Bootle's fallen Service men and women of World War Two

Bootle’s War Memorial is situated in Stanley (or King’s) Gardens on Stanley Road, Bootle and lists the names of 447 Service Personel who died in battle during WW2.

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

Please note: The names and details listed below are collated and checked by our researchers, however as new information arises, the site will be updated.

Bootle’s Fallen A-D

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
AndersonJamesPolice ConstableCivilian War Dead22 Rufford Road, Bootle1941-05-05 00:00:0045Bootle County BoroughJames was the son of Alexander and Elspet Anderson, of Heath Cottage, Longmorn, Elgin, Morayshire; husband of Isabella J. Anderson. Died at corner of Knowsley Road and Stanley Road.
AndersonF GManchester Regiment
AndersonWilliams SGuner1590882Royal Artillery1944-01-11 00:00:0028Athens Memorial, GreeceWilliam was the son of William and M. A. Anderson, of Bootle, Lancashire.
ArmitageJohn James WilliamGunner771241106 (The Lancshire Hussars) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal ArtilleryDied between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/194135Athens Memorial, GreeceJohn was the son of Robert and Ann Armitage; husband of Lillie Armitage, of Bootle, Lancashire.
AshunKenneth CromwellSergeant (Flight Engineer)301061957 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve20/03/1945Bootle Cemetery, Lancashire
AshunWilliam PhilipSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)990550405 (R.C.A.F) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve1942-01-04 00:00:0026Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, Yvelines, FranceWilliam was the husband of Jean Isobel Ashun, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.
AspinallEdward HenryLance Sergeant3713000King's own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)24/11/194324Leros War Cemetery, GreeceEdwad was the son of Edward and Margaret Aspinall, of Bootle, Lancashire.
AspinallBenjaminGunner901789106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal ArtilleryDied Between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/194120Athens Memorial, Greece
AspinallWilliam GeorgePrivate37777744th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment21/02/194530Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
AtkinsonJamesStewardMerchant Navy, S.S 'Ceramic'1942-07-12 00:00:0035Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of James and Elizabeth Atkinson, of Bootle, Lancashire.He was killed when the Ceramic, with 378 passengers and a crew of 278 was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-515. One man survived .  
AustinW FRoyal Air Force
BailyJohn HerbertSergeant547782115 Squadron, Royal Air Force03/08194324Runnymede Memorial, SurreyJohn was the son of John Walker Baily and Edith Baily; husband of Helen Baily, of Orrell, Bootle, Lancashire.
BainesThomasCorporalT/86850Royal Army Service Corps27/01/194126Ford Roman Catholic Cemetery, LancashireThomas was the son of Michael and Mary Baines, of Bootle.
BarberJ IMerchant Navy
BarnesWilliam CharlesPrivate37714781st (Airborne) Battalion,  Border Regiment21/09/194426Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, NetherlandsWilliam was the husband of Lily Barnes, of Bootle, Lancashire.
BellJohnGunner877191106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal ArtilleryDied Between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/194123Athens Memorial, GreeceJohn was the son of Ernest and Margaret Bell, of Orrell, Bootle, Lancashire.
BennettStanley EdwardPrivate29335311st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders1944-05-05 00:00:0026Kohima War Cemetery, India
BennettJRoyal Navy
BentThomas JosephOrdinary SeamanMerchant Navy, M.V. 'Queen Victoria' (Glasgow)28/06/194219Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bent, of Bootle Lancashire. He died aboard the Queen Victoria, she was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-10 off Madagascar. No survivors from crew of 48 were reported.
BilsborrowGeorgePrivate37129421st Battalion, King's own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)22/05/194122Habbaniya War Cemetery, IraqGeorge was the son of James and Ada Bilsborrow, of Bootle, Lancashire.
BIRCHJOHN ISAACFireman, Bootle Fire BrigadeCivilian War Dead5 Forbes Place, Bootle22/12/194032BOOTLE, COUNTY BOROUGHJohn was the son of the late Isaac and Susan Birch, of 5 Fire Station. Died at West Alexandra Dock.
BlackAlbert JackGunner1553443233 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery 26/07/194628Anfield Crematorium, LiverpoolAlbert was the son of Leonard Thomas Black and Beatrice Mary Black, of Orrell, Liverpool; husband of Irene Black (nee Jones), of Orrell.
BlakemoreAlbert GordonGunner151610376 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery18/07/194425Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceAlbert was the son of Albert and Margaret Blakemore, of Orrell, Bootle, Lancashire.                               
BlundellF RMerchant Navy
BootleJohn RobertSergeant3863184144th (8th Battalion, the East Lancashire Regiment) Royal Armoured Corps1945-04-01 00:00:0033Hotton War Cemetery, War Cemetery, LuxembourgJohn was the son of Matthew Henshaw Bootle and Sarah Jane Bootle, of Bootle, Liverpool.
BourneHRoyal Navy
BoyceRichardLieutenant299289Kings Regiment (Liverpool)1944-12-05 00:00:0021Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyRichard was the son of Richard and Ellen Boyce, of Bootle, Lancashire.
BrabinMichael JosephPrivate13056059Pioneer Corp1945-12-08 00:00:0025Labuan War Cemetery,MalaysiaMichael was the son of John James Brabin and Mary Margaret Brabin, of Bootle, Lancashire
BradleyAlexander WilliamRifleman1767150Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)1945-09-03 00:00:0024Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyAlexander was the son of William and Clara Bradley, of Bootle, Lancashire.
BradleyJoseph CharlesLance Corporal14512593Royal Scots14/09/194420Kasterlee War Cemetery, Antwerpen, BelgiumJoseph was the son of Mabel Bradley, of Orrell, Lancashire
BradyThomasMachine Gun Corps
BradyGeorgeFiremanMerchant Navy, S.S.' St. Margaret'27/02/194321Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the son of Matthew and Sarah Brady, of Liverpool
BradyWilliamTrooper789144840th (7th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool))Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery  15/06/194224Bootle Cemetery, LancashireWilliam was the son of William and Ellen Brady, of Bootle.

