For club and country

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

Did you know?

Two players who played for Arsenal, Dick Roose and Joe North, were awarded Military Medals whilst Billy Milne was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for heroics in the First World War.

Featured footballer

John Flanagan

John Flanagan joined Arsenal from Fulham in 1911. Playing at inside-forward, he would score 28 goals in 114 league games for the Gunners. Flanagan volunteered for service under the Derby Scheme in November 1915. He was called up in 1917 and was posted to the Motor Transport section of the Army Service Corps. In February 1917 he was posted to German East Africa. There he contracted dysentery and died on August 31st, 1917.

Players who served and died

  • Spencer Bassett
  • Albert Beney
  • John Flanagan
  • James Maxwell
  • Charles Randall
  • Leigh Richmond Roose

Find out more about this club at Football and the First World War.

Club champion

Clive Anderson

"It’s important to remember and respect Arsenal’s and football’s involvement in the First World War. By supporting For Club and Country we all have the opportunity to do this by planting trees as living memorials. Everyone who donates will be included in our supporters’ roll of honour which will create a physical and digital legacy."

Not your club? Check out our list of football clubs involved in the First World War or donate to the National Football Museum's appeal.

For club and country