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Donate to plant 100 trees in memory of the Rovers players who fought in the First World War.

Did you know?

In 2007, Belgian Blackburn Rovers' fans commemorated the 90th anniversary of Eddie Latheron’s death at his grave near Ypres.

Featured footballer

Edwin Latheron

Edwin Latheron joined Blackburn from Grangetown Athletic in 1906 for £25. A prolific inside-forward, he helped Blackburn win the First Division in 1911/12 and 1913/14. In 257 league games he scored 94 goals. He was also capped twice by England. Joining the Royal Field Artillery in 1916, he was killed at Passchendaele in 1917. Aged 29, he left behind a widow and son.

Players who served and died

  • Edwin Latheron
  • Red Collinson

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 hope to create a living and digital legacy to remember the sacrifices made by footballers on the frontline and the home front war-time effort."

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