Great Crosby & Blundellsands' fallen Service men of World War Two

Great Crosby & Blundellsands’ War Memorial is located in Alexandra Park, on Coronation Road. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 249 heroic Service Personel who gave their lives in World War Two.

Some of the men 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.

Great Crosby’s Fallen A-G

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography 
AbellJohn114851671st Field Regiment, Royal ArtilleryBlundellsands24/04/194336Thibar Seminary War Cemetery, Tunisia, North AfricaJohn was the son of John and Isabella Abell:husband of Mary Abell.
AindowVincentShipwright First ClassD/MX73326Royal navy, H.M.S 'Hermione'1 Century Road, Crosby, 16/06/194220Plymouth Naval MemorialVincent was the son of Francis William and Margaret Aindow. He was killed in action when Hermione was sunk after being hit by torpedoes, fired by a German submarine.
AkriggHenrySignalman38663664Royal Corps of Signals, Attached XV Indian Signal Corps34 Jubilee Road, Crosby03/08/194424Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh. Henry was the son of Robert and Helen Akrigg.
AlexanderDavid GeorgeDriverT/81208198 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Service Corps26/08/1943Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma)The notorious Burma-Siam railway is close the the cemetery. The area was also the base for a prisoner of war administration headquarters and base camp. In January 1943 a base hospital was organised for the sick.
AnwylWilliam HerbertStewardMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Duchess of Bedford (london)10/06/194448Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Robert and Margaret Anwyl; husband of Hannah Anwyl
ArmstrongGeorge RussellSergeant (Wireless operator, Air Gunner)96693478th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer reserve38 College Road, Crosby27/02/194129George was the son of William and Annie Beatrice E. Armstrong,
AshtonReubenSergeant 1472990105 Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery31/07/194425Arezzo War CemeteryReuben was the son of Alfred and Alice Ashton; husband of Rachel Ashton. of Neston, Cheshire. Before the war he worked as a labourer. He was a keen cyclist and footballer.
BanksLeo JosephFlight Lieutenant (Observer)49221144 Squadron, Royal Air Force6 Moor Drive, Crosby26/04/194431Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolLeo was the son of Robert Campbell and Cecilia Banks: husband of Brenda Banks
BarclayAlexander FlockhartStaff CaptainMerchant Navy, S S 'Mendoza' (Glasgow)78 Endbutt Lane, Crosby02/11/194247Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery, Kwazulu Natal, South AfricaAlexander was the son of John and Jane Barclay; husband of Hilda Madeline Elizabeth Barclay, of Crosby
BarrellJohn MclarenSergeant (Pilot)1452997Windle Hey, Moor Park, Crosby23/08/194227Dundee Crematorium, Angus, ScotlandJohn was the son of William John and Marjorie Barrell, of Great Crosby. Prior to the war John was a keen cricketer, playing for the Northern Cricket Club.
BlairFrederickSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S New Brooklyn (Liverpool)06/02/194453Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrederick was the son of William John and Marjorie Barrell, of Great Crosby
BlumerMichael FrancisFlying Officer (Pilot)19160012th Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve01/02/194623St Mary's Churchyard, Binbrook, LincolnshireMichael was the son of Francis and Isabel Annie Blumer, of Blundellsands, Liverpool
BrennanThomasDriverT/10690465Royal Army Service Corps. Attached 11th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. Army Air Corps25/09/194434Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, NetherlandsThomas was the son of Joseph and Alice Brennan; husband of Winifred Edith Brennan, of Crosby Green
BrotchieDavid RWarrant Officer (Pilot)1475525239 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Volunteer Reserve 6 Eshe Road, Blundellsands23/03/194523Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany David was the son of David Brotchie and of Sophie Young Brotchie (nee Dougal), of Liverpool; husband of Margaret Lilian Brotchie, of North Blundellsands.
BuckwellEdgard GeorgeChief Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, M.V. Canadian Star (London)18/03/194355Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdgar was the son of George William and Ann Jane Buckwell, of Crosby, Liverpool.The Canadian Start was in convoy when she was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of Cape Farewell, Greenland by German U-Boat U-221 (Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 34 of the 84 people aboard. Survivors were rescued by HMS Anemone and HMS Pennywort
BullenJohnLance Bombardier377035511th Honk Kong Regiment, Hong Kong and Singapore Royal ArtilleryMoorgate Avenue, Crosby25/12/194124Sai Wan Memorial, Hong KongJohn was the son of John Bullen, and of Ellen Bullen. He emigrated to Hong Kong in 1937. John was killed in the defence of Hong kong, during the Japanese invasion on Christmas day 1941
BurnsJohnChief Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. Zamzam (Egypt)18/12/194761Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolJohn was the son of James and Jane Burns, of Liverpool; husband of Nina Burns, of Crosby
ByrneJohn HenryAssistant CookMerchant Navy, M.V. Swedru (Liverpool)16/04/194137Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of Philip Byrne, and of Jane Agnes Byrne, of Crosby. He was killed when Swedru was bombed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean aircraft of I Staffeln, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe with the loss of 24 lives.
CairnsFrankFlight Sergeant (Navigator)1489552299 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Volunteer Reserve. 1st Avenue, Crosby12/04/194523Helligson Churchyard, Jutland DenmarkFrank was the son of George Henry and Florence Cairns, of Crosby,
CannonWilliam Sergeant162302577 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve39 Miller Avenue29/01/194420Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, EnglandWilliam was the son of William and Mary Cannon. He was presumed killed during active operations over Germany. His family waited 12 months to receive official notification.
CantHarold HiltonPrivateT/76139514 Petrol Company, Royal Army Service CorpsSeafield Avenue, Crosby05/12/194022St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyHarold was the son of George Hilton Cant and Sarah Cant
CardwellHarold GerrardSeamanD/X10629BRoyal Naval Reserve H.M.S. 'Rawalpindi'28 Cavendish Road, Blundellsands23/11/193928Plymouth Naval MemorialHarold was the son of Daniel and Margarete Cardwell; husband of Janet Cardwell. He was killed in action when Rawalpindi ,was sunk in a surface action against the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during the first months of the Second World War. 238 crew onboard died
CashmanEdwinTrooper789684746th (The Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Artillery Corps63 Coronation Road, Crosby22/07/194221El Alamein war Cemetery, EgyptEdwin died in the fighting leading up to the Battle of El Alamein, which occurred at the end of October 1942
ChadwickJohn EdwinSergeant (Pilot)11095197 Squadron, Royal Air force Volunteer ReserveLyncroft' Victoria Road, Crosby08/11/194119Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany John was the son of Samuel Edwin and Ethel Elaine Burdett Chadwick, of Woodside Park, Middlesex. He was first reported missing in action, when his plane disappeared following a bombing raid over Germany.
CharnockThomasCorporal29310191at Battalion, Camerons ( Scottish Rifles)Kimberley Avenue, Crosby06/04/194425Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Burma)Thomas was the son of Thomas Harold and Ellen Charnock.
ChetterAlan ErnestSergeant (Wireless Operator)96696158 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve5 Waverley Road, Blundellsands03/10/194020Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, GermanyAlan was the only son of Ernest and Mary Chetter, of Blundellsands. He was reported missing believed killed in a raid over Germany.
ChineryJackPilot Officer (Flying Instructor)122431Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve04/10/194220St Peter's Church Cemetery, Stoke-Upon-Tern, ShropshireLack was the son of Donald and Hilda Mary Chinery, of Great Crosby
ClarkeHarry CMarinePO/X107203(T)Royal Marine Group. Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation (2) Royal Marines1970-01-01 00:00:0021/03/194422St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyHarry was the son of Arthur and Anita Clarke
ClaytonCyril MarsdenSergeant (Pilot)754914102 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve19/06/194020Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Cyril was the son of William Marsden Clayton and Lilian Beatrice Clayton. He was educated at Merchant Taylors School.
CollinsDonald ErnestLance Corporal14408101The King's Regiment (Liverpool)6 Eden Drive, Crosby25/08/194319Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolDonald was the son of Mrs. L. Collins and stepson of Major G. H. Forster.
CollisterGeorge BellSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer, H.M.S. 'Quebec'11 Newborough Avenue, Crosby13/05/194523Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General cemetery, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsGeorge was the only son of George Richard and Alice Elsie Collister, of Great Crosby. He died in road accident in The Netherlands a few days after VE day.
