Bootle's fallen Service men and women

Bootle’s War Memorial is situated in Stanley (or King’s) Gardens on Stanley Road, Bootle and lists the names of 1311 Service men and three women, who died in battle during WW1.

Some of the men and women have additional information about their lives and where they were born or lived before the war.

Bootle’s Fallen A-C

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last known addressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
AbrahamsErnest GlendywrPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion170365 Clare Road, Bootle22/05/191629La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceErnest was a member of the clerical staff at the Cunard Steam Ship Company. He joined the Liverpool "Comrades" shortly after war broke out. He was killed by machine gun fire at the southern end of the British Line, when out with a working party.
AhernJamesCorporalRoyal Field Artillery D/306 Brigade84089935 Hertford Road, Bootle22/08/191722White House cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, BelgiumPrior to the war James sailed with the White Star Line. After the out-break of war he became an Engineer on a hospital ship, joining the Army in 1915. James was recommended to be awarded the DCM for bravery on August 12th; An ammunition dump was set on fire by an enemy shell at a very large ammunition store. James used his coat and some blankets, and succeeded in extinguishing the flames, although the shells had commenced exploding. He thus averted the loss of thousands of rounds of ammunition.Military Medal, Distinguished Conduct Medal.
AinsworthThomasPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Irish Battalion485810 William Henry Street, Bootle07/09/191622Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandThomas served in France from 8th March 1916 to the 7th August 1916. He sustained injuries after being hit by the wheel of a passing artillery wagon and trampled by a horse. He later spraining an ankle. Thomas was discharged from the army on 28th August 1916. He died in Bootle Borough hospital from general peritonitis on 7th September 1916.
AitkenCharles StanleyPrivateBorder Regiment, 8th Battalion1060226 Grove Street, Bootle11/08/1918Villers-Bretinneux Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceCharles enlisted in the army in Liverpool. He was posted to the front on the 5th October 1914, later marrying Clara Hannah Jones at St. Leonard's C.of E. Church, Bootle on the 16th April 1918. Charles died in France on the 11th August 1918 of wounds received in action.
AldersonThomasJoinerMercantile Marine, HMS Ausonia197 Strand Road, Bootle30/05/191828Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas died on his 24th birthday, when the transport vessel S.S. Ausonia was torpedoed without warning and sunk by gunfire by U55, 620 miles from Fastnet on 30 May 1918. 44 lives lost.
AlgeoJohn1st Class StokerRoyal Navy, HMS Black PrinceK/2370712 Chaucer Street, Bootle31/05/191623Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn signed up in the Royal Navy for 12 years on the 16th December1914. He was killed during the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard HMS Black Prince.
AllansonCharles HerbertGunnerRoyal Field Artillery, 285th Brigade67610918 Cowper Street, Bootle26/10/191728Cement House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles enlisted in the army and was posted to the front some time after January 1916. He was killed in action.
AllisonHugh StanleyPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion35633055 Thornton Road, Bootle09/04/1918Loos Memorial, FranceHugh was killed in action in France, he had enlisted in June 1915. Before the war, he was employed by the Cunard Marine Service. He was the youngest son of William and Jane (nee Caffrey) Allison. His brother, William, was also killed in action.
AllisonWilliamGunnerTank Corps, 13th Battalion (Formerly Army Cyclist Corps 231 and 18135)30162623 Dryden Street, Bootle05/07/191831Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy Sur Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of William and Jane Allison (nee Caffrey). He enlisted in Wavertree. William died of wounds whilst serving with the Tank Corps. His brother, Hugh Stanley Allison, was killed in action three months earlier on the 9th April 1918.
AltyJohn HenryFiremanMercantile Marine, SS Westmoreland50 Flint Street, Bootle06/02/191819Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was killed when his ship, the S.S. Westmoreland , was torpedoed on the 6th February 1918 whilst returning from Australia. He was the only member of the crew killed and the Westmoreland continued in service.
AltyPeterColdstream Guards, 3rd Battalion1681550 Flint Street, Bootle13/04/1918Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumPeter joined the Coldstreams in August, 1915 and served in France. He was wounded on March 17th 1917 and spent some time in hospital. On recovering he rejoined his unit and was home on a short leave during Christmas 1917. He was killed in action in April 1918
AndersonWilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion49488The Nest, Hawthorne Road, Bootle10/04/1917Henin Crucfix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceFor three years William was a member of the counting-house staff of the Liverpool Echo. He joined the Lancashire Hussars in 1916, and went to France in November 1916, later being attached to the King's Liverpool Regiment. During an engagement he was instantaneously killed by an exploding bomb.
AndrewWilliam EdwardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion2062012 Tudor Street, Bootle14/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,William was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Andrew of 12 Tudor Street, Bootle and later 5 Leslie Buildings, Brasenose Road, Bootle. He was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields
AnnisonDaniel RobertPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion2010623 Brookhill Road, Bootle08/11/1915Green Hill Cemetery, TurkeyDaniel was killed in action in the Dardanelles. Before the war he was employed as a carter in the city of Liverpool Co-operative Society's coal department. He left a widow and five children. Daniel formerly played as goalkeeper for Brookhill Recreation.
AppletonHarryCorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion2451741 Walker Street, Bootle29/09/1918Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHarry was born at Bootle on the 2nd September 1895. He was the second son of William and Constance Appleton (nee Parkinson). Having completed four years service, he died of wounds received in action. Before the war, he worked as a farm servant at Pantllan Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
ArcusWilliamLance CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion115614 Duncan Street, Bootle09/08/191625Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Prior to the war William was employed by Messrs. H. and C. Grayson of Bootle, where he was greatly esteemed by his fellow workers. He was killed in action when in the act of moving a wounded officer to a place of comparative safety. A shell burst nearby, killing him instantly.
ArmesRichard DukeAble SeamanMercantile Marine, SS Port Hardy34 Akenside Street, Bootle01/04/192132UnknownRichard was the son of John and Margaret Armes (nee Duke). He was aboard the S.S. Port Hardy , a cargo ship when it was torpedoed and sunk by U-91 with the loss of seven of her crew. It is probable that Richard's death was directly attributable to an injury or illness contracted at the time of the sinking. He left a widow, Roberta, and four children.
ArmitageJoseph APrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion208095 Moore Street, Bootle19/09/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Joseph was a plasterer by trade and was married to Mary Halladay. They had two children, one of whom was not born until after the death of her father. Joseph enlisted with the King’s Liverpool Regiment in Bootle on the 5th August 1916 and was drafted to the front on August 26. He was killed in action only a few weeks.
ArmstrongJohnFiremanMercantile Marine, HMS Duke Of Albany24/08/1916Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandJohn was killed when H.M.S. Duke of Albany was torpedoed and sunk off The Orkneys, Scotland on the 24th August 1916.
ArmstrongEric WilliamPrivateLancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion4580098 Stanley Road, Bootle25/04/191818Loos Memorial, FranceEric was the son of Percy Staniland Armstrong and the late Phillipine Armstrong. Phillipine was born in Belgium. He was killed in action in France.
ArnoldAlbert JohnPrivateLancashire Fusiliers, 15th Battalion21236140 Brookfield Road, Bootle04/04/1918Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceAlbert was born at Kirkdale in 1887, the son of Walter and Alice Arnold. He was living at 140 Brookhill Road, Bootle when he married Hannah Davies (nee Cowley) at St.Matthew's C.of E. Church, Bootle on the 29th May 1917. He was killed in action.
ArnoldBertiePrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers, 8th Battalion33045417 Hawthorne Road, Bootle13/11/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyBertie enlisted in the army at Stepney in London in 1915. By the time he was killed at Gallipoli on the 13th November 1915 he had acquired two wives. His first was Elizabeth Ann Stokes , whom he married in Barry, Cardiff, and to whom he had a daughter. Elizabeth last lived with her husband in July 1912 and only heard of his death through a report in the local press. Bertie also married Ethel Margaret Roberts at St. Philip's C.of E. Church, Litherland in 1915. Ethel was in receipt of a separation allowance when Bertie was killed.
AsburyJosephPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion528027 Store Street, Marsh Street, Kirkdale12/10/191626Warlencourt Britsh Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceJoseph was the son of Richard Asbury. He was killed in action during very heavy fighting in the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye area of France.
AshcroftStephenPrivateCanadian Infantry, 7th Battalion16394The Maples, Waterloo Park, Waterloo26/06/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Stephen enlisted at Valcartier in Canada on the 23rd September 1914. His unit sailed for Europe on the 3rd October 1914 and saw active service from the 9th February 1915. Stephen went missing in action in Belgium on the 24th April 1915. It was later communicated by the enemy that his body had been found and been buried (by them) between April 26th and April 28th, near Bellewaarde and Poelcapelle, east of Ypres.
AshcroftThomas Howard5th EngineerMercantile Marine, SS Mexico City37 St John's Road, Bootle05/02/191820Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandDuring WW1 Thomas served on the SS Mexico City , which was torpedoed and sunk by enemy submarine U-101 on 5th February 1918. The ship was 15 miles from South Stack, Holyhead, Wales. 29 lives were lost including Thomas. The ship was on route from Liverpool to Alexandria with a general cargo.
AshurstAlbert HenryGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery, 76th Siege Battery1749182 Lathom Road, Bootle05/11/191725Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert married Margaret Ethel Ashurst (nee Parker) at Bootle Methodist Chapel in 1914. He enlisted with the Kings Liverpool Regiment, in Liverpool. Albert died of wounds on 5th November 1917, only 9 weeks after arriving in France. His officer paid tribute to his splendid qualities as a soldier.
AskewJohn JosephSeamanRoyal Naval Reserve, HMD Dewy6893aEighton Banks, County Durham12/08/191720Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn Joseph was the son of Mary Ann Askew. He was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve using the name Joseph Askew. He was killed when the patrol boat H.M. Drifter Dewey was sunk in a collision in English Channel, with the loss of eleven lives.
AskinJames DouglasPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/10th [Scottish] Battalion35915256 Keble Road, Bootle30/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceJames is one of the 7,000 servicemen listed on the Cambrai Memorial , most of whom died in the Battle of Cambrai. He was born at Bootle in 1898, the only surviving child of Isaac Askin and Margaret (nee McCreath).
AthertonGeorgeFiremanMercantile Marine, HMS Duke Of Albany31 Hooton Place, Marsh Lane, Bootle24/08/191627Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandGeorge served as a fireman on HMS Duke of Albany (formerly a Fleetwood-Belfast ferry) and was lost at sea when the ship was attacked and sunk off the Orkney Islands in August 1916. All 24 crew members perished.
AtkinsFrederick JamesSergeantRoyal Field Artillery, 148th BrigadeL/17529Kent10/11/191626St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France In 1912 Frederick became a constable in the Bootle Borough Police Force. In 1915 he enlisted in the army, and was quickly promoted to sergeant due to his ability, keenness, and attention to duty. He contracted pneumonia and died in a military hospital in France.
AtkinsonWilliam HenryPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion2082508/12/1917La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2, West Vlaandeeren, BelgiumWilliam enlisted for service in Seaforth and was drafted to France. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
BahanJamesPrivateBedfordshire Regiment, 6th Battalion123783 Balliol Terrace, Millers Bridge, Bootle19/10/191523Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJames Bahan was the son of Thomas and Margaret Bahan. James was killed in action, most probably whilst serving with the 37th Division. His younger brother John was killed less than a year later.
BahanJohnPrivate13th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment, 115443 Balliol Terrace, Millers Brigade, Bootle14/07/191620Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John Bahan was the son of Thomas and Margaret Bahan. He was killed in action on The Somme battlefields, his older brother also perished.
BaileyARiflemanRifle Brigade, 3rd BattalionS/1318050 Dryden Street, Bootle20/01/916Menin Road South, Military Cemetery, BelgiumAndrew was born in 1892, the son of Matthew and Margaret Bailey (nee Taggart). Before the war, Andrew worked as a dock labourer. He was killed in action during the attack at Fromelles. The 61st Division attack failed, with the loss of over 1,500 officers and men. 3,400 commonwealth troops took part in the attack.
BaileyAndrewPrivateAustralian Imperial Force, 60th Battalion68858 Dryden Street, Bootle19/07/1916V.C Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Nord, FranceAndrew was born in Everton on the 4th December 1892. Before the war, he worked as a dock labourer. His records state that he was missing in action. His body was later found and buried at the Australian cemetery at Fromelles.
BainbridgePercyGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery, 259th Siege Battery112980197 Litherland Road, Bootle21/04/191740Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, FrancePercy joined the Bootle Police Force in 1899, and served for eight years. Afterwards, he was for years in the employ of Messrs. Shipton, Anderson and Co. grain merchants. Gunner Bainbridge, joined up in August 1916, he trained in the South of England and went to France in February 1917. Percy was killed in action.
BaldwinJohn EdwardTrumpeterRoyal Field Artillery, 80th Brigade3685623 Church View, Bootle10/08/191621St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceJohn was born in 1894, by trade he was a carter general carrier. He enlisted in the army in Liverpool and was posted to the front on the 14th July 1915. John died of wounds received in action.
BaldwinThomasGunnerRoyal Field Artillery, A/275th Brigade675120133 Gloucester Road, Bootle09/04/1918Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, FranceThomas joined the Territorials in March 1912, and was called up to the Colours on August 5th, 1914. He was drafted to France in 1915. Thomas had nearly three years' unbroken service at the front and was under orders for six months' duty in England, when he was killed in action on April 9th 1918.
BankJulius Matthias2nd Assistant EngineerMercantile Marine, SS Lake Portage69 Downing Road, Bootle03/08/1918Presumed drowned in the seaJulius emigrated to the USA. in 1898, becoming an American citizen in 1904. He worked as a machinist in Detroit, Michigan. Julius returned to Liverpool in July 1914, and married Annie Taylor in 1916. He then went to sea and was lost when the American vessel S.S. Lake Portage was sunk by enemy submarine 4.5 miles south of Audierne, France.
BanksJohn WilliamPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 8th Battalion3216752 Berry Street, Bootle21/09/1916Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette, FranceJohn was born on the 15th July 1893, the son of Thomas and Ellen Banks. He was killed in action on 21st September 1916
BarkwayAllan Gordon ThomPrivateMiddlesex Regiment, 7th Battalion202638276 Gloucester Road, Bootle03/05/191721Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceAlan was born at Bootle in 1895. He enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment on the 6th July 1916 and was killed in action.
BarnesGeorgeRiflemanKing's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion2286St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands09/10/191521Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceGeorge was educated at the Merchant Taylors School, and after serving part of his Engineering apprenticeship with a Liverpool firm, he was finishing his time with the Northumberland Engineering Works when the war broke out. He returned and joined the Kings Liverpool Regiment and went out to France in February 1915. George was wounded on Hill 60, during the First Battle of Ypres and returned home to convalesce in May 1915, re-joining his unit in August. He was killed in action in October 1915.
BarrattJohn ThomasGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery, 298th Siege Battery165276204 Wadham Road, Bootle01/05/1918Godewaersvelde Britis Cemetery, Nord, FranceJohn was born in Birkenhead in June 1891, the son of William Barratt and Mary Barratt. He was attached to the Signal Company, when was killed in action on 1st May 1918.
BarrattGeorgeGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery, 279th Siege Battery13745557 Keats Street, Bootle11/08/191721Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Barrett. Before the war he was articled to Messrs. F. Hilditch and Co., Chartered accountants. George enlisted with the Territorials. He was wounded in action on 6th August 1917and died of those wounds 5 days later.
BatemanRobert TatePrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion362392 Windsor Road. Orrell04/05/1917Savona Town Cemetery, ItalyRobert attended Hawthorne Road School, and was subsequently employed at Litherland Rubber Works. He joined the Kings Liverpool Regiment and went with the Labour Battalion to France in March 1917. He transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and was being transported to Egypt, when the transport ship HMT Transylvania was torpedoed by German U-Boat U63. He was one of the 412 lives lost in the attack.
BatesAlfred Neville2nd LieutenantSherwood Foresters, 3/5th Battalion44 Midland Avenue, Lenton, Nottingham.01/07/191623Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceAlfred was the son of Arthur John and Emily Bates . He was a master at Bootle Secondary School before enlisting in the Army. Alfred was killed in action on the front line between Foncquevillers and Gommecourt

BaxendaleJohn Thompson2nd LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery, D Battery, 149th Brigade13 Worcester Road, Bootle17/07/191726Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action in the early hours Wednesday 17th July . The area was very heavily shelled and all had retired into dug-outs when one of the enemy shells hit an ammunition heap. The heap exploded and blew in the dug-outs. Twelve men were killed outright, and several others wounded
BaxendaleThomasSergeantLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 8th Battalion1542720 Johnstone Street, Bootle02/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Thomas had directed gangs of Dockers before joining the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He gained rapid promotion, and ended his days as a sergeant. He was killed by a shell bursting in the trenches. Thomas left a widow and three young children.
BebingtonNeil CampbellPrivateManchester Regiment, 16th Battalion25262825 Nevada Street, Bootle27/04/191821Haringhe Bandaghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumNeil died of wounds at No. 36 Casualty Clearing Station, based at Rousbrugge near Poperinge. Before the war James was a freight clerk with the Canadian and Pacific Railways
BeckleyWilliam HenryBombardierRoyal Garrison Artillery, 12th Heavy Battery53448Shelley Street, Bootle31/07/191628Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly Le Sec, Somme, FranceWilliam received The Distinguished Conduct Medal for an act of gallantry which saved the lives of many comrades. He showed great bravery and coolness in a moment of imminent danger, and unfused the bomb in time to prevent a shell from bursting. William died of wounds at a dressing station near Amiens, France.Distinguished Conduct Medal.
BeddowsEdward AndrewPrivateCanadian Infantry, 116th Battalion303163126 Gloucester Road, Bootle27/08/191830Dury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Toronto on the 23rd August 1917. He gave his home address as 169 Woodruff Avenue, Brooklyn, U.S.A. and his occupation as mechanic. He was shot through the heart and in the arm, his death was instantaneous.
BeestonJohn BartonCompany QuartermasterKing's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion150043 Oriel Road, Bootle10/02/191630Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceJohn was killed when the billet he was stationed in collapsed. Before the war John was employed as cotton salesman with Messrs. A.V. Paton and Co., Orleans House, Liverpool
BeeversArthurLance CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/8th [Irish] Battalion308515290 Hawthorne Road, Bootle20/09/191727Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore the war Arthur was a waiter. He was killed in action on the Battle fields of Ypres
BeiginPeter EdwardPrivateMachine Gun Corps, 116th Company4480681 Wadham Road, Bootle21/10/191619Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Peter joined up at Park Street, Bootle on the 4th March 1913, he was 17 years 6 months old and a porter employed by Leyland. Peter was reported missing on October 21st, 1916, he was later officially presumed killed, just eight days before his twentieth birthday.

BellEric Norman FranklinCaptainRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 9th Battalion and 109th Light Trench Mortar Battery22 University Road, Bootle01/07/191620Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Eric Bell was awarded the Victoria Cross - For most conspicuous bravery. He was in command of a trench Mortar Battery and advanced with the Infantry in the attack. When the front line was held up by machine gun fire Captain Bell crept forward and shot the machine gunner, three times. Eric was killed whilst rallying and reorganising infantry parties who had lost their officers. Victoria Cross
BellFrancis JohnLance CorporalRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 2/7th Battalion267140Fire Station, Bootle22/03/191821Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war Francis resided at the Fire Station, Bootle, with his parents. He was officially reported missing on March 22nd, later presumed dead. He was 21 years of age, and has served two years in France.
BellJohnPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion24692Not found03/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John was posted to the Western Front on the 7th November 1915. He was killed in action in France on the 2nd July 1916.
BellJohn CoatesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion60625 Breeze Hill, Bootle18/07/191636Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJohn was the son of George and Jane Bell; husband of Flory Bell of 'North Ville' 5 Breeze Hill, Bootle. He was killed as the result of an accident and is buried at Bootle Cemetery
BellRobertPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion388630 Rufford Street, Bootle05/10/191622Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of war, and served in France for approx. ten months. He was wounded in the shoulders, thigh, leg and was badly gassed on September 28th. He died at a base hospital in France
BellasWilliam Wadeson PrivateScots Guards, 2nd Battalion1055114 Bowles Street, Bootle16/05/191541Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam joined the Guards at the outbreak of war and was drafted to France in October 1914. He was killed in action, leaving a wife and two children.
BellewMatthewDriverRoyal Field Artillery, V/11 Trench Mortar Battery3304418 Falconer Street10/08/191734New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumMatthew was killed in action. Before joining up he was a boiler maker in the employment of the Leyland line. He was 34 years of age, and left a widow and two children
BennettThomas EdmundSergeantRoyal Army Medical Corps, H.M.H.S."Gambria." 56273Brook Road, Bootle21/07/1916St, James's Cemetery, Dover, EnglandThomas had been serving on hospital ships as sergeant, for 12 months when he contracted fever and died aboard ship. He was interred at Dover with full military honours. Before joining the Army Thomas was a timekeeper at Messrs. Harland and Wolff's. He was well known as a footballer, and kept goal for Orrell.
BennettWilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26736646 Waterworks Street, Bootle31/07/191734Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action. Prior to the war he worked as a gardener at Derby Park, employed by the Corporation Parks Committee. He later went to the Rubber Works. William took great interest in football and cricket. He left a widow and two children.
BennettWilliam JamesSergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion2186515 Clare Road, Bootle09/04/191725London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry in Action. 'When under a heavy fire and at great danger to himself, Sergeant Bennett carried back to safety a number of wounded men'. William fell in action on Easter Monday 1917Military Medal
BergeAugustus JamesAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division, HOWE BattalionMersey Z/227197 Bedford Road, Bootle13/11/1916Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, Somme, FranceJames joined in the Royal Naval Division and served with the Howe Battalion from the 3rd November 1914. On the 14th July 1915, during the Dardanelles campaign, he suffered severe burns and in August 1915 was invalided to the UK. In February 1916 he had recovered sufficiently to be drafted to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force and was posted to the Howe Battalion at Stavros. He was killed in action in France.
BerryThomas WilliamAble SeamanMercantile Marine, H.M. Armed Trawler “ Garmo”.SS/2084Not found20/12/191427Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas was killed when ' Garmo ' struck a mine laid by the German ship 'Kolberg' and sank off Scarborough. Her skipper died of injuries received during the explosion, five ratings were also lost. The survivors were saved by HM Drifter. Thomas left a widow Gladys Berry.
BettensArthur CharlesCorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 2/10th [Scottish] Battalion35578173 Linacre Lane, Bootle08/03/191721Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Nord, FranceArthur died in hospital in France from ongoing complications with shrapnel wounds, which were sustained during his first spell in the trenches. Arthur had to undergo an operation before being passed fit by the Army doctors. He later had the opportunity of leaving the Army and work in munitions, but with characteristic pluck he determined to "see it through" as a soldier.
BevanFrank ClarkePrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion36127Clydesdale, Breeze Hill, Bootle24/01/191720Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, FranceFrank died from wounds received in action. He Joined the army in March 1916 and went to France in June. Before the war he was a clerk in the Liverpool Co-Operative Society's offices at Walton.
BeverdgeWilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion208724 Oakland Street, Litherland17/03/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, William enlisted in Bootle on 5th August 1914 and was drafted to France. He was part of an advanced working party, outside the advanced trenches when was killed instantly. William was the first man in the 7th Kings Liverpool Regiment Battalion to be killed.
BibbyHarold MowbrayLieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve, HMS Yacht “ Verona”44 Oxford Road, Bootle24/02/191724Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandHarold died when H.M. Yacht Verona was almost blown in two by a mine from German submarine UC-33 (Martin Schelle). He died alongside 23 comrades.
BibbyRobertCorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion380348Benedict Street, Bootle18/01/1919Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, FranceCorporal Bibby had served for two and a half years in the Army, when he died after contacting pneumonia. Before the war he was employed by the Bootle Estate Company. He left a widow and four children
BibbyWilliamPrivateRoyal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion7737Not found13/09/1914La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France, FranceWilliam enlisted in the army at Blackburn and was posted to the Western Front on the 13th August 1914. He was killed in action in France just a month later. He was survived by his sister, Jessie.
BickerstaffRobertDriverRoyal Field Artillery , C/148th BarrageL/2298148 Berry Street, Bootle24/07/191720Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumDriver Bickerstaffe died in hospital in France, from wounds received the previous day. He was severely wounded transporting ammunition up to the guns on the front line. Three of his comrades were also killed.
BillErnestPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion523733 Kent Street, Bootle16/08/191630Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Before the war Ernest worked for the Health Department of Bootle Corporation. He was killed in action in the Somme battlefields, after being sent to the front in July. He left a widow and one child
BirchJohn ParkerPrivateLancashire Fusiliers, 1st Battalion238337 Miranda Road, Bootle25/04/191521Helles Memorial, TurkeyJohn enlisted at Bury, Lancashire. He was killed in action in the Dardanelles on the 25th April 1915.  His brother William Birch also fell.
BirchWilliam AlfredSignallerLancashire Fusiliers, 11th Battalion240037 Miranda Road, Bootle23/03/191831Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam is one of the almost 35.000 men remembered on the Arras Memorial, who's bodies were never recovered. He married Margaret Rutherford Baker in the West Derby in 1916, His brother John Birch also fell.
BirchallAlfredAble SeamanMercantile Marine, S.S. DundeeMersey 1/15062 Park Street, Bootle16/03/191734Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandAlfred joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1912, serving overseas with the HMS Hood until the October 1914. He was aboard H.M.S. Dundee when she engaged the German vessel S.M.S. Leopard in the North Sea. Leopard was sunk with all hands, including Dundee's boarding party; Alfred was one of the party. Alfred was ‘Mentioned in Despatches’ for his involvement in the incident that led to his death.
BirkettSydneyPrivateDevonshire Regiment, 1/5th Battalion3243212/09/1918Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceSidney was the son of Elizabeth Birkett. He enlisted in the army in Liverpool, at the time he was living in Bootle. He was killed in action in France, during the advance to victory in Picardy and Artois.
BirtlesRobert1st Class BoyRoyal Navy, H.M.S “ Hampshire.”J/35535366 Marsh Lane, Bootle05/06/191617Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandRobert died when H.M.S. Hampshire sank off the Orkney Islands after striking a mine laid by a German submarine. She was sailing to Russia, as an escort to the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener. Of the 667 people aboard only 12 survived
BlackRobert AlexanderGuardsmanScots Guards, 2nd Battalion1602256 Wordsworth Street, Bootle20/10/1918Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert died of wounds received during the 'Advance to Victory' in the Picardy and Artois area. Before the war Robert worked as a messenger.
BlakemoreJohn AlbertRiflemanKing's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion24289030 Eleanor Road, Bootle26/04/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed by a bomb whilst out wiring, and although death was not instantaneous, his comrades report that "he did not recover consciousness". Before the was he was a tannery labourer
BlanchardJamesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion48282Hemer Terrace, Bootle25/04/191722Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames was killed in action during the battle of Arras. He was the son of John and Henrietta Blanchard.
BlighJohn AlfredStewardMercantile Marine, SS Scotian
BlythynRobert WilliamStewardMercantile Marine, RMS Lusitania22 Bank Road, Bootle07/05/191540Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of the late William and Jane Blythyn; husband of Mary Thompson Blythyn (nee Ferguson). Robert was a ship's steward and had been married 14 years, and had 5 children. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
BoardmanEdwinPrivateRoyal Field Artillery, 63rd Battery655845 Recreation Street, Bootle02/10/1916Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery, IraqEdwin died of dysentery at Afion Kara, Hissar, Turkey, on October 2nd. He was with General Townshend at the fall of Kut, where he was taken prisoner on April 29th 1916. Before the war Edwin was a carter (coal merchant)
BoradmanJamesPrivateCheshire Regiment, 22nd Battalion and 64th Labour Corps555141 Second Street, Bootle29/10/191741Dozinghem Nilitary Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the son of Henry and Hannah Boardman. He died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations set up in the Dozingham area. He left a widow, Emily.
BodelFrederick ErnestcaptainThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Irish BattalionWadham Road, Bootle31/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrederick received a Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty. He joined up at the outbreak of war, and went to France in June 1915. He was later was transferred to a trench-mortar battery. Frederick went through the Battle of the Somme, returning home on leave in October 1916 . He was killed in actionMilitary Cross
Bolderston JamesPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion5702124 Brasenose Road, Bootle13/11/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames initially enlisted in the Denbighshire Hussars, and later transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He went missing on the Somme battlefields, on 13th November 1916. James’ parents placed an advert asking for news on their son’s whereabouts on the 8th December 1916.
BoltonGeorge Arthur1st Class StokerRoyal Navy, H.M.S. “ Dartmouth.”SS/113883Not found15/03/1915Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandGeorge was killed whilst serving in the Dardanelles aboard HMS Dartmouth . At 11.30pn on the 14th March 1915 the ship was at anchor in the Gulf of Xeros when a boiler exploded killing eleven men. George and the other casualties were buried at sea at 4.25pm the following day
BoltonStanley ReevesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion17550Wadham Road, Bootle30/07/191627Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Stanley was the son of Samuel Reeves and Elizabeth Bolton. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
BookerAlexanderPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion35843245 St Andrew's Road, Bootle12/04/191832Loos Memorial, FranceAlexander enlisted in Liverpool and was drafted to France. He was killed in action. Probate of his estate, which was left to his widow in December 1918, was valued at £176 (£11,000 at current values.)
BoothAllen johnPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 3rd Battalion30505410 New Chester Road, Rock Ferry26/05/191627St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceAllen was the son of Allen and Sarah Booth. He was living at Walton when he enlisted in the army in Liverpool, he was posted to the Western Front on the 7th December 1915. Allen died of wounds. His brother, John, also died in action.
BoothJohn JospehStokerRoyal Navy, HMS BullfinchSS/115149410 New Chester Road, Rock Ferry15/08/1914Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn joined the Royal Navy on the 21st November 1913. He was based at HMS Vivid II, then he was transferred to H.M.S. Bullfinch (a tender to HMS Leander). He went missing on the 15th August 1914 after H.M.S. Bullfinch was involved in a collision with a merchant steamer. The accident took place in British waters, and cost four men their lives.
BorlaseStephenDriverRoyal Filed Artillery, 22/105th Battery2683126 Brookhill Road, Bootle08/04/1917Croisilles Railway Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceStephen was hit in the back of the head by shrapnel, death was instantaneous. Before the war had worked as a Steward for Messrs. Holt the Blue Funnel Line.
BorthwickArthur Pollock SymLieutenantMachine Gun Corps, 58th Battalion60 Bank Road, Bootle15/04/191830St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceArthur obtained a commission with the Machine Gun Corps and was serving with them as Second Lieutenant when he died at Rouen, France of wounds received in action. Arthur married Caroline Doodson on the 8th November 1916 at St.Matthew's C.of E. Church, Bootle. He gave his occupation as Sergeant in the Second Canadian Park Regiment.
BostockSamuelEngineerMercantile Marine, RMS Franconia8 Hornby Road, Bootle04/10/191661Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandSamuel was the son of Robert Bostock and husband to Elizabeth, they had five children. He was a member of the crew of the R.M.S. Franconia , which was serving as a troop carrier, when she was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean whilst en route from Alexandria to Marseilles. Samuel was one of twelve lives lost.
BostonSamuelPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion609564 Keats Street, Bootle15/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Samuel was killed in action on the Somme battlefield. He left a widow Esther Margaret Boston
BourneGeorge HenryPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion571347 Norton Street, Bootle10/01/191720Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnlandGeorge was accidentally killed while engaged in night operations. He was one of a company of thirty men who were being instructed in bomb-throwing. The night was pitch dark, and the bomb which he threw caught the top of a sandbank, rebounding and falling at his feet. He was wounded in 18 places and died an hour later.
BowenJohn ArthurPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/10th Battalion10966122 Queens Road, Bootle26/10/191920Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, FranceJohn was the son of John Arthur (senior) and Catherine Bowen and brother to Bob and Will. He was killed in action.
BowlerJames HerbertPrivateGrenadier Guards, 4th Battalion2660587 Knowsley Road, Bootle12/10/191722Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore the war James worked as an assistant greengrocer James enlisted in Seaforth, and was drafted to France and Belgium. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.
BoyceJohn AndrewSergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion265027139 Hornby Road, Bootle20/09/191729Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn served in the Territorial Force for some years prior to the war and volunteered for active service as soon as war broke out. He received a promotion to sergeant in the field. He was wounded in the thigh at the Battle of Festubert in May 1915, once recovered he returned to active duty. John was killed in action on September 20th.
BoyceWilliam GeorgeLance CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion14689 Browne Street, Bootle25/09/191625Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,William's company had been in action and had "won through" successfully and captured a German trench. Whilst they were "digging themselves in" a shell burst overhead, and killed seven men, including William.
BradshawGeorgePrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion139398 Hawthorne Road, Bootle18/05/191523Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was killed in action in the charge made at Festubert by the 7th Kings Liverpool Regiment. Prior to the war, George was a member of the Bankhall Bible Class and a well-known player of the Bankhall football and cricket teams.
Bradshawjohn EdwardSergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 49th Training Reserve Brigade4639105 Thornton Road, Bootle14/07/191766UnknownJohn married his wife, Emily, at West Derby Register Office on the 22nd May 1909. They had two children, Violet and John. John had previously served with the Royal Fusiliers and was working as a ship's inspector prior to the war. He served with the King's Liverpool Regiment before being transferred to the 49th Training Reserve Battalion (with the rank of Colour Sergeant) on the 1st September 1916. He was discharged from the Army at Prees Heath, Shropshire on the 23rd December 1916 having developed a heart condition.
BradyJosephTrimmerRoyal Navy, HMS Champagne90053609/10/191718Plymouth Naval Memorial, England
BraithwaiteJamesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26585420 Stepney Grove, Walton29/07/191734Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, FranceJames had served for two years, when he died of wounds received in action. He had been employed by the Liverpool United Gas Company, based in Bootle. He left behind a widow and three children.
BranneyWilliam HenryAble SeamanRoyal Navy, HMS Pembroke20292340 Beatrice Street, Bootle16/05/191532Bootle Cemetery, EnglandWilliam married Esther Garrett at St. John's C.of E. Church, Bootle on the 15th December 1914. He was serving in the Royal Navy when he died of tuberculosis at Moore Park Hospital, North Shields, Northumberland on the 16th May 1915.
BrebnerAlexander StuartSergeant MajorKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion11 Church Road, Seaforth09/09/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceOn 19th June 1916, Alexander was mentioned in dispatches for good service in the field and devotion to duty. At the time of his death, he was Acting Regimental Sergeant-Major. He was shot through the head, death being instantaneous, and was buried at dawn on the Sunday morning. He left a wife and two children.
BreenJamesBombardierRoyal Garrison Artillery, 284th Siege Battery9817880 Gray Street, Bootle01/06/191734Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames attested on the 11th December 1915 at Bootle and was placed in the Army Reserve. He was mobilised on the 8th June 1916 and was posted to the front on the 23rd March 1917. He was killed in action .
BrennanEdwardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26525546 Garden Lane, Bootle02/08/191720Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEdward enlisted in the army at Bootle and was probably posted to the front after January 1916. A stretcher-bearer, Edward was killed by a shell burst.
BrennanJames FrederickGreaserMercantile Marine, SS Princess Royal30 Tennyson Street, Bootle26/05/191841Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJames was lost at sea when the S.S. Princess Royal was torpedoed and sunk on the 26th May 1918 by U-101 off the coast of Cornwall.
BrennanMichaelTrimmerMercantile Marine, HMHS Llandovery Castle34 Stafford Street, Bootle27/06/191830Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMichael died when serving as a fireman on the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, which was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland on the 27th June 1918. Prior to the war, Michael had been a well-known footballer and it is believed he had played as an international.
Brereton George HenryGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 113th Brigade2509033 Campbell Street, Bootle23/09/191820Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge joined the army in January, 1915, and in that June was drafted to France. He saw much campaigning and was killed by a splinter from a hostile aircraft bomb on September 23rd 1918.
BreslinJohn AustinSeamanMercantile Marine SS Missanabie40 Boswell Street, Bootle09/09/191819Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was employed at Blackledge's, Derby Road Mills. He died when the S.S. Missanabie was torpedoed and sunk off Ireland. He was on the look-out in the aft crows-nest when the ship was struck. The mast carried away John, wearing oilskins and sea-boots, he had no chance of escape in a heavy sea.
BrewerGeorge AshbrookePrivateRoyal Fusiliers13729Orrell Lodge, Orrell Lane, Bootle27/11/191733Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Moeuvres, FranceGeorge worked for the Daily Post and Echo. He enlisted on 10th March 1915 and two months later was in East Africa. He returned to England in October 1916 and by February 1917 was at the front. He was killed by a sniper's bullet.
Brien AndrewGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 324th Siege Battery28474922/03/1918Bac Du Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas De Calais, FranceAndrew was living in Bootle when he enlisted in the Army at Seaforth in 1902. Andrew was killed in action in the Arras area on 22nd March 1918.
BrindleArthur WilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion2656759 Devon Street, Bootle18/04/191720Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Nord, FranceArthur worked as a carter's help (coalman's assistant). He died of wounds received whilst returning across No Man's Land after a successful raid on German trenches.
BriscoeRobertFiremanMercantile Marine SS Drina64 Shelley Street, Bootle01/05/191727Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was killed when the S.S. Drina was sunk by a mine off the coast of Wales on the 1st March 1917.
BroomhallRobertLance CorporalRoyal Welch Fusiliers 1st Battalion9259105 Moore Street, Bootle25/09/191525Loos Memorial, FranceRobert was the son of the late Charles Broomhall and Mrs Maria Maddock and the stepson of James Maddock.
BrownAlbertPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment1124966 Cyprus Road, Bootle09/08/191526Helles Memorial, TurkeyArthur was the nephew of Mrs J Rowlandson of 66 Cyprus Road, Bootle. He married Elizabeth Hall at Chapelizod, Dublin in 1909 . He was killed at Gallipoli.
BrownAndrewPrivateKings Liverpool Regiment, 1st/7th Battalion267907358 Hawthorne Road, Bootle09/04/191836Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, FranceAndrew was born in Bootle in March 1882, the son of William and Ann Brown (nee Burns). Prior to the war Andrew was employed in Bootle gas works. Andrew married Elizabeth Ann Lockley at St.Mary's Church, Kirkdale in 1905; they went on to have three children. He enlisted in the King's Liverpool Regiment and was drafted to the Western Front after January 1916. He was killed during the Battle of Estaires defending the village of Givenchy.
BrownCharles SamuelPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion30298 Burns Street, Bootle05/09/191620Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Charles was born in Kirkdale in 1896; the son of the late David Brown and Grace Newell (nee Williams). He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
BrownHenryPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Battalion1379723/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHenry was born at Liverpool in 1879, the son of John and Mary Brown. His father was born in Germany and was a master cabinet maker. Henry enlisted in the army at Liverpool. His service records have not survived but his medal card records that he was posted to the Western Front on the 31st July 1915. He was killed in action July 1917.
BrownHenry BernardSergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion147199 Antonio Street, Bootle03/09/191624Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Henry was born at 2 Malcolm Grove, Kirkdale, in 1892. He was the son of William Brown and Jane (nee Goodman). he was killed on the battlefields of the Somme
BrownJames RobertSub Lieutenant EngineerMercantile Marine, HMS Laurentic63 Kingfield Road, Orrell25/01/191733Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames worked for the White Star Line, and had previously sailed on The Arabic . When the Laurentic was taken over by the Admiralty, he was given his commission in the Royal Naval Reserve. He was killed when HMS Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland .

BrownThomasPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion304198 Brookhill Road, Bootle16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceThomas enlisted on November 12th 1914, leaving England for France in March 1915. He was killed in the 7th's famous charge at Festubert on 16th May 1915.
BrownWilliamSergeantMachine Gun Corps, 6th Light Armoured Motor Battery800824 Park Grove, Bootle19/06/1918Basra Memorial. IraqWilliam married Mary Hargreaves in 1909, they went on to have had four children. He was the licencee at the Langton Hotel, in Bootle. William enlisted on 8th March 1918 and was promoted to Sergeant after just eight days in uniform. William departed for Mesopotamia (now Iraq) on the 18th April 1918 reaching Basra on the 24th May. He was accidentally drowned whilst bathing from a barge in the River Tigris near Kut.
BrownWilliam AlexanderGunnerRoyal Field Artillery, 41st BrigadeL/1374015 Melling Road, Bootle13/08/191721Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France William was working as a shop assistant at the time of the 1911 census. He enlisted in Liverpool, his medal card records stating that he was posted to the front on the 28th November 1915. He died of wounds on the 13th August 1917.
BrownlieLeonard CharlesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion1605024 Cambridge Road, Bootle14/01/191625Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceLeonard enlisted in the Liverpool Pals at Liverpool and was posted overseas with his battalion on the 7th November 1915. He was killed in an accident, alongside two comrades, whilst in action in France on January 14th 1916. A bomb exploded whilst being prepared for discharge at the enemy.
BryceArchibaldChief EngineerMercantile Marine. RMS Lusitania5 College Road, Crosby07/05/191554Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandArchibald was the chief engineer of the R.M.S. Lusitania. He joined the Cunard service in 1884, as a junior engineer on S. S. Cephalonia and served on a large number of the steamers of the fleet. In January 1913, he was transferred to the Lusitania as senior second, and July 1914 was promoted to chief engineer. Later he became chief engineer of the Aquitania , but returned to the Lusitania . The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat on 7th May 1915 and Archibald's body was recovered from the water some days later off the West coast of Ireland.
BuckSidneySergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion277621 Antonio Street Bootle08/08/191630Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceSidney was a postman in civilian life and was one of ten children. Both his mother and father passed away while he was serving at the front. He was killed in action at Guillemont. His eldest brother died a year later.
BuckleyJohn HPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion517420 Spring Grove, Bootle22/08/1916Oisemont Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn was born at Kirkdale in 1879, the son of David Buckley and Jane (nee Leighton). He joined the 7th Btn Kings Liverpool Regiment and was killed in the Somme area.
BullenJosephPrivateWelsh Regiment, 2nd Battalion6533311 Brookhill Road, Bootle30/06/1918Pernes British Cemetery. Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was the son of Joseph and Ellen Bullen of Bootle. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the army, spending 10 months training, before be drafted to France. Joseph was caught in a gas attack on the 18th June, and he died in hospital 12 days later.
BulsAugust Henry PrivateAustralian Imperial Force, 4th Battalion245411/04/191730Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war August Henry was employed as a marine fireman. He enlisted in the Australian Forces at Melbourne as Henry Buls on the 2nd September 1915. His father was from Hamburg, Germany and his mother was born in Scotland. He was declared missing in April 1917 and was presumed to have died on or about that date.
BurkeMichael Joseph CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion172728 Hornby Road, Bootle18/10/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Before the war Michael resided with his brother Patrick at 8, Hornby Road, Bootle and was employed by the Cunard Steamship Company. He enlisted in the Kings Liverpool Regiment at the outbreak of war and was killed in action on the Somme.
BurnettAlexanderPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion4264314/04/191737Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceAlexander was the son of Peter William Burnett and Christina Isabella Philipson of 44 Somerset Road, Bootle. He attended St John's CofE School and prior to enlistment in the army he worked for the Post Office. Alexander died in the Etaples area of France.
BurnsMichael PrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion3032358 Seaforth Street, Bootle16/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Michael was killed in action in the early stages of the Battle of the Somme on 16th July 1916.
BurnsWilliam James EdwardPrivateMachine Gun Corps, 143rd Company8569521 Brookhill Road, Bootle14/08/191728Hospital Farm Hospital, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam married Alice Cheetham, of Burscough, on the 26th November 1906 and they went on to have a daughter and two sons. William fought in the 3rd Battle of Ypres in 1917 and was either killed in action or died of injuries sustained.
BurrowsAlfredPrivateKing's Royal Rifles, 2nd Battalion455917/09/1914La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, FranceAlfred Burrows, who served in the Boer war, was married with one child. His loss was deeply felt by his work colleagues at the C. P. R., Sandon Dock. Alfred was killed during the Battle of the Marne on 17th September 1914.
BurslemHarryPrivateGrenadier Guards, 4th Battalion184411 Brewster Street, Bootle11/08/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore joining the army in November, 1914, Harry worked for the Cunard Company. He went to France in August, 1915, and was wounded at the Battle of Loos on Sept. 25th. Exactly a year later he was posted missing on the battlefields of the Somme
BurtonJohn HenrySergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th BattalionSS/109531262 Derby Road, Bootle11/08/191626Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FrancePrior to the war worked as a gardener in Derby Park. He enlisted with the Kings Liverpool Regiment and became a medical officer's orderly. John was killed whilst bandaging a wounded comrade on the battlefield at Mametz, on 11th August 1916. He was posthumously awarded the Military Medal.
BushellRobert William1st Class StewartRoyal Navy, HMS ExeSS/R/371724 Burns Street, Bootle02/04/191822Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandRobert joined the Royal Navy c1909, and was promoted to Chief Stoker. He died on the 2nd April 1918 as the result of injuries sustained when his ship H.M.S. Exe was damaged by a mine off the east coast of England on the 27th March 1918. His cause of death was acute congestion of the lungs due to inhaling irritating vapor. Robert was given a funeral with full naval honours .
BushellThomas Charles1st Class StokerRoyal Navy, H.M.S. “ Defence.”120024 Burns Street, Bootle31/05/1916Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas was born in Liverpool and was educated at Gray Street and Salisbury Road Schools, and then worked on the Cheshire Lines before joining the Royal Navy. He was killed at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916.
ByrneJohnLance CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion9129Bala Street, Bootle17/05/1915Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn Byrne was born on the 17th November 1891, the son of James Byrne and Margaret (nee Murray). He was fatally shot whilst serving with the 7th Kings at the Battle of Festubert, and died later of his wounds.
ByrneRichardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion912939 Clifford Street, Boolte22/12/191433Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandRichard served with the King's Liverpool Regiment. He died at 39 Clifford Street Bootle and was buried in a public grave at Ford R.C. Cemetery on the 28th December 1914. Richard is commemorated on a Screen Wall near the entrance gates.
Cadwallader JamesPrivateDevonshire Regiment, 16th Battalion67815106 Bank Road, Bootle18/09/1918Emilie Valley Cemetery, Somme, FranceJames served with the Devonshire Regiment in Egypt and then transferred with his unit to France. He was killed in action on 18th September 1918.
CainBenjamin JohnPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion312941 Sandon House,Merton Road, Bootle 16/05/191534Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceBenjamin was the son of Alderman Benjamin Cain J.P. He was also a keen cricketer for Bootle Cricket Club. Benjamin enlisted in the 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle on the 14th November 1914. He was drafted to France from Southampton with his battalion on the 7th March 1915 and was killed in action at Festubert.
CainHarold JosephPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion35802541 Sandon House, Merton Road, Bootle 09/04/191833Loos Memorial, FranceHarold was the son of Alderman Benjamin Cain J.P. He was a prominent member of the Bootle Cricket Club. Joseph enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish in May, 1916, and after training at Blackpool and Oswestry was drafted to France in September. He returned to England invalided the following Christmas, and for some time was in a military hospital in Scotland. After returning to the front he was fatally wounded in action in France 18 months later.
CainJohn StirlingPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 2/6th Battalion241561160 Stanley Road, Bootle 09/04/192030Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJohn joined the 6th King's Liverpool Regiment in June 1915. In February1917 he was drafted overseas and took part in much heavy fighting, being badly wounded on September 1st, 1918. So serious was his condition that he spent the remainder of his life in hospital.
CampbellFinlayPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion3174124 Gloucester Road, Bootle20/09/191520Chocoques Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceFinlay enlisted on the 19th November 1914 at Bootle aged 19 years, he was a joiner's apprentice. He was wounded in France on September 19th; his 20th birthday. Finlay died a few hours later.
CampbellJohnCorporalSeaforth Highlanders, 2nd BattalionS/6330Not given14/10/1916Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceJohn enlisted in the army at Fort George, Inverness, Scotland. His medal card records that he was posted to the Western Front on the 13th May 1915 and was killed in action in France on 14th October 14th 1916.
CampbellJohn DouglasSergeantCanadian Division, 14th Battalion, 3rd Brigade Quebec Regiment 25934174 Bedford Road, Bootle 03/06/191624Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn Douglas was the husband of Mrs Thomasina Campbell and was killed in Action at the Battle of Mont Sorrel.
CampbellWilliamSergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion179720 Middlesex Road, Bootle 16/05/191527Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was the son of Robert Campbell and Mary Campbell and the husband of Dinah Campbell, he was killed in action at Festubert on the 16th May 1915.
CampbellWilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion150393 Chesnut Grove, Bootle 25/10/191628St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceWilliam was the husband of Daisy Gertrude Campbell and was working as a steward on the White Star Lines, prior to the outbreak of war. He died of his wounds in hospital at Rouen
CampbellAlexander RennieEngineerRoyal Navy, HMS OsmaniahM/2589335 Queens Road Bootle31/12/1917Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandAlexander joined the Royal Navy in 1916. He was killed aboard the fleet messenger HMS Osmanieh when it was mined and sunk off the Egyptian coast on the 31st December 1917. 198 souls were lost.
CampionThomasPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 15th Battalion37054246 Derby Road Bootle28/03/191839Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceBorn in 1879, Thomas was the eldest son of James Campion and Mary (nee Molloy). He had previously worked as a ship's boiler scaler and was living with widowed mother.
CarneyDanielPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/8th [Irish] Battalion15195 Sussex Street, Bootle12/08/191622Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceDaniel was the son of John Carney and Catherine Carney and was killed in action in France.
CarranSamuel ThornleyAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division, [RN] HAWKE BattalionMersey Z/10416 Ursula Street02/04/191821Le Chateau Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceSamuel was the son of (the late) John and Jane Carran. Prior to the war Samuel was a clerk and was living in Bootle, when he joined the Royal Naval Division on the 11th September 1914. He served overseas with the Nelson Battalion from the 2nd November until the 26th February 1916 when he was granted leave to the UK. He re-joined the Nelson Battalion as part of the British Expeditionary Force on the 6th June 1916. He was treated for Bronchitis on the 20th January 1918 and on recovery joined 7th Entrenching Battalion on the 22nd February 1918. He was posted to the Hawke Battalion on the 14th March 1918. He went missing on the 27th March 1918 and his naval records state that he died of wounds (Shot wound Brain) whilst a prisoner of war in hospital at Le Cateau.
CarrollRichard DanielBombardierRoyal Field Artillery, C/79th Brigade16016424 Croxteth Road, Bootle L20 5EA24/10/191726Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceRichard was the only son of Richard and Elizabeth Carroll and husband to Norah Carroll. He died from his wounds in France .
CarruthersSidney AlbertPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion3130254 Hawthorne Road, Bootle16/06/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumSidney was part of the original contingent of the 10th (Scottish) Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment who were posted to the Western Front on the 1st November 1914. Sidney was killed in the charge at Hooge, Belgium.
CarruthersGeorge HunterPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion65537 Talbot Street, Bootle.18/02/192135St. Mary's Churchyard, Bootle, EnglandGeorge was the youngest son of John William Carruthers and Agnes (nee Scott). George married Elizabeth Proffitt and they had three children. He served at home until the 16th July 1916, when he was posted to the Western Front with the 7th Battalion. He was badly wounded on The Somme in 1916 and after treatment he was assigned to permanent base duties at Dieppe. George returned home on the 5th February 1919 and was de-mobilised in March. On the 1st June 1920 he re-joined the Liverpool Territorials. He died in Bootle.
CaseyNicholasPrivateRoyal Marines Light Infantry, [RN] HMS LionPO/1632655 Bala Street, Bootle31/05/191620Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandNicholas had served in the Navy since he was sixteen, and had gained three certificates for gunnery. He was killed at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916.
CassidyEdwardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion235466 Marsh Lane, Bootle16/05/191530Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was born at Kirkdale in 1885. He enlisted with the Kings and was killed on the day of the initial charge at Festubert on 16th May 1915.
CavesFrederickCorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion26741529 Virginia Street, Bootle11/09/191821Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceSoon after war broke out Frederick tried to enlist but he was not accepted. He was later able to join The Kings under Lord Derby's scheme and was in service between two and three years, serving in France for eighteen months, when he was killed. A shell hit the "bivvy" in which Frederick and three others were sleeping and he was killed immediately.
CawseyGeorge HenryCorporalRoyal Field Artillery, 91st Brigade7017716 Howe Street, Bootle16/10/191727Dozinghem Nilitary Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge enlisted at the outbreak of war. He died of wounds sustained on Oct. 16th 1917, having been back on duty only two weeks after returning from leave.
CheaterEdgarPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion6478715 Carolina Street, Bootle21/08/191828Warry Copse Cemetery, Courelles le Comte, Pas De Calais, FranceEdgar was the son of Robert and Margaret Cheater of Seaforth. He enlisted in the Kings in 1917 and was killed in action south of Arras.
ChambersSamuelPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 2/5th Battalion24250371 Elizabeth Road, Orrell09/10/191720Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumSamuel was the son of Robert and Matilda Chambers. He died on the battlefields of Ypres.
Charters JamesSignallerAustralian Imperial Force, 24th Battalion5313Melbourne, Australia.09/04/191838Warloy Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceJames enlisted 1st April 1916 in the Australian 14 RCFTS, 24th Battalion. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
ChathamJamesFiremanMercantile Marine. H.M.S. Laurentic11 Chapel Street, Bootle25/01/1917Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames, a fireman, was missing, presumed drowned when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland
ChegwinJames ArthurPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26712748 Grove Street Bootle16/07/191625Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,James enlisted in the Kings and was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
Cheshirejohn WilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion11281517 Campbell Street, Bootle09/11/191832Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJohn enlisted in the Kings at Seaforth and died at Bodelwyddon Military Hospital.
ChewRobertFiremanMercantile Marine. HMS Ivernia55 Kirk Street, Bootle01/01/191725Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was killed on the 1st January 1917, the day before his second wedding anniversary, when S.S. Ivernia was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Greece by German submarine UB-47. Ivenia was transporting 2,400 British troops from Marseilles to Alexandria, Egypt.
ChristianJacob William BevanMess BoyMercantile Marine. SS Palmella48 Hawthorn Road, Bootle.22/08/1918Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandBorn in Liverpool, Jacob was the son of Margaret Christian (nee Davies). He was killed on the 22nd August 1918 when the S.S. Palmella was torpedoed off the coast of Anglesey.
ClagueDouglasPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion56974171 Bedford Road, Bootle.26/07/1918St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol Sur Ternoise, FranceDouglas died at the 12th Stationary hospital, which was based in Rouen
ClarkGeorge HeeneyActing Chief StewartMercantile Marine, HMS Bombala86406060 Queens Road, Bootle03/05/1918HollyBrook Memorial, Southampton, EnglandGeorge served as Chief Steward on H.M.S. Bombala , which was sunk after a long gun-battle with two enemy submarines off Mauretania. Alongside crew-mates, he escaped in one of the ship's life-boats, but expired before getting to land. The naval war graves roll states that he was "Buried on Beach on Coast of Mauretania".
ClarkeJohn JamesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion3735922 Browne Street, Bootle01/12/191725Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, FranceJohn enlisted in the Kings and was killed in action in France on December 1917
ClaytonJohn LloydSapper Royal Engineers, 51st Lancashire4347016 Garden Lane, Bootle18/01/191834Bootle Cemetery, England John ,died in the UK (possibly at home) of pneumonia, following a few days' illness. His death came as a great shock to his family and friends. He was given a full military funeral, with three rifle volleys fired over the grave.
CleetonCharlesPrivateRoyal Lancaster Regiment, 8th Battalion3052727 Well Lane, Bootle27/09/1917St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceAfter a career at sea, Charles enlisted in the Royal Lancaster Regiment and was killed in action, serving with the Middlesex Regiment in France.
CleggThomasPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion324927 Carolina Street, Bootle28/06/191618Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceThomas Clegg, who enlisted in the Kings at the outbreak of war, was reported missing when he took part in a raid (in a section of ten men), on a German trench.
ClucasThomas WilliamPrivateBorder Regiment, 11th Battalion2802224 Nevada Street, Bootle03/02/191736Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceBefore the war Thomas was working as a plasterer at the Royal Liver Buildings which was then under construction. He was married to Mary Kate Clucas. Thomas enlisted in the army at Bootle, and was posted abroad after January 1916. He had transferred to the Border Regiment by the time he died of wounds in France.
CochraneJamesPrivateCanadian Engineers, 2nd Battalion50337024 Riddock Road, Litherland02/06/191638Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames was the son of George and Mary Cochrane (Thomas), he married Catherine Walsh and they had three children, one girl and twin boys.
CockayneAlfred HawleyPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers, 1/10th Battalion66209107 Sidney Road, Bootle26/09/191734Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlfred enlisted in the army at Liverpool. He formerly served with Machine Gun Corps (service no 69693) but was killed in action with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers on the 26th September 1917.
CockayneGeorge HenryPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion630719 Oriel Road, Bootle16/08/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,George enlisted on 16 Feb. 1916 and served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. He was shot in the head and fell almost immediately after he went over the top (of the trench parapet).
ColeWilliam JohnPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion3856910 Surrey Street, Bootle02/06/191831Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Cole. He was buried in cemetery used by field ambulances, so it is presumed that he died of wounds received in action, near Arras.
ColemanEdward Edmond LaurancePrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion266295129 Peel Road, Bootle28/06/191620Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceEdward was at first reported missing, then officially reported killed in action. He was only son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Coleman. He enlisted with the K.L.R. in February, 1915 and had been eleven months in France, when he was first reported missing. Before the war he was an apprentice with Messrs. Grayson.
CollierJohn ThomasPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers, 1st Battalion5377362 Wordsworth Street, Bootle10/10/191721Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action in France on the 10th day of October, 1917. He has no known grave.
CollinsJoseph PatrickPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion391522/09/191622Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceJoseph was the son of Thomas and Margaret Collins. He died of wounds at the No. 6 General Hospital, in Rouen. His sister Margaret received his effects.
ConnahRichardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion4174315 Spring Grove, Bootle29/03/1917St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceRichard was serving with the Kings Liverpool Regiment I France. He was instantaneously killed by shell-fire on March 29th 1917.
ConnorJamesDrummerKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion61562 Wordsworth Street, Bootle16/05/1915Pont Du Hem Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceDrummer Connor of the 7th King's Liverpool Regiment, was reported wounded and missing in the famous charge at Festubert on the 16th May 1915. It was later confirmed that he had been killed in action.
ConnorRichardCorporalLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion3444133 Norton Street, Bootle08/08/191731Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRichard joined up in the early part of 1915 and went to France in January, 1916. He fell in action on August 8th 1917, being killed instantly.
ConnorTimothyLeading SeamanMercantile Marine, SS EvangelD/186826 Howe Street, Bootle25/03/191742Milford haven Cemetery, WalesTimothy was killed when H.M. Trawler Evangel was sunk by a mine. His body was recovered and he is buried at Milford Haven Cemetery
Coogan JohnPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 3/7th Battalion419030 Seaforth Street, Bootle07/09/191632Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, FranceJohn enlisted at the outbreak of war and had been in France for a considerable time when he was killed in action on September 7th 1916.Crosby Library C 940.3 BOO p.12
CooganJohnTrimmerMercantile Marine, SS Sagamore36 Beattie Street, Bootle03/03/191732Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was born at Bootle c 1882; the son of Patrick Coogan and Rose Ann (nee McDonald). In 1909 John married Ellen Leigh, they went on to have two children. He died when the S.S, Sagamore was torpedoed by German submarine,U49, with the loss of 52 crew .
CookJohn HenryCorporalKings Liverpool Regiment and Royal West Kent Regiment, 10th BattalionG/19751478 Stanley Road, Bootle29/09/191821Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn initially enlisted in one of the "Pals" battalions in 1915, and served in Italy and then France. He was killed in action serving with the West Kents.
CookStanleyPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion26177Markfield Road, Bootle30/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Stanley enlisted with one of the "Pal" battalions and was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
CooksonHarryLance CorporalSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion10237St John's Road, Bootle27/05/191519Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceHarry was the son of the late William and Mary Cookson of Kirkham, Lancashire. He died serving in France . He buried in a cemetery about 14.5 kms south of Ypres.
CooperGeorge ErnestAssistant CookMercantile Marine, SS Castilian58 Southey Street, Bootle18/04/191717Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandGeorge was lost when the S.S. Castilian was torpedoed by enemy submarine U-61, north west of Tory Island, County Donegal, en route from Liverpool to Genoa. 10 men were killed in the attack.
CorcoranJamesLance CorporalKing's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion2266942 Percy Street, Bootle27/07/1915Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames went out to France with the Durham Light Infantry in March 1915, and was subsequently transferred to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He was killed in action fighting with this unit. The Germans exploded a mine and opened shellfire on their trenches. Sergeant Corcoran was wounded, and died of his injuries later.
CorkhillGeorge GordonPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion118111 Tennyson Street, Bootle16/05/1915Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was a pre-War Territorial. He enlisted on the 24th April 1911, aged 17. He was killed at Festubert on the day of the initial charge of the 7th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment.
CorkhillThomas StephenSergeantRoyal Field Artillery, B/277th Brigade68575644 Antonio Street, Bootle05/04/1918Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers Bretonneux, FranceThomas was killed by a high explosive shell while endeavouring to help his men and horses out of a tight corner on 5th April 1918. He had been awarded the Military Medal (the previous year) for bravery.Military Medal
CornthwaiteJoseph Harold StewardMercantile Marine, SS Sagamore61 Southey Street, Bootle03/03/191719Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJoseph was born in 1898 in Liverpool; the son of Joseph Cornthwaite and Frances (nee Williams) He died when the S.S. Sagamore, was sunk by a German submarine U49, with the loss of 52 crew.
CottierThomas LawsonGunnerMachine Gun Corps, E Battalion786089 Suffolk Street, Bootle03/02/191724Bootle Cemetery, EnglandThomas was born at Bootle in 1892, the son of William Cottier and Mary Murphy. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool serving first with the Cameron Highlanders. It appears that he didn’t serve overseas. He died at Wareham, Dorset in 1917 and his remains were returned to Bootle for burial.
CottrellWilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion2591739 Prior Street, Bootle21/07/191723Klein Vierstraat British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was instantaneously killed in the early morning of July 21st, whilst at work with a pioneer company. He had spent three years in France with his unit.
CousinsHarold PeningtonPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion394638 Essex Street, Bootle16/08/191728Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarold was killed in action in France on August 16th 1917.
CousinsJohn FrederickPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion455950 Stafford Street, Bootle08/08/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John was the son of John Frederick Caunt Cousins, a hairdresser, and Mary Ellen (Penington). He was killed in action in France.
CoventryWilliam LeonardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion26755722 Norton Street, Bootle21/04/191723Hazebrouck Communal Cemetrery, Nord, FranceWilliam enlisted in January 1916. He died from wounds received in action, while out with a working party.
CoverdaleEarlPrivateEast Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion5165623 Virginia Street, Bootle.10/09/1918Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceEarl was born at Bootle in 1895; the son of Henry Coverdale and Ellen (nee Powell). Aged 15, Earl worked as a printer’s boy, before enlisted in the army in Manchester. He was killed in action in France. His brother, Thomas was killed in action in France 2 years before.
CowellFrederick AllenGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery, 255th Siege Battery11436921 Knowsley Road, Bootle29/08/191841St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceFrederick was the husband of Mary Agnes Cowel. He died in France on 29th August 1918.
CrabbDouglasLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion395273 Hertford Road, Bootle16/07/1916Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceDouglas enlisted on the 6th November 1914 aged 22. He was killed during heavy gun fire while holding an important position.
CrafterRichard Andrew LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve, H.M. Drifter “ Clover Bank”Pembroke Road, Bootle15/02/191831Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandRichard died when the 'Clover Bank’ was overwhelmed and sank following a German destroyer raid. Part of the Dover Patrol, the Clover Bank sinking was the last German destroyer raid in the Dover Straits during WW1. She sank within minutes, with all hands.D.S.C.
CraggWilliamAble SeamanRoyal Navy, HMS VivienJ/46416 PO125 Bedford Road, Bootle29/06/191821Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, Scotland, Orkney, ScotlandWilliam was one of three men who were accidentally killed on the 29th June 1918 when a depth charge accidentally exploded aboard H.M.S. Vivien. They were all buried at Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Isle of Hoy, Orkneys.
CraigJohnSergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion355205170 Gloucester Road, Bootle28/07/1917Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn failed to return from a raid made by his company on the German trenches on the afternoon of 29th June. He was wounded in the leg, and not able to get back by himself. John was stranded in 'No Man's Land,' till dusk, when a party went out to search for him. (He would have been brought in earlier, but rescuers were pinned down by snipers). The search party couldn’t locate his body, despite searching for two nights.
CraigThomasYeoman of SignalsRoyal Navy, HMS Indefatigable22243422 Washington Street, Bootle31/05/191629Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when HMS Indefatigable was sunk.
CrawfordRobertPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion35716/05/191528Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceRobert had served with the regiment for 23 years, from his boyhood, joining as a bugler. He held a long service medal with good conduct badges. Robert was killed in the famous charge at Festubert .
CritchleyDavid1st Cl StewartMercantile Marine, RMS Lusitania63 Linacre Lane, Bootle07/05/191530Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandDavid was a 1st Bed Steward on RMS Lusitania , and was lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by the U-20 of Ireland.
CrockettGeorgeDriverArmy Service Corps, 125th H T CoyT2/13784102 Brasenose Road, Bootle21/03/191825Nine Elms British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge died of wounds received, on 21st March, 1918. He had only been serving in France for a month prior to his death.
CrockettJamesPrivateRoyal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion7388102 Brasenose Road, Bootle27/09/1918Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was the son of Mrs Ellen Crockett, he was killed in action.
CroneAndrewCorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion267711 Ibstock Road, Bootle09/08/191620Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, FranceAndrew enlisted at Liverpool on 21st April 1913 aged 17 years 3 month, he was 5ft 11 inches. Andrew was killed in action on the 9th August 1916. His mother Isabella signed for his belongings which entailed; 1 Bible, 1 pack of cards and photos, 1 pipe in case, 2 razors and 1 Balmoral cap with badge attached.
CropperEdwardRiflemanKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion306710 August Street, Bootle15/01/1916Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandEdward was the son of Edward and Mary Cropper (nee Nolan). His service records show he enlisted on 5th November 1914 at Liverpool, aged 19 years 11 months. Edward was 5ft 8 inches. He died at Norwich Hospital; the cause of death was an acute intestine obstruction following an operation at Norwich Hospital.
CrosbieJohnPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion1225938 Berry Street, Bootle01/09/191826H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein, Pas de Calais, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn enlisted in the army at Seaforth and was posted to the Western Front on the 19th May 1915. He was killed in action. He had served four years in France, and had previously been wounded three times.
CrozierJamesSapperRoyal Engineers, 251st Company1485735 Rimrose Road, Bootle02/07/1916Loos Memorial, FranceJames was killed on the battlefield near Loos.
CruisePeter1st Cl StokerRoyal Navy, HMS AboukirSS/11153332 Southey Street, Bootle22/09/1914Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandPeter was born on the 18th May 1891; the son of John Cruise and Mary Ellen (nee Fagan). Peter died when the H.M.S. Aboukir, H.M.S. Hogue and H.M.S. Cressy were ambushed and sunk by U-Boats in the North Sea, with the loss 1,450 sailors.
CullenJamesGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery, 216th Siege Battery1067371 Seaforth Street, Bootle27/05/1918St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceJames was the husband of Rose Cullen (nee Dowd) and lost his life on 27th May 1918. He is buried at St Sever Cemetery, which was mainly used by the nearby hospitals. it is possibly James had been wounded and died whilst under care at one of those establishments.
CullenThomasPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion316439 Tennyson Street, Bootle08/10/191622La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceThomas died of wounds received in action in France. He was the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cullen and former scholar of St.James' School Bootle. Thomas was apprenticed to Mr. Thomas McHugh, of Merton Road, as a painter. He enlisted in November 1914, and was drafted to France on August 4 1915.
CullingtonFrederick TheodoreSignallerRoyal Navy, HMS HampshireMersey 7/23747 Bedford Road, Bootle05/06/191620Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandFrederick was the son of Martin and Mary Ann Cullington. He was killed when H.M.S. Hampshire sank after striking a mine laid by a German submarine off the Orkney Islands. H.M.S Hampsire was sailing to Russia escorting the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener. Only 12 hands survied the sinking.


CumiskeyJohnStokerMercantile Marine, HMHS Llandovery Castle23 Matthew Street, Bootle27/06/191827Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the son of Thomas and Catherine Cumiskey. He was killed when the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland.



Cumiskey ThomasPrivateRoyal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion224337 Molyneux Street, Bootle23/10/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Thomas was born at Bootle in 1882, the son of James Cumiskey and Julia (nee Dunnery). He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields
CumingsAbraham DeaconPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion2493188 Keats Street, Bootle03/09/191833Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, FranceAbraham was given an award and mention in Despatches for Gallant Conduct and Devotion to Duty in the field on the 27-28th June 1918, he received a certificate and congratulations from the Brigadier-General. Abraham died from his wounds two months later. he left a widow Lydia.
CunliffeThomas GrahamLance CorporalRoyal London Fusiliers, 20th Battalion4736920 Langdale Street, Bootle20/05/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceThomas was the son of Christopher and Ellen Cunliffe. He enlisted in London and joined the Royal London Fusiliers. He was reported wounded and missing on May 20th 1917, this was later changed to 'killed in action' on that date.
Cunningham EdwardGreaserMercantile Marine, SS Moreni40 Olivia Street, Bootle12/06/1917Presumed drowned in the seaEdward was killed on the 12th June 1917 whilst serving as an oiler (greaser) aboard the U.S.S. Moren, a tanker with the Standard Oil Company.
CurphyThomas EdwardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion3734823 Alt Road, Bootle17/01/1917Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers La Boisselle, FranceThomas had only been in France two months when he was killed in action. Before the war he was a baker by trade, and was employed by Mr. Kelly of Linacre Road. Thomas left a widow and one child.
CurrieJohnBandsmanKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion17198 Cornwall Street, Bootle05/05/191721Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJohn enlisted at Bootle on the 13th May 1913, and became a bandsman in the 7th Battalion KLR. He was mobilised with his unit on the 5th August 1914 and posted to France on the 7th March 1915. He was wounded in the knee on the 26th June 1915 and whilst in hospital at Rouen, France he developed a serious stomach complaint which eventually led to his return to the UK on the 9th October 1915. He remained in hospital in Scotland before he was declared medically unfit for service and discharged on the 31st July 1916. He was issued with a silver war badge which he could wear to indicate he was a discharged soldier.
CurrieSamuelAssistant StewardMercantile Marine, SS Athenia112 Canal Street, Bootle16/08/191717Presumed drowned in the seaSamuel was engaged as an assistant steward aboard H.M.H.S. Letitia when she ran aground due to pilot error at Portuguese Cove, Halifax Harbour, Canada on the 1st August 1917. He was killed on the return voyage across the Atlantic whilst a passenger aboard S.S. Athenia . The Athenia was sailing form Montreal to Glasgow when she was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of fifteen lives, seven miles north of County Donegal, Ireland.
CurrieWilliam JohnChief StewardRoyal Navy, HMS Wyncote92633052 Tennyson Street, Bootle20/04/191853Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was born in London in 1866, the son of John and Mary Ann Curry, of London. He married Edith Price in 1893 at West Ham, Essex. They went on to have two children but only one survived childhood. William died from Ptomaine (acute food) poisoning. whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Wyncot and was buried at sea
CutlerGeorgePrivateRoyal Fusiliers, 32nd Battalion6677950 Regent Road, Bootle07/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge was the husband of Gertrude Cutler. Before the war he worked for Messrs. Cain and Sons, being manager of the Castle Hotel, Regent-road, Bootle. He was killed in action.

Bootle’s Fallen D-F

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last known addressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
Daley alias FisherJohn AndrewSergeantAustralian Imperial Force, 24th Battalion3935Lived in Australia, father lived at 1 Edith Road, Orrell16/06/1918Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn enlisted in the Australian Army in Melbourne on the 15th November 1915. He embarked for Europe, reaching France on the 17th March 1916 and joined the 24th Battalion, Australian Infantry on the 3rd August. After suffering health issues was transferred to the 6th Training Battalion in England on the 17th July 1917. John proceeded to the front once again at the beginning of October 1917. He suffered gunshot wounds to the back on the 14th June 1918 and he died as a result.

DalyThomas JosephPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion1161412 Camden Street, Bootle27/03/191619Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was the son of Thomas and Letitia Daly. He enlisted in the 13th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and was killed in action.
DavenportJamesRiflemanKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion285372 Regent Road, Bootle17/05/191520Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.James was the son of Sgt-Major "Jim" Davenport. He enlisted in September 1914 and after five months' training he left for the front on February 21st 1915. He had his baptism of fire on the 25th, when he was ordered to the trenches with the rest of the company. He was continually in action from that day until the memorable charge of the King's on 17th May 1915, when he was killed in action.
DavidsonJamesPrivateScots Guards, 1st Battalion1055025/01/191543Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames as the brother of John Davidson of 356 Springburn Road, Glasgow. He died 25th January 1915, but has no known grave.
DaviesArthurPrivateCheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion15/2334504/11/1916Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, FranceArthur was the son of William Davies. He was born at Bootle and enlisted in the army in Beington, Cheshire. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He died of wounds in France.
DaviesCharles Augustus Roper PrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion5858672 Chesnut Grove, Bootle03/05/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceCharles was born at Neston, Cheshire in 1893, the son of Jonathan and Mary Elizabeth Davies. He enlisted in the 13th Kings and was killed in action on the battlefields of Arras.
DaviesDavid Evan RiflemanKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion38005220/03/192125Bootle Cemetery, EnglandDavid was born at Kirkdale in 1896; the son of Joseph Davies and Sarah (nee Evans).His medal card shows that he enlisted on the 3rd November 1915 and was discharged from the army on the 20th September 1918 as the result of wounds sustained in action. He was issued with a Silver War Badge which he could wear to show he was an ex-serviceman.
DaviesEdwardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion358931Not found29/06/1917Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Nord, FranceEdward enlisted in the 10th Battalion KLR (Liverpool Scottish) at Seaforth in October 1916. He was one of thirty-five men of the 2/10th who were killed during a daylight raid on German trenches known as 'Dicky's Dash ' .
DaviesEdward StandishPrivateNorthumberland Fusiliers, 24th Battalion24/15692 Bianca Street, Bootle01/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Edward was born at Walton in 1892, the son of Thomas Davies and Jane Ellen (nee Audley). He served with the Northumberalnd Fusiliers and was posted missing on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
DaviesFrederick Lance CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion2664715 Holywell Street, Bootle21/06/191826Houchin British Cemetery, Houchin, FranceFrederick was the son of John and Ellen Davies, he was killed in action during the German advance around Houchin, which lasted from March to September 1918
DaviesHarryChief EngineerMercantile Marine, SS Voges57 Gonville Road, Bootle27/03/191532Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandHarry was the son of William and Ellen Davies; husband of May Davies (nee Downes) of. He was the only crewman killed when S.S. Vosges, was sunk by gunfire by the German submarine U-28 (Georg-Günther von Forstner), 38 miles off Trevose Head.
DaviesHenry Medlen1st Class Petty OfficerMercantile Marine, HMS Ramsey1218526 Chesnut Grove, Bootle08/08/1915Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandHenry was a first-class petty officer on the British patrol vessel Ramsey , which was sunk in the North Sea by a German armed steamer on 8th August 1915.
DaviesJ CorporalRoyal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st BattalionNot foundNot known
DaviesJohn CorporalKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion1440617 Benedict Street, Bootle14/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Jack was killed in an engagement which took place in the Somme district. He was killed in a captured German trench by a shell bursting in another trench nearby. There appeared to be no wounds about his body - it was the shock of the explosion that caused his death. Cpl Davies was taken out of the trench and was buried, with a cross over his grave.
DaviesJohnPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion365699 College View, Bootle27/08/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John enlisted in the army at Liverpool on the 4th November 1915 and joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Wrexham on the 10th November. He was posted overseas on the 14th March 1916 and was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
DaviesJohn PrivateRoyal Army Service CorpsS4/140210119 Chestnut Grove, Bootle07/06/191623Basra War Cemetery, IraqJohn was the son of Walter and Selina Davies (Nee Griffiths). Before the war he worked as a Butcher’s shop assistant. He died at the 32nd General hospital in Basra, his effects went to his mother Selina.
DaviesJohn JosephPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion2664763 Devon Street, Bootle17/08/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,John was the son of William and Margaret Davies. He died on the Somme Battlefields.
DaviesJosephPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 18th BattalionS4/14021044, Oxford Road, Liscard, Cheshire07/06/191623Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJoseph was born at Bootle on the 2nd June 1892. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals (18th Battalion KLR) and was killed in action on July 31st 1917, on the first day of the Passchendaele (3rd Battle of Ypres) offensive.
DaviesSamuel PrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Battalion837222/12/1914Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumSamuel was born at Liverpool, and enlisted in the army at Preston. He was posted to the Western Front on the 29th November 1914 and was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
DaviesSamuel PrivateArmy Cyclist Corps, 8th Battalion37351253 Hawthorne Road, Bootle20/05/1917Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceSamuel was killed on 20th May 1917 in the Festubert/Givenchy area.
DavysRobert HepburnApprenticeMercantile Marine, SS Felltrim05/05/191716Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of Harry and Grace Cranston Davys. He was lost when the S.S. Feltria was torpedoed by German submarine uc-48 (Oberleutnant zur See Kurt Ramien) when 8 miles off Minehead, Waterford, Ireland with loss of 45 lives, including her captain.
DaweHughPrivateLancashire Fusiliers, 7th Battalion6367916 Seaforth Street, Bootle.04/09/1918Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceHugh was born at Bootle in 1884. He was the son of John Dawe and Ellen (nee Ferrigan). He was killed in action in France on the 4th September 1918. His brother Vincent, served as a merchant seaman and died at Sierra Leone in October 1918.
DawsonJohnPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion48172475 Hawthorne Road, Bootle03/05/191724Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn was born at Huddersfield in 1893. He enlisted at Bootle, having lived there for a number of years. He was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 on the battlefields in the Arras area.
DawsonErnestCorporalRoyal Field Artillery, 170th BrigadeL/1871518 Elm Street, Bootle17/08/1917Vimy Communal Cemetery, Farbus, FranceThomas was born at Bootle in 1887, the son of Leslie Dawson and Ellen Muriel (nee Minshall). He was killed in action, near Arras, France.
DayJosephSergeantCanadian Infantry, 28th Battalion441522Laburnum Cottage, Orrell, Bootle06/04/191826Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1 and is commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was the son of William Day and Georgina Day (nee Carter). He died on 6th April 1918 and is one of the men, with no known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial.
DayRobertPrivateCanadian Infantry, 28th Battalion441523Laburnum Cottage, Orrell, Bootle15/09/191626Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert was the seventh son of William and Georgina Day of Rose Cottage, Upholland Moss, Wigan. He was killed in action in the Arras region of France
DeacleGeorge ArthurPrivateLincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion5246Not found27/04/1915Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was born at Eccleston, St.Helens in 1878. Before the war he worked for the London and North Western Railway. He married Sarah Jane Foster and was father to Isabel Tyson Deacle born in 1914. He was killed in action in the battles around Vimy Ridge
DeaconGeorge FrancisPrivateNorfolk Regiment, 7th Battalion4901351 Wordsworth Street, Bootle18/09/1918Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. William Deacon, he attended St.James' Schools and was afterwards employed by Bryant & May Ltd. at the Matchworks. He was killed on the battlesfield of Ypres.
DeanRobertAble SeamanRoyal Navy, HMS Goliath2468B66 Southey Street, Bootle13/05/191535Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert was killed in action, in the Dardanelles.. The Turkish Destroyer, Muavenet-i-Milliye launched three torpedos, which all struck Goliath. She sank very quickly, of the complement of 750, about 570, including Capt. Shelford, were drowned
Dearth DouglasCorporalAustralian Imperial Force, 24th Battalion1523/A3 Downing Road, Bootle.01/09/1918Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceDouglas was born at Bolton in 1894; the son of Henry William Dearth and Elizabeth (nee Winder). Before the war Douglas worked as tailor's shop assistant. He enlisted in the Australian Army at Melbourne in 1915. Douglas was killed during the fighting by Australian forces to retake Peronne from the Germans.
DempseyGordonActing SergeantKing's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion22671278 Marsh Lane, Bootle30/07/191631Guillemont Road Cemetery, FranceGordon was the fourth son of a well-known and respected Bootle resident, Mr. James Dempsey. He was first reported as missing in action, this was later officially changed to 'killed in action' . Gordon was engaged to married, on his return from service.
DempseyHughPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion39407103 Hornby Road, Bootle07/10/191629Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Hugh was married to Bertha Waterson in September 1913 and had two children; Margaret who was born in 1914 and Hugh Frank who was born after his father's death in 1917. Hugh was killed in action on the Somme battlefields
DennisGeorge VictorPrivateCheshire Regiment, 8th Battalion5411223 Bedford Road, Bootle.01/11/191729His place of burial is unknownGeorge was based in the UK during his war service. He was discharged at Cambridge on the 1st December 1916, suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. He died at home.
DevonEdwardPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion1209810 Bulwer Street, Bootle.30/03/191826Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France (originally buried at St. Quentin - Roupy Road German Cemetery)Edward was the son of Patrick and Martha Devon. He was killed in the fighting around Savy and Roupy Villages in the spring of 1918.
Dewsbury Alfred Leicester PrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion4169740 Litherland Road, Bootle05/03/191735Etretat Churchyard Extension, Normandy, FranceAlfred was the son of Charles and Alice Dewsbury of Barnton, Northwich; husband of Caroline Dewsbury. He died of wounds received in action.
DickWilliam HenryPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion2732912 Concord Place, Bootle30/07/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,William was the son of Ann Tatton Dick. After he was reported missing on the Somme battlefields his family appeal for information “Private W.H. Dick, K.L.R., has been missing since July 30th. Information will be thankfully received by Mrs. Dick, 12, Concord Place, Strand Road, Bootle."
DickerJohnAble SeamanMercantile Marine, SS Combe26 Warton Street, Bootle14/10/191532Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was reported as killed in action, after the SS Combe went missing while voyaging from Liverpool (left on 12 Oct) to Archangelsk, with a cargo of ammunition.
Dickson James BrownGunnerRoyal Field Artillery, C/148th BrigadeL/1690718 Marion Road, Orrell18/07/191628Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France James was the husband of Edith; son of David and Rebecca Brown Dickson. He was killed in action
DicksonThomas Augustus PrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/10th [Scottish] Battalion4292Grapes Hotel, Derby Road, Bootle.16/06/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was the eldest son of John and Minnie Dickson. He was reported missing after the charge at Hooge (Battle of Bellewaarde).
DixonGeorge BombardierRoyal Field Artillery, D/113 Brigade105645Not found01/06/1917Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge was the brother of Edith M Read, he enlisted in the army at Preston, and was posted to the front after January 1916. George was killed in action in Belgium.
DixonThomas LeathesPrivateAustralian Imperial Force, 19th Battalion21113 Oxford Road, Bootle29/05/191628Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois Grenier, Nord, FranceThomas enlisted on 4th March 1915. He fought and was injured at Gallipoli, after treatment in Malta he was shipped to hospital in England. In March 1916 he disembarked in Alexandria, joining the British Expeditionary Force in Marseilles on 25th of March 1916. He was killed in action three months later.
Dixon William GlynLance CorporalRoyal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion557144 Norton Street, Bootle. 02/10/191725Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the eldest son of William and Margaret Dixon. He died while fighting in the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) .
DobbynJohn JosephPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion34059Aintree19/05/1918Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceIn 1915 John voluntarily joined the "Pals," and after 18 months' training was sent out to France, where he was transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He experienced a good deal of action and was awarded the Military Medal for Gallant Conduct. John was injured in a shell-burst and underwent hospital treatment. He returned to the front and was reported to have been killed on May 29th 1918. Military Medal
DobsonJohn JamesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion2267555 Canal Street, Bootle11/07/191620Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John joined the Army in September, 1914, and was sent out to France in November 1915. He was involved in the 'Big Push' at the Somme on July 1st 1916, and came through uninjured. However, he was killed in a trench by a shell-burst, on 11th July. Just before his death he was selflessly urging his comrades to get to cover.
DoddGeorge Henry WhittingCaptainRoyal Naval Reserve, “S.S. “ Normandy”Summer Hill, Oxford Road, Bootle25/01/191853Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,George died on the 25th January 1918 when the steamship, S.S. Normandy was torpedoed and sunk by U-90 in the English Channel. As George was a passenger aboard the Normandy, he is not officially 'war dead' and is not commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

DoddLeoPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26741922 Monfa Road, Bootle07/04/191720Erquinghew Lys Churchyard, Extension, Nord, FranceLeowas killed by a sniper whilst on sentry duty on the morning of April 7th 1917.
DoddemeadeFrank AlexanderSeamanRoyal Naval Reserve, RMS "Laurentic."4646B7 Keats Street, Bootle25/01/191734Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandFrank was the son of Sydney Doddemeade, of 'Thistledown', Coppice Avenue, Shelford, Cambridge; husband of Joanna A. Doddemeade. He was killed when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland.
DodsonPerccyPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion531743 Harebell Street, Kirkdale01/01/191828UnknownPercy was the son of William Henry Dodson and Emily (nee Grealey). Before the war he worked as a labourer, He married Charlotte A Wilson and they had 2 children. Percy enlisted on the 8th November 1915 and saw service overseas. He was discharged owing to ill health on the 14th December 1916.
Dodwell Eleanor StewardessMercantile Marine, RMS Lusitania16 Brook Road, Bootle07/05/191526Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEleanor ‘Nellie’ was born in 1887, the daughter of Henry and Mary Dodwell. At a young age, Nellie began an apprenticeship as a tailoress and found employment manufacturing ships’ linen. Later Nellie became a stewardess on transatlantic liners. She perished, when the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk on 7th May off Old Kinsale Head, Ireland by German submarine U-20.
Doherty Albert HughPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion3225765 Cedar Street, Bootle30/07/191619Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Albert was first reported missing, then reported killed in action on the Battlefields of the Somme.
DolanGeorge ErnestPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers, 16th Battalion55965Moss Lane, Orrell18/09/191821Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,George was the son of Thomas George Dolan (ex-councillor, Bootle) and Annie Dolan (Nee Radley). George enlisted at Liverpool in December 1915 and was with the Monmouthshire Regiment prior to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was killed in action on 18th September 1918.
Donaghie JamesPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion393827 Ivanhoe Street, Bootle28/06/1916Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJames enlisted in April 1915. He was killed in action on 28th June 1916.
DonaldsonSamuelPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Irish Battalion308208138 Strand Road, Bootle31/07/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumSamuel joined the Army in August 1916, and went to France in December 1916. He went missing on 31st July 1917, during heavy shell-fire, which forced his unit to fall back. His body was never found and he was not taken prisoner, as was suspected after the action.
DonovanDaniel DavidPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Irish Battalion30667296 Miller's Brigade, Bootle31/10/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumDaniel enlisted at Liverpool and was likely posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium in October 1917. The CWGC gives his date of death as the 31st October but SDGW gives the date as the 21st October.
DoodsonJohn HenryPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion5929160 Bank Road, Bootle25/09/191727Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn joined the Kings Liverpool Regiment in February 1917 and was sent to France on May 16th 1917. He was killed by shell-fire.
DoolanWilliamPrivateDragoon Guards, 3rd Battalion421445 Brasenose Road, Bootle31/05/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam went through the Boer War with the Hussars, after which he was a marine fireman in the employ of the R.M.S.P. Co. He rejoined the army five days after the outbreak of war and died in Belgium on 31st May 1915.
Dougall WilliamPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion5424709/04/1917Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was killed during the operation by Commonwealth troops to take Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines .
DouglasOscar RowlandOrdinary SeamanRoyal Navy, HMS "Paragon."J/4766831 Church View, Bootle17/03/191721Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandOscar was the son of John and Emily Frances Douglas. He was lost when the destroyer HMS Paragon was torpedoed and sunk on 17th March 1917.
DoverJohnAble SeamanRoyal Navy, HMS "Victory."Mersey Z/5864432 Hawthorne Road, Bootle28/10/191818Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside.John was the eldest son of Thomas and Christina Dover. He died of Influenza and pneumonia at Crescent War Hospital, Croydon on the 28th October 1918. His body was returned to his family for burial at Bootle Borough Cemetery.
DoveyFrederickGunnerRoyal Field Artillery, D/210th Brigade24723363 Park Street, Bootle29/08/191827Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, FranceFrederick enlisted at Liverpool. serving formerly P/2/04541 R.A.S.C. Supply, but transferred to the Royal Field Artilley. He was killed in action .
DOWMANEDWARDPrivateRoyal Dublin Fusiliers 2nd Battalion7922Dublin25/04/1915Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, BelgiumEdward enlisted at Dublin. He was posted to the Western Front on the 23rd October 1914 and was killed in action in France on the 25th April 1915.
DRUMMONDARTHURPrivateRoyal Fusiliers 1st Battalion7680660 Gonville Road, Bootle09/06/191819Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British ExtensionArthur enlisted in the 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) at Seaforth. He died of wounds received, in France on June 9th 1918.
DUCKSBURYJOHN WILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion51953Pine Grove, Bootle12/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,John Ducksbury joined the Liverpool Scottish in June, 1915, and went to France in June 1916. After seeing considerable fighting he transferred to the Liverpool Pals. He died 12th October 1916 on the battlefields of the Somme.
DUDLEYWILLIAMDonkeymanMercantile Marine "SS Shimosa."11 Bridge Street, Bootle30/07/191754Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam Dudley lost his life when SS Shimosa , the vessel on which he was serving as donkeyman, was torpedoed and sunk.
DUFFYEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 14th Battalion200064 Cowper Street, Bootle14/09/191634Doiran Memorial, GreeceEdward Duffy was the son of Henry Duffy and Mary (nee Finn) and was born at Ballaghaderrin, County Mayo, Ireland. He was killed in action fighting alongside his friend and comrade Private W.G. Wilson.
DUFFYPHILIPPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion2617109/11/1917Cement House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPhilip was born at Bootle in 1897, the son of John Duffy and Emily (nee Pitts). He was killed in heavy fighting around Langemark.
DUNCALFEWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion26153Not known. Brother lived at 6 Oregon Street, Bootle06/08/191641Thiepval MemorialWilliam Duncalfe was the brother of George Duncalf of 6 Oregon Street, Bootle. He was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
DUNCANRICHARDDriverRoyal Field Artillery 92nd Battery70085Not Known19/10/191521Guards Cemetery,Lesboueufs, Somme, FranceRichard Duncan enlisted in the army at Liverpool and was posted to the front on the 24th July 1915. He saw a lot of action without suffering injury, but on October 19th, was suffocated in his dug-out by a German gas shell. Everything possible was done for him, but to no avail.
DUNDONCHRISTOPHER JOSEPHPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 3rd Battalion1948678 Audley Street, Bootle25/09/1915Loos Memorial, FranceChristopher Dundon joined the army in January, 1916, and the last time his family ever saw him was in June, 1915, when he came home on a short leave. He went missing on 25th September 1915
DUNNJAMESTrimmerMercantile Marine SS "Andania."75 Olivia Street, Bootle27/01/191817Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJames Dunn was one of seven crewmen lost when the S.S. Andania was torpedoed off the coast of County Antrim, Ireland on the 27th January 1918.
DWERRYHOUSEHENRYPrivateSeaforth Highlanders 1st BattalionS/10357305 Marsh Lane, Bootle07/01/1916Basra Memorial, IraqHenry Dwerryhouse joined the Army at the beginning of November, 1914, going out to France in August 1915, and was involved in the Battle of Loos. He left France with the Indian Expeditionary Force, and was subsequently sent to the Persian Gulf. Henry was killed in action in Mesopotamia on January 7th 1916.
EDWARDSARTHURRiflemanRifle Brigade 1st BattalionS/2504965 Queen's Road, Bootle13/10/191734Cement House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRifleman Edwards was killed instantaneously when a shell exploded in a shell hole, in which five men, including himself, were sitting. Another of the party was wounded.
EDWARDSALFRED CECILCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps attached to King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 4th Battalion1 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool25/07/191737Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, FranceAlfred Edwards was a recipient of the Military Cross. He died of wounds on the 25th July 1917.Military Cross
EDWARDSEDWARDPrivateBorder Regiment, 1st Battalion76397 Anglesey Street, Bootle28/06/191529Helles Memorial, TurkeyAlfred was the husband of Ellen Edwards. No service details available.
EDWARDSEVANGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 105th Siege Battery6046152 Cambridge Road, Bootle08/04/191823Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEvan was the husband of Ellen Edwards and he served in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions of the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was killed in action at Gallipoli.
EDWARDSGEORGEPrivateScots Guards 1st Battalion12349Not known. Wife remarried and lived at 85 Benedict Street, Bootle17/11/191522Douai Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceGeorge was the son of John and Mary Edwards and husband to Isabella Edwards. His photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
EDWARDSJOHN MORTONPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 3rd Battalion4910815 Moore Street, Bootle13/12/191640Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJohn Morton was the husband of Catherine Edwards and had only been in the Army about two months before returning home on Dec 10th, his condition gradually became worse and he passed away at his home with his family present.
EDWARDSRICHARD FREDERICKPrivate7th Battalion
The King's Liverpool Regiment
4707 15 Conway Street, Bootle06/09/1916Thiepval Memorial Somme, FranceRichard Frederick was the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Edwards and huband to Maria Ann Edwards, they had four young children.
EDWARDSROBERT EPrivateGloucestershire Regiment1950931 Province Road, Bootle03/05/1915Great Malvern Cemetery Robert E. was the husband of Elizabeth Edwards. He died at the Malvern Roral Hospital, of heart disease.
EDWARDSSTANLEY FALCONERPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 3rd Battalion359737 Lochinvar Street, Walton03/03/191524Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut , BelgiumStanley Falconer was the eldest son of Henry and Mary Ann Edwards and husband to Jane Edwards. He enlisted in Liverpool and his medal card records that he was posted to the Western Front on the 26th January 1915 and was killed in action in Belgium.
EDWARDSALBERTPrivateRoyal Highland Canadian Infantry 42nd Battalion418378251 Derby Road, Bootle17/02/1919Bootle Cemetery, EnglandBorn in Bootle in 1893, Albert was living in Canada when he enlisted in 1915. He was working as a fitter and gave his next of kin as his mother, Mrs Sarah Edwards. He was 5ft 3 inches tall and had a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He died from pneumonia at Ripon Military Hospital.
EDWARDSEDWARD VAUGHANPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1677541 Cambridge Road, Bootle01/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of (the late) Isaac and Elizabeth Edward, he was born at Bootle in 1890. Before the war Edward was the honorary secretary of Bootle Swimming Club, and a keen sportsman. He was killed in action on the Somme.
EDWARDSHENRYAssistant CookMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania152 Marsh Lane, Bootle07/05/191517Kilmore Burial Ground, Kerry, IrelandBorn in Walton, Henry was the son of Henry and Mary Alice Edwards. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
EDWARDSJAMES HAROLDPrivateRifle Brigade 23rd Battalion35531830/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceJames was born at Birkenhead in 1898 and living at Boole when he enlisted in the army at Liverpool. He was posted to the front after January 1916. James was killed in action in France.
EDWARDSJOHN HENRYRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion20540148 Park Street, Bootle 10/06/1916Karachi 1914 War Memorial, IndiaJohn was the husband of Mary Edwards, he was killed in action in India.
EGERTONGEORGEAble SeamanRoyal Navy HMS Terror22239417 Salisbury Road, Bootle26/02/192136Bootle Cemetery, EnglandGeorge joined the Royal Navy on the 18th July 1902, when he was just fifteen and only 5ft 1 inch tall. His first ship was the Caledonia, this was followed by, H.M.S. Dido, H.M.S. Marshal Ney and H.M.S. Terror. He was discharged on the 27th February 1919, having taken the Zeebrugge Raid on the 23rd April 1918.
ELLERYJOHN ALFREDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion1890250 Litherland Road, Bootle17/08/191619La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceJohn Alfred was the son of Alfred and Margaret Ellery. He belonged to the Territorials and was mobilised on the outbreak of war. An old boy of Lander-road School , and a former member of Linacre Wesleyan Sunday School.
ELLICKCHARLES MOODY MATTHEWSLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion3260Royal Institution, Colquitt Street, Liverpool07/07/191529Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Charles Moody was the husband of Ethel Ellick and was the eldest son of the late J H Ellick and Mrs Lavinia Portch Ellick of Royal Institution, Colquitt Street, Liverpool. He died from his wounds in Boulogne.
ELLISJOHN GEORGE FREDERICK1st Class StokerRoyal Navy HMS FormidableSS/10923224 Elm Street, Bootle01/01/191524Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn George Frederick was the husband of M E Dwyer (formerly Ellis) He died in the early hours of 1 January when U24 fired torpedoes at pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Formidable. She was the largest ship to be sunk by a submarine at this stage of the war. .
ELLISTHOMAS WILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion16899217 Bedford Road, Bootle03/07/191626Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceThomas William was the son of Thomas William and Hannah Ellis. He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields
ELLISROBERTPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion1913027/01/191728Trois Arbres Cemetery, Nord, FranceRobert was the son of Ellen Ellis, of Chapel House, Llanrwst, Denbighshire, and (the late) John Ellis. He died in France.
ELLISONJOHNCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion22066462 Hawthorne Road, Bootle28/03/191824Ham British Cemetery, Muille Vilette, Somme, FranceJohn was the youngest son of William and Margaret Ellison, he attended St.John's School, Bootle and was employed by the Washington Chemical Company at Bootle. In the last year of the war he sustained a serious wound in the vicinity of St.Quentin.
EMINSONHERBERT LUTHERLieutenantSouth African Infantry 8th Battalion51 Trinity Road, Bootle19/07/1917Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, TanzaniaHerbert Luther was the son of Doctor Luther Eminson and Eliza Gertrude an husband to Mabel Jane. He was killed at Tanganyika, German East Africa , and he was one of the four grandsons of Dr. Robert Eminson from Scooter who lost their lives in the Great War.
ENGLANDTHOMASGreaserMercantile Marine RMS Drina23 Collier Street, Liverpool01/03/191758Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the son of Mary England and (the late) George England; husband of the late Eliza England. He was killed when the S.S. Drina was sunk by a mine off the coast of Skokham Island, Wales 15 lives were lost.
EVANSELLISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion5152037 Recreation Street, Bootle29/08/191630Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Ellis was the son of Evan and Elizabeth Evans and husband to Sarah. He formerly worked at Hunter's factory in Pine Grove and was killed on the Somme .
EVANSGRIFFITH GEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion18115 Talbot Street, Bootle25/09/1915Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France and is commemorated onTheipval Memorial, Somme, FranceGriffith George was the son of Griffith and Sarah Ann Evans. Griffith was a general labourer in the employ of Linacre Gas works and his photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
EVANSJOSEPH HAMLYNRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion309521 Washington-street, Bootle17/11/191521Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJosheph Hamlyn was the son of Joseph Hamlyn and Christina Evans. He fought in the engagements at Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60, Festubert, and Loos, and came through unscathed, only to die of pneumonia.
EVANS JOSEPH ALFREDActing BombardierRoyal Field Artillery 148th BattalionL/376148 Riddock Road, Litherland18/06/1917Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Transport Farm, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph Alfred was the son of Joseph and Emma Evans. Prior to the War Joseph was a bootmaker and repairer and was maried to Catherine with seven children. He was killed on the battlesfield of Ypres.
EVANS JOSEPHPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Battalion2350944 Glynne Street, Orrell05/08/1917Somer Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph was the youngest son of John and Ann Evans. He was killed at the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele.
EVANS WILLIAMPrivateCheshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion7676910 Devon Street, Bootle14/10/191820Somer Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the son of William and Lilly Eleanor Evans. William enlisted in the army at Seaforth, and his medal card suggests that he was posted overseas with the Cheshire Regiment after 1916.
EVANS WILLIAM KLR 18PrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion2751366, Benedict street, Bootle01/07/191624Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,William was the youngest son of John and Eliza Jane Evans. He had worked for the Dock Board and joined the Pals with his comrades, and died on the Somme.
EVANS JOHNSapperRoyal Engineers Second Army Wireless Company126606230 Litherland Road, Bootle28/05/191719Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceJohn was the son of Evan Jones and Mary J. Evans (nee Jones). He enlisted in Liverpool and died of wounds received in action.
EVANS JOHNPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion30047356 Sidney Road, Bootle27/05/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born in Walton 1893, the son of Thomas and Emily Evans. In 1911 he was working as a junior clerk for a manure merchant. Probate of his estate was obtained by his father, Thomas; John having been described as having died between 27th May and 27th August 1918. His effects were valued at £136 8s (£6,000 at current values.)
EVENSONBERTHEL MARTINPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion26743827 Cranworth Street, Bootle25/10/1917Haringhe Bandaghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, BelgiumBerthel was born in Bootle in 1895; the son of Berthel Martin Evenson and his second wife Catherine Evenson (nee Seymour.) His father was a mariner from Norway.
EVENSONCHARLES GEORGE FPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion1490627 Cranworth Street, Bootle04/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was born in Bootle in 1894; the son of Berthel Martin Evenson and his second wife Catherine Evenson (nee Seymour.) Charles, aged seventeen, was working as a green grocer's errand boy. He enlisted at Seaforth, was was drafted on the 24th July 1915, therefore qualifying for the 1914-1915 Star. He was killed in action. His brother, Berthel, also fell.
FAIRWEATHERALFRED WILLIAM JETHROGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 64th BrigadeL/1719212 Cinder Lane, Orrell31/07/191721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumAlfred was the son of Alfred J.R. and Annie Tresa Fairweather and a former pupil of Linacre School. He was killed on the battlesfields of Ypres.
FARLEY alias FARRELLYMATTHEWPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 34th Battalion424Appears to have emigrated to Australia. Brought up in Bootle at 30 Johnstone Street, Bootle19/07/191726Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumMatthew was the son of Matthew and Rose Farrelly. He enlisted for the Australian Expeditionary Force at West Maitland, New South Wales in January 1916. He proceeded to France on the 14th June 1917. He was at the front for just over a month when he was killed in action.
FARRELLTHOMAS PATRICKPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 19th Battalion217Appears to have emigrated to Australia but brought up in Liverpool. Next of Kin brother James lived at 22 Hemer Terrace, Rimrose Road, Bootle.27/05/191628Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois Grenier, Nord, FranceThomas was the youngest of the three sons of Richard and Alice Farrell. He survived the winter of 1915/16 on the Gallipoli peninsula and, after spells at Mudros and Alexandria, was transferred to the Western Front. He reached Marseilles, France on the 25th March 1916 and was killed in action two months later.
FARRELL alias O'FARRELLWILLIAM JAMESPetty Officer 1st ClassRoyal Navy HMS Jackal16255542 Blackburn Grove, Marsh Lane, Bootle11/04/1917St Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, FranceWilliam enlisted in the Royal Navy on the 24th August 1891, aged sixteen, and went on to serve on several dozen ships - in 1911 he was stationed in the China Sea aboard the 1st Class Armoured Cruiser Minotaur. Family lore has it that William fell between his ship and the dock at Le Havre which is confirmed by his naval service records - they state he "Fell overboard from H.M.S. Jackal." A court of enquiry was held into the death of William O'Farrell which found that there was "No blame attributable to anyone."
FAWCETTHARRYPrivateRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Battalion4402229/04/1918Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, BelgiumBorn in Bootle, Harry was the son of Ann Fawcett. He was living at Lydiate when he enlisted in the KLR at Bootle; being drafted after January 1916. He had been transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers by the time he was killed in action in Belgium.
FAZAKERLEYJOSEPH2nd LieutenantManchester Regiment, 13th Service BattalionHis widow lived at 128 Gray Street, Bootle, after the war.24/10/191827Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, FranceJoseph served first with the King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 2480) and was posted overseas with them on the 21st February 1915. He obtained his commission in the Manchester Regiment on 29th May 1917. Joseph died of wounds at Le Treport, France, on 24th October 1918.
FEARONPETERGreaserMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania102 Olivia Street, Bootle,07/05/191530Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandPeter Fearon was born at Kirkdale in 1885. He married Mary Ann (nee Campbell) at St.Alexander's R.C. Church, Bootle on the 26th December 1912. He went to sea and was lost aboard RMS Lusitania when she was torpedoed and sunk off Old Kinsale Head, Ireland with great loss of life.
FEARONTHOMAS PATRICKPrivateNew Zealand Rifle Brigade 3rd Battalion24/198291 Berry Street, Bootle15/09/191631Caterpillar Valley New Zealand Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was the son of John and Anne Fearon and husband to Rose Riley. He immigrated to Australia in 1911, and enlisted with the New Zealand Forces. He was killed in action on The Somme.
FEENEYWILLIAM JAMESTrimmerMercantile Marine SS Missanabie9 Pleasant Place, Bootle09/09/191817Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was the son of Anne Feeney (nee Coleman) and the late William Feeney. He died when the S.S. Missanabie was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland.
FENNEYJAMES HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion1925127 Lunt Road, Bootle18/09/191619Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceJames enlisted at Bootle in the 7th Bn. (T.F.) of the King's Liverpool Regiment on 3rd March 1914. On 31st August 1916 James was dangerously ill at the First South African General Hospital, Abbeville, and could not be visited. His next of kin were notified of this on the 1st September 1916. James recovered and went back to the front. He died of wounds received, on 18th September 1916. He had been hit in the abdomen on August 16th (which was his 19th birthday) and laid for three days and nights in the trenches among the dead, before being picked up by one of his officers.

