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
AdairJoseph FrancisSailorS.S. Tacoma Star (London), Merchant Navy01/02/194220Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJoseph Was the Son of Mary Adair, of Bootle, Merseyside. He was killed when The Tacoma Star was sunk by German submarine U-109 when on route from Buenos Aires
AndersonJamesPolice ConstableCivilian War Dead22 Rufford Road, Bootle05/05/194145Bootle 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 SGunner1590882Royal Artillery11/01/194428Athens Memorial, GreeceWilliam was the son of William and M. A. Anderson, of Bootle, Lancashire.
ArmitageJohn James WilliamGunner771241106 (The Lancashire 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 Reserve20/03/194519Bootle Cemetery, LancashireKenneth was born in 1926, the son of Samuel & Alice Ashun (Nee Atkins). Kenneth was one of 7 children
AshunWilliam PhilipSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)990550405 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve01/04/194226Les 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'12/07/194235Tower 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 .  
AustinWilliam FrankFlight Sergeant591214103 Squadron, Royal Air Force01/03/194323Runnymede Memorial, SurreyWilliam was the son of John and Henrietta Austin
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.
BarberJohn LoweAssistant StewardMerchant NavyHighcliffe, Seaview Road, Skegness17/01/194123Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was born in Bootle, the son of Sarah Barber; husband of Renee Barber of Skegness. He was presumed drowned when his ship was torpedoed.
BarnesWilliam CharlesPrivate37714781st (Airborne) Battalion,  Border Regiment21/09/194426Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, NetherlandsWilliam was the husband of Lily Barnes, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was shot at the Pietersberg Estate near the 1st Airlanding Brigade Headquarters. He fell during the action, but had to be left behind.
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 Highlanders05/05/194426Kohima War Cemetery, India
BennettJohnAble SeamanC/JX 407745H.M. Landing Craft F. 1, Royal Navy17/08/1944Chatham Memorial, KentJohn was the son of Thomas and Jane Bennett of Huyton, Merseyside. He is mentioned on the family grave in Bootle Cemetery.
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.                               
                                                                       
                           
BlundellReginald FredCivilianBalfour Road, Bootle04/05/194124Bootle County BoroughReginald was the son of Mrs E.M. Blundell of Bootle, Merseyside
Booth
John TGreaserS.S. Lunula (Liverpool), Merchant Navy2 Province Road, Bootle17/08/194419Chatham Naval Memorial, KentJohn was killed off Thameshaven as a result of an explosion. Presumed the result of enemy action.
BootleJohn RobertSergeant3863184144th (8th Battalion, the East Lancashire Regiment) Royal Armoured Corps01/04/194533Hotton War Cemetery, LuxembourgJohn was the son of Matthew Henshaw Bootle and Sarah Jane Bootle, of Bootle, Liverpool.
BourneHenryCanteen AssistantNavy Army and Air Force Institute. H.M.S. BarhamRoyal Navy25/11/194117Portsmough Naval Memorial, HampshireHenry was the son of Henry and Agnes Bourne of Bootle, Merseyside
BoyceRichardLieutenant299289Kings Regiment (Liverpool)05/12/194421Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyRichard was the son of Richard and Ellen Boyce, of Bootle, Lancashire.
BrabinMichael JosephPrivate13056059Pioneer Corp08/12/194525Labuan War Cemetery,MalaysiaMichael was the son of John James Brabin and Mary Margaret Brabin, of Bootle, Lancashire
BradleyAlexander WilliamRifleman1767150Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)03/09/194524Reichswald 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
BradyGeorge, ChristopherFiremanMerchant Navy, S.S.' St. Margaret'16 Campbell Street, Bootle27/02/194321Tower 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 Reserve01/11/194528Alamein Memorial, EgyptJoseph was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Brady, of Bootle
BradyGRoyal Tank Regiment
BrendanTSouth Lancashire Regiment
BridgeFrancis ArdleyPrivate142096731st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment07/11/194424Brouay 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'09/04/194221Plymouth 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) 06/05194223Knightsbridge 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'15/06/194426Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon Douglas 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 Dead05/08/194128Bootle, County BoroughThomas was the husband of Alwyn Burns, of 11 Mahon Avenue. Died at Annie Road.
CahillThomas JohnOrdinary SeamanMerchant Navy, S.S. Ceramic (Southport)12/07/194218Tower Hill Memorial, London Thomas died aboard S.S. Ceramic, alongside 378 passengers and
a crew of 278. Rescue ships at St. Michael´s were unable to put to sea because of the heavy weather.  Only one man survived.
CampbellJ10th Hussar
CampbellDuncan ThomasRoyal Army Service Corps20/12/194425Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool
CampbellColin JamesCorporal658273Royal Air Force23/06/194225Mount Hope (St. Paul's Anglican) Cemetery, CanadaColin was the son of John and Kate Campbell of Bootle, Merseyside and husband of Marion Emily Campbell of Blackley, Manchester. He is commemorated on the family grave in Bootle Cemetery.
CampbellThomasFlight Sergeant (Air Gunner)18th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve18/01/194421Naples War Cemetery, ItalyThomas was the son of John and Sarah Campbell, of Bootle
CampionJohn AustinSailorMerchant Navy, S.S. Cortona (Glasgow)07/11/194226Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of John and Mary Campion; husband of Edna Campion, of Tranmere, Birkenhead.
CareyThomasPrivateRoyal Army Service Corps06/10/194427Singapore Memorial, SingaporeThomas was the son of William and Julia Carey, of Bootle, Lancashire; husband of Rose Carey, of Bootle.
                               

                       
CarrEdwardFireman & TrimmerMerchant Navy, S.S. Oakcrest (London)22/11/194035Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdward was the son of Edward and Mary Katherine Carr; husband of Julia Carr, of Liverpool. He was lost when Oakcrest  was torpedoedand sunk  by German Submarine U-123. 35 crew were lost from a total of 41.
CarrFrankGreaserMerchant Navy, S.S. Ceramic (Southport)12/07/194255Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrank was the husband of Mary Carr, of Waterloo, Liverpool. He died aboard S.S. Ceramic, alongside 378 passengers and
a crew of 278. Rescue ships at St. Michael´s were unable to put to sea because of the heavy weather.  Only one man survived
CarrollJoseph PatrickGunner11th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery12/01/194435Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, SurreyJoseph was the husband of Elizabeth Carroll, of Bootle, Lancashire.
CarruthersJohnGuardsman3rd Battalion, Irish Guards10/01/194424Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, NetherlandsJohn was the son of John and Janet Carruthers, of Bootle, Lancashire.
CavanaghJamesStoker 2nd ClassD/KX 144469 H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy 27/10/194233Ford Cemetery, Liverpool James was the son of James and Ann Cavanagh and husband of Mary Cavanagh of Huyton
CaveNorman FosterPrivateArmy Catering Corps and Royal Engineers04/10/194322Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, TunisaNorman was the son of Richard and Ethel Elizabeth Cave, of Orrell,
ChandlerFerderick JohnSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve05/01/1943Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CheethamFrederickBombardier147256932 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery28/06/194222Alamein Memorial, EgyptFrederick was the son of Leonard and Margaret Cheetham, of Bootle; stepson of Ellen Cheetham, of Bootle
CheethamLeonardLance Corporal3785344th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers21/11/194421Swartbroek Churchyard, NetherlandsLeonard was the son of Leonard and Ellen Cheetham, of Bootle, Merseyside. He is commemorated on the family grave at Bootle Cemetery.
CheshireWilliamPrivate44582802nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, 05/07/194424Imphal War Cemetery, IndiaWilliam was the son of William and Mary Cheshire; husband of Rita Cheshire, of Bootle, Lancashire.
ClarkRCameronians
ClarkHerbert FMarine Commando48 Royal Marine Commandos12/07/194422Ranville War Cemetery, FranceHerbert was the son of Sydney James and Matilda Winifred Clark, of Bootle
ClarkeArthurMess room boy S.S. Carlton (Newcastle), Merchant Navy124 Irlam Road, Bootle01/03/194116Tower Hill Memorial, LondonArthur died while serving on SS Carlton. On December 20th, S.S. Carton has a violent encounter with U-Boat - Pietro Calvi, she shelled and tried to ram the submarine, but was finally torpedoed.
The entire crew of 35 men abandoned the ship in two lifeboats, but one capsized. The remaining lifeboat was found, 18 days later, with only 4 survivors.
ClarkeErnestPetty OfficerD/X 7551CH.M.S. Laurentic, Royal Navy Reserve11/03/194031Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonErnest was the son of Samuel and Mary Ellen Clarke and husband of Mary Clarke of Bootle. He was killed when HMS Laurentic answered the distress call from SS Casanare .When she and and HMS Patroclus arrived at the scene a U-boat began a dramatic battle. The Laurentic was hit by three torpedos.
ColemanAndrew JohnFlight Sergeant60 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve13/06/194522Singapore Memorial, SingaporeAndrew was born in 1923, the youngest son of Michael and Mary Coleman, (Nee Skelly)
CollettRowlandSapper2156065272 Field Company, Royal Engineers22/04/1943Medjes-el-Bab War Cemetery, TunisiaRowland was the son of Henry and Nesta Collett, of Bootle, Lancashire
CollinsWilliam RussellSecond Electrician650336Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy), H.M.S 'Forfar'02/12/1940Liverpool Naval Memorial, LiverpoolWilliam was the son of James Frederick and Alice Collins; husband of Maria Elizabeth Collins, of Bootle,  he was killed aboard HMS Forfar, she torpedoed and sunk by
the German submarine U-99. She had just left convoy HX-90  about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland. The master, 35 officers and 136 naval ratings were lost. 
ConnorJohn ThomasSecond Electrician29335451st Battalion, The Liverpool Scottish, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders28/02/1940Bootle Cemetery. Liverpool
CooneyPatrickSteward's BoyMerchant Navy, S.S. Nova Scotia (Liverpool)28/11/194218Tower Hill Memorial, LondonPatrick was the son of Edward and Kate Cooney, of Orrell, Liverpool. He died aboard Nova Scotia when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-177.
CouttsStanleyAircraftman 2nd Class981318Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve16/08/194021Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard, SussexStanley was the son of Thomas Joseph Norman and Edith Coutts, of Bootle, Lancashire; husband of Edith Coutts.
CowleEdwin CyrilS.J.A.B., Civil Defence Casualty ServiceCivilian War Dead10 Gonville Road16/01/194335Bootle, County BoroughEdwin was the son of Edwin and Florence Ada Cowle. He was injured at Gladstone Dock; died same day at General Hospital.
CravenTerenceSergeant968368Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve08/09/194121Runnymede Memorial, SurreyTerence was the son of Thomas and Amelia Craven, of Liverpool.
                               

                                       
CrawfordDavidCivilianCivilian War Dead43 Viola Street, Bootle20/12/194065Bootle, County BoroughDavid was the son of the late David and Jane Crawford, of Legnacrave, Clontibret, Co. Monaghan, Irish Republic; husband of Margaret Crawford. Died at 40 Viola Street.
CroneGeorge HamilitonStewardMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Hatasu' (Liverpool)10/02/194127Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the husband of Ellen Crone, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was lost aboard S S Hatasu. The ship was on route from Manchester for New York, when she was torpedoed by German submarine
U-431 and sunk.  40, of the 47 crew were lost. 
CrossmanThomasGreaserMerchant Navy, S.S 'Napier Star' (London)18/12/194045Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the husband of Mary A. Crossman, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was lost the Napier Star was sunk by the  German submarine U-100, south of Iceland.  Of her crew of 82 and 17 passengers, only 15 survived, including the three women
passengers.
CunninghamHenryFiremanMerchant Navy, S.S 'Avila Star' (London)07/05/194243Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHenry was the husband of C. Cunningham, of Bootle, LancashireHe was lost aboard The Avila Star, she was torpedoed by two submarines, and sank in about 20 minutes. 62 persons out of the original ship's company of 196 were lost 
DavenportJohn FrederickTrooper46th (The Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment30/05/194422Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, ItalyJohn was the son of John and Mary Davenport, of Bootle, Lancashire.
DaviesRichard LlewellynWarrant Officer Class 11 (C.S.M)7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment04/02/194336Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, SurreySon of George and Emily Davies; husband of May Davies, of Walton, Liverpool.
