For club and country

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

Did you know?

Wilfred Bartrop, who appeared in both of Barnsley’s FA Cup finals in 1910 and 1912, was the last footballer to lose his life in the First World War.

Featured footballer

Albert Milton

Albert Milton played at full back for Barnsley, Sunderland and Swindon Town between 1907 and 1915. Serving with the Royal Field Artillery, he was killed at the Battle of Passchendaele on October 11th, 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.

Players who served and died

  • Wilfred Bartrop
  • Ernest Ellis
  • Benny Green
  • Albert Milton

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

Our ambassador

Sir Trevor Brooking

"In partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum, we’re aiming to plant thousands of trees in commemoration to create living memorials for your footballing heroes in beautiful woodlands for future generations to enjoy."

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