FERGUSONGEORGE DUNBARSergeantRoyal Army Ordnance Corps102617 Proctor Road, Hoylake24/12/192035Carelaverock Paris churchyard, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandGeorge was born in Bootle the son of Adam and Fanny Amelia Ferguson. He left a widow, Eunice Mary Ferguson.
FERGUSONWILLIAMPrivateLabour Corps 59th Company39348185 Hornby Road, Bootle07/03/1919Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandWilliam was the son of Mrs Janet Ferguson. He died after the armistice, his health (was probably) comprised. William's mother received his effects.
FERNYHOUGHHAROLDLance SergeantBorder Regiment, 11th Battalion2862331 Malta Road, Bootle02/12/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarold Fernyhough enlisted in the army at Seaforth and served first with The King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 10760). He then was transferred to the Border Regiment and was promoted to Lance Sergeant. He was killed in action in Belgium.
FIELDWILLIAM DUNCANPrivateGrenadier Guards 1st Battalion241076 Conway Street, Bootle15/09/1916Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceAlthough enlisting in Seaforth, in the South Lancashire Regiment, at some later time William Field must have transferred to the Grenadier Guards. It is assumed that he first saw active service in France after January 1916. William died of wounds on 15th September 1916.
FIGARICHARLES PHILIPCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion14716116 Gray Street, Bootle07/10/191627Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,Charles Philip Figari was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Figari. He enlisted on 1st September 1914 at Seaforth and was posted to the front on the 24th July 1915, becoming a Lance Corporal on the 15th January 1916 and a Corporal on the 24th July 1916. Charles was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme on 7th October 1916.
FILKINJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion205918 Brookhill Road, Bootle21/06/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn Filkin was reported missing presumed dead after the memorable charge of the 7th Battalion KLR at Festubert on 15th May 1915. (Army sources quote his death as on 21st June 1915).
FINDLOWJOSEPHPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 11th Battalion3958967 Knowsley Road, Bootle07/09/1917Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph Findlow enlisted in the army at Bootle and served with the King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 37340) and was likely posted to the front after January 1916. He had been transferred to the Lancashire Fusiliers by the time he was killed in action near Ypres, Belgium in 1917.
FINNEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion48844172 Brookhill Road, Bootle30/11/1917Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, FranceEdward's medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action on the 30th November 1917. He was initially buried in a trench grave, his remains were exhumed and transferred to Honnechy at the end of the war.
FINNIEBERTRAM KNOTTCaptainLincolnshire Regiment, 8th BattalionSt Alban's Road, Bootle01/10/191525Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBertram served initially in the Liverpool Scottish, and afterwards in the Lincolnshire Yeomanry. He took a commission in the 5th Lincolns, and received his captaincy not long. A letter, written by one of his brother officers, states that the captain was inspecting the repaired parapet of the trench, which had been damaged by the Germans, when Bertram was shot by a sniper.
FISHERJOHN ALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion1429119 Worcester Road, Bootle15/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn Fisher was a pre-War Territorial having joined the 7th Battalion KLR on the 16th May 1912. He was mobilised on the 5th August 1914 and went out to France in March 1915. He was killed in the famous charge of the 7th KLR at Festubert on 15th May 1915.
FITZPATRICKJOSEPHBombardierRoyal Field Artillery 87th Brigade1872976 Audley Street, Bootle25/07/1916Dantzig Alley Britsh Cemetery, Mamatz, Somme, FranceJoseph Fitzpatrick, a former reservist, joined the R.F.A. on 23rd October 1914 at Liverpool and was posted to the front on the 17th July 1915. He was reported missing, and later was found to have died as the result of wounds received in action.
FITZPATRICKPETERStokerRoyal Navy HMS Queen Mary2104529 Canal Street, Bootle31/05/191629Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandPeter Fitzpatrick was born at Toxteth Park in 1886. During service with the Royal Navy, he was killed serving aboard H.M.S. Queen Mary when she was sunk at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916.
FITZSIMMONSLEOPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion1251428 Holywell Street, Bootle03/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceLeo Fitzsimmons was born at Litherland in 1890, the son of Timothy Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth (nee Collins).
FITZSIMONSJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion35668879 Balfour Road, Bootle09/04/1918Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceJames Fitzsimons was born at Bootle in 1895. He enlisted in the army at Bootle in November 1915 and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in France.
FLACKFREDERICK MILSONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1677888 Downing Road, Bootle06/02/191923Bootle Cemetery, EnglandFrederick was the son of Henry and Alice Flack. He died at Press Heath Camp, Shropshire. He was a former pupil of Bedford Road Council School and is commemorated on the Liverpool Cotton Association memorial.
FLAHERTYTHOMASPetty Officer StokerRoyal Naval Reserve HMS “Vanguard”1571/UNewspaper says Grace Street, Bootle, which is actually in Liverpool L8 (could be Gray Street). The naval war graves roil gives it as 33 Knowsley Road, Bootle.09/07/1917Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, ScotlandThomas was the husband of Mary Ann and father to two daughters. He was a Royal Navy Reservist for 15 years. Thomas was killed in an explosion aboard H.M.S. Vanguard on 9th July 1917.
FLANAGANJAMESPrivateIrish Guards 1st Battalion1200284 Gray Street, Bootle25/09/1918Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery, pas de Calais, FranceJames was the husband of Mary and father of three children. He was formerly a branch manager in the firm of John Hughes, provision merchants. James was killed in action in the Pas de Calais region of France.
FLEMINGTHOMAS JAMES2nd MechanicRoyal Air Force C Flight 29th Squadron40642924 Warwick Road, Bootle24/09/191822Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, FranceThomas was the son of Thomas Daniel and Mary Fleming. He was a member of 29th Squadron, which was first raised as a unit of the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. Thomas died from accidental injuries.
FLYNNDANIELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion2936627 Johnstone Street, Bootle30/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceDaniel was the husband of Emma Louisa and father of Daniel and Mary; his daughter Mary died while he was in France. Before enlisting Daniel worked as a scaler at Harland and Wolff's shipyard. He was killed in action.
FLYNNJAMESStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Aboukir.”1984T43 Anglesey Street, Bootle22/09/1914Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames was married to Mary and was a father to four children. He was killed in action when a German submarine sank three ships, including Aboukir , in the North Sea. Approximately 1,450 sailors were killed from the three vessels.
FLYNNJOHNFiremanMercantile Marine Reserve H.M.S. "Calgarian." 8508801 Blackburn Grove, Bootle01/03/191820Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn was the son of Patrick and Annie Flynn and brother of Daniel (also lost at sea). He was killed when his ship was torpedoed and sunk off County Antrim, Ireland on the 1st March 1918.
FLYNN alias O'FLYNNDANIELFiremanMercantile Marine S.S. “Henry R. James.”132 Rimrose Road, Bootle16/07/191732Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandDaniel was the son of Patrick and Annie Flynn and the husband of Rose O'Flynn. Daniel and Rose had one son who also died in 1917 aged 4. Daniel was killed when the S.S. Henry R. James struck a mine.
FODDYCLEMENT JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion265279355 Hawthorne Road, Bootle31/07/191722Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumClement John was the son of Walter William and Margaret Foddy. He worked for Messrs. J. A. Hunter, Ltd. He was a member of the Bootle Battalion of the King's and was mobilised on the outbreak of war. His parents received expressions of the sympathy of the King and Queen and of the Army Council in their loss - Clement was the third son who had given his life for his country.
FODDYHARRYPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 18th Battalion864355 Hawthorne Road, Bootle22/08/191520Lone Pine Memorial, TurkeyHarry was in the service of the White Star Co., as steward, sailing on the R.M.S. Runic . Going to Sydney at the early part of the year, he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, and accompanied them to Gallipoli. For many years he was connected with the Bootle Baptist Church, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was the son of Walter William and Margaret Foddy.
FODDYWALTERPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion1933Not found, Married 191307/02/191522Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was the son of Walter William and Margaret Foddy and the husband of Margaret. His medal card records that he was posted to the front on the 5th December 1914, he was killed in action on the battlefields of Flanders.
FOGGEDWARD RICHARD4th EngineerMercantile Marine SS Verdi6 Linacre Lane, Bootle22/08/191724Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEdward was one of six crewmen killed on the 22nd August 1917 when the Lamport & Holt steamship SS Verdi was sunk, on a voyage from New York to Liverpool, by the German submarine U-53 when 115 miles northwest of Ireland.
FOLEYWILLIAMPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 2/7th Battalion2085143 Garden Lane, Bootle19/07/191620Loos Memorial, FranceWilliam was the son of Daniel and Ellen Foley. He is commemorated on the memorial at St. James R.C. Church, Bootle and on a family headstone at Ford Cemetery. He was killed in action, near Loss France.
FORDJOHN HENRYPrivateArmy Veterinary Corps 17th Veterinary Hospital1840656 Shelley Street, Bootle23/08/191737Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, GreeceJohn Henry was the husband of Mary Ellen and was father to seven surviving children. His previous occupation was as a Carter for the building trade. He died of Malaria near Thessalonika, Greece.
FORDWILLIAM JOHN PATRICKFiremanMercantile Marine SS Lorle17 Howe Street, Bootle11/06/191824Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was the son of John Ford and the late Mary Ann Ford; husband of Mary Ford (nee Hird). He was lost when the S.S. Lorle was sunk by German submarine ub-103, 12 miles off the Lizard. The captain and 18 crew were killed.
FORDENCHRISTOPHERPrivateRoyal Scots Regiment, 2nd Battalion13836 9 Blair Street, Bootle 15/11/191620Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceChristopher was the youngest of the five surviving children of George and Elizabeth Forden. He died of wounds on the penultimate day of the Battle of the Somme.
FORRESTERALFRED FINDLEYCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26516235 Delaware Street, Bootle09/08/191622Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Alfred was the son of Peter Forrester and Janet Wylie Forrester. Before enlistment he worked for Chadburn's (Ship) Telegraph Co., Ltd. His widowed mother lost four sons as a result of the war. In November 1919, Mrs Forrester attended a presentation ceremony at Chadburn's which recognised the loss.
FORRESTERANDREW
PrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2/5th Battalion30000435 Delaware Street, Bootle09/02/191820Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandAndrew was the son of Janet Wylie Forrester and the late Peter Forrester. He died at Kempston Auxiliary Hospital, Eastbourne, of wounds received in action 10 months previous and after enduring five operations. He was buried with full military honours; the coffin, covered with the Union Jack and borne on a gun-carriage, being preceded by a firing party.
FORRESTERGEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 15th Battalion and Labour Corps12898/26596135 Delaware Street, Bootle26/02/191929Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandGeorge was the son of Janet Wylie Forrester and the late Peter Forrester. He was the husband of Dorothy May and father of two children, one born after his death. He joined the King's in August, 1914, went out to France with one of the earliest detachments, and during his campaign was twice wounded. He died of Influenza and Pneumonia at Dublin, Ireland and was buried in the family grave at Kirkdale Cemetery.
FORRESTERWILLIAM WADDELLDriverRoyal Field Artillery B/80 Brigade3685735 Delaware Street, Bootle24/11/191525Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Transport Farm, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Janet Wylie Forrester and the late Peter Forrester. Before enlistment he worked for Chadburn's (Ship) Telegraph Co., Ltd.
FORSTERERNESTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion202718127 Litherland Road, Bootle, in 191128/03/191820Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceErnest was the youngest son of George and Agnes Forster. He was killed in action during the German attack in the spring of 1918 known as the Michael Offensive.
FOSTERTHOMASPrivateManchester Regiment, 2/7th Battalion252532Park Lane, Orrell.21/03/191819Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was the eldest son of Annie Foster and the late William Frederick Foster. Thomas went missing in action during the German Spring Offensive of 1918. His father had been killed in action in 1916.
FOSTERTHOMAS FRANCISPrivate / SignallerThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion955862 Hornby Road, Bootle27/09/191819Ribecourt Railway Cemetery, Nord, FranceThomas was the son of John and Eliza Foster. Educated at Linacre School, later he worked as a clerk for Messrs. Fairrie and Co., sugar refiners, Liverpool. He was a member of the Ash-street Young Men's Bible Class.
FOSTERWILLIAM FPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion11909Park Lane, Orrell.18/08/191639Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, FranceWilliam was the husband of Annie Foster and father of three children; his son Thomas was killed in 1918. Before the war, William worked on the Railways.
FOSTERWILLIAM TPrivateThe Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, 7th BattalionG/581342 Beattie Street, Bootle28/09/191636Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of Elizabeth and the late Henry. News of his death reached his mother's home on 11th October 1916, the morning of her funeral, she had herself passed away on the 8th October. William was attached to the Regiment his late father had served in for 21 years.
FRANCISEDWINPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion402919 Shelley Street, Bootle27/06/191639Beaumetz-les-loges Communal Cemetery, Pas de calais, FranceEdwin was the son of John and Jane Francis, husband of Anna Bella and father of seven children. Before enlistment Edwin worked for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and was acting as a Military Policeman at the time of his death.
FRANKLINGEORGE EDWARDEngineers' Storekeeper / FiremanMercantile Marine HMHS Llandovery Castle4 Second Street, Bootle27/06/191837Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandGeorge was the husband of Sarah Franklin and father of four children. He had previously served as fireman on the "Spectator" when she was torpedoed off the Irish coast. He sustained serious injury and was treated in hospital. He joined H.M. Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle and was given light employment as engineers' storekeeper.
FRANKSJOHN SAMUELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26711841 Brasenose Road, Kirkdale31/07/191721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the eldest son of John Samuel and Letitia Hannah Franks. He was killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
FRASERWALLACECaptain & AdjutantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion48 Balliol Road, Bootle30/07/1916Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceWallace was the son of the late William Fraser J.P. and Eliza Fraser. Wallace was a solicitor in Liverpool and was Captain of the Northern Cricket Club. He was educated at Rugby School and is commemorated on several memorials throughout the local area including; The Lyceum Club, Northern Cricket Club, Waterloo Rugby Club and West Lancashire Golf Club.
FRENCHHORACE LEWIS (Harris Lewis)PrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion3573678 Dryden Street, Bootle06/09/191724Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceHorace was the son of Edward and Beatrice French and the husband of Elizabeth. Prior to enlistment he worked for Cunard as a clerk.
FRENCHWILLIAM ALFREDPrivateManchester Regiment, 7th Battalion3703302/08/191732Nieuport Memorial, West Vlaanderen BelgiumWilliam was the son of Alfred and Catherine French and was the husband of Emily. His name is also on the memorial at St. Leonards C of E church.
FRIELROBERT HAMILTONGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 57th Divisional Ammunition Column69541161 Brook Road, Bootle06/07/191723Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, FranceRobert was the son of Catherine and the late James Friel. Before enlistment, Robert worked as a clerk.
FRYJULESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion25139208 Rimrose Road, Bootle29/08/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Jules Fry was born as Jules Freiberg, the son of Jules and Margaret (the family changed the name to Fry from the original of Swiss origin). Before the war, Jules was at sea and had survived shipwreck in the Indian Ocean in 1910. He was connected with St. Philip's Church, Litherland, where he had a Sunday school class. Whenever he was home from sea he was to be found each Sunday at the head of his class, and even after joining the Army he kept in personal touch with "his boys" when home on leave.
FULLERTONEDWARD WILLIAMPrivateWest Riding Regiment, 4th Battalion (Duke of Wellington's)3423122 Milton Street, Bootle23/07/191818Hagle Dump Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelguimEdward was the eldest son of James and Hannah Fullerton. He was an old boy of St.Athanasius School, Kirkdale and before being called up worked for Mr. G. Stanton, undertaker of Bootle.
FURLONGDAVID PATRICKPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 3rd Battalion14329 Moore Street, Bootle23/10/1914Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumDavid was born in 1891, he was the son of James Furlong and Ann (nee Nolan). His service records show that he attested at Liverpool on the 17th December 1909 aged 17 years 9 months. He was 5 ft 4 inches tall with blue eyes, brown hair. He was posted to the Western Front on the 15th September 1914 and was killed in action at Ypres.
FURMSTONTHOMAS REGINALDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion236578 Hood Street, Bootle20/09/191622Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceThomas was the son of Thomas William and Georgina Furmston. He was previously employed at the Canal Ironworks, Hawthorne Road, as apprentice patternmaker, and was an "old boy" of Gray Street School.
FYLESDAVIDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion5240647 Viola Street, Bootle17/08/191624Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,David was the son of David and Martha Fyles and the husband of Florence and father to Florence May. Before joining up he was employed by the White Star Line Shore Gang. His brother Henry also died in the conflict.
FYLESHENRY FBombardierRoyal Field Artillery 168th Brigade7419647 Viola Street, Bootle01/07/191626Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceHenry was the son of David and Martha Fyles. Before joining up he was employed as a joiner's labourer by the Cunard Company. His brother David also died in the conflict.

Bootle’s Fallen G-K

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last known addressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
GABBOTTJOHN COULDREYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion603313 Marion Road Orrell Bootle17/08/191621Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceJohn Couldrey was the son of John and Amy Gabbott. He was wounded on 15th August and admitted to the 13th Field Ambulance, where he died of his injuries.
GAFFNEYJOSEPHSergeantLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Battalion941328/04/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJoseph was born Leitrim, Ireland in 1887. In 1911 he was stationed with his regiment at Bhurtpore Military Barracks, Hampshire. Joseph was posted to the Western Front on the 31st July 1915. He was killed in action during the Battle of Arras.
GALLOWAYJAMES KERR1st Class Engine Room ArtificerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M. Submarine “ E.18”1085EA4 Oriel Road, Bootle11/06/191629Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames Kerr was the son of James Kerr Galloway and Margaret Smith Galloway. James died when Submarine E 18 struck a mine in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Estonia.
GANNONJOHN HOWARD2nd LieutenantRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 11th Battalion6 Breeze Hill, Bootle Carlton House08/10/1917Karasouli Military Hospital, GreeceJohn Howard was the eldest son of Sampson and Margaret Ann Gannon. John married Emily Gertrude White in 1916. He is buried at Karasouli Military Cemetery.
GARDNERALFREDStokerMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania16 Boreland Street, Bootle07/05/191520Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAlfred was the son of Sarah Gardner and the late Robert Gardner, and the husband of Margaret Gardner (nee McKevitt). He was born in Bootle. Alfred was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
GARRETTJOHNTrimmerMercantile Marine RMS Franconia40 Beatrice Street, Bootle24/04/191832Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJohn Garrett was born at Bootle in 1885. He was aboard the R.M.S. Franconia, which was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean. Of the 314 crewmen, 12 lost their lives, the remainder were rescued. It is likely that John was discharged as a result of an illness contracted during the sinking, His brother, William Garrett, was killed in action.
GARRETTWILLIAMPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 55th Battalion22540 Beatrice Street, Bootle27/08/191633Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle D' Armentieres, FranceBorn at Bootle, William enlisted in Sydney, New South Wales in January 1915 and served at the Dardanelles where he suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He returned to the UK for hospital treatment; once recovered in January 1916, he was posted back to Egypt. He was transferred to the Western Front where he was killed in action.
GARVIEDAVID CRUICKSHANKSCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/10th [Scottish] Battalion35564120 Roby Street, Bootle29/06/1917Pont Du Hem Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceDavid was born on the 1st December 1892; the son of John Garvie and Emma Palmer Garvie (nee Benson. After school he worked as a Provision merchant’s clerk. He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action.
GAULTHOMASA SergeantRoyal Engineers J Company11218418 Sheridan Place, Bootle21/03/191846Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was the son of Thomas and Ann Gaul. On the 1st October 1902 Thomas married Bridget Morgan. He and his wife had three children. Thomas was promoted to Sergeant in June 1917 and was killed in action on 21st March 1918.
GAVINDAVID JOSEPHCorporalRoyal Engineers101653522 Pleasant View, Bootle15/12/191924Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandDavid Joseph was the son of Michael and Elizabeth Gavin. Having survived the war David returned to his studies at Liverpool University. David died at his parent's home on the 15th December 1919 and was buried in the family grave.Distinguished Conduct Medal.
GEDLINGTHOMAS WILLIAMBombardierRoyal Field Artillery 57th Divison Ammunition Column695603108 Hawthorne Road, Bootle07/07/191727Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard, Extension, Nord, FranceThomas William was the son of Thomas Harrison Gedling and Harriet Lee Gedling. He was wounded on the 6th July 1917 and died in hospital at Armentieres, France the following day.
GERARDCLYDE ROBERTSONCorporalRoyal Field Artillery D Battalion 282nd Army Brigade79506177 Hornby Road, Bootle02/08/191720Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumClyde Robertson was the only child of Captain William Henry Gerard and Bertha Gerenia Gerard. In February 1916, he was the recipient of a card of congratulation signed by the Divisional Commander for gallantry. Whilst under very heavy shell and shrapnel fire he was responsible for the mending of a telephone wire communicating from the O.P. front line to the battery. In October, 1916, he was awarded the Military Medal for keeping the O.P. and battery in communication, when he was in for 16 hours without relief. The ribbon denoting his award was pinned on at the front, but the medal was to have been presented to him when he returned home on leave. He was promoted to Corporal on the 7th April 1917. He died of wounds on the 2nd August 1917. Military Medal
GERRARDROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion5282945 Rhyl Street, Bootle.12/10/191635Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Robert was the youngest son of John and Ellen Gerrard. Robert enlisted in the army at Bootle and was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
GIBBJAMES THOMASPrivateMachine Gun Corps 16th Infantry Battalion14539318 Michael Street, Peel, Isle of Man18/04/191922Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJames was born on the 24th October 1896; the son of Frederick Gibb, a ships steward, and Sarah Jane (nee Thompson). Before the war, aged fifteen, he worked as a telegraph messenger. He left a widow, Sarah Jane.
GIBBINSJAMES WILLIAMEngineer LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve RMS Laurentic66 Strand Road, Bootle25/01/1917St. Mura's Church of Ireland Churchyard, Upper Fahand, IrelandJames William Gibbins was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gibbins, and the husband of Mabel Gibbins (nee Ross-Jones). He was killed when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland.
GIDNEYEDWINEngineer Sub LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve HMS “ Empress Of Russia”16 Hornby Road, Bootle in 191110/06/191538Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandEdwin was the son of Charles and Isabella Gidney. He died of wounds received in action while serving in the Persian Gulf. Edwin was buried at sea with full naval honours.
GILLJOHN WILLIAMCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26524984 Strand Road, Bootle31/07/191725Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn William was the son of Fred and Harriet Gill. He was the first Bootle soldier to gain the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his bravery at Festubert in May 1915. The citation which appeared in the London Gazette in March 1916 read 'For conspicuous gallantry as a stretcher-bearer. He displayed great bravery and devotion in collecting wounded men in the open under very heavy shell and rifle fire, and under difficult and trying conditions'. Corporal Gill was killed by a shell on the morning of July 31st.Distinguished Conduct Medal.
GILLIESDAVID BURNSPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion90848295 Knowsley Road, Bootle05/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumDavid enlisted in the army at Bootle and was posted to the front after January 1916, by which time he as serving with the Machine Gun Corps. He was at his post on the morning of 6th Augusth, when a shell exploded close, death was instantaneous. He left a widow, Jane.
GILLISONJAMES ALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion108299 Queen's Road, Bootle, in 1911. Died intestate.16/05/191533Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames Alexander was the son of James Alexander and Mary Gillison. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool. His service records have not survived but his medal card shows that he was posted to the front on the 16th March 1915. James was killed in action at Festubert exactly two months later.
GILROYCHARLES STUARTStewardMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania134 Rimrose Road, Bootle07/05/191522Cobh Old Church Cemetery, County Cork, IrelandCharles was the son of Arthur Gilroy and the late Matilda Allen Gilroy. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
GLASSJAMES ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion17258 Hornby Avenue, Bootle30/09/191723Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJames Arthur was the son of Arthur William and Elizabeth Glass. He was discharged as medically unfit for further military service due to wounds received in action on the 18th October 1916. James was issued with a silver war badge which he could wear to indicate that he was a discharged soldier.
GLAZEBROOKWILLIAM COLEBROOKCook's MateRoyal Navy HMS PaxtonM/1364524 Coleridge Street, Bootle20/05/191720Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam Colebrook was the eldest surviving son of William Henry and Eliza Jane Glazebrook. He was killed whilst serving aboard the Q Ship, H.M.S. Paxton which was also known as the Anchusa or Lady Patricia.
GLEAVESJOHN JOSEPHPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 9th Battalion1235464 Borland Street, Bootle09/04/191621Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 9John Joseph was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Gleaves. John enlisted in the army at Liverpool. He served at home with the Royal Garrison Artillery before being posted to the Balkan Theatre of War with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the 31st October 1915. He was killed in Mesopotamia and has no known grave.
GLOVERFRANCIS CHARLESPrivateRoyal Scots Regiment, 13th Battalion2471911 Spenser Street, Bootle24/04/191523Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrancis Charles Glover was the son of Charles and Margaret Glover. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
GOLDROPJOHN ALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion3567756 Berwick Road, Bootle when missing in 1916, Parents at 111 Gonville Road Bootle in 191709/08/191620Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John Alexander was the son of Robert and Annie Goldrop. He married Lillian Burnett Wallace in 1915. Their daughter, Nora, was born later the same year. John was initially reported as missing, this was later changed to 'killed in action' on 9th August.
GOODMANROBERTPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion28687124 Bedford Road, Bootle03/02/191722Amara War Cemetery, IraqRobert was the son of Benjamin Edward and Elizabeth Goodman. He was admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station at Amara, Iraq on the 28th January 1917 and died there of heart failure, with a secondary infection of Pneumonia.
GOODWINROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th BattalionHe had two service numbers: 5933 and 267613. 63 Knowsley Road, Bootle, in 1911 and his mother at 55 Knowsley Road after the war.16/08/191619Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceRobert was the son of John Thomas and Mary Goodwin. Robert was killed in action near the village of Guillemont on the 16th August 1916 and was buried on the battlefield. In December 1919 his remains were exhumed and re-buried at Guillemont Road Cemetery.
GOODWIN alias BURNSFREDERICKSergeantSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion595457 Rigby Street, St Helens. His widow resided at 84 Antonio Street, Bootle, after his death02/06/191533Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick enlisted in the South Lancashire Regiment in Warrington on the 20th October 1899 using the name of Frederick Burns. He served in India and the South African Campaign (Boer War). He married Mary Canham in 1911 and they had three children. He was killed in action on the 2nd June 1915.
GOOLEYFRANCISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st/7th Battalion26701734 Kirk Street, Bootle23/03/191720Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrancis was killed in action in Belgium. His parents, John and Ellen lost a second son John, who had been killed the year before.
GOOLEYJAMES (AKA John)PrivateRoyal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Battalion1450134 Kirk Street, Bootle29/04/191622Loos Memorial, FranceJames enlisted in the army at Warrington and his medal card shows that he was posted overseas with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers on the 20th December 1915. He was killed in action on the 29th April 1916. His brother Francis was killed the following year.
GORDONWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26757631 Knowsley Road, Bootle28/03/191825Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam Gordon was born at 31 Knowsley Road, Bootle on the 16th February 1893; He was the son of John Gordon and Catherine (nee Gallaher). Before the war William worked as a shop assistant. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918. He left a widow, Ellen.
GOULDRICHARDSenior BoilermakerMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania8 Berwick Street, Bootle07/05/191533Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRichard was the son of William and Ann Jane Gould. He was the husband of Jane and father of four children. He was drowned when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. Richard's widow and three surviving children were given free passage to Canada in 1920 as compensation for Richard's death on the Lusitania. They settled in Kamloops, British Columbia.
GRANTTHOMASFiremanMercantile Marine SS Memphian71 Kirk Street, Bootle08/10/191728Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas Grant was the son of Thomas and Catherine Grant; husband of Mary Grant (nee Murray). He died when the S.S. Memphian was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland.
GRAYWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26513025 Brookhill Road, Bootle31/07/191722Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the eldest son of George and Susannah Gray. William was previously reported missing on 31st July 1917, he was officially presumed to have fallen in action on that date.
GRAYHARRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion281512 St Alban's Road, Bootle04/08/191523Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarry was the youngest son of Jonathan and Mary Jane Gray. Harry had been a Bank Clerk and Pre-war Territorial with the Liverpool Scottish, he was mobilised at the outbreak of war. He was killed by a sniper while crossing between trenches.
GRAYWILLIAM THOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion197493 Penrose Street, Everton27/04/191535Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the eldest son of William Thomas and Catharine Gray. William enlisted in the King's Liverpool Regiment in 1897 and served in the Boer War. After leaving the Army he married Elizabeth Thompson and was father to four daughters (3 surviving). He enlisted again in September 1914. He was killed in action at Hill 60.
GRAYHENRY MARSHALLStoker 1s ClassRoyal Navy HMS Monmouth5166118 Benedict Street, Bootle01/11/191423Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandHenry was the son of Lucy Catherine Grey and (the late) Alexander Grey. On 1st November 1914 off Coronel, Chile, the ' Monmouth ', ' Good Hope ', ' Otranto ' and ' Glasgow ' engaged Von Spee's much more powerful Pacific squadron; ' Monmouth ' and ' Good Hope ' were both sunk with the loss of all hands.
GREENALFRED JAMESPrivateMachine Gun Corps 195th Company6361816 Oak Street, Bootle10/02/191734Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Hainaut, BelgiumAlfred was the youngest son of William and Maria Green of Warwickshire. Alfred was the husband of Martha and father of two children. Before enlistment, he worked at Hunter's Handy Ham works.
GREENERNESTPrivateThe Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 6th Battalion35411268 Bedford Road, Bootle22/03/191820Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceErnest was the son of George and Elizabeth Green, he is commemorated on the Bedford Road Council School memorial.
GREENISHERNEST WILLIAMCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 5th Battalion2234166 Wadham Road, Bootle20/05/191535Longuenesse St. Omer Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceErnest was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Greenish, the husband of Charlotte Beatrice Greenish and father to three daughters. Director of the firm of Jones, Burton & Co., Engineers, Liverpool.
GREENWOODJosephPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 3rd Battalion6300841 Dryden Street, Bootle05/04/191737Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, FranceJoseph was the son of Joseph and Ann Greenwood and the husband of Elizabeth. Joseph and Elizabeth had five surviving children. Joseph drowned after the troop ship HMT Transylvania was torpedoed off Cape Vado, Italy. 1914
GREGGGeorgeGunnerRoyal Field Artillery D/286th Brigade681449125 Hornby Road, Bootle22/07/191720Erquinghew Lys Churchyard, Extension, Nord, France FranceGeorge was the son of John William and Henrietta Gregg. He died in an Ambulance half an hour after being severely wounded. Prior to the war he was employed by the G.P.O. Victory and British Medal
GREGGJohn WilliamPrivateWelsh Regiment, 9th Battalion64291125 Hornby Road, Bootle 27/02/191819Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France France I.G.23John joined the Territorials on 22nd May 1916 and was mobilised in February 1917 and posted to a Welsh Regiment in Great Yarmouth on November 1st 1917. On January 21st 1918 he joined the 9th Battalion and was sent to the unit in Rouen, he died from his wounds in the field. British & Victory Medal
GREGORYAlbertPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/10th Scottish Battalion35746768 Irlam Road, Bootle11/05/191722No known grave, Tyne cot Memorial Belgium.Albert was the son of Edward and Selina Gregory. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. He is commemorated on the Salisbury Road Council School memorial.Victory and British Medal Ancestry
GRIFFITHWilliamPrivateSouth Wales Borderers 10th Battalion4868215 Clifford Steet, Bootle15/05/191819Mont Houn Military Cemetery, Le Treport, FranceWilliam was the son of William and Mary Ann Griffiths.British & Victory Medal
GRIFFITHSHerbert JohnGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 67th Siege Battery148085464 Stanley Road, Bootle22/01/191833Nine Elms British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHerbert was the only surviving son of John Alfred and Eliza Emily Griffiths and the husband of Elizabeth Ann Griffiths. Before the war he worked for the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board.British & Victory Medal
GRIFFITHSIorwerth2nd LieutenantEast Lancashire Regiment, 7th Battalion39 Worcester Rd, Bootle07/05/191619Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceIorwerth was the only son of Edward and Martha Griffiths. An "old boy" of Bootle Municipal Technical School, He entered Bangor University as an agricultural student and joined the Officer Training Corps, receiving his commission in August 1915.British & Victory Medal
GRIFFITHSRICHARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion251662 Audley St, Bootle28/08/191633Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceRichard was the husband of Annie Griffiths and father of five daughters. He is also commemorated on the memorial at Salisbury Road School.British & Victory Medal
GRIFFITHSThomas JonesPrivateSouth Wales Borderers 12th Battalion23864166 Bedford Road, Bootle.12/01/191722St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen France.Thomas was the son of Thomas Jones and Jane Griffiths. Before joining the Army, Thomas was in the employ of Messrs. Barker, firelight manufacturers, and resided with his uncle and aunt. He was an "old boy" of Christ Church Schools.
GRUNDYWilliam GeorgeRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 5th Battalion20480837 Oregon St, Bootle31/07/191730Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Belgium A 31William was the son of William and Rebecca Grundy. He was the husband of Emma and the father of two daughters. William had been in France for 15 months and had been wounded twice. Before the war he worked for Messrs. Webster, timber merchants, Derby-road.
GRUNDYWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion470950 Bedford Road, Bootle12/08/191617Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam he enlisted on the 5th July 1915, he gave his age as 19 years and 2 months; he was actually only 16. He spent the next twelve months in the UK, stationed at Weeton and Blackpool, before being posted overseas on the 17th June 1916. He was killed in action on the 12th August 1916, after less than two months in France.
GUNNERYWilliam WalkerAble SeamanRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Defence."J/17598273 Hawthorne Road, Bootle31/05/191619Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was the son of Jessie and the late Walter Gunnery. William served aboard H.M.S Defence from before the outbreak of war. He was killed during the Battle of Jutland.
GUPPYWilfred CharlesPrivate / SignallerLancashire Fusiliers 2/6th Battalion242129104 Downing Road, Bootle19/11/191720WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRESWilfred was the eldest son of Frederick John and Mary Guppy. Wilfred was secretary for the Band of Kindness in connection with Emmanuel Church (which provides a free breakfast for poor children during winter months at Marsh-street every Sunday morning), and junior secretary for Bankhall Mission. He was very popular amongst the children in that district, and will be much missed. A memorial service was held at Culver-street Wesleyan Church, Colchester, on Sunday, November 25th, and a similar service on Sunday evening last at Bankhall Institute, was well attended.
GUTHRIEThomas William PoleThird EngineerMercantile Marine S.S. "Canova."113 Bedford Road, Bootle24/12/191732Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the husband of Gertrude Maud Guthrie. He was one of seven crewmen lost when his ship was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a submarine, 15 miles north of Minehead. He is commemorated on the White Star Line memorial.
GWINNELLCHARLES SIMPSONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion3668649 Knowsley Road, Bootle09/04/1917Henin Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was the son of William Gwinnell.
GWINNELLJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 9th Battalion520698 Kilburn Street, Bootle05/11/1916Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born at Seaforth in 1894, the son of William Gwinnell and Jane (nee Simpson).
HADDOCKAlbert JamesPrivateRoyal Fusiliers 32nd Battery6608285 Beatrice St, Bootle08/03/1917Menin Gate. Ypres.Albert was killed after being in France only for 6 weeks. He was a former pupil of Bedford Road School where he is also remembered. Albert was also organist at Queens Road Methodist Bible class and Sunday School.
HAGANPatrick LewisPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion2734224 Downing Road, Bootle07/01/191622Danzig Alley Cemetery FrancePatrick Hagan was selected as a sniper and was killed in the action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the "big push" as it was termed.
HAGERTYFrancis AndrewSergeantRoyal Field Artillery 32nd Brigade68721Spenser Street, Bootle10/11/191822Queant Communal Cemetery British ExtensionFrancis Andrew Hagerty was the son of Patrick and Marie Hegarty (nee Johansen). He died of wounds received in France on 11th October 1918.
HAGGASWalterScots Guards 1st Battalion7918Clarks Mills, Oneida County New York U.S.A.11/11/191421Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.Walter Haggas was the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Haggas of Clark's Mills, Oneida County, New York, USA. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
HALLAMStanleySouth Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion1917098 Bedford Road, Bootle, Liverpool 25/02/191742Basra MemorialStanley Hallam was the son of Thomas and Sarah Hallam. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia.
HALSALLThomasTrimmerMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Laurentic"6528127 Summer Seat, Bootle25/01/191719Plymouth Naval Memorial.Thomas Halsall was the son of Thomas and Susan Halsall. He was killed when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland.

