Sportsmen and the First World War

Soldiers playing a Christmas Day football match during the First World War.
Soldiers playing a Christmas Day football match during the First World War.

The North Tyneside branch of the Western Front Association is to hold its next meeting on Monday, at West Allotment Social Club on Benton Road.

The voluntary organisation has invited Colin Hatton to talk about local sportsmen who served in the First World War and the role sport played throughout the war.

The meeting starts at 7.45pm and entry costs £4, which includes a cold buffet.