Ahead of Remembrance Day, we are taking a look at former Hull City players who served in the military during the First or Second World War...
Joining Hull City in June 1905 from Gateshead in preparation for the Tigers' first ever league season, Patrick Lavery had to wait four months before making his debut against Denaby United in the FA Cup second qualifying round.
The outside left made a further two appearances for Hull City, with his last coming against Barnsley in April 1906, before moving to West Stanley. Lavery also represented South Shields Adelaide, Bedlington United and Coxlodge Villa in his footballing career, as well as working as a platers’ assistant in the Armstrong Whitworth shipyard in Newcastle.
Lavery joined the Yorkshire Regiment in 1915 and was badly injured during the war, with his brother Johnny sadly being killed in action in 1916. The outside left was discharged in 1919, but passed away a few years later, in May 1922.
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