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ConnorJohn WilliamPrivate14627151East Surrey Regiment123 College Road, Crosby20/09/194440Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of John W. and Louisa E. Connor; husband of Eva Connor, of Crosby. He was killed by shell fire at Coriano Ridge in Italy
CorriganJames ChristopherChief Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy S.S 'Ceramic' (Southampton)13 park Avenue, Great Crosby07/12/194262James was the husband of Daphne Corrigan: father of Bryan Corrigan. He was killed when Ceramic, with 378 passengers and a crew of 278 was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-515 West of Azores
CottamRobert DaviesMasterMerchant Navy S.S. 'Samarovsk' (London)8 Tithebarn Road, Thornton20/04/194547Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolRobert was born in Liverpool, in 1897. He left a widow Florence Cottam, (nee Taylor)
Cranny (Cranney)Eric AlexanderOrdinary TelegraphistD/JX204038Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Drake'Seafield Avenue, Crosby25/03/194220Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandEric was the son of John Isaac and Annie Caroline Emma Cranny.
CromieArthur MaxwellSignalmanD/JX 262906Royal Navy H.M.S King Alfred124 Stuart Road, Crosby04/02/194322Anfield Crematorium, LiverpoolArthur was on patrol in the South of England,
DaleFrederick ArthurPrivate13078673188th Company, Pioneer Corp6 Whitham Avenue, Crosby09/01/194433Salerno War Cemetery, ItalyFrederick was the son of William Henry and Annie Dale; husband of Marion Doris Dale.
DaleJohn EricCookMerchant Navy, R.M.S. 'Nova Scotia'6 Whitham Avenue, Crosby30/04/194159Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was the son of William and Annie Dale: brother of Frederick. He was lost when the troop ship Nova Scotia was in convoy along the east African coast. She was attacked by German U boats, and sank with the loss of 858 of the 1,052 people aboard.
DelvesLeslie FrederickWarrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant Major) 29309985th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)51 Moor Drive South, Crosby25/02/194530Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Leslie was the only son of Mr and Mrs Delves. During his service Leslie had seen action in the Tunisian campaign and in the landing in Sicily and Italy after D Day. He was most probably killed in action during the Battle of Rhineland
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DerbyshireJohnFlight Sergeant (Navigator)102 Squadron, Royal Air Force19 Morningside, Crosby08/04/194121Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, EnglandJohn was the son of Ernest John and Florence Dorothea Derbyshire
DickinsonJohn Edward WilliamSergeant (Air Gunner)162419990 squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 43 Myers Road East, Crosby21/07/194420Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein- Westfalen, GermanyJohn was a mid-upper gunner on a Lancaster Bomber number KE. 9310. they left RAF Tuddenham on 20th July, to conduct a bombing raid over Hombery. The plane failed to return. It was later established that the bomber had been hit by flak and crashed in the parish of Repelen, the entire crew were killed. .
DinwoodieThomas MeredithSergeant1847694Royal Engineers12 Wylva Avenue, CrosbyBetween 29/05 1940 -30/05/194044Oostende New Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was the son of Thomas and Alice Dinwoodie; husband of Ada Dinwoodie. He was killed in action at sea (drowned on 29/30th May 1904) whilst being evacuated from Dunkirk by Packet Steamer Waverley.
DitchfieldLeonard Griffiths (Tony)Major25692465 (The Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment. Royal ArtilleryGreen Gables, Blundellsands17/06/194427Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceLeonard was the son of John and Catherine Jane Ditchfield. He was one of the original 'Desert Rats' and fought in the Libyan Campaign. He was killed in action in Normandy.
DixonAlbert George First Radio OfficerMerchant Navy. R.M.S. 'Laconia' (Liverpool)12/09/194241Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAlbert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Dixon; husband of Elsie Dixon. He was killed when RMS Laconia, carrying 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war, was torpedoed and sunk by U-156, a German U-boat, off the West African coast.
DolanJohn JosephPrivate11004681st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment17/06/194425Orvieto War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of John and Bridget Dolan, of Crosby, Liverpool.
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Dransfield Keith CharlesPrivate4126461Cheshire Regiment and Number 3 CommandoElsinore, Eshe Road North, Blundellsands17/06/194328Brookwood 1939-1945 memorial, Surrey, EnglandKeith was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dransfield, of Blundellsands. He is remembered on the Brookwood Memorial, which commemorates nearly 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave.
DrummondJohn FraserFlying Officer 4081092 Squadron, Royal Air Force4 Far Moss Road, Crosby10/10/194021Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolJohn was the son of Mr and Mrs W H Drummond. He was awarded DFC medal in recognition of gallantry in flying operations in Norway. He shot down 2 enemy aircraft and seriously damaged three more. He lost his life in the Battle of London.Distinguished Flying Cross medal
DunbarJohnSenior Third Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, M.V. 'Athelsultan' (Liverpool)22/09/194224Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of James and May Dunbar, of Great Crosby, Lancashire. He was lost when the Athelsultan was torpedoed by German submarine U-617, 37 crew members, seven gunners and six naval staff members were lost.
DuncanJames Senior Second Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, SS 'Lancastria' (Liverpool)17/06/194051Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the husband of Rita Duncan. During his military service he received the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct. James was killed during Operation Ariel. Lancastria was ordered to evacuate British nationals and troops from ports in western France.She was caught in an air raid by German Junkers, and sunk. It is estimated that there between 3,000 and 5,800 fatalities—the largest single-ship loss of life in British maritime history.
DykeArthur PearsonPilot Officer (Observer)85741500 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve3 Whitham Avenue, Crosby06/12/194230Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, AlgeriaArthur was the son of Frederick Charles and Gertrude Dyke, of Crosby.
ElginKennethCadetMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Biela' (Liverpool)19 York Avenue, Crosby14/02/194217Tower Hill Memorial, LondonKenneth was the son of William and Charlotte Elgin, of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire. He was killed when Biela was torpedoed by U-98 and sunk. The ship was on route in convoy from Liverpool for Buenos Aires, All 49 crew were lost.
EllisWilliam ThomasDriverT/37632543 Corps Headquarters. Royal Army Service Corp. Attached Head Quarters III CorpsDied between 25/05/1940 and 02/06/194035Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, FranceWilliam was the son of Henry and Ellen Ellis; husband of E. F. Ellis, of Great Crosby, Liverpool. William was killed in action during Operation Dynamo. The Dunkirk evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from France in May and June 1940.
ElstonKennethEngineer Officer (Seventh)Merchant Navy, H.M.S 'Inverilen (Glasgow)03/02/194321Kenneth was the son of Thomas and Helen Emery McK. Elston, of Great Crosby, Lancashire. He was killed when Inverilen was on route from New York for Stanlow carrying (oil). She was torpedoed by German submarine U-456 and sunk. 31 crew lost from a total of 47 were lost.
EnglandDenys WilliamCaptain194138150 Railway Construction Company, Royal EngineersClementina Road, Blundellsands21/08/194426Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyDenys was the son of Charles L. and Alice England. He was killed while out on reconnaissance near Pesaro just 3 months after his brother John. They are both buried in Cassino War CemeteryMilitary Cross
EnglandJohn Martin HarryLance Corporal27016592nd Battalion, Scots GuardsClementina Road, Blundellsands28/05/194419Cassino War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Charles L. and Alice England, of Beckenham, Kent. He was killed in fierce fighting to take Monte Piccolo, (near Cassino)The Cassino Battle saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian campaign. John's brother Deny's was also killed in action
EvansWilfred EdgarSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve. HM Submarine 'Tetrarch'5 Moor Lane, Crosby02/11/194121Portsmouth Naval Memorial Wilfred was the son of Reginald William Evans, and of Mary Jane Evans.
FeatherstoneAlfredWarrant Officer II (Section Sergeant Major)2320239Royal Corp of Signals17/11/194633Bologna War CemeteryAldred was the son of Joseph and Caroline Doris Featherstone; husband of Dorothy Millicent Featherstone
FieldingHarold HaworthPrivate76473494 Ordnance Store Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps30/05/194335Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, ThailandHarold was the son of George and Jane Fielding; husband of Mildred Maria Fielding. Kanchanaburi cemetery is only a short distance from the site of the former 'Kanburi', prisoner of war base camp. So it is likely that Harold was imprisoned there and was forced to work on the Burma -Siam railway
FisherEdward MasonCaptain87275A Squadron 40th (7th The Kings Regiment, Liverpool) Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Artillery Company8 Lancaster Avenue, Crosby06/04/1943Sfax War Cemetery, TunisiaEdward was the son of William Edward and Margaret Noel Fisher. He died in action in one of the attacks on Axis positions at Medenine, the Marith Line and Wadi Akarit.
