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 Thomas Stewart Lonsdale

    Born 1882

    Died 1973

    British Army F/906 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army F/906 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army F/906 Private Middlesex Regiment

  • Profile picture for Richard Mcfadden

    Born 1889

    Died 1916

    British Army F/162 Middlesex Regiment

    British Army F/162 Company Serjeant Major Middlesex Regiment

  • 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

  • Born 1879

    Died 1965

    British Army Major Welsh Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Welsh Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant Welsh Regiment

  • 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

  • Profile picture for Rowland Fraser

    Born 1890

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Rifle Brigade

    British Army Temporary Captain Rifle Brigade

    British Army Second Lieutenant Rifle Brigade

  • Profile picture for Thomas Farrell

    Born 1887

    Died 1916

    British Army 9018 Private Lancashire Fusiliers

    British Army 9018 Private Lancashire Fusiliers

    British Army 9018 Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers

  • 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 Joseph Powell Mercer

    Born 1889

    Died 1927

    British Army F/10 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army F/10 Serjeant Middlesex 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 Noel Godfrey Chavasse

    Born 1884

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Army Medical Corps

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Duncan Currie

    Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army 18999 Serjeant Royal Scots

  • Profile picture for Walter George Bailey,

    Born 1890

    Died 1974

    British Army TR/10/48178 Lance Corporal Middlesex Regiment

    British Army F290 Lance Corporal Middlesex Regiment

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Norfolk Regiment

  • Profile picture for Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings

    Born 1882

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

  • Profile picture for Arnold Nugent Strode Jackson,

    Born 1891

    Died 1972

    British Army Captain Loyal North Lancashire Regiment attached King's Royal Rifle Corps

    British Army Lieutenant Colonel Loyal North Lancashire Regiment attached King's Royal Rifle Corps

    British Army Lieutenant Rifle Brigade

  • British Army 6424 Private Inns of Court Officers Training Corps

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • 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

  • Profile picture for William Philo

    Born 1882

    Died 1916

    British Army L 7489 Warrant Officer Class 2 Royal Fusiliers

    British Army L/7489 Company Serjeant Major Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

  • Profile picture for Ernest Shorrocks

    Born 1875

    Died 1916

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

  • Profile picture for Ernest Edgar Ellis

    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    British Army 19009 Private Royal Scots

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