Roy Stroud 1925-2015

Roy Stroud, who was the oldest living Hammer, has died aged 90
West Ham United are saddened to hear the news that Roy Stroud, who was the oldest living Hammer, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday 4 June.

Born in Silvertown, London on 16 March 1925, Stroud was a caring and popular figure. 

A player back in the 1950s, he had previously represented Arsenal and England Boys as a youngster before he joined his beloved Hammers in 1952 where he played predominantly as an Outside Right. 

During an injury curtailing five years at the Boleyn Ground, he made 15 appearances, scoring four goals before moving to Chelmsford City. 

He hung up his boots following a broken wrist, and later worked as a product buyer for Liptons and Safeway. 

The Club would like to thank Roy for all that he brought to West Ham United and extend their condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.