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William "Fatty" Foulke(s)

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And drank all the beer! Death certificate cited "cirrhosis' as major cause of death at 42! The most famous United player of all time?

And I never knew he is buried in Burngreave cemetery.

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Hi Dunsbyowl

The actual location of the grave plot (KK 364) and the monumental inscription is as follows

"Monumental Inscriptions for the General section of Burngreave Cemetery, plot KK364. The inscription reads.......

"At rest. In loving memory of William Henry FOULKES late goalkeeper

Sheffield United Football Club the beloved husband of Beatrice FOULKES

who died May 1, 1916 aged 42 years. Also of the above Beatrice FOULKES

who died February 3, 1933 aged 58 years. Reunited. 'We cannot Lord,

Thy purpose see but all is well that's done by Thee'."

A friend visited the grave the other month and located it quite easily

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Thanks Steve - and here he is earlier in his football career !

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Can't fail to spot the big bugger in this photo

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I visited the grave of Fatty Foulkes today.

Here's some directions. Burngreave cemetery is easy enough to find. You go up the main path to what appears a roundabout in the middle of the cemetery. Turn right up the steps. At the top of the steps turn left and then first right. Foulkes' grave is about 30 yards on the left. Plot KK369. You can't miss it. It's gleaming white amongst all the other dark stone graves.

After reading about him its sad that he died at such a young age.

And that's from a Wednesdayite

May he rest in peace ... towd lad

Kevin

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I visited the grave of Fatty Foulkes today.

Here's some directions. Burngreave cemetery is easy enough to find. You go up the main path to what appears a roundabout in the middle of the cemetery. Turn right up the steps. At the top of the steps turn left and then first right. Foulkes' grave is about 30 yards on the left. Plot KK369. You can't miss it. It's gleaming white amongst all the other dark stone graves.

After reading about him its sad that he died at such a young age.

And that's from a Wednesdayite

May he rest in peace ... towd lad

Kevin

In the TV series (now available on DVD) called "The lost world of Mitchell and Kenyon" or possibly "The lost films of Mitchell and Kenyon" (Mitchell and Kenyon were early British cinematographers) there is actually a short clip of one of their films showing Fatty Foulkes playing in a match.

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In the TV series (now available on DVD) called "The lost world of Mitchell and Kenyon" or possibly "The lost films of Mitchell and Kenyon" (Mitchell and Kenyon were early British cinematographers) there is actually a short clip of one of their films showing Fatty Foulkes playing in a match.

Found this on Youtube

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In the TV series (now available on DVD) called "The lost world of Mitchell and Kenyon" or possibly "The lost films of Mitchell and Kenyon" (Mitchell and Kenyon were early British cinematographers) there is actually a short clip of one of their films showing Fatty Foulkes playing in a match.

A still from the Mitchell and Kenyon films of Fatty Foulkes, as seen on the BBC website

Fatty Foulkes

Link may take you to first image in gallery about Goudi.

Fatty Foulkes is about the 7th image along in the gallery.

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I think he was Derbyshire-born; certainly he played in a few first-class games for Derbyshire County Cricket club.

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