For club and country

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

Did you know?

Gillingham had a kit of red shirts with blue sleeves from 1913 until the end of the First World War This kit was commemorated in 2012/13.

Featured footballer

Frederick Griffiths

Frederick Griffiths played for a number of clubs including Gillingham, when they were known as New Brompton. Earlier in his career he became Blackpool’s first international player. In total he won two caps for Wales as their goalkeeper. Retired at the start of the war, he served with the 15th Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action on the 30 October, 1917, he is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

Players who served and died

  • Arthur Beadsworth
  • Frank Cannon
  • Frederick Griffiths
  • William Pepper
  • Harry Robotham
  • John Taylor

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