Great Crosby & Blundellsands' fallen Service men

Great Crosby & Blundellsands’ War Memorial is located in Alexandra Park, on Coronation Road. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 261 heroic Service men, who gave their lives in The Great War.

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

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
AbbottFrederick JohnSeamanH.M.S Laurentic2 Seafield Avenue, Great Crosby25/01/191727Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandFrederick was killed when H.M.S. Laurentic was sunk after striking two mines north of Ireland, with the loss of 354 lives. She was carrying about 43 tons of gold ingots at the time of her loss.
AldridgeThomasPrivate186212nd Garrison Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment)29 Brighton Road, Great Crosby14/03/191732Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, GreeceThomas was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Aldridge; husband of Elizabeth Aldridge (nee Blackhurst). He died of pneumonia while on active service in Salonika.
AllmanCharles Redmond RocheDonkeymanS.S. Trinidad2 Eshe Road North, Blundellsands22/03/191825Tower Hill Naval Memorial, London, EngandCharles Redmond Roche was born at Holywood, County Down, Ireland; the son of Charles and Elizabeth Allman (nee O'Flaherty). He was lost when S.S. Trinidad ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea, 12 nautical miles off the Codling Bank Lightship, by SM U-101 (Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 39 crew.
AlmondGeorgePrivate15981The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment49 Chambers Street, Everton07/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was the son of Peter and Gertrude Almond. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
AltyRobertLance Corporal16562King's Liverpool Regiment12 Vale Road, Great Crosby11/05/191821St Peter and St paul Graveyard, Great Crosby, EnglandRobert was born at Great Crosby in 1896; the only child of Robert Alty and Alice (nee Fenna). He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals at Liverpool on the 1st September 1914; giving his age as 19 (although he was actually only 17). Robert was posted to the Western Front on the 7th November 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. [London Gazette 26th April 1917]. He was wounded in action on the 23rd April 1917, suffering a bullet wound and compound fracture of the right leg. He returned to the UKand was treated at Bath War hospital. He was discharged from the Army as permanently unfit on the 2nd November 1917 with a 100% pension. He died just a year later.
ApplebyEricSecond Lieutenant42nd Battey, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryFarnley, Moor Park, Great Crosby28/10/191623Grove Ton Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, FranceEric was the son of Joseph and Alice Maud Appleby. He joined the Officer Training Corps at the age of 16, afterwards with the Royal Engineers (Territorial). He enlisted in 1914. He died of wounds received at the Battle of Morval and attack with The Battle of the Somme.
ArnoldWilliam JosephPrivate42907th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment80 Brighton Road, Great Crosby08/03/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was born at Crosby in 1886, the son of James Arnold and Ellen (nee Cottier); husband of Elizabeth Arnold (nee Rimmer). They had one child. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
BainesFrancis SlaterLance Corporal18696th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Coronation Road, Great Crosby21/08/191624St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandFrancis was the son of Mrs Elizabeth Baines. He died of wounds received during the Battle of the Somme.
BallardLeo PatrickGunner25498A Battery, 93rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery18 Victoria Road, Great Crosby16/10/191619A.I.F Burial Ground, Flers, FranceLeo was the son of William and Elizabeth Ballard. He joined the forces on the outbreak of the war, and had been at the front for nearly two years, when he was killed in action. Before the war, Leo was employed in the powerhouse of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company at Formby.
BanisterCharles WilfredSecond Lieutenant4th Battalion, Royal FusiliersTunbridge Wells16/06/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FranceCharles was the son of Howard Cottrell and Blanche Banister. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby and Jesus College, Cambridge. Charles attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; he was gazetted in the 5th Battalion Royal Fusiliers on 18th February 1915. He left for France a week before his death.
BarnesGeorgeRifleman22866th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBurneside, St Anthonys Road, Blundellsands10/09/191521Suzanne Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceGeorge was the son of James and Emma E Barnes. He attended Merchant Taylors School, Crosby. He went on an apprenticeship with a Liverpool engineering firm, finishing his time with the Northumberland Engine Works. He enlisted at the beginning of the war, and was drafted in February. He was wounded at Hill 60 in May, returning to the UK for treatment. On recovery, he re-joined his company in August, dying less than two months later.
BartlettGeorgeCorporal301010th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Sugnall Street, Liverpool16/06/191521Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FranceArthur was born at Montreal, Canada in 1895: the son of Edmund Thomas Bartlett and Ethel Louisa. He was killed at Hooge; with the help of one of his men he bombed a German machine gun and killed some thirty enemy fighters. He was killed by a German bullet at the end of a day's fighting. His father was one of the rescued from the Lusitania when she was torpedoed.

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BlakeCharles LewisPrivate2969919th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment78 Oxford Road, Waterloo31/07/191631Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, FranceCharles was born at Waterloo, the son of John Richard Blake; husband of Sarah Anne Blake. He died of wounds received during the Somme offensive, at one of the field dressing stations positioned near Corbie.