HAMILTONAbraham MonteithPrivateBorder Regiment, 2nd Battalion60114 Riddock Road, Litherland02/07/191530Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, FleurbaixAbraham Monteith Hamilton was born at Kirkdale on the 28th March 1875, he was the son of Charles Hamilton and Barbara (nee Williamson).
HAMILTONSamuelPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion18.16238111 Bedford Road, Bootle22/10/191625Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceSamuel enlisted with the Liverpool Pals and after training at Hooton, Knowsley, Grantham, and Aldershot, went across to France in late 1915. In action at the Battle of the Somme, he was severely wounded in both legs and the left arm by machine gun fire. He died a few days afterwards in a British hospital in France.
HANDLEYRICHARD ATKINSONPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 2nd Battalion7340296 Irlam Road, Bootle01/12/191719Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRichard was the son of Richard and Sarah Handley. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.
HANLONDanielFiremanMercantile Marine S.S. "Breckknockshire"73 Audley Street, Bootle29/06/191726Bootle Civic MemorialJust a couple of weeks after getting married, Daniel left Liverpool for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a member of the crew of S.S. Brecknockshire. The vessel was captured and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by S.M.S. Moewe (German for Seagull) on the 15th February 1917. The crew of the Brecknockshire were taken prisoner and arrived in Bremerhaven, Germany on 22nd March 1917. Daniel died at sea while a P.O.W. (of Tuberculosis).
HANLONThomas JamesCorporal South Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion1041140 Brasenose Road, Bootle12/06/191824Basra War Cemetery, IraqThomas was born at Bootle in 1894, the son of Martin Hanlon and Margaret (nee Casey). He died whilst serving in Mesopotamia on 6th December 1918.
HANLON (Alias Morgan)AndrewFiremanMercantile Marine S.S. "Fabian"79 Bangor Street, Bootle20/09/191725Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAndrew was lost when the S.S. Fabian was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB-50. On watch at the time of his death, he was the only member of the crew who lost his life.
HANNAHDavidGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 40th Battery, 25th Brigade245111104 Thornton Road, Bootle09/03/191821Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, HaucourtDavid Hannah was born c 1897. He was the son of David Hannah and Agnes (nee Bews). He had only had been serving for 6 months in France when he was killed in action.
HANNAWAYJohn JosephLance Corporal The King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion8871643 Southey Street, Bootle17/09/191819Pernes British Cemetery. Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in Bootle in 1899 and was the son of James Patrick and Miriam Hannaway (nee Riley). He enlisted at Seaforth and died of wounds on the 17th September 1918.
HARDMANJamesDriverRoyal Field Artillery H. Q. 13th Division1687211 Hornby Road, Bootle15/07/191638Basra Memorial, IraqJames Hardman was the son of Richard and Mary Hardman, and the husband of Annie Hardman. He died serving in Mesopotamia.
HARDYAlfredPrivateLeinster Regiment, 2nd Battery1813751 Hood Street, Bootle22/05/191835Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceAlfred enlisted in the army at Seaforth on October 19th 1915. He was firstly given service no 5897 in the Connaught Rangers before eventually becoming attached to the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment. He was twice wounded. Alfred died of wounds on the 22nd May 1918. His officer wrote to his family:- "I can tell you he was one of the very best fighters we had, always most reliable, and he had magnificent stamina".
HARPERHarryLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion1784523 Oak Street, Bootle11/07/191629Thiepval Memorial Somme, FranceHarry Harper enlisted with the 'Liverpool Pals' on the 4th September 1914 at Liverpool. He fought at the Battle of the Somme and was killed in action.
HARPERJamesRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion26991 Ince Avenue, Litherland05/06/191619Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, FranceJames Harper enlisted at Liverpool. He died of wounds on 5th June 1916.
HARPERPeterPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion19765112 Berry Street, Bootle12/07/1916Thiepval Memorial Somme, FrancePeter was the son of Andrew Harper of 112 Berry Street, Bootle. He died on the battlefields of the Somme.
HARPERThomas JamesPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion298148 Oak Street, Bootle18/08/191640Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, FranceThomas was born at Chester in 1876. He was the son of Thomas and Jane Harper (nee Cross), and married Sarah Ann Wilson He enlisted in the army at Liverpool. It is likely that he was posted to the front on the 30th November 1915. Thomas was killed in action.
HARRINGTONThomas PatrickActing CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion2394511 Boswell Street, Bootle31/07/191725Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was born at Bootle in 1892. He married Alice (nee Mallon) in 1890. Thomas was among the first to respond to Lord Derby's call on the formation of the "Pals", and was subsequently attached to a machine gun section. He died on the 1st day of the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
HARRINGTONHENRY ACKWORTHGunnerRoyal Field Artillery WEST Lancashire695367182 Bedford Road, Bootle01/11/192227UnknownHenry was the son of Samuel Harrington and Mary (nee Fortay). He enlisted in the Army on the 7th October, and went overseas after January 1916. He was discharged from the R.F.A. on the 8th February 1919, due to ill-health, and was issued with a Silver War Badge, to show he was an ex-serviceman. Henry died in 1922.
HARRISFrank Peter1st Class StokerRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Queen Mary. "K/14222104 Litherland Road, Bootle31/05/191623Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandFrank was the son of Thomas Henry Harris and Margaret Matilda Mellor (nee Hill). He was born on the 5th May 1893 at Bootle. Frank joined the Royal Navy, he was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Queen Mary, a key battle-cruiser which was sunk with huge loss of life.
HARRISONAlexanderPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion5290511 Keats Street, Bootle08/08/191720Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlexander was born at 13 Brasenose Road, Bootle, on the 19th July 1897. He was wounded in action and died of his injuries on 8th August 1917. He had been at the front for approximately 13 months.
HARRISONHerbert RowlandFlight Cadetattached to Royal Air Force from 19th Army Cyclist Corps.17 Cedar Street, Bootle07/09/191821Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandHerbert enlisted on the 2nd October 1915 and was posted to France on the 16th March 1917. He transferred to the School of Aeronautics at Bristol on 19th April 1918. On the evening of the 7th September 1918 Herbert was accidentally killed during a solo flight at Wittering Aerodrome (No.1 Training Depot Station). The aircraft spun into the ground.
HARRISONIsaacPrivateManchester Regiment, 13th Battery788765 Springwell Road, Orrell20/02/191532Ocklynge Cemetery, Eastbourne, EnglandIsaac was the husband of Mary Harrison (nee McDermott). He enlisted in Liverpool and died on 20th February 1915.
HARRISONJames DaulbyPrivateSeaforth Highlanders 7th BatteryS/1004129 Olivia Street, Bootle14/07/191623Thiepval Memorial Somme, FranceJames enlisted in January 1915 and was killed in action on 14th July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. His company was moving up a communication trench to come to the aid of another hard-pressed unit, when they came under heavy shell-fire. It was later reported that James was killed instantly by a shrapnel burst, together with several of his comrades.
HARRISONJOHN HENRYPrivateCheshire Regiment, 10th Battalion4570224/03/1918Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn was born at 9 Orlando Street, Bootle on the 11th March 1898; the son of James Thomas Harrison and Margaret Ann (nee McKay). He was killed in action during the German spring offensive in 1918.
HARRISONSIMONDriverRoyal Army Service Corps Advance H.T. DeportT/36498955 Bangor Street, Bootle23/09/1918Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelSimon Harrison was the son of Richard Harrison and Mary Harrison (nee Kelly). He enlisted in Bootle and was drafted to Palestine, where he was killed in action.
HARVEYWilliam HenryLance CorporalGrenadier Guards 5th Battery17086Died in London 191714/10/191720Brompton Cemetery, EnglandWilliam was born at Toxteth Park in 1897. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool. It is likely that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He died in London.
HASKAYNEJohn CHARLESSergeantSouth Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battery2556713 Talbot Street, Bootle25/02/191723Basra Memorial, IraqJohn Charles Haskayne was born at Bootle in 1893. He was the son of Richard Haskayne and Isabella (nee Lowe). John was killed in action in Mesopotamia on February 25th 1917.
HATTONWILLIAM NOELPrivateRoyal Army Service Corps 208th Siege BatteryM2/12763409/04/191824Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was born at Toxteth Park in 1897, the son of William and Mary Ann Harvey. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He died in London.
HAWKINSJohnPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion35946569 Salisbury Road, Bootle12/12/191722Maubeuge Centre Cemetery, Nord, FranceJohn was the son of John and Margaret Hawkins (nee Cusack). He enlisted in the army at Seaforth, his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. John was wounded and captured at Hannecourt on the 30th November 1917. He died of pneumonia at Maubeuge hospital, Germany.
HAWTHORNERobertPrivateCheshire Regiment, 16th Battalion6197131 Molyneux Street, Bootle28/03/191822St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceRobert enlisted in 1915,serving in France. In early 1918 he was granted 2 weeks home leave, only 7 weeks after returning to the front, Robert was severely wounded by an exploding shell. His mother travelled to France to see him in hospital, arriving on the 28th March, sadly Robert had died only an hour prior to her arrival. All she could do was to attend his funeral.
HAYESJAMESRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion3667552 Southey Street, Bootle09/04/191821Loos Memorial, FranceJames was born at Bootle on the 7th September 1896; the son of Martin Hayes and Ellen (nee Hinchey). A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times, "Pri. J. Hayes KLR son of Mr & Mrs Hayes was seriously wounded on August 9th, part of his face being blown away."
HAYESJOHN HENRY LAURIE5th EngineerMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania10 Leicester Road, Bootle07/05/191530Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the son of Hannah Malia Hayes and (the late) Andrew Hayes; husband of Jeanetta Brown Hayes (nee Purves) of. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
HAYESJOHN EDMUNDPrivateIrish Guards 1st Battalion630912 Malcolm Street, Bootle17/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,John was born at East Ham, London in 1892. He was the son of James Hayes and Ellen (nee Roache). He was killed in action on The Somme battlefields.
HAYWOODThomasPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion31288 Church Road, Orrell09/08/191630Thiepval Memorial Somme, FranceThomas was the son of Thomas (Francis) Haywood and Annie Haywood. He was born in Liverpool in 1886 and enlisted in November 1914. He went to France in August 1915, serving as a sniper. He was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
HAZLEWOODJames EnglandPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion49081132 Moore Street, Bootle01/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames was born in 1883 at Toxteth Park. He was he son of Alfred, a sailmaker, and Louisa Hazlewood (nee England). He married Mary Ellen McCarthy in 1914 and enlisted in July 1916. James was killed by a German shell, whilst trench digging.
HEATONWilliamPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion18087Address not known09/07/1915La Gorgue Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceWilliam enlisted in September 1914. After training at Litherland, he crossed over to France in March 1915. He was wounded and nursed in various hospitals in France, where he spent his 20th birthday. On recovering he rejoined his regiment and went into the front line once more. He was killed near La Gorgue.
HEFFERNANJohnLance CorporalMilitary Foot Police Military Police CorpsP/1007815/06/191829Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJohn enlisted and served in the Military Police. He died at Charing Cross Hospital, London. He received a full military funeral at Ford RC Cemetery, the coffin being carried on a gun carriage and three volleys fired over the grave. The Last Post was sounded.
HELMRICHARD JAMESAble SeamanMercantile Marine SS Romeo34 Cowper Street, Bootle03/03/191819Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRichard was born at 14 Trevor Street. He was the eldest son of Richard Helm and Martha Jane (nee Howard). Richard junior was lost when the S.S. Romeo was torpedoed off the Mull of Galloway, with the loss of 29 lives.
HEMANSFrederick Joshua2nd Class StokerRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. “Victory”K/2381304/03/191521Haslar Royal Navy Cemetery, Hampshire, EnglandFrederick joined the Royal Navy early in 1915; serving at the naval shore base H.M.S. Victory. He died of Pneumonia and empyema at Haslar Naval Hospital, Gosport, Hampshire less than two months later.
HENDRYTHOMASPrivateScot Guards 2nd Battalion1608947 Sidney Road, Bootle11/04/191827St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceThomas died of injuries received in action, at the 10th General Hospital in Rouen.
HENSHAWGEORGEPrivateWelsh Regiment, 9th Battalion5626616/04/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge was born at Liscard; the son of Elizabeth Henshaw. He enlisted in the army at Seaforth, and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium.
HENSHILWOODAlexander Russell2nd LieutenantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 9th Battalion99 Worcester Road, Bootle27/09/191631Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceAlex joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps at Berkhamsted. In January 1916 he received his commission, and later went through some specialised training courses at Aldershot. A capable officer, Alex was was severely wounded in heavy fighting on the front line, succumbing to his injuries on September 27th 1916.
HEWITTJAMESTrimmerMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Alcantara."76189460 Brasenose Road, Bootle29/02/191619Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandJames served with the Mercantile Marine, he died when H.M.S. Alcantara was sunk in action with the German auxiliary cruiser Greif in North Sea.
HEWSONROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion52360106 Brookhill Road, Bootle10/04/1917Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, pas de Calais, FranceRobert was born at Bootle in 1893. He was the son of John and Mary Ann Hewson (nee O'Brien). He joined the K.L.R. on 3rd May 1915, and had been in France ten months when he was killed. Wlist serving with the Lewis Gun Section, he was mortally injured.
HIGGINSEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 9th Battalion2425730/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,Edward was the son of Annie Higgins. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals and was posted to the front with his Battalion on 7th November 1915. He was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
HIGGINSTHOMASStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. “Queen Mary”K/1023031/05/1916Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandThomas Higgins was born at Liverpool on the 4th December 1890. He joined the Royal Navy and was killed when HMS Queen Mary was sunk during Battle of Jutland.
HILLYERELLIOTTPrivateRoyal Army Service CorpsS/29491117 Prior Street, Bootle04/05/191732Lost on H.M.T. “Transylvania” and is commemorated on Savona Town Cemetery, ItalyElliott enlisted in Seaforth and was mobilised on the 8th February 1917. On the 20th April he was posted to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force but never reached his destination. He was drowned on the 4th May 1917 when the troopship H.M.T. Transylvania was torpedoed off the coast of Savona, Italy en route from Marseilles to Alexandria.
HILTONDOUGLASPrivateCanadian Infantry British Columbia Regiment12970412 Stanley Road, Bootle30/03/191732Villers Station Cemtery, Villers au Bois, FranceDouglas was the husband of Lizzie Hilton. He arrived in England from Vancouver with his regiment in May, 1916, and left for France in August 1916. He joined his company's Lewis gun crew, and was on duty in the front line trench, when one of the enemy's shells struck the trench where he was standing, he was killed instantly.
HOBBSHENRY BEDOLieutenantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th BattalionCairnsmore, Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands.15/03/191726Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceHenry Bedo Hobbs was the son of Frank and Emma Hobbs. Henry was killed in action on The Somme battlefields.
HOFFMANFREDERICK JAMESLance CorporalGrenadier Guards 3rd Battalion2388545 Virginia Street, Bootle05/09/191727Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick was born at Bootle in 1891. He enlisted at Liverpool and died of wounds on the 5th September 1917.
HOLDEN JOSEPH HOWARTHPrivateThe King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, 1st Battalion81548 Sussex Street, Bootle24/05/1915Dunhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph enlisted in the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment for a term of four years, serving at numerous bases across the United Kingdom. At the beginning of 1906, he was drafted to India, serving a further six years. He returned to England to obtain his discharge, transferring to the army reserve. Joseph was recalled to the colours on the outbreak of the war and was sent to France with his regiment on the 22nd August 1914. he was killed in action near Ypres.
HOLDINGLEONARD KEMPENPHELTAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division Drake BattalionMersey Z/168344 Marsh Lane, Bootle02/07/191519Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, TurkeyLeonard enlisted in the Royal Naval Division on the 17th September 1914, served with the Drake Battalion from the 3rd November 1914 until he was killed in action whilst serving in the Dardanelles. Leonard had been ion the front line for approximately 5 months.
HOLLANDCHARLESStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Goliath”520VAddress no longer exists (5 Grimshaw Street, Bootle)13/05/191544Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandCharles was the husband of Margaret Holland. He was lost whilst serving on HMS Goliath, a Canopus-class battleship. She was torpedoed and sunk by a Turkish destroyer, in the Dardanelles.
HOLLANDWILLIAM ARTHURPioneerRoyal Engineers "X" Corps Signal Company25161792 Litherland Road, Bootle15/01/191830Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt Saulcourt, FranceWilliam was the son of Robert Holland and Clara Jane Holland (nee Balmer). He married Emma Saunders in 1914 at Christ Church, Bootle. He enlisted at Bootle and was killed in France.
HOLLIDAYCHARLESCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion314796 Formby Place, Bootle, in 191128/10/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Charles was born in Bootle in 1879, the son of  Matthew Charles and Catherine Holliday (nee Banister). He married Mary Bellew at SS Peter & Paul's Church, Crosby in 1903. Charles went into action with his unit and was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
HOLLINGHURSTALBERT EDWARDLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion52419112 Bedford Road, Bootle31/08/191831Honourable Artillery Company Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein, FranceAlbert was born at Bootle in 1887; the son of William and Ann Hollinghurst (nee Pugh). Before the war Albert was working as a grocer's assistant. He enlisted with the King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle. Albert was reported wounded and missing on 31st August, later listed as ‘killed in action’
HOLLYGEORGE JAMESPrivateRoyal Berkshire Regiment, 2/4th Battalion20230629 Bangor Street, Bootle03/04/191726Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceGeorge enlisted in Liverpool. His medal card suggests that he arrived on the Western Front after January 1916. George died of wounds . His two twin bother also perished
HOLLYHENRY HERBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion26660729 Bangor Street, Bootle24/03/1918Bac Du Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas De Calais, FranceHenry service records have not survived. His medal card suggests that he arrived on the Western Front after January 1916. Henry enlisted at Bootle, he died of wounds. His twin Robert and brother Henry also died.
HOLLYROBERT BALLINGTONPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion552529 Bangor Street, Bootle19/07/1916Loos Memorial, FranceRobert's service records haven’t survived. His medal card suggests that he arrived on the Western Front after January 1916. Robert enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action. His twin brother Henry and brother George both died.
HORRIGANJOHNPetty OfficerRoyal Naval Brigade 2nd [Howe] BattalionMersey 2/19251 Stanley Road, Bootle11/06/191521Lancashire Landing Cemetery, TurkeyJohn enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the 28th April 1913. He served with the Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division from the 22nd August 1914 until he died of wounds at the 11th Casualty Clearing Station in the Dardanelles. He had received a bullet wound which perforated his abdomen exactly a week earlier on the 4th June 1915.
HORTONTHOMAS ANTHONYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, ,1/7th Battalion1736112 Irlam Road, Bootle04/06/191925Place of burial unknownThomas joined the Territorial 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle in 1913, and was mobilised in August 1914. He was posted to the Western Front in March 1915. Thomas suffered a gun-shot wound to the face on the 25th Sept 1916, (during the Battle of the Somme), which shattered his lower right jaw. He was shipped home on the 4th October for treatment at the Scottish General Hospital. The wound was very extensive, and after surgery he was left with restricted movement and great difficulty eating unprocessed food. Thomas was discharged as permanently unfit on the 11th June 1917 and died at home in 1919.
HOUGHTONGEORGE EDWINPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, ,8th Battalion51691 16 Mellor Road, Birkenhead11/09/1918Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was born at Birkenhead on the 17th August 1886. He was the son of George Edwin and Margaret Houghton (nee Bradbury).  Goerge enlisted in Liverpool and it is likely that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He served in both the 8th and 19th Battalions of The King's (Liverpool) Regiment, George was killed in action.
HOUSTONSYDNEY JAMESPrivateMachine Gun Corps 64th Brigade3006109 Linacre Lane, Bootle02/04/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceSydney was born at Birkenhead in 1884, the son of David and Fannie Houston.  He died in the Arrras area on 2nd April 1917.
HOWARDCHARLESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26700616 Ash Street, Bootle29/09/191724St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceCharles Howard was born at Bootle in 1893. He was the son of Charles Howard and Mary Ann (nee Roscoe).  Charles enlisted in the army at Bootle and it is likely that he was sent to the front after January 1916. He was wounded in September 1916 and then after hospital treatment, returned to his unit.  Charles was later was killed in action when (following an attack) he was crawling back  to the trench to give information and to  make an effort to get the wounded back in the trench.   
HOWARDCHARLESStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Glatton. "K/1398951 Claudia Street, Walton. 16/09/1918Gillingham Woodlands Cemetery, EnglandCharles Howard was born at Bootle on the 6th May 1893.  He joined the Royal Navy in 1911, and died on 16th September 1918 when serving aboard HMS Glatton.  A fire broke out in one of  the 6-inch gun magazines.  The ship had to be scuttled to prevent an explosion which would have devastated the town of Dover. 79 lives were lost as a result of the disaster. Charles was buried with 56 of his crew-mates at Gillingham Cemetery.  
HOWARDFREDPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 8th Battalion1669216 Ash Street, Bootle.15/07/1916Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, FranceFred Howard in Bootle on the 16th August 1882. He was the son of Charles and Mary Ann Howard (nee Roscoe).  He enlisted in the army at Bootle and he was posted to the front on 1st August 1915. Fred Howard went missing, later presumed dead, during the Battle of the Somme on the 15th July 1916.   
HOWARDWILLIAMGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 123/28th1949516 Ash Street17/05/1917Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam enlisted in the army at Seaforth; his medal card records that he was posted to the Western Front on the 14th July 1915. Williame died of wounds at the 14th Field Ambulance in France on the 17th May 1917, his effects were left to Miss Lily Pelos.
HOWARDJAMESPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2/4th Battalion3289827/09/1918Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was born at 33 Boswell Street, Bootle on the 27th November 1899. He was the son of James Howard and Emily (nee Williams). He enlisted in the army at Bootle and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in France on the 27th September 1918. 'Soldiers Effects' were given to his grandmother, Elizabeth Howard, as his sole heir.
HOWARDJAMESPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd/4th Battalion3289851 Stanley Road, Bootle27/09/1918Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was a clerk when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the 28th April 1913. He served with the Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division from the 22nd August 1914 until he died of wounds at the 11th Casualty Clearing Station in the Dardanelles. He had received a bullet wound which perforated his abdomen exactly a week earlier on the 4th June 1915.
HOYJAMESPrivate18th Lancashire Hussars Battalion and The King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion8518714 Malcolm Street, Bootle16/10/191831Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceJames Hoy was the son of William and Rose Ann Hoy of 14 Malcolm Street, Bootle. He died in the Roisel area, of the SommeBattlefields.
HUDSONSTANLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion135783 Hemer Place, Bootle20/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceStanley was born at Bootle on the 2nd January 1893; the son of John Hudson and Eliza (nee Spiers). Before the war he worked as a carter. He enlisted in Liverpool and was posted to the Western Front on the 20th August 1915. He was killed in action in France.
HUGHESRICHARD EVANPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, , 7th Battalion331430 Oak Street, Bootle16/05/191522Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceRichard was born at Bootle in 1893, the younger son of Hugh and Martha Hughes(nee Woolfall).  Richard married Lilly Hamilton in 1914. He and his brother enlisted in the 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment in December 1914 and was sent to the front in March 1915 . Richard was killed  (and posted as missing) in action at Festubert on 16th May 1915. (His brother was wounded in the same action).
HUGHESEDWIN P.Petty OfficerRoyal Naval Division [RN] COLLINGWOOD BattalionMersey Z/137528 Stanley Road, Bootle04/06/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyEdwin was the son of Mrs Ruth Rowen, he was born at Bootle on the 16th April 1892. The Royal Naval Division Casualties shows that Edwin enlisted on the 14th September 1914, at which time he was working as a labourer. He served with the Collingwood Battalion from the 4th March 1915 until his death at Gallipoli on the 4th June 1915.
HUGHESHUGHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion5236844 Selwyn Street, Kirkdale12/04/191840Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumHugh was the son of Richard and Jane Hughes of Anglesea; husband of Rosetta Hughes. He was killed in action during the trench warfare on the Western Front.
HUGHESJOHN BENJAMINPetty OfficerRoyal Navy HMS RoxburghJ8722528 Stanley Road, Bootle01/02/191622UnknownJohn was the son of Mrs Ruth Rowen, he was born at Everton on the 1st January 1894. In 1911 John joined the Navy, going on to serve on HMS. Ganges, HMS Invincible at the Battle of Heligoland Bight, then onto HMS. Roxburgh. In August 1915 John was invalided out suffering from Tuberculosis. He died at home in 1916, aged 22.
HUGHESOWENLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion7 Moore Street, Bootle22/03/1918Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceOwen Hughes was born at Bootle c 1891; He was the son of Richard and Grace Hughes. He was killed in action during the defence of Savy and Roupy, during the German spring offensive in 1918.
HUGHESOWEN ROBERTPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 24th Battalion34553720 Hertford Road, Bootle07/09/191824Messines Ridge British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumOwen was the son of Robert Hughes of Carnarvon; husband of Bertha Hughes. He was killed in action during the action to retake the village of Messines from the Germans; which finally succeeded on 28-29 September 1918.
HUGHESTHOMAS HENRYRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/6th Battalion24183728 Carolina Street, Bootle31/07/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was the son of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Hughes. He was killed in action on the Battlefield around Ypres.
HUGHES THOMAS H.PrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, , 12th Battalion147279 Rhyl Street, Bootle25/09/191521Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, FranceThomas was born at Liverpool in 1894, he enlisted in the 12th Battalion KLR. Thomas was struck by a shell and killed at the front.  
HUGHES THOMASPrivateWorcestershire Regiment, 4th Battalion1005643 Brasenose Road, Bootle06/08/191527Helles Memorial, TurkeyThomas Hughes was the son of Ebenezer and Ann Hughes of 9 Rhyl Street, Bootle. He died in the Gallipoli campaign.
HULLIGANMICHAEL JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion26859111 Croxteth Road, Bootle19/07/1916Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Nord, FranceMichael was born on the 14th November 1895 in Bootle; the son of James and Catherine Christina Hulligan. He was killed in action in the vicinity of Aubers Ridge, which was fought over for almost 4 years, from October 14-October 18.
HULMEARNOLD HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion534369 Gray Street, Bootle25/06/191623St. Hilaire Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceArnold was born in 1893, the son of Edward Hulme and Fanny Clara Hulme (nee Filcock).  He he enlisted in the 7th Battalion KLR aged 22 years.  He was shot and became dangerously ill from a gunshot wound to the left calf received on the 3rd June 1916. His next of kin was notified on 19th June 1916 and informed that Arnold could not be visited at the C.S. Hospital at Le Havre. He died from haemorage and exhaustion.   
HUMPHRAYHENRYStokerRoyal Navy H.M.S. " Indefatigable. "5911S238 Rimrose Road, Bootle.31/05/191633Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandHenry was the son of Ann Humphray (nee Halcrow) of 12 Stafford Street, Bootle, and the late Peter Humphray. Henry was killed at the  battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard battlecruiser  H.M.S. Indefatigable which was sunk with great loss of life.
HUMPHREYRUPERT HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion367526 Sussex Street, Bootle22/08/191623Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceRupert was born at Bootle in 1893. He enlisted in the army at Bootle and was likely posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in in the front-line trench along with several others, by a hand grenade; death was apparently instantaneous.  
HUMPHREYSTHOMAS OWENPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 17th Battalion9102 Cambridge Road, Bootle25/09/191524Beach Cemetery, Anzac, TurkeyThomas was the son of Owen and Sarah Humphreys of 2 Cambridge Road, Bootle. He emigrated to Australia circa 1913. He enlisted in the Australian infantry and served at Gallipoli. He was killed after being struck by a bomb thrown by the Turkish soliders. 
HUMPHRIESWILLIAM HENRYPrivateManchester Regiment, 11th Battery4211216 Markfield Road, Bootle17/08/191736New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the son of James Dorward and Emma Humphries. He served with the Manchester Regiment and died on the battlefields of the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). 
HUNTNORMAN WILLIAMCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion2273144 Garden Lane, Bootle03/07/191631Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceNorman William Hunt was the son of W B Hunt (of Buenos Aires), and the husband of Amy E Hunt. He was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields.
HUNTERJAMES ANDREW LEGGPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion544331 Warwick Road, Bootle09/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,James Hunter was born at 190 Scotland Road, Liverpool on the 6th April 1895. He was the son of James and Agnes Hunter (nee Howarth).  He enlisted in the army at Liverpool and it is likely  that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action at the battle of the Somme.  
HUNTERWILLIAMJunior 4th Engineer OfficerMercantile Marine S.S. "La Negra"30 Miranda  Road, Bootle03/09/191721Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was born at Kirkdale. He was the son of William and Mary Hunter (Nee Soley).  He served in the Mercantile Marine as 4th engineer on The SS La Negra. William was one of four casualties, following a torpedo explosion which sunk the ship. William was reported to have stayed at his post until the end. 
HUPEFREDERICK WILLIAM HENRY1st MateMercantile Marine H.M.T. "Mariston. "15/07/191729Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandBorn at Bootle, Frederick was the husband of Margaret Hupe of 1 Model Cottages, East Sheen, London.  He served in the Mercantile Marine. Frederick died when the  S.S. Mariston  was sunk, while voyaging from Almeria to Glasgow,  by submarine UB-45, west of Fastnet.  28 lives were lost .
HUTCHINSONWILLIAMGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 67th Siege Battery4836842 St. John's Road, Bootle13/05/191727Mory Abbey Military Cemetery Mory, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Hutchinson. At the time of his death he was engaged in ‘very important duty’, the enemy began to shell the position. One shell landed close to William and killed him instantaneously. Before the war he was as a prominent member of the Wesley Hall Football Club.
HUTTONTHOMASPrivateRoyal Naval Division Deal Battalion and H.M.S. "HermionePO/1633660 Benedict Street, Bootle10/05/191520Helles Memorial, TurkeyThomas Hutton enlisted in the Deal Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry at Liverpool in 1912. He is listed as serving with the Portsmouth Battalion in 1914. and he saw action at Dunkirk and at the Defence of Antwerp that year.  Thomas then served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from the 28th February 1915 until he was killed in action at Gallipoli .
HUYTONRICHARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion35894648 Howe Street, Bootle24/04/191820Brown's Road Military Hospital, Festubert, FranceRichard was the son of Robert and Sarah Jane Huyton (nee McKenna).  He enlisted in 1916, and was sent to France in February 1917. On July 31st 1917 he was seriously gassed, and burned. As a result, he spent time in a London military hospital. Once recovered and after a short leave at home he rejoined his Battalion, on January 9th 1918.  Richard was killed in action on April 24th during heavy fighting.
HYNESEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion146765 Summerseat, Bootle14/12/191520Rue de Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was born at Bootle in 1895, the son of John and CatherineHynes (nee Jefferys).  He enlisted in the army at Liverpooland was posted to the front on the 24th July 1915. Edward was killed in action in France.
INGHAMWALTERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion266836240 Marsh Lane, Bootle09/04/191836Brown's Road Military Hospital, Festubert, FranceWalter was the son of Harry and Agnes Ingham, of Dewsbury and the husband of Dorris.
INGRAMJOHN VERNONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion142527 Strand Road, Bootle16/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn Vernon was an artist of considerable attainments and was an apprentice with Mr. Thomas McHugh, decorator. John Vernon was not reported killed at the time as he had no ID disc upon him. It was over four months before official news of his death reached parents Richard and Sarah Ingram, regarding the death of their only son.
IRELANDROBERTPioneer SergeantRoyal Munster Fusiliers 1st Battalion996712/05/191534Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, TurkeyRobert was born in County Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Joshua and Harriet Ireland. Robert had two brothers Robert and Charles and a sister Emily and was married to Nellie.
IRVINEWALTER BANNISTERAir Mechanic 1st ClassRoyal Air Force No.1 School of Bombing 3721172 Wadham Road, Bootle09/11/191820Bootle Cemetery, EnglandWalter Bannister Irvine was the only son of Robert and Nellie Irvine. Walter died in the Salisbury General Infirmary on November 9th 1918 of pneumonia. Walter attended No. 1 School of Bombing (Stonehenge).
IRVINGEDWARD JOHNMercantile Marine SS Henry R James9 Delaware Street, Bootle16/07/191733Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEdward was the son of the late James Henry and Louisa Irving; husband of Gertrude Jane Irving (nee Bolton). He was killed when the S.S. Henry R. James was torpedoed by the German submarine UC-48 (Kurt Ramien) 10 miles off Brittanym with the loss of twenty-four lives.
JACKSONJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion4297432 Pope Street, Bootle04/08/191727Hagle Dump Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelguimJohn was the son of John and Elizabeth Jackson. Previous to joining the colours in June, 1916, he was employed by Swifts, Beef Co.
JACKSONGEORGEPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 44th BattalionG/11059468 Watts Lane, Orrell, Bootle01/02/191932Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandGeorge was the son of Mrs Sushanha Thomas; husband of Margaret Burgess (formerly Jackson). He died of sickness, his health compromised, after the armistice.
JACKSONHENRYLeading SeamanRoyal Navy S.S. “Kildonan Castle”20780008/10/192036Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandHenry Jackson was the only son of John Jackson and Mary Elizabeth (nee Hubbard). He married Florence (nee Davies), and had three children. Henry joined the Royal Fleet Reserve on the 1st June 1913 and was mobilise on the 2nd August 1914. He served throughout the period of the Great War as a leading seaman. Henry Jackson is commemorated on Bootle Civic Memorial but he is not officially war dead as he died after leaving the Navy.
JAMESJOHN GEORGELance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion2962526 Woodville Terrace, Liverpool L627/04/191726St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceJohn was the son of Walter Scott and Mary James. John was an "old boy" of Hawthorne Road School, Bootle. Before the war he was employed by Messrs. H. Hargreaves & Son, Stockbrokers, Liverpool and is commemorated on the Liverpool Stock Exchange memorial.
JAMESONJOHNPrivateLabour Corps 733rd Company3474406 Leicester Road, Bootle15/12/191727St. Julien Dressing Station, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of John and Mary Jameson and was an "old boy" of Christ Church School, Bootle.
JAMIESONALEXANDERCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion1253126/03/1918Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceAlexander was the son of Mary A Jamieson. He died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War at a Field Hospital, Flavy-le-Martel, France.
JAMIESONTHOMASEngineer LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Laurentic”32 Worcester Road, Bootle25/01/1917Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandThomas Jamieson was born at Bootle in 1884, the son of John Jamieson and Elizabeth (nee Gibson). He was killed when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland on the 25th January 1917.
JARDINEWALLACECompany Sergeant MajorSouth Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion7241 83 Marsh Lane, Bootle30/01/191631Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceWallace was the son of Alexander Leith and Mary Ann Jardine and the husband of Frances. Wallace was a regular soldier having joined the Army in 1911, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant by the time he was posted to the Western Front in 1915.
JARDINEJAMES HERBERTSergeantRoyal Army Medical Corps 16th Mac154075 Brookhill Road, Bootle21/03/192236UnknownJames was the son of Alexander Leith Jardine and Mary Ann (nee Adshead). James married Miriam Annie Anderson in 1908. He and his wife had five sons. He served as a Sergeant with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was posted to the Western Front on the 4th October 1915 and was transferred to the Army Reserve on the 18th March 1919. Although he is not officially 'war dead', his name commemorated on the Bootle Civic Memorial.
JARRETTJOHN WILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion36035314 Scott Street, Bootle10/04/191838Loos Memorial, FranceJohn was the husband of Mary Ann Jarrett. He is commemorated on the Mersey Dock and Harbour Board memorial.
JAYCHARLESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion10157 88 Knowsley Road, Bootle.05/07/191521Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was the son of Margaret (also known as Magdalene Sophia) and the late George Gibbons Jay. He is also commemorated on the A Harrison Ltd. Woodturners, Bootle memorial.
JAYWILLIAM JAMESDeck HandRoyal Naval Reserve HM Trawler Julmar4396DA19 Chaucer Street, Bootle17/01/191623Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was the son of Sarah Jane Jay and the late William James Jay. He died when H.M. Trawler Fulmar struck a British mine, Gulf of Sollum, Egypt, and sank taking her crew of 15 with her.
JEFFERSONJAMESCompany Sergeant MajorThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion182181 Bedford Road, Bootle.16/05/191536Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary A Jefferson. Before the war James was a clerk with the Great Western Railway Company. James was well known and highly esteemed, being connected with a number of local Lodges. His name appears on the memorial at Liverpool Masonic Hall.
JEFFERSONRALPH JAMES2nd LieutenantSouth Lancashire Regiment, 3rd Battalion364 Marsh Lane, Bootle25/02/191722Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceRalph was born on the 19th November 1894; the son of George and Elizabeth Ann (nee Moon). He was posted to Mesopotamia (Iraq) on the 10th August 1916 and was killed in action. Before the war he was an apprentice to marine engineering at the Allan Line works, Bootle.
JELLYMANWILLIAM HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion130643, Hartwell-street, Litherland.16/05/191518Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was the son of Emily and the late Thomas Edward Jellyman. William joined the Kings Regiment as a Territorial in 1912 and was working as a blacksmith when he was called to active service in 1914.
JENNINGSHARRYRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion595385 August Street, Bootle31/07/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHarry was the son of John Edwin and the late Jane Jennings. When Harry joined up in February last his father and brother were also serving in the Army on the Western Front. On May 31st - two days after Harry landed in France - his mother died, and he and his father were given leave to return to England for the funeral. Father and son went back to France immediately afterwards, but, as events have proved, the son was only destined to survive his mother by a couple of months. Mr. John Jennings was then discharged from the Army.
JENNINGSJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 5th Battalion276037 Chesnut Grove, Bootle07/12/191526Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was the son of Joseph and the late Mary Jennings. James is also commemorated on the memorial at St. James. R.C. church, Bootle.
JESSOPROBERT NELSONStewardMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania46 Shelley Street, Bootle07/05/191529Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert Jessop was born at Huddersfield in 1886, the son of John and Emily Jessop. After school he worked as an office boy, for an African merchant, in 1901. Robert married Helena Warrington in 1910, they had a daughter Olive. Robert was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
JOHNSOWEN LLEWELLYNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, and Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 2/1st Battalion530321 Peel Road, Bootle19/07/191619Loos Memorial, FranceOwen was the only child of Reuben Thomas and Mary Johns. He is commemorated on memorials for Gray Street Council School and Bryant And May (Diamond Matchworks), Bootle.
JOHNSONDAVIDLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion149346 Downing Road, Bootle09/08/191622Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,David was the son of Richard and Mary Johnson. David attended Bedford Road Council School and for several years was selected to play for the Bootle schoolboys F.C. in the National Competition.
JOHNSONJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion894238 Glynne Street, Orrell in 191120/05/191724Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of Joseph and Annie Johnson. John died of wounds at No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, France. John is commemorated on the Linacre Methodist Mission memorial.
JOHNSONJOHNStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S “ Diana.”1726S18 Clifford Street, Bootle13/03/191529Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, EnglandJohn, the husband of Ellen Johnson, was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and was serving aboard H.M.S. Diana when he died whilst ashore at Plymouth. He suffered multiple injuries when he was knocked down by a motor lorry in H.M. Dockyard, Devonport.
JOHNSONJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion8892Liverpool18/01/1916Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, FranceJames enlisted at Seaforth and was posted to the Western Front in December 1915.
JOHNSONJOSEPH J.RiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion8712396 St John's Road, Bootle26/09/191819Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was the son of Elizabeth and the late Joseph Johnson. He attended St.John's School, and when 12 years old was one of the selected bugler scouts who attended the rally in Windsor Park on the occasion of King George's Coronation.
JOHNSONMARTINPrivateYorkshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion20351918 Bibby's Lane, Bootle24/04/191727Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceMartin was the son of Ellen and the late Martin Andrew Johansen and the husband of Elizabeth McLean Johnson. Their daughter, Mary Martina Johnson, was born on the 23rd May 1917 a month after her father was killed in action.
JOHNSONROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion532016 Empire Road, Litherland15/11/191625Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert was the son of Peter and Mary J Johnson and the husband of Louisa S Johnson. Robert was an "old boy" of Gray Street Council School and is commemorated on the memorial at St. Leonard's C of E church.
JOHNSONVICTORPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th BattalionT/792956 Bibby's Lane, Bootle04/02/191731Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceVictor was the son of Elizabeth and the late Johnson. Victor was a Barman before enlisting at Seaforth in September 1916.
JOHNSONWILLIAMPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion16786201 Rimrose Road, Bootle09/08/191521Helles Memorial, TurkeyWilliam was the son of Frederick and Margaret Johnson. William was an "old boy" of Gray Street Council School and is commerated on the school memorial.
JOHNSTONJOHNLance CorporalRoyal Army Service Corps attached to 185th Tunnelling CompanyM2/08271721 Altcar Road, Bootle23/02/191921Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of James and Barbara Johnston. John enlisted in 1915 and became a despatch rider. Having survived a number of narrow escapes in his four years active service , John died of pneumonia following a bout of influenza.
JOHNSTONSTANLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26610843 Knowsley Road, Bootle09/08/191625Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Stanley was the husband of Caroline and father of one son. Stanley was a 'Runner' who went missing after delivering a message from headquarters to a company in the field under heavy shell-fire and sniping.
JOHNSTONWILFRID HENRYPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 14th Battalion4834Belmont, Alexandra Drive, Orrell11/04/191819Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, FranceWilfred was the eldest son of Cllr. John Henry Johnston J.P. and Mrs Maggie Hutton Gaudie Harkness Johnston. Wifred enlisted in Australia in March 1917 by special permission of the Australian Minister for Defence (being aged under 21). He had been living in Victoria and working as a clerk.
JOHNSTONCHARLES ROBERTPrivateRoyal Fusiliers 26th Battalion6390920 Rosalind St., Kirkdale26/10/191829Moorseele Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles wounded in the operation to capture the village of Moorseele, 14th October 1918. He died of his wounds.
JOHNSTONEGEORGEStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Pheasant"SS/11514420 Middlesex Road, Bootle01/03/191722Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandGeorge was the son of Andrew and Mary Johnstone and had served in the Royal Navy from before the war. When home he lived with his sister Dinah who had lost here husband William Campbell in 1915 and another brother John Johnstone in 1916.
JOHNSTONEJOHNSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion179820 Middlesex Road, Bootle15/06/191622Avesnes le Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of Andrew and Mary Johnstone, he lived with his sister Dinah who had lost here husband William Campbell in 1915 (whos body was found by John) and her brother George. John's Captain writing with news of his death said; "The Company and myself have felt his loss perhaps more than any other casualty we have had since Richebourg last year. He was so universally popular with his brother N.C.O.'s and men, and for my part I admired him as a soldier and liked him as a man."
JOHNSTONESAMUELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/10th Battalion35932430/11/191727Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceSamuel was the son of James and Margaret Johnstone, the husband of Lilian and father of two daughters.
JONESALFRED EDWARDPrivateCanadian Infantry, Quebec Regiment, 73rd Battalion132870172 Peel Road, Bootle01/03/191723Villers Station Cemtery, Villers au Bois, FranceAlfred was the son (or nephew) of Pryce and Elizabeth (Evelyn) Jones. He went out to Canada when a boy and before joining the forces in Montreal, was a farmer.
JONESCHARLESAble SeamanRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve R.N. Division "Drake" BattalionMersey Z/34811 Albany Place, Bootle.03/08/191520Skew Bridge Cemetery, TurkeyCharles was the son of William and Norah Jones. Whilst staying at the Drake Rest Camp, Charles and two other men set out to go for a swim and were hit by a stray shell.
JONESDAVID CONWAYAble SeamanRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve R.N. Division "Drake" BattalionMersey Z/34415 Akenside Street Bootle15/07/191519Helles Memorial, TurkeyDavid was the only surviving son of David and Mary Jones. Prior to the war, David was an apprentice Shipwright. He is also commemorated on the memorial at St. James R.C. church.
JONESELLISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion319614, Wheat street, Kirkdale27/05/191631Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceEllis was the son of John Lawrenson and Theresa Ellen Jones. Before enlistment Ellis worked for a Liverpool firm of cotton brokers.
JONESEDWARD (TED)SapperRoyal Engineers 95th Field Company478934 St. Catherines Road, Bootle03/12/191626Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Pas de CalaisEdward was the eldest son of John and Christina Jones. Before the war he was employed by Messrs. Harland and Wolff h\ving served an apprenticeship with Messrs. Rollo and Sons. Edward had been in France twelve months to the day when he was killed.
JONESEVAN DAVIDAble SeamanRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Leviathan"209853114 Thornton Road, Bootle05/11/191732Caister Cemetery, Great Yarmouth, EnglandEvan David was the son of Richard and Jane Jones of 14 Maes-Y-coed, Fron, Denbigh; and the husband of Mary Jones of Bootle. Evan David is also commemorated on the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board memorial.
JONESEDWIN JOHNFiremanMercantile Marine H.M.H.S. "Llandovery Castle."288 Derby Road, Bootle27/06/191829Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEdwin John was the son of Owen and Isabella and the older Brother of Hugh. Edwin was drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine. He had followed the sea ever since leaving school, and was always spoken of in the highest terms by those who knew him.
JONESFREDERICK THOMASGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 186th Siege Battalion13722615 Carolina Street, Bootle26/09/191722Westouter Churchyard and extension, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick Thomas was the son of William Alfred and Harriett Hobson Jones. Frederick Thomas was an "old boy" of St.Mary's Schools, Bootle. Before the war he was employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board and is commemorated on their memorial.
JONESHERBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion600046 Chelsea Road, Litherland.16/08/191621Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Herbert was the son of Edward Albert and Mary Jones. He arrived in France only one month before being killed in action.
JONESHARRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion2736986 Park Street, Bootle12/08/191621Higher Cemetery, Exeter, EnglandHarry was the son of Jane Jones. At the time Harry joined the Army a year ago he was employed at the Marsh-lane shop of Messrs. Irwin, provision merchants.
He died in hospital at Exeter from wounds.
JONESHUGHStewardMercantile Marine Reserve H.M.S. “ Laurentic.”61993932 Middlesex Road, Bootle25/01/1917Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandHugh was the husband of Jane Jones. Hugh was killed by a mine explosion off the Northern Irish Coast. The S.S. Laurentic was a White Star Line Ocean Liner, She was converted to an armed merchant cruiser and taken over by the Royal Navy at the onset of World War I. She was carrying about 43 tons of gold ingots at the time of her loss en route to Canada.
JONESHUGHPrivateNottingham and Derby Regiment, "C" Coy 1st Battalion, [Sherwood Foresters]109040288 Derby Road, Bootle03/10/191819South Western Cemetery, Berlin, GermanyHugh was the son of Owen and Isabella and the younger Brother of Edwin John. Hugh died of sickness whilst a POW in Germany.
JONESJOHN ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion170281 Rufford Road, Bootle01/07/191622Dantzig Alley Britsh Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FranceJohn Arthur was the son of Arthur and Mary Ellen and was born in 1894 at St.Asaph, Flintshire, Wales. He was an old scholar of Christ Church School and is commemorated on their memorial.
JONESJOHN ALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion2243417 Queen's Road, Bootle30/03/191823Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn Alexander was the son of Isabella Jones. He enlisted in November 1914 'for the duration' and was wounded in 1916 rejoining his unit after treatment for his injuries.
JONESJOHN HERBERTAssistant Cook Mercantile Marine S.S. " Semantha. "18 Scott Street, Bootle14/10/191717Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn herbert was the son of the late Robert and Catherine Jones and an "old boy" of Salisbury Road Council School. The S.S. Semantha was a cargo ship which was hit by a torpedo and sunk off the coast of Crete.
JONESJOHN RIMMER CARTWRIGHTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion3165831 Hertford Road, Bootle12/10/191624Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John (Jack) was the youngest son of Charles William and Louisa Jones. Jack was educated at Christ Church Higher Grade school and had been employed by the Allan Line for eight years before enlisting.
JONESMEREDITHCorporalRoyal Army Medical Corps 78th Sanitary Section54567430/10/191835Pieta Military Cemetery, MaltaMeredith was the husband of M.E. Jones. Communication to his wife from the War Office stated that; Corporal Meredith Jones, who died in hospital at Malta.., had been mentioned in dispatches for gallant and distinguished service in the field. Meredith was formerly employed at Bootle Town Hall and is commemorated on the Bootle Municipal Employees memorial.
JONESOWENPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, A Company, 2nd Battalion10962 Flint Street, Bootle27/07/191836Senlis French National Cemetery, FranceOwen was the son of John and Martha Jones. He was married to Mary Agnes and the father of three surviving children. Owen served in the Boer War and was wounded in both legs during that campaign. Owen was a Army Reservist from 1902 through to the outbreak of War. He survived a bouts of Malaria in Africa in 1915 and 1916 before being posted to the Western front in spring 1918.
JONESPETERRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion20191524 Anglesey Street, Bootle20/09/191723Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPeter was the son of Ann and the late Peter Jones. Peter was educated at the Seaman's Orphanage, and later entered the service of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at Bootle Station.
JONESROBERTPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Battalion2000637 Scott Street, Bootle19/03/191632Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg L'AvoueRobert was the son of Mrs E Jones and the late Mr J M Jones abd the husband of Maud Lilian Jones.
JONESROBERT GEORGECook 4thMercantile Marine S.S. “ Missanabie.”61 Derby Road, Bootle09/09/191828Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of Robert Fletcher and Ellen Ann Jones and the husband of Elizabeth Jones. The S.S. Missanabie was owned by the Canadian Pacific Line, sailing from Canada to Liverpool throughout the war. She was torpedoed on the 9th September 1918 by the German submarine U87 while 50 miles from Cobh, Ireland, with the loss of 45 lives.
JONESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion
JONESWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion225075 Downing Road, Bootle16/05/191518Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was the only son of Mr W and Mrs Mercy Jones. William was educated at Bedford Road Schools, and afterwards entered the employment of Messrs. W.H. Johnson and Sons, timber merchants, Stanley-road.
JONESWILLIAM GRATTONStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Hampshire"SS/11636432 Boswell Street, Bootle05/06/191623Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was the son of John and Margaret Jones. H.M.S. Hampshire sank off the Orkney Islands after striking a mine laid by a German submarine. She was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener. Before enlisting, William worked for the Cunard Company.
JONESWILLIAM WILFREDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 5th Battalion233320 Bank Road, Bootle08/06/191621Avesnes le Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of Edward and Annie Jones. An "old boy" of St. Mary's C of E School, William worked as a sawyer for Lamb Brothers before enlisting in August 1914.
JONESCEDWYNRiflemanLondon Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion30190831 Pembroke Road, Bootle01/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCedwyn was born at Bootle in 1880; the son of David Jones and Sarah (nee Roberts) of 'Cremlyn'. He was killed on the battlefields of The Somme.
JONESCHARLES GEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26701501/08/191724Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles was killed in action during the aftermath of Allied offensive launched in Brandhoek in July 1917.
JONESCHARLES PERCIVALPrivateThe Buffs East Kent RegimentG/1413319/09/191824Chappelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France
JONESEDWARDPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 46th Battalion207024/05/191824Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, England
JONESEGPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 20th Battalion
JONESEVAN HUGHPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 20th Battalion40096150 Gloucester Road, Bootle13/11/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEvan was the son of William and Grace Jones of Glandwr, Pentre Castell, Llanberis, Carnarvon. He died of the battlefields of The Somme.
JONESGRIFFITHS PARRYRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion24159378 Benedict Street, Bootle28/04/191723Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGriffiths died of wounds near Lijssenthoek, which was the location for a number of casualty clearing stations during the First World War.
JONESOWENPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 20th Battalion4391741 Cambridge Road, Bootle31/07/191732Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumOwen was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
JONESROBERT GEORGEPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 15th Battalion61 Derby Road, Bootle09/09/191828Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of Robert Fletcher Jones and Ellen Ann Jones; husband of Elizabeth Jones (nee Blucher). He died when the S.S. Missanabie was torpedoed by German submarine UB-87 when 52 miles from Daunts Rock, Ireland. 45 lives were lost.
JONESTHOMAS PARRYCaptainMercantile Marine SS Shipcote58 Keble Road, Bootle13/11/191546Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the husband of Mary E Parry Jones. He was serving aboard the when she disappeared whilst en route from Archangel, Russia for Le Havre, France. The official date of loss of the ship is the 13th November 1915.
JONESWILLIAM HENRYPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 16th Battalion40811112 Beatrice Street, Bootle10/10/191629Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of Henry and Ellen Jones of Cerig Sais, Rhosgadfan, Carnarvonshire. William died in the Wimereux area, this formed an important hospital centre during World War One, so it is likely that William was taken for treatment but didn’t survive.
JONESWILLIAM THOMASAble SeamanMercantile Marine SS Missanabie135 Benedict Street, Bootle09/09/191823Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam Thomas Jones was the son of Ellen Jones and (the late) John Jones. He was lost on S.S. Missanabie, when she was torpedoed by German submarine UB-87 when 52 miles from Daunts Rock, Ireland. 45 lives were lost.
JOWETTARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion35755188 Sidney Road, Bootle29/06/191727Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumArthur was the son of John Slack and Elizabeth Ann Jowett. Arthur was an "old boy" of Bedford Road Council School, and before the war was in the offices of the Hall Line, Tower Buildings, Liverpool.
JUDGEMICHAEL JOHNPrivateNorfolk Regiment, 1st/5th Battalion3307572 King's Road, Bootle28/10/191827Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptMichael John Judge was the son of Martin and Mary Ellen Judge. He died of pneumonia while serving in Egypt.
KANEJOSEPHPrivateMachine Gun Corps 91st Company6354219 Antonio Street, Bootle04/03/191724Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly Maillet, Somme, FranceJoseph was the youngest child of the late Edward Joseph and the late Catherine Kane. An "old boy" of St. Alexander's R.C. School, before enlisting, Joseph was in the Merchant Navy.
KAYWILLIAMPrivateGordon Highlanders 1/7th Battalion639430 Miranda Road, Bootle.13/11/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,William Kay was the son of William Kay. He was reported as killed in action on The Somme battlefields.
KAYESJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion1384314 Canal Street, Bootle,27/03/191636Wytschaete military Cemetery, Heuvelland, BelgiumJohn was the son of Sarah Ann Kayes and the late John Kayes. John was previously a marine stoker.
KEEGANEDWARD STEVENPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion211411 Kent Street, Bootle16/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceEdward was the youngest son of Patrick and Harriet Keegan, his brother Percy was killed 3 days after him. Before enlistment Edward was a labourer at the International Casement Co. Surrey Street.
KEEGANPERCYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion1085511 Kent Street, Bootle19/05/191523Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FrancePercy was the middle of three sons of Patrick and Harriet Keegan. Percy is commemorated on the Bryant & May (Diamond Match works) memorial. His brother Edward was also killed.
KEENANWILLIAMPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 1st Battalion15384104 Thornton Road, Bootle01/07/191619Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,William was the son of John and the late Elizabeth Keenan and stepson of Agnes Keenan. His stepbrother David Hannah was killed in 1918. William is commemorated on the memorial at St. James' R.C. church.
KELLIEJOHNPrivateNottingham and Derby Regiment, 10th Battalion, [Sherwood Foresters]25245178 Strand Road, Bootle14/05/191719Point du Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, FranceJohn the son of John and Susan Kellie. John recovered from a serious chest injury received in November 1916 and returned to his regiment in March 1917. At the time of John's death; his father was also fighting in France.
KELLYCHRISTOPHERSeamanRoyal Naval Reserve H.M. Trawler “Ina Williams”7806A27 Mann Street, Bootle30/05/191723Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandChristopher was the son of William and Anne Kelly and the husband of Mary. Christopher was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for conspicuous bravery whilst serving on a minesweeper in the North Sea in 1916.D.S.M.
KELLYJOHN JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26530240 Kirk Street, Bootle13/04/191827Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of Michael and Mary Kelly.
KELLYWILLIAMFiremanMercantile Marine H.M.H.S. “ Llandovery Castle.”363 Hawthorne Road, Bootle27/06/191837Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Kelly and the husband of Elizabeth Kelly. William was killed when the Hospital Ship 'Llandovery Castle' was attacked by an enemy submarine off the coast of Ireland.
KELLY WILLIAMPrivateManchester Regiment, 1st Battalion 10108/03/1916Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam Kelly son of William Kelly and Ann (nee Keogh). After school he enlisted in the army, being station stationed in India with the King's Liverpool Regiment in 1911. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1915. For conspicuous gallantry, coolness and resource at Neuve Chapelle. William was killed in action in Iraq (Mesopotamia).Distinguished Conduct Medal.
KENDALLJAMES THOMASPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 10th Battalion33000101 Beatrice Street, Bootle11/09/191737Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames Thomas was the son of Abraham and Mary Ann, born at Barrow-in-Furness. He was the husband of Elizabeth Jane and had four children. Before the war he was manager of Yates' Wine Lodge, Lime-street, Liverpool. James Thomas was killed by a shell during a raid in the early morning on September 11th.
KENDALLLESLIELance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st/7th Battalion26680017 Rufford Road, Bootle, in 191120/09/191724Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumLeslie was the son of Joseph Bland and Margaret Ann, born at Penrith, Cumberland. Before the war Leslie was an apprentice at Johnson Brothers dye works. Leslie is also commemorated on their memorial.
KETTLEDAYSAMUEL2nd StewardMercantile Marine S.S. "Missanabie."29 Stanley Road, Bootle09/09/191840Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandSamuel was the son of John and Margaret Selina and Husband to Rosina and they had one child. He died when the S.S. Missanabie   was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland.
KEWLEYJOHN HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion218507 Wharton Terrace, Bootle22/03/191838Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn Henry was the son of Thomas Henry and Mary and Husband to Catherine, they had one Daughter. He was one of six serving Brothers, two of whom died, William and James.
KIDDJAMESPrivateManchester Regiment, 21st Battalion529104 Surrey Street, Bootle, in 191104/10/191718Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the son of James and Esther. James was commemorated on the Hawthorne Road Council School memorial.
KINGHENRY EDWARDCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion4714352 Church Street, Bootle.11/04/191836Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceHenry Edward was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann and Husband to Marcella, they had Three Children. Before the war Henry had been employed as a checker by the L. and N.W. Railway Company.
KINGROBERT STANLEYPrivateArmy Service Corps M.T. 694th BattalionM2/13581740 Balliol Road, Bootle22/10/191823Peshawar (Right British Cemetery) & Delhi Memorial (India Gate), IndiaRobert was the son of Councillor John James King and Mrs Elizabeth King. Robert was a member of a Mechanical Transport Battalion serving in the North-Western Frontier Province of India, going on several expeditions into Afghanistan against the tribes. He died of influenza. He attended Liverpool Collegiate School and is commemorated there.
KIRBYGEORGE CLARENCEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion52349 73 Norton Street, Bootle.16/08/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,George was the youngest son of Henrietta and the late John Kirby. George was the husband of Dorothy and had one child. An "old boy" of Gray Street Council School, before the war George worked at Messrs. Cassartelli Bros, Duke Street, Liverpool.
KIRKPATRICKGEORGE HENRY ALBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion163761 Rutland Street, Bootle.20/07/191621Bootle Cemetery, EnglandGeorge was the son of George and Margaret Kirkpatrick. A clerk before the War and enlisted for the 'duration' on 2nd September 1914. George suffered Gun Shot wounds to the head whilst serving in France. His records show that his parents were issued with a travel warrant and travelled to France to visit him between 9th and 12th July 1916. He was repatriated to Edmonton War Hospital, London where he succumbed to his injuries.
KIRKPATRICKALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion120903 Pennington Road, Litherland28/03/1918Pargny British Cemetery, Somme, FranceAlexander enlisted in Seaforth on 12th August 1914, his sister Janet Kirkpatrick was his next of kin. He spent some time in the 9th Stationary Hospital in Hearne with sickness. He was reported missing, then presumed dead. After the war his family appeal for more information.
KIRKPATRICKSAMUELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion2665813 Pennington Road, Litherland26/10/1918Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, FranceSamuel was the son of Samuel and Annie Kirkpatrick, he married Maud Grainger in 1912; they had two daughters. Samuel Kirkpatrick enlisted at Bootle and died of wounds received in action. His brother, Alexander Kirkpatrick, also perished.
KIRKWOODALFREDSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1658415 Bedford Road, Bootle01/07/191628Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Alfred was the son of Margaret A Kirkwood and the late Joseph Kirkwood. Alfred was killed serving with the Liverpool Pals on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Alfred's brother John was killed one week later. Together with his brother he was remembered during a service for the fallen at St.Paul's C.of E. church where he had been a Chorister.
KIRKWOODJOHNCompany Sergeant MajorThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1658515 Bedford Road, Bootle08/07/191626Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,John was the son of Margaret A Kirkwood and the late Joseph Kirkwood. Alfred was killed serving with the Liverpool Pals at the Battle of the Somme. John's brother Alfred was also killed. Together with his brother he was remembered during a service for the fallen at St.Paul's C.of E. church. A letter John had written to the Vicar of St. Paul's detailing the circumstances of the deaths of his brother Alfred's and another parishioner; Arthur Seanor, was published in the Bootle Times five days after he himself was killed.
KIRWANTHOMASFiremanMercantile Marine Reserve H.M.S. “Alcantara”119 Derby Road, Bootle29/02/191649Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas Kirwan was the son of John and Elizabeth Kirwan. H.M.S. Alcantara was sunk in battle with the German auxiliary cruiser Greif in the North Sea. The S.S. Alcantara was a Royal Mail Steam Packet Company vessel which was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted into armed merchant cruiser.
KIRWINEDWARD MAURICEFiremanMercantile Marine S.S. "Canova"28 Clifford Street, Bootle24/12/191740Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEdward Maurice was the son of John and Anastasia and Husband to Mary Catherine. Edward was one of seven crewmen lost when the S.S. Canova was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a submarine, 15 miles north of Mine Head, Devon.
KITCHENTHOMAS BARKERSergeantCheshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion877566 Cyprus Road, Bootle25/05/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas is one of the almost 55,000 men remembered on the Menin Gate, who lost their lives on the battlefields of Ypres.
KNIGHTERNESTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion2759319 Glynne Street, Orrell30/07/191619Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Ernest was the son of George and Emily Ann Knight. Ernest is commemorated on memorials at SS John & James'C of E church and Linacre Council School.
KNOXJOHN2nd EngineerMercantile Marine S.S. "Vedamore"20 Gloucester Road, Bootle07/02/191743Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the son of Isabella Knox and the late John Knox, and the husband of Margaret Knox. The Johnston Line cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of the Fastnet Rock with the loss of 23 of her crew.

