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This page kindly submitted on behalf of Huddersfield Town F. C. who are preparing a centenary celebration in 2008. The Publication Committee are seeking information on past players of the club for inclusion in a tribute. The stories below are part of a section on those players lost in the First World War. One of whom began his career at Silverwood.
We now have two players from Thrybergh listed with Huddersfield and it is thought that there may be others from the area who also played with Huddersfield. Information sought on the players includes Birth, Place of Birth, Death, place of Death, Parents, and any relevant information regarding their football careers.
If you have any information
regarding the above please contact Alan Hodgson
Foreword by John Doxey
Larrett Roebuck was named after his Uncle Larrett who was his fathers older brother. As can be seen from the 1881 census the family had been in the Rotherham area for most of the 19th century. The family below had a daughter who had married and moved to Jump near Elsecar.
Elias the father of Larrett may have stayed with his older sister at Jump sometime after 1881, it is not known what year he married, but what is known is that his son Larrett was born at Jump in 1889, we can surmise that the couple would have married around 1888. By 1891 Elias was back in Rotherham with his family
The 1901 Census gives the following details on his family at the time who were
living at 9, Barker's Yard, off High Street, Rotherham:
Census information Alan Hodgson and John Doxey
By Alan Hodgson
Born in Jump (circa 1889) and signed from Silverwood Colliery FC in March 1913, Larrett made his Town debut at left back on January 3rd 1914 in a 3-1 home win over Fulham in the old Second Division. He was to play in the same position in all the club’s remaining fixtures that season, his 17th and last appearance being on April 25th in a 1-0 victory at Leicester Fosse.
After war was declared on August 4th he joined the York &
Lancaster Regiment, 2nd Battalion, rather than the locally raised
Y&L 13th and 14th Battalions that were to be nicknamed
‘The Barnsley Pals’. This suggests he was already a member of the Y&L’s
Territorial section and thus had previous military experience, albeit
part-time. His rank of Lance Corporal, rather than Private, offers this
theory further credence.
On September 8th they received further orders to prepare to leave Tilbury Docks for “an unknown destination” on the SS Minneapolis and the following day disembarked at St. Nazaire on the west coast of France. From there they gradually made their way up to the Front Line.
Regimental history records:
By Alan Hodgson
Born in Sheffield (circa 1891) Sidney was signed from local club Bird-in-the-Hand FC in November 1913. After making a scoring debut at centre-forward in a 1-2 home defeat by Leicester Fosse on December 20th 1913, he led the line in a further eight Second Division games that season along with two FA Cup ties. His only other goal came on New Year’s Day 1914 in a 1-2 defeat at Barnsley. The following season he made just three more appearances, this time as a half back, with his last coming on April 6th 1915 in a 5-3 home victory over Bristol City.
With hostilities having now been
raging for over 18 months, the Football League decided to suspend normal
competition for the duration of the Great War.
In the Spring of 1917
however the 9th KOYLI found itself
entrenched in terrible conditions, awaiting relief from the 10th
Green Howards, south-east of Henin-sur-Cojeul. In front of them stood the
German Army’s almost impregnable Hindenburg Line defensive system. A
breakthrough was required and Allied Command hoped what was to become known as
the Second Battle of Arras would help achieve this.
Many thanks to Alan for the above stories, if anyone has any information on the two players above please contact Alan at
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