For club and country

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

Did you know?

A memorial to Teddy Bullen who was killed in action in 1917 near Arras hangs in the Bury boardroom which states that he was 'Loyal to this Club, loyal to his Country. He died playing the greater game'.

Featured footballer

Frank Booth

Hyde born Frank Booth enjoyed a 12 year career in professional football with a number of North-Western Clubs. After playing for Glossop, Stockport County and Manchester City, he spent three seasons with Bury between 1906 and 1909. Later playing for Clyde he finished his career with Manchester City in 1912. Booth attested under the Derby Scheme in 1915 and was called up to the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1917. Shortly after returning to the England at the end of the war it was found that he had a tumour on his heart. He died in 1919 and is buried with other military personal in Denton Cemetery, Tameside. He left behind a widow and two children.

Players who served and died

  • Albert Benny
  • Frank Booth
  • George Brooks
  • Joseph Bulcock
  • Edward Bullen
  • Fredrick Collinson
  • Willliam Cox
  • Julius Gregory
  • Harrold Meadowcroft
  • Edward Murphy

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