Lost in France - The remarkable life and death of Leigh Richmond Roose
Lost in France, by Spencer Vignes, subtitled 'The remarkable life and death of Leigh Richmond Roose'
Published by Stadia in 2007, 167 pages. Paperback (N3545)
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Leigh Richmond Roose was a brilliant and controversial Edwardian goalkeeper, and many maintain that he was perhaps one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.....
He was an inspirational figure for Stoke City, Sunderland and Wales (when they won their first Home Nations Championship), also playing for Aston Villa, Arsenal and Everton. Through dating music hall stars he became the first footballer to regularly appear in the newspaper gossip columns, and like millions of others he died serving his country in the Great War
But his death remained a mystery for decades, until this book unearthed the story about where and how he died.......