For club and country

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

Did you know?

The army used the Edgeley Park ground during the war.

Featured footballer

Tommy Evans

Tommy Evans was signed by Stockport County after having trials at Everton. He made his first team debut on 13 September 1913 and soon became the first choice keeper. In 1915 he volunteered for the Army Service Corps and became a motorcycle dispatch rider. He also served during the Second World War but was discharged after he aggravated an old hip injury. An operation on the hip resulted in post-operation complications and he died suddenly on 23 October 1945.

Players who served and died

  • Edwin Bardsley
  • Frank Booth
  • John Costello
  • James Greechan
  • James Hastie
  • Richard Haggerty
  • John Hodgkinson
  • Fred Houghton
  • Thomas Porter
  • Robert Stuart
  • Willfred Toman
  • George Warren
  • Norman Wood
  • Jack Yuill

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