For club and country

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

Did you know?

Tommy Boyle, who lifted the FA Cup for Burnley in 1914, was badly wounded in the First World War and given little chance of playing again but lifted the League Championship for Burnley in 1921.

Featured footballer

William Pickering

William Pickering joined Burnley from Scottish Junior football in 1912. A promising centre-forward, he scored 5 goals in 11 games in the 1914/15 season. He joined the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders and served in Mesopotamia, now modern day Iraqi. He was killed in action on 9 November 1917.

Players who served and died

  • William Pickering

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