For club and country

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

Did you know?

During the First World War, United States and Canadian forces teams played each other at baseball at Ashton Gate.

Featured footballer

Thomas Ware

Goalkeeper Thomas Ware made his first team debut for Bristol City in 1911. He went on to play 53 first team games in the Football League. Having previously served in the army, Ware was recalled on the outbreak of war. He served with the Royal Field Artillery in Belgium where he was wounded in action. Ware died from his wounds on 1 May, 1915 and is buried Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery.

Players who served and died

  • Edmund Burton
  • Albert Edwards
  • Allen Foster
  • Harry Gildea
  • James Stevenson
  • Thomas Ware

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