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BATTLE OF THE SOMME: 100 YEARS ON

1 July 2016

City staff and players were involved

AS the nation today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, Norwich City Football Club remembers all those who took part and the families in Norfolk and Norwich who lost loved ones.

Soldiers from the Norfolk Regiment took part in the Somme offensive and a number of members of staff and players of the Club were also involved, serving with various regiments.

One of these was former Norwich City Manager Major Franklin Charles Buckley, who fought on the Somme as part of the Middlesex ‘Footballers’ Battalion and was severely injured.

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