We Will Remember Them. Brentford FC's Fallen.

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The Footballers who made the ultimate sacrifice during WW1 and who appeared, in peace-time, for Brentford FC.


Bombardier William George Allwright
Regiment: 5c Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service No. 22710
Born: 06/06/1880 Died: 12/04/1918
Discharged from service in 1916. Died from a stroke, aggravated by War Service.
Buried: South Ealing Cemetery and commemorated on Screen Wall H.P.21.
Brentford FC: 1899 to1901 6 appearances (Southern & London Leagues)

Private John Bayne
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)
Service No. 3/3694
Born: 23/11/1877 Died: 21/07/1915
Killed in Action, at St. Vaast Normandy France.
Buried: St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'avoue Pas de Calais France. Grave Number; I. J. 2.
Brentford FC: 1899/1900 & 1902/1903 5 appearances & 2 goals (Southern & Western Leagues)

Private Louis Lawrent D'Abadie
Regiment: 24th Battalion (2nd Sportsmen's) Royal Fusiliers (City of London)
Service No. SPTS/2276
Born: 10/08/1877 Died: 31/07/1916
Killed in Action, at Delville Wood Somme France.
No known grave. Recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 8C 9A & 16A)
Brentford FC: 1896/1897 Reserve XI (Appeared in the West Middlesex League & Middlesex Junior Cup)

Private Harry Dutfield
Regiment: 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. ("C" Company)
Service No. 203533
Born: Q4 1879 Died: 6/6/1918
Killed in Action at Chateau Segard, Poperinge Belgium.
Buried: Nine Elms British Cemetery Poperinge West Flanders Belgium. Grave Number; XI. E. 5.
Brentford FC: 1902/1903 2 appearances (Southern & London Leagues)

Lieutenant Alexander Glen
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Born: 11/12/1878 Died: 21/09/1916
Committed suicide in camp at Ripon Yorkshire.
Buried: Ripon Cemetery Ripon Yorkshire.
Brentford FC: 1908/1909 17 appearances & 3 goals (Southern, Western & United Leagues).

Private Henry John Gould
Regiment: 8th (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment
Service No. G/1063
Born: Q3 1884 Died: 07/09/1914
Died of heart failure during training at Colchester barracks.
Buried: Colchester Cemetery Essex. Grave number F.11.43.
Brentford FC: Third XI 1911 to 1913.

Private James Greechan
Regiment: 12th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No. 17740.
Born: 1883 Died: 25/08/1917
Died of Wounds, at the Battle of Langemarck (Third Battle of Ypres).
Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Ypres Belgium. Grave No.XVII.A.9.
Brentford FC: 1906/1907 22 appearances & 2 goals (Southern & Western Leagues)

Sergeant Patrick Hagan
Regiment: 11th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No. 3004
Born: 1880 Died: 14/07/1916
Missing in Action, at the Battle of Bazentin Ridge Somme France.
No known grave. Recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 6D & 7D)
Brentford FC: 1906 to 1908 71 appearances & 12 goals (Southern, Western & United Leagues. FA Cup & Southern Pro Charity Cup)

Sergeant Joshua Hardisty MM
Regiment: 11th (Lonsdale) Battalion Border Regiment
Service No. 16258
Born: 1882 Died: 18/11/1916
Killed in Action, at Beaumont-Hamel France.
Buried at Waggon Road Cemetery Beaumont-Hamel France. Grave ref: A.30.
Awarded Military Medal - for "Bravery in the Field".
Brentford FC: 1905/1906 3 appearances (Southern & Western Leagues)

Company Sergeant Major George William Kennedy DCM, MM
Regiment: 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders) Quebec Regiment, Canadian Infantry
Service No. 418239
Born: 12/03/1882 Died: 16/11/1917
Died of Wounds, at the Battle of Passchendaele Belgium.
Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Ypres Belgium. Grave Ref: XXII–DD–12A.
Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal: for “Devotion to Duty.“
Awarded the Military Medal: for “Bravery in the Field.”
Brentford FC; 1910 to 1913 88 appearances & 2 goals (Southern League, FA Cup, London Challenge Cup & Southern Pro Charity Cup)

Sergeant George Albert Littler
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifles Corps
Service No. 9173
Born: 21/06/1887 Died: 11/05/1915
Died of Wounds, at the Battle of Aubers Neuve Chapelle France.
Buried: Bethune Town Cemetery Pas de Calais France. Grave Ref: III.C.27.
Brentford FC: 1913/1914 4 appearances & 2 goals (Southern Alliance)

Private Percy Charles Matthews
Regiment: 1st Battalion Essex Regiment.
Service No. 30462
Born: 19/2/1884 Died: 12/10/1916
Missing in Action, Gueudecourt, Somme France.
No known grave. Recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 10 D.)
Brentford FC: 1914/1915 3 appearances (Southern League)

Private Alfred William Mehew
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment.
Service No. 16496
Born: Q1 1881 Died: 9/5/1915
Killed in Action, Aubers Ridge, France.
Buried: Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, la Gorgue France. Grave Ref: XI. D. 22.
Brentford FC: 1898/1901 16 appearances (Southern & London Leagues & FA Cup)