FlewittDavid CharlesAssistant StewardMerchant Navy, SS 'Ceramic' (Southampton)07/12/1942Tower Hill Memorial, LondonDavid was the son of Charles and Mary Anne Flewitt; husband of Christine Flewitt. 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
Foote Fred EnnionSergeantT/1083459 Ammunition Sub Park, Royal Army Service26 Kings Road, Crosby29/03/194021St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceFred was the son of Fred and Ann Barbara Foote. It was reported in the local paper that 'he was the first war casualty in the borough'
ForsterGeorge HenryMajor (and Quartermaster)117077The King's Regiment (Liverpool), Attached 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding Regiment)6 Eden Drive, Crosby27/06/194443Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceGeorge was the son of Ernest Henry and Edith Emma Forster; husband of Lilian Esther Forster. George was killed in action in Normandy , he had previously been mentioned in despatches for service at Dunkirk.
FosterCollen JacksonAircraftman 2nd Class (U/T Pilot)1677789Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve18 Brentwood Avenue, Crosby20/02/194420Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolCollen was the son of Joseph and Edith May Foster,
FoulkesHarry StokerLT/KX 129206Royal Naval Patrol Service. H M S 'Cava'67 Jubilee Road, Crosby30/11/1942Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, AlgeriaHarry was the son of Harry and Margaret Ann Foulkes; husband of Doris Irene Foulkes. He was lost at Algeria, serving with the Royal Navy. His brother Matthew was also killed in action.
FoulkesMatthewPrivate1587268Royal Army Service Corps. 67 Jubilee Road, Crosby14/04/194528Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg GermanyMatthew was the son of Harry and Margaret Ann Foulkes. His brother Harry was also killed in action.
GardinerFrederickMasterMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Carperby' (West Hartlepool)01/03/194231Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrederick was the son of Thomas Humphrey Gardiner and Emma Gardiner; husband of Dorothy L. Gardiner. He was killed when Carperby was sunk by U-588 commanded by Victor Vogel with the loss of all 47 of her crew
GeeKennethCorporal20910163rd Field Squadron, Royal Engineers28/04/1941Athens Memorial, Greece. Kenneth was the son of Leonard and Lillian Gee.
GibbonsArthurSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)1006983Royal Air Force Reserve17/12/194120Crosscanonby (St John) Churchyard, Cumberland, United KingdomArthur was the son of Jonathan and Mary Alice Gibbons. He joined the RAF in 1936 and saw action over Norway and at Dunkirk. Arthur was killed in action on the South East coast.
GilliesKenneth McleodFlight Lieutenant (Pilot)3779966 Squadron, Royal Air Force04/10/194027Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolKenneth was the son of R. W. Gillies and Mary R. Gillies. He enlisted in the Raf in 1936 and saw action over Norway and at Dunkirk. Kenneth was killed in action over the South East Coast
GloverJohn Robinson HamiltonLieutenant Colonel217743 A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery03/10/194239Karachi War Cemetery, PakistanJohn was the son of Joseph Hamilton Glover and Sarah Glover; husband of Helen Tripler Glover.
GoodwinRalph WilsonLieutenant189168King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), attached HQ 77th Indian Infantry Brigade76 Kingswood Drive, Crosby02/04/194323Rangoon Memorial, MyanmarRalph was the son of Hugh and Margaret Goodwin. He went missing in action whilst one the Wingate expedition into Burma.
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GregoryScottSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, M.V 'Frederick S. Fales' (Hong Kong)21/09/194042Tower Hill Memorial, LondonScott was the son of Robert and Annie Gregory; husband of Constance Gregory He was killed when Frederick S. Fales was on route from Curacao for Clyde in Convoy. the ship was torpedoed by German submarine U-100 and sunk. 20 of 48 crew were lost.
GriffithsWilliam PriceFlying Officer (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)13948824 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 05/12/194426Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. William Was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Jane Griffiths; husband of Yvonne Griffiths, of Bath, Somerset. During his time in the Air Transport Command, William transported Anthony Eden and been in Paris when Winston Churchill was there. He was killed in action. Air Force Cross

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SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography 
HalewoodHarold Thomas HaworthAssistant StewardMerchant Navy, S.S, 'Ceramic' (Southampton)23 Moor, Lane Crosby07/12/194220Tower Hill Memorial, London. Harold was the son of Thomas and Winifred Halewood, of Kirkby. He was killed when he Ceramic, with 378 passengers and a crew of 278 was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-515. One man survived
HaleyCharles GeraldLieutenant229429Pioneer Corps06/06/194441Charles was the son of Charles Martin Haley and Nellie Frances Haley; husband of Joan Haley, of Maghull. He was killed in the D Day landings.
HallJames BennetMasterMerchant Navy, M.V. Melbourne Star (London)02/04/194357Tower Hill Memorial, London. James was the husband of Ethel Hall, of Crosby. Melbourne Star left Liverpool for Sydney. She carried torpedoes, ammunition, other materia. Southeast of Bermuda German U Boat 129 hit her with torpedoes. Part of her cargo detonated, destroying three-quarters of the ship instantly and sinking her within two minutes. There were no survivorsKing's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
HallRobert EdwinCorporal916303The Glider Pilot Regiment Army Air Corps 01/09/194222Repton (St.Wynstan) ChurchyardRobert was the son of Robert Leonard and Amy Mary Hall, of Great Crosby
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HalsallRichardElectricianMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Sansu' (Liverpool)45 Oxford Drive, Crosby 25/09/194339Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolRichard was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Halsall, of Liverpool; husband of Marjorie Halsall. He died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at Withnell Pulmonary Hospital, Chorley 
HalsonWilliam  ThomasAssistant BakerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Arandora Star' (London)134 The Northern Road, Crosby07/02/194028Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Ernest and Lily Beatrice Halson, of Crosby, Liverpool. His brother, Jack Almo Halson, perished with him. The Arandora Star was as struck by a torpedo, without warning, on her starboard side, in the area of her Engine Room. 805 crew and passengers perished
HalsonJack AlmoScullionMerchant Navy, SS Arandora Star' (London)134 The Northern Road, Crosby07/02/194019Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJack Almo was the son of Ernest and Lily Beatrice Halson, of Crosby, Liverpool. His brother, William Thomas Halson, perished with him The Arandora Star was as struck by a torpedo, without warning, on her starboard side, in the area of her Engine Room. 805 crew and passengers perished.
HartleyRoy TudorLieutenant190145268 Battery, 40 Light Air Artillery Regiment, Royal Artillery2 Brentwood Avenue, Great Crosby19/07/194321Catania War Cemetery, SicilySon of Harry and Winifred Susannah Hartley, of Crosby. He was killed in the invasion of Sicily. Prior to this he took part in the Battle of El Alamein and had been a Commando instructor.
HeathHenrySecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Ceramic'45 Myers Road West, Crosby12/07/194251Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHenry was the husband of Irene Heath, of Crosby.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
HellonWilliam BurtonFlying Officer131515Base Signals and Repair Unit. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve20 Agnes Road, Blundellsands11/07/194421Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, EnglandFrank was the son of Frank Burton Hellon and Amy Eliza Hellon, of Blundellsands
HenderAlfredMasterMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Nova Scotia'Rothesay Drive, Crosby28/11/194251Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAlfred was the son of William Richard and Annie Hender; husband of Jane Ann Hender, of Crosby. He drowned while trying to rescue a little Italian girl from drowning off Lourenco Marques in Mozambique. He had been landed in the port after his ship had been sunk off the African coast.
HendersonArthur IanSergeant (Navigator)16230539 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer16 Willedstan Avenue, Crosby05/12/194420Wilsele Churchyard, Vlaams-Brabant, BelgiumArthur was the son of John and Elsie May Henderson, of Crosby. He was reported as missing in operations over Belgium. Arthur's family, including his fiancee Mavis Lea,   later received a telegram confirming his death. He was due home of leave when he was reported missing.
HendersonWilliam EdwardFourth Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S, 'Laconia' (Liverpool)1 Beatie Street, off Knowsley Road, Seaforth09/12/194223Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of Charles and Eva Henderson, and fiancee to Gladys Anderson, whom he was coming home to marry. He was killed when RMS Laconia, carrying 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war, was torpedoed and sunk by U-156, a German U-boat, off the West African coast. William spent 27 days in a lifeboat following the attack 
HerringGeorge  Guner797778G Battery, Royal Horse Artillery4 De Villiers Avenue, Crosby15/12/194233Alamein Memorial, EgyptGeorge was the son of George and Mary Herring; husband of C. E. Herring. He died, in a field Ambulance, of wounds received in action. He left a wife and two small children 
HeskethNoelPilot Officer179215Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve20 Strathmore Drive, Crosby23/08/194424Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, EnglandNoel was the son on of Charles and Alice Louisa Hesketh, of Wool, Dorsetshire. He died aboard a Stirling Mk III, which failed to return from a routine training flight. All 6 air crew were killed.
