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memorial to be opened soon in LONGUEVAL,
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QUEEN'S PARK F.C. MEMORIAL SERVICEIn Queen's Park East U.F. Church, Crosshill, on Sunday afternoon, 23rd March, 1919, a memorial service for the members and players of Queen's Park Football Club who had fallen in the war, was conducted by Colonel the Rev. J. Golder Burns, B.D., chaplain to the Forces. There was a large attendance of members of the club, many of them in uniform, and of the general public. In front of the pulpit was hung a Union Jack, with a laurel wreath, and underneath, a flag bearing the badge and initials of the club in black on a white ground. In his address, the Rev. Mr. Burns mentioned that no fewer than 216 members had gone on Service, and that many honours had been won. He gave some of his own experiences of four years on service, and afterwards, dealing with the origin of the war, said that it was the result of a wicked conspiracy, of which he heard a good deal when studying in Germany twenty years ago. He outlined the aims of Great Britain in entering the war, and said that they had been completely fulfilled. The British Army had saved Belgium and France. Had any one of the Allies stood out, the war might have been won, but without the British Army it would have been lost in the first six months. The reverend gentleman read the club's Roll of Honour, the congregation standing. The roll contained the names of twenty-seven officers and men, members of the club, who had lost their lives in the war. After the benediction and Seven-Fold Amen, the Dead March in "Saul" was played, the "Last Post" sounded, and the congregation joined in singing the National Anthem.
Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:29 pm
The full Roll of Honour for Queen's Park Football Club, with the names of members who served, those who lost their lives in this World's War, or were wounded, and also of those who received honours in the various campaigns, is appended :—
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:24 am
I cannot see a C Green in the football league players records which is suprising. i will though look on my database of players and see if he shows up cross referenced from any other sources. Be good to positively ID him
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:35 am
Several other greats from Charlton were wounded in action, worthy of metion
Frank "Bronco" Burton, who stood over 6 foot tall, was a mexican born full-back signed from the Hammers
who served as Sgt F Burton GS/47737 in the Royal Fusiliers, first with the 23rd Sportsmans then to the 1st Battalion. He served at Ypres, Somme and Cambrai and was wounded 6 times and awarded the Croix de Guerre. He then went onto play 107 times for Charlton !
With Charlton recently enjoying a series of Centenery events celebrating its sporting icons it is worth remembering those that put aside their sport to serve their country.
The last photo is from one of our recent "Soccer on the Somme" Trips, a game or two of five a side, and the battlefields,,
Ps I am actually a Hammers fan, but the article is well worth the input !
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:14 pm
The CWGC site currently has a feature on 'Football in War' with a section on Tottenham Hotspur' saying the players & staff all joined No 1 Section, 22nd Field Company, Royal Engineers.
It quotes the Club Handbook after the War which gave the names of 11 men associated with the Club who died (so including staff & former players), although some or most of these men were with other regiments when they died:-
John B Fleming (d. 21.3.16)
Edward J Lightfoot (listed on CWGC as JE Lightfoot; d. 20.7.18)
Finlay Weir (d. 9.7.18)
However, the 'Official Encyclopaedia of Tottenham Hotspur FC' by Tony Matthews (2001) also lists:-
Fred Griffiths (d.30.10.17)
George Badenoch (d.15.6.15).
Do we have a clue which club suffered the greatest loss? I understand legend suggests it may be Hearts.
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