BleaseHarveyCaptain15th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and Lancashire FusiliersSt Anthony's Road, Blundellsands08/07/191532Helles Memorial, TurkeyHarvey was the eldest son of Walter and Mary Blease; husband of Helen Dorothy Stanley Blease. Prior to enlisting, he was a chartered accountant at 8 Fenwick Street, Liverpool. After enlisting, Harvey was posted to the Dardanelles, where he was killed in action. Before the war, Harvey was the captain of Sefton Cricket club.
BlundellHenryPrivate2351564th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment30/04/1917St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceHenry was the son of Margaret Blundell. He enlisted in the army in Seaforth, and was posted to France in 1916. His original service number was 5767. He died of wounds at one of the military hospitals based around Rouen.
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BousfieldEustacePrivate2314Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussar, Worcester Yeomany23/04/1916Jerusalem Memorial, IsraelEustace was born at Bromborough; the eldest son of Henry Michael Bousfield and Annie (nee Tetley). He enlisted at the outbreak of war and was posted to Egypt with his regiment in May 1915. Eustace was reported missing, and afterwards as killed in action at Katia, Egypt. He had been recommended for a commission.
BradburyJohn WilliamSergeant44430King's Shropshire Light Infantry and South Lancashire Regiment4 York Road, Great Crosby07/06/191826Sandpits British Cemertry, Fouquereuil, FranceJohn was posted to France in 1914; within 12 months he had contracted trench fever and was sent home for treatment. He went to France for the second time in June 1918. John was struck by a shell, and died shortly after. He was buried with full military honours. He left behind a widow and one child (13 months old).
BrewFredPrivate321688th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment51 Brighton Road, Great Crosby04/10/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceFred was born at Blackpool in 1896. He was the son of Peter Brew and Annie (nee Walker). He was killed in action during the bombardment prior to the Battle of Arras.
BrewGeorgeStoker 1st ClassSS/105528Royal Navy, H.M.S. Doris75 Brighton Road , Great Crosby15/12/191418Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptGeorge Brew was born at Blackpool in 1896; the son of Peter Brew and Annie (nee Walker). He died in action. The ship was patrolling the Syrian coast near Beersheba when she spotted suspicious activity; a Turkish defensive position in the course of construction. The ship opened fire and the emplacement was swiftly destroyed.
BriggsEgbertSergeant18636th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment40 Cambridge Avenue, Great Crosby, Liverpool07/07/191627Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceEgbert was the second son of Thomas and Hester Margaret Briggs. He enlisted in August 1914, and he was a local preacher on the Wesleyan circuit, and a loyal worker for the Wesleyan Mission, Crosby.
BriggsEric MackieSecond Lieutenant6th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersSandymount, Blundellsands, Liverpool05/02/191719Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, Pas de Calais, FranceEric was the son of James Ingham Briggs; gentleman of Sandymount, Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands. He died in the area of the Battle of Arras. His father received his effects, which were valued at £172 16s 1d (£10,000 at current values.)
BristowJoseph BenjaminPrivateM2/14794950th Company, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps13 King's Road, Great Crosby13/12/191737Vlamertinghe New Military, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph was husband of Annie Bristow. Before the war, he was a chauffeur in the employ of Mrs. Cooper, "Riverslea," Blundellsands. Joseph enlisted in the Army Service Corp, Motor Transport. He was killed in action in France, his commander reported that death was instantaneous.
BrockbankCharles NormanCaptain18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19 Adelaide Terrace, Waterloo, Liverpool07/01/191632Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, MametzCharles was the only son of Marion and (the late) Robert M. Henry Brockbank. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and trained with the ‘Pals’ at Knowsley, Hooton, Grantham and Salisbury Plain. He was drafted to France, and was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
BrockmanAlbert JohnSecond Lieutenant4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster RegimentLynton, Asbourne Aveue, Blundellsands08/08/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlbert John Brockman was the son of John William Brockman and Mary Brockman (nee Cooper). Prior to the war, he was employed by the Eastern Telegraph Company. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme. His effects were valued at £550 14s 8d (£51,000 at current values.)
BrodbeltArthur DellLieutenant264th Siege Batter, Royal Garrison ArtilleryMillbank, Moor Park, Great Crosby18/04/1918Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceArthur as the son of Lucy and (the late) Thomas Bryde Brodbelt of Mill Bank, Moor Park, Great Crosby. He initaily served in Malta, before being drafted to France, where he was mortally wounded. His brother, Guy Brodbelt, also fell.
BrodbeltGuyLieutenant9th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMillbank, Moor Park, Great Crosby14/04/191627Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceGuy was the son of Lucy Brodbelt and (the late) Thomas Bryde Brodbelt. He served at the front for 12 months, taking part in both the battles of Festubert and Loos, before being killed in action. His brother, Arthur Dell Brodbelt, also fell.
