We will remember them…..

To the memory of those representatives of  Wealdstone Football Club who lost their lives in two World  Wars. Read on…….

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1914-1918

Andrews, P.
A fine goal scorer capped in 1911 by the County and a regular player for  a number of years. Royal Air Force Air Mechanic 1st Class S/No 225242 Died  04/05/1918 Age 29 Grave III F.2. Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte,
France Son of Alice and William Andrews, of Grant House, Grant Rd, Wealdstone,
Middx.

Bellchambers, C. F.
A former  player and Official at the time of the ‘formation’ of the club in 1899, who was  previously involved with predecessors of the club. Charles John Francis  Bellchambers The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 2nd Battalion, Private  S/No 207213 Died 11/10/1917 Age 35 Grave Ref VI. C. 22. Wimereux Communal  Cemetery Son of W. T. and E. Bellchambers, of 23, Aberdeen Rd., Wealdstone,  Middx.

Bird, C.
A player in the  seasons leading up to the War. No trace unless listed as Middlesex Regiment 16th  Battalion Private S/No 648 Died 28/01/1916 F.A Bird(C as a nickname? – perhaps  Chippy?) Grave Ref L.20 Chambrin Churchyard extension  Bowells, H. Played in the last match of the  club in 1905 and to return for the first game of the reformed club in 1909. 7th Northants Lance Sergent Henry Bowell Killed in Action 27/09/1915 with 7th Northants. He enlisted in Harrow. living in Wealdstone at the time. Had  previously served with Northants Regt. Worked as Warehouseman in 1914

Bradberry, R. W.
A former reserve player and  relation of goalkeeper T W Bradberry. Royal Garrison Artillery 301st Siege Batallion Lance Bombardier Russell William Bradberry S/No 70878 Died 03/12/1917  Age 33 Grave Ref B. 11A. Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery extension. Lived at 44 Locket Road, Wealdstone. Was a Stock Exchange clerk before enlistment. Eldest son of Russel and Mary Rebecca Bradberry, of Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex; husband of Elsie Bradberry, of Wealdstone.

Cozens, W.
Captain of the side in 1899, playing  alongside his brother, both having turned the fortunes of Wealdstone Athletic in 1895. William Edgar Cozens who served with the 23rd Middlesex (2nd Footballers  Battallion) Killed in Action 24/03/1918. Born in Kilburn.

Goodage, R.
A former player. Middlesex Regiment 1st/9th Batallion Private George Richard Goodage S/No TF/1651 Died 22/11/1915 No  known Grave, but commemorated on the BASRA Memorial – Panel 30 and 64

Howman, W.
A former player and relation of A Team Vice Captain in 1913-14 H Howman. Walter Howman was an original recruit in  the 16th Middlesex (Public Schools) Regiment. Died in Aug 1916 while apparently  serving with the 1st Middlesex. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval  Memorial

Martin, F.
Joined the club as it reformed in 1909 and 1st XI Vice  Captain in 1913/14. 7th Rifle Brigade Corporal Frank Tingey Martin Killed in  Action 30/07/1915 Born in Harrow. Worked in Wealdstone.

Robertson, G.
A former player who also joined  the club as it reformed in 1909

1939 –  1945

Baldwin K.
A fine goal scorer, A Chelsea Amateur and a former  Schoolboy international

Bidewell R.
Another former player who had remained with the club until his call  up.

Bunce C. E.
A former Captain andan outstanding player who would have gone on to better things had he returned
from the Far East.

Burton W.A.
A former player from the pre-war period.

Parr W. W.
A professional player with a long career that guested for  Wealdstone in the early wartime matches.

Walker E.
Initially a Reserve and then First  Team goalkeeper until he joined the Royal Navy in 1940. Killed at the age of  24.

Winterbottom W. A
A former player and Committee Member.

Also to the memory of those Players, Supporters and  Officials connected with Wealdstone Football Club who have passed away since its
inception.