For club and country

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

Did you know?

Frank Buckley, who went on to manage Wolves, became a Major during his service in the First World War.

Featured footballer

John Shelton

John Shelton joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1907. A local player, he was part of the clubs famous shock victory in the 1908 FA Cup final. Second Division Wolves beat First Division Newcastle United 3-1. He moved to Port Vale in 1911 and during the First World War he played for both them and Stoke City. In 1917 he was conscripted into the army. He died on 7 September 1918 while serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Players who served and died

  • Horace Robotham
  • Jack Shelton

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