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BurtonGeoffrey BunnellLieutenant6th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentYmuiden, Warren Road, Blundellsands08/03/191721Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeoffrey was born at Crosby in 1896; the son of George Lewis Burton and Katharine Mary Burton. He was killed in action during the heavy fighting in Lijssenthoek, between April and August 1917. His father claimed his effects which were valued at £1,060 13s (£77,000 at current values.) His twin brother, Kenrick Burton, also fell.
BurtonKenrick HammondLieutenant6th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentYmuiden, Warren Road, Blundellsands16/06/191822Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumKenrick was born at Crosby in 1896. He was the son of George Lewis Burton and Katharine Mary Burton. Kenrick was initially reported as missing, then presumed dead on the battlefields of Ypres. His father claimed his effects, which were valued at £905 4s 10d (£43,000 at current values.) His twin brother, Geoffrey Burton, also fell.
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CampbellRichard DouglasSergeant35525410th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Victoria Avenue, Great Crosby08/09/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRichard was born at Liverpool in 1895; the son of Richard and Jane Campbell. He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme.
CatonThomas CyrilFitter40726th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery30 Oxford Drive, Waterloo06/01/191721London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Hainaut, BelgiumThomas was the son of Edward and Fanny Jane Caton. He was killed on the battlefied of Ypres.
ChambersRobertPrivate5930344th Company, Machine Gun Corps11 Lune Street, Great Crosby17/04/191737Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, HampshireRobert Chambers was the husband of Susan Chambers. Robert was wounded at Easter and being transported back to England, when His Majesties Transport Ship Donegal, serving as a hospital ship, was torpedoed by a Uboat. She sank quickly, taking 29 wounded soldiers and 11 of her crew. He left a widow and seven children.
CharltonArthurPrivate59562D Company, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment57 Regent Road, Great Crosby02/07/191827Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceArthur Charlton was the son of Richard Robinson Charlton and Emma Charlton. He was killed in action near Favreuil village.
Cheney (Inman)George EdwinLance Corporal3/1225612th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMinets Lodge, Brownmoor Lane, Great Crosby09/03/191622Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, FranceGeorge Edwin Cheney was born at Great Crosby in 1894; the son of George Cheney and Sophia Ann (nee Inman). He served in the British Army as George Inman. George was initially reported as missing, then death presumed, during the Battle of the Somme.
ClinchAlfred ThomasPrivateG/6685623rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers7 Brighton Vale, Blundellsands25/03/191832Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, FranceAlfred Thomas Clinch was the son of Harry and Sarah Clinch of Cheshire; husband of Maggie Clinch. He was killed in action during the German advance in the spring of 1918.
CollinsonArthur AmeryCaptain9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment4 College Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool25/09/191531Loos Memorial. Pas de Calais, FranceArthur was reported missing, then killed in action during the Battle of Loos. Prior to the war he was with Messrs. Waltons and Co. solicitors, London, and enlisted on the day war was declared, obtaining a commission in the East Surrey Regiment. His effects were valued at £10731s 5d (over £46,000 at current values.)
CollisterEdward NoelShipwrightH.M.S Sarnia6 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby09/12/191829Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandHe was the husband of Agnes Collister. He was lost when the armed boarding steamer, HMS Sarnia, was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Alexandria, Egypt by SM U-65 (Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 55 crew.
CondronMichaelPrivate (Acting Corporal)2661917th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment20 Park Street, Bootle18/04/1918Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, FranceMichael enlisted in the Liverpool Regiment on 20th May 1915 in Knowsley. During his training, and his early military career, Michael accrued numerous Regimental entries for being absent without leave; having a dirty rifle on the 7am parade. He was punished by being confined to barracks. He was wounded in November 1917, returning to duty once recovered. Michael was killed in action in the vicinity of the La Basse Canal.
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CoulsonFrancis Coulson TregarthenCaptain546th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison ArtilleryMoor Grove, Lelant, Cornwall09/08/191831Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, FranceFrancis was the son of William Craze and Susan Coulson Tregarthen (formerly Craze). He was adopted by his maternal cousin at the age of 15, and assumed the Coulson name. He died at the No 62 Casualty Clearing Station, of wounds received whilst on reconnaissance work the previous day. Francis had previously been awarded the Military Cross for consistent good work .Military Cross
CowellFrancisAble SeamanMersey Z/314Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division36 York Road, Great Crosby21/06/1915Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Cape Helles, TurkeyFrancis was the son of James and Annie Cowell. He enlisted in the Naval Brigade at the outbreak of war, and was killed in the trench warfare at Gallipoli.
CowmanF.GSecond Lieutenant6th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Coronation Drive, Great Crosby, Liverpool28/09/1918Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut, Nord, FranceFrederick was the youngest son of Joseph Gregory Cowman and Margaret Watson (nee Sutton). He enlisted soon after the outbreak of war and was sent to France on 4th March 1916. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1916, for conspicuous courage and coolness in the capturing of a machine-gun post. He was killed in action.Distinguished Conduct Medal
CowmanRobert JosephCorporal1608717th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Cavendish Drive, Blundellands07/12/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was born in August 1893; the eldest son of Joseph Cowman and Margaret Watson (nee Sutton). In 1911, aged seventeen, Robert was working as a chartered accountant's articled clerk. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals on the 1st September 1914. He was 5ft 9 inches with grey eyes and sandy hair. He was posted overseas on the 7th November 1915 and went missing at the Somme between the 10th and 12th July 1916. His death was assumed.
