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For the day that’s in it
From the Brentford FC website today..click here:
Brentford remembers war dead
A list of former Brentford players that fell in conflict.
Today – Armistice Day – Brentford commemorates the nine soldiers who played for the Club in peace time – plus four footballers that made war-time appearances – and who died in conflict in service of their country.
The 13 who made the ultimate sacrifice are listed below:
Bombardier William George Allwright
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Private James Greechan
Regiment: 12th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry.
Born: circa 1884
Sergeant Patrick Hagan
Regiment: 11th Battalion Royal Scots.
Company Sergeant Major George William Kennedy
Sergeant George Littler
Regiment: First and Second Battalion Kings Royal Rifles.
Private Henry George Purver
Regiment: 24th Battalion (Second Sportsmen’s) Royal Fusiliers.
Born: circa 1891
Private Horace Osborne Robotham
Regiment: 23rd Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Born: July 1879
Sergeant Percy Kitchener Saunders
Regiment: 18th Divisional Workshops Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Born: Mid 1916
Died: March 1 or 2 1942
Private Ralph Shields
Regiment: No.2 Company Australian Army Service Corps
Born: circa 1892
Four known footballers wore the colours of Brentford FC during wartime football (1914-1918 and 1939-1945) and also made the ultimate sacrifice.
Private William Kirby
18 appearances, 1916/17 London Combination. Died 03.10.1917
Sapper John Fredericks Alborough
Three appearances 1918/19 London Combination. Died 31.10.1918
Sergeant Henry Cook
Ten appearances, 1915/16 London Combination. Died 09.1.1917
Sergeant Albert Edward Bonass
Two appearances, 1941 to 1943 Football League (South). Died 09.10.1945