Becton is in various LFC sources said to be born on 11 May 1873 which is incorrect. No entry for that date of birth exists at the General Record Office. In the 1891 Census, a Frank Becton (born abt 1874) appears with his parents Martin and Margaret. This traces to the birth certificate of a Francis BECTIF - listed in the last quarter of the 1873. GRO index. Illiteracy probably explains this anomaly. His actual date of birth was 28 October 1873. + Said to have finished his career at New Brighton Tower, but he didn't leave Swindon until 1903 by which time New Brighton Tower had folded. After Ashton Town he signed for Oldham. Contributed by Paul Plowman (Swindon Town FC Historian).