CumminsPeterMasterS.S. SagamoreCaulfield, College Road North, Great Crosby03/03/191748Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandPeter was the son of Captain Joseph Cummins and Mary Cummins; husband of Beatrice Cummins. SS Sagamore was the only British built whaleback freighter. She was torpedoed on 3rd March 1917, 150 miles off Fastnet and sank in thirty minutes. Only 3 lifeboats got away. They were not picked up till the 12th March, by the Blue Funnel ship Deucalion. 52 lives were lost.
DanielsThomas Harold RaynerSecond LieutenantKing's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)21 Alexandra Road, Great Crosby04/09/191620Basra Memorial, IraqThomas was born at Conway in 1896; the only son of Thomas Daniels and Florence Hilda (nee Rayner). He was killed in action in the operations in Mesopotamia. His cousin, Oliver Crossley Rayner also perished. The pair had both attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
DavieJohn GeorgePrivate17/4183320th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Transferred to (35562) 834th Area Employment Company. Labour Corps, attd. 2nd Siege Park
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77 Victoria Road, Great Crosby15/08/191836Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, FranceJohn was the son of Joseph William and Jane Davie. He died of appendicitis 'in the field'.
DaviesHarryPrivate16792D Company, 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment50 York Road, Great Crosby07/05/191623Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceHarry Davies was born at Widnes in 1893; the son of Samuel and Jane Davies. Prior to enlisting, Harry was working as a scaler at a railway company electric power station. He was killed in action on 4 July, during the operation by the 19th (Western) Division to clear La Boisselle.
DaviesSamuelPrivate373514th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment50 York Road, Great Crosby20/05/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceSamuel Davies was the son of Samuel Davies; husband of Margaret (nee Meadows). He was posted to the front after January 1916. Samuel was killed in action, in the aftermath of the battle of Arras. His brother, Harry, was also killed in action.
Deady (Deedy)WilliamPrivate141201st Battalion, Scots Guards44 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby30/07/191730Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of William and Anne Deedy; husband of Elizabeth Deedy. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres, in the build up to the Battle of Passchendaele.
DeanJosiah StanleyCaptain7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentThe Dunes, Blundellsands27/05/191526Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceJosiah was the fifth son of Josiah and Elizabeth Emily Dean. He enlisted and saw action at Neuve Chapelle and was wounded at Festubert. Although already wounded at the beginning of the attack, he headed his men to the enemy's trenches, he was again severely wounded and unable to go any further. He died in hospital at Boulogne from wounds.
DearingHarryPrivate4201211th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers34 Shaftesbury Road, Crosby04/10/191823Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumHarry was born at Goxhill, Yorkshire in 1895 the son of Walter Simpson Dearing and Ruth (nee Towse). He was killed in action in the day-to-day trench warfare which characterised the fighting in the Ploegstreert sector of the Western Front. His effects were valued at £6010s 9d (£2,600 at current values.)
DelamereJohnPrivate2697497th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCoronation Road, Great Crosby04/12/191728St Peter and Paul Graveyard, Great Crosby, EnglandCROSBY SOLDIER'S DISTRESSING SUICIDE. – “ an inquest on Friday, regarding the death of John Delamore, whose body had been taken out of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on the previous day. The father of the deceased said he last saw him alive on 30th March, when he was very depressed, as he did not like the Army” A verdict of "Suicide whist of unsound mind" was returned”. Bootle Times 20th April 1917
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DonPeter HendersonLance Corporal1590617th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Ennismore Road, Great Crosby27/06/191622Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FrancePeter was born at Kirkdale in 1894, the son of David and Margaret Don. Before the war, he worked as a bank clerk. Peter was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
DonnellyEdwardPrivate70357th (South Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment4 Springfeld Cottages, Victoria Road, Great Crosby22/10/191819Tournai Communal Cemetery, Allied Extension, Hainaut, BelgiumEdward was born at Allerton in 1899; the son of Thomas Donnelly and Ellen (nee Cody). He was killed in action whilst on service with the 7th Royal Irish Regiment. He was a member of St. Joseph's congregation, Blundellsands
DonnellyJosephPrivate3052285th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 The Green, Great Crosby08/08/191625Thiepval Memorial. Somme, FranceJoseph was the son of the late James and Esther Donnelly. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. His brother, James, was also killed.
DonnellyJamesGunner13954C Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery11 The Green, Great Crosby06/07/191621Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was born at Great Crosby in 1895; the son of James Donnelly and Esther (nee Gilbertson). Prior to enlisting, he was a golf caddy. He died during the first few days of the Battle of the Somme.
