For club and country

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

Did you know?

The First World War broke up the team who contributed to Oldham’s most successful league campaign of finishing as First Division runners up.

Featured footballer

Joseph Walters

Joseph Walters played 113 league games for Aston Villa before joining Oldham Athletic in 1912. He went onto to play 110 league games between 1912 and 1919. During the war he served in the Royal Air Force as an Air-Mechanic. After the war he played for Oldham, Southend United, Millwall Athletic, Rochdale and Crewe Alexandria.

Players who served and died

  • Frank Hesham
  • Sandy McAllister

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