DaviesAlexanderSergeant4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery20/05/194143Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonAlexander was the son of William and Margaret Davies, of Bootle, Lancashire; husband of Jane Davies, of Bootle.
DaviesWalter JohnPetty OfficerD/J 145335H.M. Submarine Phoenix, Royal Navy 21/07/1940Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWalter was killed when thePHOENIX, built in 1928 by Cammell Laird & Co. was attacked the Italian torpedo boat Albatros. The submarine was sunk by depth charges. 55 people lost their lives.
DaviesWilliamLieut-CommanderH.M.S. Voltaire, Royal Naval Reserve09/04/194147Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Devon.William was the son of John and Mary Davies; husband of Ellen Davies. He died aboard HMS Voltaire. The ship was on patrol in the central Atlantic, when she was spotted by the lookouts of the German raider Thor, the ships exchanged fire with Voltaire hoisting a white flag, sinking after a short battle. 75 crew were killed, 197 survivors were rescued by the Germans.
DavisThomas BrendanPrivate336330313th (2/4th Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Anti Aircraft Company03/01/194521Hotton War Cemetery, LuxembourgThomas was the son of John and Rosanne Davis, of Bootle; nephew of Mary Dutton of Bootle.
DaweWilliam ArthurStoker 1st ClassD/KX 525694Royal Navy, H.M. Landing Craft Transport 42706/07/1944Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWilliam was returning to Portsmouth on Landing craft LCT 427 after taking tanks to Gold beach in Normandy, during the d day landings.Four miles from shore it collided with battleship HMS Rodney and was sliced in half. All 13 crew, including William, died.
DempseyJames HenryPilot Officer (Wireless Opertor ( Air))405  Royal Canadian Air Force ,Royal Air Force15/03/194422Durnback War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyJames was the son of James Henry and Amelia Dempsey, of Orrell, Bootle
DevineTerenceFiremanMerchant S.S. 'Fort Louglin' (Manchester)18/11/194523Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolTerence was the son of James and Bridget Devine; husband of Louisa Devine, of Liverpool.
DicksonThomas GlenTrooperRoyal Armoured Corp13/04/194319Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolThomas was the son of John and Mary Dickson, of Haydock.
DolanJohn JosephPrivate11004681st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment17/06/194425Orvieto War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of John and Bridget Dolan, of Crosby, Liverpool.
DolceLeslieSick Berth AttendantRoyal Navy02/12/194420Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonLeslie was the son of Antonio and Mary Dolce, of Bootle, Lancashire.
DonohoePatrickPrivate44641928th Battalion, Durham light Infantry08/01/1943La Renunion War Cemetery, Algeria
DouglasGeorge HenryGreaserMerchant Navy, S.S 'Monowai' (Wellington, New Zealand)26/11/194426Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolGeorge was the son of Elizabeth Douglas, of Bootle
DoverNorman ReginaldPrivate7646944Royal Army Service Corps08/02/194635Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolNorman was the son of Thomas and Christina Dover, of Bootle; husband of Alice Dover, of Bootle.
DraperAlfred MorrisAble SeamanMerchant Navy, M.V. 'California Star' (London)03/04/194333Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAlfred was the son of Robert Charles and Francess Alice Draper; husband of Isabel Draper, of Liverpool.
                               

                                       
DyeErnest AlbertSergeant26188134th Battalion, Grenadier Guards23/01/194530Brunssum War Cemetery, Limburg (Netherlands) NetherlandsErnest was the son of Edward James Dye, and of Daisy A. Dye, of Liverpool.

Bootle’s Fallen E-H

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
EdmondCharlesMess Room BoyMerchant Navy, M.V. Bonneville (Norway)16 Boswell Stree, Bootle10/03/104318Tower Hill Memorial, LondonCharles was the son of Henry and Ellen F. Edmond, of Bootle. He died aboard MV Bonneville, the ship was on route from New York for Liverpool in convoy SC-121 carrying including explosives. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-405 (Rolf-Heinrich Hopman) and sunk. 36 of the 43 crew were lost.
EdgertonGeorge SamuelAssistant Steward M.V. Mary Slessor (Liverpool, Merchant Navy26 Ormaston Road, Derby. 07/02/194334Tower Hill Memorial, London.George was born in Liverpool and married Bertha Crompton in 1931 John was probably engaged in defence of the Western Approaches. Reported missing presumed drowned.
ElliottGeorge James Flying Officer (Wireless Operator & Air Gunner)169876299 Squadron, Royal Air Force21/08/194424Excideul Communal Cemetery, FranceHis twin brother, Thomas William, also died on service.
ElliottThomas WilliamSergeant10521688 Squadron Royal Air Force26/03/194222Runnymede Memorial, SurreyThomas was the son of William and Olive Annie Elliott of Bootle, Merseyside. He is commemorated on the family grave at Bootle Cemetery. His twin brother George also died in service
ElmsPatrickGunner904684106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery Died between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/194130Athens Memorial, GreecePatrick was the son of James and Mary Elms; husband of Emily Elms, of Seaforth, Liverpool.
EnglandGeorgeDriverT/269396451 Tank Transporter Company, Royal Army Service Corps08/02/194322Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolGeorge was the son of Leonard and Elizabeth England, of Bootle.
ErlamStanleyDriverT/192075Royal Army Service Corps01/04/194529Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyStanley was the son of William and Annie Erlam, of Bootle, Lancashire.
EtheringtonP JGloucestershire Regiment25/04/1951
EvansDavid ThomasTrooper3771433 40th (7th Battalion) The King's Liverpool Regiment and Royal Tank Regiment26/09/194321Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
EvasonJames  Corporal789182540th (7th Battalion, the King's Regoment (Liverpool)) Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery13/12/194443Phaleron War Cemetery, GreeceJames was the husband of J. E. Evason, of Bootle, Lancashire
FairhurstGMerchant Navy
FairhurstJosephTrooper1060229949th (West Riding) Regt.
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
16/10/194422Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium
FairhurstGeorge WilliamPrivate147060212nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders23/02/194519Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyGeorge was the son of John and Catherine Fairhurst, of Bootle, Lancashire.
FairhurstSRoyal Tank Regiment
FarleyJohn JosephOrdinary SeamanMerchant Navy, M.V. 'Lucellum (Liverpool)19/12/194121Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of Joseph and Sarah Farley.
FarmanFrancisCarpenter15776Merchant Navy, S.S. Empire Impala (London)48 Harrowby Road, Seaforth11/03/194325Tower Hill Memorial, London.Francis was born in Liverpool . He died aboard SS Empire Impala. The ship was ordered to save the survivors of the torpedoed Egyptian, she was not seen again. It was assumed that Impala was most likely torpedoed by U-591, with the loss of all hands
FarnworthGeorge EdwardLance Corporal26142981st Battalion, Grenadier Guards08/12/194430Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, FranceGeorge was the son of William and Mary Farnworth; husband of Lilian Farnworth, of Orrell, Liverpool.
FarrellEdward JohnSergeant147402997 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery27/09/194426Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsEdward was the son of James and Catherine Farrell, of Bootle, Lancashire .Valkenswaard was the first village to be liberated on the main line of the British advance into Holland in September 1944, Edward would have been killed during the advance.
FergusonAlexanderSignalmanD/MD/X 2202Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Courageous.17/09/193922Plymouth Naval Memorial. DevonAlexander's death was reported in Bootle Times 22/09/1939. He died aboard HMS Courageous, the ship was torpedoed by U-29 off the south west coast of Ireland. 518 men were lost
FergusonJohn WilliamAble SeamanMerchant Navy, M.V. Inverellen (Glasgow)28 St. Anthony Road, Great Crosby03/02/194323Tower Hill Memorial, London.John was born in Liverpool,. He was killed in action whilst serving aboard MV Inverellen
FinchJamesSteward's BoyMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Oropesa' (Liverpool)16/01/194118Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of James Finch, and of Maud Mary Finch, of Moreton, Cheshire.
FitzgibbonGeorgeLance Bombardier1100454073 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery24/04/1945Ford Cemetery, Liverpool
FitzpatrickDesmondAssistant BakerMerchant Navy, M.V. 'Abosso' (Liverpool)29/10/194223Tower Hill Memorial, LondonDesmond was the son of Michael Hugh and Sarah Fitzpatrick; husband of Agnes Fitzpatrick, of Liverpool. The Abosso was torpedoed and sunk 700 off the Azores by the German submarine U-575.  362 people, including Desmond, lost their lives.
FlinnRobert AlfredSapper2009936991 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers17/06/194326Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, SurreyRobert was the only son of Thomas and Jane Flinn (nee Abraham); brother to Agnes and Jane.
FloodWilliam PatrickFiremanMerchant Navy, S.S. Almeda Star (London)11 Chapel Street, Bootle,17/01/194119Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was the son of Henry and Mary Flood. He was presumed drowned after ship SS Almeda Star was topedoed by German submarine U-96 Cpt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock and sunk. 360 lives were lost..
FloodHenryPrivateRoyal Army Ordnance Corps04/05/1941Ford Cemetery, Liverpool
Flower John ThompsonSailorMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Egyptian' (Liverpool)03/06/194317Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of Percy and Margaret Flower, of Bootle, Lancashire.  He was lost aboard The Egyptian, which was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarone. The ship was in convoy SC-121 between New York and London. Thirty-five crew and nine gunners were lost.
FlynnMichael JohnPrivate7376937179 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Service Corps08/07/194426Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceMichael was the son of James and Sarah Flynn; husband of Esther Flynn, of Bootle, Lancashire.
FoddyWalter WilliamLance Sergeant1470679244 Battery, 78 Heavy Ainti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery17/12/194321Bari War Cemetery, ItalyWalter was the son of Arthur and Florence Foddy, of Bootle, Liverpoo
FooteWilliam GeorgeTrooper25th Dragoons, Royal Armoured Service Corps06/03/194436Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarWilliam was the son of William Henry and Mary Jane Foote, of Liverpool; husband of Evelyn Foote, of Bootle, Merseyside.
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FoyJames AOfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. Broomfield10 Hillside Close, Bootle.21/05/194553James was born in Harrington, England. He fell into the hold while at SS Broomfield, was docked at Ostend and sustained head injuries which caused his death.
FrancisWalter GreaserMerchant Navy44 Brown Street, Liverpool L3,28/08/194137Tower Hill Memorial, LonodnWalter lived at with his sister Lillian when he was ashore. He was reported missing presumed drowned.
FraserHenry AlbertGunner1126938115 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery22/07/194422Kirklee War Cemetery, IndiaHenry was the son of Charles and Rhoda Fraser, of Bootle, Lancashire.
FrenchRobert  Able SeamanR/JX 243614Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Minster' 06/08/194429Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HampshireRobert was the son of Robert and Margarett French; husband of Edith French, of Bootle, Lancashire.
GaffneyPeterGunner109451669 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery01/12/194228Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolPeter was the son of Richard and Margaret Gaffney, of Little Crosby.
GalvinCharlesStoker 2nd ClassRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Glendower17/06/194332St Anne's Churchyard, Ormskirk Charles was the son of Mathew and Ann Galvin; husband of Margaret Galvin, of Ormskirk.
GantJamesCorporal573605Royal Air Force23/07/194321Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandJames was born in 1922, the only son of William and Agnes Gant ( nee Linton): Brother to Evelyn, Margaret and Agnes
GeorgeEdward HenryFireman and TrimmerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Port Hunter' (London)11/07/194223Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdward was killed when The Port Hunter was struck on the port side bay a torpedo from U-582 . At the time she was west of Madeira. The ship listed heavily  and sank within two minutes leaving burning fuel oil and debris on the sea. 87 people lost their lives.
GibbinsJames Stanley GreyLance Corporal7th/149th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry11/05/194424Kohima War Cemetery, IndiaJames was born in 1920, the only son of Alfred & Mary Gibbins (Nee Butler)
GibsonThomasAssistant StewardMerchant Navy, S.S. Sourabaya (Jersey)27/10/194221Tower Hill Memorial, London.
GillespieJosephAir Raid WardenCivilian War Dead74 Keble Road, Bootle05/05/194155Bootle, County BoroughJoseph was the husband of Maud Gillespie. Died at Air raid Patrol Post, Miller's Bridge.
