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RFC 'Our World War One heroes'

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44 Reading Football Club player fought in World War One, and tragically 9 of them never made it home.

Our heroes: the ultimate sacrifice
Private Ben Butler , 17th Middx Regiment
Private James Comrie, 1st/7th Northumberland Fusiliers
Sergeant Joe Dickenson, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Private Allen Foster, 17th Middx Regiment
Sergeant Len Hawes, Berks Yeomanry
Private Jack Huggins, 1st/8th Durham Light Infantry
Edward 'Ginger' Mitchell, 164 Battery RFA
Corporal Heber 'HP' Slatter, 156 (Oxford) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
2nd Lt Freddie Wheatcroft, 5th East Surrey Regiment

Our heroes
Sergeant Len Andrews, East Yorks Regiment
Corporal Joe Bailey, 17th Middx Regiment
Corporal F Bartholomew, 17th Middx Regiment
Sergeant Harvey Bennett, 4th Battalion Royal Berks Regiment
Sergeant Joe Blackett, Army Service Corps
Dr C Burnham, Medical Officer
Private JH Caldwell, Black Watch
Private E Coquet, Cyclist Corps
Private H Crawford, Transport Army Service Corps
Sergeant Major Fred, Royal Field Artillery
Private George Goodman, Army Medical Corps
Private Haydn Green, 17th Middlesex Regiment
Private DV Hadley, Transport Army Service Corps
Private Arthur Hallworth, Army Service Corps
Private George Hancock, Army Service Corps
Sergeant ET Hanney, 17th Middx Regiment
Major EH Harrowell, New Zealand Rifles
Sergeant GH Horler, Army Medical Corps
Corporal W Leach, 4th Battalion Royal Berks Regiment
Private A Lee, 4th Battalion Royal Berks Regiment
Private A Lindsay, Black Watch
Corporal J Lofthouse, Royal Berks Regiment
Sapper W Minter, Royal Engineers
Private B Penney, 2nd Battalion Royal Berks Regiment
Air Mechanic Reginald Pinfield, Royal Naval Air Service
Major JE Raine, 9th Battalion Durham Regiment
Private B Ralphs, Army Medical Corps
Private SR Rowlands, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Corporal Angus Seed, 17th Middx Regiment
Sergeant Jack Smith, Army Veterinary Corps
Corporal C Stevens, 1st Battalion Royal Berks Regiment
Private P Stevens, Oxon & Bucks Light Infantry
Private W Thompson, Royal Garrison Artillery
Private D Willis, Army Service Corps
Private W Wilson, 4th Battalion Royal Berks Regiment

Remembering them
In late 2010, Brian McDermott, Ady Williams, Trevor Senior and Mick Gooding visited northern France to pay tribute to these men, laying wreaths at headstones of Ben Butler, Allen Foster and Heber Slatter. Butler rests at Bruay cemetery; Foster at Corbie, near Amiens, and Slatter at Couin.


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