Frank Edwards (soldier)

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Frank Edwards (1893–1964), also known as The Footballer of Loos, was a rifleman with London Irish Rifles during the Battle of Loos. He is distinguished for leading the London Irish across No-Man's Land to storm enemy trenches kicking a football ahead of the troops. The successful capture of enemy positions that followed earned the London Irish Rifles their second battle honour, Loos, 1915. The football is still preserved in the regimental museum of the London Irish and to this day the memory of Edwards is commemorated on Loos Sunday.

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