Royal British Legion Somme 100: Sport Remembers

Royal British Legion Somme 100: Sport Remembers

The 100th anniversary of the battle provides an opportunity for sportsmen of all levels to commemorate the Service and sacrifice of fellow sportsmen who lost their lives in the battle, to reflect upon the human cost of conflict and to have hope for a more peaceful world. The Royal British Legion has uncovered some incredible stories of sportsmen who were at the Somme, from Olympic sprinters to England rugby players.

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  • Profile picture for Edward Alfred Shaw

    Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

    British Army Captain Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Noel Godfrey Chavasse

    Born 1884

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 1st/10th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

  • Profile picture for Frederick Septimus Kelly

    Born 1881

    Died 1916

    Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunter Reserve

    Royal Navy Lieutenant-Commander Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunter Reserve

  • Profile picture for John Gilbert Cock

    Born 1893

    Died 1966

    British Army F/1418 Lance Sergeant Middlesex Regiment

    British Army 7/1418 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army 7/1418 Sergeant Middlesex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Fred Greaves

    Born 1890

    Died 1973

    British Army 23715 Private Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army 23715 Serjeant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Thomas Stewart Lonsdale

    Born 1882

    Died 1973

    British Army F/906 Private Middlesex Regiment 17th (Service) Battalion

    British Army F/906 Private Middlesex Regiment 13th (Service) Battalion

    British Army F/906 Private Middlesex Regiment 20th (Service) Battalion

  • Profile picture for Richard Mcfadden

    Born 1889

    Died 1916

    British Army F/162 Middlesex Regiment 17th (Service) Battalion

    British Army F/162 Company Serjeant Major Middlesex Regiment 17th (Service) Battalion

  • Profile picture for Thomas Farrell

    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    British Army 9018 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 3rd (Reserve) Battalion

    British Army 9018 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Battalion

    British Army 9018 Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 1st Battalion

  • Born 1879

    Died 1965

    British Army Major Welsh Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Welsh Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Welsh Regiment

  • Profile picture for Joseph Powell Mercer

    Born 1889

    Died 1927

    British Army F/10 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army F/10 Serjeant Middlesex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Rowland Fraser

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

    British Army Temporary Captain Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

    British Army Second Lieutenant Rifle Brigade

  • Profile picture for Duncan Currie

    Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army 18999 Serjeant Royal Scots 16th Battalion

  • British Army 6424 Private Inns of Court Officers Training Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Born 1884

    Died 1916

    British Army Captain Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment) 7th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Ernest Shorrocks

    Born 1875

    Died 1916

    British Army PS/5626 Serjeant Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment 20th Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Hodge Speedie

    Born 1894

    Died 1915

    British Army S/16102 Private Cameron Highlanders

  • Profile picture for John Allan

    Died 1917

    British Army 3803 Private Royal Scots

    British Army 351268 Private Royal Scots

    British Army 351268 Lance Corporal Royal Scots Lothian Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings

    Born 1882

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 4th Battalion attached 12th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Reginald George Pridmore

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

    British Army Major Royal Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Henry 'harry' Benzie Wattie

    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 19112 Private Royal Scots