For club and country

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

Did you know?

Bristol Rovers’ current ground, The Memorial Stadium, commemorates the rugby footballers who lost their lives in the First World War.

Featured footballer

Peter Roney

Peter Roney signed for Bristol Rovers from Norwich City in 1909. He became the club’s first choice goalkeeper and even scored a goal in one league match. He joined the Footballers’ Battalion (17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment) and served with them throughout the war. However, the physical and mental trauma of his wartime service left him unfit to resume his playing career. He died in 1930 at the age of 43.

Players who served and died

  • William Gerrish
  • Arthur Hulme
  • Edward Murphy
  • Henry Phillips
  • Albert Rogers

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