Bootle’s Fallen L-P

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last known addressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
LACEEDWARD CAMPBELL1st OfficerMercantile Marine SS Hermione222 Gloucester Road, Bootle05/11/191946Bootle Cemetery, EnglandEdward was born at Bride, Ayre, IOM in 1873; the son of Thomas Lace and Catherine Eliza (nee Campbell). He was 1st Officer of the S.S. Hermione, which was mined and sunk off the coast of Ireland. It is possible that Edward Lace's health was badly affected as he died in hospital at Tynemouth, Northumberland.
LACEYWILLIAMRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion26995030/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceWilliam was the husband to Martha Lacey and father to Vera and was killed in action in France. He is also commenorated on Bedford Road School Memorial and County Road Methodist Church Walton.
LACEYCHARLESLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion85646232 Bedford Road, Bootle22/09/1918Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles Lacey was born at Liverpool in 1896, the son of Henry Lacey and Beatrice Alice (nee Rimmer). He was killed in action during the attack to re-take Hermies from the Germans.
LAINGDUNCANPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion497965 Derby Road, Bootle16/12/191634Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumDuncan was the son of John and Jean Laing and the husband of Elizabeth A Laing. Duncan was born in Grangemouth, Scotland.
LAKEGEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion34257 60 Antonio Street, Bootle22/11/191622Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was the son of Emily and the late Robert P Lake. George is commemorated on Bedford Road Council School memorial.
LAKEGEORGE HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion21559142 Wadham Road, Bootle01/04/191826St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceGeorge was the son of George and Margaret Lake of Warrington and the husband of Lilian Lake. George enlisted in September 1914, his previous occupation was as a hairdresser, he married Lilian in May 1915.
LARGEHENRYGunnerRoyal Field Artillery A/277th Battalion7770231 Lilford Avenue, Walton21/08/191741Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No3, West Vlaanderen, BelguimHenry was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Large. He was the husband of Annie Large (his second wife) and father of five children. Henry was a school teacher and had taught at Christ Church Boys School, Bootle for over 20 years. Henry's eldest son Gilbert also served.
LATHAMALBERT EDWARDLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion266245189 Marsh Lane, Bootle02/07/191720Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Nord, FranceAlbert was the son of John and Margaret Louisa Latham. Albert joined up at outbreak of war, being previously employed by John Hughes, provision merchant. Albert is commemorated on the St. James' R.C. church memorial.
LATHAMHENRYPrivateRoyal Defence Corps 150th Company2465257 Schubert Street, Seaforth.20/08/1916Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandHenry was the husband of Margaret Latham and the father of Henry. According to the Army Register of Soldiers Effects Henry died at Dartmouth.
LAWEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion20410811 Morningside Street, Bootle09/04/191836Conde Sur L'Escaut Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceEdward was the son of Robert and Mary Anne Law of Liverpool; husband of Amy Agnes Law. He was killed in action.
LE BRETONFRANCISCorporalCanadian Field Artillery 6th Brigade8606724 Middlesex Road, Bootle09/04/191731Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi, FranceFrancis was the son of John Philip and Ann Le Breton and the husband of Isobel (Isabella). Francis had one son also named Francis who fell in the second World War. Francis was awarded the Military Medal in October 1916 for gallant service with a Canadian Howitzer Battery; he laid a telephone line from brigade headquarters to an observation post forward of the front line trench whilst under machine gun fire.Military Medal
LE BRETONTHOMAS JOHNLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion265170208 Gloucester Road, Bootle09/04/191823Brown's Road Military Hospital, Festubert, FranceThomas was the eldest son of Thomas Francis Arthur and Isabella Le Breton. Thomas was educated at St.Mary's C of E School, and afterwards entered the employment of Councillor B. Wolfenden, butcher, Stanley-road.
LEAERNEST VINCENTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26728192 Hood Street, Bootle20/09/191732Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumErnest was the son of John and Mary Lea, the husband of Jane and father of three surviving children. Before the war he was employed by Harland and Wolff. Ernest is commemorated on St. Leonard's C of E, church memorial.
LEAJAMESPrivateCheshire Regiment, 16th Battalion29634288 Hawthorne Road, Bootle03/05/191628Rue des Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was the son of John and the late Mary Jane Lea. James is commemorated on the Christ Church C of E church and school memorials.
LEAJOHN JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion3483731 Ash Street, Bootle16/08/191724Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn James was the son of Charlotte Emily Lea and the late William Lea. John attended Hawthorne Road School and is commemorated on memorials at St. Matthew's C of E church, Ash Street Baptist Mission and Hawthorne Road School. His brother Robert Joseph was killed in action in 1916.
LEAROBERT JOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion382731 Ash Street, Bootle12/08/191618Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Robert was the son of Charlotte Emily Lea and the late William Lea. Before Robert joined up he was employed by the Allan Line Steamship Co. as assistant storekeeper. John' brother Robert who was also killed.
LEATHALBERT SAMUELLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion27597392 Stanley Road, Bootle01/07/191632Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Albert was the son of the late Richard and Jane Leath and was born in Staffordshire into a farming family. By 1911 Albert was living and working in the Kirkdale area. Before enlisting he was employed by the Bankhall Chemical Co.
LEEEDWARD JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st/7th Battalion508659 Viola Street, Bootle10/09/191619Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Edward James was the son of Mr J Lee. Before Edward James joined up, he was employed by Messrs. Bennett, haulage contractors, Bankhall.
LEERICHARD JOHNSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion24108876 Percy Street, Bootle20/09/191720Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRichard was the son of John William and Sarah Lee. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
LEECEWILLIAM HENRYSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion122334 Caros Street, Everton06/04/191733Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of William and Ellen Leece; husband of Kezia Leece. He joined ‘the King’s’ at the outbreak of war, and died from wounds received in action. Before the war he was employed as a carter by Messrs. Thomas Wilson, Bootle. He left a widow and five children.
LENNIEFRANCISPrivateMachine Gun Corps 86th Coy Infantry Company2097816 Leicester Road, Bootle01/07/191621Auchonvollers Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceFrancis was the son of Henry J and Jessie and brother to George Henry, who also fell.
LENNIEGEORGE HENRYRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st/6th Battalion256316 Leicester Road, Bootle26/09/191624Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,George Henry was the son of Henry J and Jessie and brother to Francis, who also fell.
LEWISARTHUR JOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion24808303 Westminster Road, Kirkdale22/06/191628La Neuville Communal Cemtery, Corbie, FranceArthur Joseph was the son of Thomas and Alice and Husband to Hilda.He is also commemorated on the St Lawrence's C.O.E Church memorial and Daisy Street Council School memorial.
LEYDENJAMES FRANCISPrivateOtago Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion1519488 Braemar Street, Kirkdale12/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was born at Liverpool in 1882, the son of John Charles and Mary Ann Leyden (nee Eaton). He married Mary Keenan in 1905 and they had two children. James enlisted in the New Zealand Forces on the 5th April 1916. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
LILLEYHERBERT HENRYGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 282nd Siege Battery187655Beech House, Orrell29/10/191819Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHerbert was the son of Henry and Lily Lilley.Herbert was wounded in action on October 19th, and his injuries proved fatal ten days later. He is commemorated on memorials at Linacre Council School and SS John & James' C of E church.
LINDSAYDAVID HENRYStorekeeperMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Laconia."83 Brook Road, Bootle19/06/191625St. Mary's Churchyard, Bootle, EnglandDavid Henry was the son of David and Edith Mary. Davids death was registered in Ormskirk district and he is commemorated on Salisbury School memorial.
LINGEWILLIAM HENRYPioneerThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion46817 Abbott Street, Everton 16/05/191539Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was the son of Charles and Caroline Linge. He was the husband of Ellen and the father of six surviving children. William first enlisted with the 4th Volunteer Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment on the 11 May 1897 and was a member of the battalion until the 1st November 1906. He re-enlisted on the 7th May 1908 with the 7th (Territorial) Battalion K.L.R. and was mobilised at the outbreak of war. Before the war he worked for the White Star Line.
LISTONALEXANDERChief EngineerMercantile Marine SS Mongolian84 Gloucester Road, Bootle21/07/191849Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAlexander was born at West Calder, Scotland in 1868, the eldest son of Alexander and Elizabeth Liston. He married Margaret in 1899. He was killed when the S.S. Mongolian, was hit by two torpedoes fired by the German submarine UC-70. The Mongolian sank very rapidly taking with her 35 lives.
LISTONWILLIAMEngineer LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve U. S.S. “St Paul”16 Clarendon Road, Seaforth25/04/1918He was drowned in New York HarbourWilliam was born at Glasgow, Scotland in 1870, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Liston. He was lost when the American vessel U.S.S. St. Paul capsized at New York, Pier 61 whilst undergoing conversion into a troopship. She capsized at the dock and sank in shallow water, taking four lives. Williams’ brother, Alexander, was also killed.
LLOYDCHARLES FREDERICKPrivateLabour Corps and Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2/7th Battalion30016930 Pope Street, Bootle28/12/191939Bootle Cemetery, EnglandCharles was the husband of Agnes Lloyd. During his early career he worked at L. & N. W. Railway as goods warehouseman, before enlisting in the army. He served for 15 years taking part in the late war. The hardships of the campaign affected his health which culminated in his early death.
LOCKETHOMAS HENRYPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 4th Battalion235189Bullen's Terrace, Bootle31/07/191716Place of burial unknownThomas Henry was the son of Charles and Alice. Before Thomas joined up, he was employed at Hudson's Soap Works, Bank Hall.
LOCKLEYALBERTPrivateLabour Corps and King's Liverpool Regiment80877388 Hawthorne Road, Bootle05/03/192129Bootle Cemetery, EnglandAlbert enlisted in ‘The King’s’ on 12th March 1917, attached to the labour Corp. Whilst serving on the Western Front, Albert was caught in a gas attack so severe that he had to be discharged from the army on the 19th February 1918. He was issued with a 'Silver War Badge', which he wore on his lapel. Albert’s health never recovered and it is probable he spent some time at the Ministry of Pensions Hospital at Mill Road, Everton. Albert's brother, David Lockley junior, died of wounds.
LOCKLEYDAVIDPrivateCanadian Scottish Regiment, 13th Battalion2075559388 Hawthorne Road, Bootle 08/08/191837Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy Sur Somme, FranceDavid was born in Bootle in 1881, one of the 13 children of David and Matilda Lockley. He married Mary Geddes in 1912; they had no children. David enlisted in the Canadian Army at Montreal, on the 2nd August 1917, and died at the 5th Casualty Clearing Station in France 12 months later.
LODGEWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion1010627 Akenside Street, Bootle27/04/191520Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Walter and Mary Grace Lodge. He was commemorated on the Salisbury Road Council School memorial.
LOGANGEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion1039668 Percy Street, Bootle, in 191101/06/191620Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was the son of Alexander and Ellen Jane Logan. He is commemorated on the memorials at St. Leonards C of E church and Salisbury Road Council School.
LOGANJOHNPrivateCheshire Regiment, 17th Battalion2954595 Benedict Street, Bootle01/06/191633Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi, FranceJohn was the son of Robert and Jane Logan.
LONDONARTHUR3rd EngineerMercantile Marine SS ArabicCambridge Road, Bootle19/08/191528Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandArthur was the husband of Rachael London. He was lost in the sinking of the S.S. Arabic. She was struck by a single torpedo, without warning, and sunk within 10 minutes off Cape Clear. 44 lives were lost.
LONSDALEJOHN THOMASPrivateRoyal West Kent Regiment, 7th Battalion115828/10/191523Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel, Becourt, FranceJohn the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lonsdale.
LOVELADYTHOMAS HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion483217 Hornby Road, Bootle21/06/191620Avesnes le Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was the only son of Louisa Maria Lovelady and the late Thomas Lovelady. Thomas was an "old boy" of St. James Select School.
LOWEGEORGELance CorporalLincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion726427 Bala Street, Bootle15/11/191428Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge was the husband of Margaret A Lowe.
LOWEJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26614868 Alt Road, Bootle01/09/191821St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St. Martin sur Cojeul, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was the son of Omar and Emma Lowe. James was educated at Linacre Council School and was a popular footballer winning a gold medal for the highest individual score in the Bootle Schools League. James' brother George Lowe was killed in May 1918, both are commemorated on the Linacre Council School memorial.
LOWE Currently not on Bootle Civic Memorial - Under ReviewGEORGEPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment3108368 Alt Road, Bootle27/05/191819Soissons MemorialGeorge was the son of Omar and Emma Lowe. Like his brother James who also fell, George was an "old boy" of Linacre School and a keen footballer acting as goalkeeper for the school team, afterwards joining Linacre Vics.
LUDDONWALTERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion2784276 Litherland Road, Bootle16/12/191619Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was the son of John Richard and Cecilia Luddon. Walter enlisted in October 1914 aged 17. Walter was wounded in August 1916 and rejoined his battalion in October 1916.
LUKEYCHARLES XIMINES2nd LieutenantRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st Battalion22 Nelson Street, Litherland24/06/191634Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceCharles was the husband of Ada Lukey and the father of Ada, who was born in 1915.
LUNTGEORGELance CorporalScot Guards 2nd Battalion86214 Grimshaw Street, Bootle24/04/191622Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge was the son of George and Catherine Lunt. He died of wounds at one of the Casualty Clearing stations, which were based around Lijssenthoek.
LUNTNATHANIELPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 48th Battalion21599 Bibbys Lane, Bootle20/09/191832Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceNathaniel was born at Toxteth Park in 1886; the son of John Lunt and Susan (nee Tait). He was killed in the build up to the Battle of the St. Quentin Canal which took place between 29 September - 2 October 1918.
LYNCHTHOMAS JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion1459622 Keble Road, Bootle30/07/191629Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Thomas was the son of Thomas and Sarah Lynch. Thomas was an "old boy" of Bedford Road Council School and gave his occupation as Porter when enlisting in 1914.
LYNNJOHNSapperAustralian Imperial Force 14th Field Company614763 Boreland Street, Bootle30/10/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn emigrated to Australia in 1901, aged 19. He enlisted in Perth on the 29th October 1915, leaving Sydney in January 1916, reaching Alexandria on the 27th February. From the 28th April until the 1st May, he was sick in hospital at Ferry Post, before embarking for France. John posted as missing, later confirmed as killed in action.
LYONTHOMASPrivateMachine Gun Corps 61st Company71110Parents at 19 Berry Street, Bootle. Address as married man not known, divorced.03/12/191730Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceThomas was the son of Elijah and Martha Lyon and the father of Thomas and George (George died in infancy). Thomas was an "old boy" of St.John's School, and prior to the outbreak of war was employed by Messrs. Joseph Gardner and Sons, timber merchants.
LYTHGOETHOMASLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26557573 Park Street, Bootle23/07/191725Hop Store Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was the son of James Ellams and Isabella Lythgoe. Thomas was an "old boy" of Hawthorne Road Council School, and has been employed by Mr. Joseph Gardner and Sons, timber merchants as a sawyer. Thomas was associated with the Baptist Church and Sunday school, Stanley Road.
MACKARTHUR STANLEYLieutenantKing's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 1st Battalion44 Balliol Road, Bootle09/04/191723Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Laurent Blangy, FranceArthur was the son of Isaac and Martha Mack, of Bootle. He joined the Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry as a trooper in August,1914, gaining a commission in the King's Own Lancaster Regiment in December 1914. He was wounded at the Somme and was invalided home, but returned to the front in February 1917. Arthur was killed in action.
MACKISAAC ALEXANDERCaptainTrench Mortar Battery 101st44 Balliol Road, Bootle01/07/191624Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, FranceIsaac was the son of Isaac and Martha Selina (nee Garrett) of Bootle. He joined the army straight from university and was attached to the trench mortar battery of the Suffolk Regiment. He was killed in action while leading his men on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. His brother Stanley also perished.
MACKENZIEARCHIE PSergeantSeaforth Highlanders 1st BattalionS/536823 St Alban's Road, Bootle13/02/191628Basra Memorial, IraqArchibald was born at Bootle in 1889 to parents hailing from Glasgow. He enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders at Liverpool in August 1914 and after training at Fort George and Cromarty, was posted to to France on 3rd February 1915. Together with his brother, he saw combat including at Neuve Chappelle. Archie, as he was known, was killed in action while serving in Iraq. 
MACKENZIEJAMES GLance CorporalSeaforth Highlanders 1st Battalion1669923 St Alban's Road, Bootle09/05/191531Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames as born in Glasgow in 1883, the son of James MacKenzie and Margaret Wallace (nee Gibson). He enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders at Fort George, Inverness in August 1914. He was posted overseas on the 3rd February 1915 and saw heavy fighting, including at Neuve Chappelle. He was killed in action during a charge on enemy trenches at Richebourg L'Avoue.
MACLACLANMALCOLM PETERLieutenantRoyal Engineers Bedford B Signal Depot64709131 Worcester Road, Bootle04/05/191822Bootle Cemetery, EnglandMalcolm was born at West Ham, London in 1896. He was the only child of Peter MacLachlan and Rose Ellen (nee Davis). Malcolm was posted to the front on the 18th November 1915, but suffered a leg wound and was invalided home early in 1917. He downed in a boating accident in Bedford. His father, Peter MacLachlan, was also killed.
MACLACLANPETERCaptainMercantile Marine SS Belorado131 Worcester Road, Bootle28/02/191752Capuccini Naval Cemetery, MaltaPeter was the son of Malcolm and Janet MacLachlan (of Glasgow); and husband to Rose Ellen Davis. He was killed whilst serving as Captain of the S.S. Bellorado. His ship was damaged by gunfire attack by German submarine u-22, which resulted in the loss of three lives. He was buried at the Cappucin Naval Cemetery, Malta.
MADDENHENRY PETERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion20385522 East Street, Waterloo24/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHenry was born at Waterloo in 1887; the son of William Madden and Mary Ann (nee Gallacher). He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
MADDENPATRICK JOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26662052 Beatrice Street, Bootle06/03/191838St. Peter and Paul Rc Graveyard, Great Crosby, EnglandPatrick Joseph Madden was the son of William and Mary Ann Madden; husband of Sarah Madden. He died of wounds ‘at home’
MADDRELLJAMES KEGGANLieutenantMachine Gun Corps 90th Infantry Company23/04/191726Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames was the son of James and Catherine Maddrell, of 30 Wellesley Road, Dingle. He died at Arras.  
MAGEEJOHNSapperRoyal Engineers 68th Field Company5109738 Rhyl Street, Bootle09/10/191724Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was born at Bootle, the son of Hugh Magee and Sarah (nee Hicks). He enlisted in the Royal Engineers in September 1914. He was killed by a shell explosion in the 3rd Battle of Ypres. John had previously fought at Loos, the Somme, and at Arras.
MAGEECorporalScot Guards 1st Battalion
MAHER alias TURNBULLJOHN PATRICKStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Eden."K/2827526, Waller Street, Bootle17/06/191630Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn was born at Kirkdale on the 10th March 1886. As John Maher, he enlisted in the army; and then later in the navy, using the alias John Turnbull. In army service John was posted to the front on the 31st October 1914. He was wounded and gassed in May 1915, and upon recovery transferred to the Navy. In October 1915, he was drafted to Chatham for training, and later joined H.M. torpedo boat destroyer, Eden . He was lost when she was in collision with a large troop carrier and sunk. 
MALCOLMDUNCANSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1707639 Leicester Road, Bootle 22/09/191722Torreken Farm Cemetery No. 1, Heuvelland, BelgiumDuncan was born at Bootle in 1895, the son of David Findlay Malcolm and Ann Jane (nee Hesketh). He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals and was killed in action at the 3rd Battle of Ypres. 
MALINSARTHURCorporalLondon Regiment, 12th Battalion [The Rangers]47306709/09/191727St. Julien Dressing Stataion, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumArthur was born at Bootle in 1890. Living in London, he enlisted in the army at Bootle. He died during the 3rd Battle of Ypres in the St Julien area.
MALONEMICHAELSergeantSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion959220/09/191520Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumMichael was born at Liverpool on the 29th June 1893, the son of James Malone and Sabina (nee Lynch). He enlisted in the army at Liverpool and was posted to the Western Front as a Corporal on the 14th August 1914. Michael had been promoted to sergeant by the time he died of wounds in Belgium.
MALONEYJOHN JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion402810 Croxteth Road, Bootle 03/05/191937Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJohn enlisted in the army at Bootle on the 26th April 1915 and was posted to France on the 10th February 1916. He was wounded in action on the 25th September 1916, when a machine gun bullet passed through his foot. After hopsital treatment, he was posted back to the UK for duty, and was then discharged on the 15th April 1919 with a 20% pension of 5s 6d for 52 weeks. John died at Bootle Borough Hospital.   
MANCLARKROBERT3rd EngineerMercantile Marine S.S. "Highland Harris."17 Menai Road, Orrell06/08/191825Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of James and Margaret Manclark; husband of Gertrude Emily Manclark (nee McHarg). He was a crewman on the cargo vessel SS Highland Harris when she was torpedoed and sunk when 82 miles off the coast of County Mayo, Ireland, by German submarine U-96. 24 lives were lost.
MANNINGJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion602226 Beech Street, Bootle 03/06/191624Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was the son of James and Sarah Manning. He married Olive Mawhinney on 16th April 1916 and went to the front shortly afterwards. He was killed in action near Arras.
MANNINGTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion47662 Oregon Street, Bootle10/12/1916Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was born in 1893 in Bootle, the son of Francis and Sarah Manning (nee Lyons). He enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish in June 1917 and was killed whilst on duty in the trenches, three months after being sent to the front.
MANSERGHHARRY READLieutenantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/9th Battalion19 Breeze Hill, Bootle12/11/191625Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHarry was born in Bootle in 1891, the son of Thomas and Emma Mansergh (nee Holgate).  He enlisted soon after war was declared, and gained rapid promotion. Harry went through numerous engagements, including the Battle of Loos. He went into action with 40 men and four machine guns, and at the end of the fierce onslaught only he, a sergeant, and two privates were left. He was then seriously wounded in action on 18th September 1916, and died in a base hospital in France.  
MANTONWALTERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion183217/03/191620Le Fermont Military Cemetery, Riviere, Pas de Calais, FranceWalter Manton was the son of Edward and Sarah Manton. He enlisted in the Territorials several years before war was declared and was posted to France in early 1915. Serving near Arras, he was killed by an explosive shell at 6am on 17th March 1916.
MARCHTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion22466 5 Campbell Street, Litherland 28/03/191829Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas March was born at Litherland in 1891, the second of the three children of William Wallace March and Ann (nee Shepherd). Thomas enlisted with the Liverpool Pals on 10th November 1914. He was killed in action during the period of crisis when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers of German troops across the former Somme battlefields. 
MARRIOTTJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion324207 Cowper Street, Bootle 27/10/191721La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, BelgiumJohn Marriott was born at Kirkdale in 1896, the eldest son of George Robert Marriott and Ada Mary (nee Sigee). He was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres.
MARRISONJOHNSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion3211 Gonville Road, Bootle 18/04/191545Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn Marrison was born on the 30th April 1870, the eldest son of John Marrison and Annie Elizabeth (nee Jones). He originally joined the 6th Battalion KLR on the 1st April 1908, aged nearly 38. He was posted overseas on the 24th February 1915. Later he specialised in the machine-gun, and became a sergeant in the machine-gun section.  He was hit and killed in action while firing the (Vickers) gun.
MARTINJAMES GWYNNEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion35702831/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames Gwynne Martin was born at Bootle in 1894, the son of Thomas Martin and Mary Ann (nee Gwynne). He was killed in action on the Ypres Battlefields. His brother, Robert Martin, also fell.
MARTINROBERTPrivateCanadian Infantry 29th Battalion46716803/05/1917Vimy Memorial, Vimy, FranceRobert Martin was born at Bootle on the 10th May 1884, the son of Thomas Martin and Mary Ann (nee Gwynne). On 3rd May 1917 he was ‘digging in’ with his company at ’Winnipeg Road’ northwest of Fresnoy, when he was hit of the head by shrapnel from an enemy shell. He was killed instantly.
MASSAMWILLIAMPrivateCheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion50177518 Stanley Road, Bootle07/06/191722Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was born at Ainsdale in 1895; the son of James Massam and Agnes (nee Young). He was killed in action near Ypres
MATHEWSHAROLD ROLAND VAN BPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26686220/09/191722Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHarold was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
MATHISONROBERT HENRYPrivateSouth Staffs Regiment, 1st Battalion4741554 Norton Street, Bootle12/10/191827Kirklee 1914 -1918 Memorial, IndiaRobert Henry Mathieson was born at 6 Knowsley Road, Bootle on the 4th July 1891; the son of Alexander Mathieson and Eliza Ann (nee Jones). Before the war he was an assistant hairdresser with James Horsfall. He died in India while on active duty.
MATTHEWSCHARLES WILLIAMLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion35598730/06/191722Erquinghew Lys Churchyard, Extension, Nord, FranceCharles was the son of Richard and Ellen Matthews of 33 Berry Street, Bootle. He enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish and was killed in action, near Armentieres.
MATTHEWSHERBERT JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion3950258 Bedford Road, Bootle 16/06/191523Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHerbert was born 1892 at Arundel, Sussex, son of Mr. E. J. and Alice Jane Matthews.  He enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish and was killed during the charge at Hooge in 1915.
MAWBEYSAMUELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion4912156 Peel Road, Bootle12/05/191618Douchy Les Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceSamuel was the son of Arthur Edward Mawbey and Harriet Ann (nee Dix). He enlisted in the KLR in August 1915, and was posted to France. He was shot through the head in the early hours of 12th May, whilst one of a party of volunteers who were laying communication wires behind the first line trenches. 
MAWBEYCHARLESPrivateNorthumberland fusiliers48 Viola Street, BootleJan/Feb 192324UnknownCharles Mawbey was born at Bootle in 1899; the son of Arthur Edward Mawbey and Harriet Ann (nee Dix). He died at home but his date of death is unknown.
MAWDSLEYJAMESGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 241st Siege Battery112914133 Balfour Road, Bootle25/04/191735Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, FranceJames was the son of James and Sarah Ellen Mawdsley; husband of Francis Mawdsley (nee Kirkwood). He died from wounds at 8 Casualty Clearing Station, after being hit and injured on the battlefields of Arras.
MAYFRANCIS FRANKRiflemanRifle Brigade 1st Battalion47566 Waghorn Street, Peckham, London06/07/1915Talana Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrancis May was the brother of Charlotte May; he was killed in action near Yser Canal, Ypres, Belgium. His grandmother was his sole legate, so she collected his effects.
MAYESTHOMASAble SeamanMercantile Marine H.N.H.S. "Llandovery Castle."40 Olivia Street, Bootle 27/06/191824Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was born at Manchester; the son of Mrs Kathleen Mayes. He died when the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland, when she was hit by a torpedo from u-boat U-86. This was in contravention of international agreements not to attack hospital ships. 
McADAMJAMES CAMERONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion302824 Gonville Road, Bootle16/06/191521Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames, son of James Cameron McAdam and Elizabeth Wardrop (nee Mitchell), was born at Bootle in 1894. He enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish and was killed in their charge at Hooge in June 1915.
McADAMGEORGEPrivateNew Zealand Expeditionary Force Canterbury Regiment4400690 Olivia Street, Bootle12/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge initially enlisted in the Australian Army on the 28th October 1915; He was 5ft 5 inches tall and weighed 9 stone 4lbs. He was discharged as "unlikely to become an efficient soldier” and for being "drunk and absent without leave." George then enlisted in New Zealand, proceeding to the Western Front on the 23rd July 1917. He was posted as missing, later presumed to have been killed in action, at Ypres.
McATEERJAMESPrivateHampshire Regiment, 1st Battalion3533333 Wordsworth Street, Bootle15/06/1918Le Vertannoy British Cemeterym Hinges, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was born at Bootle in 1882; the son of Michael McAteer and Elizabeth (nee Lynch). Before the war he was a marine fireman, who was living at Bootle when he enlisted in the army, at Winchester. He died of his wounds.
McATEERMATTHEWCookMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania36 Browning Street, Bootle07/05/191527Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMatthew was born at Bootle in 1887; the son of Daniel and Elizabeth McIntyr. He married Catherine Van Eker on the 28th April 1913; they had a daughter, Kathleen. Matthew was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
McBRIDENICHOLASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion12074Conway Street, Bootle 28/03/191729Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, FranceNicholas was born at Stabannan near Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland in 1890; the son of James McBride. He married Ann Grant in Waterloo in 1914 and also enlisted in the KLR at the outbreak of war. He was on M.P. duty when he was struck and killed by a shell-splinter.
McCAMBRIDGEHUGH PATRICKPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion5928973 Gray Street, Bootle29/04/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHugh was born at Liverpool in 1878; the son of James McCambridge and Rose Ann (nee McCluskey). He enlisted in the army at Liverpool, and went to the front some time after January 1916. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
McCANNMICHAELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26684716 Hood Street, Bootle28/03/191729Erquinghew Lys Churchyard, Extension, Nord, FranceMichael McCann was the son of Peter McCann and was born circa 1888. He enlisted at Bootle and was transferred to a Pioneer company shortly before being killed in action on 28th March 1917. 
McCARTHYJOHNLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion2377217 William Henry Street05/03/191720Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn McCarthy joined the Army in December 1914, and went out to France in December 1915. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Arras.
McCARTHYMICHAEL JOSEPHSergeantRoyal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Battalion1676240 Percy Street, Bootle10/05/191722Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumMichael was wounded in two engagements and twice gassed.  After a short home-leave, he went back to the front and was wounded again. The final blow was a wound to the stomach. He was admitted to hospital, but died three days later. He was postumously awarded the Military Medal (MM).  Military Medal
McCARTHYPETERPrivateScots Guards 1st Battalion1295040 Percy Street, Bootle04/07/191631Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPeter was born at Bootle in 1888. He was the son of Walter McCarthy and Norah (nee Kearney). Private McCarthy joined the Scots Guards in January 1915, and went to the front in September 1915. He died in No. 14 General Hospital, France, on April 7th 1916, from multiple severe wounds received in action. 
McCARTNEYEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion2669955 Laburnum Place, Bootle25/09/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdward was born in 1886, and was the son of John Alexander McCartney and Annie (nee Swan). He enlisted on the outbreak of war, and was wounded on two occasions before being killed in action on the battlefields of the Third Battle of Ypres. 
McCLELLANTHOMAS GRIFFINPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion49399190 Derby Road, Bootle22/05/191722Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux St, Marc, FranceThomas was the son of James McClellan and and Sarah Ann (nee Griffin). He joined the "King's" on May 31st, 1915, and had been serving in France about six months when he received his wounds. He was treated at a Casualty Clearing Station on May 30th, but succumbed to his injuries.
McCLELLANDTHOMAS ALLANPrivateRoyal Fusiliers 11th Battalion8249391 Florida Street, Bootle28/08/191819Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was born at 30 Rhyl Street, Bootle; the son of Robert McClelland and Margaret Anderson (nee Allan). He was killed in action during the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory.
McCLENNENJAMESPrivateManchester Regiment, 1st Battalion183226 Matthew Street, Bootle01/05/1916Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery, IraqJames was born at Bootle in 1895. Before the war he worked as a painter his effects were valued at £21 12s 1s (£1,300 at current values.)
McCOMBIEDONALDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion5181143 Benedict Street, Bootle25/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDonald enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action on the 25th September 1916 on the battlefields of the Somme.
McCORMACKFREDERICK WILLIAMStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Black Prince”803U1 York Street, Bootle31/05/191643Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandFrederick was the son of James and Ann Jane McCormack of Bootle; husband of Florence McCormack. At the outbreak of war, he was called up with the Royal Naval Reserve and was killed at the Battle of Jutland, whilst serving aboard the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Black Prince.
McCORMICKJOHNPrivateManchester Regiment, 1st Battalion696713 Nevada Street, Bootle08/03/191633Basra Memorial, IraqJohn was born at Liverpool in 1883, the son of John McCormack. He was a reservist, and was recalled to the colours in 1914. John was living at Bootle when he enlisted in the army at Ashton-under-Lyne. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia.   
McCOUIDROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion267812134 Olivia Street, Bootle09/04/191820Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, FranceRobert was born in Bootle on the 3rd January 1898, the son of William and Jane McCouid. He enlisted in April 1916 and was killed in action in France.
McCOWANANDREWPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 5th [Victorian] Battalion40710 Lentil Street, Kirkdale14/07/191532Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, TurkeyAndrew was the son of Emma, and (the late) Daniel McCowan; husband of Lilian McCowan. He was killed at the Dardanelles. He left a wife and four children.
McCOYJOHN WILLIAMPrivateSouth Wales Borderers 8th Battalion4158524 Cinder Lane, Orrell13/04/191818Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born at Aintree in 1900, the only child of John James McCoy and Ada Louisa (nee Pearson). He joined the Army in April 1917 and died on the battlefields of Ypres.
McDERMOTTSIMONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion3/2589159 Armstrong Street, Bootle03/10/191638Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Pas de Calais, FranceSimon was born in Liverpool on the 3rd July 1878, the son of Thomas McDemott and Ellen (nee Finegan). Simon married Margaret Nelson in 1899, they had nine children. He enlisted in the army at Seaforth and was posted to the Western Front on 24th August 1915. He was killed in action.
McDONALDALLANPrivateLondon Regiment, 1st Battalion228471College View, Bootle 23/09/191730Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumAllan was born at Kirkdale on the 4th May 1887, the son of John McDonald and Christy (nee Dixon). He enlisted in September 1916, going to France in May 1917. He died in the 3rd battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
McDONALDJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion532448 Church Street, Bootle16/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the husband of Elizabeth McDonald. After a sea-faring career, he enlisted in ther army in November 1915, and was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
McDONALDTHOMASPrivateCanadian Infantry, Saskatchewan Regiment, 46th Battalion21970027 Seaforth Street, Bootle10/04/191728Vimy Memorial, Vimy, FranceThomas was born at Bootle in 1888, the son of Owen McDonald and Ann (nee McBride). He married Margaret McDonald in 1912 in Canada and was living with his wife at Albert Street, Cobourg, when he enlisted in the army on the 18th September 1915. Thomas was killed during the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge.
McDONNELLGEORGELance SergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion1489766 Shelley Street, Bootle27/08/191535Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumGeorge was the husband of Elizabeth McDonnell of 66 Shelley Street, Bootle. He was killed in action in France.   
McDOUGALLGEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion111697 Delamore Street, Kirkdale20/05/191519Chocoques Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceGeorge enlisted when he was about 14 and after training at Canterbury, went out to France with the first detachment on the 28th February 1915. He was wounded on May 19th, and died the following day, four days before his 20th birthday.
McELNEAROBERT HARLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1659320 Oriel Road, Bootle23/09/1917Outtersteene Communal Cemetery, Bailleul, Nord, FranceRobert was the son of John and Esther McElnea. After leaving school he joined the staff of Bootle Library, remaining there for some years and then moving on to work for Lamb Brothers timber merchants. Robert enlisted in the Liverpool Pals in September 1914 with his brother, to whom he was very deeply attached. Robert went to France on 1st November 1915 and died of wounds.
McEVELEYDAVIDGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 50th Battery, 2nd Division2856218 Hood Street, Bootle28/11/192041Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandDavid served in the army in South Africa and India before 1901, re-enlisting on 13th November 1902 at Seaforth, going on to serve in France. He married Hannah Winstanley in Bootle on 7th July 1912, they had one a son. David survived the war, but died in 1920, his health compromised.                                                             
McFARLANDPETERPrivateMachine Gun Corps 52nd Company462411 Effingham Street, Bootle13/06/191721La Chapelette British and Indian Cemetery, Peronne, FrancePeter was the son of Patrick and Annie McParland. After serving in the Navy, Peter enlisted in the KLR in 1915 and was posted to France in May 1916. An attack of trench fever necessitated his being invalided home, and on his return to duty he was attached to the Machine Gun Corps. Peter was wounded on the 11th June 1917 by a shell fragment and admitted to hospital, where he died.
McFARLANEJOHN J.PrivateAustralian Imperial Force 6th Battalion483416 Hemans Street, Bootle11/04/191819Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, TurkeyJohn was born at Bootle in 1894, the son of John McFarlane and Elizabeth (nee McManus). He enlisted in the Australian Army at sea while serving as a steward on the Australian troop transport A54 ( SS Runic ) in 1915. John served in the Dardanelles from the 7th May 1915 where he was wounded twice. On the 18th June 1915 he suffered a bullet wound to the right knee, he was treated at 1st General Hospital, Heliopolis on the 24th June. On the 13th August 1915 he died at Gallipoli of wounds received in action.
McGIVERONJOHNPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 8th Battalion15419163 Linacre Road, Litherland21/05/191632Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi, FranceJohn was the son of Edward McGiveron and Annie McGiveron (nee Westhead). He died in the defence of Vimy Ridge.
McGONIGALJOHNPrivateRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion425104 Daley Place, Orrell03/10/191829Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, PolandJohn was the son of John and Katherine McGonigal; husband of Alice McGonigal. He died whilst a prisoner of war in Poland.
McGOUGHJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion1375326/07/1915Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, France
McGOWANMICHAELPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 11th Battalion23525534 Trevor Street, Seaforth31/07/191733Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumMichael was the son of Michael and Mary McGowan. He died on the first day of the 3rd Battle of Ypres.
McGOWANTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion597125 Holywell Street, Bootle27/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was born at Bootle in 1893. He enlisted in January 1916 and was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
McGRATHWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion3240527 Lincoln Road, Bootle08/08/191635Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was the husband of Emma McGrath, he died of the battlefields of The Somme
McGUIREHENRYTrimmerMercantile Marine, S.S. "Andania."12 William Henry Street, Bootle27/01/191819Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandHenry was the son of Marjorie McGuire and (the late) Richard McGuire. He was one of seven crewmen lost when the  S.S. Andania was torpedoed off the coast of County Antrim, Ireland.
McHARGEDWARD JOHNCarpenterMercantile Marine S.S. "Sagamore"13 Melling Road, Bootle03/03/191749Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEdward was born at Liverpool, the son of (the late) Mr and Mrs John McHarg; husband of Annie McHarg (nee Speakman). He died when the British ship S.S. Sagamore was sunk by a German submarine.
McKEOWNFRANCIS JStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Goliath”2174S71 Olivia Street, Bootle13/05/191526Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandFrancis was the son of Peter and Mary McKeown; husband of Mary Elizabeth McKeown. He was lost whilst serving in the Dardanelles aboard battleship HMS Goliath .  Goliath was sunk during darkness by a Turkish destroyer firing three torpedoes. Francis was a naval reservist, and had been called up in August 1914.
McKEOWNRichardLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion39193Queen's Road, Bootle18/04/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRichard was the son of John McKeown and Mary (nee Kelly). He and his twin brother, George, were born on the 25th September 1888 at Preston. Before the war Richard was a tobacconist's errand boy, aged 12. He died in Belgium.
McKEWEDWARD JOSEPHCorporalRoyal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion1922082 Park Street, Bootle01/07/1916Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumony Hamel, Somme, FranceEdward was born at Kirkdale in 1899, the son of Edward Joseph McKew and Ann Jane (nee Mills). He enlisted in the army at Liverpool and was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, in the attack on the village of Beaumont Hamel.   
McLACHLAN PrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Scottish Battalion 202 Bedford Road, Bootle
McLEANTHOMASLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion204003/07/191625Avesnes le Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was the son of Alexander and Mary McLean. He died on the battlefields near Arras.
McLEANDAVIDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion877035 Oriel Road, Bootle17/06/1917Hamburg Cemetery, GermanyDavid was the son of William McLean and Sarah (nee Birch). He was taken prisoner at Mailly on the 13th November 1916 and died of Consumption at Minden Camp Hospital. He was originally buried at the French Cemetery Minderheide but after the war his remains were removed and reburied at Hamburg Cemetery.
McLENNANWILLIAM NORMANLieutenantCanadian Infantry Scottish Regiment, 16th Battalion13/06/191625Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was born in Bootle in November 1890. He was the son of William and Mary McLennan. After serving three years (and still serving) with the 72nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, William attested (on 23rd September 1914) for the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force and was posted to the Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). He sailed to France with his unit and likely died of wounds at a casualty clearing station situated at Lijssenthoek, near Ypres in Belgium.
McLEODJOHNCorporalRoyal Scots Regiment, 11th Battalion2268724 Hertford Road, Bootle28/01/191627Rifle house Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of Annie McLeod (native of Vatten Bridge, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye) and the late Duncan McLeod (native of Glendale, Skye). He died in the vicinity of Ypres.
McLOUGHLINTHOMAS JOHNDonkeymanMercantile Marine S.S. "Larchmore."35 Blackburn Grove, Bootle03/07/191539Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the son of (the late) Joseph and Mary McLoughlin. He was the only crew member lost when on 3rd July 1915, SS Larchmore , was sunk by the German submarine U-39, 70 miles from Wolf Rock. 
McMAHONALFRED ERICPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 10th Battalion2203774 Bedford Road, Bootle20/09/191727Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlfred was born at Kirkdale in 1893, the son of Walter John and Isabella McMahon.  He enlisted in September 1915, and had been in France ten months when he was killed in action at the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
McMAHONJOHNTrimmerMercantile Marine H.N.H.S. "Llandovery Castle."23 William Henry Street, Bootle27/06/191824Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was born at Bootle in 1893. He was the son of Patrick McMahon and Mary Alice (nee Mallon). John died when the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by submarine U-86, in contravention of international agreements not to attack hospital ships. The submarine then surfaced and attempted to run down and shoot survivors, probably to eliminate all witnesses to the crime.
McMAHONJOHNPrivateThe King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Battalion844353 Boreland Street, Bootle26/08/191426La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France, FranceJohn was born at Liverpool on the 15th December 1884; the only surviving son of Michael McMahon and Ellen (nee Bennett). John enlisted in the army at Liverpool and he was posted to the Western Front on the 10th August 1914. Just a fortnight later, he was posted as missing later presumed killed in action, at the Battle of Mons.
McMANUSGEORGEPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion917622/10/1914Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceGeorge was born and enlisted in the army in Liverpool; he was posted to the Western Front on the 22nd August 1914. He died of wounds at the 2nd Ambulance Train, Steenwerck, France. He willed his effects to Miss M Millington.
McMILLANGEORGE STANLEY2nd Air MechanicRoyal Air Force 103 Squadron16835387 Bedford Road, Bootle10/11/191820Lille Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was the son of James and Margaret McMillan. He attested for the Royal Air Force on 16th May 1918, becoming an apprentice engineer fitter and served with 103 Squadron. George's service record reference is AIR 79/1522.  
McMYNNJOHN ALANSapperRoyal Engineers A.E. Cable Section47171404 Stanley Road, Bootle21/11/1918Dedeagatch Cemetery, GreeceJohn was born at 22 Erskine Street, West Derby in 1894; the only son of Robert McMynn and Jane (nee Dinsdale). He was killed in action in Dedeagatch (now Alexandroupolis Greece) while it was under Bulgarian control 1913 to 1919.
McNAMEEPATRICK JOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion4741307/05/191735Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, FrancePatrick was the son of Michael and Annie McNamee of Mullaghbawn, Dundalk, Ireland. He died of wounds received in action at Le Treport, an important hospital centre on the Western Front.
McNEICEJOSEPH JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion469832 Molyneux Street, Bootle16/08/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was the son of Henry McNeice and Mary (nee McConville); the husband of Annie McNeice (nee Dumbell). When he was drafted to the front he said, "I am going to avenge my brother's death." (his brother had been killed in action). Joseph died  on the battlefields of the Somme.
McNEILWILLIAM ASTBURYLance CorporalSouth African Infantry 3rd Battalion1671184 Bedford Road, Bootle21/07/191641La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceWilliam was the son of James and Martha McNeil. He died at the Battle of the Somme; probably of wounds at a casualty clearing station, which was exclusively linked to the cemetery where he is buried.
McNEILLYISAAC JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion26650267 Berry Street, Bootle12/06/1917Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, FranceIsaac was born at 69 Berry Street, Bootle on the 14th March 1891, the son of William and Jane McNeilly. He enlisted with the 7th Battalion KLR and was killed in action in the Armentieres region. 
McNULTYJOSEPHPrivateCanadian Field Ambulance 19th Battalion561079 Croxteth Road, Bootle07/03/191626Ribridge Wood Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph was the son of Hugh McNulty and Alice McNulty (nee Maginnis). He attested for the Canadian infantry on 5th March 1915 at Toronto, and died on 7th March 1916 serving in the sector, between the Kemmel road and Dickebusch Lake, south of Ypres. 
McPHIEALEXANDERPrivateScots Guards 2nd Battalion1438757 Cambridge Road, Bootle26/09/191628Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, FranceAlexander was the son of Alexander and Christina McPhie. He died of wounds at either the 34th or 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations at Grove Town in the Somme area.
McQUAKERHUGHPrivateCanadian Expeditionary Force British Columbia Regiment, 7th Battalion772481 St Alban's Road, Bootle03/06/191622Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHugh was born on the 17th December 1892, the son of Hugh and Isabella McQuaker.  Hugh enlisted in the Canadian army on the 6th November 1914 at Victoria, Canada, aged 21 years 11 months and went to France in April 1915. He fought in a number of engagements, and was twice wounded, before going missing on 3rd June 1916, later notified by the Canadian Record Office as 'missing, believed killed'.    
McQUARRIETHOMAS EMMETAir Mechanic 1st ClassRoyal Air Force, 14 Squadron803337 Blackburn Grove, Bootle24/10/191922Bootle Cemetery, EnglandThomas was born on 26th April 1897, in Liverpool. The circumstances of his death are unknown, but it was registered in West Derby and his effects £70 5s 10d went to his wife, Hannah.
McQUILTONJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion1742347 Litherland Road, Bootle18/04/191520Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was born in New York, America in 1895, the son of James and Mary Ann McQuilton. He enlisted in the 7th Battalion KLR in 1914 and went out to France with his comrades in 1915. He was shot through the head and killed by a sniper, when pointing out to his officer where the man's fire was coming from.
McRAESAMUELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion2912530/07/191632Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceSamuel was the son of the late Alexander and Jane E McRae of Bootle. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals and was killed in action at Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme.      
McROBERTSMATTHEW SALMONRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion234222 Hertford Road, Bootle18/05/191519Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceMatthew was the son of Matthew McRobert and Mary (nee Sinclair). He enlisted in the King's Liverpool Regiment at the outbreak of war, and after training in Canterbury was sent out to France with his unit. After taking part in several actions, Matthew  was killed in action at Richebourg.
MEADCHARLESPrivateColdstream Guards 2nd Battalion884212/03/1917Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceCharles was the son of George Mead, and was born in Wiltshire. He enlisted at Salisbury and he was posted to the Western Front on the 12th August 1914.  He was killed in action in France.
MEAKINEDWARD STANLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion56725327 Stanley Road, Bootle11/04/191834Chocoques Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceEdward was born at Bootle in 1884, the son of Joseph Henry Meakin and Florence (nee Moss). He died, probably of wounds received at the Bethune front, at the casualty clearing station linked to Chocoques Military Cemetery. 
MEAKINFRANK MOSSRiflemanLondon Rifle Brigade 1/5th Battalion301360327 Stanley Road, Bootle 01/07/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrank was born at Bootle in 1890, the son of Joseph Henry Meakin and Florence (nee Moss). A librarian, Frank enlisted in the London Rifle Brigade soon after the outbreak of war, having moved to Tottenham. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
MEDCALFEFREDERICKAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division 2nd Howe BattalionZ/21219 Byron Street, Bootle19/05/191521Helles Memorial, TurkeyFred was born at Bootle on the 15th March 1894, the son of John Metcalfe and Sarah Metcalfe (nee Park). He enlisted in the Royal Naval Division on the 5th October 1914, and served with 'D' Company, Howe Battalion. He was killed serving at Gallipoli.
MELLONTHOMASPrivateRoyal Fusiliers 17th BattalionG/7778233 Province Road, Orrell18/10/191819Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, FranceThomas was the son of Elizabeth Jane Mellon of 33 Province Road, Orrell and the late Patrick Joseph Mellon. He died of wounds; probably at either the 29th or 46th Casualty Clearing Station.
MERCEREDWARD HALLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion2978212/07/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Edward was the son of Robert and Catherine Mercer. He was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields
MEREDITHOSCARPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment240642 Garden Lane, Bootle25/09/191519Loos Memorial, FranceOscar was the son of Harold and Elizabeth Meredith. He enlisted in the Loyal North Lancs Regiment and was posted to the front on the outbreak of the war. Oscar had served over twelve months' active service when he was killed at Loos.
MILBURNJAMES HIRDPrivateCanadian Infantry 54th Battalion706728249 Stanley Road, Bootle09/04/191728Bois Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, FranceJames Hird Milburn was the son of Richard and Isabella Milburn; he was born in Douglas, Isle of Man. He was killed in action during an attack south of Givenchy.
MILLERJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion1501113 Berry Street, Bootle16/05/191524Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn was the son of William Miller and Elizabeth (nee Sephton). He enlisted in the KLR and was killed at Festubert.
MILLERWILLIAMPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion627073 Canal Street, Bootle02/09/191822Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of William Miller and Elizabeth (nee Sephton). He was killed during the Allied advance to victory (in the Picardy and Artois area, between the Somme and Loos).
MILLERFRANKOrdinary SeamanRoyal Navy HMS Shark77 Balfour Road, Bootle31/05/191619Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden.Frank Miller was born on the 6th March 1897 in Seaforth; the son of Isaac Miller and Margaret Miller (nee Petterson). He was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Shark.
MILLER HAROLDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/5th Battalion4173112 Bank Road, Bootle26/09/191623Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceHarold Miller was born in Bootle on the 2nd December 1893. He enlisted in 1915, and was drafted to France on the 5th December 1915. It was reported that Harold was subsequently given the role of 'bomb thrower'. He died of  gunshot wounds, at one of the Casualty Clearing Stations, based at Heilly in France.   Military Medal
MILLER HENRYSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion Military Medal202419112 Bank Road, Bootle29/03/1918St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceHenry was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Bootle. He died of gunshot wounds at a clearing station in France. He enlisted in May 1915, and was drafted to France on the 5th December. He was subsequently promoted to bomb thrower. Mr. and Mrs. Miller received a message of sympathy from their Majesties the King and Queen.
MILLSALFRED HENRYPrivateThe Buffs East Kent RegimentG/33747 Olivia Street, Bootle30/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Before the war Alfred was a warehouse man at Ryland Bros Ltd. He enlisted in the Army in August 1914 and was posted to the Western Front on 1st June 1915. On the 14th April 1916, Alfred married Anne Vance. He was killed on The Somme battlefields.
MILLSGEORGEPrivateCanadian Railway Battery3235742160 Irlam Road, Bootle04/10/191830niagara on the Lake, St. Mark's Anglican Cemetery, Ontario, CanadaGeorge Mills was born at Liverpool on the 6th June 1888; the son of Lemon Mills and Mary Jane (nee Bellion). George attested on the 4th June 1918 at Hamilton, Ontario, aged 29 years 11 months. He was a stationery engineer. He died of influenza in Canada.
MILNEEVELYN ROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion and the Gloucestershire Regiment, 2nd/5th Battalion242131126 Hawthorne Road, Bootle22/11/191720Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceEvelyn was born at Orford Barracks, Warrington in 1897. He was the son of John Steele Milne and Alice Evelyn (nee Haskings). He enlisted with the KLR Territorials before transferring to the Gloucestershire Regiment. Evelyn arrived on the Western Front after January 1916, and attached to the Light Trench Mortar Battery, was killed in action whilst operating his weapon. His two brothers, John and William, also fell.
MILNEJOHN HASKINGS STEELESergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion1258126 Hawthorne Road, Bootle17/04/191521Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn Milne was born at Orford Barracks, Warrington in 1894. He was the eldest son of John Steele Milne and Alice Evelyn (nee Haskings). In 1911 (aged sixteen), John was an apprentice marine engineer. John was a pre-War Territorial having joined the 5th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment for a period of four years at Liverpool on the 1st June 1910, aged 17. John was appointed Sergeant in 1913 and re-engaged for a further four years on the 27th April 1914. He was posted overseas with his battalion on the 20th February 1915 and was killed in action on the 17th April 1915. His two brothers, Evelyn and William, also fell.
MILNEWILLIAM ALEXANDERLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion2484126 Hawthorne Road, Bootle13/08/191621Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FranceWilliam enlisted on the 2nd September 1914 at Liverpool aged 19 years 10 months. He was posted overseas with his battalion on the 20th February 1915 and was appointed Lance Corporal on the 14th March 1916. His effects, namely:- "1 Diary, 1 Ruler, 1 Book (Mechanical World), 1 Electric Lamp" were returned to his parents in December 1916. His two brothers, Evelyn and John, also fell.
MINSHALLGEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion8543766 Sidney Road, Bootle16/04/191820Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumGeorge was born at Canterbury Street, Everton on the 6th April 1898. He was the son of Amos Minshall and Margaret Lilian (nee Roberts). He was killed in action in Belgium.
MINSHULLJAMES 2nd EngineerMercantile Marine SS Canonessa263 Litherland Road, Bootle01/05/191835Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, England and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJames (McK) Minshull was born at Kirkdale; the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Minshull. He died on the 1st May 1918 when the S.S. Canonesa was torpedoed and damaged, some 14 miles off the coast of Worthing by the German submarine ub-57. The ship was beached but later repaired and salvaged.
MITCHELLALBERTRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/5th Battalion302583 Downing Road, Bootle17/08/191625Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceAlbert enlisted in the Army at Liverpool on the 27th October 1914; he was then posted to the Western Front in February 1915. Albert suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen on the 8th August 1916 and was admitted to No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station. From there he was transferred to 1st South African General Hospital at Abbeville on the 15th August. He succumbed there to his wounds two days later on the 17th August 1916.
MOFFATTWALTER MURRAYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers44056161 Gloucester Road, Bootle26/10/191820Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Wevelgem, BelgiumWalter enlisted in the army at Bootle, and was posted to the front with the 7th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment on the 7th March 1915. Whilst with the King's, he had two service numbers - 2910 and 405144 - before he was transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (service no 44056). He died of wounds at the Australian Casualty Clearing Station on the 26th October 1918, just weeks before the end of the War.
MONAGHANJOHN FRANCISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26698514 Chaucer Street, Bootle24/02/191820Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born at Bootle in 1897, he was the son of Michael Lawrence Monaghan and Margaret Ann (nee Turner). He died in France.
MONETHERARTHUR PERCYPrivateYorkshire Regiment, 1/4th Battalion3532840 Grove Street, Bootle09/04/191818Croix du Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, FranceArthur was born at 32 Coleridge Street, Bootle and was baptised on the 28th June 1899 at St.Leonard's C.of E. Church, Bootle. He was the son of Thomas Monether and Margaret (nee Jellicoe).
MONTEITHJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion428711 Percy Grove, Kirkdale10/08/191636Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceJames was the son of John and Harriet Montieth of Kirkdale; husband of Susannah and father to four daughters. He enlisted in Bootle in May 1915, initially in 8th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment and is included in their casualty list. Having sailed for France on the ship S.S.Archangel , he arrived there on 4th March 1915. He would appear to have been wounded on 26th April 1916 and then again on 9th August 1916. Sadly he died of these wounds.
MOORECHARLES S.Special DeckhandRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Helgoland”31935D DEV16 Garfield Street, Bootle09/06/191729Cockhill Catholic Cemetery, IrelandCharles was born in County Clare, Ireland on the 31st August 1885. He was the son of John (or Thomas) Moore, a lighthouse keeper; husband of Josephine Moore (nee Keeshan). Charles died after receiving a shell wound after a submarine engaged his ship. He was the only fatality.
MOOREJAMESDriverRoyal Field Artillery 44/13th Brigade18394Mill Grove, Sefton Grove, Litherland13/07/191723Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery, IraqJames was born at Melling in 1894, the son of John Moore and Jane (nee Marshall). James Moore married Mary Jane Baker. James enlisted in the army at Liverpool. He died in Iraq (Mesopotamia).
MOOREJOHNLance CorporalGrenadier Guards 1st Battalion2662015 Litherland Road, Bootle12/10/191733Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of Thomas and Eliza Moore of 12 Condover Avenue, Orrell Park; husband of Jessie Moore. He was killed in action at the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917.
MOORHOUSEDAVID COLLIERPrivateLoyal Scouts 2/2nd1915320 Cowper Street, Bootle25/01/191820Bootle Cemetery, EnglandDavid was born on the 9th September 1897, the son of David Moorhouse and Louisa (nee Bowden). David enlisted in the army in 1916, and died from pneumonia in Windy Knowe Military Hospital, Blundellsands, after a short illness of about ten days. He was given a full military funeral, with three volleys fired over the grave.  
MORANTHOMASCorporalRoyal Engineers 200th Field Company817483 Moore Street, Bootle28/04/1917London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas Moran was the husband of Sarah Moran (nee Rogan) A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 25th May 1917. ‘Second Corporal. Moran, was wounded in the head on April 28th when with a convoy, and died the same day without recovering consciousness’
MORELANDHARRY LAITHWAITEPrivateRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Indefatigable."PLY/1682255 Clifford Street, Bootle 31/05/191620Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandHenry was born at Bootle on the 4th January 1897, the son of Henry Laithwaite Moreland and Jane (nee Taylor). He enlisted in the Royal Marines on the 11th August 1914 and was lost while serving on HMS Indefatigable, which was sunk at the Battle of Jutland.
MORGANFREDERICK JOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion32700101 Downing Road, Bootle12/10/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrederick was the son of Robert and Minnie Morgan of 101 Downing Road, Bootle. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals and was killed on the battlefields of the Somme. 
MORGANHUGH THOMASPrivateSomerset Light Infantry 1st Battalion3967623 Boreland Street, Bootle25/07/1918Karachi 1914 War Memorial, IndiaHugh was the son of Peter and Annie Morgan. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals and was posted to India in January 1918. There, he suffered a violent attack of fever, from which he recovered, but succumbed to heat stroke some time later.
MORGANJAMESLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion496768 Keats Street, Bootle25/09/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was the son of Henry Morgan and Margaret (nee Rice). He enlisted in the KLR at Bootle and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
MORGANJOHNPrivateCanadian Infantry Central Ontario Regiment, 116th Battalion303030945 Park Street, Bootle 29/09/191838St Olle British Cemetery, Raillencourt-Sainte-Olle, FranceJohn the son of John Morgan and Annie (nee Beattie). He emigrated from Liverpool to America on the 25th February 1906 and later married May Clucas in New York.  When America entered the war, Morgan offered his services to the military, but being a married man, was not accepted. Determined to help the war effort however, he left his business under the care of a manager and travelled to join the Canadian forces. He enlisted on the 2nd September 1917 at Toronto and was fatally wounded.
MORGANTHOMAS LLOYDPrivateNorthumberland Fusiliers 23rd Battalion47439 37 Pembroke Road, Bootle  29/04/191737Brown Copse Cemetery, Roeux, FranceThomas was born at Bootle in 1879, was the son of Thomas Morgan and Jane (nee Kinsey). He was killed in action at Arras.
MORGANWRIGHT CHADBURNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 3/7th Battalion469270 Dryden Street, Bootle26/02/1916Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandPrivate Wright, of the Military Police, was standing chatting to his colleague on Blackpool's darkened Promenade, when a tramcar hit them both. Wright later died at Victoria Hospital, Blackpool but his colleague survived.
MORLEYJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion and Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry4952395 Litherland Road, Bootle24/10/191821Poix du Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceJohn was the son of John and Margaret Morley of 95 Litherland Road, Bootle. He died during the attack on, and capture of the village of Poix-du-Nord during the the allied victory advance in October 1918.  
MORRISALFREDStewardMercantile Marine H.M.S, "Laurentic."67560378 Bedford Road, Bootle25/01/191722Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandAlfred Morris was the son of John and Margaret Morris. He was lost along with 346 other crewmen when  H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland on 25th January 1917. 
MORRISROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion3039969 Bedford Road, Bootle21/09/191829Villers Guislain Communal Cemetery, FranceRobert was the son of the late Thomas Evan Morris and Mary Ann Morris. At the front serving with the 4th Battalion KLR, Robert died in the Cambrai area.
MORRISWILLIAM JAMES5th Engineer OfficerMercantile Marine S.S. "Sagamore."65 Langton Tower, Langton Dock, Bootle03/03/191733Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was the son of William Henry and Ada Morris. A member of the crew of the S.S. Sagamore , William was lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-49, whilst 150 miles off Fastnet, Ireland.  
MORRISPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers
MORRISONROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion266703Cross Street, Bootle16/07/1917Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, FranceRobert was born at Kirkdale in 1874, the son of Robert and Margaret Morrison.  Serving at the front near Armentieres, on 16th July 1917, he was acting as a "runner" under heavy shell-fire, and was standing by an officer in the trench when a shell burst and killed him, at the same time wounding the officer.
MORRISONTHOMAS WICKHAMChief EngineerMercantile Marine S.S. "Canova."24/12/191736Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was born at Wick, Scotland in 1880. He was one of seven crewmen lost when the S.S. Canova was torpedoed without warning and sunk by a submarine, 15 miles north of Mine Head, Devon, on the 24th December 1917.
MORRISONWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion1240379 Audley Street, Bootle15/09/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was born at Seaforth in 1891, the son of Philip James Morrison and Annie (nee McNally). He enlisted in the army at Seaforth on the 19th August 1914 at the age of 22. He was posted to France with his unit and was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
MORROWDAVIDPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Battalion31457 York Street, Bootle25/09/191518Loos Memorial, FranceDavid Morrow was born at 108 Canal Street, Bootle in 1897, the son of Richard Morrow and Elizabeth (nee Parry). He enlisted on 25th August 1914. He was posted to the front on the 3rd June 1915 and was killed in action during the Battle of Loos. He was buried on the battlefield.
MOSSCHARLESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion2794130/07/191643Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was born at Liverpool in 1873, the son of George Moss and Susannah (nee Howard). He enlisted in the army at Seaforth .  He was posted to the front after January 1916 and was killed in action whilst serving with the Liverpool Pals Regiment.
MOSSTHOMASSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion1045542a Brasenose Road, Kirkdale25/09/1915Loos Memorial, FranceThomas was born at Walton in 1895, the son of Charles Moss and Eliza (nee Quinn). He enlisted in the army at Liverpool and was posted to the Western Front on the 16th March 1915. Thomas had risen to the rank of Sergeant by the time he was killed in action at Loos.
MULHEARNWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion2668281 Camden Street, Bootle09/04/191834Brown's Road Military Hospital, Festubert, FranceWilliam was born in 1883, the son of William Mulhearn and Mary (nee Gill). He enlisted in the 7th Battalion KLR and he won the Military Medal on 20th November 1917 for gallant conduct at Guillemont Farm. He was killed in action in the Festubert sector, on the first day of the Battle of Lys.    Military Medal
MULHEARNJOSEPH PATRICKPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion26528035 Seaforth Street, Bootle27/03/191822Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was the son of William and Mary Mulhearn (nee Gill). He married Mary Fennell in 1915, they had a daughter Mary later that year. He was posted as missing in action in March 1918, his mother appealed for information about his fate in the Bootle Times on the 2nd August 1918.
MULHOLLANDGEORGETrimmerMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Caronia."9 Sussex Street, Bootle13/07/191517Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandGeorge was the son of James and Elizabeth Mulholland of 9 Sussex Street, Bootle. He joined the Royal Navy and in 1915 was a member of the crew of HMS  Caronia, when he died on 13th July 1915. 
MULLENMICHAELFiremanMercantile Marine SS Beacon Light11 Seldon Street, Kensington19/02/191845Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMichael was the son of Mary and (the late) Charles Mullen; husband of Annie Mullen (nee Doyle. He was lost when S.S. Beaconlight was torpedoed and sunk by U-91 in the North Minch, 15 miles from the Butt of Lewis while on passage from Liverpool to Scapa Flow. 33 people were killed including that of her Master.
MUNROALEXANDER4th Engineer (Jun)Mercantile Marine S.S. "Missanabie."13 Florida Street09/09/191829Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAlexander was born in Glasgow, the son of Alexander and Isabella Munro (nee Ross).  He died when the  S.S. Missanabie  was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Ireland on the 9th September 1918. 
MURPHYEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1673025 Shakespeare Street, Bootle 05/07/191620St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceEdward was born in 1896 in Staffordshire, the son of John and Jane Murphy. He enlisted at Liverpool on the 2nd September 1914. Edward died of wounds received in action at No 5 General Hospital, Rouen. A telegram to his family dated 4th July 1918 reported that Pte E Murphy had "GW right thigh amputation dangerously ill". He died the next day.
MURPHYJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion216868 Benedict Street, Bootle16/05/191619Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames was born at Bootle in 1896, the son of James Murphy and Margaret (nee Corvan). He enlisted in the 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle on the 8th August 1914, and was posted overseas with his battalion on 7th March 1915. James was shot through the head and killed during the famous charge of the 7th at Festubert.
MURPHYJOHNPrivateRoyal Dublin Fusiliers 6th Battalion1844519/08/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyJohn was born at Rosbercon, County Kilkenny, Ireland and was living in Bootle when he enlisted at Seaforth. He was posted to the Balkans on the 7th August 1915. He was killed in action at Gallipoli nine days later.
MURPHYPATRICKPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion3012420 Chesnut Grove30/07/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, FrancePatrick was the son of John Murphy and (the late) Catherine Murphy. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on July 30th 1916, having been at the front only six weeks.
MURPHYPATRICK JOSEPHCorporalNorth Staffordshire Regiment, and Royal Army Service Corps.4712648 Shelley Street, Bootle20/09/191732Basra War Cemetery, IraqPatrick was born in Castlebridge, Ireland. He married Anna Mary Pierce. Patrick was living in Bootle when he enlisted in the Army at Woolwich, Kent. He initially served with the Royal Army Service Corps. Patrick was posted to the front after January 1916, transferring to Mesopotamia in June 1917. He died after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage.
MURPHYRICHARD ETHERINGTONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion35724 Norfolk Street, Bootle 13/08/191619Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceRichard was born in Kirkdale in 1896, the eldest son of Patrick Murphy and Elizabeth (nee Etherington). He enlisted in Bootle on 6th January 1915, and travelled to Rouen on 4th March 1916 aboard the S.S. Archangel . He was wounded on 9th August 1916 during the Battle of the Somme and died four days later at no 5 Casualty Clearing Station, Corbie.   
MURPHYMATTHEWFiremanMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania19 Southey Street, Bootle07/05/191558Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMatthew Murphy was the son of (the late) James and Ellen Murphy. He married Margaret O'Donelly in 1883 and had 6 children. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland. Before the war Matthew was a Retort Cleaner in the Gasworks.
MURPHY alias HAIRLEONARD1st Class StokerRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Queen Mary."SS11189242 Litherland Road, Bootle31/05/1916Presumed drowned but is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandLeonard was born on the 17th January 1894. He was the son of Leonard Joseph Hair and Mary Jane (nee Ginn). He was lost when battleship HMS Queen Mary was sunk with great loss of life at the Battle of Jutland. Leonard  had been in the Navy four years, and serving on the Queen Mary since she was commissioned.
MURRAYJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion1211144 Aber Street, Bootle 26/01/191621Ferme Olivier Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn Murray was born in 1894 in County Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of James and Margaret Murray. He joined the Army at the outbreak of war, and went to France in May 1915. He was shot through the heart by a sniper on the 26th January 1916.
MURRAYWILLIAMPrivateScots Guards 2nd Battalion1296543 Canal Street, Bootle25/11/191726Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceWilliam was born in New York in 1891, the only surviving child of Jane Murray, of Bootle. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool and was posted to the Western Front on the 6th October 1915. William went missing in action in the Cambria area on the 25th November 1917.
MURRAYJOHNPrivateMiddlesex Regiment, 1st Battalion516629/09/1918Domino British Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, FranceJohn was the son of Mary Murray. He was born at Galway, Ireland. He was living at Leicester when he enlisted in the army; he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in France on the 29th September 1918.
MUSGRAVEEUSTACE MORDANTDriverWest Lancashire Royal Field Artillery 290th Brigade68652457 Worcester Road, Bootle05/10/191720Dozinghem Nilitary Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumEustace was the son of Frederick Bernard Mordaunt and Sarah Elizabeth (nee Clarkson) of Leeds.
MUSHROWALBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26674716 Lincoln Street, Bootle20/09/191723Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert was the son of Thomas Albert and Mary Ellen Mushrow. He enlisted at outbreak of war, and was killed in action at the Battle of Passcendaele (3rd Battle of Ypres).
MUSKERJOSEPH WALTER2nd LieutenantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion37 Merton Road, Bootle30/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme Joseph was the son of Margaret Hannah Musker, and the late Walter Musker. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals immediately following their formation. He survived the 'Big Push' (beginning of the Battle of the Somme), but on 30th July 1916 was shot through the head by a sniper, while returning to his digging party after advising a machine-gun crew as to where to site their weapon.
MUSKERRICHARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion5317117 Palmerston Avenue, Bootle 09/04/1917Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, FranceRichard was killed in action during the action taken by Commonwealth troops to secure Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines.
MYERSGEORGELance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion2754812/10/191629Warlencourt Britsh Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceGeorge Myers was the brother of Mrs Mary Candlish. He died in the Bapaume area, which saw very heavy fighting.
NARRACOTTFRANK VALENTINEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1708058 Boswell Street, Bootle18/10/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Frank was the son of Matthew Henry and Isabella Charlotte Narracott. Frank enlisted in the 'Liverpool Pals' in August 1914. Before joining the Army, Frank was a member of the clerical staff of the Cunard Company. Frank is commemorated on memorials at Christ Church C of E School, Ash Street Baptist Church and Cunard Steam Ship Co.
NASHHENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion3519779 St John's Road, Bootle08/08/191626Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceHenry was the son of Wilfred and the late Martha Nash.
NELSONSAMUEL JOSEPHPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion2870149 Province Road, Bootle25/02/191724Basra Memorial, IraqSamuel was the son of Samuel and Mary Jane Nelson. Samuel was part of the expeditionary force to Egypt and was killed in Mesopotamia.
NEWBOULDTHOMAS HERBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion2157936 Somerset Road, Bootle30/07/191629Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Thomas was the son of the late Charles Francis and Elizabeth Newbould and was the husband of Elizabeth whom he married in September 1915. Thomas enlisted in September 1914 and before the war he was employed at Johnson's Dyeworks.
NEYDANIEL FRANCISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion24383498 Stanley Road, Bootle01/07/191630Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceDaniel was the son of Patrick and Mary Ney and the husband of Ellen. Daniel worked for Messrs. Bryant and May, Ltd., and was well known throughout the district as an entertainer, he was a valued member of the concert party formed by the "Pals" when out in France.
NICHOLSONWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion265389Not Known (possibly Crosby)20/09/191724Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Jarvis and Margaret Nicholson of Lincolnshire.
NOLANJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/9th Battalion268824 Waterworks Street, Bootle09/05/191535Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames was the son of of William and Sarah and Husband to Henrietta Kinnar; they had twin boys, James and William. Before James joined up, he was employed at Messrs. Newall's wire-rope works. James was posted to the Western Front on the 12th March 1915 and was killed in action two months later.
NOLANMICHAEL MORRISPrivateBlack Watch, 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry, Quebec Regiment103062030 Shelley Street, Bootle11/10/191821Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, FranceMichael Morris was the son of Patrick Nolan and Mary Ann. In boyhood he attended Star of the Sea School in Bootle and before the war Michael was an apprentice hairdresser.
NORGATEWILLIAM ROBERT CRANKENSergeantRoyal Field Artillery 55th Battery58168Not known 09/05/191624Bootle Cemetery, EnglandWilliam Robert Cranken was the son of Charles Passmore and Margaret Jane. William was a labourer with Bootle Corporation before enlisting in the army. He died of wounds received in action at Colchester and his body was returned to his parents, who had moved to Hermitage Grove, Orrell, for burial at Bootle Cemetery.
NORMANCHARLES E.BakerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Bayano”22 Bolton Street, Marsh Lane, Liverpool11/03/1915Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandCharles was the Husband of Elina and he was one of 195 crewmen lost when H.M.S. Bayano was torpedoed whilst en route from Glasgow to Liverpool.
NORMANALFRED THOMASPrivateManchester Regiment, 21st Battalion5172439 Somerset Road, Bootle11/10/1918Beaurevoir British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceAlfred was born at Harpley near Kings Lynn, Norfolk in 1885; the son of William John and Priscilla Norman. Before the war he was working as a pastry cook at a bakery. After initially serving in Italy, he was killed in action in France. He left a widow, Evelyne, and one child.
NORMANFRANKCorporalRoyal Field Artillery 66th Division Ammnunition Column7016463 Clare Road, Bootle27/09/191728Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, BelgiumFrank Norman was the son of William and Annie Norman (nee Storey). He was killed in action; his only daughter, Dorothy, was born shortly afterwards but she died by the same year. Before the war Frank was a commercial traveller for a wholesale Chemist.
NORTHWILLIAMLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion279155 Milton Street, Bootle23/04/191720Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was the son of Richard and Alice. Before the war William was in the service of the Midland Railway Company. He was also an "old boy" of St Mary's School.
O'BRIENEDWARD JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26623921 Akenside Street, Bootle31/07/191723Perth Cemetery, China Wall, Ypres, BelgiumEdward John was the only child of Elizabeth and the late Patrick O'Brien. Edward worked in the Cunard Works, Rimrose Road, Bootle, before joining the Army.
O'DEAStephenCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion498452 Cowper Street, Bootle09/08/191633Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Stephen was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth and Husband to Mary; they had 3 children.
ODGERSJOHNGunnerWest Lancashire Royal Field Artillery 1/4th Battery142636 Barnton Street, Litherland07/04/191623Walton Park Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJohn was the son of Alfred and Charlotte Odgers, the husband of Carrie and the father of Jack. John was formerly employed by Liverpool Corporation Tramways/ Leyland Line. John was injured in training and died at the Kent and Canterbury Military Hospital. His brother Joseph was killed in action.
ODGERSJOSEPHGunnerRoyal Field Artillery A/186th Brigade6818313 Bedford Road, Bootle13/10/191822St. Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, FranceJoseph was the son of Alfred and Charlotte Odgers. Along with his father and brother, John was formerly employed by the Leyland Line. His brother John was killed in training in 1916.
O'DONNELLCHARLESCorporalRoyal Engineers 188th Field Company106534374 Hawthorne Road, Bootle03/10/191520Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, Mazingarbe, FranceCharles was the eldest son of Charles and Alice O'Donnell. Charles was studying at Liverpool University when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers as a chemist. His younger brother William, who had been at Derby University, was also a chemist in the Royal Engineers. Charles' father (also named Charles) was first engineer on the the S.S.Treria which had the misfortunate to be in port at Hamburg when the war broke out and was therefore held as a prisoner of war until 1918.
O'DONNELLWILLIAM HENRYChief CookMercantile Marine SS Thracia3 Orwell Road, Kirkdale27/03/191738Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was the son of Ann O'Donnell and (the late) William O'Donnell. He was born in Liverpool. He died when the steamship Thracia was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine 12 miles north of Belle Isle, Brittany, France. Thirty-six men, including the captain, were lost
O'GRADYALEXANDERPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 1st Battalion519311 Johnstone Street, Bootle24/07/191625Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, FranceAlexander was the son of Thomas and Mary O'Grady. Alexander had been in the Merchant Service when he enlisted in Liverpool, New South Wales in December 1915. Alexanders brother, Thomas, died in 1915.
O'GRADYTHOMASStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “New Zealand”4211(S)11 Johnstone Street, Bootle.03/03/191522Queensferry Cemetery, West Lothian, ScotlandThomas was the son of Thomas and Mary O'Grady. Thomas was serving aboard HMS New Zealand when he fell ill and died of Pneumonia aboard the Hospital Ship Garth Castle. Thomas' brother, Alexander, was killed in 1916.
O'HAREJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion266196383 Hawthorne Road, Bootle21/03/191720Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Nord, FranceJames was the eldest son of Henry and Isabella Gilberry. He was an old Seaman's Orphanage boy and was employed at the Bootle Cork Works, Well-lane. He joined up at the end of 1915 and was killed in action on the 21st March 1917.
O'HAREJOHNPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion311433 Audley Street, Bootle04/08/191525Reninghelst Churchyard Extension, Poperinge, BelgiumJohn was the son of Patrick and Mary O'Hare. He died of wounds at No. 52 Field Ambulance. He is commemorated on the St. James' R.C. church memorial.
OLSENJOHN WILLIAMCorporalRoyal Welch Fusiliers 1st Battalion5379110, Norfolk Street, Bootle14/05/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn, who was killed in action, had been in France nine months. When called up he was working for the Dock Board. Previously he was in the employ of J. Spencer, coal merchant, Bootle.
O'MALLEYEDWARD JOHNStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Aboukir”72832 Chaucer Street, Bootle22/09/191439Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandEdward was the son of May Hughes and the late Edward O'Malley, his stepfather was James Hughes. Edward was the husband of Mary O'Malley. Edward is commemorated on the St. James' R.C. Church memorial.
O'NEILLEDWARDPrivateConnaught Rangers 3rd Battalion54748 Flint Street, Bootle07/12/191534Doiran Memorial, GreeceEdward was the son of John and Mary O'Neill, husband of Rose and father to three children. Prior to enlistment in the Connaught Rangers, Edward had served on H.M.S. Carmania when it sunk the German vessel S.M.S. Cap Trafalgar in the South Atlantic.
ORRFREDERICK JAMESSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion836622 Bulwer Street, Bootle24/10/191531Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceFrederick was the son of Robert and Dora Orr and the husband of Elizabeth. Frederick had served with the 1st King's for fourteen years (including time in Punjab, India), and rejoined immediately at outbreak of the war.
OSBORNJOHNLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 5th Battalion2026472 Concord Place, Bootle31/07/191733Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of John and Anastasia Osborn and the husband of Esther. John is commemorated on memorials at St. James' R.C. church, Bootle and St. Elizabeth of Hungary's church, Litherland.
O'TOOLETHOMASLance CorporalRoyal Naval Reserve HMS “Calgarian”64118558 Scott Street, Bootle01/03/191836Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas O'Toole was born at Bootle in 1881, the son of Michael and Margaret O'Toole. He was lost whilst serving on the armed merchant cruiser H.M.S. Calgarian, she was torpedoed and sunk by the U-boat U-19 off Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland.
OWENHERBERT ARTHUR HAROLD2nd LieutenantEast Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion88 Thornton Road, Bootle23/03/191822Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, FranceHerbert was the son of Frank and Clara Owen. He is commemorated on the memorial for Linacre Council School.
OWENIVORLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion1793218 Victoria Drive, Aintree30/07/191625Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceIvor was the son of John Jones Owen and Mary Owen. Ivor was a prominent member of Bootle Albion Football Club and was a member of the Free Church of Wales, Merton Road, Bootle. Before enlisting, Ivor was employed by Messrs. Edmund Schulter and Co., merchants, Exchange Buildings, Liverpool.
OWENSIDNEY SMITH1st LieutenantBritish Columbia Regt 1st attached 42nd Sq. Royal Air Force20 Merton Grove, Bootle11/12/191827Valenciennes St. Roch Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceSidney was the youngest son of James Leitch Owen and Sarah Owen. Sidney enlisted in the Canadian Army at Victoria, British Columbia in February 1915 and gave his occupation as clerk. Sidney and his observer were killed when their aircraft crashed.
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OWENJOHN RICHARDPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 15th Battalion and The King's Liverpool Regiment396114 Sea View, Orrell02/12/191721Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of Robert and Alice Owen of Peniel Chapel House, Amlwch Port, Angelsea. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.
OWENSOWENGunnerRoyal Field Artillery C/149th BrigadeL/18514420 Hawthorne Road, Bootle21/03/191820Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceOwen was the only son of Owen and Mary Owens. Owen was educated at Linacre Council School, and on leaving school he was employed at the Liverpool General Post Office. He is commemorated on memorials at Linacre Methodist Mission and Liverpool Main Post Office.
OWENSEDWARDDriverRoyal Field Artillery B Battery, 187th Brigade11582595 Selwyn Street, Kirkdale08/11/191830Vichte Military Cemetery, Anzegem, BelgiumEdward was the son of John and Ann Owens, the husband of Ada and father of Edward.
OWENSJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion3879028, Boston Street, Bootle27/03/191724Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of Robert and Mary Owens. John attended St.James' School and church and is commemorated on St. James' R.C. church memorial.
PALETHORPEFREDERICKAssistant BakerMercantile Marine Reserve H.M.S. “Laurentic”6919334 Antonio Street, Bootle25/01/191722Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandFrederick was the second son of George and Elizabeth Palethorpe who made the ultimate sacrifice. Frederick was a former pupil of Bedford Road School Bootle and an assistant baker aboard the H.M.S Laurentic when she struck a mine off Lough Swilly Ireland, on 25th January 1917. The ship sank with the loss of 350 lives.
PALETHORPE (alias HOLT)JOHN GEORGEPrivateCanadian Expeditionary Force Central Ontario Regiment, 15th Battalion280384 Antonio Street, Bootle 24/04/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn George was the son of George and Elizabeth Palethorpe and husband to Julia. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Over-Seas force on 22nd September 1914, and was listed as missing at St. Julien following a devastating enemy chlorine gas attack launched against the Canadians on 24th April 1915.
PARKERRICHARDPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion4580562 Brookhill Road, Bootle 19/04/191818Mont Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem, FranceRichard was the son of Richard and Mary Elizabeth Parker and was formerly employed as a carter with Messrs. Joseph Owens and Sons, Ltd., Melrose Road.
PARKERJOHN JAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2nd Battalion5570014 Iris Street, Kirkdale30/01/192022St Mary's Churchyard, Bootle, EnglandJohn James Parker was the son of Joseph and Caroline Parker of 14 Iris Street, Kirkdale. He died at the David Lewis, Northern Hospital Great Howard Street, Liverpool.
PARKESDAVIDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion3927951 Akenside Street, Bootle

