We are very grateful to West Ham United for their support for Shrouds of the Somme. They have printed over 25,000 flyers and posters for the event and been very supportive during the planning stages. The Shrouds will be laid out on the doorstep of their home ground – the London Stadium.
“West Ham United is incredibly proud to partner with the Shrouds of the Somme project. The Club cherish their close relationship with the Armed Forces, dating back more than a century with the West Ham Pals, and we will always continue to show our dedication towards Remembrance, and those who died in the service of our country. As we reach the centenary of the end of the First World War, I would encourage West Ham fans and East Londoners alike to see this powerful tribute of sacrifice and bravery.”
David Gold, West Ham United Joint-Chairman
One West Ham player and eight former West Ham players were killed in action in the First World War. Many more sustained life changing injuries. West Ham supporters formed the ‘West Ham Pals’ and fought at the Somme with 13th Battalion Essex Regiment. 131 from the Battalion have no known grave are represented in the Shrouds.
Read more on the West Ham page here: https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2018/november/02-november/hammers-support-shrouds-somme