Players killed in conflict

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summerisle

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#1
Hope to visit the battlefields of WW1 in the next couple of years ; if possible will make a point of visiting some of the graves.

http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2017/06/16/blues-to-remember-war-heroes



Blues To Remember War Heroes
Research has shown that 15 footballers registered with the club died during the First or Second World War.

The graves and memorials of these players are scattered across the globe and we are encouraging supporters to show their respect by visiting these locations whenever feasible.

We would like to acknowledge each and every player in a memorial photo gallery to be included on our official website and in the official club magazine ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the first conflict.

Lifelong Evertonian, Chris Bent, came up with the idea: “To the best of my knowledge we would be the first cub to acknowledge the players in this way. There are Evertonians all over the world and if we can collate images from every grave or memorial then it will be a unique and lasting tribute.”

Here is a list of the players who died in action and the location of their grave or memorial site.


Player

Regiment

Date Died

Location of grave/memorial

Private Frederick Collinson

Lancashire Fusiliers 1st/5th Battalion

15 May 1915

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Corporal Harry Fitzroy Norris

King’s Liverpool Regiment 11th Battalion

26 August 1915

Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium

Corporal Thomas Gracie

Royal Scots 16th Battalion

23 October 1915

Glasgow Craigton Cemetery, Scotland

Private David Murray

11th Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders

10 December 1915

Dud Corner Memorial, Loos, France

Private Frank Docherty

25th Tyneside Irish, Northumberland Fusiliers

1 July 1916

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Lance Corporal Leigh Richmond Roose

Royal Fusiliers

7 October 1916

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Private Donald Sloan

Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

1 January 1917

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Private James Roy

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

24 April 2017

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Lance Corporal Wilfred Toman

Kings (Liverpool Regimant)

2 May 1917

Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France

Private James Brannick

Lancashire Fusiliers

10 August 1917

Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Lance Corporal William Read

Black Watch 2nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders)

30 May 1941

Athens Memorial, Phaleron, Greece

Leading Aircraft-Man Thomas Robson

RAF Volunteer Reserve

10 April 1942

Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool

Sergeant Alfred Penlington

RAF Volunteer Reserve

18 April 1943

Malta Memorial, Floriana, Valetta, Malta

Leading Aircraft-Man Brian Atkins

RAF Volunteer Reserve

22 April 1944

Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Italy

Pilot Officer William Sumner

RAF Volunteer Reserve

22 May 1944

Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
 

maccavennie

Player Valuation: £70m
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Hope to visit the battlefields of WW1 in the next couple of years ; if possible will make a point of visiting some of the graves.

http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2017/06/16/blues-to-remember-war-heroes



Blues To Remember War Heroes
Research has shown that 15 footballers registered with the club died during the First or Second World War.

The graves and memorials of these players are scattered across the globe and we are encouraging supporters to show their respect by visiting these locations whenever feasible.

We would like to acknowledge each and every player in a memorial photo gallery to be included on our official website and in the official club magazine ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the first conflict.

Lifelong Evertonian, Chris Bent, came up with the idea: “To the best of my knowledge we would be the first cub to acknowledge the players in this way. There are Evertonians all over the world and if we can collate images from every grave or memorial then it will be a unique and lasting tribute.”

Here is a list of the players who died in action and the location of their grave or memorial site.


Player

Regiment

Date Died

Location of grave/memorial

Private Frederick Collinson

Lancashire Fusiliers 1st/5th Battalion

15 May 1915

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Corporal Harry Fitzroy Norris

King’s Liverpool Regiment 11th Battalion

26 August 1915

Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium

Corporal Thomas Gracie

Royal Scots 16th Battalion

23 October 1915

Glasgow Craigton Cemetery, Scotland

Private David Murray

11th Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders

10 December 1915

Dud Corner Memorial, Loos, France

Private Frank Docherty

25th Tyneside Irish, Northumberland Fusiliers

1 July 1916

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Lance Corporal Leigh Richmond Roose

Royal Fusiliers

7 October 1916

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Private Donald Sloan

Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

1 January 1917

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Private James Roy

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

24 April 2017

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Lance Corporal Wilfred Toman

Kings (Liverpool Regimant)

2 May 1917

Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France

Private James Brannick

Lancashire Fusiliers

10 August 1917

Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Lance Corporal William Read

Black Watch 2nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders)

