For club and country

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

Did you know?

Sincil Bank was closed for an FA Cup replay between Norwich City and Bradford City so work at a nearby munitions factory would not be interfered with.

Featured footballer

Joseph Hulme

Joseph Hulme started a 12 year football career at Lincoln City in 1897. After scoring 13 goals in 31 appearances he went onto play four other clubs, finishing his career at Brighton and Hove Albion in 1909. He volunteered to join the Royal Sussex Regiment and was promoted to the rank of Corporal. He was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 3 October, 1916. His body was never found and he is commemorated at the Theipval Memorial to the Missing.

Players who served and died

  • Thomas Asnip
  • James Comrie
  • Arthur Hulme
  • George Kennedy
  • Peter Mackin
  • Thomas Morris
  • Walter Smith
  • Thomas Strong

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