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Welford Road remembers the fallen 46

Leicester Tigers held a special wreath laying ceremony after unveiling commemorative plaque at Welford Road to remember the 46 Tigers players who died during both World Wars.

Following Tigers' Premiership Cup Fixture against Sale Sharks last weekend, fans who took part in the pre-match commemoration holding a wreath bearing the name of each of the 46, met by the 'Wall of Honour' plaque by the ‘Wall of Legends’ in the Robin Hood Stand.

Before kick-off, the club carried out the traditional commemorations of the playing of 'The Last Post' by bugler Matthew Rowland and trumpeter Jason Hobson. Roy Anthony Birch, of the Western Front Association, recited the Exhortation as Tigers player wore a special shirt featuring the centenary ‘Thank You’ poppy logo.

After the game, fans braved the wind and rain to lay down each of the wreaths joined by British legion Standard bearers from Syston and Hinckley. Bugler Matthew Rowland closed the ceremony with the playing of ‘Sunset’. 

Tigers recently shared news with fans updating of the club’s plans to build a Foundation Monument with a view to construction beginning in the New Year.


See below each of the names of the Tigers 46. 

Sgt. J Twigg               13.3.1915      Le Touret, France 
2nd Lt. CR Fausset        2.5.1915       Ypres, Belgium 
Sgt. LS Burton             13.5.1915      Ypres, Belgium 
Lt. C Bourns                25.5.1915      Ypres, Belgium 
Lt. JW Freer                         29.6.1915      Dardanelles, Greece 
Lt. FN Tarr                  18.7.1915       Ypres, Belgium 
Maj. HJF Jeffries          26.9.1915      Lijssenthoek, Belgium   
2nd Lt. RE Hemingway    15.10.1915     Loos, France 
Cpl. PJ Houghan           8.1.1916        Ba sra, Iraq          
2nd Lt. AGE Bowell        14.7.1916       Somme, France 
2nd Lt. SE Dove            16.8.1916      Guillemont, France 
Sgt. WA Dalby                  15.9.1916      Loos, France      Pvte. 
J Brewin             25.9.1916      Somme, France 
L/Cpl. HR Somerville      21.11.1916      Varnennes, France 
Cpt. WR Evans             15.12.1916     Cardiff, Wales 
Lt. DA Waddell             6.4.1917       Arras, France    
Cpt. EE Wynne             8.6.1917       Bully Grenay, France 
Lt. SG Wolfe                22.10.1917     Zonnebeke, Belgium 
Cpl. RJC Ferguson         9.1.1919        Poona, India 
Maj. B McCraith           26.1.1919      Sangette, France

Fg. Off. TI Davies        18.9.1939       Pembroke, Wales 
Plt Off. A Obolensky     29.3.1940      Martlesham Heath 
Sgt. NFF Giddings       6.5.1940        Sarthe, France Wg 
Cdr. JG Llewelyn    23.5.1940      Beuvry, France 
Cpt. FC Drummond      11.7.1940        Nairobi, Kenya 
L/Cpl. AH Greenwood   26.8.1940      Bedford Wg 
Cdr. PB Coote        13.4.1941       Trigonon, Greece              
2nd Lt. WG Young        20.5.1941       Suda Bay, Crete 
Sgt. G Wooller           17.6.1941        El Alamein, Egypt 
Flt. Lt. DF Walker        7.2.1942        Over Trondheim, Norway 
LAC. H Lees              7.3.1942 
Fg. Off. FV Beamish     28.3.1942      Europe 
Plt. Off. JD Anderson    30.5.1942      Yvelines, France 
Maj. AP Hughes          4.9.1942        El Alamein, Egypt
Sgt. KA Wait             6.9.1942              
AB. Sea GA Harris       2.10.1942       England 
Cpt. PC Crick             29.10.1942     El Alamein, Egypt 
Maj. RA Gerrard         22.1.1943       Nr Tripoli, Libya 
Driver A Williams        20.6.1943      Kaqnchanaburi, Thailand 
Gp. Cpt. RVM Odbert    18.7.1943       Scunthorpe       
Gp. Cpt. BV Robinson    24.8.1943      Berlin, Germany 
Gp. Cpt FS Hodder       6.9.1943        Rhein, Germany 
Cpl. EE Bates            12.6.1944       Guahati, India 
Cpt. I Shaw               13.7.1944       St Manvieu, France 
Lt-Col. GM Wilkins       17.8.1944       Bayeux, France 
Sqn. Ldr RA Squibbs    12.9.1944       Durnbach, German