1 July 1916 (aged 26–27)|
Harold Chadwick Meadowcroft (1889 – 1 July 1916) was an English professional football right half and outside right who played in the Football League for Glossop and Bury.
Meadowcroft was one of 14 children. In 1914, during the early months of the First World War he enlisted in the Manchester Regiment. Serving as a corporal, Meadowcroft was shot by a sniper while leading his section on the first day of the Somme. He was buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.
- "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/548031/.
- Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 200. ISBN 190589161X.
- Britton, Paul (1 July 2016). "The louder they cheered and sang, the harder they pressed forward: How the M.E.N. reported the Somme". http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/louder-cheered-sang-harder-pressed-11551031.
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