For club and country

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

Did you know?

During the First World War, the 'Sportsmen and Athletes' Battalion of Hull held drills on the Anlaby Road ground which was Hull City’s home at the time.

Featured footballer

Douglas Morgan

Douglas Morgan moved from Scotland to join Hull City in 1913. Playing till 1915, he played 53 league games at left-back. Serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery, he was assigned to the 168th Siege Battery. He was wounded serving in Belgium and died of his wounds on 31 December, 1916. Morgan is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery.

Players who served and died

  • Douglas Morgan
  • Patrick Lavery
  • Samuel Lyon
  • John Taylor

Find out more about this club at Football and the First World War.

Club champion

Sir Tom Courtenay

"100 years ago, horrific sacrifices were made in the First World war trenches, in the hope that it would secure a better, brighter future for the people of today. Some of the men that put their lives on the line were Hull City players and supporters. By making a donation, you can help us plant a grove of 750 trees that will flourish and thrive in tribute to Douglas Morgan, Patrick Lavery, Samuel Lyon and John Taylor, who died whilst serving their country."

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