Name: Franklin "Frank" Charles Buckley
Position: Half Back
Birthplace: Urmston, Trafford, England
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 12st 9lbs
Signing Information: Transferred from: Brighton & Hove Albion, 06/1906, £
Years at Club:
29/09/1906 v Derby County (Bank Street) 1-1 (League Division One)
Previous clubs: Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion
Farewell to Manchester United: Transferred to Aston Villa, 05/1907, £
Passed Away: 22/12/1964
During WW1, Major Franklin Charles Buckley commanded the famous Football Battalion as part of the Middlesex Regiment. Estimates suggested that over 500 of the battalion's original 600 men had died. There were over 5,000 men playing professional football in Great Britain 1914, and of those, 2,000 joined the military services.