No. 16 Platoon Football Team

No. 16 Platoon football Team [20th Century].
Image courtesy of Anglesey Archives

This postcard shows the No 16 Platoon football team, which has some strong Anglesey connections. The notes on the back give a fascinating insight into this football team, which played in Monday night matches – presumably against other platoons.

The notes state that the majority of these men were from Anglesey – mostly the Holyhead area – but only two are named. The officer standing on the far left is Lieutenant Morgan of Bryngwran, and the chap sitting holding the ball is Owen Williams of Holyhead. Interestingly Owen Williams must have been a talented footballer, as in civilian life he was a professional player who turned out for Liverpool.

This article was originally published on the Anglesey Archives website, and is reproduced with their permission.

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