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Albion salute fallen heroes

12 November 2018

ALBION will be auctioning the shirts worn by the players in the 4-1 victory over Leeds in order to raise funds for the RBL.

This year’s auction of the match-worn shirts, signed by each player, will be administered by the EFL. Further details as to how Baggies fans can bid for any of the shirts will be available shortly here at WBA.co.uk 

Also available via auction will be a specially-commissioned coin used by referee Lee Mason for the toss before kick-off.  

The auctions will be the closing act of a Remembrance season at The Hawthorns which saw the Club stage a series of tributes in and around the Leeds fixture.

We were delighted to welcome the Royal British Legion, the 4th Battalion Mercian regiment and the 1914 Sikhs and cadets to honour the nation’s Services and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the 1914-18 conflict. 

This year’s remembrance season were given added poignancy as it marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. 

Two players, Harold Bache and William Jackson, were on the Club’s books when they answered their country’s call to arms and paid the ultimate price and in a special tribute, we included their biographies alongside their 2018 contemporaries all week.

The Fourth Mercian band were given a warm reception in The Hawthorns before kick off while the teams left the tunnel flanked flanked by representatives across the range of armed services including the 1914 Sikhs.

Albion were proud to help raise awareness of the Sikh regiment’s contribution to their effort and sacrifice in the Great War.

The minute’s silence before the match, which featured a rendition of ‘The Last Post’ by trumpeter Andrew Miles, was then immaculately observed by more than 25,000 fans.


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