GillettThomas JohnCivilianBootle Borough Police. Special Constable45 Cranworth Street, Bootle05/09/194134Liverpool, County BoroughThomas was the son of Horace Cumberland Gillett, and Lavinia Gillett. he was injured on 3 May 1941, at Peel Road, Bootle. He died six days later at Walton Hospital, Rice Lane.
GordonHugh AlexanderSergeant (Flight Engineer)1684376428 (Royal Canadian Air Force) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve28/08/194321Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyHugh was the son of Hugh Alexander Gordon and Margaret Gordon, of Bootle, Lancashire.
GossWilliam ArthurCarpenterM.V. Cordelia (Liverpool), Merchant Navy03/02/194325Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Goss. of Bootle, Merseyside. He died when the unescorted Cordelia , a straggler from convoy HX-224, was torpedoed and sunk by U-632 south of Iceland. The master, 37 crew members and eight gunners were lost
GreenDavidAssistant CookMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Nova Scotia'28/11/194220Tower Hill Memorial, LondonDavid was the son of Albert and Alice Green, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was lost aboard The Nova Scotia, which was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-177.
GillilandRobertFusilier37835396th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers161 Brasenose Road, Bootle08/04/194421Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyRobert was the son of Thomas Norwood Gilliland and Frances Gilliland (nee Tyson) of Liverpool. Robert was no doubt killed in the battle to take Monte Cassio when the Irish battalions attacked the mountain stronghold under relentless shell and machine gun fire from both sides. Monte Cassino was one of the pivotal battles of the second world war.
GrahamRichardDonkeymanS.S. Cortona (Glasgow), Merchant Navy14/07/1942Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRichard was the son of Richard and Ann Graham; husband of Ellen Graham, of Bootle, Merseyside. He was lost aboard SS.Cortona, she was torpedoed by U-201 and sunk. 32 crew lost from a total crew of 55.
GreenJosephAssistant CookS.S. Lancastria (Liverpool) Merchant NavyOrrell, Bootle17/06/194020Tower Hill Memorial London, United KingdomJoseph was the son of Albert and Alice Green, of Orrell, Bootle. He was lost aboard RMS Lancastria. The ship was sunk during Operation Ariel. She was responding to emergency order to evacuate British nationals and troops. Her sinking caused the largest single-ship loss of life in British maritime history, estimated between 3,000 and 5,800 fatalities.
GreenleeThomasGreaser147037H.M.S. Audacity, Merchant Navy - Naval Auxiliary Personnel,Bootle, Lancashire22/12/194127Liverpool Naval Memorial, LiverpoolThomas was the son of John and Florence Greenlee, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was killed whilst serving on HMS Audacity, a British escort carrier. The ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat.
GreenwayGeorge FrederickCookMerchant Navy, S.S. Stanleigh (London)14/03/194165Tower Hill Memorial, London.
GreggansHenryAircraftman 2nd Class641163107 Squadron Royal Air ForceBootle, Lancashire19/04/194018Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United KingdomHenry was the son of Henry and Mary Catherine Greggans, of Bootle, Lancashire.
GroganWilliam JohnGreaserS.S. Nebraska (London) Merchant Navy04/08/194432Tower Hill Memorial, London, Unite KingdomWilliam was the son of Thomas and Wilhemina Grogan; husband of Cora Grogan, of Weymouth. He was lost aborad Nebraska, she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-843 when on passage from Taranto to Buenos Aires.
GroomEdwardStoker 1st ClassP/KX 130673H.M.S. Egret Royal Navy27/08/194328Portsmouth Nnaval Memorial, Hampshire, United KingdomEdward was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Groom; husband of Winifred Groom, of Bootle. He served aboard HMS Egret. The ship served as a convoy escort with the Western Approaches Command. She was sunk by a guided missile, in the Bay of Biscay. The first ship to be lost in this manner.
GrovesClifford JohnPrivate142031651st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)19Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaClifford was the son of Henry and Hannah Groves, of Euxton, Lancashire.
GrundyWilliam JohnAble SeamanD/JX 284218H.M.S. Charybdis Royal Navy23/10/194321Saint Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery, Cotes-d'Armor, FranceWilliam was the son of John and Frances May Grundy, of Bootle. He served aboard HMS Charybdis. She was a Dido-class cruiser, which was sunk with heavy loss of life by German torpedo boats in the English Channel.
GrundyStanleyPrivate45572nd Battalion Border RegimentBayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceStanley was the son of Vincent James Grundy and Sarah Grundy; husband of Gladys Grundy, of Carlinghow, Batley, Yorkshire.
GwilliamsWilliam Henry JamesSergeant9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 12/06/194427Bayeux Memorial, FranceWilliam as the son of Thomas Rees Gwilliam and Mary Gwilliam; husband of Georgina Gwilliam (nee Davies), of Bootle, Merseyside.
HaddockArthur JohnPrivate27665296th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)Bootle, Lancashire24/04/194420Buried at Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyArthur was the son of Robert Arthur and Catherine Haddock, of Orrell, Bootle, Lancashire.
HagertyJohn PatrickTelegraphistC/JX 224730H.M. Submarine Syrtis Royal NavyBootle, Lancashire30/03/194421Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United KingdomJohn was the son of John and Mary Hagerty, of Bootle. He was aboard HMS Syrtis, when she was lost while on patrol in the Arctic. The submarine sank one Norwegian merchant ship, but never returned from her mission. It is though she was sunk by mines.
HamiltonRobertEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassC/MX 50335Royal Navy, H.M.S. Veteran28/09/194229Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United KingdomRbbert was the son of George and Annie Hamilton; husband of Joyce Maude Elizabeth Hamilton of Gillingham, Kent. He was killed when HMS Veteran was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-404 when escorting convoy RB1. There were no survivors
HancockGeorge HenryTrooper3279665th Royal Tank RegimentBootle, Lancashire25/10/194223Alamein Memorial, EgyptGeorge was the son of George Henry and Elizabeth Hancock, of Bootle, Liverpool.
HanleyDanielAble SeamanC/JX 175172H.M.S. Niger Royal Navy07/06/194223Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, United KingdomDaniel was the husband of Alice L. Hanley, of Belfast. He served aboard HMS Niger, a Halcyon-class minesweeper. The ship sank with the loss of 119 men.
HannahHugh JosephOrdinary SeamanD/JX 286551H.M.S. Matabele Royal Navy17/01/1942Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon United KingdomHugh was lost while serving aboard HMS Matabele, a Tribal-class destroyer. She sunk by a U-boat on 17 January 1942.
HarperWilliam DesmondFlight Sergeant (pilot)1621704Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve17/08/194421Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus.William was the son of William Thomas Harper and Amy Isabell Harper, of Bootle, Lancashire.
HarrisJohn EdwardCorporal1470402Intelligence Corps26/08/1945
HarrisW HRoyal Air Force
HarrisGeorge AlfredPrivate5438526Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Battalion09/06/194031Pont-De-Metz Churchyard, FranceGeorge was the son of George Henry and Daisy Sarah Harris, of Herne Bay, Kent.
HarrisonThomasCookP/MX 83086Royal Navy, H.M.S. Tana14/10/194442Mombasa (Mbaraki) Cemetery, KenyaThomas was the son of Alexander and Frances Harrison of Bootle, Merseyside.
HarwoodHenry WallaceGunner1149106344 Battery., 116 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.13/03/194522Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Gelderland, Netherlands.Henry was the son of Charles and Mildred E. Harwood, of Bootle, Lancashire, England
HaugheyJamesGunner97497565 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery 26/11/194126Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, EgyptJames was the son of John and Mary Haughey, of Kirkdale, Liverpool.
HeathErnest AlexanderDriver23658804 Command Signals.
Royal Corps of Signals
03/04/194221Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolSon of John and Anastasia Heath, of Bootle.
HendersonW SMerchant Navy
HewittJamesStoker 1st ClassD/KX 90987Royal Navy, H.M.S. Repulse10/12/194125Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames was the son of John and Mary Hewitt, of Bootle, Merseyside. He was killed when the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales and battlecruiser HMS Repulse were sunk by land-based bombers and torpedo bombers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. In Japanese, the engagement was referred to as the Naval Battle of Malaya
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HoganChristopherMain GreaserMerchant Navy, M.V. Melbourne Star.02/04/1943The seaChrstopher was reported as missing presumed drowned, while serving aboard MV Melbourne
HorderStanleySergeant (air bomber)162080104 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve21/09/194420Phaleron War Cemetery, GreeceStanley was the son of William Charles Horder and Agnes Mabel Horder, of Orrell, Bootle,
HoseGeorge EdwardTrooperRoyal Tank Regiment.11/10/194546Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolGeorge was the son of James H. Hose and Elizabeth Hose, of Bootle; husband of Mary A. Hose, of Orrell. Bootle.
HowardWilliam SuttonDriverT/3774381142 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps20/02/194526Labuan War Cemetery, MalaysiaWilliam was the son of John and Martha Howard, of Bootle, Merseyside. He is mentioned on the headstone of their family grave at Bootle Cemetery
HowardCharlesPrivate175 Company, Pioneer Corps, 27/11/194222Singapore Memorial, SingaporeCharles was the son of Joseph and Annie McGregor Howard, of Bootle, Merseyside.
HoyEdwardAble SeamanD/SSX 27132H.M.S. Stanley
Royal Navy
19/12/194120Plymouth Naval Memorial. DevonEdward was the son of Elizabeth Hoy, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was serving aboard HMS Stanley, a British Royal Navy Destroyer. She was escorting a convoy of around 30 merchant ships across the Atlantic when attacked by a U-boat pack and Focke-Wulf bombers. The Stanley was sunk by torpedoes from the U-574 with the loss of 136 men.
HughesGeorgeCarpenterMerchant Navy, S.S. Ceramic (Southampton)06/12/194225Tower Hill Memorial, London.George was the son of Robert and Margaret Hughes. He was killed when SS Cerramic was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-515, West of the Azores. Only one man survived from the 378 passengers and 278 crew.
HughesLeslie CharlesAble SeamanMerchant Navy, S.S. Oropesa11 Province Road16/01/194123Tower Hill Memorial, LondonLeslie was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hughes, of Bootle. He was lost while serving on SS Oropesa. The ship was torpedoed by U-96, Cpt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock and sunk. . She was on route from Mombasa for U.K, all the 106 crew were lost.
HughesJohn WilliamGunner898636106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery27/04/194126Athens Memorial, GreeceJohn was the son of John and Ada Ellen Hughes of Netherton, Bootle, Merseyside. His brother Ronald died in the same action on the same day
HughesRonaldGunner887697106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal ArtilleryDied Between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/194121 Athens MemorialRon of John and Ada Ellen Hughes of Netherton, Bootle, Merseyside. His brother John died on the same day
HughesThomas HoskinsActing Sub LieutenantH.M.S. Implacable.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
02/01/194520Lee-on-Solent Memorial, HampshireThomas was the son of Thomas and Martha Hughes, of Bootle, Lancashire.
HullJohn AlanSupply AssistantP/MX105321H.M.S. President V, Royal Navy23/08/194219Highgate Cemetery. LondonJohn was the son of John and Selina Hull, of Bootle, Lancashire.
HulseRonald OswaldBombardier.898123136 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery02/09/194530Taukkyan War Cemetery. Myanmar.Ronald was the son of Oswald and May Hulse, of Bootle, Lancashire; husband of Edith Hulse, of Bootle.
HunterLeonardSergeant (air gunner)1531347136 Field Regiment, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve09/02/194530Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarLeonard was the son of Oswald and May Hulse, of Bootle, Merseyside; husband of Edith Hulse, of Bootle.

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SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
I'AnsonFrancis JamesTrimmerMerchant Navy, S.S. Assyrian (Liverpool)226a Marsh Lane, Bootle, Merseyside.19/10/194022Tower Hill Memorial, London.Francis was the son of James and Mary Ann I'Anson. He died while serving aboard SS Assyrian. The ship was torpedoed, she sunk the following day. 17 of her crew died.
InghamDavid ThomasFireman and TrimmerS.S. Kavak (Liverpool), Merchant Navy12/02/194028Tower Hill Memorial, LondonDavid was the son of David Pugh Ingham and Grace Ingham, of Bootle, Lancashire. SS Kavak was torpedoed by German Submarine, David and 24 crewmen were lost when the ship sank about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland.