DonovanRichard JohnPrivate104942nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company6 Park Terrace, Waterloo10/07/191734Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRichard was the husband of Evelyn Donovan. He enlisted with the Honourable Artillery Company, seeing action at Bullecourt. The company had been involved on an attack on Reute, when Richard was killed in action.
DraperRichardPrivate2432971st/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers09/06/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRichard Draper was the husband of Eva Draper (nee Gascoigne). They were married in the Spring of 1917. He was killed in action during The Third Battle of Ypres; Passchendaele.
du Cros (du Cross)Ernest FrancisPrivate54182King's Liverpool Regiment, Transferred to 76th Company Labour Corps48 Victoria Road, Great Crosby06/02/191941St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyErnest was the son of (the late) Edward and Frances Maria du Cros of Dublin; husband of Gwendoline Mabel du Cros. He died of shell shock.
DumphyThomas JohnAir Mechanic 3rd Class122797Royal Air Force27 Kilnyard Road, Great Crosby18/02/191921St Peter and Paul, Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandThomas John Dunphy was the son of Mathew Dunphy and Margaret (nee Ward).
DuncanThomas SamuelChief StewardS.S. Lisbon9 Kimberley Drive, Great Crosby30/05/191761Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandThomas was the husband of Mary Reddie More Duncan. He was lost when S.S. Lisbon struck a mine and sank in the English Channel, 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of the Royal Sovereign Lightship with the loss of one crew member – Thomas Duncan.
EdkinsDouglas RolandPrivate34141King's Shropshire Light Infantry and Royal Welsh Fusiliers and King's (Liverpool Regiment)11 Cambridge Road, Crosby18/03/191824Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.Douglas was born at 29 Rossett Avenue, Toxteth Park on the 18th January 1894; the son of Clement Edkins and Rosina Jane (nee Chinnery). Douglas served with three regimensa; the King's Liverpool Regiment, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and Shropshire Light Infantry. He was with this latter regiment when he died of wounds in Jerusalem.
FairbairnWilliam RichieRifleman13306th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentRowallan, Blundellsands, Liverpool05/05/191525Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of George Edward Fairbairn and Jessie Fulton (nee Ritchie). He and his brother, Arthur West Fairbairn, were both killed on the 15th May 1915 whilst serving with the 6th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment, during the second Battle of Ypres.
FairbairnArthur WestRifleman13296th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentRowallan, Blundellsands, Liverpool05/05/191519Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumArthur was the son of George Edward Fairbairn and Jessie Fulton (nee Ritchie). He and his brother, William Ritchie Fairbairn, were both killed on the 15th May 1915 whilst serving with the 6th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment, during the second Battle of Ypres.
FernieRoy MackinzieLieutenant6th Signal Company, Royal EngineersSt Anthony's Road, Crosby16/08/191525Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRoy was the son of David Fernie and Isabella (nee MacKenzie) of Raby Hall, Bromborough. He was killed in action close to the town of Ypres. Probate of his estate was obtained at London on the 7th January 1916 by his brothers, Henry and Robert Kerr Fernie, shipowners. His effects were valued at £251,010 1s (£22 million at current values.)
FinnieBertram KnottCaptainLincolnshire Regiment, 8th BattalionSt Alban's Road, Bootle10/01/191525Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBertram served initially in the Liverpool Scottish, and afterwards in the Lincolnshire Yeomanry. He took a commission in the 5th Lincolns, and received his captaincy not long afterwards. A letter, written by one of his brother officers, states that the captain was inspecting the repaired parapet of the trench, which had been damaged by the Germans, when Bertram was shot by a sniper.Crosby Library C 940.3 BOO p.4
FitzgeraldCharles WilfredRifleman40996th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiement12 Agnes Road, Blundellsands07/01/191619Beaumetz-les-Loges Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was the son of Joseph and Lily Fitzgerald. He was killed in action in the Arras area of the Western Front.
FranceEdward DonoghuePrivate12653B Company, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)14 Webster Street, Litherland05/03/191720Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was born at Seaforth in 1897; the son of James France and Catherine 'Kate' (nee McGrath). He died of wounds received in action, possibly in the Battle of Arras, at one of the Casualty clearing stations in Aubigny.
FranceJohnCorporal21927th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13 Hornby Street, Great Crosby16/05/191527Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born at Crosby in 1888; the son of John France and Esther (nee Meadows). He was killed in action on the second day of the Battle of Festubert. His brother, James, was also killed in action.
FranceJamesPrivate494227th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment13 Hornby Street, Great Crosby24/09/191632Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme, FranceJames was born at Bankhall, Kirkdale in 1884. He was the son of John France and Esther (nee Meadows). James was married and had a daughter, Mary. It is likely that James was wounded at the Battle of the Somme, as the cemetery he is buried in was predominately used by Medical Units. His brother, John France, fell at Festubert.
