The stories behind the names

World War One was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of almost 17 million people across the globe and had an impact on the lives of everyone, whether they were stationed on the front lines or at home.

Sefton lost around 4,000 men and women from 1914–1918 during The Great War, their names are inscribed on the 11 memorials throughout the borough. However not all casualties were included, some families asked for names to be added at a later date, some Service men and women were completely missed. This website has been created to not only commemorate the war ending 100 years ago this year, but also to tell the stories behind the names of the brave men and women who gave their lives.

18 men from Antonio Street alone were killed in action during World War One

To try and illustrate how the death toll would have affected the residents of Sefton, local historians Marie McQuade and Jo McCann looked at Antonio Street, a small street of terraced houses near Bedford Road Primary in Bootle. Eighteen men were killed in action, from this small street of 72 houses. READ MORE