Tommy Ware

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Tommy Ware
Personal information
Full nameThomas Ware [1]
Date of birth 16 October 1885
Place of birth Bristol, England
Date of death 1 May 1915(1915-05-01) (aged 29) [2]
Place of death Poperinghe, Belgium [2]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
1911–1915 Bristol City 51 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Ware (16 October 1885 – 1 May 1915) was an English professional football goalkeeper who appeared in the Football League for Bristol City. [1]

Personal life

Prior to being bought out of the British Army to become a professional footballer, Ware was a musician in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). [3] [4] Though discharged, he remained on the reserve list. [3] He combined his football career with a factory job in Broadmead. [3] Ware re-enlisted in the army upon the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and joined the Royal Field Artillery. [3] He was wounded in action during the Second Battle of Ypres and died of wounds at a field hospital in Poperinge on 1 May 1915. [3] He was buried in Poperinge Old Military Cemetery. [2]

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  1. 1 2 Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 301. ISBN   978-1905891610.
  2. 1 2 3 "Casualty Details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission . Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Our Tommy – The Life and Times of Tommy Ware" (PDF). Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  4. "1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription". Retrieved 19 January 2016.