James Greechan | Grave

PRIVATE 17740 J. GREECHAN Name: James Greechan Regiment & Unit/Ship: Highland Light Infantry 12th Bn. Date of Death: 25 August 1917 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY XVIII. A. 9. Belgium Awards: – Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record A high-resolution (non-watermarked) digital copy of this photograph can be […]

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Norman grey Riddell MM | Graves

SERJEANT 15833 N. G. RIDDELL MM Name: Norman Grey Riddell MM Regiment & Unit/Ship: Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Bn. Date of Death: 15 June 1918 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: MAGNABOSCHI BRITISH CEMETERY Plot 3. Row E. Grave 4. Italy Awards: Military Medal Additional Info: – Service Record: View Record

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Richard McFadden MM | Graves

COMPANY SERJEANT MAJOR F/162 R. McFADDEN MM Name: Richard McFadden MM Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 17th Bn. Date of Death: 23 October 1916 Age at Death: 27 years old Buried or commemorated at: COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY III. B. 19. France Awards: Military Medal Additional Info: Son of John and Mary McFadden; husband of Isabella […]

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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 Story of the Footballers’ Battalion in the First World War

THE FOOTBALL BATTALIONS Following the outbreak of World War One, a heated debate took place in the letter pages of many national newspapers about the continuance of professional football during a time of national crisis. Several prominent personalities of the day, such as W.G. Grace and Field Marshal Roberts saw fit to pass comment. The […]

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The Story of Clapton Orient in the First World War

THE STORY OF CLAPTON ORIENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR A recruiting meeting was organised by the FA and the War Office at Fulham Town Hall, Harwood Road, almost five months into World War One, with a view to raising a which would specifically comprise of footballers, club officials and supporters – the 17th Battalion […]

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Clapton Orient Football Club and the First World War

CLAPTON ORIENT FOOTBALL CLUB 1914/15 Squad Clapton Orient Football League and FA Cup Squad View 1914/15 Results Clapton Orient Football League and FA Cup Results View Home Ground Millfields Road Football Ground, Clapton, London View Players Served Clapton Orient Players Served in the First World War View

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