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Donate to plant 100 trees in memory of the Glossop players who fought in the First World War.

Did you know?

1914-15 was Glossop’s final season out of seventeen spent in the Football League.

Featured footballer

James Comrie

James Comrie was a seasoned professional footballer, playing 275 league games in Scotland and England between 1907 and 1915. He spent two seasons at Glossop, the smallest town ever to have provided a Football League side. In 1915 he volunteered joining the 1/7th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. In August 1916 he was killed during the Battle of the Somme. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated at the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing.

Players who served and died

  • George Badenoch
  • James Comrie
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Edward Murphy

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