FryPercival NormanPrivate2044435th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 Coronation Drive, Great Crosby05/10/191721Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumPercival Norman Fry was born at Bristol; the son of Alfred George Fry and Ada Beatrice Mary (nee Thomas). He was killed on the Battlefields of Ypres.
GalbraithPeter Joseph HewittEngineerS.S. Meissonier86 Alexandra Road, Great Crosby27/04/191645His place of burial is unknownPeter was born at Stranraer Scotland on 23/12/1870; the son of Peter Galbraith and Mary (nee Hewitt); husband to Christine Fanny Hind, they had two children Mary (1905) and Peter Malcolm (1907). Peter was serving aboard the SS Meissonier when he died after falling down a bunker at Genoa Italy.
GillandersHarvey SissonCompany Sergeant Major8510th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Harlech Road, Blundellsands16/06/191535Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHarvey was born in Neston Cheshire, the son of George and Anna Gillanders. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a Merchant's Clerk. He was killed on the battlefields of Ypres.

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GillespieFrancis DavidSergeant2650259th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby05/12/191729Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery West-Vlaanderen BelgiumFrancis (Frank) David Gillespie was born in 1881 in Great Crosby, the son of Robert and Catherine (nee Smith) Gilllespie. In 1891, he lived in Myers Road, Great Crosby, with his parents and two brothers. His father was a gardener who died in 1908. In 1911, Francis lived with his family at 38 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby, and worked as a jobbing gardener. He served with the Yorkshire Regiment and the Kings (Liverpool Regiment). His medal card shows that he was posted overseas on 06/10/1914. He was seriously wounded at Ypres on 23/10/1914 but recovered and was able to return to the front. He was killed in action on 12/05/1917 at Ypres. He had been connected with the Crosby Territorials since their formation. He was keenly interested in boxing and other sports. He is remembered on the family grave at St Luke's C of E churchyard Great Crosby. The inscription reads "Gone but not forgotten". He is commemorated on Southport Civic Memorial, Crosby and Blundellsands Civic Memorial and St Luke's C of E Church Crosby.Victory Medal
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GoodyearJames HenryRifleman17006th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentWillowbank, Blundellsands13/04/191535Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the son of James and Elizabeth Goodyear. He held a commission in the 4th Volunteer Battalion, the King's Liverpool Regiment. When war broke out, he joined the ranks of the 6th Liverpool’s. In civilian life, he had served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Elder, Dempster and Co. and was in business with his uncle; Goodyear and Hick, Shipstore Merchants, Liver Street. He died from wounds received in action.Victory Medal
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GrenstedAlfredPrivateG/1987726th Battalion, Royal FusiliersThe Vicarage, Melling15/09/191629Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, FranceAlfred was the son of Reverend Canon Frederic and Gertrude E Grensted. He was a member of Waterloo Rugby club and twice played half back for Lancashire. After leaving school, he worked for the Bank of Liverpool. Alfred enlisted in October 1915 and was killed instantaneously by a piece of shrapnel which passed through both his body shields.
GrossartArchibald Campbell2nd Lieutenant10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, attached to 1st/5th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders36 College Road, Great Crosby23/07/191820St Imoges Churchyard, Marne
Archibald was born in 1898 in Waterloo Lancashire, the son of Alexander and Mary Grossart. He enlisted in October 1916 and received his commission the following year; training as a cadet at Kinmel Park where he was
a member of the football team that won the battalion challenge shield. He was killed in action. His commanding officer wrote that "he played a most gallant part in a strenuous action and saved his men from a cruel hostile
shelling".
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GrossartDouglas BuchananPrivate377010th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 College Road, Great Crosby16/06/191519Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumDouglas was the son of Alexander and Mary Stuart Grossart, he was born in Waterloo in 1894. He enlisted in 1914 and was killed at Ypres. His brothers, Archibald and Robert, also perished.
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GrossartRobert Threshie ReidPrivate2200D Company, 1st/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 College Road, Great Crosby16/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais FranceRobert was born 1895 in Winnington Cheshire, the son of Alexander and Mary Grossart. He enlisted in 1914 and was posted to France. He was killed during the Battle of Festubert where the 7th King’s made their 'famous' charge. His brothers, Archibald and Douglas, also perished.
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HaighJohn WilliePrivate4124520th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment3 Crown Buildings, Great Crosby02/03/1917Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn died of bronchitis at one of the Casualty Clearing stations which were located near Gezaincourt, on the Somme. He left a widow Ruth.
HailwoodJohn2nd Lieutenant1/4 Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire RegimentIngleholme, Abbotsford Road, Blundellsands16/10/191837Don Communal Cemetery Annoeullin Nord FranceJohn was born in 1881 in Liverpool; the son of William and Elizabeth Hailwood. Before the war, he was a member of The Liverpool Stock Exchange. He was killed in action near La Bassee.