HeslopGeorgeAble SeamanD/JX 369179Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Kite'21/08/194419Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonGeorge was the son of Joseph and Sarah Ellen Heslop, of Crosby. He was killed when
the convoy which HMS Kite was travelling with was attacked
by a strong force of submarines. during the attack Kite was torpedoed and
sunk by German submarine U-344 

 
HillFrancis AlfredAircraftman 1st Class155322Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve11a Cavendish Road, Blundellsands06/03/194221Cottesmore (St. Nicholas) Churchyard Extension, Rutland, EnglandFrancis was the son of Alfred Cecil and May Frances Hill, of Blundellsand. He was the victim of a fatal accident at Cottesmore Aerodrome Where he worked as an electrician.
HillGeorge FrederickGunner15497052 Battery, 1 Light  Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery Rocklands, Blundellsands Road East23/04/194422Cassino Memorial, ItalySon of Frederic and Mary Ridgway Hill, of Blundellsands. Prior to his death George was listed a missing presumed to be a prisoner of war in the Middle East. He must have re-joined his regiment to have taken part in the invasion of Italy and the Battle of Cassino in the spring of 1944 
HiltonKennethLance CorporalT/84464Royal Army Service Corps34 Edgemore Drive, Thornton30/09/194427Cesena War Cemetery, ItalyKenneth was the son of Thomas Joseph and Blanche Hilton; husband of Joan Hilton, of Seaforth He went missing during operations in Italy, having previously served in France and Sicily.
HincksJohn  Sapper37715011010 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers21 Clifton Avenue, Crosby17/06/194323Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, SurreyJohn was the husband of Veronica Hincks, nee O'Toole of Bootle. He was lost when the ship transporting him from North Africa to Sicily was torpedoed.
HodgesAlbert JohnGunner155693864 Light Anti Aircraft Battery, 4 H.A.A Regiment. Royal Artillery30/10/194225Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial, SurreyAlbert was the son of Harry and Mary Jane Hodges; husband of Ivy Eileen Hodges, of Crosby
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HoltDerek ArthurFlight Sergeant ( Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner)121708475 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve12/01/1943St Helen's Cemetery, Sefton Village, MerseysideDerek was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Holt, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire He was killed when his plane crashed during the return journey from a mission over Berlin. .
HoosRonaldFlying Officer (Pilot)4958635 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve17 Balmoral Avenue, Crosby30/05/194325Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams- Brabant, BelgiumRonald was the son of George and Jean Brodie Hoos, of Liverpool; husband of Alice Mary Hoos, of Waterloo, Liverpool.He went missing during operations over Germany, Ronald  had taken part in over 30 Raids, and  was twice mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished service.
Hopkinson Frederick WilliamOrdinary SeamanC/JX 317716Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Avenger'15/11/194235Chatham Naval Memorial, KentFrederick was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Hopkinson, of Great Crosby. He  was lost when Avenger was torpedoed by German submarine U-155 just west of the Rock of Gibraltar. 514 men were lost.
HounsleaRonaldGunner146821232 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery32 Queens Road, Crosby11/10/194223Bari War Cemetery, ItalyRonald was the son of John and Sophia Hounslea. He was taken prisoner at Mersa Matruh. North Africa in June 1942, Ronald died at Prisoner of War camp 65 of Diphtheria and Jaundice.
HowelJohn  Chief OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S 'Aguila' (Liverpool) 22/08/194142Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of Rees and Mary Elizabeth Howel; husband of Mildred Howel, of Crosby. He died , following the sinking of Aguila by German Submarine U-201.   
Howell - JonesCharles MichaelLieutenant174263Royal Welch Fusiliers, Attached 44th ( 7th Battalion. The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment) Regiment Reconnaissance CorpsKimberley Drive, Crosby21/09/194323Salerno War Cemetery, ItalyCharles was the son of Howell Griffith Howell-Jones and Helena Mary Howell-Jones, of
Crosby, Liverpool.Prior to the war he was a  Classical Scholar of Oxford (Pembroke College). Charles died of wounds received whilst serving with the Central Mediterranean Force. He fought with the Eighth Army through El Alamein and Tunisia.
HowesReginald Edward NobleSub- LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve, H.M. Submarine Stonehenge20/03/194421Portsmouth Naval Memorial Reginald was the son of Reginald Arthur and Elizabeth Howes, of Great Crosby. He was lost aboard Stonehenge, which went missing while on patrol in the northern part of the
Malacca Straits. Nothing further was heard from the submarine and she
failed to reach Ceylon on 20th March as expected. It is believed that
Stonehenge struck a mine.
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HughesAlbert HenrySecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Empire Ibex' (London)09/07/1942Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAlbert was the husband of Christina Hughes, of Great Crosby. He was killed when Empire Ibex sank after a collision with S.S. Empire.
HughesWilliam DesmondSub Lieutenant (A)808 Squadron, H.M.S. 'Daedalus' Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve45 Woodville Avenue, Crosby07/11/1944Lee-on-Solent Memorial, HampshireWilliam was killed whilst serving at H.M.S. Daedalus, which was one of the primary shore airfields of the Fleet Air Arm
HustonJoseph Aloysius2nd LieutenantRoyal Army Service Corps58 Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands09/08/194222St Peter and St Paul's churchyard, Great Crosby  Joseph was discharged on medical grounds, after being taken ill in South Africa. He was diagnosed as having cancer and died at the age of 22.
HynesEdwardAssistant barkeeperMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Ascania' (Liverpool)28/01/194542Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolEdward was the son of f James and Mary Hynes, of Liverpool; husband of Bridget Hynes, of Great Crosby,
IddonClarence HughChief Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Athelviscount' (Liverpool)21/03/194249Tower Hill Memorial, LondonClarence was the son of Thomas and Margaret Iddon; husband of May Iddon, of Crosby,
IrvineHarold FawcusGunner2054545267 Battery, 93 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.04/08/194123St Peter and St Paul's churchyard, Great Crosby  Harold was the son of Robert and Edith Irvine; nephew of Mrs. A. Roberts, of Waterloo, Liverpool. harold died in Upton Chester, and was buried with full military honours.
IvesAlbert Roy ChapmanLeading Aircraftman551704Royal Air Force14/03/194119St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyAlbert was the son of John William Harrison Ives and of May Nicholson Ives, of Great Crosby
JacksonFrancis JosephAble SeamanMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Laconia' (Liverpool)5 Grasmere Gardens, Great Crosby09/12/194223Tower Hill Memorial, LondonFrancis was the son of J. and Mary Jackson, of Crosby.He was killed when RMS Laconia, carrying 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war, was torpedoed and sunk by U-156, a German U-boat, off the West African coast
JamesJames Joseph DavisFlight Sergeant (Navigator)65905990 Squadron, Royal Air ForceDied between 10/06/1944 and 11/06/1944Berou-la-Mulotiere Communal Cemetery, Eure-et-Loir, FranceJames was the son of George W. James and Clara James, of Great Crosby. He was killed in operations over France.
JeffrayRobert BruceChief Refrigeration EngineerMerchant Navy, s.s. 'Ceramic' (Southampton)28 Newborough Avenue, Crosby12/07/1942Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was the son of Robert and Isabella Jeffray; husband of Eva Alice Jeffray, of Great Crosby.  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 .
JohnsonArthur    SignalmanC/JX.342517Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Odyssey45 Morningside, Crosby10/02/1944St. Sever Cemetery Extension. Rouen, FranceArthur was the son of Harry and Jane Johnson, of Liverpool; husband of Stella Johnson, of Crosby. He died of dysentery while on active service. Prior to the war he worked as a journalist at the Crosby Herald.
JohnsonClifford AmbroseLeading Aircraftman989623114 squadron, Royal Air force Volunteer Reserve23 Haigh Avenue, Crosby28/08/1941St. Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyClifford was the son of Harry and Jane Johnson, of Liverpool; husband of Stella Johnson, of Crosby. He was  killed in an accident while serving in the UK.
JohnsonWilliam FrederickLance Bombardier87953321 Anti-Tank regiment, Royal Artillery9 Lime Street, Crosby24/09/1940St. Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyWilliam left a widow and young daughter -Hilda. Prior to the war he was employed by Messrs William Ross.
JonesReginald IanTrooper7947210145th (8th Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. [West Riding] Regiment). Royal Armoured Corps31 Manor Road, Crosby09/02/1944Montecchio War Cemetery, ItalyReginald was the son of George Fosbery Jones and Elsie Jones, of Crosby. He died of wounds received during fighting in Italy
JonesKenneth DavidSergeant (Observer)112889026 Operational Training Units, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 31 Coronation Drive, Crosby14/09/1942Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsReginald was the son of Tom and Mary Irving Jones, of Crosby,
JonesThomasGunner11051560242 Battery, 48 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery29 College Road, Crosby02/07/1945Labuan War Cemetery, MalaysiaThomas was the son of Hugh Thomas Jones and Margaret Jones, of Crosby, Liverpool. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942, and was held prisoner in Borneo. 