IrvineRobert JohnPetty Officer StokerD/KX 81091H.M.S. Anking
Royal Navy
03/04/194229Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.Robert was the son of John and Emma Irvine; husband of Hilda Irvine, of Bootle,Lancashire. He was lost while serving aboard HMS Anking. On March 3rd, she was intercepted by Japanese cruisers and sunk by gunfire about 200 miles E. of Christmas Island. Sixteen survivors were picked up 4 days later.
JackVictor EdwardSergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)1187970106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.25/02/1943Durnback War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyVictor was the son of John and Frances Jack, of Bootle, Lancashire.
JacksonWilliamSerjeant376928740th (7th Battalion, The Kings Regiment [Liverpool])
Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
06/04/194328Medjez-El-Bab, TunisiaWilliam was the son of William and Ellen Jackson and husband to Elizabeth,Patricia, Jackson of Bickerstaffe, Lancashire
JacksonMargaretWomen's Voluntary ServiceCivilian War Dead46 Alpha Street, Litherland03/05/194151Bootle County BoroughMargaret was the wife of Roger Jackson. She died at St. Andrew's Hall.
JardineStanleyLance Bombadier16295545th Search Light Regiment, Royal Artillery05/03/194331Singapore Memorial, SingaporeSon of James and Miriam Jardine of Bootle
JeffriesPaul CChief Cook802150Merchant Navy (NAVAL Auxiliary Personnel), S.S. Oropesa (Liverpool)02/12/194044Liverpool Naval Memorial, EnglandPaul was the husband of Ada Jeffries, of Liverpool. He was serving about SS Oropesa when he died.
JohnsonFrankGunner982058 149 (The Lancashire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery21/01/194226Benghazi War Cemetery, LybiaFrank was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Johnson, of Bootle, Merseyside.
JohnsonHoraceSerjeant788676044th Royal Tank Regiment13/08/194324Catania War Cemetery, ItalyHorace was the son of William and Elizabeth Johnson; Stepson of Mrs M.M. Johnson of Bootle
JohnstonGeorge ArnoldPrivate146908976th Battalion, Green Howards08/09/194418Banneville-La-Campagne war CemeterySon of George and Margaret Johnston of Bootle
JohnstonStanley HerbertGuardsman27196913rd Battalion, Irish Guards24/10/194527Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
JonesGwynCivilianBootle Fire Brigade36 Warton Street, Bootle, Merseyside21/12/194038Bootle, County BoroughGywn was the son of the late E. and O. Jones of 14 Croxteth Avenue, Litherland; husband of Gladys Jones. He died at North-East 1, Alexandra Dock.
JonesCecil JamesCameronians
JonesWilliamPrivate961502 2/4th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry10/09/194430Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy
JonesWilliam MauriceSergeant (Air Gunner)Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve10/08/194420Bucharest War Cemetery, RomaniaWilliam was the son of William and Alice Jones of Orrell Park, Liverpool. He is commemorated on family grave at Bootle Cemetery
JonesWilliam ThomasPilot officer (flight engineer)Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve11/03/194537Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
JonesNorman HardcastleChief StewardS.S. Oporto (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
13/03/194336Tower Hill Memorial, LondonNorman was the husband of Isabel Jones.His ship Steam Merchant S.S. Oporto was sunk on the way to Seville by U-107, 43 men died, their were 4 survivors.
JonesW TRoyal Air Force
JonesHenry NormanOrdinary seamanD/JX 162959H.M.S. Repulse
Royal Navy
10/12/194118Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonHenry was the son of David and Edith Jones of Bootle. His Ship H.M.S Renown was sunk by Japanese Torpedo Bombers off the coast of Malaya (Now Malaysia) with the loss of 513 crew
JonesJohn EdwardGunner4203853Royal Horse Artillery19/06/194226Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
KeadyAndrewAble SeamanMerchant Navy, M.V. Armadale89 Bank Road, Bootle, Merseyside04/10/194059Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAndrew was born in Northern Ireland . He died while serving on the MV Armadale; the cause of death was accidental drowning.
KearneyJohn JamesDriver21310258 General Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps10/05/1942Alamein Memorial, Egypt
KeeganErnest MatthewTrooper3771632"B" Squadron., 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
Royal Armoured Corps
10/02/194322Sangro River War Cemetery, ItalyEdward was the son of Michael and Mary Keegan of Bootle
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KellyWilliam ArmstrongStewardS.S. Oropesa (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
16/01/194151Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of James and Mary Kelly of Knotty Ash Liverpool. His ship S.S. Oropesa was torpedoed and sunk by U-96 with a crew of 106 lost.
KellyJRoyal Navy
KerriganThomasSergeantRoyal Air Force28/11/1943Alamein Memorial, Egypt
KingAllan, GeorgePrivate142031702nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment18/06/194421La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douves, Calvados, FranceAllan was the son of Joseph and Florence King of Bootle
LaceyThomas CaptainSergeant764106 106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Lt A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery,26/04/194142Athens Memorial, GreeceThomas was the son of Charles Frederick and Emily Lacey; husband of Lillian Lace of Bootle. Merseyside.
LaffertyPeterGunner1828578120 Battery, 30 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery27/09/194222Heliopolis War Cemetery, EgyptPeter was the son of Peter and Clara Lafferty
Lamb ( Junior)AlfredPrivate37135941st Battalion.
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
17/08/194222Alamein Memorial, EgyptAlfred is the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Lamb of Bootle. His father also perished
Lamb (Senior)AlfredGreaserM.V. Vancouver City (Bideford)
Merchant Navy
14/09/193946Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAlfred was the husband of Elizabeth Lamb,His cargo ship was sunk by U-28 with 3 crew lost. His son died two years later
LangtonRobertOrdinary SeamanD/JX 256251Royal Navy, H.M.S. Galatea15/12/1941Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonRobert was killed while serving aboard HMS Galatea. On 15 December 1941 before midnight Galatea was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-557 off Alexandria, Egypt. 470 crew perished.
LawrenceJack BaileyPilot Officer15642489 (Royal New Zealand Air Force) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
LawsonJohn FrancisStewardS.S. Ceramic (Southampton)
Merchant Navy
12/07/194247Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the husband of Elizabeth Lawson. His Ocean Liner was sunk by U-515 with the loss of 656 crew and passengers.
LeayEric NormanSteward's BoyM. V. 'Melbourne Star', Merchant Navy04/02/194317Tower Hill Memorial, London.Eric was the son of Joseph and Mary Leay of Chorley, Lancashire. Eric was lost along with 114 others when the ship on which Eric was serving, the M.V. Melbourne Star, was torpedoed in 1943 by German U-Boat U-129.
LedsonDavidSergeant41337797th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment24/04/194430Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.David was the son of David and Eleanor Ledson, and the husband of Ruth Abbinett Ledson, of Liverpool.
LeeAlfredRoyal Fusiliers
LeeCecil JamesSergeant643724202 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve22/08/194222Malta Memorial, MaltaCecil was the son of A. J. P. and Rebecca May Lee, of Bootle, Merseyside.
LeighRichard EdgarTrooper791307746th The Liverpool Welsh, Royal Tank Regiment22/07/194229Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. Richard was the son of Richard and Frances Leigh of Liverpool, and husband of Jessie Isobel Leigh of Anfield, Liverpool.
LevinsGeorgeSergeant1077553426th Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve04/10/1943 Florennes Communal Cemetery, Namur, Belgium.George was a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner in the Royal Air Force.
LindsayFrancis JamesPrivate37781201st Lothians and Border Horse and Royal Armoured Corps12/03/194525 Berlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryFrancis was the son of William Brydon Lindsay and Winifred Lindsay, of Bootle, Merseyside.
LittleCatherineWomen's Voluntary ServiceCivilian War Dead30 Latham Road, Bootle03/05/194129Bootle, County BoroughCatherine was the wife of J. N. Little. She died at Bootle.
LoganAlbertPrivate17392045th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment21/01/194524 Brunssum War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.Albert was the son of James and Emma Logan of Bootle, Lancashire and husband of Doris Logan of Netherton, Liverpool.
LordHarryAssistant CookS. S. 'Fort Mumford', Merchant Navy20/03/194321Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom.Harry was the son of Arnold and Esther Lord of Bootle, Lancashire. Harry perished when, the S. S. Fort Mumford, was torpedoed in March 1943. Those who abandoned ship were executed by machine guns in accordance with Japanese Imperial 'disposal' policy concerning Prisoners of War, ordered by Lieutentant Commander Fukumura.
LoughranPatrick EdwardDonkeymanS. S. S't. Margaret '(Newport), Merchant Navy27/02/194324Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom.Patrick was the son of Bridget Loughran and stepson of Thomas Smith of Liverpool. Patrick was serving aboard the S. S. St. Margaret when it was torpedoed in February 1943.
LoughrayJames SteeleAble SeamanD/JX 333730H. M. S. President III, Royal Navy12/02/194321 Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United KingdomJames was the son of Alexander and Catherine Loughray of Bootle, Lancashire. James served on board the H. M. S. President III. Given this vessel's location on the date of his death, it is likely that James was caught in the bombing of Bari, on the coast of Southern Italy, in which 5 British ships were destroyed on 2nd December 1943 by German Air strike.
LoweJamesEfficient Deck HandMerchant Navy, S.S. Samuel Very19 Summers Avenue, Bootle, Merseyside,09/07/194622Presumed drownedJames was in Haming, Finland, when reported missing presumed drowned.
LowryPatrick JosephDriverT/254744Royal Army Service Corps18/02/194223Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. Patrick was the son of William and Mary Lowry of Orrell, Bootle, Lancashire.
LuntJack MortimerFusilier37818532/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers08/10/194433Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France.Jack was the son of John and Louisa Hunt of Bootle, Lancashire and the husband of Elizabeth Lunt of Bootle.
LuntArthurAble SeamanP/JX 169351H. M. S. 'Acheron', Royal Navy17/12/1940Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kindgom.Arthur perished while serving aboard the British Navy Destroyer H. M. S. Acheron. The vessel hit a mine and sank off the coast of the Isle of Wight in December 1940. 196 souls were lost.
LynchMartin J2nd CookMerchant Navy, S.S. El Oso60 Bridge Street, Ormskirk11/01/194027Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandMartin was born in Bootle. His record states that he was 'missing presumed drowned. Vessel sunk by enemy action' El Oso was on route from Halifax to Ellesmere Port, when she was mined by U-30 6 miles from the Bar Light Vessel, at Liverpool.
MabbsJamesAble SeamanS. S. 'Empire Heron' (London), Merchant Navy21/12/194153Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom.James was the son of Frederick and Margaret Mabbs of Cork, Irish Republic, and the husband of Beatrice Louise Mabbs of Bootle, Lancashire. The vessel James was serving aboard, was torpedoed and sunk by German U-Boat U-568 in December 1941. 43 souls were lost, James among them.
MacDonaldAlexander InglisCaptain12942913th Battalion, King's Regiment (Liverpool)28/03/194323Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.Alexander was the son of Dr. Alexander Tulloh Inglis MacDonald, M. D. and Lucy Kate MacDonald of Bootle, Lancashire.
MaddockThomas EdwardOrdinary SignalmanD/JX 162002H. M. S. 'Barnham', Royal Navy25/11/194118Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom.Thomas was the son of Edward and Robina Maddock of Liverpool. Thomas was aboard the battleship H. M. S. Barnham in November 1941 when German U-Boat U-331 fired three torpedoes straight at her. She sank in 5 minutes, exploding as she went down. 300 people survived but those that were lost numbered 848, Thomas among them.
MahonFrederick WilliamGuardsman27229312nd Armoured Battalion, Irish Guards31/07/194423Buried at St. Charles de Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Frederick was the son of Simon and Margaret Mahon of Bootle, Lancashire.
MahonDenisGreaser172464H. M. S. 'Forfar', Naval Auxiliary Personnel  Royal Navy12/02/194021Liverpool Naval Memorial, Lancashire, United Kingdom.Denis was the son of Thomas and Esther Mahon of Bootle, Lancashire. Denis was serving aboard the H. M. S. Forfar when German U-Boat U-99 torpedoed her, 500 nautical miles west of Ireland. 176 souls were lost, Denis among them.
MannJamesCivilian/ConstableBootle Borough Police11 Shakespeare Street03/05/194148James was a constable in the Bootle Borough Police. He died at Peel Road during the May Blitz of 1941.