BradyJoseph FrancisSergeant2209174Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve1945-11-01 00:00:0028Alamein Memorial, EgyptJoseph was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Brady, of Bootle
BradyGRoyal Tank Regiment
BrendanTSouth Lancashire Regiment
BridgeFrancis ArdleyPrivate142096731st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment1944-11-07 00:00:0024Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceFrancis was the son of Joseph George and Margaret Bridge, of Bootle. He was buried in a cemetery where the burials relate to the heavy fighting of June and July 1944, when Commonwealth forces attempted to encircle Caen to the south.
BrittonJames AlbertStoker 2nd ClassD/SKX943Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Hermes'1942-09-04 00:00:0021Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon,James was the son of Ernest and Annie P. Britton, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was killed when 'Hermes' was attempting to return to port following an Air Raid and was attacked by 70 Japanese bombers. She was hit 40 times, and sank with the loss of 307 men
BrooksJohn JamesFiremanMerchant Navy, S.S 'Nerissa' (Hamilton)30/04/194126Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was aboard the troop carrier, when she  was sunk off Inistrahull, Ireland, while en-route from Nova Scotia to Liverpool. At the time Nerissa was carrying 175 passengers, mostly Canadian Army
personnel. The ship sank with the loss of 124 passengers and 83 crewmembers.
Brown JCommandos
BrowneJohn P.PrivateHighland Light Infantry,  (City of Glasgow Regiment) 1942-05-06 00:00:0023Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, LibyaJohn was the son of Martin and Cathrine Browne, of Bootle
BuckErnest NevilleAble SeamanC/JX 206947Royal Navy, S.S 'Kioto'15/09/194225Chatham Naval Memorial, KentErnest was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Buck; husband of Ellen Buck, of Liverpool. He was one of the 21 crew lost when Kioto was torpedoed by German submarine U-514 and sunk by gunfire.
BurgessDouglas Arris EageanChief Petty OfficerD/JX 139627Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Mourne'15/06/194426Douglas was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Burgess; husband of Irene Burgess, of Bootle. He was killed aboard the Mourne whilst she was in support of the Normandy Landings. She was sunk by a Gnat from German submarine U-767 in the English Channel.
BURNSTHOMASFireman, A.F.S.Civilian War Dead1941-08-05 00:00:0028BOOTLE, COUNTY BOROUGHThomas was the husband of Alwyn Burns, of 11 Mahon Avenue. Died at Annie Road.
CahillT JMerchant Navy
CampbellJ10th Hussar
CampbellC JRoyal Air Force
CampbellTRoyal Air Force
CampionJ AMerchant Navy
CarrEMerchant Navy
CarrFMerchant Navy
CarrollJ PRoyal Artillery
CavanaghJRoyal Navy
CaveN FA C C
ChandlerF JRoyal Air Force
CheethamFRoyal Artillery
CheethamL SRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
CheshireWD L I
Clark H FRoyal marines ©
ClarkeAMerchant Navy
ClarkeLRoyal Navy
ColemanA JRoyal Air Force
CollettRRoyal Engineers
CollinsW RRoyal Engineers
CooneyPMerchant Navy
CormichT MMerchant Navy
CouttsSRoyal Air Force
CravenTRoyal Air Force
CrawfordFCD Casualty Service
CroneG MMerchant Navy
CrossmanTMerchant Navy
CunninghamHMerchant Navy
DavenportJ FRoyal Tank Regiment
DaviesR LCheshire Regiment
DaviesW JRoyal Navy
DaweW ARoyal Navy
DempseyJ HRoyal Air Force
DevineTMerchant Navy
DicksonT GRAC
DolanJ JEast Surrey Regiment
DolceRoyal Navy
DonohoeDurham light Infantry
DouglasG H
DoverN R
DraperA M
DyeE AGrenadier Guards

