A FOOTBALL fan has memorialised a Leyton Orient player who fought and died in the First World War.

Davis Watson, who lives in Colvin Gardens, Wanstead, made a framed photo of George Scott, which now hangs in The George pub.

The 13-year-old Orient supporter wanted to pay tribute to a man who gave his life for his country.

He said: “The pub is close to my home and I have been in there with my dad.

“I noticed that in keeping with the pub’s name, it has framed photos of famous George’s, including King George V, George Best and George Formby.

“I thought that a framed photo of George Scott would be a fitting tribute to the Clapton Orient, the original name of Leyton Orient, player who, along with a further 41 fellow players, staff and supporters, signed up to the army to fight in World War One.

“George paid the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

“I was delighted when Wetherspoon said yes to my request and thrilled that the framed photo and information now takes pride of place in the pub for all to see.”

Orient striker Sam Dalby attended the hanging of the picture in The George, which is in High Street, Wanstead.

George Scott played 213 times for Clapton Orient, scoring 34 goals.