21/03/191728Avesnes le Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceDavid was the son of Thomas and Sarah Parkes and Husband to Sarah, they had 3 children together. Before enlisting David was a newsagent's clerk.
PARRYARTHURPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 15th Battalion6845352 Cambridge Road, Bootle02/09/191832Emilie Valley Cemetery, Somme, FranceArthur was the son of David and Mary Parry. Before enlisting Arthur was a grocer's shop assistant and was living in Llangollen. Arthur joined the R.W.F. and had only been on active service three months when he was badly gassed. He was sent home for treatment at Mill Road Hospital. On recovery he was drafted to Ireland, and afterwards back to France.
PARRYDAVID HENRYCaptainMercantile Marine S.S. "Jose de Larringaga."25 Ferhill Road, Bootle28/04/191751Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandDavid Henry was the son of Goring Thomas and Mary Ann Parry and Husband to Elizabeth Mortimer Hancock. Davids' ship was sunk by a German submarine and twelve lives were lost.
PARRYEVANPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st/7th/18th Battalion26740427 Empire Road, Litherland03/07/191821Houchin British Cemetery, Houchin, FranceEvan was the youngest son of John and Ann Jane Parry. Before enlisting Evan, aged fourteen, was an apprentice painter and decorator.
PARRYROBERT ERNESTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion602389 Brasenose Road, Kirkdale25/09/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France,Robert Ernest was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Parry.
PARRYROBERT EVANSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1715828 Langdale Street, Bootle31/07/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRobert Evan was the son of John Parry and Annie Parry. Before enlisting, Robert Evan Robert was a shipping clerk with the White Star Line. He was killed by a machine gun bullet during an attack.
PARRYWILLIAMPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion 1776269 St John's Road, Bootle05/04/191626Basra Memorial, IraqWilliam was the son of John Parry. Before enlisting, William was employed at a Liverpool wireworks. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia.
PARRYTHOMAS HUGHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion4348353 Percy Street, Bootle02/08/1918Cologne Southern Cemetery, GermanyThomas was the youngest son of William and Ann Parry. He enlisted in Liverpool and was posted to the front after January 1916. Thomas was captured at Savy, France on the 2nd March 1918. He died of Pneumonia at Weidenau, part of the city of Siegen, Germany. His effects were given to his sister Elizabeth in 1919.
PARRYWPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
PARSELLJOHN ERICAble SeamanRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M.S. “Simoom”Mersey Z/2046103 Worcester Road, Bootle23/01/191719Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn Eric was the son of John Davison and Eleanor Parsell. John Eric was killed when the H.M.S. Simoom was torpedoed and sunk by a German destroyer in the North Sea.
PARSONSGEORGEPrivateCanadian Imperial Force 14th Battalion Quebec Regiment13810448 Derby Road, Bootle24/04/191623Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceGeorge was the son of John and Fanny Parsons. Before enlisting, George was a Marine Fireman.
PARTRIDGESAMUEL VICTORGunnerThe King's Liverpool 6th Battalion, Royal Field Artillery and Trench Mortar Battery Y5569030728 Rossett Road, Great Crosby04/03/191719Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumSamuel Victor was the son of Samuel and Grace Partridge. In April 1914 he gave up his position under the Bootle Corporation and enlisted in the 6th KLR. Later he was transferred to the R.F.A. and in April 1916, went out to France. Samuel Victor was killed by a German shell falling on his dug-out.
PARTRIDGEWILLIAMGunnerRoyal Field Artillery A Battery, 148th BrigadeL/212471 Salisbury Road, Bootle07/10/1916Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, FranceWilliam was killed in action whilst bravely manning his gun in the face of severe hostile artillery fire.
PATERSONJAMES GRAHAMSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion172029/07/191526Rake Lane Cemetery, Wallasey, EnglandJames Graham Paterson was the son of James Young Paterson and Janet Paterson.
PATRICKJAMESStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Aboukir”1346S437 Hawthorne Road, Bootle22/09/191427Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandJames was husband of Florence. James was killed in action with submarine in North sea.
PAWSONALFREDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion26755325 Sandy Lane, Bootle06/10/191828Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, FranceAlfred was born in Belmont, Lancashire in 1885, the son of John Pawson and his wife Ann (nee Coatesand husband of Alice Wood. He enlisted in the 7th Battalion of the KLR at Bootle and was posted to France after January 1916. Alfred was killed in action on the 6th October 1918.
PAWSONCLAUD LUDOLPH LEOPOLDSea ScoutBoy Scout doing voluntary coastguard work1 Brookhill Road, Bootle20/07/191714Bootle Cemetery, EnglandClaud Ludolph Leopold Pawson was the eldest son of Thomas Coates and Mary Florence Pawson (nee Wilson). Claud was just fourteen when he was drowned in Devon on the 20th July 1917 whilst doing voluntary Coastguard work as a boy scout.
PEARCHSYDNEY CHARLESPrivateColdstream Guards 1st Battalion22345Rhyl Street, Bootle04/11/191827Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceSydney Charles was the youngest son of Robert and Harriett Pearch and husband to Florence. Before enlisting Sidney was formerly a constable in the Bootle Borough Police Force.
PEARSONANDREW VICTORRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion392368 Scott Street, Bootle07/08/191619Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly Le Sec, Somme, FranceAndrew Victor was the son of James George and Mary Jane Pearson.
PEATJOHN JOSEPHSapperRoyal Engineers East Riding4741958 Lindum Villas, Paisley Street, Hull01/03/191826Western Cemetery, Hull, EnglandJohn Joseph was the son of John Joseph and Elizabeth Peat, and husband to Elsie May. John Joseph was wounded in action and spent 108 days in hospital being treated for gunshot wounds to the arm and back which left him with a fractured shoulder-blade, spine and a 4 inch scar from the neck as far as his right ear. He was discharged from hospital but was posted overseas again, where he fell ill with intestinal pain. He had an acute intestinal obstruction which led to a perforated bowel, which led to his death. His brother, James Percy Peat, also fell.
PEATJAMES PERCYSignallerRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M. Torpedo Boat “94”Mersey 3/173321 Hawthorne Road, Bootle 20/02/191519Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames Percy was the son of John Joseph and Elizabeth Peat. He was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and drowned on the 20th February 1915 whilst serving aboard torpedo boat TB 94. He was the only casualty on this occasion. His brother, John Joseph Peat, also fell.
PEERSHENRYPrivate18th Coy, Machine Gun Corps 1st Section9071328 Gray Street, Bootle31/08/191726Loos Memorial, FranceHenry was the husband of Nellie Peers. Before joining the Army Henry worked for Messrs. F. Leyland and Co. at their Boston berth, Huskisson Dock. Henry was with two of his friends and his gun when a shell burst actually on the gun. All three were killed instantly.
PENKETHWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion2221462 Park Street, Bootle 30/07/191618Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,William was born in Bootle in 1898, the only son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Penketh (nee Hitchcock). He enlisted with the 'Liverpool Pals' and was posted to the front on the 7th November 1915. He was killed in action on The Somme.
PENLINGTONWALTERPrivateWelsh Regiment, 18th Battalion6124213/04/1918Rue de Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, FranceWalter was 5ft 5 inches tall, weighed 112 lbs and had a 33 inch chest. Before the war he was employed as a paint mixer. He enlisted at Seaforth on the 15th February 1917. He was killed in action.
PENNINGTONTHOMAS HENRYStoker 1st ClassR.M.L.I., H.M.S. "Indefatigable. "SS/11477670 Brookhill Road, Bootle31/05/191620Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas Henry was the son of John Thomas and Rachel Pennington. Thomas Henry was on H.M.S. Indefatigable in the Jutland naval battle, and went down with the vessel. Previously he was on H.M.S. Edinburgh , and served in the Falkland Islands battle.
PENNYROSS HAMLETPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion2280571 St John's Road, Bootle06/02/191619Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceRoss Hamlet was the son of Thomas and Jane Penny. His photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
PERRYALFRED BRICEPrivateWelsh Regiment, 15th Battalion7321323 Linacre Lane, Bootle30/08/191819Fienvillers British Cemetery, Fienvillers, FranceAlfred Brice was the son of James E and Amy Grace Perry. Before Alfred Brice enlisted, he was employed as a timekeeper at Messrs. Harland & Wolff. He died of wounds.
PHILIPSONGAVINPrivateRoyal Fusiliers 4th Battalion8197348 Hawthorne Road, Bootle03/05/191818Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, FranceGavin was the son of Peter William and Christina Isabella Philipson. Before enlisting Gavin was employed by Messrs. J. A. Hunter, Ltd.
PHILLIPSGEORGECompany Quartermaster SergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion and Labour Corps. Transferred to Serjt. 449551 822nd Coy3/1226912 Beatrice Street, Bootle20/01/191853Noeux les Mines Communal Cemetery, FranceGeorge, originally from Middlesex, was husband to Helen and they had 4 children. Before enlisting, George was formerly chief inspector of the Warrington Police Force. He retired from the force on pension owing to ill-health in September 1907, after completing 18 years' service. Afterwards, he was employed for some time in the Customs Department at the Liverpool Docks. On the outbreak of war he immediately offered his services, and enlisted in the KLR. He was soon promoted sergeant, and had been in France two years before he was killed in action.
PHILLIPSJOHN ALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion25598 Kent Street, Bootle16/05/191523Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn Alexander was the son of John and Mary Ellen Phillips. He was also husband to Margaret and father to one son. Before enlisting, John worked as a cleaner on the railways.
PIERCEEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion1/926179 Worcester Road, Bootle30/07/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of William and Ann Pierce. Before enlisting, Edward was an Oil Refiner's Clerk.
PIERCERICHARD GRIFFITHSapperRoyal Engineers 101st Field Company47892Cefncae'rfor, Gwalchmai, Anglesey06/12/191724Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, ItalyRichard was the son of Griffith Owen and Mary Ann Pierce, of Cefncae'rfor, Gwalchmai, Anglesey. He was killed in action when the British Corps relieved the Italians on the Montello sector of the Piave front in 1917.
PILSONHENRYStorekeeperMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Virginian."6211769 Recreation Street, Bootle21/08/191739Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandHenry was the son of Thomas and Catherine Pilson, and husband to Isabella. Henry was killed as a direct result of enemy action, whilst serving on the of the H.M.S. Virginian . He was a marine fireman and storekeeper and a member of the Mercantile Marine Reserve.
PINNINGTONWILLIAM HENRYPrivateNorthumberland Fusiliers 11th Battalion26674891 Berry Street, Bootle20/09/191739Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam Henry was the son of William and Margaret Pinnington and husband to Margaret.
PIPPRELLJOHN EDWINChief StewardMercantile Marine SS Bellucia34 Arvon Street, Orrell07/07/191729Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the husband of Jane Pepprell (nee Winson). He died when the Bellucia was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off The Lizard, Cornwall (by SM UB-31 Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four of her crew. She was taken in tow but consequently sank.
PLUMMERFRANKPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion48276270 Litherland Road, Bootle31/07/191721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrank was the son of Joseph and Jane Plummer and the youngest of five sons serving with the military. Before the war, he was employed by Walker Tanners Ltd and is commemorated on Linacre School Memorial.
PLUNKETTALFREDPrivateRoyal Garrison Artillery 160th Siege Battery167960Percy Street, Bootle20/09/191723Spoilbank Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumAlfred first attended St. Philip's and afterwards Lander-road School. Alfred later had worked at the Fruit Exchange (Messrs. J. and H. Goodwin, Victoria-street) and was a good and cheerful worker. He suffered shell-shock and came home to be nursed at Linacre Hospital. Alfred returned to France and was buried in a cemetery behind the lines and a cross erected. His letters home were always bright and cheerful.
POLLARDROBERTPrivateBorder Regiment, 11th Battalion33359101 Gonville Road, Bootle08/07/1917Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert Pollard was born at Bristol, the son of James and Ellen Pollard. Robert is commemorated on the following local memorials: Bootle Civic Memorials and Westminster Road Congregational Church, Kirkdale.
POSTLETHWAITEABRAHAMPrivateLabour Corps 73rd Labour Company665225 Sidney Road, Bootle 25/07/191732Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThree weeks after attending the baptism of his infant daughter at Christ Church, Bootle. Pte. A. Postlethwaite fell on the field of battle in France, being instantly killed by a fragment of shell which struck him in the chest. Abraham was born 17th May 1885 and was baptised on the 14th June at All Saints C.of E. Church, Liverpool.
He was the son of Abraham Postlethwaite and Annie (nee Jones).
POTTERJOHN CHARLESRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion2406653 Merton Grove, Bootle 13/08/191624Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was born on the 21st November 1892. He was the son of John King and Margaret Ann Potter (nee Anderton). John went missing in action on The Somme, 13th August 1916 and his parents advertised in the Bootle Times for any information concerning his fate.
POTTSERNESTGunnerThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion14301 Care Road, Bootle04/07/191519Cambrin Military CemeterySon of Thomas and Mary Ellen Potts. Since leaving school Ernest had been employed by the L. and Y. Railway Company at Marsh-lane Station. He was a member of the Bank-hall P.S.A., where a memorial service was held. In a letter referring to his death, a friend says: "Potts was at the telephone, and refused to go away" He was a hero. On the 10th September 1915, a photograph of the section of trench where Ernest was killed appeared in the Bootle Times. A letter written by Ernest Potts was published in the Bootle Times on the 24th September 1915.
POWDERLYTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion15/3691460 Wordsworth Street, Bootle 18/10/191633Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas Powderly was born at Kirkdale in 1883. He was he son of Thomas Powderly and Margaret. Thomas Powderly is commemorated on the following local memorials: Bootle Civic Memorials and St. James' R.C. Church, Bootle.
POWERFRANCIS DAVIDGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 28th Siege Battery28467831 Falconer Street, Bootle23/07/191741Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, BelgiumFrancis was born in Dublin on the 19th June 1877, son of Robert and Mary. Francis was a Brass Finishers Labourer at the White Star Works in 1911. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium on the 23rd July 1917.
POWERMICHAELPrivateKing's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 7th Battalion821711 Sussex Street, Bootle07/06/191733Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumMichael was the son of James and Elizabeth Power. Michael had 13 years Army service, of which seven had been spent in India, previous to which he was employed at Lord's Tar Works, Hawthorne Road, Bootle. He was wounded in action at Vlameringhe, Belgium, on the 8th May 1915, receiving a shrapnel wound in the back for which he was admitted to hospital at Versailles, France. After Michael recovered he returned to France and was transferred to the 7th battalion KORLR. He was granted a month's leave of absence from the 12th April until the 12th May 1917 and was killed in action in the June.
POWERMICHAEL JOSEPH1st Class StokerRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Black Prince."K/2573161 Boreland Street, Marsh Lane, Bootle31/05/191621 Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandMichael Joseph was the son of Michael and Amelia Power. Before enlisting, Michael was a Firewood makers assistant. He was killed at the Battle of Jutland whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Black Prince .
PRESCOTTEDWARDPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 1st Pioneers211554 Kirk Street, Bootle / 32 Maitland Road, Islington, Bocastle, New South Wales, Australia21/04/191840Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of James Prescott. In 1897 he enlisted in the Royal Navy [ADM 188/456/284839] using the name James Hyland. He married Margaret in 1899 but by 1911, Edward and his wife had separated and Edward was living in Australia. In Australia, Edward once again enlisted in the Army under the name James Hyland. On the 13th March 1917, whilst on the Western Front, he signed a declaration that he had used a false name and that his real next of kin was his wife, Margaret Prescott, of 54 Kirk Street, Bootle. He was killed in action in France on the 21st April 1918.
PRESCOTTWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion267141130 Rimrose Road, Bootle08/11/191720Villers Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Villers-Faucon, FranceWilliam was Son to Elizabeth and step son to John Halfpenny.
PRESTONWILLIAMSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion22795 Warwick Road, Bootle25/09/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Preston. Before enlisting, William was educated at St. Mary's School, Bootle. He was then employed at the Liverpool Grain Storage and Transit Company, Strand-road, Bootle, where he remained some years. Later he became attached to the staff of Messrs. J. Rank's, Ltd., Liverpool, occupying the position of confidential clerk, which he held up to the time of joining the colours. William had passed through some very strenuous fighting during his service with the B.E.F. and only a short time before his death was somewhat severely wounded, returning to duty again on 20th September. Whilst leading his men in an attack on 23rd September, he was again wounded and almost immediately afterwards was killed by shell fire.
PRICEJOHN EDMUNDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion5641548 Percy Street, Bootle29/09/191837Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, FranceJohn Edmund was the son of Samuel and Esther Price.
PRICEALBERTPrivateMachine Gun Corps 32nd Infantry Company11671942 Bedford Road, Bootle02/10/191825St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceAlbert Price was the son of Graham Price and (the late) Mrs Price. He died of wound received in action at the 2nd Standing Hospital, in Rouen.
PRICEJOHN HUGHESPrivateCanadian Contingent 2nd Battalion139312 Hawthorne Road, Bootle07/11/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn Hughes Price was born at Kirkdale in 1879. He was the son of Titus and Mary Price. He was 5ft 3 ½ inches tall, with grey eyes and dark brown hair. John died at the No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station, from penetrating wounds to the abdomen.
PRINCEWILLIAMSergeantRoyal Welch Fusiliers 16th Battalion20528832 Litherland Road, Bootle18/09/191825Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of William and Agnes Jane Prince. Before enlisting, William was a nurseryman. He enlisted in the army at Wrexham and served first with the Denbighshire Yeomanry (service no 215110) before transferring to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. William went missing in action on the 18th September 1918. His death was officially confirmed on the 18th September 1919, 12 months after he went missing.
PRITCHARDROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26670155 Southey Street, Bootle25/09/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was the son of Robert William and Annie Pritchard. Robert was an "old boy" of Salisbury-road School. Before enlistment, he was in the employ of the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Robert was reported missing after engaging in a counter-attack on 23rd September, his death was finally confirmed in July 1917.
PRITCHARDARTHURPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 2nd Battalion4010731 Queen's Road, Bootle 01/09/1918Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, FranceArthur was the son of Ellieas Pritchard of Tan-y-ffolt Farm, Garn Dolbenmaen, Carnarvonshire. He lived in Bootle working as a cotton porter, returning to Wales in December 1915 to enlist in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arthur was killed in action in the area of Bois De Bernafay.
PRITCHARDJOHNPrivateNorthumberland fusiliers 2/4th Battalion241571 7 Viola Street, Bootle22/03/1918Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action during the German spring offessive in 1918.
PROCTORLEONARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion266369116 Brookhill Road, Bootle18/06/191822Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceLeonard was the son of John and Ellen Proctor.
PUKITWILLIAM ALFREDPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 26th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
26014918 Wordsworth Street, Bootle04/12/191721Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceWilliam Alfred was the eldest son of John and Anastasia Pukit. William Alfred, aged fourteen, was a telegraph messenger. He became an assistant postman in September 1913 and was promoted to full postman in June 1916.
PURVISWILLIAM ROBERTDriverRoyal Field Artillery 9th Divisional Ammunition Column1164397 Hemer Place, Bootle04/05/191721Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, TurkeyWilliam Robert was the son of William and Mary Purvis and the husband of Amy Elizabeth. Before enlisting, William Robert was employed on the Dock Estate, and was a member of the Dockers' Union. He was a clever boxer, and whilst in training won a championship belt in a regimental competition. 

