“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.”
We would like to take this opportunity to honour the lives of the former Robins who gave their lives during the First World War.
11th December 1918 was the day the armistice was signed in France and consequently started the process of ending the conflict which lasted from 1914 to 1918.
“Private Harry Bull, a reserve team half-back, had been killed in action in September 1914. The Wilts Regiment soldier was 28 and a married man with a baby”
“The football club lost another playing member in June 1916 when Private Stan Thompson perished while serving in the Dorset Regiment and Somerset Light Infantry. Stan was 23 and lived in Summer Hill”
“Lance Corporal Reginald Moody was killed by shrapnel while in the trenches in March 1917. Reg had been in the first team for nearly five years and when fit and available was a goalscorer.”
“25-year-old all round sportsman Ernie Leach, a goalkeeper with Frome Town and a fine water polo player, succumbed to pneumonia in France in February 1919.”
This date now marks Remembrance Day, a time for us to honour remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
All quotes were sourced from “The Boys On The Hill: The Official History Of Frome Town FC” by Kerry Miller.