Longueval The Footballers Battalions Memorial

Historical Information (Wikipedia)

The Memorial was unveiled in 2010 and was attended by members of the Football Supporters' Federation and representatives of more than 20 clubs.


featuring the words of Colonel Henry Fenwick:

“I knew nothing of professional footballers when I took this battalion. But I have learnt to value them. I would go anywhere with such men. Their esprit de corps was amazing. This feeling was mainly due to football – the link of fellowship which bound them together. Football has a wonder grip on these men and on the Army generally.”


The Memorial is very close to Delville Wood Cemetery and the South African National Memorial.