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The following is a List of England international rugby union footballers killed in the World Wars. The number of caps they gained is in brackets. Where it is e.g. 9+1, the second number is the number of Lions caps.

First World War[]

There were 27 players killed in the First World War.

  • Harry Alexander; (7) died on 17 October 1915 Aged 35 [1]
  • Henry Berry; (4) died on 9 May 1915, Aged 32.[1]
  • Henry Brougham, died on 18 February 1923 (of war wounds), Aged 34.[1]
  • Arthur James Dingle; (3) died on 22 August 1915, Aged 23[1][2]
  • George Eric Burroughs Dobbs, (1) died on 17 June 1917, Aged 32.[1][3]
  • Leonard Haigh, (7) died on 6 August 1916 Aged 29.[1] [4]
  • Reginald Harry Myburgh Hands, (2) ("Reggie Hands") died on 20 April 1918, Aged 29[1] Hands was a South African who played cricket for South Africa and rugby for England.
  • Arthur Leyland Harrison VC; (2) died on 23 April 1918, Aged 32[1]
  • Harold Augustus Hodges; (2) died on 24 March 1918, Aged 32[1][5]
  • Rupert Edward Inglis; (3) died on 18 September 1916, Aged 53[1][6]
  • Percy Dale Kendall; (3) died on 21 January 1915, Aged 34[1][7]
  • John Abbott King; (12) died on 9 August 1916, Aged 32[1][8]
  • Ronald Lagden; (1) died on 3 March 1915, Aged 26[1][9]
  • Douglas Lambert; (7) died on 13 October 1915, Aged 32 [1][10]
  • Alfred Frederick Maynard; (3) died on 13 November 1916, Aged 22[1][11]
  • Edgar Roberts Mobbs, (7) ("Mobbsy") died on 29 July 1917, Aged 37 16[1]
  • William Moore Bell Nanson; (2) died on 4 June 1915, Aged 34 [1][12]
  • Francis Eckley Oakeley; (4) died on 25 November 1914, Aged 23 [1][13]
  • Robert Lawrence Pillman; (1) died on 9 July 1916, Aged 23 17[1][14]
  • Ronald William Poulton-Palmer, (17) ("Ronnie Poulton") died on 5 May 1915, Aged 25 [1]
  • John Raphael, (9+1) died on 11 June 1917, Aged 35[1] [15]
  • Reginald Oscar Schwarz MC, ("Reggie Schwarz") (3) died on 18 November 1918, Aged 43 .[1] Schwarz also played cricket for South Africa and rugby union for England.
  • Lancelot Slocock; (8) died on 9 August 1918, Aged 29[1]
  • Francis Nathaniel Tarr; (4) died on 18 July 1915, Aged 27 [1][16]
  • Alexander Todd, (2+4) died on 21 April 1915, Aged 41 [1]
  • James Henry Digby Watson; (3) died on 15 October 1914, Aged 24.[1][17]
  • Charles Edward Wilson; (1) died on 17 September 1914, Aged 43
  • Arthur James Wilson, (1) died on 1 July 1917, Aged 29[1]

Second World War[]

There were 14 players killed in the Second World War:

See also[]

External links[]

References[]

  • Starmer-Smith, Nigel (ed) Rugby - A Way of Life, An Illustrated History of Rugby (Lennard Books, 1986 ISBN 0-7126-2662-X)

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