For club and country

Support this appeal to help remember the Queen's Park Rangers players who fought during the First World War.

Did you know?

The army took over QPR’s ground of the time, Park Royal, in February 1915 so QPR had to finish off their remaining home fixtures at Stamford Bridge and a previous home at Kensal Rise.

Featured footballer

Evelyn Linttott

Evelyn Linttott was a talented half-back with Plymouth Argyle, Queens Park Rangers, Bradford City and Leeds City. Whilst at Queens Park Rangers he was selected for both the England amateur international and the full England side. Also a schoolteacher, he became a prominent figure in the emerging Players Union (Professional Footballers’ Association) and was their chairman between 1910 and 1911. He volunteered in 1914, joining the Leeds Pals (15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment.) Promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant, Lintott was killed leading his men on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.

Players who served and died

  • Albert Butler
  • Frank Cannon
  • Joseph Dines
  • Oscar Linkinson
  • Evelyn Lintott
  • Henry Pennifer
  • Harold Thornton
  • Jack Tosswill

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