Arthur Wharton – The Home Guard Soldier

During the First World War (WW1), there were many brave and committed individuals who served this country in whatever way they could – Arthur ‘Kwame’ Wharton was no exception to this.

Indeed, whilst paving the way for others in football, athletics, and a variety of other sports, Arthur Wharton was also dedicated to serving this country in its hour of need as a member of the Home Guard.

Today, 11-11-2020, we bring this little known fact to the attention of a wider audience, as both a tribute and a thank you to Arthur, and all the others who stood up to be counted during the turbulent times of WW1.

Armistice Day 2020 at the Arthur Wharton Foundation is a reminder to end hostilities in all walks of life and to work towards a better future for all.

The Foundation are currently researching Arthur’s service record about his time in the Home Guard. This is another important example of the need to connect the present, to the past, for the future.