Alan Roderick Haig-Brown DSO | Grave

LIEUTENANT COLONEL A. R. HAIG-BROWN DSO Name: Alan Roderick Haig-Brown DSO Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 23rd Bn. Date of Death: 25 March 1918 Age at Death: – Buried or commemorated at: ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION IV. D. 3. France Awards: Distinguished Service Order Additional Info: Son of the late Rev. Canon Haig-Brown, Master of […]

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Allen Foster | Graves

PRIVATE F/297 A. FOSTER Name: Allen Foster Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 17th Bn. Date of Death: 8 August 1916 Age at Death: 29 years old Buried or commemorated at: CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Plot 2. Row A. Grave 70. France Awards: – Additional Info: Son of George and Sarah Ann Foster, of Rawmarsh, Yorkshire. […]

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Jasper Matthews Batey | Grave

PRIVATE 8419 J. M. BATEY Name: Jasper Matthews Batey Regiment & Unit/Ship: Army Cyclist Corps 11th Bn. Date of Death: 23 October 1916 Age at Death: 25 years old Buried or commemorated at: CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY G. 30. France Awards: – Additional Info: Son of Mr. G. W. and Mrs. M. E. Batey, of 6, […]

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William James Baker MM | Grave

SERJEANT F/521 W. J. BAKER MM Name: William James Baker MM Regiment & Unit/Ship: Middlesex Regiment 17th Bn. Date of Death: 22 October 1916 Age at Death: 33 years old Buried or commemorated at: SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS I. I. 26. France Awards: Military Medal Additional Info: Husband of Olive Blanche Baker, of 49, Cobourg […]

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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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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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