For club and country

Support this appeal to help remember the England internationals who fought during the First World War. 

Did you know?

Four full England internationals gave their lives during the First World War, with seven amateur internationals also making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Featured footballer

Courtesy of the Priory Collection

Harry Martin

Martin joined the Leicestershire Regiment in 1916 and was part of the Humber Garrison in 1917. He later went to the Western Front where he was shot through the shoulder in 1918, but recovered to play for Sunderland after the war.

Players who served and died

Full internationals:

  • Frank Booth
  • James Conlin
  • Edward Latherton
  • Evelyn Lintott

Amateur internationals:

  • Reginald Callendar
  • Joseph Dines
  • George Littler
  • Christopher Porter
  • Tom Rowlandson
  • Harold Springthorpe
  • Frederick Wheatcroft

Find out more about the players who served 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."

Which players from your club served? 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