Private Henry George Purver
Regiment: 24th Battalion (2nd Sportsmen's) Royal Fusiliers (City of London).
Service No. SP/3728
Born: 3/05/1891 Died 31/07/1916
Missing in Action, near Delville Wood Somme France.
No known grave. Recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 8C 9A & 16A)
Brentford FC: 1911/1912 2 appearances (Southern League)

Private Horace Osborne Robotham
Regiment: 23rd Battalion Duke of Cambridgeshire's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Service No. F/2397
Born: 12/6/1879 Died: 12/09/1916
Missing in Action, at the Battle of Ginchy & Flers-Courcelette Somme France.
No known grave. Recorded on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 12D & 13B)
Brentford FC: 1905/1906 28 appearances (Southern & Western Leagues & FA Cup)

Private Alexander White Walker
Regiment: 3/9th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No. 4496
Born: 15/11/1881 Died: 12/5/1916
Died of Tuberculosis at 2nd Scottish General Hospital Craigleith Edinburgh.
Brentford FC: 1904/1905 14 appearances (Southern & Western Leagues)

The footballers who appeared in War-Time matches for Brentford FC during WW1, as a "Guest" player, who also made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sapper John Frederick Alborough

Regiment: 2nd Signal Company Royal Engineers attached to the 5th Field Company R.E.
Service No. 21127
Born: 1892 Died: 31/10/1918
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery Brookwood Woking.
Brentford FC; 1918/1919 3 appearances (London Combination)
Brentford were his only football club.

Sergeant Henry Cook
Regiment: 12th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Service No. 20982
Born: 23/10/1893 Died 9/01/1917
Died of Wounds, at Somme France.
Buried: Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte France. Plot II.L.6.
Brentford FC: 1915/1916 10 appearances (London Combination)
Played professionally for Middlesbrough FC in peacetime.

Private William Kirby
Regiment: 6th Pioneer Battalion (Royal Engineers) attached to East Yorkshire Regiment
Service No. 40391
Born: 21/6/1883 Died 3/10/1917
Killed in Action, at Battle of Ypres Belgium.
Buried: Bard Cottage Cemetery Ypres Belgium.
Brentford FC: 1916/1917 18 appearances & 2 goals (London Combination)
Played for Croydon Common 1914/1915 their last season in the Southern League.

Shoeing Smith William Mathews
Regiment: 53rd Welch Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Horse Artillery
Service No. 745301
Born: 1881 Died 29/4/1921
Died of heart disease, aggravated due to War Service.
Buried: Christleton Cemetery Christleton Chester Cheshire.
Brentford FC: 1915/1916 1 appearance (London Combination)
Played professionally for Chester FC. Awarded two Full International Caps for Wales (1905 & 1908)

Sergeant Richard Cross Wynn
Regiment: 12th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Service No. 20955
Transferred as: C.S.M. R C Wynn 340210 17th Company Labour Corps.
Born: 1892 Died 9/8/1919
Died due to an injury & subsequent illness.
Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery Etaples Pas de Calais France.
Brentford FC; 1915 to 1918 22 appearances (London Combination)
Played professionally for Middlesbrough FC in peacetime.
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The Footballers who made the ultimate sacrifice during WW2 and who appeared, in peace-time, for Brentford FC.

Sergeant Percy Kitchener Saunders
Regiment: 18th Divisional Workshops Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Service No. 7624351
Born: 09/07/1916 Died: 02/03/1942-03/03/1942
On-board the SS Rooseboom during the evacuation of Malaya and Singapore. The ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine (I-59). Only two passengers survived out of 500+ on-board.
Died at Sea. Recorded on the Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery Column 108.
Brentford FC: 1939/1940 2 appearances (Football League First Division)

Private Ralph Shields
Regiment: No.2 Company Australian Army Service Corps
Service No. NX57251
Born: 1892 Died: 21/11/1944
A PoW of the "Sandakan Death Camp" & executed by the Japanese on the 21 Nov 1944, aged 52, for attempting to escape.
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia (Sabah) 1. Section N Row AA Plot 16.
Brentford FC: 1921/1922 9 appearances (Football League Division 3 (South))

Footballers who appeared in War-Time football for Brentford FC, as a "Guest", who made the ultimate sacrifice during WW2.

Sergeant Albert Edward Bonass

Regiment: Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve)
Service No. 1898979
Born: 1911 Died: 09/10/1945
Killed in a flight training accident, Yorkshire.
Buried: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Plot Sec.G Row.K Grave.11
Brentford FC: 1941 to 1943 2 appearances (London League & Football League South)
Played professionally for QPR FC in peacetime.

Former footballers of Brentford FC who were killed, due to enemy actions on home shores in WW2, and recognised as Civilian War Dead

Walter Spratt

Company; Moser’s Ltd, Southwark London.
Job; Dispatcher
Born: 14/04/1889 Died: 22/01/1945
Killed while at place of work in a V-2 rocket attack on Borough High Street Southwark London.
Buried: L.B. Of Southwark.
Brentford FC: 1911 to 1915 & 1920/21 147 appearances & 4 goals (Football & Southern Leagues, Southern Alliance, FA Cup, London Challenge Cup & Southern Pro Charity Cup).

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
 
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The memorial plaque at Lionel Road in memory of those players and supporters that gave their lives in the 2 world wars and those wars since.

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