Corporal Albert ‘Ben’ Butler – QPR Player & the First Professional Footballer in the Ranks of the 17th Middlesex to be Killed in Action

Gordon Macey refers to a ‘J. Butler’ who made his debut for the R’s against Arsenal on Boxing Day, 1916 and went on to make 7 appearances. Dennis Signy had previously mentioned a player named ‘Butler’ in his book as ‘being a victim of the Great War’. Colin Woodley recently lent me a copy of, Continue reading