For club and country

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

Did you know?

A Norwich City FA Cup replay against Bradford in Lincoln was played behind closed doors so as not to distract from the war effort.

Featured footballer

Percy Barnfather

Newcastle born Percy Barnfather played for six Football and Southern League clubs including Norwich City. He was one of the original 35 recruits to first join the Footballers’ Battalion (17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment) on 15 December, 1914. His leadership skills were recognised with promotion to the rank of Acting Captain and he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery. He survived the war and made four appearances for Meythr Town in the 1919/20 season before retiring. He later worked for the Ministry of Supply before dying of stomach cancer in 1951.

Players who served and died

  • James Chalmers
  • Ernest Ellis
  • William Fiske
  • John Flannagan
  • George Porter
  • Vivian Simpson

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 hope to create a living and digital legacy to remember the sacrifices made by footballers on the frontline and  the home front  war time effort."

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