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HaleJohn WilliamLance Corporal2418372nd/4th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment46 Victoria Road, Great Crosby28/09/191825Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in Great Crosby in 1893, the son of William and Mary nee Blundell. In 1901, he worked as an upholsterer. John enlisted at Sheffield. He was posted to the front after January 1916. He died of wounds received in action.Victory Medal
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HalewoodEdwardCorporal2271020th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Moorgate Street, Great Crosby28/01/191624Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceEdward was born on 13th March 1893 at Aughton Lancashire, the son of William and Sarah Halewood. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a grocer’s assistant. He enlisted with the Liverpool 'Pals' on 10th November 1914. Edward was killed in action; his brother, William, also fell.
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HalewoodRichardPrivate1454513th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Islington, Great Crosby06/06/191731Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRichard was born in 1885 at Great Crosby, the son of Thomas and Ellen Halewood. He married Ellen, and they had son, Edward. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a general labourer. He was killed in near Arras.
HalewoodWilliamAble Seaman220699H.M.S Pembroke Royal Navy24 Moorgate Street, Great Crosby27/10/191731St Luke's Churchyard Great Crosby, EnglandWilliam Halewood was born on 04/10/1886 in Shropshire; the son of William and Sarah White Halewood (nee Davies). He was working as a chemist's boy when he
enlisted on October 1904 for a period of 12 years. William died of enteric fever at the Royal Navy Hospital in Chatham Kent. He left a widow, Florence.
HarrisPhilipRifleman18906th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 Silverdale Road, Oxton, Birkenhead30/09/191521Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FrancePhilip was born in Liverpool in 1894, the son of Edward and Emily M Harris. Before the war, he was a clerk to a seed crusher. He joined his battalion the day after war was declared and after six months' training in the south of England went to the front in February. He was involved with the fighting at Hill 60. He was killed in action.
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HartNeil Lancefield2nd Lieutenant218th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)Ellangowan, St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands31/07/191729Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumNeil was born in 1888 in Liverpool, the son of Henry and Ann Hart. He was a clerk to a forwarding agent. Reports of his death appeared in the Crosby Herald on 10/08/1917: "Lieutenant N L Hart is among the officers reported killed in action in the Anglo-French offensive. (Battle of Langemarck)"
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HarwoodMatthewLance Corporal2183216th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment25 Kilnyard Road, Great Crosby29/04/191722Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceMatthew was born on 03/11/1894 in Bootle, the son of Matthew and Margaret (nee Pinnington) Harwood. Before enlisting, he worked as a golf caddy and then worked for Richard Costain and Son, Blundellsands. He joined up in February 1915. Matthew died of wounds.
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HaspreyAlfred TanswellPrivate22917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Mount Street, Waterloo16/05/191519Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calis, FranceAlfred was born in 1895 at Blundellsands, the son of William and Ellen Hasprey nee Tanswell. Before enlisting, Alfred was working as a butcher's boy. He was killed at the front, being shot by a German sniper during the Battle of Festubert.Star Medal
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HaynesAllan StanleyRifleman17316th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentWestcote, Agnes Road, Blundellsands05/05/191523Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceAllan was born in Bootle on 30th July 1891, the son of Alfred Allen and Harriet Ann Haynes. Before the war, he was a clerk in the investment department of an insurance company. He died of wounds. Probate was obtained on 06/08/1915 valued at £434 6s 7d (current value £43,000).
HigsonWilliam Marsh2nd Lieutenant8th Battalion, King's Own, Royal Lancaster RegimentMarshfield, Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands04/09/191736Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of John Hewitt and Annie Higson. Prior to enlisting, he was a clerk in the passport trade and then a cashier for a provision merchant. William was killed in action during the Battle of Arras. Probate obtained on 25/05/1917 valued at £5 997 3s 6d (current value £440,000).
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HobbsJamesPrivate2152919th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Harrington Road, Great Crosby30/07/191627Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was born in 1891 in Crosby, the son of James and Christina (nee Luce) Hobbs. Prior to enlisting, he was a plumber's assistant. James enlisted in August 1914, he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.Victory Medal
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HolfordLeonard Brocklesby2nd Lieutenant1st/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Curzon Road, Prenton, Wirral20/02/191939Holy Cross Churchyard, Woodchurch, Birkenhead, Wirral Leonard Brocklesby Holford was born at Liscard in 1880.; the son of Edwin Hamilton Holford and Mary Caroline (nee Brocklesby). He married Maud Darling (nee Watson) on the 26th November 1906, at the time he was employed as cotton salesman. Leonard died of wounds in the UK. Probate was valued at £11 417 18s 4d (current value £550,000).Victory Medal
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HolmeArthurPrivate6328216th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers15 Mance Road, Great Crosby10/08/191835Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur- L'Escaut, FranceArthur was born in Seaforth in 1883, the son of John and Mary Ellen (nee Battersby). Prior to going to France, Arthur served at Gibraltar for 18 months. He then volunteered for France and had been there for only a few months when he was killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, alongside 52 comrades from the 37th division.
