"THE RUGBY FOOTBALLER MAKES THE FINEST SOLDIER IN THE WORLD"
- Colonel Davidson 1/10th Liverpool Scottish, 1916.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) are proud to come together to launch Rugby Remembers – a project which will honour those rugby players who served and died during the First World War.
A hundred years ago, conflict originating in Europe had spread around the world.
In the midst of a ferocious war on land, at sea and in the air, countless men enlisted, eager to be fighting for their King and country, amongst them many rugby players - fit young athletes who would make a vast contribution to the war effort.
Club members often joined up together - and sadly, quite often they died together too.