Northampton Saints Foundation are delighted to today publish the Mobbs’ Own brochure – the body of work completed by volunteers on this year’s Heritage project.
With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Foundation volunteers have been working hard to bring to life the stories of the 277 men that formed part of Mobbs’ Own, and can now share their research with a wider audience.
“We have now completed our project, and we are confident that our list of the 277 men is the best-researched ever,” said Claire Jones,
“We have some great stories of the men of ‘D’ Company and their families. Traditionally, when we have talked of the Mobbs’ Own, we have focussed on Mobbs himself and Jack Gillam, as both are named on the memorial at Franklin’s Gardens.
“This brochure contains stories from many more Saints players who fought and survived the war, and one Saints player who was the son of a Mobbs’ Own.
“It also contains stories of those who weren’t sportsmen but just found themselves in ‘D’ Company. It features a list of all the men that joined up with Mobbs in September 1914.
“And it tells the story of our first project, which thanks to our brilliant group of volunteers, has achieved far more than we could ever hope.”
To download the Discovering the Mobbs’ Own brochure now, please CLICK HERE.