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Larrett Roebuck played for Huddersfield Town

icon striker18 October ~ Today is the 100th anniversary of the death of Larrett Roebuck, the first player from the Football League to be killed in the First World War. Roebuck joined Huddersfield in March 1913 and the left-back made his debut on January 3, 1914. He played 19 games for the club, the last one a 1-0 victory against Leicester Fosse. He signed a new contract but as a reservist Roebuck was called up in August 1914. Six months after his final Huddersfield match Roebuck was declared missing in action near Beaucamps-Ligny and eventually presumed dead. The Western Front Association have more information on the life of Larrett Roebuck.

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