Bootle’s Fallen E-H

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
EdmondGMerchant Navy
EdgertonA M
EtheringtonP JGloucester regiment
EvansD T
EvasonJ AR T R
FairhurstGMerchant Navy
FairhurstJRFCCF R
FairhurstG W
FarleyJMerchant Navy
FarnworthG EGuards
FarrellE JRoyal Artillery
FergusonJ WMerchant Navy
FergusonARoyal Navy
FinchJMerchant Navy
FitzgibbonGRoyal Artillery
FitzpatrickDMerchant Navy
FlinnR A
FloodWMerchant Navy
FloodHR A O C
Flower J T Merchant Navy
FlynnM JRA M S
FoddyW W
FoyJ AMerchant Navy
FraserH A
FrenchRRoyal Navy
GaffneyPRoyal Artillery
GalvinC J
GeorgeE HMerchant Navy
GibbinsS G Kings Own Y L I
GibsonTMerchant Navy
GibsonTMerchant Navy
GillespieJCD Wardens Service
GillettT JBootle Borough Police
GillilandR C
GordonH ARoyal Air Force
GrahamRMerchant Navy
GreenDMerchant Navy
GreenJMerchant Navy
GreenleeTRoyal Navy
GreenwayMerchant Navy
GroganW JMerchant Navy
GroomERoyal Navy
GrovesJ C
GrundyW JRoyal Navy
GwilliamsW H JDurham Light Infantry
HaddockA J
HancockG H
HannahH J
HarperW D
HarrisW HRoyal Air Force
HarrisG A
HarrisonTRoyal Navy
HarwoodH WRoyal Artillery
HaugheyJRoyal Horse Artillery
HeathE A
HendersonW SMerchant Navy
HewittJRoyal Navy
HillGA F
HoganC Merchant Navy
HorderSRoyal Air Force
HoseG ERoyal Tank Regiments
HowardW SASC
HowardCPioneer Corp
HoyERoyal Navy
HughesGMerchant Navy
HughesC LMerchant Navy
HughesJ WRoyal Horse Artillery
HughesRRoyal Horse Artillery
HughesT H SRoyal Navy
HullJ ARoyal Navy
HulseR oRoyal Artillery
HunterL SRoyal Air Force

