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Brentford Remembers its fallen heroes

On Remembrance Day, we remember those who played for us who fought and never came home

11 November 2021

Brentford FC remembers the following players that made the ultimate sacrifice:

Players who appeared for Brentford in peacetime and died during the First World War:

Bombardier William George Allwright

5c Reserve Brigade Royal Field Artillery #22710

Died: 12 April 1918

Private John Bayne

2nd Battalion Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) #3/3694

Died: 21 July 1915

Private Louis Lawrent D'Abadie

24th Battalion (2nd Sportsmen's) Royal Fusiliers (City of London) #SPTS/2276

Died: 31 July 1916 

Private Harry Dutfield

1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment #203533

Died: 6 June 1918 

Lieutenant Alexander Glen

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died: 21 September 1916 

Private Henry John Gould

8th (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment #G/1063

Died: 7 September 1914

Private James Greechan

12th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry #17740

Died: 25 August 1917

Sergeant Patrick Hagan

11th Battalion Royal Scots #3004

Died: 14 July 1916

Lieutenant Thomas Pryce Hamer

11th Battalion South Wales Borderers

Died: 7 July 1916

Sergeant Joshua Hardisty MM

11th (Lonsdale) Battalion Border Regiment #16258

Died: 18 November 1916

Company Sergeant Major George William Kennedy DCM, MM

42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders) Quebec Regiment, Canadian Infantry #418239

Died: 16 November 1917

Sergeant George Albert Littler

2nd Battalion Kings Royal Rifles Corps #9173

Died: 11 May 1915

Private Percy Charles Matthews

1st Battalion Essex Regiment #30462

Died: 12 October 1916

Private Alfred William Mehew

2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment #16496

Died: 9 May 1915

Private Henry George Purver

24th Battalion (2nd Sportsmen's) Royal Fusiliers (City of London) #SP/3728

Died: 31 July 1916

Private Horace Osborne Robotham

23rd Battalion Duke of Cambridgeshire's Own (Middlesex Regiment) #F/2397

Died: 12 September 1916

Private Alexander White Walker

3/9th Battalion Royal Scots #4496

Died: 12 May 1916

Guest players who featured for Brentford during the First World War:

Sapper John Frederick Alborough

2nd Signal Company Royal Engineers attached to the 5th Field Company R.E. #21127

Died: 31 October 1918

Sergeant Henry Cook

12th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own (Yorkshire Regiment) #20982

Died: 9 January 1917

Private William Kirby

6th Pioneer Battalion (Royal Engineers) attached to East Yorkshire Regiment #40391

Died: 3 October 1917

Shoeing Smith William Mathews

53rd Welch Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Horse Artillery #745301

Died: 29 April 1921

Sergeant Richard Cross Wynn

12th Battalion Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own (Yorkshire Regiment) #20955 and #340210 17th Company Labour Corps

Died: 9 August 1919

Those who played for Brentford in peacetime and died during the Second World War:

Sergeant Percy Kitchener Saunders

18th Divisional Workshops Royal Army Ordnance Corps #7624351

Died: 3 March 1942

Private Ralph Shields

No.2 Company Australian Army Service Corps #NX57251

Died: 21 November 1944

Appeared for Brentford as a guest during the Second World War:

Sergeant Albert Edward Bonass

Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) #1898979

Died: 9 October 1945

Killed due to enemy actions on home shores during the Second World War and recognised as Civilian War Dead:

Walter Spratt

Moser’s Ltd, Southwark, London as a Dispatcher

Died: 22 January 1945

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.

Brentford FC would like to thank Paul Briers for his work in this area. Read more of Paul's work here.

Brentford fans are reminded that an auction is underway for two sets of Brentford shirts with the poppy on. You can bid on our yellow away shirts worn against Burnley and our red and white shirts worn against Norwich City. Bids for those are raising hundreds for the Royal British Legion. Both auctions close on 20 November.

Place a bid here


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