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Brentford to pay tribute to fallen soldiers this evening

4 November 2016

Game with Fulham dedicated to EFL Remembers and Royal British Legion

Brentford and Fulham will pay tribute to servicemen and women, and former players, this evening before our match with Fulham at Griffin Park as part of Remembrance Sunday commemorations and the First World War Centenary. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Somme with The Bees joining the EFL in commemorating the sacrifices of service men and women during that, and all other, conflicts.

Among those to lose their lives on The Somme were Brentford players Patrick Hagan, Harry Purver, and Horace Robotham. Their sacrifice, alongside that of the 600,000 British, Commonwealth, and Allied casualties of that battle, will be remembered tonight as will the sacrifices of all those who have fought and died for their country. 

Tonight's commemorations:

19.32 – Guard of Honour on the pitch

19.37 – Players and Match Officials to enter the pitch (Captains, and Chairman, to carry out wreaths and lay them in the centre circle)

19.38 – Pre-match handshake

19.40 – Players and match officials to gather on the centre circle (names of fallen players from both teams to be read)

19.42 – Two minutes silence

19.45 – Match kick-off


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