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

Did you know?

Huddersfield Town player, Lance Corporal Larrett Roebuck was the first English Football League player to be killed in the First World War when declared as missing in action in October 1914.

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Larrett Roebuck

Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer to be killed during the war. Roebuck had joined Huddersfield Town in 1913 but had previously served with the 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment in India and England. As a reservist he was recalled to the army and sent to France to stop the German advance. On 18 October, 1914, he was reported missing in action. It was not until 1916 that his death was confirmed. His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing.

Players who served and died

  • Larrett Roebuck
  • Sydney James
  • Leigh Richmond Roose
  • Charles Randell
  • Jack Cameron

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.

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