Charles Dearing – Our Decorated Hero

Picking up Dearing’s story from our opening chapter, he was not one of our Saracens players to join the first rush to enlist. Given his status as a teacher, this ‘scheduled occupation’ along with clergymen and some industrial workers meant he would have been able to stay at home for the duration of the war,…

John Stanley Greer Goes to War…

War broke out at the height of J.S. Greer’s playing career at Saracens, as we have seen, where playing as 1st XV half-back, he was repeatedly identified as a leading member of the squad. Once war had been declared, Stanley (as he was known by his family) volunteered for active service at Shoreham on 12th…