For club and country

Support this appeal to help remember the West Ham United players who fought during the First World War.

Did you know?

A recruitment poster called to West Ham locals to 'Join the "Hammers" and Hammer the Huns'.

Featured footballer

Arthur Stallard

Hackney born Arthur Stallard joined West Ham from Chatham in 1913. Prior to the start of the war he had scored 8 goals in 13 games but he made only occasionally appearances during the 1914/15 season. He continued to play in the wartime London Combination, scoring 17 goals in 23 games. By late 1917 he was serving with the 14th Battalion (London Scottish) of the London Regiment. On 30 November 1917 Stallard was killed at the Battle of Cambrai. His body was never found and he is remembered on the Cambrai War Memorial to the Missing.

Players who served and died

  • Frank Cannon
  • Frank Costello
  • Frederick Griffiths
  • Sidney Hammond
  • William Jones
  • William Kennedy
  • William Kirby
  • Arthur Stallard
  • Robert Whiting

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