For club and country

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

Did you know?

Bob Pursell, who had been banned from football because of a betting scandal, had his ban lifted due to his war service.

Featured footballer

Wilfred Bartrop

Wilfred Bartop was signed in 1914 from Barnsley for £900. He had been a key part of Barnsley’s 1912 FA Cup winning side but at Liverpool he failed to become a first team regular. After the 1914/15 season finished Bartrop returned to being a coal miner in Nottinghamshire. In 1918 he joined the Royal Field Artillery. On the 7 November he was killed in action, a few days before Armistice was signed.

Players who served and died

  • Wilfred Bartrop
  • Joseph Dines
  • Thomas Gracie
  • David Murray
  • Donald Sloan
  • Jack Tosswill

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