Everton lead tributes to top talent and war hero George Harrison

18/02/2016  3 Comments  [Jump to last]
Thanks in large part to Everton Heritage Society, the rededication of former player George Harrison's grave took place in Church Gresley, South Derbyshire last Friday.

As the Burton Mail put it:

Harrison was a Church Gresley teenager with a dream of making it to the top when he started playing football for his local team, Gresley Rovers, back in 1910.

It was the beginning of stunning career that later saw him win a top flight title with Everton and two caps for England.

Amidst it all he was called to fight for his country on the front line during the First World War.

Harrison's grave was rediscovered last year by local man, Kieran Smith, who had been researching the area's best players.

Heritage Society chairman Paul Wharton, who was joined at the dedication by a delegation from Everton that included club ambassador Ian Snodin, said: "Evertonians and Everton FC never forget our history.

"We respect all of the players that helped make our club one of the biggest in the country, and this is a show of respect from us."

» Read the full article at Burton Mail


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Chris Jones [Burton]
1 Posted 18/02/2016 at 18:30:36
Saw this in the Burton Mail yesterday. Made me proud to be a Blue.

I'll have to pop over and visit the grave, just across the river from Burton, about 15 minutes for me by car.

Paul Wharton
2 Posted 22/02/2016 at 12:32:25
It was a very nice occasion and it's a great way to show our fans of this generation the players of decades gone by that they were great players plus it's a way for Everton FC and the EFC Heritage Society to show our respect on behalf of all Evertonians to the player and there families that they haven't been forgotten.
Peter Murray
3 Posted 01/03/2016 at 22:20:19
Well done Paul Wharton and the Everton Heritage Society.

You give real meaning to that overused word "values".

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