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JonesFrederick FletcherAssistant PurserMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Laconia'09/12/1942Tower Hill Memorial, LondonSon of Charles Frederick Jones, and of Letitia Marshall Jones, of Crosby. He was killed when RMS Laconia, carrying 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war, was torpedoed and sunk by U-156, a German U-boat, off the West African coast
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KaighChristopher HamiltonSergeant1483148133 Battery, 41 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery13 Manor Road, Crosby07/02/194434Aleppo War Cemetery, SyriaChristopher was the son of William and Alice Kaigh of Liverpool; husband of Evelyn Kaigh, of Great Crosby and father to Christopher aged 3. He lost his life as the result of an accident, which  occurred while he was serving with the Middle East forces.  
KirkJoseph HenryPilot Officer (Pilot)107518Royal Air Force49 Alexandra Road, Crosby02/04/1942Moreton in the Marsh, New Cemetery, GloucesterJoseph was the son of Henry and Mary Kirk; husband of Sarah Jane Kirk, of Blackpool, he was killed on active service.
KirkupKenneth CorderoyLeading SeamanD/JX 272122Royal Navy, H.M.M.L.26828/03/1942Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonKenneth was the son of Thomas and Lydia Corderoy Kirkup; husband of Emilie Charlotte Athanasie Kirkup, of Blundellsands
LaceMalcolm JohnCaptain222241Royal Artillery19 Strathmore Drive, Crosby09/11/194529Rangoon Memorial, MyanmarMalcolm was the son of Malcolm and Hannah Lace.Having spent two years at the front line, Malcolm died of wounds received in India 
LaidlawAdrian Gordon StewartSergeant (Navigator)1588408Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveKirklaidee, Hatherley Avenue, Crosby04/05/194521Cambridge City Cemetery, CambridgeshireAdrian was the son of Edward Douglas and Isabel Stewart Laidlaw, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. He died while on active air operations.
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LamberdJohn AlexanderThird Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Fabian' (London)28/08/194223Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of William and Katherine Lamberd, of Great Crosby. He was lost when on route from
Curacao for Key West aboard Fabian, which was carrying a cargo of fuel oil. She was torpedoed by German submarine U-511 and sunk. 26 crewfrom
a total of 59, were killed.
LamberdWilliamChief Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy,  S.S.' Creofield' (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne)31/01/194052Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the husband of Katharine Lamberd, of Great Crosby.
LambertCharles ErnestChief StewardMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Cymbeline' (Liverpool)27/06/194150Malbork Commonwealth War  Cemetery, PolandCharles was the son of Charles and Catherine Lambert, of Liverpool.
LanghurstNorman CharlesSecond OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. ' Egyptian' (Liverpool)03/06/194328Tower Hill Memorial, LondonNorman was the son of William and Edith Langhurst. He was killed when, the
British armed cargo S/S Egyptian was torpedoed and sunk by German
submarine U-230. 
LauderHughCaptain150242Royal Army Medical Corps. Attached 6 Field Ambulance, West African Army Medical Corps. 26/01/194429Rangoon Memorials, MyanmarHugh was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Lauder, of Glasgow; husband of Joan Evelyn Lauder.
LeemingThomasSergeant (Flight Engineer)2219210195 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve12/12/194433Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Nordrhein-WestFalen, GermanyThomas was the son of Thomas Richardson Leeming and Annie Leeming; husband of Margaret Mary Leeming, of Crosby
LittleJames   Pantryman967590Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). H.M.S. 'Forfar'56 Stuart Road, Waterloo12/02/194040James was the son of John and Elizabeth Little; husband of Julia Alice Little, of Waterloo.on of John and Elizabeth Little; husband of Julia Alice Little, of Waterloo.He was killed aboard HMS Forfar, which was operating  as part of the Northern Patrol, when she  was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99.
LloydAlun ReesSapper1898023159 Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers.Coronation Road, Crosby17/06/194020Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Alun was the son of John Eaton Lloyd and Mary Catherine Lloyd, of Crosby, Liverpool. His brother , Emlyn, also died on service
LloydEmlynAircraftman 2nd Class1108516Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveCoronation Road, Crosby27/10/194020Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolEmlyn, was the son of John Eaton Lloyd and Mary Catherine Lloyd, of Crosby, Liverpool. His brother, Alun Rees Lloyd, died at Dunkirk.
LloydKennethPilot Officer (Observer)1816030214 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve87 Manor Road, Waterloo14/04/194230Aberdare Cemetery, GlamorganshireKenneth was the son of Enoch Alfred and Emma Lloyd, of Great Crosby
LoweErnest NealSergeant (Flight Engineer)105631259 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve105 Alexandra Road, Crosby18/08/194425St. Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyErnest was killed during flight operations over Scotland. He was the son of Mes Betsy and (the late) William Lowe.  he left a wife and two daughters
MasonCecilMasterMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Kathleen Moller' (Shanghai)7 Fairways Green, Crosby06/03/194456Sai Wan (China) Memorial, ChinaCecil was the son of William James Mason and Jessie Mason, of Liverpool; husband of Florence Mason, of Great Crosby. Cecil was taken prisoner in 1941, shortly after Japan join the war. He died after a short illness at a concentration camp in Shanghai.
MatthewsFrederick WilliamPrivate3784181The King's Regiment (Liverpool)16/12/1947Frederick was the son of Alfred and Sarah Winefride Matthews, of Crosby
MattinsonJohn ArthurLieutenant207576Royal Artillery21 Everest Road, Crosby16/05/194533Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery, Broadhill Extension. John was the son of the Revd. John Edward Mattinson and Edith Emma Mattinson; husband of Muriel Mattinson, of Crosby,
MawdsleyJames   Liaison OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Nova Scotia' (Liverpool)51 Sunnyside Road, Crosby28/11/194243Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the husband of Florence Mawdsley, of Crosby. He was listed as missing presumed drowned, during enemy action.  
MawerJoseph LLoyd DaykinPrivate29293831st Battalion, The Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders12 Sefton View, Crosby15/06/1941Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, EgyptJoseph is listed as 'Killed in action' on or about the 15th June 1941.
MayersChilionMasterMerchant Navy, S.S. 'New York'10 Old Farm Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool 25/09/194244Tower Hill Memorial, LondonChilion was the son of John Henry and Elizabeth Empson Mayers; husband of Edith Marjorie. He was master of New York when she was was torpedoed by U-96
 off Cape Farewell. Most of her crew, including Chilion  evacuated to HMS Veteran  but they all
died when she was sunk the following day .
Mc DermottJohnSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Marlene'04/04/194167Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of John and Mary McDermott; husband of Louisa McDermott, of Crosby
McAllisterNorman  BombardierRoyal Artillery14 Musker Street, Crosby25/07/194221Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolNorman was the son of Mrs & Mrs McAllister, he died ar Bootle Hospital, aged 21.
McArtRobert FrederickLieutenant Commander (E)Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S 'Avenger'24 Old Farm Road, Crosby15/11/194142Liverpool Naval Memorial, MerseysideRobert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McArt; husband of Catherine McArt.Distinguished Service Cross
McCallumGeorge CampbellAir Mechanic 1st ClassFX. 587943Royal Navy, H.M.S. Godwit44 Edgemore Drive, Thornton24/03/194520Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolGeorge was the son of Mr & Mrs George McCallum.  He died from injuries received in an aerodrome accident, his bicycle was hit by a car as he was coming off the base. He was killed outright.  
McCannJoseph AloysiusSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S.' Laconia' (Liverpool)09/12/194260Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJoseph was killed when  SS Laconia, carrying 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war, was torpedoed and sunk by U-156, a German U-boat, off the West African coast.
McCoyFrancis GerardLieutenant261429582 Battery, 158 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery83 Stuart Road, Crosby25/05/194424Imphal War Cemetery, IndiaFrancis was the only son of Richard Laurence and Diana McCoy, of Crosby. He was killed on active service in Burma
McCullochKennethPilot Officer (Pilot)145513619 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve42 Sherwood Avenue, Crosby16/06/194331Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, NetherlandsKenneth was the son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Ann McCulloch, of Liverpool; husband of Audrey Muriel McCulloch, of Great Crosby,
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MckeownRonald DanielSergeant (Air Gunner)162074510 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve16/07/194320Recey-Sur-Ource Communal Cemetery, Cote-d'Or, FranceRonald was the son of Daniel and Lilian McKeown, of Blundellsands
McLarenDuncanSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Corinth' (Liverpool)17/11/194252Tower Hill Memorial, LondonDuncan was the son of James and Margaret McLaren; husband of Lily McLaren, of Great Crosby. He was lost aboard Corinth when she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-508. 11 of her 87 crew were lost.