Bootle’s Fallen I-M

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
IansonF JMerchant Navy
InghamD TMerchant Navy
IrvineR JRoyal Navy
Jack V ER A H
Jackson WRoyal Tank Regiment
Jackson MWVS
JardineSRoyal Artillery
JeffriesP CRoyal Navy
JohnsonFR H A
JohnstonG AGreen
JohnstonS HIrish Guards
JonesGBootle Fire Brigade
JonesG ICameronians
JonesJ WMerchant Navy
JonesN HMerchant Navy
JonesW TRoyal Air Force
JonesH NRoyal Navy
JonesJ ERoyal Navy
KeadyAMerchant Navy
KearneyJR A S C
KeeganE MRAC
KellyWMerchant Navy
KellyJRoyal Navy
Kelly JRoyal Navy
KerriganTRoyal Air Force
KingAEast Yorkshire Regiment
LaceyT CRoyal Horse Artillery
LaffertyPRoyal Artillery
Lamb ( Junior)AKORR
Lamb (Senior)AMerchant Navy
LangtonRRoyal Navy
LawsonJ FMerchant Navy
LeayE NMerchant Navy
LedsonDCheshire Regiment
LeeG JRoyal Air Force
LeighR ERoyal Tank Regiments
LevinsGRoyal Air Force
LoganADorset Regiment
Lord HHMerchant Navy
LoughranPMerchant Navy
LoughrayJ SRoyal Navy
LoweGKing's Liverpool Regiment
LoweJ Merchant Navy
LoweJ JMerchant Navy
LuntJ MRoyal Fusiliers
LuntARoyal Navy
LynchM JMerchant Navy
MabbsJMerchant Navy
MacDonaldA IKing's Regiment
MaddockTRoyal Navy
MahonFI Guards
MahonDRoyal Navy
MannJBootle Borough Police
MansonJR A C
MarshFR A C
MarshallA GRASC
MartinJ PRoyal Air Force
MartinARoyal Navy
MaycoxGQueen's Rifles
McAdamJRoyal Navy
McCartyJKing's Liverpool Regiment
McClymontJ CRoyal Artillery
McConnochieC PRoyal Artillery
McCrackenAMerchant Navy
McCullochJRoyal Navy
McCullochRRoyal Air Force
McDonaldJMerchant Navy
McEllenboroughS J Royal Air Force
McGeeHKings Own Y L I
McGeeJRoyal Artillery
McGowanGRoyal Navy
McGuirkDRoyal Navy
McHughM AMerchant Navy
McKayG HMerchant Navy
McKeownGBootle Borough Police
McKeownJRoyal Navy
MckinnonR JGordon Highlanders
McMeakinW EKing's Own Loyal Lancashire infantry
McNallyJRoyal Navy
MeadowsG JRoyal Sussex
MeadowsJ D
MedlicottT WSouth Lancashire Regiment
MeliaAMerchant Navy
MercerA HCheshire Regiment
MillerDRoyal Air Force
MoirJ AParatrooper
MolloyP TMerchant Navy
MolyneuxB VRoyal Tank Regiment
MonaghanPMerchant Navy
MooneyGMerchant Navy
MooneyJMerchant Navy
MooreTQueens Regiment
MorganJ PMerchant Navy
MorrisTR S F
MorrishR OMerchant Navy
MulhallJ KR L I
MumfordJ MCD Casualty Service
MuncasterG MR A
MuseMMerchant Navy

