As today is the 100-year-anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, we look back at an article from the Evening Times (September 17th 1932).
The article reads:
An Honourable Item
– And here is an interesting and honourable item. Their roll of honour is a long one. Why, in one battle on the Somme no fewer than eleven ex-Pollok players- a whole team- made the great sacrifice, amongst those being big Alec Thomson, the centre-half whose home was just round the corner from my own. This for the junior ranks, I think, with the credit with which Hearts as seniors were given on account of their patriotism.
See the original article here:
A smaller clipping is from a history article that the Evening Times did sometime in the 70's that mentions it as well.
In one of the First World War battles in the Somme, Pollok lost no fewer than 11 ex-players.
Lest we forget.