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Tigers and Baa-baas combine for tributes

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The players and supporters of the Leicester Tigers and Barbarians joined in Remembrance tributes at Welford Road on Tuesday.

As the Barbarians have a link with the Royal British Legion for the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, Tuesday’s fixture was chosen as the focal point of Tigers’ tributes in the build-up to Remembrance Day.
A minute’s silence was observed ahead of kick-off, when the names of the 19 Tigers players killed in action during World War One were displayed on the big screens at each end of the stadium.
We thank all supporters who also made a donation to the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal at the stadium.
Both teams also wore the poppy emblem on their shirt for the historic fixture, which featured 13 tries and a 59-26 win for the visitors.
Leicester Tigers players killed during World War One
 Major B McCraith  38  Royal Engineers
 Major H J F Jeffries  29  Leicestershire
 Captain W R Evans  28  Leicestershire
 Captain E E Wynne  21  Leicestershire
 Lieutenant C Bourns  34  Rifle Brigade
 Lieutenant F N Tarr  27  Leicestershire
 Lieutenant D A Waddell  27  Gordon Highlanders
 Lieutenant S G Wolfe  27  Lancashire Fusiliers
 2nd Lieutenant A G E Bowell  27  Leicestershire
 2nd Lieutenant S E Dove  27  Queen’s Own
 2nd Lieutenant C R Fausset  36  Royal Irish
 2nd Lieutenant R E Hemingway  37  Sherwood Foresters
 Sergeant L S Burton  26  Leicestershire Yeomanry
 Sergeant W A Dalby  27  Leicestershire
 Sergeant J Twigg  25  Leicestershire
 Corporal P J Hougham  26  Leicestershire
 Corporal R J C Ferguson  38  Oxford & Bucks LI
 Lance Corporal H R Somerville  31  Royal Fusiliers
 Private J Brewin       24  Durham Light Infantry