For club and country

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

Did you know?

Minutes from Middlesbrough board meetings in First World War record show the FA and War Office urged clubs to do all they could to promote recruitment.

Featured footballer

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson joined Middlesbrough in 1909 and rose to become the club’s captain. An influential centre-half, he played 137 games for Middlesbrough. At the end of the 1914/15 season he returned to his native Scotland and joined the 5th Battalion of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Rising to the rank of Sergeant, he was killed on 30 September, 1918.

Players who served and died

  • Henry Cook
  • John Harkins
  • Robert Atherton
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Donald McLeod
  • Archibald Wilson
  • Richard Wynn

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