MansonJohnTroper79087025th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps22/08/194227Florence War Cemetery, Italy. John was the son of David and Annie Manson of Windle, Lancashire.
MarshFrederick WilliamTrooper79111837th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps30/03/194229 Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
MarshFrederick WilliamPrivate376673Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps, 78 Company02/06/194029Dunkirk Memorial, FranceFrederick was the son of Charles Walter and Dorothy Marsh; husband of Elizabeth Ann Marsh, of Kirkdale, Liverpool
MarshallAllan GeorgeCorporalT/185611Royal Army Service Corps, attached to the 6th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery18/07/194329Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.Allan was the son of Albert and Lily Marshall of Bootle, Lancashire and the husband of Florence Marshall, of Liverpool.
MartinJames PatrickSergeant (Air Gunner)147905415th Squadron , Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve22/06/194321 Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium. James was the son of Denis J. and Annie Martin of Bootle, Lancashire.
MartinAlfredPetty OfficerD/J 112850H. M. S . 'Mourne', Royal Navy15/06/194435Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, United Kingdom.Alfred was the son of Henry and Ellen Martin and the husband of Grace Martin of Liverpool. Alfred was serving aboard the H. M. S. Mourne in June 1944 when she was torpedoed by a German U-Boat U-767 in the English Channel while in support of the Normandy Landings. 111 souls were lost, Alfred among them.
MasonEdward JamesCraftsman7621809Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regimental Workshop17/03/104527Singapore MemorialEdward was the son on of Charles Walter and Dorothy Marsh; husband of Elizabeth Ann Marsh, of Kirkdale, Liverpool
MaycoxGeorgePrivate143535756th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent30/05/194433Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.George was the son of Alfred and Sarah Maycox; husband of Ella Maycox, of Bootle, Lancashire.
McAdamJames PeterOrdinary SeamanD/JX 253019Royal Navy06/04/194732Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolJames was the son of James and Elizabeth McAdam, of Bootle; husband of Elizabeth McAdam, of Bootle.
McArdlePeterFiremanS.S. Napier Star (London)
Merchant Navy
18/12/194022Tower Hill Memorial, LondonPeter was the son of John McArdle, and of Margaret McArdle, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was on board S.S. Napier Star (London) when it was torpedoed killing all on board.
McArthurErnestPrivate60936442/7th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)24/02/1941Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey, England
McCarthyJohn JosephPrivateB/67449Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.19/08/1942Dieppe Candian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer
McCartyJKing's Liverpool Regiment
McClymontJ CRoyal Artillery
McConnochieCharles PatrickPrivate36564587th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)Between 23/10/1942 & 24/10/194224El Alamein War Cemetery, EgyptCharles was the son of Charles Patrick and Jessie Paterson McConnochie, of Bootle, Lancashire.
McCormickT MMerchant Navy
McCowanGeorgeStoker 1st ClassD/KX 147721Royal Navy, H.M.S. Charybdis23/10/1943St. Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery, France
McCrackenArthurGunner445 Battery, 135 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery31/03/194640Bootle Cemetery, MerseysideDonald and Margaret McCracken, of Bootle; husband of Margaret McCracken, of Orrell, Bootle.
McCullochJames BairdAble SeamanC/JX 549605H.M.S Penn, Royal Navy06/01/1946Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka
McCullochRRoyal Air Force
McCulloughJohn JosephRifleman42047681st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)25/05/194429Rangoon Memorial, MyanmarJohn was the son of Robert and Annie McCullough, of Bootle, Lancashire.
McDonaldJohnDonkeymanS.S. Assyrian (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
19/10/194050Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of William and Catherine McDonald; husband of Isabella McDonald, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was on board S.S. Assyrian (Liverpool) when it was torpedoed.
McEllenboroughSamuel JohnFlight Sergeant1350620100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve24/08/194322Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, GermanySamuel was the son of William H. and Mary McEllenborough, of Orrell, Lancashire.
McGeeHSerjeant3768651Kings Regiment (Liverpool)28/06/194430Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar
McGeeJosephCorporal1713680904 Stevedore Company, Royal Engineers06/05/1945Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside, England
McGuirkDRoyal Navy
McHughMark AnthonyAssistant CookM.V. Fort Richepanse (Belfast)
Merchant Navy
09/03/194127Tower Hill Memorial, LondonMark was the son of John and Gertrude McHugh; husband of Mary McHugh, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was on board MV Fort Richepanse when it was torpedoed.
McIndoeHarryPrivate7518765Royal Army Medical Corps23/12/194126Stanley Military Cemetery, China, (including Hong Kong)Harry was the son of James and Maria McIndoe, of Litherland, Liverpool.
McKayGeorge HenryOrdinary SeamanM.V. Mary Slessor (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
02/07/194318Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was killed aboard the MV Mary Slessor when it struck a mine.
McKeeJamesPrivate75937251 Base Ordnance Depot,
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
17/06/194033Pornic War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, FranceJames was the son of James and Mary McKee, of Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire.
McKeownGeorge HenryCivilianBootle Borough Police21 Altcar Road05/05/194142Bootle County BoroughSpecial Constable George was the son of Mary McKeown, of 63 Cambridge Street, and of the late John McKeown; husband of Elizabeth Emily McKeown. He died at Knowsley Road and Stanley Road.
McKeownJamesAble SeamanD/JX 257040H.M.S. President III
Royal Navy
13/10/194232Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonJames was the son of Patrick and Mary McKeown, of Bootle, Lancashire; husband of Mary McKeown, of Bootle. HMS President III
MckinnonR JGordon Highlanders
McMeakinWilliam ErnestSerjeant4094351/4 Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry05/10/194429Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Limburg (Belgium), BelgiumWilliam was the son of Joseph and Lucy Hanah McMeakin, of Bootle, Liverpool; husband of Beatrice Maud McMeakin, of Bootle.
McNallyJamesTrimmer188176H.M.S. Laurentic
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)
11/03/194020Liverpool Naval MemorialJames was the son of James and Catherine McNally of Bootle, Lancashire. Was on board H.M.S. Laurentic when it was torpedoed.
McNeilStanley ScottWarrant Officer 2nd ClassWX157202/4 Machine Gun Battalion, Australian Infantry 11/02/194242Singapore MemorialStanley was the son of Arthur and Louisa McNeil; husband of Evelyn May McNeil, of Miling, Western Australia.
MeadowsG JRoyal Sussex
MeadowsJames DixonTrooper1424276115th (Scottish) Regt. Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Artillery23/02/194521Reichswald Forest Cemetery, Germany.James was the son of George Henry and Isabella Meadows, of Bootle, Lancashire.
MedlicottThomas WilliamLance Corporal365620008/23/194425Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceThomas was the son of Samuel Thomas Medlicott and Mary Elizabeth Medlicott of Bootle , Lancashire; husband of Mary Ann Medlicott of Bootle.
MeliaAnthonyLeading FiremanMerchant Navy, S.S Ceramic12/07/194228Tower Hill Memorial, londonAnthony Melia was the Leading Fireman on S.S. Ceramic.  The Ceramic, with 378 passengers and a crew of 278 was torpedoed and sunk West of Azores.
MercerAnthony HaroldPrivate41232252nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment23/03/194326Enfidaville War Cemetery, TunisiaAnthony was the husband of Edna Mercer of Bootle, Lancashire.
MererMaurice AlfredFireman & TrimmerS.S. Alva (Glasgow), Merchant Navy22/08/194120Tower Hill Memorial, LondonMaurice was the son of Thomas and Ada Emily Mercer of Bootle, Merseyside. He died when SS Alva was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-559.
MillerDavidSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)1051612109 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve31/05/1942Rheinberg War Cemetery, GermanyDavid was the son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Miller. He is commemorated on family grave at Bootle Cemetery
MoirJames Albert51244998th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Anti-Aircraft Company06/06/194422Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceJames served in the 8th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment.
MolloyThomas PatrickFiremanS.S. Turakina (Plymouth)
Merchant Navy
27 Chaucer Street, Bootle20/08/194022Towe Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the son of Thomas James Molloy, and of Ellen Molly of Bootle, Lancashire. He served as a fireman on S.S. Turakina(Plymouth), she sank in the the Tasman Sea  while bound for Sydney.
MolyneuxVictor377065840th (7th Battalion, The Kings Regt [Liverpool])
Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery
17/08/194223Alemein Memorial, EgyptVictor Royal Tank Regiment
MonaghanPatrick JosephSailorS.S. Kavak (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
12/02/194026Tower Hill Memorial, LondonPatrick was the son of Michael Lawrence and Margaret Ann Monaghan. He died aboard the Kavak. She was torpedoed by German U101  340 miles west of Bloody Foreland.
MooneyGerardGreaserMerchant Navy, M.V. Waimarama (Southampton)
13/08/194229Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGerard was the son of Michael and Ann Moony of Bootle, Lancashire. Gerard killed aboard the Waimarama. The ship was part of 14 ship convoy "Operation Pedestal" to the relief of the island of Malta. She was dived bombed by German Junkers 88. His brother James also fell.
MooneyJamesFiremanMerchant Navy, S.S Almeda Star01/17/194120Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of Michael and Ann Mooney. His brother Gerard also fell.
MooreThomasSerjeant37697832/7th Battalion.
The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey)
20/09/194436Gradara War Cemetery, ItalyThomas was the son of William and Mary Ann Moore of Bootle, Liverpool; husband of Mary Johanna Moore of Orrell, Bootle, Liverpool.
MorganJohn PatrickAble SeamanM.V. Empire Sailor (London), Merchant Navy21/11/194226Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn lost his life when MV Empire Sailor was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-518 (Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmann).
MorrisTFusilier14000046Royal Scots Fusiliers17/07/194722Bootle Cemetery, LiverpoolFusilier Morris was the son of Thomas and Esther Alice Morris of Liverpool.
MorrisAdaCivilian War DeadWomen's Voluntary Service46 Alpha Street, Litherland.07/05/194140Liverpool County BoroughAda was injured on 3rd May 1941 at St Andrew's Hall, Litherland; she died at David Lewis Northern Hospital, Taggart Avenue.
MorrishRichard  Owen2nd StewardMerchant Navy, S.S. Empire Captain (Dundee)
10/06/194740Rake Lane Cemetery, Wallasey, WirralRichard was the 2nd Steward on S.S.Empire. He was the son of Albert Edwin and Jane Morrish; husband of Jessie Morrish of Wallasey.
MulhallJ KR L I
MumfordJames MongomeryCivilian War DeadCivil Defence Casualty Service37 Bianca Street20/12/194050Bootle, County BoroughJames died at 37 Bianca Street.
MurrayThomas EGunner1725502211 Anti Aircraft Regiment.
Royal Artillery
21/12/194028Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolThomas was the son of Edward and Ann Murray, of Liverpool; husband of Isabel(Bell) Murray of Liverpool.
MurtaghFrancisPrivate10777752nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry18/07/1944Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy
MuseNormanAssistant Butcher223169H.M.S. Karanja
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)
11/12/194220Liverpool Naval Memorial, LiverpoolNorman was the son of Mr and Mrs E Muse of Liverpool. He served on HMS Karanja which was bombed by German aircraft, she sank near Bougie, Algeria.

Bootle’s Fallen N-Y

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
NethercoteWalterFireman and TrimmerS.S. Port Hunter (London), Merchant Navy11/07/194223Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWalter lost his life when SS Port Hunter was struck by a torpedo from U-582 west of Madeira, she disappeared after several heavy detonations, which were seen as flashes at the horizon by other ships from the convoy.
NewellRobert CTrooper1482318915th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps 03/02/1947Ramleh War Cemetery, IsraelRobert was the son of Robert and Ada Newell, of Bootle, Merseyside.
NicholsonFrancisAble SeamanD/JX 365986Royal Navy,23/09/194320Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandFrancis was the son of Edwin and Mary Nicholson, of Bootle, Merseyside. He was lost when HMS Itchen was escorting an Atlantic westbound convoy. South of Iceland she was torpedoed and sunk during an attack by German submarine U-666
NolanDaniel JosephGunner904647106 (Lancashire Hussars)Regiment. Royal Horse Artillery18/12/194431Klagenfurt War Cemetery ref2 D2Daniel was the son of John and Elizabeth of Bootle, Lancashire; husband of Doris Nolan.
