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TOWN REMEMBERS vs NOTTINGHAM FOREST

17 October 2014

Upcoming home fixture will be Town’s ‘Remembrance Game’

Huddersfield Town will use its Sky Bet Championship game at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday 1 November 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

The Club will pay its respects to the armed forces and the fantastic work they do to serve and protect our country. 

A minute’s silence will be held before the game to remember those connected with Huddersfield Town who have made the ultimate sacrifice and personnel from all the Armed Forces will be invited down to the watch the game.

One of Town’s fallen heroes is Larrett Roebuck, who became the first professional footballer to be killed on active duty in World War One. Town’s weekend game against Blackpool falls on the anniversary of his death and subsequently his incredible story will be told in Saturday’s edition of Give Us An H, the official match day magazine. 

Huddersfield Town’s Communications Manager David Threlfall-Sykes commented:

“Huddersfield Town is a proud community club and we are looking forward to marking Remembrance Day at our upcoming home game against Nottingham Forest. 

“In the centenary of the start of World War One, it is only fit and proper that the Club honours those who are currently serving and that have served in the Armed Forces, as well as those who are sadly no longer with us.

“I am sure both sets of fans will join us in paying respect to our servicemen and women at this game.

“We will also make specific tribute to Larrett Roebuck in Saturday’s edition of GUAH against Blackpool on the anniversary of his passing. 

“Thanks to the hard work of Huddersfield Town fan and historian David Tattersfield, who has been in close contact with the Club for many months, it has been discovered that Larrett was in fact the first professional footballer to be lost in World War One.  Larrett will again be at the forefront of our thoughts at our Remembrance Game against Nottingham Forest.” 

Lots of other activities are planned for the day, which will be revealed at a later date on htafc.com.

This follows on from last season’s ‘Remembrance Game’, which was held when Town hosted Birmingham City – click HERE for full details.

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