Poignant match for youngster

YPRES, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 14:  A general view as a member of the Leicester City F.C. U12 Team reads the names on the wall of as part of the WW1 Commemorations at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial on November 14, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for Premier League) 522891775
YPRES, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 14: A general view as a member of the Leicester City F.C. U12 Team reads the names on the wall of as part of the WW1 Commemorations at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial on November 14, 2014 in Ypres, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for Premier League) 522891775

A young footballer from Boston has travelled to Ypres after he was selected as goalkeeper for the Leicester City U12 squad, travelling to Belgium to participate in the Premier League Christmas Truce Tournament. Freddie Craven, 11, goes to school at Oundle and took to the field as part of the event to mark the centenary of the First World War. His squad visited Langemark German Military Cemetery, before being walked around the Memorial to the Missing. A member of the team laid a wreath beneath the inscription of Robert Messer, a former Leicester City player who lost his life there.

Freddie said: “As we arrived at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Commission the temperature fell and the rain began which added to the poignancy of being at the site where 11,956 service personnel are buried. Of these 8,367 are unidentified servicemen.”

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