"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.