NuttallWilliam HenryAble SeamanM.V.British Vigilance(London), Merchant Navy1943-03-0121Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Ellen Nuttall of Bootle, Lancashire.
O'BrienGerald HughPrivate56823685th Battalion, Dorset Regiment07/10/194421Bayeux Memorial, FranceGerald was the son of Peter and Margaret O'Brien of Bootle, Liverpool.
O'ConnorMMerchant Navy
O'ConnorJohn JosephCaptainH.M.S.President, Royal Navy24/06/194752Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolJohn was the son of Timothy and Marriane O'Connor; husband of Katkleen O'Connor, of Crosby, Liverpool.
O'ConnorMRoyal Navy
O'NeillJohn JamesLance Corporal27238233rd Battalion, Irish Guards14/09/194422Geel War Cemetery, BelgiumJohn was the son of Marie T. O'Neil of Liverpool.
OrchardWilliam BenjaminAble SeamanP/JX169588H.M.S.Vertigen, Royal Navy15/03/194222Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.William was the son of William and Florence Orchard of Bootle, Lancashire.
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O'RourkeJamesPrivate36564448th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry11/02/194223Alamein Memorial, Egypt.James was the son of Patrick and Esther O'Rourke of Litherland, Liverpool. James fell in battle in November 1942.
OwenR TRoyal Horse Artillery
PalinGeorge H.Sapper19099811020 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers29/03/194427Suez War Memorial, Egypt.George was the son of Frederick and Janet Palin of Bootle, Lancashire and husband of Freda Palin of Seaforth, Lancashire. George fell in battle in March 1944 in Egypt.
ParkerAlfred JohnGunner1536811102nd The Northumberland Hussars Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery20/05/194121Suda Bay War Cemetery, Greece.Alfred was the son of John and Kate Parker of Bootle, Lancashire. Alfred fell in battle in May 1941 in Greece.
ParkesDavidAble SeamanD/JX 254312H. M. S. President III (M.V. Oakbank), Royal Navy27/12/194228Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonDavid was the son of Robert and Elisabeth Parkes and husband of Margaret Parkes of Bootle, Lancashire. David was lost when German U-Boat, U-507, torpedoed the M. V. Oakbank, in December 1942. 26 souls were lost, including David.
PearceFrankLance Corporal142062355th Battalion, East Lancashire RegimentBetween 29 & 30/7/194421Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, France.Frank was the son of William Francis and Alice Annie Pearce of Bootle, Liverpool. Frank died in battle in July 1944 in France.
PeckThomasCookS. S. Laconia, Liverpool, Merchant Navy09/12/194252Tower Hill Memorial, London,Thomas was the son of John Benjamin and Isabella Peck and husband of Mabel Peck of Bootle. Thomas was lost while serving as a cook aboard the S. S. Laconia. The vessel was struck by two torpedoes, launched from German U-Boat U-156. The Laconia carried 1800 Italian prisoners of war, civilians including women and children and British servicemen. U-156 called for assistance from any vessel in the vicinity when they realised their error and suspended hostilities while the relief effort progressed. The U-Boats assisting were draped with Red Cross flags but were targeted nonetheless from the sky by the American Air Force and bombed, with lifeboats also caught in the explosions, leading to further loss of life. In total 1658 souls were lost, including Thomas.
PendleburyWalterWardenFirst Aid Parties, Air Raid Precautions Services43 Bianca Street20/12/194052Walter was the husband of Emily Pendlebury. Walter was a member of the First Aid Parties, whose job would have been to provide first aid to those injured after air raids. Walter was himself injured at home after a heavy raid of bombing in Bootle known as the 'Christmas Blitz' in December 1940. Walter died later the same day at General Hospital.
PendletonRoy GeorgeStoker First ClassD/KX 145468H.M. Untamed, Royal Navy30/05/194320Dunoon Cemetery, Argyllshire.Roy was the son of Lilian Pendleton. he was lost while on exercise on the Untamed. The Anti- Submarine training yacht Shemara fired practice mortars at the Untamed. At 14:50, during the third exercise, the Untamed did not immediately broadcast their position so the Shemara fired an 'Indicate Position' charge. A yellow smoke candle was the reply of the Untamed and the Shemara moved positions to see a swirl of water near the marker. Shemara called a halt to the exercise and signalled the Untamed to surface but there was no response. Assistance was called. At 17:45 all sound ceased from the Untamed. Divers could not inspect the submarine until 11.15 the following day, 45 hours after she had dived, because of poor weather. Once salvaged, it was found that the forward part of the submarine had been flooded through a sluice valve.
PenningtonJohn JosephOrdinary SeamanS. S. Kavak, Liverpool, Merchant Navy12/02/194020Tower Hill Memorial, London.John was the son of John Henry and Margaret Ann Pennington of Bootle, Lancashire. John was among 25 crew lost when his vessel the S. S. Kavak was torpedoed by German U-Boat, U-101, in December 1940.
PettersonC JR A P
PhillipsThomasFusilier3766629Lancashire Fusiliers15/05/194032Overijse (Terlanen) Churchyard, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.Thomas fell in battle in May 1940 in Belgium.
PierceNicholas JamesChief StewardS. S. Cortes, London, Merchant Navy26/09/194149Tower Hill Memorial, London, United Kingdom.Nicholas was the son of Nicholas and Mary Pierce and the husband of Mary Arma Pierce of Southport, Lancashire. Nicholas was lost at sea while serving on board the S. S. Cortes. The Cortes was torpedoed and sunk by German U-Boat, U-124,.All hands were lost, except three, whose lifeboat landed in Ireland two weeks later. Two of the three men had perished in the lifeboat and the last survivor died later in hospital.
PinningtonEdwardGreaserS. S. Turakina, Plymouth, Merchant Navy20/08/194057Tower Hill Memorial, London.Edward was the husband of Isabella Pinnington of Bootle, Lancashire. Edward was serving on board the S. S. Turakina in August 1940 when she was sunk in the Tasman Sea by German Raider 36 after a running fight lasting two and a half hours. 38 souls were lost, including Edward.
PlankLeslie RalphPrivate147213944th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry10/05/194418Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands.Leslie was the son of Charles John Ralph and Sarah Annie Plank of Bootle, Lancashire. Leslie fell in battle in October 1944.
PorterAlbertPrivate37178098th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)23/07/194129Brookwood 1939 - 1945 Memorial, SurreyAlbert was the son of Robert and Mary Porter of Seaforth, Liverpool and husband of Ellen Porter of Bootle, Merseyside.
PottsAlbertPrivate37749999th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment22/07/194019Liverpool Kirkdale Cemetery, United Kingdom.Albert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Potts of Walton, Liverpool.
PowerCharlesCivilian War Dead9 Wilbraham House, Wilbraham Street22/12/194044Charles died at Alder Hey Emergency Hospital in December 1940. Judging by the date of his death, Charles most likely died as a result of the 'Christmas Blitz', a series of heavy raids over Liverpool and the surrounding area in December 1940.
PowerJohnOrdinary SeamanD/JX 163268H. M. S. Gloucester, Royal Navy22/05/194118Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.John was the son of Michael and Margaret May Power (nee Carlson), and stepson of Florence Power of Bootle, Lancashire. John was serving on board the H. M. S. Gloucester when she was sunk during the German airborne attack of the Island of Crete, Operation Merkur. On fire, H. M. S. Gloucester began to list to port and the abandon ship order was given. 690 souls were lost, including John.
PritchardCecilLieutenant3116222nd Fife & Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps26/06/1944Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.John fell in battle in June 1944.
PritchardHenry P.Corporal37770311st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers28/10/194333Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.Henry was the son of Henry and Margaret Pritchard and the husband of Mary Elizabeth Pritchard, of Orrell, Lancashire. John fell in battle in October 1943 in Italy.
PritchardHThe Kings
ProllEricPrivate7653144Royal Army Ordnance Corps07/05/194121Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, Surrey.Eric was the son of George and Mary Elizabeth Proll of Bootle, Lancashire. Eric fell in battle in July 1941.
PryceHenry EdwardTrooper406027Staffordshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps13/06/194433Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.Henry fell in battle in June 1944 in France.
PurvisWilliam RobertPrivate57834572/6th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment West Surrey09/09/194321Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.William was the son of James Bertram Purvis and the stepson of Gertrude Purvis of Orrell, Lancashire. William fell in battle in September 1943 in Italy.
QuillanJosephTrimmerS. S. Ceramic, Southampton, Merchant Navy12/07/194219Tower Hill Memorial, London.Joseph was the son of James and Mary Ann Quillan of Bootle, Lancashire. Joseph was in the Merchant Navy and was serving on board the S. S. Ceramic when German U-Boat U-515 torpedoed her in December 1942. 654 souls were lost including Joseph, with only one survivor. Joseph's younger brother William died two years later in 1944. He was also in the Merchant Navy and was also aged just 19 when he died.
QuillanWilliamFireman and TrimmerS. S. Wayfarer, Liverpool, Merchant Navy19/08/194419Tower Hill Memorial, London.William was the son of James and Mary Ann Quillan of Bootle, Lancashire. William was in the Merchant Navy and was serving on board the S. S. Wayfarer when German U-Boat, U-862, torpedoed her in August 1944. 51 souls were lost, including William. William's older brother Joseph died two years before in 1942. He was also in the Merchant Navy and was also aged just 19 when he died.
RadcliffeDavidAble SeamanD/SSX 14010H. M. S. Hunter, Royal Navy04/10/1940Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.David was serving on board the H. M. S. Hunter in April 1940 when she was badly damaged by gunfire from the German destroyer Georg Thieleand. She then collided with H. M. S. Hotspur which caused her to sink. 122 souls were lost, including David.
RaffertyLawrenceAble SeamanD/JX 391725H. M. S. Lapwing, Royal Navy20/03/194521Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.Lawrence was the son of Patrick and Mary Rafferty of Bootle, Lancashire. Lawrence was serving on board the H. M. S. Lapwing when it was struck in her centre by a torpedo from U-Boat U-968. She was hit at 13:25 and sank 20 minutes later off the northern coast of Russia. 158 souls were lost, including Lawrence.
ReadEArmy Service Corps
ReckThomas James HarrisSargeant231715117th Lines of Communication Signals, Royal Corp Signals23/02/194538Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, BelgiumThomas was the son of John and Susanah Reck; husband of Dorothy Menzies Reck, of Bootle, Liverpool.
RedmanJohn HerbertFiremanBootle Fire Brigade84 Gardner Avenue, Orrell.22/12/194032Bootle War Memorial, Bootle South Recreation Ground, Bootle, MerseysideJohn was the son of Herbert and Martha Redman, of 209 Gloucester Road; husband of Olwen Redman. He died at Alexandra Dock.
ReesThomas JohnStoker 1st ClassD/KX 85461H.M. Submarine Perseus, Royal Navy19/12/194126Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonThomas was the son of Thomas John and Beatrice Mary Rees, of Maghull, Lancashire. H.M. Subrarine Pereseus sank when it struck an Italian mine off the coast of Greece in December 1941.
ReevesGeorgePrivate13063404204 Company, Pioneer Corps, 20/07/194331Syracuse War Cemetery, SicilyGeorge was the son of George and Sarah Reeves, of Bootle, Merseyside.
ReidRobertStewardS.S. Nerissa (Hamilton, Bermuda), Merchant Navy30/04/194124Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of Robert and Mary Reid, of Orrell, Merseyside. He died while serving on SS Nerrisa.
ReposarThomasTrooper7959390145th (8th Battalion. The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. [West Riding]) Regiment.20/09/194421Cassino War Memorial, Frosinone Province, ItalyThomas was the son of Marcelo and Ann Reposar, of Bootle, Lancashire.
ReynoldsGeorge EdwardGunner156729633rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery08/05/194330Medjez-el-Bad Memorial, TunisiaGeorge was the husband of Alice Reynolds, of Litherland, Liverpool.
ReynoldsIRoyal Armoured Corps
RichardsonH GCD Wardens Service
RichardsonJTRoyal Artillery
RichardsonRobert HenryAssistant Storekeeper52645H.M.S. Forfar, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)12/02/194030Liverpool Naval Memorial, LiverpoolRobert was the son of Samuel Turner Richardson and Ethel Richardson; husband of Florence Emily Richardson, of Bootle, Lancashire. Robert died when H.M.S Forfar was torpedoed and sank by a German Submarine.
