Friday, November 07, 2008

The Friday List of Little or No Consequence #86

We will remember them
34 British Football Players That Lost Their Lives During World War I

1. Donald Bell (Bradford Park Avenue)
2. Robert Craig (Celtic)
3. Peter Johnstone (Celtic)
4. John McLaughlin (Celtic)
5. Donnie McLeod (Celtic)
6. Archie McMillan (Celtic)
7. Leigh Richmond Roose (Celtic)
8. Patrick Slavin (Celtic)
9. William Jonas (Clapton (later Leyton) Orient)
10. John Allan (Heart of Midlothian)
11. James Boyd (Heart of Midlothian)
12. Duncan Currie (Heart of Midlothian)
13. Ernest Ellis (Heart of Midlothian)
14. Tom Gracie (Heart of Midlothian)
15. James Speedie (Heart of Midlothian)
16. Henry Wattie (Heart of Midlothian)
17. Walter Tull (Northampton Town)
18. Freddie Wheatcroft (Swindon Town)
19. J. Fleming (Tottenham Hotspur)
20. J. Hebdon (Tottenham Hotspur)
21. Alf Hobday (Tottenham Hotspur)
22. J. Jarvie (Tottenham Hotspur)
23. E.J. Lightfoot (Tottenham Hotspur)
24. W.H.D. Lloyd (Tottenham Hotspur)
25. A. MacGregor (Tottenham Hotspur)
26. Finlay Weir (Tottenham Hotspur)
27. A. Wilson (Tottenham Hotspur)
28. N.A. Wood (Tottenham Hotspur)
29. Frank Cannon (West Ham United)
30. Fred Griffiths (West Ham United)
31. William Jones (West Ham United)
32. William Kennedy (West Ham United)
33. Arthur Stallard (West Ham United)
34. Leigh Roose (Woolwich Arsenal)


Hearts FC News said...

The Hearts support still have an annual remembrance service in Edinburgh and after managing crowds of about 800 last year, we hope to have even more this Sunday.

Great blog and great post. :)

Chris O said...

Yes indeed, friend. In researching the Friday List for this week, I became aware of the huge sacrifice made by some of the Hearts players during the First World War and the memorial which acts as the focal point of the rememberance service held in that part of Edinburgh every year.

I'm sure I speak for many when I say that their unselfish acts will be remembered by many this Sunday and for a long, long time to come.

Thanks for telling us about the rememberance service, Hearts FC News. If any SPAOTP followers are in the area on Sunday, please go along and pay your respects to those gallant men who gave their lives, if you can.

Hearts FC News said...

The more the merrier, as they say...there are often many official and unofficial representatives from other clubs in attendance. This year is slightly different as we really need the numbers. We're currently trying to prevent the council & TIE from moving the memorial to a side street in order to accommodate a tram system, would you believe....

As you mentioned having an interest, I hope you don't mind me posting these links...and if you feel like signing the petition, please go ahead! :)


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