MerrickThomas DavidSub-Lieutenant (A)Royal Naval Volunteer, H.M.S. 'Fencer'4 Rosett Road, Crosby07/10/194322Lee-on-Solent Memorial, HampshireThomas was the only son of Arnold and Margaret Ellen Merrick, of Great Crosby. He was on the first convoy out of the Azores, his aircraft didn't return from an anti-submarine patrol.
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MilneStanley GeorgeLieutenant269425Royal Sussex regiment, attached King's Own Scottish Borderers19 Everett Road, Great Crosby26/03/1945Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyStanley was the son of Mr & Mrs J E Milne, Husband of Nora, nee Smith. He died during his first action of the war, whilst trying to cross the Rhine with his unit.
MolloyAnthony JosephSergeant162170728 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve23 Kimberley Drive, Crosby04/03/194319Runnymede Memorial, SurreyAnthony was the son of Michael and Josephine Molloy, of Bootle
MorganArthurPrivate36604861st Battalion, Queen's Own West Kent Regiment12 Brentwood Avenue, Crosby29/06/194431Assisi War Cemetery, ItalyArthur was the son of William Henry and Margaret Morgan; husband of Adelaide Elizabeth Morgan, of Great Crosby he was killed in action after serving just three months in Italy.
MorrisWilliam CorfieldFlying Officer (Navigator)120570101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve5 Hazel Grove, Crosby20/03/194332Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolWilliam was the son of William Corfield Morris and Clementina Morris; husband of Mary Florence McMullan Morris, of Crosby.
MorrisseyJamesCaptain5021Royal Army Medical Corps. Attached 2/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)11/06/194039Veules-Sur-Roses, Seine Maritime, FranceJames was the son of James and Sara Morrissey; husband of Winifred Morrissey, of Blundellsands, Liverpool. He was mentioned in despatches for bravery.
MulhollandThomas AnthonySecond OfficerMerchant Navy, M.V.' Delius' (Liverpool)38 Moorland Drive, Crosby01/12/1943Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolThomas was the son of Francis and Hilda Mulholland, of Crosby, Lhe was lost aboard Delius which was attacked and damaged in an air raid, 300 miles southwest of Lands End. 4 people, including the Captain and Thomas, lost their lives
MunfordMaxMajor50459106 (The Lancashire Hussars) RegimentWoodcroft, St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands17/08/1945Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolMax was the son of Mr & Mrs G H Munford. He ded after undergoing surgery at Chester Military. He has only just been released from captivity, having spent a couple of years as a German prisoner after the fall of Crete.
MurgatroydStanley EdwardPetty OfficerD/J114755Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine ThamesMoor Lane, Crosby03/08/194031Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonStanley was the son of William and Emily Louisa Murgatroyd; husband of Winifred Betty Murgatroyd, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was lost whilst serving on Submarine Thames. In July 1940 Thames torpedoed and sank the German torpedo boat Luchs, she went missing soon after, presumed mined
MylesJohn AnthonyTrooper396677553rd Regiment, Reconnaissance Corp. Royal Artillery Corps4 De Villiers Avenue, Crosby, Liverpool07/09/194424Leopoldsburg, BelgiumJohn was the youngest son of John and Ann Myles, of Crosby. He was killed on active service, he had previously taken part in the epic raid on Dieppe.
NewcombeErnest Lieutenant Commander (E)Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. 'Bachaquero'67 Coronation Drive, Crosby18/04/194257East London (East Bank) Cemetery, Eastern Cape, South AfricaErnest was the son of John Henry and Mary Newcomb; husband of Ella Elizabeth Newcomb, of Great Crosby. Hit was reported in local papers that Ernest 'had died in hospital abroad'
NewmanErnest PFlight Sergeant (Wireless Operator (Air))11091099 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer11 College Road North, Blundellsands19/10/1944Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, GermanyErnest was the son of Mr & Mrs J S Newman: husband of Frances (nee Chatterton). He was killed during an operational flight over Germany.

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SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography 
O'ConnorJohn JosephCaptainRoyal Naval Reserve, HMS 'President''24/06/194752Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolJohn was the son of Timothy and Marriane O'Connor; husband of Kathleen O'Connor, of Crosby
OrmeGeorge WilliamAble SeamanD/JX200553Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Matabele'17/01/1942Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonGeorge died whilst serving om Matabele. On 11 January 1942, she was detailed to escort Convoy PQ-8 from Iceland to Murmansk providing supplies to the Soviet Union. Six days later, on Saturday 17 January 1942, 'Matabele' was torpedoed by German submarine U-454.
O'Shaughnessy Myles FrancisCorporal37730457th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry70 Liverpool Road, Great Crosby25/09/194427Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, NetherlandsMyles was the son of George and Dora O'shaughnessy, of Great Crosby, Liverpool; husband of Grace Frances O'shaughnessy.
O'Shaughnessy PhilipPrivate142063462nd Battalion,East York Regiment9 Derwent Road, Crosby26/07/194421Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, FrancePhilip was the son of Henry and Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy, of Crosby
O'SheaJames StephenSapperRoyal Engineers12 Princess Avenue, Croosby01/07/194424Ford Cemetery, LiverpoolJames was the son of Josephine and (the late) John O'Shea. He at his home after a long illness. He was injured at Dunkirk and never really regained full health. He was discharged from the army on a full pension early 1944.
OvertonEdward LockhartPilot Officer164230Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve12/06/194419Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery, Alberta, CanadaEdward was the son of Charles Lockhart Overton and Helen Muriel Overton, of Blundellsands. It is likely that he perished while training at the Service Flying School based near the cemetery.
OwenWilliam NaylorFlight Sergeant1100663Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve27 Enbutt Lane, Crosby21/11/194323Runnymede Memorial, SurreyWilliam was the son of Hugh William and Ada Collis Owen; husband of Ethel Gertrude Owen, of Great Crosby. He was reported as missing presumed dead, during air operations.
ParkWilliam MorleyGuardsman26975261st Battalion, Scots GuardsDuddingston Avenue, Crosby05/05/194326Oued Zarga War Cemetery, TunisiaWilliam is the son of George Morley Park and Edith Anna Park, of Crosby. He enlisted in 1940, undergoing intensive training in the British Isles before being drafted to North Africa. He was killed on active service.
ParkerRonald  Gunner147367011 Field Artillery, Royal Artillery13 Grasmere Gardens, Crosby28/07/194222Heliopolis War Cemetery, EgyptRonald was the son of William and Alice Parker, of Crosby. He died of severe wounds, whilst serving with an Anti-Tank regiment in the Middle East. 
PattersonGerald WilliamCadetMerchant Navy, S.S.' Empire Lakeland' (South Shields) Old Farm Road, Crosby03/11/194316Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGerald was the son of Alfred Cameron Patterson and Florence M. Patterson, of Crosby. He was lost when Empire Lakeland was torpedoed by U-190 and sunk, the crew of 64 were all lost.

PattersonJames AlfredSargeant6465592Intelligence Corps01/07/194433Bari War Cemetery, ItalyJames was the son of Thomas and Beatrice Margaret Patterson, of Great Crosby.
PearsonJohn Harold ChildLieutenant Colonel56693South Lancashire Regiment, Commanding 5th Battalion Wiltshire RegimentGreenfields, Dowhills Road, Blundellsands08/07/194430Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceJohn was the only son of Charles Child Pearson and his wife. He was killed while leading his men who were trying to force a river crossing in Normandie, near Mount Pincon. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order for Gallantry in the field. Distinguished Service Order
PickupArnold FosterOrdinary SeamanP/JX284340Royal Navy, H.M.S.' Trinidad'57 College Road, Crosby14/05/194235Portsmouth Naval Memorial, DevonArnold was the son of Wolley Thomas Pickup and Eliza Pickup, of Great Crosby. He was reported missing presumed killed, on active service
PinningtonKevin CuthbertCaptain79379106 (The Lancashire Hussars) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal ArtilleryForton Lodge, Blundellsands26/04/194126Athens Memorial, GreeceKevin was the son of Henry Bernard and Clara Cecelia Pinnington, of Blundellsands. It is reported that he drowned during the evacuation of Crete. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross, while serving in North Africa.  His brother Noel Stephen also died on service.Military Cross
PinningtonNoel StephenCaptain6983540th (7th Battalion, The King's(Liverpool)), Royal Tank Regiment, Royal ArtilleryForton Lodge, Blundellsands27/01/194325Tripoli War Cemetery, LibyaSNoel was the sn of Henry Bernard and Clara Cecelia Pinnington; husband
of Patricia Pinnington. His brother, Kevin Cuthbert, also
died on service.
