Private T T Wilson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


War time / or Pre War occupation

Professional footballer


Luton Town FC

Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death

United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th December 1914

T T Wilson was a professional footballer with Luton Town FC when he enlisted in the Footballers' Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment at Kingsway, London on 16th December 1914 with his Luton team mates Wileman, Roe, Frith, Dunn and Simms.

No further information about Wilson's military career could be found in records at the National Archives without his Regimental number or his forenames. He is listed in the definitive account of the Footballers' Battalion "When the Whistle Blows" by Riddoch and Kemp and in a report in the Luton News of 17th December 1914.  He appears to have survived the war but did not return to play for Luton in 1919-20.

All images are used with kind permission of Roger Wash, Luton Town Football Club Historian

Author: HillC

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments