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Somme Centenary

Exeter City Football Club remembered former players who died during the Battle of the Somme at a special ceremony held at their St James Park war memorial on Friday, July 1.
19 Jun 2016
Alumni News
Records recently found by Berwick Coates and Aidan Hamilton (Exeter City Supporters' Trust History Group) confirm that Arthur Evans was a cricket coach at West Buckland in 1914 and also a professional player for Exeter City. He died on 31 July.

Andrew Broggio (82-87F) attended the ceremony and represented WBS and the OWBA by laying a wreath in memory of Arthur whose name will be the 59th name added to the Roll of Honour in the school’s Memorial Hall.

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