PortnallCharles EdwardLeading SeamanD/J96258Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Gloucester'Shaftsbury Road, Crosby22/05/194139Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonCharles was the son of Frederick and Sarah Portnall; husband of Kathleen Portnall, of Paignton, Devon. He was lost during the evacuation of Crete, when Gloucester was sunk by German dive bombers with the loss of 722 men out of a crew of 807.
PownellEdward RalphStoker 1st ClassD/SS 122660Royal Navy30/09/194444Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportEdward was the son of Edward and Alberta Pownell; husband of Catherine Ann Pownell, of Great Crosby.
PrescottDouglas RoyGuardsman37771833rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards16 Miller Avenue, Crosby16/10/194322Minturno War Cemetery, ItalyDouglas was the son of George Curzon Prescott and Winifred Mary Prescott, of Crosby
RalphHerbert JohnFlight Sergeant (Pilot)1538441271 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve35 South Parade, Crosby17/04/194427Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolHerbert was the son of Herbert and May Ralph, of Great Crosby,
RavenNeale MoneyLieutenant574552nd Royal Tank Regiment. Royal Artillery21/11/194127Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, LibyaNeale was the son of William Neale Money Raven and Constance Mary Raven, of Blundellsands
ReesHarry WaiterMerchant Navy, S.S. Nova Scotia7 Sunnyside Road, Crosby39/11/194232Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHarry was lost when Nova Scotia s was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U- 177
RichardsonWilliam AntoineLieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Goshawk17/01/194132Lee-on-Solent Memorial, HampshireSon of William and Jeanne Richardson, of Waterloo, Crosby, Lancashire; husband of Dolina Rose Richardson
RiedJames NormanPrivate7679892Royal Army Pay CorpsClifton Avenue, Crosby12/07/194732James was the son of Thomas Moore Ried and Jane Ellen Ried, of Liverpool; husband of Elizabeth Jessica MacDonald Ried, of Great Crosby
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RobertsHenry CyrilStoker 1st ClassD/KX91718Royal Navy H.M.S. 'Glorious'08/06/194021Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonHenry was the son of Helen Roberts, of Great Crosby
RobertsKennethStewardMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Oropesa' (LIverpool)Clifton Avenue, Crosby16/01/194118Tower Hill Memorial, LondonKenneth was the son of T. F. and Elsie Roberts, of Crosby. He was killed aboard Oropesa When she was torpedoed by
U-96, Cpt. Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock and sunk. The ship  was on route from
Mombasa to Britain, all 106 crew were lost
RobertsKenneth JamesFlight Sergeant1086767161 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveWater Street, Thornton23/01/194421Runnymede Memorial, SurreyKenneth was the son of James Collie Roberts and Florence Amy Roberts, of Thornton
RobinsonJames AlanSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S.' Nerissa' (Hamilton, Bermuda)30/04/194139Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of James Robinson, and of Edith Holmes Robinson, of Crosby.  He was lost aboard SS Nerissa, a troop carrier which was
sunk off Inistrahull, Ireland, while en-route from Nova Scotia to Liverpool. At the time the ship was carrying 175 passengers, mostly Canadian Army
personnel. 124 passengers and 83
crewmembers were killed.
RobinsonJohn FrancisLieutenant16817053 Infantry Brigade, Group Company, Royal Army Service Corp 42 College Road, Crosby13/08/194323Singapore Memorial, SingaporeJohn was the son of Eric Richard and Margaret Edith Robinson, of Great Crosby. It is reported that he died whilst escaping from one of the Burma Railway prison camps. He was mentioned in despatches.
RobinsonJohn VernonPilot OfficerRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve20 Victoria Avenue, Crosby24/07/194220St Helen's Church, Sefton VillageJohn was the son of John and Ada Robinson, of Great Crosby. John was killed while on active service, with Bomber Command, Number 25 Operational Training Unit.
RobinsonGeoffrey CliffordFlight Lieutenant (Pilot)123007247 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve3 College Road North, Crosby15/07/194422Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, FranceGeoffrey was the son of Herbert Henry and Edith Agnes Ann Robinson, of Blundellsands. He was shot down  when engaged with Typhoon Bombers over Normandie. At the time of his death Geoffrey was engaged to Miss M Rimmer, of Waterloo.
RogersAlbert ErnestChief OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Wayfarer'19/08/194439Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAlbert was the son of Alfred Ernest and Annie Orr Rogers; husband of Kathleen Rogers, of Great Crosby. He was lost aboard Wayfarer; she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-862 (later I-502) about  90 miles off Mozambique
RogersonJoseph AustinFlight Sergeant950598502 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveEsplen Avenue, Crosby24/04/194221Runnymede Memorial, SurreyJoseph was the son of Joseph and of Emily Mary Rogerson, of Crosby. He was reported as missing, presumed killed as the result of air operations.
RoocroftJamesSapper187352241 Fortress Company, Royal EngineersCollege Road, Crosby21/04/194120Kranji War Cemetery, SingaporeJames was the son of James Edward and Mary Ann Roocroft, of Crosby. He was drowned off Singapore in an accident, while he was a boatman on a small craft on a fast tide. He was trying to prevent an accident with another vessel when he was thrown overboard.
RylanceWalter Trevor LithgowSub-LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S.' Itchen'24A Harlech Road, Blundellsands23/09/194322Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonWalter was the son of Randolph L. and Ruby Doris Rylance, of Blundellsands. He was killed when Itechen, part of an Atlantic Convoy , was attacked south of Iceland
by German submarine U-666. She sank with the loss of 14 officers,  and 134  ratings.
SawyerMurielPrivateW/244475Auxiliary Territorial Service4 Windsor Road, Crosby06/05/194320St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyMuriel was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Sawyer
SeddonJoseph Francis JThird Radio OfficerM.V. 'Shillong' (London)04/12/194324Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJoseph was the son of William Seddon, and of Winifred Seddon, of Great Crosby. He died following the sinking of Shillongy, on 4th April 1943 by  German submarine U-635 in the N Atlantic off Cape Farewell.
ShawRobert VincentGunner902393106 (The Lancashire Hussars) light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery37 Hartdale Road, Crosby25/05/194122Athens Memorial, Greece
ShepherdHenry BurtonMajor663931st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment18/07/194427Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Son of William Henry and Florence Shepherd, of Great Crosby.
SladeAlbert ThomasSignalman2336862Singapore Fortress Signals, Royal Corps of Signals09/02/194324Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, MyanmarAlbert was the son of George Mark Slade and Louisa Slade, of Blundellsands.It would appear that Albert was a prisoner of war. Thanbyuzayat became a prisoner of war administration headquarters and base camp in September 1942 and in January 1943 a base hospital was organised for the sick working on the Burma - Siam railway.  Many of those who died working on the railway were buried in the nearby cemetery.
SladePeter DonaldElectrical Artificer 4th ClassD/MX58175Royal navy, H.M. Submarine PandoraMiller Avenue, Crosby04/01/194224Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonPeter was the son of Wilfred Frederick and Charlotte Louisa Slade, of Crosby. He was killed aboard Pandora, while she was unloading supplies in Malta.HMS A bombing
raid began as between 1500 and 1600 in the afternoon Pandora received two direct hits from  bombs and sank.
SmithJohnButcherMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Turakina' (Plymouth)Morningside, Great Crosby20/08/194027Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was killed aboard Turakina, following a two and a half hour battle  with by German Raider 36 (orion).She was in the Tasman Sea bound for Sydney and Wellington. 
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SmithSydney JohnstonLieutenant (E)Royal Naval  Reserve, H.M.S. 'Tynwald'66 Kingswood Drive, Crosby11/12/194230Liverpool Naval Memorial, MerseysideSydney was killed abroad Tynwald, a British steamship  in Admiralty service as an anti-aircraft escort ship,. She was
torpedoed by Italian submarine Argo and sank off Bougie
SmithTrevor HardyPilot Officer (Navigator)10656383 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.32 Kenilworth Road, Blundellsands22/02/194232Sola Churchyard, NorwayTrevor was the son of James Hardy and Ethel Jane Smith; husband of Jean Muriel Smith, of Oxted, Surrey.