Bootle’s Fallen N-Y

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography 
NetherooteWMerchant Navy
NewellRRoyal Navy
NicholsonERoyal Navy
NolanD JL YMilitary Medal
NuttallW HMerchant Navy
O'BrienG HDorset Regiment
O'ConnorM Merchant Navy
O'ConnorJRoyal Navy
O'ConnorM Royal Navy
OrchardW BRoyal Navy
O'RourkeJDurham Light Infantry
OwenR TR H A
PalinG HRoyal Engineers
ParkerA JRoyal Artillery
ParkesDRoyal Navy
PearceFEast Lancashire Regiment
PeckTMerchant Navy
PendletonR GRoyal Navy
PeningtonJ JMerchant Navy
PettersonC JR A P
PhillipsTLancashire Fusiliers
PierceN JMerchant Navy
PinningtonEMerchant Navy
PlankL RSomerset
PottsAKing's Regiment
PowerJRoyal Navy
PritchardC *&F Yeomanry
PritchardH PRLFUS
PritchardHThe Kings
PryceH EStaffordshire Yeomanry
PurvisWQueen's Regiment
QuillanJMerchant Navy
QuillanWMerchant Navy
RadcliffeDRoyal Navy
RaffertyLRoyal Navy
ReckT JRoyal Corp Signals
RedmanJ HBootle Fire Brigade
ReesT JRoyal Navy
ReevesG HMPC
ReidRMerchant Navy
ReynoldsIBootle Fire Brigade
RichardsonH GCD Wardens Service
RichardsonJTRoyal Artillery
RichardsonR HRoyal Navy
RileyH PMerchant Navy
RileyHMerchant Navy
RimmerJRoyal Navy
RimmerRRoyal Navy
RobertsM BMerchant Navy
RobertsJRoyal Artillery
RobertsJRoyal Navy
RobinsonJRoyal Navy
RoscoeW E
RossC H13th Kings
RoydenC H
RyanW12th Lancers
ScottR PMerchant Navy
ScottF PMerchant Navy
ScottW GMerchant Navy
SeddonGMerchant Navy
ShearonR G
ShellyGRoyal Air Force
ShielsJ PRoyal Navy
SkidmoreD T
SmithF WBootle Borough Police
SmithA Hkings own
SmithF GMerchant Navy
SmithRRoyal artillery
SmithGRoyal Navy
SomersERoyal Navy
SouthwardT ORoyal Air Force
SouthwardTRoyal Navy
SouthwardERoyal Signals
SparlingPIrish Guards
StanleyJRoyal Navy
StantonRMerchant Navy
StevensonT E
StewartD GWarden
StringerA W
SummerseRoyal Navy
SumnerW HMerchant Navy
SurrHRoyal Artillery
SurtesRMerchant Navy
SymesJMerchant Navy
SmythR AMerchant Navy
TalentW TMerchant Navy
TaylorG Merchant Navy
ThomasG RRoyal Engineers
ThompsonD RARC
ThomsW RMerchant Navy
TodhunterN HMerchant Navy
TrimarcoA RMerchant Navy
TrimbleWMerchant Navy
TurnerWKing's Liverpool Regiment
TurnerD H
TuttyJ GRoyal Artillery
UrionHRoyal Air Force
VaggerD JRoyal Navy
VaughanFMerchant Navy
VaughanEMerchant Navy
VoseERoyal Air Force
WalkerT H SRoyal Artillery
WallerJR R
WallerH F
WalshGRoyal Artillery
WaltersS K
WhiteL SRoyal Navy
WhitheadR HRAF
WhitterJ ARoyal Artillery
Will W SBootle Borough Police
WilliamsJA N R
WilliamsJBootle Fire Brigade
WilliamsR WMerchant Navy
WilliamsR WMerchant Navy
WilliamsR JRoyal Engineers
WilliamsARoyal Navy
WilliamsRRoyal Navy
WilliamsR TWVS
WinrowAMerchant Navy
Woods TD of W R
Woods WRoyal Artillery
WrayW JMerchant Navy
WrightW HBootle Fire Brigade
WrightTRoyal Engineers
WrightJ JRoyal Navy
WynneW MStaffordshire Regiment