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Does anybody have any details on former Wigan RUFC players who were killed in WW1.

I beleive the Rugby club had a memorial but I have no details of those named.

I am trying to research a Harry Grimshaw who was killed in 1918 and was a player in the juniors and as far as I know was challenging for a place in the first team.

Would be very interested in any details on Harry or Wigan RUFC WW1 .

Regards Julian

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CWGC:

Name: GRIMSHAW

Initials: H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Driver

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Unit Text: "A" Bty. 68th Bde.

Date of Death: 23/10/1918

Service No: 116920

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Q. 6.

Cemetery: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

SDGW:

Regiment, Corps etc.: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Battalion etc.:

Last name: Grimshaw

First name(s): Harry

Initials: H

Birthplace: Wigan, Lancs

Enlisted: Leeds, Yorks

Residence:

Rank: DVR.

Number: 116920

Date died: 23 October 1918

How died: Died

Theatre of war: Egypt

Grant

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Grant

Many thanks for the details very good of you.

Here are some photo's i do not have much to go off I guess without going to Wigan.

One is a very torn paper cutting and a team photo showing Harry Grimshaw seated front left. and in uniform.

I wonder if he made Wigans 1st team?

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Grant

Many thanks for the details very good of you.

Here are some photo's i do not have much to go off I guess without going to Wigan.

One is a very torn paper cutting and a team photo showing Harry Grimshaw seated front left. and in uniform.

I wonder if he made Wigans 1st team?

Not great on computer but this scrap though torn says he is regarded jumped to the front as the best right wing threre-quater at the service of the club.

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