Edward Lightfoot

Edward Lightfoot

Tottenham Hotspur

Edward Lightfoot played more than 60 league games for Tottenham before joining the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1916. He was wounded in action and died of his wounds on 20 July 1918.
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The footballers who went to war

Over 200 professional footballers enlisted to join the war effort, and many never came home. We’re proud to work with the British Army Football Association to create our national woodland memorial to make sure their bravery and sacrifice is always remembered. Watch their tribute video and find out how you can get involved.


Author: Andy Bond

Manchester United

Support this appeal to help remember the Manchester United players who fought during the First World War.



Target amount: £15,000.00

Amount raised: £30.00

Did you know football players from your club sacrificed their future to join up and fight in the First World War?

Read about our tribute

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