30 May 1941

Athens Memorial, Phaleron, Greece

Leading Aircraft-Man Thomas Robson

RAF Volunteer Reserve

10 April 1942

Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool

Sergeant Alfred Penlington

RAF Volunteer Reserve

18 April 1943

Malta Memorial, Floriana, Valetta, Malta

Leading Aircraft-Man Brian Atkins

RAF Volunteer Reserve

22 April 1944

Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Italy

Pilot Officer William Sumner

RAF Volunteer Reserve

22 May 1944

Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
I've been to Thiepval 3 times in the Somme mate ( my great grandad was a Lancashire Fusilier who unfortunately had trenchfoot and passed away ) so next time I'm over I will be sure to take a look for these graves. Very surreal place and insane to think how many people lost their lives when you are standing there just looking over these hills.
 

Bluebonic

Player Valuation: £10m
#9
Well if anybody deserves some permanent memorial at BMD it is these lads? We all refer to Dixie, Bally etc. as heroes, but it cheapens the word when you see what these lads gave for us. The man in my avatar lost a lerge part of his playing career to serve his country but he came back safe and sound, where these poor lads did not.

I would love to see that I would, a proper war memorial, to Everton players who gave their lives, based on the docks that took such a pounding in WW2, it would be so fitting!
 

billytoffee

Player Valuation: £15m
#10
Hope to visit the battlefields of WW1 in the next couple of years ; if possible will make a point of visiting some of the graves.

http://www.evertonfc.com/news/2017/06/16/blues-to-remember-war-heroes



Blues To Remember War Heroes
Research has shown that 15 footballers registered with the club died during the First or Second World War.

The graves and memorials of these players are scattered across the globe and we are encouraging supporters to show their respect by visiting these locations whenever feasible.

We would like to acknowledge each and every player in a memorial photo gallery to be included on our official website and in the official club magazine ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the first conflict.

Lifelong Evertonian, Chris Bent, came up with the idea: “To the best of my knowledge we would be the first cub to acknowledge the players in this way. There are Evertonians all over the world and if we can collate images from every grave or memorial then it will be a unique and lasting tribute.”

Here is a list of the players who died in action and the location of their grave or memorial site.


Player

Regiment

Date Died

Location of grave/memorial

Private Frederick Collinson

Lancashire Fusiliers 1st/5th Battalion

15 May 1915

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Corporal Harry Fitzroy Norris

King’s Liverpool Regiment 11th Battalion

26 August 1915

Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium

Corporal Thomas Gracie

Royal Scots 16th Battalion

23 October 1915

Glasgow Craigton Cemetery, Scotland

Private David Murray

11th Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders

10 December 1915

Dud Corner Memorial, Loos, France

Private Frank Docherty

25th Tyneside Irish, Northumberland Fusiliers

1 July 1916

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Lance Corporal Leigh Richmond Roose

Royal Fusiliers

7 October 1916

Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Private Donald Sloan

Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

1 January 1917

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Private James Roy

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

24 April 2017

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Lance Corporal Wilfred Toman

Kings (Liverpool Regimant)

2 May 1917

Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France

Private James Brannick

Lancashire Fusiliers

10 August 1917

Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Lance Corporal William Read

Black Watch 2nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders)

30 May 1941

Athens Memorial, Phaleron, Greece

Leading Aircraft-Man Thomas Robson

RAF Volunteer Reserve

10 April 1942

Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool

Sergeant Alfred Penlington

RAF Volunteer Reserve

18 April 1943

Malta Memorial, Floriana, Valetta, Malta

Leading Aircraft-Man Brian Atkins

RAF Volunteer Reserve

22 April 1944

Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino, Italy

Pilot Officer William Sumner

RAF Volunteer Reserve

22 May 1944

Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
Great post mate! I've been lucky enough to pay my respects at quite a number of those places and it simply hadn't dawned on me that there were Everton players in them.
 

Toast

Player Valuation: £70m
#11
The movie Dunkirk is out this week. Different war I know, but the sentiments are the same.
My grandad. The biggest blue in the history of the planet ( in my eyes ) was on the beaches.
He played in goal for the Army cup winning team during WWII alongside some very well known faces.
Hope your trip goes well.
 

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