Watford FC will mark fifth anniversary of former soldier Captain Tom Sawyer's death at Reading FC match

Captain Tom Sawyer died in an explosion while serving on the frontline in Helmand province in 2009.

Captain Tom Sawyer died in an explosion while serving on the frontline in Helmand province in 2009.

First published in Sport Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Watford FC is planning to mark the five year anniversary of the death Captain Tom Sawyer with a minute’s applause before tomorrow’s match.

The 26-year-old died in an explosion while serving on the frontline in Helmand province in Afghanistan on January 14, 2009.

Captain Sawyer grew up in the town and was a lifelong Hornets supporter.

Watford FC said it will also be welcoming family and friends of Captain Sawyer for the fixture against Reading FC at Vicarage Road.

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4:39pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Bradhaz says...

RIP Tom.
RIP Tom. Bradhaz
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7:02pm Fri 10 Jan 14

the sniper says...

Great gesture from the Hornets.
RIP Capt. Tom Sawyer
Great gesture from the Hornets. RIP Capt. Tom Sawyer the sniper
  • Score: 12

11:13pm Fri 10 Jan 14

stewbyhorn says...

A lovely idea for a great man who gave his life so we can live in a safer world,
RIP Tom
A lovely idea for a great man who gave his life so we can live in a safer world, RIP Tom stewbyhorn
  • Score: 5

10:05am Sat 11 Jan 14

cannons tours says...

What a GREAT gesture to remember a brave young man.
What a GREAT gesture to remember a brave young man. cannons tours
  • Score: 6

3:07pm Sun 12 Jan 14

MaryWatford says...

Well done Watford FC. Proving our local Hero will never be forgotten.
Well done Watford FC. Proving our local Hero will never be forgotten. MaryWatford
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