RileyHenryOilerNot foundMerchant Navy, S.S. Nerissa (Hamilton, Bermuda)1 Landor Street30/04/194135Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandHenry was reported mssing, presumed drowned while serving on SS Nerissa. The ship sank while en-route from Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England, with the loss of 124 passengers and 83 crewmembers. Henry's mother, Margaret Riley, lived at 88 Gentwood Road, Huyton
RileyHughAssistant CookM.V. Abosso (Liverpool) Merchant Navy29/10/194219Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHugh was the son of Robert Riley, and of Mary Riley, of Bootle, Lancashire. Hugh was one of 362 people to have lost their lives when the M.V. Abosso sank.
RimmerJohn JamesSeamanLT/JX 258625H.M.S. St. Kenan, Royal Naval Patrol Service25 Mason Street, Litherland22/06/1944Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolJohn was the son of John Henry Rimmer and Ellen Rimmer (Nee Glennon)
RimmerRichardEngine Room Storekeeper746538H.M.S. Forfar, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy)12/02/194055Liverpool Naval War Memorial, LiverpoolRichard was the son of William and Elizabeth Rimmer; husband of Mary Jane Rimmer, of Bootle, Lancashire. Richard died when H.M.S Forfar was torpedoed and sank by a German Submarine.
RobertsMichael BlackburnMasterS.S. Narragansett (London) Merchant Navy25/03/194241Tower Hill Memorial, LondonMichael was the son of Robert and Mary Blackburn Roberts; husband of May Blackburn Roberts, of Bootle, Lancashire. He also served in Royal Naval Reserve.
RobertsJamesGunner391338990 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery,17/03/194427Beach Head War Cemetery, AnzioRobert was the son of William and Catherine Roberts, of Bootle, Merseyside.
RobertsJosephRoyal Navy
RobinsonJamesOrdinary SeamanD/JX 422288H.M.S. Charybdis, Royal Navy23/10/194318Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames was the son of Mrs L.Robinson of Liverpool. He was killed in action aboard HMS Charybdis, The ship was sunk with heavy loss of life by German torpedo boats in an action in the English Channel
RobinsonFrederick VictorAble SeamanP/JX 169590H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Navy15/03/194223Portsmough Naval Memorial, EnglandFrederick was the son of Frederick and Edith Robinson. He died when HMS Vortigern was sunk off Cromer, Norfolk by the German schnellboot S-104, while escorting convoy FS749. 7 officers & 140 sailors died.
RoscoeWilliam EvanStoker 1st ClassP/KX 102923H.M.S. Barham, Royal Navy25/11/1941Portsmouth Naval Memorial Portsmouth, HampshireWilliam was one of 682 crew to have died onboard H.M.S. Barham when it was sunk by U-331.
RossCharlesPrivate377945413th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool),02/04/194330Rangoon Memorial, MyanmaCharle as the son of Charles and Alice Ross. He us commemorated on family grave at Bootle Cemetery.
RowlandsEmlynGunner16912958. Heavy Anti Aircraft. Regiment, Royal Artillery23/06/194429Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarEmlyn was the son of John and Annie Rowlands, of Bootle, Merseyside.
RoydenCharles HenryAble SeamanP/JX 169592H.M.S. Vortigern, Royal Navy15/03/194223Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, HampshireCharles was the son of Charles Stanley and Florence May Royden, of Bootle, Lancashire. Charles was one of 148 lives lost when the H.M.S. Vortigem sunk off the coast of Norfolk.
RussellJosephGreaserS.S. Sambo, Merchant Navy10/11/1943 26Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJoseph was the son of S. and Annie Russell, of Bootle, Merseyside.
RyanWilliamTrooper791453412th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps,26/04/194332Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaWilliam was son of Denis and Marie Ryan; husband of Hannah Ryan, of Seaforth, Liverpool.
ScottR PMerchant Navy
ScottFrancis P.Assistant StewardM.V. Abosso (Liverpool), Merchant Navy,29/10/194226Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandFrancis was the son of Francis and Catherine Scott, of Bootle, Merseyside. He is commemorated on a family grave at Bootle Cemetery
ScottWilliam GeorgeDokeymanS.S. Cortona (Glasgow), Merchant Navy14/07/194235Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Lenard and Catherine Scott; husband of Frances Scott, of Bootle, Lancashire.
SeddonChristopherOrdinary SeamanS.S. Ocean Honour (Liverpool), Merchant Navy16/09/194217Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandChristopher was the son of Christopher and Ellen Seddon. of Bootle, Merseyside.
ShearonRobert GerrardGreaserS.S. Essex (London), Merchant Navy16/01/194127Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was the son of John Joseph and Rachel Ann Shearon, of Bootle, Lancashire.
ShellyGRoyal Air Force
SherwoodElizabeth GertrudeWomen's Voluntary ServiceCivilian War Dead28 Latham Road, Bootle03/05/194158Bootle County BoroughElizabeth was the widow of Walter Sherwood. She died at St. Andrew's Hall.
ShellyGeorge EdwardLeading AircraftmanD/JX 199449Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,18/11/194441Buried in Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside, Grave C7-404George was the son of George and Agnes Shelley of Bootle, Lancs. Husband of Eliza Mary Shelley of Bootle, Lancs.
SheilsJohn PatrickTelegraphistD/JX 199449B360H.M.S. Eclipse, Royal Navy,24/10/194326Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn was the son of Michael and Mary Shiels, of Warrington, Merseyside. He died whilst serving on HMS Eclipse, the ship was mined and sunk off Kalymnos, Greece with the loss of all hands.
SimnorWilliamOrdinary SeamanD/JX 162960H.M.S. Gloucester
Royal Navy
22/05/1941Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWilliam was killed whilst serving aboard HMS Gloucester. The ship was sunk by German dive bombers during the Battle of Crete with the loss of 722 men out of a crew of 807
SkidmoreDavid JosephTrooper142211915th Royal Tank Regiment10/04/194522Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, GermanyDavid was the son of David and Elizabeth Alice Skidmore of Bootle
SmithFrank WillimSergeant, Bootle Police ForceCivilian War Dead26 Annie Road, Bootle08/05/194144Bootle County BoroughFrank was the husband of Frances J. Smith. He died at 26 Annie Road.
SmithAlfred HenryPrivate37140572nd Battalion.
King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
23/11/194124Tobruk War Cemetery, LybiaAlfred was the son of Albert Edward and Emma Rachel Smith; husband of Dorathy Smith, of Waterloo, Liverpool.
SmithFrederick GeorgeThird Engineer OfficerS.S. "Boston"
Merchant Navy
25/09/194247Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrederick was the son of William and Caroline Smith; husband of Mabel Smith, of Bootle. He was killed while serving on SS Boston. She was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-216 (Karl-Otto Schultz). Of her complement of 65, only 2 crew members survived.
SmithRRoyal Artillery
SmithGeorgeStoker 2nd ClassD/KX 118473H.M.S. Lapwing, Royal Navy16/06/1942Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandGeorge was the son of Mrs. J. Smith, of Bootle, Merseyside.
SmithHenryGunner17264772nd Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)25/02/194325Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, MalaysiaGeorge was the husband of Alice Reynolds, of Litherland, Liverpool.
SmithFrederick GreaserS.S. Lalande (Liverpool)
Merchant Navy
14/11/194234Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrederick was the son of Thomas and Ester Smith Husband of Margaret Smith
SmithJamesGunner448 Battery, 66 (4th Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery04/04/1945Bootle Cemetery, MerseysideJames was the husband of Mary Smith, of Orrell, Bootle.
SmithJamesTrooper37711566th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery25/07/194222Alexandria ( Hydra) War Memorial, EgyptJames was the son of James and Clara Smith, of Bootle, Lancashire.
SomersEdwardAble SeamanD/JX568386H.M.S. Lapwing, Royal Navy20/03/194538Plymouth Naval Memorial DevonEdward was the son of Matthew and Anne Somers of Bootle; husband of Elizabeth . He was killed while serving on HMS Lapwing. The ship was torpedoed and sunk off Northern Russia north of Murmansk. 158 men died.
SouthwardThomas OwenLeading Aircraftman618220Royal Air Force13/09/194131Bootle C, LiverpoolThomas was the son of Thomas and Grace Southward; husband of Ruby Southward of Bootle
SouthwardThomas Leading StokerD/KX129117H.M. Tank Landing Ship 420.
Royal Navy
07/11/194431Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon Thomas was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Southward; husband of Jessie. He was killed when his ship struck a mine, in heavy seas off Ostend, Belgium
SouthwardEdwardSignalman37829111st Airborne Division Signals,
Royal Corps of Signals
20/09/194421Arnhem Oosterbeek Cemetry NetherlandsEdward was the son of Harold and Elizabeth Southward, of Orrell, Lancashire
SparlingPatrick JosephGuardsman2720492 3rd Battalion, Irish Guards68 Wordsworth Street, Bootle11/09/194424Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, BelgiumPatrick was the son of Thomas and Annie Sparling; husband of Thelma Constance Sparling. He was living in Middlesex at the time of his death but married in the West Derby registry district.
StanleyJohnShip's Cook595976H.M.S. Laurentic, Naval Auxiliary Personnel Merchant Navy 03/11/194049Liverpool Naval Memorial, EnglandJohn was the son of James and Mary Ellen Stanley. The Laurentic was sunk by a German U-Boat, H.M.S. Patroclus and Merchant steamer S.S. Casanare were sunk in the same incident.
StantonPatrickAssistant Engineer's StewardS.S. Lancastria (Liverpool), Merchant Navy49 Victoria Road, L2317/06/194061Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandPatrick was born in Westport; the husband of Rose Stanton.He was killed when the Lancastria was sunk by enemy bombing and sank within 15 minutes of being hit. Patrick is recorded as missing, presumed drowned.
StarkeyHaroldAble SeamanD/SSX 20525 H.M.S Glorious Royal Navy08/06/194020Torshavn Cemetery, Faroe IslandsHarold was the son of Harold and Ellen Starkey Bootle. He died aboard HMS Glorious. While evacuating British aircraft from Norway in June, the ship was sunk by the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the North Sea with the loss of over 1,200 lives.
StevensThomas EdwardAble SeamanP/JX 392592 H.M.S. Isis, Royal Navy,20/07/194421Portsmough Naval Memorial, EnglandThomas was the son of Thomas Edward and Margaret Emma Stevens, of Bootle. He died while on anti-submarine patrol off the Western Sector; Courseeulles, near Normandy beaches, France. She hit a German mine or possibly was sunk by ´Neger´ a human torpedo. 154 crew were lost
StewartD GWarden
StringerAlbert WilliamPrivate14576513Durham Light Infantry08/03/194631Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolAlbert was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Arm Stringer, of Bootle; husband of Rosina Stringer, of Bootle.
SummersEric StevenCabin BoyS.S. Kavak (Liverpool), Merchant Navy59 Hythe Avenue, Litherland, Liverpool 02/12/194017Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandEric was the son of William Edward and Margaret Eleanor Summers. Eric died while serving on the Kavak, She was torpedoed by German submarine U-101 and sunk about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland. The master, 23 crew members and one gunner were lost. 15 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Viscount.
SumnerWilliam HenrySecond Enginneering OfficerS.S. Westpool, Merchant Navy03/04/194161Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Thomas and Annie Sumner; husband of Jane Hambleton Sumner
SurrHGunner14917293Royal Artillery02/07/194625Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (Including Gaza)Gunner Surr was the son of William and Mary Surr, of Liverpool; husband of Lily Wallace Surr, of Bootle, Lancashire.
SurteesRobertOrdinary Seaman S.S. Lancastria (Liverpool), Merchant Navy10 Conway Street, Bootle, Merseyside.17/06/194018Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandRobert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kinmond Surtees.The Lancastria was sunk by enemy bombing, going down in just 15 minutes Robert is recorded as missing, presumed drowned.
SymesJoseph AnthonyFireman and TrimmerS.S Lapwing (London), Merchant Navy26/09/194125Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJoseph was the husband of Margaret Symes, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was killed aboard SS Lapwing. The ship she was on route from Lisbon for Glasgow in Convoy HG-73 when she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-124. 24 crew of the 34 crew were lost.
