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

Did you know?

Plymouth Argyle’s William Baker was awarded the Military Medal for his wartime bravery.

Featured footballer

William Baker

William Baker played 202 games for Plymouth Argyle at half-back between 1909 and 1915. In the 1912/13 season he helped Argyle win the Southern League First Division title. He volunteered to join the Footballers’ Battalion (17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment) and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Military Medal for his conduct during the Battalion’s first major battle on 1 June, 1916. He was killed in action during the Battle of Somme on 22 October, 1916.

Players who served and died

  • William Baker
  • John Costello
  • William Cox
  • Evelyn Lintott
  • Stanley Reed
  • William Sutherland
  • Norman Wood

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’re aiming to plant thousands of trees in commemoration to create living memorials for your footballing heroes in beautiful woodlands for future generations to enjoy."

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