Bootle’s Fallen Q-Y

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last known addressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
QUALTERSEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion2251176 St John's Road, Bootle 30/07/191631Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of Patrick Qualters and his photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
QUAYLEEDWARD BERTRAMPrivateMachine Gun Corps Infantry3113816 Longfellow Street, Bootle31/07/191723New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdward Bertram was the son of Alfred and Annie Quayle. He initially served with the King's Liverpool Regiment 22nd Reserve Battalion, and was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in 1916. Edward was educated at Salisbury-road School Bootle, and employed by the Leyland Line.
QUAYLEROBERT DOUGLASPetty OfficerRoyal Navy HMS Obedient207124DEV12/02/1918Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, ScotlandRobert enlisted with the Royal Navy after leaving school, serving twelve years' service before war broke out. He survived the Battle of Jutland and went on to serve abroad HMS Obedient. It appeared that Robert was either washed or fell overboard during a storm, his body was later recovered.
QUIGLEYJOHNPetty Officer StokerRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Opal."3014744 Gordon Row, Weymouth12/01/191834He has no grave but the sea and is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn was the son of John and Annie Quigley and husband to Charlotte Kate. John was lost when H.M.S. Opal and H.M.S. Narborough ran aground in a snowstorm off the Orkneys.
QUINNJOHNPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion1935510 Hawthorne Road, Bootle09/10/191731Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn Quinn was the son of Mrs Mary Rodger. He is one of the almost 35,000 men listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, who were killed in the battlefields of Ypres, with no known grave.
RADCLIFFEDANIEL HAMPTONCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26530723 Suffolk Street, Bootle25/09/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceDaniel was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth Lucinda Radcliffe and husband to Beatrice Victoria with six children. On 7th March 1915, he was posted to the Western Front. Before the war Daniel was a warehouseman for a confectionary manufacturer.
RAFFERTYMICHAELGreaserMercantile Marine SS Arabic28 Burns Street, Bootle19/08/191558Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMichael was the son of Maria Rafferty (nee Dougherty). He was lost when the SS Arabic was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German submarine U-24, 50 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale. 44 lives were lost.
RAFTER JAMESCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps5 Crescent Road, Seaforth05/10/191932Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJames was the son of Dr. John Patrick Arthur and Mary Rafter. His father was a Councillor and former Mayor of Bootle. Captain James Rafter, R.A.M.C., was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in the field and promoted to Major. James suffered ill health directly relating to his military service and he died almost 10 months after the war had ended.Military Cross
RASTALLWILLIAM HENRYSergeantArgyll & Sutherland Highlanders 11th Battalion01/03/75344 Bianca Street, Bootle 12/08/191536Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, FranceWilliam was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Rastall and husband to Gertrude. His photograph was published in a commemorative booklet issued when the first part of the Bootle Roll of Honour was unveiled in 1916.
RAWLINGJOHN WELSHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion5855317 Gloucester Road, Bootle 31/07/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of William Ashcroft Rawling and Margaret (nee Welsh). John is remembered on Christ Church C of E Church Memorial, Christ Church C of E School Bootle and Bank of Liverpool and Martins Ltd.
RAWLINGROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion40517484 Brookhill Road, Bootle 23/03/191836Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was the son of Samuel and Margaret Alice Rawling and husband to Sarah Elizabeth. Robert is remembered on Ash Street Baptist Mission.
RAYRICHARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion207450 Park Street, Bootle 16/05/191530Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceRichard was the son of Robert and Sarah Ann Ray. Richard was among the first group to enlist in the 7th King's Liverpool Regiment on the outbreak of war. In civil life he was a plumber, having served his apprenticeship with Mr. George Parr.
RAYTHOMASPrivateRoyal Army Medical Corps, 9th Field Ambulance5429915 Hick's Road, Seaforth27/09/1918Beaumetz Cross Riads Cemetery, Beaumetz Les Cambrai, FranceThomas Ray was the son of Mrs Adelaide S Ray. He was killed in action during the operation to re-take Beaumetz-les-Cambrai from the Germans, the village had been lost 22nd March, 1918.
READERHERBERT PERCIVALCompany Sergeant MajorRoyal Engineers L.W.T.WR/500772117 Beatrice Street, Bootle12/08/191846Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, FranceHerbert was the husband of Gladys. Before enlisting, Herbert was a Master Mariner, employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. Herbert enlisted 29th July 1915 into the Royal Engineers and the next day he was promoted to Company Sergeant Major, in the Inland Water Transport Corps. There is also information which states that his correct title was: 'C.Q.M. Sgt. H.P.Reader'. His work was as a 'Tugmaster'. He died from ariel bomb wounds.
READYALFREDStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Natal."K/637525 Matthew Street, Bootle30/12/191523Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandAlfred was the son of James and Sarah Jane Ready. Alfred was killed when  H.M.S Natal  was lost at anchor in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland after an internal explosion. 421 crew and civilian visitors, including women and children, perished.
REARDONARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion2785160 forth Street, Kirkdale15/11/191626Redan Ridge Cemetery No. 1, Beaumont Hamel, FranceArthur was the son of John and Ellen Reardon and husband to Susan.
REDFERNNATHANIELRiflemanKing's Royal Rifles Corps, 1st Battalion9057115 School Brow, Warrington14/04/191728Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumNathaniel was the husband of Ellen Redfern. He died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations situated in Aubigny.
REDFERNWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion856080a Forth Street, Kirkdale10/03/191519Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam Redfern was the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Redfern. He was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, on the Western Front.
REDMONDEDWARD CORNELIUSPrivateCheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion33513171 Marsh Lane, Bootle21/11/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward’s service records show he enlisted in the Army Reserve in February 1914, and went to France in March 1915. He suffered a gunshot at Festubert, which needed treatment in the UK, returning to the front line in December. In January 1916 he was treated for "chilled feet", in February for Bronchitis. On the 21st November 1916 he was declared missing, then killed in action.
REESJOHN ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion266729Strand Road, Bootle16/07/191730Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, FranceJohn was the son of Benjamin and Catherine Rees and husband to Alice. John Arthur was an "old boy" of Christ Church schools, and was well known and very popular in the borough. Since leaving school, he had followed a seafaring life.
REIDHAROLDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion467337 St John's Road, Bootle 23/08/1916St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, FranceHarold was the son of Mr A Reid. He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme.
REIDTHOMAS HENRY HUDSON2nd EngineerMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Hollington."1b Burwen Drive, Bootle02/06/191735Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the son of Thomas and Catherine Reid and husband to Nesta. Before enlisting, Thomas was an engineer's apprentice and later a marine engineer. Thomas Henry Hudson Reid was lost when the S.S Hollington and M.F.A. Purdy were sunk by the German submarine off the Faroe Islands.
RENNIE alias DUNCANCHRISTINA CAMPBELLStewardessMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania19 Ferndale Road07/05/191536Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandChristine was the daughter of Andrew and Jessie Duncan. She married George Rennie in 1904. Christina was an experienced maritime stewardess, working for the Cunard Steam-Ship Company. On 16th April 1915 she signed on at Liverpool for RMS Lusitania, dying when the liner was sunk on the return voyage from New York.
REYNARDJOSEPHTrimmerMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Hecla II."19 Canal Street, Bootle  30/11/1918Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJoseph was the son of Henry and Annie Reynard and husband to Annie. Joseph was in the Mercantile Marine Reserve and was serving at  the naval shorebase  - H.M.S. Hecla II - at Buncrana, Ireland when he died of influenza and pneumonia at Belfast Military Hospital. His remains were returned to his family for burial.
REYNOLDS (alias FOSTER)GEORGE ERNESTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion888535 Coleridge Street, Bootle23/11/191521St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg L'Avoue, FranceGeorge Ernest Reynolds (alias Foster) was born as George Ernest Foster at Everton in 1893, the son of John Foster and Mary Agnes (nee Crennon). He enlisted in the army at Seaforth and was posted to the Western Front on the 1st May 1915.  He was killed in action in France in November 1915.
RHODESJOHNPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 20th Battalion288754 Clifford Street, Bootle08/01/191822Cement House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born at Bootle in 1895, the son of John Rhodes and Mary Jane (nee Blakemore). He died in the Langemark (north of Ypres).    
RICEJAMES PATRICKStewardMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Britannic."13 Denbigh Street, Bootle 21/11/191622Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJames was born at Bootle in 1894, son of James and Margaret Rice.  During WW1 he worked as a saloon steward on H.M. Hospital Ship Britannic . He was lost when the ship struck an underwater mine off the Greek island of Kea, and sank with the loss of 30 lives.
RICHARDSHENRY LLOYNLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26671650 Shelley Street, Bootle 20/09/191729Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was born at Poulton cum Seacombe in 1888, the only son of the son of Henry Lloyd Richards and Elizabeth (nee Williams). He enlisted in the 7th Battalion KLR and died during the Battle of Passchendaele (3rd Battle of Ypres). 
RICKETTSJOSEPH WILLIAM PRIORCorporalConnaught Rangers 8th Battalion357 59 Gloucester Road, Bootle28/08/191545Helles Memorial, TurkeyJoseph was the son of Dr Joseph Ricketts and Mary Elizabeth Ricketts. He served with the 5th Connaught Rangers for several years prior to the war, and on the outbreak of hostilities, rejoined the Regiment at Seaforth and was promoted to his former rank of Corporal. Joseph was posted to the Daradanelles with his unit, he died of wounds.
RIDEREDWARD BIELFELDTPrivate SignallerThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/9th Battalion1376Rimrose Road, Bootle08/12/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of Robert Baldwin Rider, and (the late) Lisette Carolina Rider. He enlisted in the 9th Battalion KLR and died at the Battle of the Somme.
RIESHENRY FREDERICKPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion35732542 Oxford Road, Bootle25/02/191723Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was born at Bootle in 1893. The eldest son of Henry Emil Frederick Ries and Margaret Stuart (nee Mathison). Henry enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish at Bootle in February 1916 and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in the Ypres area.
RIGBYHENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion4953313 Linacre Lane, Bootle05/01/191832Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceHenry was born in 1885, the son of Henry Rigby and Ann Deborah (nee Cragg). He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals and died in the Ypres area.
RIGBYHENRY HAMILTONPrivateMachine Gun Corps 165th Company22420365 Hawthorne Road, Bootle20/09/191719Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was born at Walton in 1898, the son of Richard Rigby and Maud (nee Hamilton). Henry served with the KLR but had been transferred to the Machine Gun Corps at the time he was killed in action, at the Battle of Passchendaele (3rd Battle of Ypres). Henry had been overseas for almost three years.
RILEYMATTHEW JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th [Scottish] Battalion35950922/12/191720Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandMatthew was the son of Matthew John Reilly and Margaret E Reilly (nee Towler). He joined the Liverpool Scottish in March 1917 and was drafted to France in July 1917. He received wounds in October 1917 and was transferred back to the UK the following month. He succumbed to his injuries, his mother was with him when he died. 
RILEYWILLIAMCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion1123425/06/1917Loos Memorial, FranceWilliam was the husband of Henrietta Riley. He was born at Workington, Cumberland, the husband of Henrietta Riley. He enlisted in Cumberland and was posted to the Western front on the 12th August 1914. Surviving for nearly three years, William was killed in action at Givenchy.
RILEYHAROLD JOSEPHLieutenantSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion24 Moore Street, Bootle05/04/192033St. Peter and Paul Graveyard, Great Crosby, EnglandHarold Joseph Riley was the son of Frank Riley, born in Widnes. He died at the 3rd General Hospital, Wandsworth, London. He left his effects of £225, 5s, 3d to his father Frank, who is listed as a patrolman.
RILEYJAMESTrimmerMercantile Marine SS Sagamore1a Cross Street, Bootle03/03/191722Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJames Riley was the son of James and (the late) Mary Riley. He was lost when the British steamship S/S Sagamore, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-49 (Kapitänleutnant Richard Hartmann), 150 miles of Fastnet. 52 hands lost, including the Master.
RIMMERBENJAMIN PRIMROSEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion1226813 Tudno Street, Bootle23/12/191734Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, BelgiumBenjamin was the son of William Gorstige Rimmer and Henrietta (nee Lawrence). In January 1915, he joined the Pioneer Battalion, employed on engineering and construction tasks. Benjamin served with them in France from the 19th May 1915. On the 23rd December 1917, the 11th were repairing trenches and mule tracks near Ypres when Benjamin was fatally wounded by a bomb, which was dropped from a German aeroplane. Three other men died in the same incident. 
RIMMERJAMESPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion1703608/09/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyJames was born at Kirkdale in 1888; the son of Charles Rimmer and Ellen (nee Green). He enlisted in the army at Manchester and was posted to the Balkans on the 1st August 1915. James was killed in action, at Gallipoli, just eight days later.
RIMMERWILLIAM CHARLESPrivateManchester Regiment, and The King's Liverpool Regiment, 5293784, Miller's Bridge, Bootle.10/04/1917Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, BelgiumWilliam was the son of William Rimmer and Beatrice (nee Benson). He was killed in action in the aftermath of the Battle of Polygon Wood, part of the Third battle of Ypres (Passchendaele).
RIMMERWILLIAM GORDONRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion395662 King's Road, Bootle28/06/191619Beaumetzles loges Communal Cemetery, oas de calais, FranceWilliam was born at Bootle in 1897; the oldest son of William Henry Rimmer and Amy (nee Nickiln. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool on the 10th October 1915, aged 19 years. He was posted overseas on the 3rd April 1916 and was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
ROACHJOHNFiremanMercantile Marine S.S. La Negra31 Johnstone Street, Bootle03/09/191720Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandBootle born, John was the son of Mary Ann and (the late) John Roach; husband of Ellen Roach (nee McNaara). He was lost when La Negra was torpedoed several times by German submarine UC-50 - Rudolf Seuffer. The ship was taken in two by a tug, but floundered. There were 4 casualties.
ROACHPATRICKFiremanMercantile Marine H.M.S. Pembroke84605834 Church Street, Bootle06/11/1917Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandPatrick was born in 1896; the son of Annie Farren, formerly Roach. He was seriously injured whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Pembroke , a torpedo boat destroyer. Patrick died of extensive scalds and shock at Royal Navy Sick Quarters, Sheerness Hospital.
ROBERTSEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion07/05/191724Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Transport Farm, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
ROBERTSEDWARDPrivateRoyal Highlanders Black Watch01/03/822319 Garfield Street, Bootle25/09/1915Loos Memorial, FranceEdward was born at Kirkdale in 1880, the son of James Roberts and Caroline (nee Case). He married Emma Jessop, they had three children. Edward was killed in action at Hill 70, part of the Battle of Loos.
ROBERTSJOHN ROBERTRiflemanLondon Regiment, Post Office Rifles372390Cromwell House, Pembroke Road, Bootle30/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of Mary Ann Robert. He was living at Bootle, when enlisted in the army at London. John was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
ROBERTSJOSEPHPlumberMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Laurentic."226 Bedford Road, Bootle25/01/191725Opper Fahan St. Mura's Church OF Ireland Churchyard, Buncrana, County
Donegal, Ireland
Joseph was the son of Joseph and Annie Roberts. He was killed when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk by a mine off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland.
ROBERTSJOHN VAUGHANPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 1st Battalion3663541 Cambridge Road, Bootle18/07/191623Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the son of John Roberts and Annie Roberts (nee Edwards). He enlisted on 1st November 1915 at Mold, Flintshire, aged 22. John joined his battalion at Conway and embarked for the front on the 24th June 1916. He was posted to the front line on 9th July, and was killed nine days later.
ROBERTSRHYSPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion155635 Wadham Road, Bootle14/01/191624Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceRhys was born in Beddgelert, North Wales in 1892: he was the son of William Roberts and Elizabeth (nee Roberts). He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals in Liverpool and was posted overseas on 7th November 1915. Rhys died in an accident, when preparing a bomb, alongside two comrades; Charles Harvey and Leonard Brownlie.
ROBERTSROBERT JAMESLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion21617269 Derby Road, Bootle30/07/1916Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceRobert was born in Bootle; the son of William Henry Roberts and Sarah (nee Haddock). He enlisted with the Liverpool Pals on the 4th September 1914, giving his age as 19 years and 2 days although he was in fact only 17. He was posted overseas with the Pals on the 7th November 1915 and was promoted to Lance Corporal on the 14th May 1916. He went missing in action, near Guillemont, during the Battle of the Somme, he was later presumed killed.
ROBERTSWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion118064 Cross View, Bootle03/10/191518Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was the son of Mrs Mary Roberts. He was killed in action in a part of the Western Front, that was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting in the first year of the war.
ROBERTSWILLIAMPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers C Company, 16th Battalion1839332 Miranda Road, Bootle22/08/191622Essex Farm CemeteryWilliam Roberts was the son of Hugh and Sarah Roberts of 9 Hill Street, Gerlan, Bethesda, Bangor, Wales. He was killed during the Battle of the Somme.
ROBERTSWILLIAMSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26644463 Bedford Road, Bootle02/07/1919Bootle Cemetery, EnglandWilliam was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Roberts. He enlisted in April 1915 at the age of 17, and went to France in February. In September 1918 he was struck in the left eye by a fragment of shrapnel, and was invalided to a hospital in England. Once recovered he returned to his unit, 3 weeks later he was admitted into Queenstown Military Hospital, where he died three days later from pneumonia.
ROBERTSWILLIAM CLIFFORDLeading SeamanRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Liberty."22235151 Gray Street, Bootle28/08/191428St. Mary Churchyard, Shotley, Suffolk, EnglandLiverpool born, William was the son of Edward and Emily Roberts; husband of Jane Roberts. William died aboard H.M.S. Liberty when his right femoral artery was severed during the naval Battle of Heligoland Blight.
ROBERTSDAVIDPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers and Machine Gun Corps 32nd Infantry Company3551210 Cambridge Road, Bootle 28/08/191632Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,David worked as a dock labourer before the war. He enlisted in the army on the 27th March 1916, and was posted to the Western Front on the 21st July 1916. He was killed in action in France five weeks later.
ROBERTSONALEXANDER FORTEATHCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion2 Belgrave Road, SeaforthMendinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlexander was born in Seaforth on the 8th November 1889, the son of Alexander Forteath Robertson and Mary Ann Louisa Robertson (nee Penkeyman). He enlisted at Liverpool. He died of wounds. His effects were given to his mother they were valued at £114 1s. 10d.
ROBERTSONJOHNPrivateNottingham and Derby Regiment, Sherwood Foresters and King's Liverpool Regiment, 1023578 Garfield Street, Bootle14/04/191821Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceJohn enlisted on the 28th September 1916 at Seaforth. He left for France in March 1917. On the 26th September 1917, he received a gunshot wound to the shoulder, he was transferred back to the U.K. for treatment; he spent 53 days in Glasgow General Hospital. Once recovered, serving with the Notts & Derby regiment, and less than a month later, John died of wounds received in action.
ROBERTSONHAROLDSeamanMercantile Marine SS Ungeni14 Violet Road, Litherland09/11/191724Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandHarold was the son of James McLachlan and Jessie Agnes Robertson (nee Fitzsimons). He married Helena Murphy in 1915 and they had two children. Harold was drowned when the S.S. Umgeni foundered in a gale whilst in convoy west of Ireland. His body was never recovered for burial.
ROBINSONMATTHEWScullionMercantile Marine S.S. "Ausonia."30/05/191817Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMatthew was born in Everton in 1900; the son of Matthew and Sarah Robinson (nee Houghton). He was serving aboard the S.S. Ausonia when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by gunfire by U55, with 44 lives lost. Despite suffering devastating injuries, Matthew helped his comrade (Lister) to safety, he died from his injuries.
ROBINSONRICHARD JAMESStoker 1st ClassRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Arethusa."SS/10888146 Beatrice Street, Bootle11/02/1916Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandRobert was the son of William Henry Roberts and Sarah (nee Haddock). He enlisted with the Liverpool Pals on the 4th September 1914; giving his age as 19 years and 2 days although he was in fact only 17. He was posted overseas 7th November 1915. Robert went missing in action, later presumed killed.
ROBINSONWILLIAMPrivateRoyal Sussex Regiment, A Company, 3rd BattalionG/602122 Pope Street, Bootle.01/09/191529Bootle Cemetery, EnglandWilliam was the son of the late Thomas and Emily Robinson, of Liverpool; husband of Jane McGee (formerly Robinson) He died at Newhaven Military Hospital, his remains being conveyed by train to Liverpool. William was given a full military at Bootle cemetery.
ROBINSONWILLIAM H.PrivateKing's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment194833 Norfolk Street, Bootle28/07/1917Doiran Military Cemetery, GreeceWilliam was born at Liverpool on the 22nd September 1883, the son of William Henry Robinson and Elizabeth Jane (nee Ward). He had been with the KLR for 19 years, re-enlisting at the outbreak of war. He was killed in action at Hill 60 south of Ypres. He left a widow and six young children.
ROBINSONWILLIAM JOHNPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 18th Battalion4130080 Hawthorne Road, Bootle01/06/1918Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was born at Toxteth Park in 1895; the son of William John Robinson and Elizabeth (nee Lawless). He enlisted in the army at Liverpool and was posted to the Western Front on the 13th October 1915. He was killed in action in France, leaving a widow and one daughter.
ROBINSON (alias ROGERS)WILLIAM HENRY WARDSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion46572 Pine Grove, Bootle30/04/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam enlisted in the Army on the 15th December 1898 using the name William Henry Rogers. In 1909, he signed an official declaration that he had used a false name in 1898 and provided the army authorities with a birth certificate proving his true name. William was killed in action at Hill 60 near Ypres. He left a widow, Sarah, and six children.
ROCHEWILLIAM STEPHENSergeantEast Surrey Regiment, 1st Battalion565527/04/1918Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Mary Murphy. He enlisted in the army at London and was posted to Frank 11th September 1914. He had been promoted to Sergeant by the time he was killed in action in Belgium.
ROGERSHUGHGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 164th Siege Battery112842101 Derby Road, Bootle11/05/191835Pernes British Cemetery. Pas de Calais, FranceHugh was the son of John and Elizabeth Rogers. He enlisted in August 1916 and was sent to France. In the two years before his death ‘in action’, Hugh was wounded and also gassed. Before the war, he worked with his father at Chapel Street Sub-Post Office.
ROGERSONALEXANDER T.PrivateRoyal Highlanders Black WatchS/641522/04/1916Amara War Cemetery, IraqAlexander was the son of Robert and Silly Rogerson of Dumfries-shire, Scotland. He was the nephew of James and Marion Maud Rogerson, a former Councillor of Bootle. Alexander enlisted at the outbreak of war. He was wounded in France, and invalided home. Once recovered he was drafted to the Persian Gulf, where he was killed in action
ROGERSONWILLIAM GEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion383042 Balliol Road, Bootle16/06/191521Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of James Rogerson and Marion Maud (nee Wright). James Rogerson was a former Councillor of Bootle. William was initially reported missing in June 1915, this was later changed to ‘Killed in action’.
ROONEYMATTHEWPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 11th Battalion3143332 Church Street, Bootle.12/09/1918Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, FranceMatthew was born at Liverpool in 1899, the son of Thomas James Rooney and Mary Ann (nee Collins). He was killed in action during the fighting to recapture Rue Pétillon in September 1918.
ROSSITERTHOMASSeamanRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Hampshire”3095A06/05/191619Plymouth Naval MemorialThomas died aboard H.M.S. Hampshire , when sank off the Orkney Islands after striking a mine laid by a German submarine. She was sailing to Russia, as an escort carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener.
ROTHWELLWILLIAM KENYONLance CorporalManchester Regiment, 2nd/8th Battalion30868631 Middlesex Road, Bootle10/10/191719Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the son of James and Margaret Rothwell (Nee Hodgkinson). He enlisted in Liverpool and was posted overseas. Comrades came across Rothwell severely wounded on Passchendaele Ridge, he died shortly afterwards.
ROURKERICHARD HAROLDPrivate/RiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion20136108/05/1917Etaples Military CemeteryRichard (Harold) Rourke was born at Bootle in 1885, the son of Henry and Ellen Rourke. Harold married Gertrude Estelle (nee Johnson) and they had a daughter, Mamie. He died of wounds received in action at one of the hospitals based around Etaples.
ROWANDOMINICPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion425992 Berry Street, Bootle19/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDominic was the son of Patrick and Bridget Rowan. He enlisted in May 1915, and had been in France for 12 months when he was killed in action during the Battle of The Somme.
ROWEJOHNTrimmerMercantile Marine R.M.S. “Lusitania.23 Lincoln Street, Bootle05/07/1917Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the son of Mary Ann and the late John Rowe. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
ROWLANDARTHUR INGMANGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 117th Battery7997183 Sidney Road, Bootle27/10/1917Menin Road South, Military Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumArthur was in 1884; the son of Samuel Rowland and Eliza Margaretta (nee Ingman). He enlisted in Bootle on 24th November 1915, and was posted to France on 4th December 1916. Arthur was admitted to hospital several times over the next 12 months, suffering from mild food poisoning and heart problems. He died of wounds at No 1 Anzac Field Ambulance.
ROWLANDERNEST EGBERTPrivateRoyal Marine Light InfantryCH/1847449 Lunt Road, Bootle05/05/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyErnest was the son of Edwin Albert Rowland and Margaret Annie Rowland (Nee Williams). He was born 31st January 1897 at Litherland. He died during the Galliploi campaign, in Turkey.
ROWLANDSTHOMAS OWENPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion1684054 Stanley Road, Bootle30/05/191520Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolThomas was the son of William Rowlands. At the outbreak of the war, he enlisted and was stationed at Knowsley. He was buried with full military honours at Bootle Cemetery.
ROXBOROUGHWILLIAMLance CorporalGordon Highlanders 8th BattalionS/769439 Ursula Street, Bootle25/09/191525Loos Memorial, FranceWilliam was the son of Richard and (the late) Jean Roxborough. He was initially report missing, and then officially reported "killed in action" in France. Before the war he was a member of D Division, Liverpool Police Force.
RUDDLEFRANCIS THOMASRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion254122 University Road, Bootle05/05/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrancis was born at Seaforth in August 1895; the eldest son of Francis William Ruddle and Mary Ellen (nee Roberts). He enlisted 21st September 1914, aged 19 years and 1 month. He was 5ft 8 inches tall and weighed 10st 3lbs. Francis was posted overseas on the 24th February 1915 and was killed in action at Zillebeke (Hill 60) near Ypres.
RUNDLEJOSEPH ARTHUR MARTINLeading SeamanRoyal Naval Reserve S.S “Westgate”225B5 Oregon Street, Bootle 08/01/191947Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJoseph was the son of Edmund and Frances Rundle and husband to Mary. Joseph was killed when the cargo ship S.S. Westgate was sunk off the Wolf Rock, Cornwall after it collided with the S.S. Bayonne. Two other crewmen from the Westgate were lost in the incident.
RUSHTONGEORGELance CorporalColdstream Guards 2nd Battalion2192129 Kipling Street Bootle30/11/191727Cambrai Memorial, FranceGeorge was the son of John Rushton and Jessie Rushton (nee Morrisey). He was killed in action during the battle of Cambrai. He left a widow Elizabeth and three children. George’s brother, Wilfred, also perished.
RUSHTONWILFREDDriverRoyal Field Artillery D Battery, 151st Brigade1080028 Linacre Lane, Bootle24/05/1916La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie, FranceWilfred was born at Bootle in 1899; the son of John Rushton and Jessie Rushton (nee Morrisey). He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme. Wilfred’s brother was also killed in action.
RUSHTONGEORGE WILLIAMCorporalAustralian Imperial Force 24th Battalion560149 Benedict Street, Bootle14/11/191528Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, TurkeyGeorge William Rushton was the son of David and Eleanor Rushton. He was a native of Ince Blundell. He was killed in action during the Gallipoli campaign.
RUSSELLMARTINGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 15th Heavy trench Mortar Battery90173567 Olivia Street, Bootle29/07/1917Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, BelgiumMartin was born at Kirkdale in 1883, the son of John Russell and Alice (nee Messenger). He was killed in action on August 29th. He left a widow Elizabeth.
RUSSELLCHARLES HENRYStokerRoyal Navy HMS Queen Mary2591S4 Reading Street, Kirkdale31/05/191627Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandCharles was the son of William and Eliza Russell (nee Leigh); husband of Mary Alice Russell. He was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Queen Mary.
RYAN THOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion1485735 Cranworth Street, Bootle23/03/1918Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was born at Bootle in 1894; he son of William Ryan and Sarah (nee Tallant). Before the war, Thomas was a match making cleaner. He enlisted in the army at Seaforth and was posted to the Western Front on the 24th July 1915. He was killed in action in France.
RYAN THOMAS PATRICKCorporalRoyal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Battalion151875 Beattie Street, Bootle27/04/191648Loos Memorial, FranceThomas was born at Dublin in 1868, he was husband of Mary Elizabeth Ryan. He was living at Bootle when he enlisted in the army at Seaforth. Thomas was one of the first to volunteer for service at the outbreak of the present war, giving up a position which he had held for nine years under the Mersey Docks and Harbour board. He left a widow and three children.
RYDERJAMESPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion77964 Stafford Street, Bootle13/01/1915Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumJames was born at Kirkdale in 1883, the son of Edmund Ryder and Martha (nee Aspinall). In 1909, he married Martha Higgins, they had four children, two of whom died in infancy. James was killed in action at Le Bizet. His four-remaining brother were all serving in the forces.
RYMERJAMES ROWLANDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion1770687 Merton Road, Bootle30/06/1916Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceJames was the son of William and Blanche Rymer. William Rymer was ex-Councillor of the borough. James enlisted soon after war broke out, and was drafted to France with the 3rd Liverpool Pals. He was killed in action.
SALMONCHARLES SYDNEYAble SeamanMercantile Marine SS Palmella63 Gray Street, Bootle22/08/191854Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandCharles was born at Sydney, Australia c 1865; the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Salmon; husband of Harriet Salmon. He was killed when the S.S. Palmella was sunk by the German submarine UB 92, 25 miles NW from South Stack. The ship was sunk without warning with the loss of 28 lives, including the Master.
SANGSTERJOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 9th Battalion450015 Rimrose Road, Bootle08/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was born in Bootle in 1889, he was the son of Joseph and Rose Sangster. He was killed in action during the battle of The Somme.
SAUNDERSABERT JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion20275185 Linacre Lane, Bootle08/04/191839Houchin British Cemetery, Houchin, FranceAlbert was born Somerset; He married Frances J Saunders (nee Cooke) on Christmas Day 1917. He enlisted and was sent to France in 1916, and was killed in action during the advance to victory. Before the war he was employed by the Bootle Tanning Co.
SchofieldAlbert AllenLance SergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion. 1374Beaconsfield Road, High Park, Southport22/02/191520Woburn Avenue Cemetery, FranceAlbert was killed in action in the Bethune area of France.
SCOTTEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 9th Battalion258529 Orlando Street, Bootle08/12/191628Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Scott and husband of Ada Scott. He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme.
SCOTTJOHN ALEXANDERCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion2691274 Litherland Road, Bootle08/08/191622Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the son of John Scott and Lydia (nee Swinscow), He was born on the 17th November 1893. Before enlisting, John worked as a laboratory attendant at the tin smelting works. He enlisted at Liverpool in 1914 and was posted to the Western Front on the 21st February 1915. John was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme
SCOTTJOSEPH HENRYPrivateGrenadier Guards 2nd Battalion2535218 Kenilworth Street, Bootle.29/08/191825Ligny sur Canche British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was the eldest son of Joseph and Sarah Scott. During his two years at the front line, he had been wounded twice, each time returning to his unit. Joseph died from wounds received in action at the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, located at Frevent.
SCOTTJOHN JAMESCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion311946 Shelley Street, Bootle 08/08/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the son of Mary, and the (late James) Scott. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
SEANORFREDERICK ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion16613194 Wadham Road, Bootle 07/01/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrederick was born at Bootle on the 1st July 1888; the son of Frederick James Seanor and Sarah Ann (nee Croydsdale). He enlisted in Liverpool on the 2nd September 1914, aged 26 years 2 months and 5ft 5 inches tall. Frederick was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, while serving with the Liverpool Pals.
SEDDON alias BALLJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/8th Battalion30558217 Antonio Street, Bootle08/08/1916Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceJames was born at Liverpool in 1897 as Alfred Ball; the son of John Ball and Selina (nee Seddon). After both his parents death his name changed to James Seddon, when he was fostered by his cousin. James enlisted on 1st September 1914, departing for France in May 1915. He was sentenced to fourteen days Field Punishment No. 1 on 20th January 1916 for "absence without leave". He was reported missing, and then killed in action on the 8th August 1916.
SHAWDAVID CORNELIUSPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 16th Battalion303682 Bibby's Lane, Bootle 06/04/1918Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, FranceDavid was born in 1884, the son of John and Frances Shaw. He was killed in action while serving on the front line in France. His effects were sent to his mother.
SHAWJOHNGunnerRoyal Field Artillery 55th Division Ammunition Column69687417/03/191718Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born in 1899, the son of James Shaw and Hannah Shaw (Nickson). He enlisted at Liverpool. He died of wounds received in action at 173 West Lancs Field Ambulance.
SHAWROBERTAirman 1st ClassRoyal Garrison Artillery and Royal Flying Corps508339 Kirk Street, Bootle 15/07/191719Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert was born at Bootle on the 4th November 1897. He was the eldest son of William Francis Shaw and Elizabeth (nee Hines). He was posted overseas on the 16th July 1915, and served as a 1st class Air Mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps. Robert's father, William Francis Shaw, fell just six days after his son.
SHAWROBERT LEFLEYSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26691517 Barnton Street, Litherland27/09/191833Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Moeuvres, FranceRobert was the son of Peter Shaw and Hannah Shaw (nee Lefley). He was posted to France at the beginning of 1917. He was killed in the lead up to an attack to re-take Moeuvres from the Germans, on the 11th September. Before the war, he had worked as a conductor with the Liverpool Corporation Tramway service.
SHAWWILLIAM FRANCISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26643839 Kirk Street, Bootle 21/07/191719Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Nord, FranceWilliam was posted to the front after January 1916. He was employed as the battalion cook, and was mortally injured by a shell explosion. He was taken to hospital but died four hours later. Willam's wife, Elizabeth, lost her husband and eldest son within a week.
SHAWMALCOLMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion8291043 Antonio Street, Bootle26/07/191822Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumMalcolm Shaw was the son of Thomas and Margaret Shaw. Aged 14 years he was working as an office boy. Malcolm enlisted in Manchester with the East Lancashire. He was killed in action.
SHEADGEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion119841 Salisbury Road, Bootle 16/05/191523Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceGeorge was born in 1892 at Bootle, the son of Henry Shead and Martha (nee Bankes). Before the war, George was employed as a general labourer. He was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert.
SHEADJOSEPH2nd EngineerMercantile Marine H.M. Tug “William Poulson.”21 School Lane, Seaforth25/12/191848Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJoseph was the husband of Margaret Shead. He passed away at Peterhead Sick Quarters after suffering from Broncho Pneumonia.
SHEARERJOHN LAWSONPrivateRoyal Army Pay Corps2199473 Park Street, Bootle 24/02/1921Died at home – place of burial unknownJohn was born on the 2nd August 1899 at 26 Carolina Street, Bootle; the son of Alexander Shearer and his second wife Louisa Margaret (nee Woolley). He enlisted in the army on the 23rd August 1914 and was discharged from the Army Pay Corps through ill health on the 15th April 1919. He was awarded a Silver War Badge. He died at 24 Watts Lane, Orrell. Although his death was as the result of his war service, he is not commemorated by the commonwealth war graves commission.
SHEPHARDJAMES FREDERICKEngineer LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.P.M.S. “Helper”79 Thornton Road, Bootle11/11/191830Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJames was the son of the late Mr and Mrs George Sheppard of Brisbane, Australia; husband of Dorothy Lee Sheppard. He was stationed at Larne Naval Base, Ireland when he died of Influenza and Pneumonia at Larne cottage hospital.
SHEPHERDALLANPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion265065Deepthwaite Farm, Milnthorpe, Westmoreland 04/09/1918Brown's Road Military Hospital, Festubert, FranceAllan was born at Kendal in 1895; the son of Allan Shepherd (a farmer) and Lily (nee Thorne). He enlisted in the Army at Crosby. Allan was posted to the Western Front on the 7th March 1915. He was killed in action. His brother, William, also perished.
SHEPHERDWILLIAM CHARLESPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd/7th Battalion
SHEPHERDJOHNAssistant StewartMercantile Marine S.S. “Missanabie.”99 Gonville Road, Bootle09/09/191841Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the son of Sarah Eleanor Shepherd and the late John Shepherd; husband of Ann Shepherd (nee Hall). He was lost when the S.S. Missanabie was torpedoed by German submarine UB-87 when 52 miles from Daunts Rock, Ireland. 45 lives were lost.
SHEPPARDANSELMLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion2666003, Grimshaw Street, Bootle07/10/1917Erquinghew Lys Churchyard, Extension, Nord, FranceAnselm was the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sheppard. He enlisted in May 1915, and had been out in France seven months, when he was killed in action. His officer wrote “ He was one of the eldest and best members of the Company, always cheerful and always possessing a keen sense of duty .”
SHERIDANPATRICKFiremanMercantile Marine R.M.S. “Lusitania.”6 Boreland Street, Bootle 05/07/191556Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandPatrick was born in County Westmeath, Ireland c 1859; the son of the late John and Mary Sheridan and the husband of Charlotte (nee Smyth). He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
SHEVLIN (alias ARTHUR O'NEILL)DANIELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion1209463 Anglesey Street, Bootle 27/07/192033Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandRecords show that Daniel enlisted as ‘Arthur O’Neall’ at Seaforth in 1914. He received a gun-shot wound in his left leg on 19th July 1916 at the Somme. By July, seriously ill, he returned to England for treatment. Daniel was discharged on the 2nd April 1917 as no longer physically fit for war service.
SHIPTONFRED WILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion25086406 Hawthorne Road, Bootle 04/09/191739Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceFred was the son of the late Edward and Louisa Shipton. He was killed in action during the battle of Arras.
SHORTWALTERCaptainThe King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 7th Battalion attached to "A" Company, 5th Battalion Free Church (Unitarian), Stanley Road, Bootle20/07/191839Courmas British Cemetery, Courmas, FranceWalter was born at Sheffield on the 31st May 1879.; the son of Walter Short and Rosina (nee Fisher). Before the war, Walter worked a clerk to a provision merchant. He enlisted in November 1915. He was mortally wounded while leading his men in action, in the second Battle of the Marne.
SIMMWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion500023 Markfield Road, Bootle 05/06/191634Douchy Les Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was born in 1890 in Bootle, the son of John Simm and Mary Ann (nee Birchall). Before the war, he worked at Johnson Dye Works, as a glove cleaner. William enlisted in September 1915, and was posted to France the following March. He was killed by a sniper.
SIMPSONHARRY CAVESergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26792246 Queens Road, Bootle08/03/191726Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarry was born in 1883 in Crewe, Cheshire; the son of James Simpson and Jane (nee Cave). He died of died of wounds, at the No. 17 Casualty Clearing Station, near Lijssenthoek, Belgium. He had served nearly 18 years in the 7th King's Liverpool Regiment when war broke out, and mobilised with his battalion. He left a widow and little girl.
SIMPSONJOHNDriverRoyal Field Artillery6725116 Pleasant View, Bootle12/08/191826St Mary's Churchyard, Bootle, EnglandJohn was born in Bootle in 1891; the son of James Simpson and Jane (nee Cave). He enlisted and was sent overseas. He served three years in France, and whilst home on leave he died from pneumonia, which he had contacted during active service. He left a widow with one little girl.
SIMPSONWILLIAMCorporalWelsh Guards 1st Battalion26728 Monfa Road, Orrell10/08/191621Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceWilliam Simpson was the son of William and Emma Simpson. He was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields.
SINGLETONALFRED JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26708219 Park Street, Bootle 18/02/191717Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlfred was born at Bootle in 1898, the son of William Guy Singleton and Margaret Frances (nee Rawlinson). He was wounded by shell fire and taken to the No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station, at Lijssenthoek, where he succumbed to his injuries.
SKELTON ALBERTSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion12434112 Millers Bridge, Bootle 28/10/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlbert was born at Everton in 1882, the son of William and Margaret Chubb. He enlisted in the army at Seaforth in 1914, and was posted to France. He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme. He left a wife and three daughters.Military Medal
SLOEYJOSEPH WILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion445119 Antonio Street, Bootle 04/08/191622Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceJoseph was the only son of Thomas Sloey and Margaret (nee Doran). He enlisted in Liverpool in 1915, and embarked for France in November 1915. He was part of a successful raiding party at Blairville completed on the night of 17th/18th April. He died on the 4th August 1916 of a gunshot wound to his stomach.
SMEDLEYTHOMASSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion59331 Browne Street, Bootle16/05/191525Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceThomas was the son of John Henry and Sarah A Smedley. He was reported missing during the Battle of Festubert. His family appealed for information about his whereabouts in the Bootle Times on the 6th July 1915 and in the Evening Express on the 6th July 1915.
SMITHBENJAMINPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion30767532 Olivia Street, Bootle31/07/191723Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBenjamin was the son of Mary Moore Smith of 6 Rosalind Street, Kirkdale, and the late Charles Smith. He was educated at the Seaman's Orphanage. Before the war, he worked on White Star liner Adriatic as engineer's steward. He was killed in action.
SMITHCHARLESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion1486516/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was the son of Agnes Smit; born at Liverpool. He enlisted in the army at Seaforth, and was posted to France. He died on the Somme Battlefields.
SMITHCHARLES NORMANFiremanMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Duke of Albany."4 York Place, Waterloo 24/08/1916Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandCharles was born at Waterloo in 1892, the youngest child Henry Smith and Mary Alice (nee Bradfield). He married Mary A Lysaght on the 9th October 1911; they had 3 children. Charles and his brother, Edward, were both lost when H.M.S. Duke of Albany was torpedoed and sunk off The Orkneys, Scotland on the 24th August 1916.
SMITHDAN VERNONChief CookMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Bayano."71056943 Worcester Road, Bootle11/03/191526Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandDan was the husband of Dorothy Vernon Smith. He was lost when HMS Bayano was torpedoed by German submarine U27. He was among 195 officers and sailors lost.
SMITHEDWARDPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion3067327/04/191819Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of Thomas and Mary Smith. He was wounded on the Somme battlefields, in the German spring offensive of 1918.
SMITHEDWARD BRADFIELDGreaserMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Duke of Albany."293 Litherland Road, Bootle24/08/1916Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, ScotlandEdward Bradfield Smith was born at Waterloo in 1884, the son of Henry Smith and Mary Alice (nee Bradfield). He married Sarah Brogan on 7th January 1916. Edward and his brother, Charles Norman Smith, were both lost when H.M.S. Duke of Albany was torpedoed and sunk off The Orkneys, Scotland.
SMITHEDWARD FRANCISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion5290927 Antonio Street, Bootle21/12/191720Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumEdward was the son of Edward Smith and his wife, Elizabeth Emma (nee Knight). He had been in France for one year and nine months, when he was wounded and sent down to the New Zealand Ambulance hospital. He died a few hours after arriving at the hospital.
SMITHHAROLD JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion18739 Kirk Road, Litherland16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceHarold enlisted on the 17th July 1913 at Park Street, Bootle. He was 5ft 4 inches tall and his next of kin was his mother, Jessie. Harold was killed at the Battle of Festubert, during the charge at Richebourg Saint Vaast.
SMITHJOHN HENRYLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion26531235 Boston Street, Bootle 03/09/1917Torreken Farm Cemetery No. 1, Heuvelland, BelgiumJohn was born at 15 William Street, Devonport on the 15th March 1898; the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ann Smith. He was killed in action in the aftermath of the Battle of Messines. His brother, Stanley, had been killed in action two years previously.
SMITHPETERMaster at ArmsMercantile Marine R.M.S. "Lusitania."48 Monfa Road, Bootle07/05/191559Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandPeter was the son of the late Thomas and Ann Smith; husband of Faith Eaton Smith (nee Marlow). He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
SMITHREGINALDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26681128 Garfield Street, Bootle28/06/191625Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceReginald was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. He left a widow, Amy.
SMITHSTANLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion300835 Boston Street, Bootle 16/05/191524Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceStanley was born at Devonport on the 8th August 1891. Stanley was one of the first Bootle soldiers to die in the Great War, when he was killed in action during the ‘Famous’ charge of the 7th at Festubert. His brother, John Henry Smith, died two years later.
SMITHTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion51651 Duncan Street, Bootle15/08/191619Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceThomas Smith was born in Bootle, the son of Elizabeth and the late James Smith. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
SMITHWILLIAMDriverRoyal Engineers Signal Depot Hitchin35196036 Willard Street, Orrell16/06/191825Bootle Cemetery, EnglandWilliam died at the Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge. He left a widow, Alice.
SMITHWILLIAM SCOTTAble SeamanRoyal Navy H.M.S. “Antrim.”SS/31946 Orlando Street, Bootle. 13/02/191523Queensferry Cemetery, West Lothian, ScotlandWilliam was the son of George and Sarah Ann Smith. He was born at Liverpool on the 16th July 1891. William died whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Antrim , after contracting Influenza.
SMITHWILLIAM TEBBUTTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion3280657 Hornby Road, Bootle 27/06/191621Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceWilliam was born at Liverpool c 1868, the son of Thomas and Ellen Smith. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland. He left a wife, Eliza, and five children.
SMITHFRANK M.PrivateSouth African Infantry 1st Brigade1761170 Downing Road, Bootle08/10/191819Templeux le Guard British Cemetery, Somme, FranceFrank was the son of David and Lucy Smith. He was killed in action on The Somme battlesields.
SMITHOLIVER BARROWCookMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania229 Litherland Road, Bootle 07/05/191527Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandOliver was born in Linacre on the 1st January 1888, the son of Joseph and Ellen Smith (nee Johnson). Before the war, Oliver was a grocer's assistant. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
SMITHWILLIAM TEBBUTTPrivateMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania3280611 Dryden Street, Bootle27/06/191621Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of Thomas and Ada Smith. He was employed by Messrs. McArthur, timber merchants, Regent Road, before joining the ‘Pals’ in October 1915. He was killed in action on The Somme battlefields.
SMOUTWILLIAM OSWALDSapperRoyal Engineers, Inland Water TransportWR/3101785 Summer Seat, Strand Road, Bootle05/11/191824Basra Memorial, IraqWilliam was the husband of Dorothy Smout; they had one child. He was on active service in Mesopotamia when he died; he was buried at sea.
SNAPEJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion20201385 Stanley Road, Bootle26/06/191726Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore the war, James was employed by Mr. Holgate of the Wadham Dairy. He had been in France about 12 months when he was killed in action.
SNAYLAMHENRY THOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion206217 Mill Lane, Bootle25/09/191519Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry was born in 1895, the son of Thomas Snaylam and Emily (nee Simpson). He enlisted on the 5th August 1914, aged 19. He was 5 ft 8 inches tall, with a 36 inch chest. He was working as a storekeeper. Henry was sent to France in February and was killed in action.
SNEYDTHOMAS HEATONPrivateMachine Gun Corps 6th Infantry Battalion9064810 Marsh Lane, Bootle21/03/191824Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceThomas was born at 10 Marsh Lane, Bootle on the 31st October 1893; the son of William Heaton Sneyd and Mary Ann Sneyd (nee Tyler). Thomas was reported missing in action and the family advertised for information about his fate.
SOMERSPETERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion181918 Emley Street, Bootle16/05/191519Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FrancePeter Somers was the son of Patrick Somers and Margaret Somers (Nee Welsh). He was killed in the area of the Battle of Festubert.
SOUTHWARDEDWARD CAMPBELLPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion5239118 Stafford Street, Bootle12/03/191824St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St. Martin sur Cojeul, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was born in 1894; the son of Archibald Southward and Annie Jane (nee Evans). Before the war, he was a junior railway clerk (in 1911) for London and North-Western Railway Company. In 1916, he joined the local Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment. Edward was killed two year later.
SPEARCHARLES LIONELAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division Drake BattalionZ/31922 Miranda Road, Bootle24/12/1917Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Spear. He enlisted in 1914 and saw service in both Gallipoli and France over a three year period. He was killed in action. Before the war, he worked at Brown's wire works, Bankhall, Liverpool.
SPENCEMARSHALL ATMA3rd OfficerRoyal Naval Reserve S.S “Instructor”60 Merton Road, Bootle15/07/191820Lost at sea, no known graveMarshall lost his life whilst serving as 3rd Officer aboard S.S. Instructor. His ship collided with the U.S. transport ship America in mid-Atlantic whilst carrying government stores. As he was merchant seaman he was not eligible for commemoration, as he did not die as the direct result of enemy action.
SPENCERARTHURLeading SeamanRoyal Navy H.M. Motor Lighter K2916255325 Exeter Road, Egremont, Wallasey21/06/191742Salonika Lembet Road Military Cemetery, GreeceArthur was the husband of Mary Turner. He died in Greece whilst serving on the H.M. Motor Lighter K29 .
SPENCERJOHN HERMONPrivateRoyal Army Medical Corps 87th West Lancashire Field Ambulance 337564Moss Lane, Turnpike Road, Burscough09/10/191720Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn Hermon Spencer was born in 1897 at Burscough; the son of John Spencer and Mary Ann (nee Darby). He tried to enlist six times, before being accepted into the Army. Initially serving in the Dardanelles, he was drafted out to France, where he was killed while acting as a stretcher-bearer.
SPENCERRICHARDPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 7th Battalion5065051 Waterworks Street, Bootle10/10/191719Larch Wood Railway Cutting Cemetery, Zillebeke, BelgiumRichard Spencer was born at Warrington in 1898, the son of Thomas Henry Spencer and Fanny (nee Leather). After training, he arrived on 7th September. On the 22nd September, he was wounded. Leaving hospital on October 9th, he was again wounded, and died on the following day.
SPENCERTHOMAS COOPERPrivateMachine Gun Corps 36th Infantry Battalion34392 Central Fire Station, Bootle02/10/1918Haringhe Bandaghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, BelgiumThomas was born at Bootle in 1893; the eldest son of William Jenkinson Spencer and Mary (nee McCreadie) of Bootle Central Fire Station. He died on 2nd October at an Australian Casualty Station in Belgium from wounds received in action. Before the war, Thomas worked as a grocer's assistant.
SQUIRRELLCHARLES HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion17721133 Bedford Road, Bootle01/05/191826Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles was the son of Alfred and Sarah Jane Squirrel. He was killed in action of the battlefields of Ypres.
STACKJAMES ARTHURPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 2nd/4th Battalion6880111 Rhyl Street, Bootle14/01/191818Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandJames was born in Bootle on the 20th July 1899; the son of Thomas Stack and Annie (nee McCarrick). James had been in the army for three years. He was caught in an enemy attack, when German torpedo-boat destroyers fired over 50 shells at the town of Great Yarmouth. James was one of the four resulting deaths.
STAINTONJOHN GILESPrivateDorsetshire Regiment, 6th Battalion2006019 Rickman Street, Liverpool16/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of Tom Stainton and Hannah (nee Westgarth) and husband to Sarah Ann Wilson Hayhurst. They had two children. John enlisted at Liverpool and was posted to the front on the 5th October 1914. He was later transferred to the Dorsetshire Regiment and was killed whilst serving with them.
STANLEYWILLIAM JOHNStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Drake”1699S24 Armstrong Street, Bootle02/10/191731Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was born at Liverpool on the 8th April 1886, the son of William John Stanley and Ann Eliza (nee Hayes). William married Mary Ralph in 1905. He was killed when H.M.S. Drake was torpedoed and sunk off Rathlin Island, Ireland.
STEADMATTHEW HENRYLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion21786240 Gloucester Road, Bootle18/10/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceMatthew was born at Kirkdale on the 1st October 1894, the son of Matthew Henry Stead and Ellen (nee Johnson). Matthew enlisted on the 10th November 1914 at Liverpool, aged 20 years 1 month. He was a clerk, 5ft 7 inches tall with grey eyes and brown hair. He was struck by a piece of shrapnel, and was killed instantly.
STEELEALBERTPrivateCheshire Regiment, 9th Battalion2878112 Balliol Terrace, Millers Bridge, Bootle01/07/191626Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceAlbert was the husband of Catherine Steele. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
STEENRALPHPrivateRoyal Marine Light Infantry 2nd R.M. Battalion, R.N. Division PLY/1767443, Seaview Road, Bootle22/07/191621Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette, FranceRalph Steen was born in June 1895, the son of James Steen and Agnes (nee Watkins). He joined the Royal Marine Light Infantry on the 13th November 1914, joining his Battalion at Cape Helles on the 21st October 1915. He was killed when a shell hit the shelter in which he was, and killed him instantaneously.
STEPHENSWILLIAM JOHNAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division Hood BattalionMersey Z/234104 Bank Road, Bootle 26/10/191721Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was born at Liverpool on the 14th March 1896; the son of David Moss Stephens and Elizabeth (nee Knight). Before the war, William was a grocer's assistant when he joined the Royal Naval Division on the 14th October 1914. Twice invalided back to the UK, William served with both Benbow and Howe Battalions. He died from his wounds.
STEPHENSWILLIAM ROLANDGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 277th Siege Battery97415191 Rimrose Road, Bootle28/07/191730Klein Vierstraat British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was born at Liverpool in 1885, the son of James and Elizabeth Stephens and husband to May Anderton. They had one child. Before the war, William was working as a shipping clerk for a cheese and butter merchant. He was killed in action.
STEPHENSONMAXWELLGunnerRoyal Field Artillery C Battery, 148th BrigadeL/1753670 Berry Street, Bootle29/07/1917Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumMaxwell was the husband of Elizabeth Stephenson (nee Haddock). He died of wounds received in action on 29th July. Maxwell was assisting a comrade who was fatally wounded, when he was also wounded.
STEVENSWILLIAM JOHNPrivateManchester Regiment, 2nd Battalion5294821 Lincoln Street, Bootle04/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was born at Bootle in 1898, the eldest son of John Stevens and Mary Catherine (nee Mitchell). He enlisted in the army at Seaforth, and was posted to the front after January 1916. William had been transferred to the Manchester Regiment by the time he was killed in action in Belgium.