SmythRobert AlexanderStewardS.S. Laconia (Liverpool), Merchant Navy12/09/194222Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was killed when Laconia was destroyed by a German submarine. Some estimates of the death toll have suggested that over 1,649 people were killed when the Laconia sank. The U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein staged a dramatic effort to rescue the passengers and the crew of Laconia, which involved additional German U-boats and became known as the Laconia incident
TalentWalter ThomasAble SeamanS.S. Arakaka (Liverpool)Merchant Navy23/06/194120Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWalter was the son of Walter and Mary Josephine Talent, of Bootle, Lancashire.He was killed aboard SS Arakaka. The ship was carrying out meteorological duties for the Admiralty when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-77 and sunk. All 45 crew were lost.
TaylorGeorge EdwardStorekeeperS.S Sultan Star (London)Merchant Navy14/02/194033Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the son of George and Annie Taylor; husband of Martha Taylor, of Bootle, Lancashire. He was serving aboard SS Sultan Star. The ship was on route from Buenos Aires for Liverpool when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-48. George was the only fatality, from a total crew 76.
TaylorRWB
ThomasGeorge RCorporal2036437580 Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers24/04/194124Athens Memorial, GreeceGeorge was the son of Robert Henry and Elizabeth Ellen Thomas, of Bootle, Merseyside.
ThomasThomasPrivate37837811st (Airbourne) Battalion, Border Regiment09/07/194322Cassino Memorial, ItalyThomas was the son of Cornelius and Jessie Thomas, stepson of Elizabeth A. Thomas of Bootle.
ThompsonD RARC
ThompsonHerbert FrancisCorporalT/3863971331 Armoured Brigade Company.
Royal Army Service Corps
01/08/194531Phaleron War Cemetery, GreeceHerbert was the husband of Irene Alma Thompson, of Liverpool
ThompsonJohnPrivate26203374th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Anti Aircraft Corp 28/02/194431Assisi War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Thompson, of Bootle, Merseyside.
ThomsWilliam RobertAble SeamanP/J 219787H.M.S Danae, Royal Navy24/06/194427Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HampshireWilliam was the son of David Robert and Elizabeth Thoms, of Blundellsands, Lancashire. He was killed in action aboard HMS Danae, during the invasion of Normandy. Danae carried out ground suport missions in the Sword Beach area.
TodhunterNorman HarcourtBarkeeperS.S. Laconia, Merchant Navy12/09/194237Tower Hill Memorial, LondonNorman died whilst serving aboard Laconia when she was destroyed by a German submarine. Some estimates of the death toll have suggested that over 1,649 people were killed when the Laconia sank. The U-boat commander Werner Hartenstein staged a dramatic effort to rescue the passengers and the crew of Laconia, which involved additional German U-boats and became known as the Laconia incident
TongeJohn VincentSignalman23259061 (Heavy) Wireless Section, 1 Corps Signals.
Royal Corps of Signals
25/05/194019Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of John and Edith Tonge, of Litherland, Liverpool.
TremarcoAngelo RobertRadio OfficeM.V. Van Der Helst (of Netherlands), Merchant Navy21/09/194522Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground, WalesAngela was the son of Pietro and Lillian Tremarco, of Waterloo, Liverpool.
TrimbleWilliamChief StewardMerchant Navy, S.S Egyptian (Liverpool)06/03/194351Tower Hill Memorial, LondonOn 6th March 1943, S.S Egyptian (a British cargo ship) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-230. 35 crew members and 9 gunners were lost in this attack. William was the husband of Margaret Lena Trimble of Bootle, Lancashire.
TurnerWKing's Liverpool Regiment
TurnerDouglas HaigLance Corporal3773907Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Battalion13/01/194324Rangoon Memorial, MyanmarDouglas was the son of Emily Turner of Bootle, Lancashire.
TuttyJames GeraldLance Bombardier11052203Royal Artillery, 242 Battery, 48th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment09/06/1945Singapore Memorial, Singapore
UptonErnestSteward641388S.S. Scythia (Liverpool), Merchant Navy25/04/194147Suez War Memorial, EgyptErnest was the son of William and Florence Upton and husband of Mary A. (Lil) Upton of Liverpool
UrionHerbertFlight Sergeant3010632Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 57th Squadron28/04/194620Bootle Cemetery, LancashireHerbert was the son of Frank and Winifred Urion of Bootle.
UsherEdgarSergeant (Navigator)1522473Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 100th Squadron21/04/194428Rheinberg War Cemetery, GermanyEdgar was the son of Mrs J Usher of Bootle, Lancashire.
VaggersDenys JohnCanteen AssistantH.M.S. Eagle, Navy Army and Air Force Institute, 11/08/194218Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandDenys was the son of Gordon and Lilian Vaggers, of Bootle. Merseyside.
VaughanEdwardBoatswainMerchant Navy, S.S Ceramic (Southampton)07/12/194237Tower Hill Memorial, LondonOn the night of 6th December 1942, SS Ceramic was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-515. Edward was serving with his brother, Ernest, who perished with him.
VaughanErnestBoatswains MateMerchant Navy, S.S. Ceramic (Southampton)07/12/194230Tower Hill Memorial, LondonErnest was killed alongside his brother Edward, while both were serving om the SS Ceramic. The ship was sunk by U-515.
VernonAWomen's Voluntary Services
VoseEricSergeant1432829Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve17/09/194322Runnymede Memorial, SurreyEric was the son of William and Alice Ellen Vose of Litherland, Lancashire.
WalkerJohn Thomas HenryGunner1593900 322 Battery, 103 Heavy Anti Aircraft, Regiment, Royal Artillery,01/06/194128Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside. John was the son of John H. S. Walker and Agnes Walker (Nee Mills), of Bootle; husband of Rose Anna Walker (nee Nolan), of Bootle.
WalkerWilliamStewardS.S. Laconia (Liverpool), Merchant Navy12/09/194244Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of William and Eleanor Walker; husband of Catherine Jamieson Walker, of Orrell, Liverpool.
WallerJohnCorporal3712941King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), 1st Battalion 27/06/194223Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, EgyptJohn was the son of William Henry and Annabella Hender Waller of Bootle, Lancashire.
WallerHarry FirthCraftsman14671758Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers28/08/194422Bootle Cemetery, LancashireHarry was the son of William Henry and Hannah Bella Waller. He was also the grandson of Annie Beecroft of Orrell, Bootle.
WalmsleyHenryPrivate3779280The King's Regiment (Liverpool), 13th Battalion23/06/194331Sai Wan War Cemetery, ChinaHenry was the son of Joseph and Susan Walmsley of Bootle, Lancashire.
WalmsleyRichardStoker 1st ClassD/KXH.M.S. Punjabi, Royal Navy01/05/194219Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonRichard was the son of Richard and Agnes Walmsley of Bootle, Merseyside
WalshGeorgeBombardier11257263Royal Artillery, 165th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment26/09194442Jonkerbos War Cemetery, NetherlandsGeorge was mentioned in Despatches. He was the son of George and Ethel Walsh. He was also the husband of Ada Walsh of Bootle, Lancashire.
WaltersStanley KennethMarineEX4092 No.44 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines,26/01/194525Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarStanley was the son of William G. and Edith (nee Ross) Walters of Bootle; husband of Frances E. Walters (nee Steele) of Bootle. He died as the result of enemy shell fire during operations at Kangaw, Burma.
WestJohnLance Serjeant4122922Cheshire Regiment, 6th Battalion02/09/194431Gradara War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Charles Henry and Eliza West of Bootle, Liverpool.
WhiteLeonard SSeamanD/X 17923A H.M.S. Mackay, Royal Navy,15/03/194227Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside. Leonard was the son of Pierce and Agnes White, of Bootle; husband of Isabel White, of Bootle.
WhitheadRobert HenryAircraftman 1st Class853649919 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) 19/11/194139Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside. Grave C4-347Robert was the son of Henry and Amelia A. (Nee Macfarlane) Whitehead, of Orrell, Bootle. He was the District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts Association.
WhitterJohn AlexanderGunner1725509Royal Artillery, 7th Battery, 4th Maritime Regiment26/02/1942Plymouth Naval Memorial
WillWilliam SintonCivilian War DeadConstable, Police War ReserveBootle Borough Police83 Watling Avenue, Ford, Liverpoo05/05194135Bootle, County BoroughWilliam was the husband of Phyllis A. Will. He died at corner of Knowsley Road and Stanley Road.
WilliamsJohnPrivate146418981st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, 14/08/194419Bayeux War Cemetery, FranceJohn was the son of Charles Edwin and Rose A. Williams. of Bootle, Merseyside.
WilliamsJohnCivilian War DeadBootle Fire Brigade121 Chestnut Grove04/05/1941John was the husband of Edith Edgar Williams. He died at 121 Chestnut Grove.
WilliamsR WMerchant Navy
WilliamsJoseph RimmerSapper1876386 54 Field Company, Royal Engineers,23/12/194121Tobruk War Cemetery, LibyaJoseph was the grandson of Mrs. N. Rimmer, of Bootle, Merseyside.
WilliamsArthurOrdinary SeamanC/JX 315374H.M.S. Partridge, Royal Navy18/12/194218Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, EnglandArthur was the son of Robert and Clara Williams, of Kirkdale, Liverpool. He was killed when HMS Partridge was torpedoed by German submarine U-565 and sunk in the Western Mediterranean. Three officers and 35 ratings killed
WilliamsRobertLeading Signalman140926H.M. Trawler Gmet
Royal Navy
30/09/194021Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonRobert was the son of William and Grace Williams
WilliamsRobert TudwalCivilianCivilian War Dead13 Sonning Avenue, Ford, Liverpool03/05/194136Bootle County BoroughRobert was the husband of Ellen Williams. He died at Owens Peck Yard, Cyprus Road.
WinrowArthur WilliamGalley boy S.S. Empire Impala (London), Merchant Navy,13 Trinity Road, Bootle, Merseyside11/03/194317Tower Hill Memorial, London.Arthur was the son of Ellen Winrow, of Bootle. He was presumed drowned. The British steamship Empire Impala, on passage from New York to Hull in convoy, was ordered to save the survivors of the torpedoed ship “Egyptian” and was not seen again. It was most likely torpedoed by U-591. She was lost with all on board.
WoodWilliamSeamanLT/JX 264445H.M. Trawler Ganilly. Royal Naval Patrol Service11/03/1942Lowescroft Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was the son of Samuel John and Isobella Maddock and husband of Frances Maddock of Liverpool. Commemorated on a family grave at Bootle Cemetery
WoodsThomasCorporal60937051st Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)05/09/194425Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, ItalyThomas was the son of William David and Alice Woods, of Bootle, Lancashire.
WoodsWRoyal Artillery
WrayWilliam JamesCarpenterS.S. Mantina, Merchant Navy24/10/194051Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was killed aboard the Mantina. The steamer was torpedoed by U-28 with the loss of 71 crew and passengers
WrightWilliam HandleyCivilianBootle Fire Brigade,04 Bedford Road, Bootle, Merseyside22/12/194027William died at Alexandra Dock Fire Station . Enemy bombers dropped 280 tons of high explosive on and around Bootle docks causing Bootle to be declared the most bombed town, The glow from the fires could be seen from 150 miles away. William must have been injured while on duty at the docks, and been taken to the Fire Station where he died.
WrightThomasSapper991 Docks Operating Company.
Royal Engineers
20/04/194445Bari War Cemetery ItalyThomas was the son of Peter and Ann Wright and husband of Elizabeth Wright. He died whilst serving on HMS Beverely. HMS Beverley had been seriously damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Cairnvalona, she took station at the rear of the convoy. She was torpedoed by U-188 .
WrightJohn JamesOrdinary SailorH.M.S Beverely, Royal Navy04/10/194319Portmouth Memorial, HampshireJohn was the son of John James Wright and Nancy Wright, of Southport, Lancashire.
WrightJeanieCivilian War DeadWomen's Voluntary Service6 Ibstock Road, Bootle03/05/194130Bootle, County BoroughJeanie was the daughter of Mrs. E. Wright, and of the late J. W. Wright. She died at Andrew's Hall.
WynneWalter MaddoxPrivate14573746 2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment04/08/194419Bayeux War Cemetery, FranceWalter was the son of William and Ellen Ann Wynne of Bootle, Merseyside. He is Commemorated on a family grave at Bootle Cemetery.
YatesWilliam AlfredPrivate147608141st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers19/03/194518Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyWilliam was the son of Robert and Margaret Yates of Bootle