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The Rushden Fosse Football Club
From an undated news clip – "sent to the newspaper from Canada by
Mr. Bert Cook formerly of Rushden" who believed it was about 1903.
Mr. Tom Martin, an old Fosse player named them as follows:-
Standing (from left): Mr. Jackson (secretary), H. Smith, H Whiting,
Rev Father O’Hagan, T H Martin, - Tye, H Parker (trainer)
Seated: F Newell, Whitehead, C Hobbs, Parker, L Brawn, A Rootham
Front: G Denton, Lee, Scroxton.
The trophies are the Stamford Nursing Cup (left)
and the Northants Lower Junior Cup.

Fosse Football Team 1908-09
Fosse Football Team 1908-09

Back row: J Greaves (trainer), B Keech, A Taylor, F Coleman, G Smythem, C Wesley,
C Bryant, H H Hobbs (President)
Middle row: R Denton, B Parris, W A Parker, L Brawn, W Denton,
J Jackson (Hon Sec. & Treas.)
Front row: A Lee & E Davies

Courtesy of the late Colin Bryant's Collection

Rushden Echo, 12th April 1912

Scholars’ Football—On the Fosse ground on Good Friday Rushden North End School beat Newton-road by 6-0. F Waller (3), Bryant (2), and Cure were the scorers.

Rushden Echo Friday 13th October 1916, transcribed by Susan Manton

Rushden Footballer - Missing

Sergt. Albert Edward Allibone, Northamptonshire regiment, who was recently awarded the D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery, is reported missing since August 17-18th. Sergt. Allibone is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Allibone of 85 Roe Road, Northampton. He was well known in athletic circles having played football for Rushden Fosse and cricket for the British United.

15770 7th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment - Awarded the D.C.M.
Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panel Pier and Face 11A and 11D.

Rushden Echo, 25th October 1918

A former Rushden Fosse footballer, Pte. Oscar Elderton, Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Elderton, of Dowthorpe End, Earls Barton, who went to France in 1917, has been killed in action.  He was a member of the Earls Barton Old Silver Band, and played football for Wellingborough Redwell, Kettering, and Northampton.  He was 25 years of age.

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