SpicerFrank William DavidStaff Sergeant7322712Royal Army Medical Corps03/09/194632St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyFrank was the son of Frank William and Edith Marian Spicer, of Crosby
Sutcliffe- RhodesJamesSecond Lieutenant16211811th Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery03/02/194123Golders Green Crematorium, MiddlesexJames was the son of William Sutcliffe Rhodes, J.P., and Jessie Marie Rhodes, of Blundellsands
TabronStanley NathanSergeant (Pilot)1621986Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve2 Duddingston Avenue, Crosby06/01/194421St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyStanley was the son of Nathan and Mary Anne Tabron, of Great Crosby. He joined the ATC Crosby, at its formation and became a Flight sergeant in 1941, gaining his wings in Canada in 1942. He was killed in a flying accident.
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TaylorThomas MonksPilot Officer (Air Gunner)7720550 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve10 College Road North, Crosby26/07/194030Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolThomas was the son of Mrs & Mrs J J Taylor. He was killed while on active service.
ThomasEric WilliamPrivate146472992nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment84 Moor Drive, Crosby21/12/194421Faenza War Cemetery, ItalyEric was the son of William Joseph and Edith Thomas, of Great Crosby. He was killed in action.
ThomasFrederick RichardSecond OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Dione II' (Port Talbot)02/04/194137Termoncarragh Cemetery, County Mayo, republic of Ireland. Frederick was the son of Henry and Claire Thomas; husband of Lilian May Thomas, of Great Crosby. He was killed when Dione II was on route from
Wabana, Newfoundland to Cardiff in Convoy CX-20. She was at the back of the convoy, carrying a cargo of 2650 tons of iron ore, when  she was  attacked and sunk by U-93.
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ThompsonHorace LeslieAssistant StewardMerchant Navy, M.V. 'Waiwera' (Southampton)29/06/194233Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHorace was the son of William John George and Beatrice Thompson; husband of Olive Thompson, of Ford, Lancashire. He was killed aboard Wainwera ,  the ocean liner Waiwera was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-754, 450 miles North of the Azores
ThorougoodArden RoySergeant (Pilot) 1238936Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve8 Alexandra Road, Crosby19/07/194321Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolArden was the son of Thomas Arden Thorougood and Annie Thorougood, of Great Crosby. He was killed in a flying accident.
TullochArnold HallLeading AirmanFX90544Royal Navy, H.M.S. Saker28/06/194319Flatrock Oak Ridge Cemetery, Michigan, USAArnold was the son of Arnold and Helen Tullock,Lancashire.
VossMichaelLeading Aircraftman1289506Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve59 College Road North, Crosby01/08/194319Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.Michael was the son of Clive Harold and Georgette Voss, of Westminster, London. He was killed on active service. He enlisted with the Royal Air Force in 1940 at the age of 17, spending 18th months training in Canada.
WainwrightSamuelOrdinary TelegraphistD/JX259148Royal Navy, H.M.S. Drake15/01/194132Anfield Crematorium, LiverpoolSamuel was the son of William and Emma Wainwright, of Liverpool; husband of Cecilia Wainwright, of Crosby
WalkerKennethFusilier78898902nd Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersSecond Avenue, CrosbyDied Between 31/05/1940 & 02/06/194019Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France Kenneth was the son of Joseph and Mary Walker; and stepson of Mrs. F. Walker, of Crosby. He died during the evacuation of Allied troops from The Dunkirk Beaches.
WalkerWallace HenryFusilier41924006h Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and The Number 2 Independent Company. Died Between 26/05/1940 & 17/06/1940Saltdal Main Churchyard, NorwayWallace was the son of Dennis and Maude Walker, of Great Crosby.
WestrayJames WingatePetty Officer StokerD/KX80843Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Abdiel'11 Shaftesbury Avenue, Crosby09/09/194231Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonJames was reported missing, presumed dead following the sinking of the Adbiel.  Mediterranean Fleet (1943). Abdiel was sunk by German mines in Italy's Taranto  harbour.
WhinyatesStanley BurkeAble SeamanD.JX569788Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Squirrel'Burneside, Park Drive, Thornton. 24/07/194519Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonStanley was the son of Stanley and Doris Mary Whinyates, of Thornton, Lancashire. Squirrel was scuttled on 24 July 1945 off Phuket, Siam (Thailand) after being mined.7 Of her crew were killed.
WhiteEdward Arthur MilwardLieutenant15589240th (7th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool)), Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery11 Roehampton Drive, Blundellsands22/07/1942Alamein Memorial, EgyptEdward was killed in action during the North African Campaign.
WhitfieldAlan HulmeLieutenant1933801/8th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersRonda' Ennismore Road, Crosby28/04/1944Kohima War Cemetery, IndiaAlan was the son of  Richard and Ann Whitfield; husband of Beryl Whitfield, of Stoneygate, Leicester
WhittakerGeorgeEngine ArtificerD/JX150285Royal NavyRichmond Terrace, Crosby20/06/194220
WilkinsonEdward GLance Sergeant26596342nd Battalion, Coldstream GuardsOld Farm Road, Crosby26/04/194332Massicault War Cemetery, TunisiaEdward was the son of Patrick and Mary Wilkinson, of Great Crosby, Liverpool; husband of Theodora Eileen Wilkinson. He died from wounds received in action.
WilliamsArthurCollege Road, Crosby
WilliamsGeorgeCollege Road, Crosby
WilliamsHugh GlynneDeck BoyMerchant Navy, S.S. Jonathan Holt (Liverpool) 24/02/194116Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHugh was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Williams, of Crosby, Liverpool. He was killed aboard The Jonathan Holt aged just 16. At 02.12 hours on 24 Feb,  1941, U-97 fired two torpedoes at the convoy OB-289 southwest of the Faröe Islands and reported one ship sunk.  In fact the Mansepool and Jonathan Holt were both  hit and sunk. 
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Williams William Owen HowardSergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)1011696115 Squadron, Royal Air ForceRheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein- Westfalen, GermanyWilliam was the son of Owen Howard and Nellie Williams; husband of Vera Mary Williams, of Crosby,
WilsonTom SatterthwaiteCaptain235333Royal Corps of SignalsGowancroft, Elm Avenue, Crosby29/09/194436Tom was the son of Thomas S. and Sarah Hannah Wilson; husband of Joan S. Wilson, of Hightown. He was awarded the MBE in recognition of his distinguished and Gallant service in Italy. He was killed in action.  Member of the British Empire
WilsonRonald Sergeant (Air Gunner)1065928Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve2 Cambridge Drive, Crosby24/04/194130St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbySRonald was the son of Agnes Wilson, of Great Crosby, he was killed on active service. Prior to the war he was on the staff of the Blackburn Assurance Co. Ltd, and was a member of the Crosby Special Constables.  
WinsorWilliam EdwardAssistant StewardMerchant Navy, M.V. 'Brittany' (Liverpool)47 Coronation Road, Crosby30/10/194232Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of William Bennett Winsor and Mary Winsor; husband of Kezia Winsor. of Crosby
WoodCharlesSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Ceramic' (Southampton)Haigh Avenue, Crosby12/07/194252Tower Hill Memorial, LondonCharles was the son of William Cromwell Wood and Sarah Wood; husband of E. Maude Wood, of Great Crosby. 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 . 
WrightDerekRifleman146134292nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles22 St Michaels Road, Crosby26/07/194419Hernamville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
WrightRichardTrooper37718242nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps19 Enfield Avenue, Crosby15/07/194221El Alamein War Cemetery, EgyptRichard was the son of Richard and Margaret Wright, of Crosby, Liverpool. He was killed in action.  Anti-Tank gun fired hit the tank Richard was in, he was killed instantly 
WrightWilliamLance Corporal413126311th Battalion,  Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps 19 Moorside Road, Crosby26/09/194426Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, NetherlandsWilliam was the son of William Wright, and of Ellen Wright, of Crosby
YatesArthur HillElectricalMerchant Navy, S. 'Laconia' ( Liverpool)10 Kingswood Drive, Great Crosby09/12/194241Tower Hill Memorial, LondonArthur was the son of George and Eleanor. He was killed when  SS Laconia, carrying 2,732 crew, passengers, soldiers and prisoners of war, was torpedoed and sunk by U-156, a German U-boat, off the West African coast.
YeatsRobertLieutenant (E)Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. Carinthia37 Stuart Road, Crosby06/06/194054Liverpool Naval Memorial, LiverpoolRobert was one of four men who lost their lives during the sinking of the Carinthia. The Ship was torpedoed by
German submarine U-46. She sank when she was taken in tow the next day and foundered 34 miles east of Bloody Foreland.
ZachariasJohn PaulMajor1309852nd Royal Tank Regiment, Royal ArtilleryHawkstone, Downhills Road, Blundellsands09/07/194430Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Frederick Albert Paul and Gladys Zacharias; husband of Audrey Amsdale Zacharias, of Ainsdale. He was killed in action in Italy. Prior to the war he was an international golfer and played Rugby for Lancashire and Waterloo.