For club and country

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

Did you know?

John Slater and Evan Jones fell one short of making 100 appearances for Bolton because of the First World War.

Featured footballer

William Jennings

William Jennings was a Welsh footballer who joined Bolton Wanderers in 1912. Volunteering for the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, he returned to forge a highly successful career with Bolton. In total he would play 267 league games. He twice won the FA Cup in 1923 and 1926 and was capped 11 times by Wales.

Players who served and died

  • Herbert Bithell
  • William Jennings

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

Our ambassador

Sir Trevor Brooking

"During and after the First World War, trees were planted in remembrance, marking the loss of life and the sacrifices made. We feel strongly that we should continue this tradition and create a living and growing legacy as a fitting tribute to football’s involvement that people can visit."

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