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Harold Meadowcroft
Born 1889
Workington, England
Died 1 July 1916 (aged 26–27)[1]
Somme, France[1]

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.[2]

Personal life

Meadowcroft was one of 14 children.[3] In 1914, during the early months of the First World War he enlisted in the Manchester Regiment.[3] Serving as a corporal, Meadowcroft was shot by a sniper while leading his section on the first day of the Somme.[3] He was buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.[1]


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