STILWELLBARTHOLOMEW GEORGEPrivateAustralian Imperial Force 14th Battalion141329 Bank Road, Bootle07/05/191526Lone Pine Memorial, TurkeyBartholomew was born at Gibraltar on the 21st June 1888; the son of William Charles Stilwell and Julianne (nee Lynch). He became a merchant seaman. He served aboard the Carmania in 1908 - 1909 and aboard the Saxonia in 1910. Bartholomew enlisted in the Australian forces on the 1914, sailing for Gallipoli on the 22nd December 1914. En route he fell ill and died from Enteric Fever at the Stationary Hospital on the island of Lemnos on the 7th May 1915.
STINSONJAMESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion14417 Park Grove, Bootle 24/09/191621Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceJames was born at Bootle in 1895, the son of James Stinson and Jane (nee Gray). James enlisted on the 10th May 1912 at Stanley Road recruiting office. He was 17 years 5 months old, 5ft 10 inches tall. He was wounded in action on the 24th September 1916 (gunshot wound to the abdomen) and died the same day at 38 Casualty clearing station.
STONELESLIE EDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion17477135 Bedford Road, Bootle06/05/191825La Clytte Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumLeslie's service records show he enlisted on the 2nd September 1914 at Liverpool aged 21 years and 109 days. He was 5ft 2⅜ inches tall and weighed 118lbs with a 34 inch chest, with grey eyes and brown hair. He was killed in action, during the German Spring Offensive in 1918.
STOOPSTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 15th Battalion1346423 Heathfield Street, Litherland 17/09/191621Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, FranceThomas the son of Henry and Agnes. Thomas Stoops enlisted at Seaforth, and was drafted to France 20th August 1915. He had served about 13 months at the front when he died of wounds. Before the war, he was employed at Messrs. Newall's wire rope works, Bootle.
STREFFORDHERBERT EDWARDAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division Drake BattalionR/3539171 Rimrose Road, Bootle 02/01/1918Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHerbert was the son of William Strefford and Eliza (nee Wardall). Herbert was a member of the Army Reserve from the 14th February 1916. He was drafted for the British Expeditionary Force on the 13th October 1917 and joined the Drake Battalion on the 13th November 1917 until his death.
SULLIVANJOSEPH HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion17472211 Litherland Road, Bootle30/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Joseph was the son of James and Elizabeth Sullivan. He enlisted at Liverpool and was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme.
SUMMERS EDWARDDriverRoyal Field Artillery D/86th Brigade Mm128661 Moore Street, Bootle16/10/1918Ainfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandEdward’s enlisted at Liverpool on the 29th August 1914, aged 26 years 10 days. He was posted to the Western Front on the 17th July 1915. Edward was wounded on the 29th April 1918 and was admitted to 1st General Hospital at Etretal suffering from multiple wounds. He returned to the UK, to 3rd Northern General Hospital at Sheffield on the 5th August 1918 and died there from nephritis two months later on the 16th October 1918. He was a Military Medal awardee.Military Medal
SUMNERCHARLES ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion34561210 Wadham Road, Bootle 14/11/1916Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, FranceCharles was the son of Charles A Sumner and Mary Wilson Sumner (nee Shelmerdine). He enlisted in December 1915, and went to the front in June 1916. Charles was killed in action between 13th - 15th November. Before the war, he had served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Buchanan & Son.
SUMNERJOSEPHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion174852 Clifford Street, Bootle 17/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was a pre-War Territorial. He enlisted into the 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle on the 16th May 1913. He was 18 years and 4 months old. Joseph was posted to the Western Front with his battalion on the 15th July 1916. He was killed in action just over a month. He left a widow and two children.
SUTCLIFFEALFREDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion522138 Boreland Street, Bootle26/09/1916Dartmoor, Becordel Becourt, FranceAlfred Sutcliffe was the husband of M J Sutcliffe. He died in France. The cemetery he was buried in was attached to one of the main dressing stations, so it is likely he was mortally wounded in action.
SUTTONROBERTGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 121st Heavy Battery10051946 Antonio Street, Bootle18/02/1919Cologne Southern Cemetery, GermanyRobert enlisted in Preston on the 26th October 1915, he was 20 years old, 5ft 5 inches tall and weighed 119lbs. He was posted to the Western Front on the 30th August 1916. Robert was in trouble with the military authorities a number of times during his army career for offences such as " making an improper reply to a superior officer ", " insolence to an N.C.O. ", overstaying his leave and drunkenness. After the armistice, he was granted leave to the UK from 21st November 1918 until the 5th December 1918. He developed Broncho-Pneumonia and died at No. 29 Casualty Clearing Station.
SUTTONWILLIAMPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment, 1st Battalion5091646 Antonio Street, Bootle31/08/191821Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was born at 19 Portia Street, Kirkdale on the 3rd June 1897. He was the son of Thomas Sutton and his wife Mary (nee Walsh). He is
one of over 9,000 men, who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory, remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
SUTTONWILLIAM CHARLESSeamanRoyal Naval Reserve S.S. “Harmattan”3563B12 Suffolk Street, Bootle05/05/191735Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was the husband of Edith E. Sutton (nee Smith). He enlisted at Bootle and was lost when the S.S. Harmattan was sunk. She was sunk by a mine, seven miles north of Cape Rosa, Algeria. 36 lives were lost, including the second engineer, and her Master.
SUTTONJAMES FRANCISPantry StewartMercantile Marine SS Aurania100 King's Road, Bootle18/03/1918Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJames' ship, the S.S. Aurania sank on 5th February 1918 "under tow after torpedo from UB-67 hit port side of engine room, she was driven ashore by gale at Caliach Point, Isle of Mull." Eight of the crew were killed and it is probable that James Sutton died of injuries or illness caused by the sinking.
SWAINWILLIAM STEADMANAble SeamanRoyal Naval Division Howe BattalionMersey Z/5770 Monfa Road, Orrell05/07/191523Skew Bridge Cemetery, TurkeyWilliam Steadman Swain was the son of Henry Swain and Annie Swain of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Before the war, he was employed as a ropemaker. He enlisted on the 8th September 1914 and was killed when his camp was shelled.
SWAINEJOHN SPILLMANPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion24259267 Clare Road, Bootle10/08/191734Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceJohn was the son of Walter and Betsy Swaine; husband of Louisa Swaine. He died of wounds received in action, at the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulonge, France.
SWARBRICKJAMES ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion602254 Knowsley Road, Bootle27/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Swarbrick, was killed in action. Before the war, he was employed by Messrs. S.J. Liggett, for seven years.
TANKARDCECILLance-SergeantCheshire Regiment, 1st Battalion5043110 Eshe Road, Blundellsands14/05/191731Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCecil Tankard was the son of Mr C E Tankard. He enlisted in Tranmere, and was posted to France. He was stationed in the Aubigny area which was held by Commonwealth troops. He died of his wounds.
TARNMARK AITCHISON4th Class Engine Room ArtificerRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Aquarius."M/150916 Hornby Road, Bootle31/08/191521East Mudros Military Cemetery, GreeceMark Aitchison Tarn was the son of Jonathan Tarn and his wife Mary (nee Aitchison). He enlisted with the Navy on his eighteenth birthday. He was a boy artificer on the Fisgard in 1910, going on to serve on several ships, ending with Aquarius in 1914. Mark remained with this ship until he was admitted to 15th Stationary Hospital, on the island of Mudros, with dysentery on the 28th August 1915. He died there three days later.
TAYLORALBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/7th Battalion523881 Sellar Street, Kirkdale06/08/191725Anzac Cemetery, Sailly Sur La Lys, FranceAlbert was the son of Thomas and Louisa Taylor. He was initially rejected for Army service, but was successful in passing into the Army in 1916. He was killed in action. Before the war he was employed by Vincent Murphy and Co., timber merchants, Derby Road, Bootle.
TAYLORCHARLES TYERMANLieutenantQueen Mary's Own Hussars 18th Battalion51 Balliol Road, Bootle24/08/191425Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was born in Bootle on the 23rd May 1889; the eldest son of Charles Thomas Taylor and Amy Strickland Taylor (nee Tyerman). Charles was a career soldier; a Second Lieutenant with the Territorial. He arrived on the Western Front on the 15th August 1914. He was first recorded as 'missing' and then 'killed', the day after the Battle of Mons.
TAYLOREDWARD HAROLDLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion33229250 Gloucester Road, Bootle 30/07/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was born at Bootle in 1897, the son of Henry Taylor and Margaret Jane (nee Paddock). He enlisted at Liverpool with the 'Liverpool Pals', and was posted to the front with after January 1916. Edward was killed in during The Battle of the Somme.
TAYLORJOHN CHARLESPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion1959104 Bridge Road, Litherland 25/09/191518Loos Memorial, FranceJohn was born in Kirkdale in 1899; the son of Peter James Taylor and Margaret Taylor (Nee Roberts). He was killed in action after hit on the head by shrapnel, and killed instantly. John joined the Territorials previous to the war and was drafted out to France with the first batch of his regiment.
TAYLORJAMES RICHARDPrivateCheshire Regiment, and Royal Welch Fusiliers 18th Battalion235364113 Hawthorne Road, Bootle. 18/09/1918Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Cambrai, FranceJames’ service records show he enlisted at Seaforth on the 31st August 1915. He was placed in the army reserve before being mobilised on the 31st August 1916. He was 5ft 3 inches tall and was working as a clerk. He made a separation allowance to his step-mother, Elizabeth Ellen Taylor, of 6d per week.
TAYLORJOSEPHBombardierRoyal Field Artillery C Battery 83rd Brigade710895 Cranworth Street, Bootle23/10/191822Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in August 1911 and was posted to the Western Front on the 19th August 1914. He married Marie Coogan they had a son. Joseph was killed in action during the Advance to Victory, which took place from 8 August 1918 to the Armistice.
TEAREJAMES PERCIVALPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion173083 Breeze Hill, Walton16/05/191518Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJames was born at Everton on the 23rd August 1896; the son of Edward George Teare and Emma Eliza (nee Skillicorn). He enlisted in the 7th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle on the 14th May 1913. He was 5 ft 7 inches tall. James was killed in action in France in a charge of the 7th King's.
TENNANTFREDERICK STEPHENAble SeamanRoyal Navy S.S. "Lycia."49 Boswell Street, Bootle17/02/1917Bootle Cemetery, EnglandFrederick was the son of George Tennant and Mary Ann Tennant (Nee Hargreaves). The S.S. Lycia (ex- Oceano) , was attacked by a German submarine; the ships company had to abandon ship. Frederick was hit in the spine by shrapnel, he died in hospital a few days later.
THOMASALBERT CHARLESPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion952459 Brookhill Road, Bootle 01/09/1918Wytschaete military Cemetery, Heuvelland, BelgiumAlbert was born at Bootle in 1889, the son of William Thomas and Catherine (nee Donohoe). In 1911, Albert had joined the Army and was initially posted to India. From there he served on the African Front in the October 1914 and was killed in action in Belgium on the 1st September 1918, after more than four years active service. His effects were sent to his sister, Margaret.
THOMASALBERT ERNESTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion328234 Regina Road, Aintree05/02/191618Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandAlbert was born at 33 Cleopas Street, Toxteth Park in 1895. He was the elder son of Albert Ernest Thomas and Zoe (nee Walters). He died of wounds received in action, at the 4th Southern General Hospital, in Plymouth.
THOMASARTHUR STANLEYCorporalLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion2920242 Bridge Road, Litherland 09/04/191819Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, FranceArthur was born at Bootle in 1898, the son of Joseph Hallows Thomas and Mary Margaret Thomas (nee Sherrington). He was killed in action during Battles of the Lys, April 1918. His brother, William, also perished.
THOMASCHARLES HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26610335 Linacre Lane, Bootle 22/07/191721Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, FranceCharles was the son of James Thomas and Ellen Thomas (nee Lea). After school, he worked as a baker's messenger. Charles was killed in action. He had been a long time in the trenches, and had gone to the billet for a little rest. A shell exploded just outside the door, and he was killed instantaneously.
THOMASCHARLES ROBERTLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion21683100 Hawthorne Road, Bootle 23/06/191729Perth Cemetery, China Wall, Ypres, BelgiumCharles was the son of Jane and (the late) Robert Thomas. He died from wounds at the 9th Field Ambulance Hospital in France on June 23rd.
THOMASSTANLEYPrivateEast Surrey Regiment, 13th Battalion287102 Long Lane, Garston09/04/191835Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumStanley Thomas was the son of Arthur and Martha Thomas. He was reported as missing presumed dead on the France/Belgium border.
THOMASWILLIAM HAROLDRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion22391 Oriel Road, Bootle 12/09/191622Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceWilliam was born at Bootle in 1894, the son of Joseph Hallows Thomas and Mary Margaret Thomas (nee Sherrington). He died at the No.36 Casulaty Clearing Station, based in Heilly, from wounds sustained in action six days previously. His brother, Arthur, was also killed.
THOMASONTHOMASGunnerRoyal Field Artillery C Battery, 161st Brigade171367371 Hawthorne Road, Bootle05/08/191724Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, BelgiumThomas was born in 1893 at Holyhead, Wales. He was the son of Joseph Thomason and Jane (nee Griffiths). Before the war, he was crane boy on the railways in 1911. He had been on the front line for 12 months when he was he was killed instantaneously by a shell which fell in the battery position and exploded.
THOMPSONGEORGE HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion534828/06/1916Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceGeorge was the son of Isaac and Ada Thompson of 31 Victor Street, Hull. He was married to Helen Thompson, and they had three children. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
THOMPSONJOSEPH HARDINGAble SeamanRoyal Navy H.M.S. "Tyrant."J/4643634 Camden Street, Bootle27/12/191827Bootle Cemetery, EnglandJoseph was the son of Emma Thompson and the late John Thompson; husband of Charlotte Thompson. Joseph died of pneumonia in Liverpool on the 27th December 1918 and was buried at Bootle Borough Cemetery and was accorded full Naval honours.
THOMPSONJOHN HERBERT OLIVERMajorMachine Gun Corps 40th Infantry Company51 Chestnut Grove, Bootle21/03/191822Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn Herbert Oliver Thompson was the son of Henry and Alice Marian Thompson. He died during the build up to First Battle of Arras on 28 March 1918.
THOMPSONSYDNEY ARNOLDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion230216 Burns Street, Bootle 15/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceSydney was the eldest son of David Cromarty Thompson and Ann (nee Kelly). Aged 15, Sydney was an apprentice brass moulder, at a ship's telegraph maker. He enlisted at Bootle, 9th August 1914 and was posted to France in March 1915. He was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert, after 70 days at the front.
THOMPSONWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion21008 Florida Street, Bootle16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam enlisted with 7th Liverpool’s, and was posted to France. He was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert. His parents received the sad news from the William’s uncle, who fought side by side with him, and in whose arms he died.
THOMPSONWILLIAM JAMESAble SeamanRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S “Tornado”1750969 Sandy Lane, Bootle23/12/1917Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam lost his life when HMS Tornado , HMS Torrent and HMS Surprise were all lost to a minefield laid by the Germans, near the Maas light Vessel off the port of Rotterdam. 252 seamen lost on the three vessels. He left a widow, Ann.
THOMSWILLIAMPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 13th Battalion5802416 Elm Street, Bootle23/08/191819Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of William and Mary R Thoms. After leaving school, William was employed by Messrs. Hunter, Pine Grove, and then with the Port of Liverpool Authority. He joined the Borderers on 30th August 1917, transferring to Royal Welch Fusiliers after his arrival in France. He was killed in action.
THOMSONALBERT LAMONTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion26653423 Salisbury Road, Bootle16/08/191629Theipval Memorial, Somme, France,Before the war Albert worked at Harland & Wolff. He joined the Bootle Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment in May 1915 and he went to France in 1916. Just six weeks later his wife received information that he was posted as missing, this was officially changed to killed in action.
THOMSON (Alias William Nichol)GEORGEPrivateRoyal Dublin Fusiliers 1st Battalion1631267 Salisbury Road, Bootle03/06/191835Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, FranceGeorge Thomson was born at Lochee, Scotland, the son of James Thomson and Eliza (nee Owen). Before the war, he was a labourer in a coal yard. He served as William Nichol, but his real name was George Thomson. George, who was wounded in France on 15th October, died on the 19th October.
THORNDICKALFRED GEORGELance CorporalSouth Wales Borderers C Company, 2nd Battalion42532178 Bedford Road, Bootle03/04/191828Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumAlfred was the son of Alfred George and Margaret Jane Thorndick; husband of Hilda Thorndick. He died of wounds received in action near Ypres.
THORNTONROBERTSergeantKing's Hussars 14th Battalion545225 Mann Street, Bootle03/02/1917Basra Memorial, IraqPrior to enlisting Robert was a greengrocer's shopboy. He joined the Army in 1911 when he was a private and was stationed in India. He was posted to Mesopotamia (Iraq) as a Corporal on the 14th November 1914. He had been promoted to Sergeant by the time he was killed in action in Mesopotamia.
TILLEYJ WBombardierRoyal Garrison Artillery 114th Siege Battery10660141 Oriel Road, Bootle 28/04/1918Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn was born in 1876; the son of Richard Tilley and Ann (nee Thomson). He enlisted on the 25th November 1915, aged 39 years 3 month. He was 5ft 6 inches tall and was a master painter. His next of kin was Margaret Tilley. John went to France in August 1917. He was killed in action.
TINCKLERFRANCIS JOHNPrivateRoyal Welch Fusiliers 1st/7th Battalion7063792 Benedict Street, Bootle06/11/191722Beersheba War Cemetery, IsraelFrancis was the son of James and Agnes Tinckler. At age 14, he was serving his time as an apprentice baker. He enlisted and was posted to Palestine. He was killed in action during the offensive to take Beersheba. His brother, William Austin Tinckler, also fell.
TINCKLERWILLIAM AUSTINSergeantLancashire Fusiliers 11th Battalion2665992 Benedict Street, Bootle31/07/1917Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of James and Agnes Tinckler. At age 18, he was serving his time as an apprentice cooper. A Military Medal recipient, William is reported as killed in action near Ypres. His brother, Francis John Tinckler, also fell.Military Medal
TINSLEYCYRILLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion24250112a Gloucester Road, Bootle10/10/191823Montay Communal Cemetery, Cambrai, FranceCyril Tinsley enlisted in the army at Bootle. He was posted to the front with the Liverpool Pals on the 7th November 1915. He had been in France for 3 years, when he was killed in action. He was due to go on leave the day after he died.
TIPPINGJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion267424101 Olivia Street, Bootle17/08/191822Houchin British Cemetery, Houchin, FranceJohn was killed during the German advance around Houchin, which lasted from April to September 1918.
TODDHENRY DAWSONPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion3600563 Strand Road, Bootle16/08/191629Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceHenry Dawson Todd was the son of the late William and Hannah Todd. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields. Before the war, he was employed with Leyland Line.
TOFTHARRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion40566210 Hale Road, Walton25/09/191728Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarry Toft was the son of William and Margaret Toft; husband of Bertha Maud Toft. He was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele.
TOMLEYDAVIDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion1347742 Gray Street, Bootle16/09/191629Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid was born in 1885, the son of David Tomley and Mary Jane Tomley (nee Joy). He was killed in action on The Somme battlefields. David's brother, Edward Tomley, and Uncle Edward Joy also fell.
TOMLEYEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion364842 Gray Street, Bootle19/09/1915Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was the son of David and Mary Jane Tomley (nee Joy). He married Martha Waters in 1912, they had one child. Edward was working with the Royal Engineers at the mouth of a mine, in the trenches, when a rifle grenade fell close to him, killing him instantly. He brother, David, also died.
TOMLINSONFRANKCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion157517 Prince's Street, Bootle.16/05/191520Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceFrank was the only son of Frank and Elizabeth Tomlinson. He was killed in action when serving with the 5th King's Liverpool’s, during the battle of Festubert.
TONGESAMUEL RADFORDPrivateCheshire Regiment, 1st Battalion697326/04/191735Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, Bruay-la-Buissière, FranceSamuel was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Tonge. He had previously served during the South African Campaign. He died of pneumonia in France.
TOOLANFRANCIS JEROMESapperRoyal Engineers 49th Division Signal Company 193198178 Marsh Lane, Bootle26/08/191722Nieuport Memorial, West Vlaanderen BelgiumFrancis was the son of Michael and Alice Toolan. He was killed in action during heavy fighting in the region of Nieuport, during the summer of 1917.
TOOLE (O'TOOLE)THOMAS LAWRENCE RiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 5th Battalion3056283 Marsh Lane, Bootle08/03/191629Couturelle Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was the son of Lawrence and Isabella Toole. Thomas is commemorated on the memorial at St. Elizabeth of Hungary's church, Litherland. He died of wounds in hopital in France.
TOYHERBERT JAMESPrivateDurham Light Infantry 14th Battalion4523352 Moore Street, Bootle03/12/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceHerbert James was the eldest son of William Seagrave Toy and Hannah (nee Russell). He enlisted in the army at Seaforth using just his middle name, James Toy. He served first with the Army Service, transferring to the Durham Light Infantry. Herbert went missing in action on the 3rd December 1917; he was later reported as Killed in Action
TOYJOHN HENRYGunnerRoyal Field Artillery "X" 35th trench Mortar Battery19252357 Hawthorne Road, Bootle22/10/191728Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born on the 25th January 1890; the son of Thomas Toy and Margaret Jane (nee Campbell). John was admitted to the Seaman's Orphanage in 1901; in 1911 he was living with his father's brother, Richard Toy and his family. John Henry Toy enlisted in the army at Bootle; he was posted to the front on the 14th July 1915 and was killed in action just over two years later.
TRAVISWILLIAM HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion209939 Talbot Street, Bootle 16/05/191522Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceWilliam was born 1893 in Bootle; the son of Thomas Henry Travis and Sarah Travis (Nee Bradley). He enlisted at the outbreak of war, and was sent to France in 1915. William was assisting a comrade to a dressing station, during the Battle of Festubert, when was shot and killed instantly.
TRUMBELLERNEST EDWARDCorporalRifle Brigade 9th BattalionS/1147779 Gray Street, Bootle 28/08/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceErnest was born at 10 Ariel Street, Kirkdale; the son of Nelson Woodworth Trumbell and Margaret (nee Budge). He enlisted on the 7th October 1914, aged 23 years and 24 days. He was 5ft 6 inches tall, with brown hair and eyes. He died at the Casualty Clearing station in Heilly, of gunshot wounds to right thigh and buttock.
TULLYTHOMAS FRANCISStewardMercantile Marine H.M.H.S. "Britannic."49, Tennyson Street, Bootle21/11/191638Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was born at Roscommon, Ireland in 1878; the son of James and Maria Tully and husband of Catherine Tully (nee Woodall). Thomas was killed when the H.M. Hospital Ship Britannic struck an underwater mine off the Greek island of Kea, and sank with the loss of 30 lives.
TURNERALFREDShoeing SmithDuke Of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry3315102 Beatrice Street, Bootle20/09/191424Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, EgyptAlfred Turner was the son of Edward and Alice Turner. He died aboard SS Atlantion and was buried at sea.
TURNERJAMESDriverRoyal Field Artillery "B" Company, 148th Brigade. L/1753570 Berry Street, Bootle26/04/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the son of Christopher and Martha Turner (nee Pickthall), and husband to Sarah Haddock. He enlisted in 1915 and had been in France for two years and nine months, when he was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres. Within 8 months, James’ mother had lost two sons - a third had been taken prisoner.
TURNERFREDERICK JOHNPrivateEast Lancashire Regiment, 11th Battalion3931112 Surrey Street, Bootle27/03/191819Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceFrederick was the son of Samuel and Jane Turner. He was reported missing in the Arras area, during the German spring offensive on 1918. His parent’s appealed for any information about their son in the local press.
TURNERHENRY HOWARDDriverRoyal Field Artillery Guards Division Ammunition Column10515615 Webster Street, Litherland12/09/191730Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Turner. Before the war he was employed as a carter by John Jarvis, Canal Street. Enlisting in August, 1915, Henry had been in France almost two years. He was struck by a piece of a bomb on the head, and died instantly. Henry left a widow and three children.
TURNERWILLIAMPrivateRoyal Marine Light Infantry 1st R.M. Battalion, R.N. Division PLY/1087/S12 Suez Street, Bootle14/05/191822Forceville Communal Cemetery and Etension, Somme, FranceWilliam embarked for France on 16th September, returning to the UK in October. On the 11th November 1917 William rejoined 1st Royal Marine Battalion. He was treated for Trench Foot (Frostbite) on 2nd January 1918. William died of gunshot wounds to the thigh with a compound fracture of the left femur at the 149th (RN) Field Ambulance on the 14th May 1918.
URQUHARTTHOMAS EDWARDPilot ProvisionalMercantile Marine Motor Pilot Cutter "Vigilant."9 Lowwood Road, Birkenhead26/09/191557Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the husband of Jane Wilson Urquhart. He was drowned when Pilot Cutter Vigilant sank on after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-7. 14 crew members were lost.
VALETHOMAS DUGGANSergeantWorcestershire Regiment, 2nd Battalion8237109 Bangor Street, Bootle04/03/1917Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was son of John Vale and Bridget (nee Dealy or Deasy). He enlisted for 12 years at Tipperary on the 16th February 1904; aged 14 years. Thomas spent most of his army career in the UK, being posted to the Western Front on the 17th August 1916. He was admitted to a series of casualty clearing stations suffering from shell shock. He was returned to duty on the 23rd October 1916 and was killed in action on The Somme.
VASEYWILLIAM L.Cook's MateMercantile Marine H.M.S. "Ramsey."3 Rector Road, Anfield08/08/1915Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was lost aboard HMS Ramsey , an armed boarding steamer, which was sunk by German auxiliary minelayer Meteor in North Sea.
VIGGORWILLIAM JOHNLance CorporalSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion881115 Lunt Road, Bootle 24/08/1914La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France, FranceWilliam was born in Bootle in 1891; the eldest son of William Viggor senior and Maria Weston. When the war broke out, William was serving with the South Lancashire Regiment and fought at Mons. He arrived on the Western Front on the 14th August 1914, and was presumed dead just ten days later.
VIGGOR alias DOYLEJOHN JAMESFiremanMercantile Marine SS Drina30 Maple Grove, Seaforth01/03/191727Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the husband of Sarah Doyle (nee Hurst). He was lost when, Drina, on a voyage from Buenos Aires to Liverpool with passengers & general cargo, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-65 (Otto Steinbrinck), 2 miles west of Skokam Island, Wales. 15 people were lost.
WADSWORTHTHOMASSergeantNorthumberland fusiliers 8th Battalion79885 Cambridge Road, Bootle01/03/191530Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumPrior to the outbreak of war, Thomas was a driver with Liverpool Tramways at Litherland depot. He was called up as a reservist at the commencement of the war, and was wounded on 14th October at Le Chateau. Following treatment he returned to the front. He was killed in action 3 months later.
WALBERGRICHARD SUTTONLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion179926 Holly Street, Bootle07/11/1917Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceRichard was a clerk with the London & N W Railways in 1911. He enlisted in the army at Liverpool. His service records have not survived but his medal card records that he was posted to the front with the Liverpool Pals on the 7th November 1915.
WALLTHOMASCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion1822464 Rimrose Road, Bootle18/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas is memorialised on the Thiepval Memorial which commemorates those who lost their lives during the Somme Offensive of 1916. He was formerly employed at the Diamond Match Works and lived with his mother.
WALLACEJOSEPHSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion230427 Carolina Street, Bootle25/09/191634Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph is memorialised on the Thiepval Memorial which commemorates those who lost their lives during the Somme Offensive of 1916. His brother in Law, Thomas Clegg, also fell.
WALLACEJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion182927 Carolina Street, Bootle04/07/191520Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was the son of Patrick & Annie Wallace of Derrycouch, Ireland; husband of Agnes Wallace. He was killed in action during the "Big Push – 1st battle of the Somme." He joined up soon after war broke out. His sense of "duty first" brought him to the attention of his superior officers, and he was promoted to Sergeant
WALSHFRANCIS CHARLESTrimmerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Llandovery Castle”1 Essex Street, Bootle27/06/191816Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandFrank Walsh died when the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland on the 27th June 1918. His brother, George Edward Walsh, was killed when H.M.S. Vanguard suffered an accidental explosion at Scapa Flow on the 9th July 1917.
WALSHGEORGE EDWARDStokerRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Vanguard”2523S4 Pine Grove, Bootle09/07/191723Plymouth Naval Memorial, England, EnglandGeorge Edward was killed when H.M.S. Vanguard suffered an accidental explosion at Scapa Flow on the 9th July 1917. George married Margaret Murphy at Christ Church, C. of E. Church, Bootle in 1914. They had two children; George Edward was born in 1915 and Margaret who was born in 1917, after her father's death. George's sixteen year old brother, Francis, was killed when the hospital ship Llandovery Castle was torpedoed in June 1918.
WALSHMICHAELSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion1826115 Moore Street, Bootle08/11/1914Ford Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandMichael Walsh's service records have survived. They show he enlisted in the 7th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle on the 10th June 1913. He was 5ft 9 inches tall and, at that time, he gave his age as 34 years and 9 months. He had previously served with the 1st battalion South Lancashire Regiment. He was promoted to Sergeant on the 4th March 1914. He died from heart failure on the 8th November 1914.
WAREINGWILLIAM HENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion266479 Province Road, Orrell 02/04/191821Moreuil Communal Cemetery, Allied Extension, Moreuil, FranceWilliam was the son of William Paul Wareing and Alice Wareing (Nee Mimslow). He was killed in action during the hard fighting at the village and wood in Moreuil in April 1918 in which Commonwealth and French infantry, and the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, took part.
WASHINGTONGEORGEFiremanMercantile Marine RMS Turino339 Litherland Road, Bootle04/02/191732Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandGeorge was the son of Robert & (the late) Mrs Washington; husband of Emily Washington. He was lost when S.S. Turino was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic, 174 miles off the Fastnet by German U-Boat 43 -Kaiserliche Marine with the loss of 4 crew.
WATERFIELDJAMES THOMASPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 3rd Battalion55267 Flint Street, Bootle01/11/191942Died at homeJames served overseas until the 30th May 1915. He was gassed on the 2nd May and returned to the UK to recover. His second spell overseas lasted just a month when he was invalided home with paresis (slight or incomplete paralysis) of the left leg on the 12th November 1915. Whilst in hospital in the U.K., further symptoms of shell shock manifested themselves; such as loss of speech, insomnia and increasing difficulty controlling his legs. He was discharged from the Army as 100% incapacitated on the 16th May 1916. In September 1917, he was admitted to the Red Cross Hospital (Moss Side) at Maghull and his pension included an allowance for constant attendance and supervision. As he died after being discharged from the Army. James is not officially war dead
WATSONJAMES MORRISPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion581166 Wadham Road, Bootle08/08/191625Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceJames was the son of Mr and Mrs James Watson. He was killed during the first Battle of the Somme.
WAYDOCKTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26667525 Boston Street, Bootle08/08/191721Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceThomas was the son of Thomas and Isabella Waydock. He died of shrapnel wounds received in battle at Boulogne Hospital. He had served eighteen months in France, and prior to enlistment in May 1915, was an employee of Harland and Wolff, Ltd. He was also on the staff of the Metropole Theatre.
WEALE or VEALEJOSEPH MARTINPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion3832230 Knowsley Road, Bootle04/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was born on the 16th May 1892 at Knockmahon, Waterford, Ireland; the son of Michael Veale and Bridget (nee Dunne). In January 1916, he married Ellen (Nellie) Power. Joseph died on the battlefields of The Somme.
WEBBROBERT M.PrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion208432 Othello Street, Kirkdale17/03/191526Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert was the husband of Martha Webb. He died from wounds received whilst in action at Neuve Chapelle. He left a widow, Martha Webb.
WEBBGEORGEPrivateKing's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, 8th Battalion34584153 Bedford Road, Bootle30/11/191733Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceGeorge was the son of William and Elizabeth Webb; husband of Sarah Webb. He was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai.
WEBBERCHARLES2nd EngineerMercantile Marine S.S. "Arab."3 Leicester Road, Bootle07/01/191840Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandCharles was the son of the late George Webber; husband of Annie Webber (nee Watterson). He was lost when S.S. Arab was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-50 (Franz Becker) when 18 miles off Cape Serrat. Twenty-one men were killed. The captain was among the survivors.
WEBBERSAMUEL JOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 18th Battalion2385644 Gray Street, Bootle20/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceSamuel was born on the 29th June 1891, he was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Webber. He died on the Somme Battlefields.
WEBSTERGEORGE ALEXANDER MALCOLMSecond LieutenantSouth Lancashire Regiment/Royal Flying CorpsBeach Mount' Cambridge Road, Waterloo28/02/191819Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France"News has been received than an "old boy" of Oakes' Institute and Bootle Secondary School, Lieut. G.A. Malcolm Webster, R.F.C., was killed in action in France on February 28th... He has been wounded twice in France, and had just returned to his duties after obtaining his double wings in the Royal flying Corps. He joined the Army at the outbreak of war, and was a very promising young officer. " - Bootle Times 8th March 1918
WEBSTERTHOMAS WILLIAMPrivate7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment 26743637 Rockland Road, Waterloo11/06/191722Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, FranceThomas is one of 2,132 Commonwealth soldiers of the First World War buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.
WEIGHTMANJAMES CHRISTOPHERRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion3833260 Bedford Road, Bootle08/08/191626Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Somme, FranceJames was born on the 15th December 1887; the son of John Weightman and Elizabeth Alice (nee Longworth). He enlisted at Liverpool May 1915 and posted overseas in October 1915. He was 5ft 7 inches tall and was a printer by trade. In December 1915, he was in twice in hospital with eye problems. James was killed in action at Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme.
WEIRJAMES ALEXANDERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion267727463 Hawthorne Road, Bootle25/07/191733Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, FranceJames was the son of James Weir and Mary Josephine (nee Brown). He enlisted in the army at Bootle and was posted to the front after January 1916. James was killed by a fragment of shell whilst taking a message from the trenches to the town where his regiment was billeted. He was recommended for the Military Medal for his actions.
WELCHGEORGE ARTHURPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion523252 Diana Rd, Orrell, Bootle09/04/191720Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was the son of George and Jane Welch, he was a native of Middlesbrough. He was killed in action during fighting to take Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines from German hands on 9 April 1917.
WELLSNORMAN LancasterLieutenantLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion10/08/191527Helles Memorial, TurkeyNorman was the son of Charles and Ann Wells. Requests for information concerning his fate appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 22nd September 1915: " Mr. Chas. Wells, J.P., of Richmond House, would be glad to receive any information as to the fate of his son, Lieut. Norman Wells, of, who is reported missing at the Dardanelles. He was attached to the 38th Infantry Brigade, who took part in the landing on August 9 and 10, after which he was posted as missing."
WELLSEVAN OWENCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/6th Battalion24253720 Rosalind Street, Bootle04/09/191828Stewart. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, FranceBefore the war Evan had worked as a machinist at the Bryant & May Match Factory. He enlisted in May 1916, and was drafted to France in February 1916. He was wounded on 1st September and taken to the No.2 General Hospital in Le Harve, where he died 3 days later.
WENNERSTRANDEDWARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 12th Battalion2920633 Bianca Street, Bootle22/03/191828Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of Edward and Ellen Wennerstrand. He was killed in action during the crisis in March and April 1918, when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields.
WHALLEYTHOMAS BARTERPrivateCheshire Regiment, 22nd Battalion3661176 Knowsley Road, Bootle07/09/191734Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was the husband of Emma Jane Whalley. He had been in France for nine months, when he was killed in action. Before the war, he was employed by Messrs. T. Dickie and Sons timber merchants, Birkenhead.
WHAMONDWALTERPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion207371 Bangor Street, Bootle04/07/191522Cambrin Military Cemetery, Cambrai, France, Cambrai, FranceWalter Whamond was the son of Alfred and Mary E Whamond. He was killed in action on the Western Front.
WHEELHOUSEALFRED FAUKNEREngineerMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania194 Bedford Road, Bootle07/05/191523Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAlfred was the son of Matilda, and (the late Frederick) William Faulkner Wheelhouse. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915, with the loss of over a thousand people.
WHITEPATRICK FRANCISAble Seaman Class IRoyal Navy H.M.S. "President III."SS147626 Rhyl Street, Bootle05/09/191832Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandIn 1901, Patrick was a matchmaker in 1901. He married Mary Teresa Dunne at Dolgelly, Wales in 1910. In 1911, he was serving as Quartermaster aboard the S.S. Southwark , a White Star line steamship. Patrick fell ill and died whilst serving aboard S.S. Ruahine .
WHITEJAMES ARTHURPrivateCanadian Machine Gun Corps 1st Battalion60234751 Lunt Road, Bootle21/10/1918Auberchicourt Britiah Cemetery, Nord, FranceJames was born at Bootle in 1890; the son of William and Mary Ann White (nee Burchell). He enlisted on 11th January 1916. James was wounded on 2nd October in the woods near Hasnon; he died on the 21st. He left a widow, Jane, and a daughter aged 3, who he didn’t get to meet.
WHITEHEADJOSEPHGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 111th Siege Battery7008914 Oregon Street , Bootle21/03/1918Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn enlisted as Joseph Whitehead at Liverpool on the 16th November 1915. He was a labourer, aged 30, and was 5ft 6 inches tall. He was placed in the Army Reserve, John was posted to the Western Front on the 17th May 1916. He was killed in action in France on the 21st March 1918.
WHITELOCKJOHN EDMUND CLAUDLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion146044 Blair Street, Bootle04/07/191521Cambrin Military Cemetery, Cambrai, FranceJohn was born at Aiskew, Yorkshire in 1895; the son of Charles and Maud Whitelock. Before enlisting, John was an apprentice electrical engineer. He was killed in action.
WHITTINGHAMERNESTLance CorporalRoyal Fusiliers Irish Battalion1398132 Malta Road, Bootle26/10/1915Spoilbank Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumErnest was born at Hanley, Staffordshire in 1890, the son of William Whittingham and Louise (nee Lowe). Before the war, he was working, aged twenty, as a dock labourer. Ernest enlisted in the army at Stoke-on-Trent, he was posted to the front on the 1st September 1915. He was killed in action in Belgium on the 26th October 1915.
WILDHENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion17742154 Bedford Road, Bootle25/06/1916Cerisy Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceHenry enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war, and went out to France in November 1915. He was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wild and was killed in action in France.
WILDEALBERT WILLIAMCorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26740111 Berry Street, Bootle15/08/191721Anzac Cemetery, Sailly Sur La Lys, FranceAlbert was born at 11 Canal Street, Bootle on the 4th December 1895; the eldest son of John Joseph Wilde and Amy (nee White). He was a house painter's assistant and his father was a crane driver. Albert enlisted in the army at Bootle and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action on the 15th August 1917.
WILDMANWILLIAMGunnerRoyal Field Artillery "D" Battery, 307th Brigade 84091613 Clare Road, Bootle02/08/191820Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandAfter leaving school, William assisted his father who managed a pawnbroking business in Church-street, Bootle. He enlisted aged 17. He was severely gassed, and had been in hospital a considerable time. His condition improved somewhat, but later relapsed and passed away at Canadian General (Ontario) Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent.
WILKINSSTANLEYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion26700072 Seacome Street, Everton16/08/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceStanley Wilkins was born at Bootle on the 26th October 1898; the son of George and Mary Wilkins (nee McNamee). He was reported missing during the Battle of the Somme; this was later changed to death presumed.
WILKSALFRED JAMESPrivateLoyal North Lancashire Regiment, 8th Battalion1966418 Spring Grove, Bootle27/10/191823Bootle Cemetery, EnglandAlfred was born at Litherland in 1895; the son of Robert John and Annie Maria (nee Crimes). He died in hospital of wounds sustained in action in France. Alfred’s mother lost her husband, on active service, in November 1915 and in August, another son, Pte. Frederick Wilks, was killed in action.
WILKSFREDERICKPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion182410/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrederick was born at Litherland in 1897; the son of Robert John and Annie Maria (nee Crimes). He had been in France for 18 months when he was killed in action. Frederick's brother Alfred James Wilks and his step-father Daniel also fell.
WILLDERTHEOPHILUS ALFREDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion1765294 Derby Road, Bootle25/09/191620A.I.F Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, FranceTheophilus was the son of John Joseph and Mary Willder. Before enlisting, he was employed by Messrs. Harland and Wolff, at Bootle. Theophilus died in the aftermath of the capture of Flers, in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette in September 1916.
WILLIAMSDAVID WOODWARDPrivateEast Yorkshire Regiment, 4th Battalion20223921 Benedict Street, Bootle20/07/1917Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, FranceDaniel was the son of John and Mary Ann Williams. Before the war, he had been employed for 13 years, by Messrs. McArdle and Son, wholesale grocers and provision merchants, 36, Stanley Street. Daniel was killed in action during the heavy fighting at Achiet-le-Grand.
WILLIAMSERNESTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion161495 Olivia Street, Bootle16/08/1915Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceErnest was born at Birkenhead in 1894; he was the son of Samuel Williams and Ruth (nee Cain). He had been a territorial for four years. He died of wounds received on the battlefields of the Somme.
WILLIAMSFREDERICK GEORGERiflemanKing's Royal Rifles Corps 20th Battalion3319462 Bala Street, Bootle 26/09/191744Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick was born at Birmingham in 1873. He was the husband of Ellen Williams, Bootle. Frederick was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
WILLIAMSHENRYPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion896625 Well Lane, Bootle25/09/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was born at Bootle in 1897, the son of David and Catherine Williams. He enlisted at the age of 16, just before war broke out, and was posted to France. William was twice wounded - on one occasion seriously. Having enjoyed leave in the UK, he had only been back three weeks when he met his untimely death.
WILLIAMSHERBERT ASHLEYRiflemanRoyal Welch Fusiliers 24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Battalion 6315711 May Street, Bootle 11/02/191835Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptHerbert was the son of Edward Williams and Hannah Williams (Nee Pugh). Before the war, he worked as a labourer in Match factory. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Clark. He enlisted at Bootle and died of wounds in Alexandria.
WILLIAMSHUBERT ROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/7th Battalion2806308 Marsh Lane, Bootle 09/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHubert was born in Bootle on the 15th June 1884; the son of William Williams and his second wife, Martha. He enlisted in the 7th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle on the 7th October 1914, aged 32 years. He was 5ft 7 inches tall. He was posted overseas with his battalion on the 7th March 1915. He was killed in action.
WILLIAMSOWEN JOHNDeck HandMercantile Marine  -Sailing Vessel Glendalough 3696SD29 Sea View Road, Bootle16/11/191821Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandOwen was born at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales in 1897; the son of Jane Williams. He was lost when The Sailing Vessel Glendalough was lost. Before joining the Navy, he served as an ordinary seaman in the mercantile marine.
WILLIAMSPRICEGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 276th Battery15548963 Southey Street, Bootle 15/04/191837Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FrancePrice was born at Ruthin, North Wales; the son of John Price and Hannah Williams. He married Annie Mary (nee Cheetham) in 1910. They had three daughters. Before the war, Price was working as a painter and plumber. He enlisted in Bootle and died of wounds on the 15th April 1918.
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WILLIAMSROBERTPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 4th Battalion, formerly 7th492946 Talbot Street, Bootle17/08/191619Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceRobert was the son of Mary Elizabeth, and the late William Williams. He died of wounds received on the Somme battlefields.
WILLIAMSTHOMASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1/9th Battalion339735 Falconer Street, Bootle16/07/191623Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceThomas was the only son of Edward and Mary Ann Williams of 35 Falconer Street, Bootle. He had one sister, Amelia Williams. He was killed in action.
WILLIAMSWILLIAMRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion20059356 Viola Street, Bootle31/07/191727Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the only son of Evan and Eleanor Williams. He enlisted in August 1914. A report of his fate appeared in the Bootle Times, 14th September 1917: " Rifleman  Williams, K.L.R.,has been posted missing since July 31st. He was a Bedford-road "old boy" and before the war worked for Messrs. Lamb Bros., Bootle. His mother is anxious for any information concerning him."
WILLIAMSWILLIAM GEORGEPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion4424110 Derby Road, Bootle 08/09/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceWilliam was born at Bootle in 1875, the son of William Williams. In 1903, he married Mary Ellen (nee Unwin). William was taken to hospital in France, suffering from shrapnel wounds received in action on 5th September. He succumbed to his injures 3 days later.
WILLIAMSDANIELPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 2/5th Battalion30003221 Benedict Street, Bootle05/06/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumLiverpool Echo reported; ....... the death in action of Private D. Williams, youngest son of Mrs. Williams and the late John Williams. He has two brothers serving with the colours. Previously to joining he was for 13 years employed by McArdle and Son, wholesale grocers & provision merchants, 36, Stanley Street.
WILLIAMSJOHNWaiterMercantile Marine RMS Lusitania46 Arthur Street, Seaforth07/05/191530Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was born at Bootle; the son of Herbert and Grace Williams (Nee Benson). He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915, with the loss of 1191 lives
WILLIAMSJOHN RICHARDSub LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve H. Military Medals. “Blackmorevale”53 Oxford Road, Bootle01/05/191823Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn was the son of Griffith and Catherine Williams. He was killed when H.M.M.S. Blackmorevale (a Hunt class minesweeper of 750 tons) struck a mine while patrolling the Scottish coast off Montrose.
WILLIAMSOWEN THOMASPrivateRoyal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Battalion3719010 Benedict Street, Bootle25/02/191734Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumOwen was the son of John and Jane Williams of Tanydderwen, Portmadoc, Wales. He was killed in action in northern sectors of the Ypres Salient near the village of Boesinghe.
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WILLIAMSONALBERT JAMESPrivateCanadian Expeditionary Force Quebec Regiment, 24th Battalion92008612 Bowles Street, Bootle 08/11/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert was born at 62 Bianca Street, Bootle on the 26th June 1899. He was the son of Benjamin Williamson and Agnes Ann (nee Jones). Albert died at the No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, which was based at Grevillers in 1917.
WILLIAMSONOWEN RICHARDPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion25555 Scott Street, Bootle09/08/1915Chocoques Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceOwen was born in Bootle on the 28th September 1891; the son of James Williamson and Mary Jane (nee Owens). He enlisted on the 14th September 1914 at Bootle, aged 23, weighing 10 stone and was 5ft tall. He died of multiple shell wounds (right shoulder, elbow and leg) which he received two days earlier on the 7th August. His brother, William, also perished.
WILLIAMSONROBERT HENRYRiflemanThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 6th Battalion7251844 Flint Street, Bootle30/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert Henry Williamson was born at Bootle in 1890, the eldest son of Thomas and Alice Williamson. On 31st October 1909, he married Maud Florence Codling, they went on to have 3 children. Robert was working as a bricklayer’s apprentice. He was killed by a German shell on the Battlefields of Ypres.
WILLIAMSONWILLIAM HUGHPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion25565 Scott Street, Bootle25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of James Williamson and Mary Jane (nee Owens). William enlisted on the 14th September 1914 at Bootle, aged 20 years 2 months. He was 5ft 6 inches tall, and was working as a machinist. He was wounded on the 16 May 1915 and again on the 9th August 1916. He was killed in action on the 25th September 1916.
WILLIAMSONANDREWCarpenterRoyal Naval Reserve HMS “Alsatian”45 Hornby Boulevard, Bootle23/12/1914Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandAndrew was born in 1852 at Unst, Shetland; the son of Andrew & Christina Williamson. The family moved to Liverpool in the 1890s. HMS Alsatian left Liverpool on 22nd December in thick fog. Andrew went overboard around the 23rd December 1914; his dead body having been found on the 7th March 1915 in the River Mersey.
WILLOUGHBYHERBERT ALPHONSOPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion9718101/09/1918Ecoust St. Mein British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHerbert was born at Bootle on the 10th August 1895, the son of John and Alicia Willoughby. He was killed in the operation to re-take Ecoust-St. Mein from German hands.
WILLSHAWWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 19th Battalion2730436 Elizabeth Road, Orrell28/03/191826Prozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of William and Emma Willshaw. After school, he was working for Mr. Donald Eaton as a plumber and gasfitter. He enlisted in April 1915, and was posted to France. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918.
WILSONFRANCISPrivateCheshire Regiment, 8th Battalion1821431 Wordsworth Street, Bootle 26/04/1917Basra Memorial, IraqJohn was born in 1893; the son of John Wilson and Annie (formerly Shaw nee Smith). He enlisted in November 1914, and was drafted to the Dardanelles, and later to the Indian Forces. Frank was reported wounded and missing. Later this was officially changed ‘presumed killed in action'.
WILSONWILLIAMPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 8th Battalion20242726/04/1917Trois Arbres Cemetery, Nord, FranceWilliam was the son of Joseph and Jane Wilson. He enlisted in Bootle and was posted to the front sometime after 1916. William died in France. His burial plot indicates that he was treated at 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, which made and used plot one and two until April 1918.
WILSONWILLIAMLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 2/6th Battalion17739190 Wadham Road, Bootle16/05/191821Bagneux Britsh Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, FranceWilliam Wilson was the son of Mary Woodhouse (formerly Wilson), and the late Alfred Reading Wilson. He enlisted in the army at Bootle, and was posted to the front sometime after January 1916. He was killed in action on The Somme battlefields.
WINTERJOHNPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 7th Battalion26641715/08/1916Theipval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn as born at Walton in 1886, the son of Robert Bownas and Mary Winter (nee Dowling). Before the war John worked as a barman. He was killed in action on The Somme battlefields. He left a widow Gladys and one child.
WISEROBERT JAMESPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Battalion1953053 Downing Road, Bootle21/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was the son of George and Elizabeth Wise. He was killed in action of the Somme battlefields.
WISEMANKARL SYDNEYPrivateSouth Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion2871428 Linacre Road, Litherland 15/01/1917Basra Memorial, IraqKarl was born in 1895, the youngest son of John and Agnes Wiseman (nee Lane). He enlisted at Bootle on the 6th December 1915, aged 20 years 6 months. He was 5ft 10 inches tall, weighed 129 lbs and worked as a window cleaner. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq).
WITHEYJOHN CHARLESPrivateLancashire Fusiliers 3rd/5th Battalion20310617/01/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born at Carnarvon in 1898; the son of James Joseph Gaffney and husband to Emily Mary Withey. He died on the battlefields of Ypres.
WOODHAROLDEngineer Room Artificer 4th Class.H.M.S. "Queen Mary "M/2612144 Gloucester Road, Bootle31/05/191621Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandHarold Wood was on the 25th March 1895; the son of Lawrence Davenport Wood and Emily (nee Jones). Harold joined the Royal Navy as a 'boy' in 1910; he was killed at the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Queen Mary .
WOODSTANLEY JOHNPrivateScots Guards 1st Battalion9600The Green, Netherton14/10/191521St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceStanley enlisted into the 1st Bn. The Scots Guards at Seaforth, Liverpool, in September 1914, aged 20. He went to France in 1914 where the 1st Battalion were in trenches at Vermelles. He was badly wounded in the battle of Loos and died the Rouen Military Hospital, France. Two of his brother were also killed in action.
WOODROBERT SAMUELCorporalAustralian Imperial Force 2nd Battalion57011/06/1915Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptRobert Samuel Wood was the son of Mr A Wood of Waterloo Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He died of wounds received in action in Palestine.
WOODSDANIELPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 13th Battalion5238621/10/191626Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceDaniel was twice rejected while trying to enlist in the army. He went to France in August 1915. In October 1916, he was taken to a casualty Clearing Station with very severe wounds of left leg and in a serious condition. Despite treatment he did not improve, and passed away at 8.20am on 21st October.
WORTHINGTONJOHN WILLIAMAble SeamanMercantile Marine HMS Trinta-Y-Tres26/10/191829Stewart. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve, FranceJohn was the the son of William Henry and Margaret Worthington. He died of pnuemonia contracted whilst serving aboeard Steam Ship Trinta-Y-Tres.
WRENDAVIDLance CorporalAustralian Imperial Force 14th Battalion15012 Florida Street, Bootle27/04/191553Quinn's Post Cemetery, Anzac, TurkeyDavid was born in 1862, the son of Matthew Wren and Agnes (nee Linn). He married Margaret (nee Fyfe), and they went on to have 10 children. David was lost when S.S.Hesperian was torpedoed. He was one of thirty-two people who were killed when a lifeboat upset whilst being lowered into the water. The ship sank two days later.
WRENJOHNSergeantThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 10th Battalion35604012 Florida Street, Bootle05/10/191822Loos Memorial, FranceJohn Wren was born at Bootle in 1896; the son of David Wren and Margaret (nee Fyfe). He was killed in action in France. His father, David Wren, was lost when the S.S.Hesperian was torpedoed on the 4th September 1915.
WRENTHOMASGunnerRoyal Garrison Artillery 256th Siege Battery12806176 Thornton Road, Bootle04/10/191721Buffs Road Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was killed in action when an enemy shell exploded in his battery. Before the war, he had been employed by Messrs. J.P. O'Brien, and Co., Ltd., Pall Mall, Liverpool. He left a sister, Jane.
WRENDAVIDGreaserMercantile Marine SS Hesperian04/09/191553Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandDavid Wren senior was killed whilst serving aboard the S.S.Hesperian. He was one of thirty-two people who were killed when a lifeboat upset whilst being lowered into the water. His son David Wren junior was killed with the Australian Forces at Gallipoli on the 27th April 1915. A second son, John Wren, was killed in France on the 5th October 1918.
WRIGHTALBERT VICTORPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 11th Battalion543527 Exeter Road, Bootle22/12/191625Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert was born at Kirkdale in 1891; the son of James and Sarah Wright. He was an apprentice electrician in 1911. Albert enlisted in the army in Liverpool, and was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action. His brother, George, also fell.
WRIGHTGEORGE FREDERICKLance CorporalThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 17th Battalion1528627 Exeter Road, Bootle12/10/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge Frederick Wright was born at Kirkdale on the 7th February 1896; the son of James and Sarah Wright. He enlisted in Liverpool Pals on the 7th November 1915. George was wounded whilst leading his section forward, and killed instantaneously by a bullet on his way back to the dressing station.
WRIGHTJOHN CROSBYLieutenantRoyal Garrison Artillery, 1st Battalion10/04/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, FranceJohn Crosby Wright was born at Bootle in 1892, the son of Henry Edwin Wright and Catherine Campbell (nee Chapman). Before the war, John was an engineering student. He died of wounds received in action at VIMY Ridge.
WYLIEMAYWorkerLancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion630618 Penrhyn Avenue, Litherland09/07/191820Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandMay, was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Hugh Wylie. She served with the Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps and was attached to the 10th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Scottish). She died at Oswestry Military Hospital on 9th July 1918, aged 20. Her funeral was held at Anfield Cemetery, the coffin was draped by a Union Jack and covered by flowers, conveyed on a gun carriage.
YATESALFRED DOUGLASPrivateThe King's Liverpool Regiment, 1st Battalion1171334 Boreland Street, Liverpool14/09/1914La Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France, FranceAlfred was the son of Alfred Yates and Sarah Ann (nee Owens). He was born in Anglesey, Wales 1891. A report of his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo 24th April 1916: "Pte. A.D. Yates, of the King's Liverpool Regiment was reported missing, on September 14, 1914, is now officially reported killed."