Sidney Wheelhouse | Grave

LANCE CORPORAL F/909 S. WHEELHOUSE Name: Sidney Wheelhouse Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 17th Bn. Date of Death: 19 September 1916 Age at Death: 28 years old Buried or commemorated at: COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY III. A. 14. France Awards: – Additional Info: Son of Christopher and Maria Wheelhouse, of Bishop Auckland; husband of Agnes Annie […]

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Clapton Orient Footballers’ Battalion Memorial, Flers

CLAPTON ORIENT FOOTBALL CLUB MEMORIAL, FLERS The memorial commemorating the players, staff and supporters of Clapton Orient Football Club who served in the 17th (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment during the First World War, is located in the French village of Flers and was officially unveiled at a ceremony held on 10 July 2011. More than 200 Orient supporters joined local […]

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The Footballers’ Battalions Memorial, Longueval

THE FOOTBALLERS' BATTALIONS MEMORIAL, LONGUEVAL The memorial to the 17th and 23rd (Service) Battalions of the Middlesex Regiment is located in the French village of Longueval and was officially unveiled on Thursday 21 October 2010 by the Chairman of the Football League, Greg Clarke. Situated at the junction of the Rue de Guillemont and Route de […]

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Football Battalion Recruitment Poster

This stunning remastered A3 print of the iconic recruitment poster for the 17th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), the famous Footballers' Battalion, is now available on the shop and through the official Patreon supporters page. Raised in December 1914, the battalion was at the forefront of football's contribution to the war effort during […]

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