmorland 2nd Lt Special Co. Royal Engineers (BEF), Awarded MC
Robert Wilkie JONES 24   Liverpool 1883 West Derby d.1945 Liverpool Capt. King's Liverpool Regt (17198), Awarded MC and bar
Robert Tyson ROBINSON 24 * Burnley 1884 Fleetwood d.1932 Liverpool Sgt Royal Lancashire Regt
Horace TOLSON 23 * Holmfirth 1884 Holmfirth, Yorkshire d.1918 France 2Lt in Royal Warwickshire Regt, formerly RAMC, Killed in Action WW1
Herbert Nutter BELL 27 * Dewsbury 1880 Idle, Yorks d. 1959 Liverpool Pte Royal Army Medical Corps (76151)
Hugh William MITCHELL 23 * Bristol 1885 Bristol d.1924 Bristol Pte RAMC (1759) 1st W.Lancs (discharged 1915)  died broken health
Ernest Pattinson BYWELL 28   Liverpool 1879 Great Ayton, Yorks d.1968 Liverpool Pte RAMC (1903), Lt King's Liverpool Regt (339459), Awarded SWB
Frederick James APPLEBEE 24 * Slaithwaite 1882 Slaithwaite d. 1974 Liverpool Sapper Royal Engineers (195054)
Joseph FAIRLEY 23 * Barnsley 1884 Barnsley d. 1952 Edmonton, Canada Reg. Qtr Master Sgt Canadian Infantry (BEF), Awarded MSM

THERE WERE PROPOSALS TO RENAME THE CLUB "TUEBROOK" AND "MERSEY"
BUT AT A GENERAL MEETING HELD AT THE BEE HOTEL ON THE 31st AUGUST 1920
  BECAUSE THEY WERE TENNANTS OF THE EARL OF SEFTON, HUGH MOLYNEUX
            IT WAS AGREED TO CHANGE THE NAME TO "SEFTON"

Last Updated April 2018
By Dave Bohl