|Full name||Cyril Lawrence|
|Date of birth||12 June 1920|
|Place of birth||Salford, England|
|Date of death||14 April 2020(aged 99)|
|Place of death||Farnworth, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
During World War II, Lawrence enlisted in the Royal Navy and was posted to the King George V-class battleship as a gunner. He saw service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic and Pacific, in the pursuit and destruction of the German battleship Bismarck, on Arctic convoys to supply the Soviets, and at the Battle of Okinawa and the final surrender of the Japanese home islands.
He married his wife Clara in 1944, while on shore leave. After the war, he returned to his football career, transferring from Blackpool to Rochdale where he played between 1947–1950, before joining Wrexham for two years. He retired from his football career 1952. In 2017, aged 97, Lawrence visited Spotland Stadium, the home of Rochdale.
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- "ROCHDALE : 1946/47 - 2013/14". Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- "WREXHAM : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
- "99 Year Old Man and Ex-Pro Footballer Beaten by Coronavirus". Salford Star. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
- Former Dale Player Cyril Lawrence Visits The Crown Oil Arena
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