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Hood-RowanAitkenPioneer341158C Signal Company, Royal EngineersRowantree, Warren Road, Blundellsands03/01/191920St Michael's Churchyard, Flixton, LancashireAitken was born in 1898, the son of William John and Eleanor Marshall Hood-Rowan. Aitken died of sickness. His brother, Maxwell, also fell. Probate obtained on 13/08/1919 was valued at £1312 6s 10d.Victory Medal
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Hood-RowanMaxwell2nd Lieutenant1st/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentRowan Tree, Warren Road, Blundellsands08/12/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceMaxwell was born in 1893 in Urmston Lancashire, the son of William John and Eleanor Marshall Hood-Rowan. On leaving Denstone College in Staffordshire, he joined the firm of Rowan and Glover as a cotton broker's apprentice. He enlisted three days after war was declared. Maxwell was posted to Belgium, taking part in the historic engagement at Hill 60. He was commissioned in the 9th Battalion of the King's. In 1916, he once more went overseas, dying at The Somme three moths later. His brother, Aitken, also fell.
HookArthurCorporal5810463 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)21 Moor Place, Great Crosby30/09/191822Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceArthur Hook was born at Litherland in 1896, the son of John and Clara (nee Ablett) Hook. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a building contractor's message boy. Arthur was killed in action during the advance to victory. He was the recipient of a Military Medal for Gallantry.Military Medal
HughesEric CoulthardPrivate35610410th Battalion, attached 9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Fairhome Road, Great Crosby08/12/191618Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, FranceEric was born in 1897, the son of Edward Morgan and Lizzie (nee Coulthard). After leaving school, he was an apprentice at the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board in the audit office. He enlisted in April 1915, going to France in July 1916. He was last seen lying wounded in a shell hole; it is thought that he was taken to an Advanced Dressing Station, which was blown up by enemy fire.
HughesThomasOrdinary SeamanMercantile Marine, S.S. Earl of Forfar (Glasgow)34 Denmark Street, Waterloo11/08/191620Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was born at Liverpool in 1896. He was killed as the result of an explosion at Archangel, Russia whilst serving aboard the S.S. Earl of Forfar. There were two explosions; the first was aboard ‘Dreisen’ which was packed with explosives. The second was in explosives/ammunition on the quay. The second explosion engulfed the Earl of Forfar.
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27 Musker Street, Great Crosby27/04/191527Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli, TurkeyJohn was born in 1889 in Bootle, the son of William Henry and Margaret Ivison (nee Marshall). He assisted in the opening of the Independent Methodist Church Crosby where he held the post of Sunday school secretary. He went out to Australia with his brother at the beginning of the war and joined the 4th Infantry Brigade. John was drafted to the Dardanelles and was killed in action at Gallipoli.
JamiesonJohn PriorCaptain3rd, attached to 1st Battalion, King's Own, Royal Lancashire RegimentEllerslie, Hall Road, Blundellsands13/10/191727Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born in 1891 in Great Crosby, the son of Leonora Jamieson. In the 1911 Census, he is at Dettingen Barracks, Blackdown, Farnborough, Hampshire. He died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations positioned near Dozinghem.
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JardineJoseph FrancisPrivate40011st/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentElder Farm, Little Crosby03/12/191524Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJoseph was born in Crosby in 1891, the son of Robert and Margaret (nee Rainford) Jardine. His death was caused by the explosion of a shell which dropped on to the trench which he was in. He was buried the same night with several comrades near Lillebeck.Victory Medal
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JohnsonRichardPrivate16077th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment133 Brighton Road, Great Crosby16/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRichard was born on 03/05/1894 at Echuca Victoria Australia. He was the son of Williamson Johnson and Annie (nee Martlew). In the 1911 Census, Richard is living with his mother and two brothers and two sisters at 43 Brighton Road, Great Crosby, working as a messenger to a grocer. He was initially reported as missing in action, during the Battle of Festubert. He died alongside, another 96 men from Merseyside.
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JohnstonGeorgePrivate7812477th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps49 Brownmoor Lane, Great Crosby08/03/191722Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeorge was born at Preston in 1895, the son of William Whitfield Johnston and Ann Johnston. Before enlisting, he was working as an errand boy. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.Victory Medal British Medal
JohnstoneRobertMajor7th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)14 Park View, Waterloo10/06/191736Dean or Western Cemetery, Edinburgh, ScotlandRobert was born at Hamilton, Scotland on 24//03/1881, the son of Robert and Lilllias R Johnstone, and husband of Phoebe Grace Eliza Johnstone. He was the Commandant of the Southern Army Bombing school when he died in Edinburgh.
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JonesWilliam IrelandPurserMercantie Marine, S.S. Umgeni (London)10 Brookfield Avenue, Great Crosby11/09/191745Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was born in Liverpool in 1872, the son of Robert and Eleanor Jones. He married Jessie Grieve Jones (nee Brown) in 1899. They had one son, Douglas, born in 1904. He was lost when SS Umgeni in convoy and bound for Lagos ran into bad weather, west of Ireland. The Umgeni was never seen again but bodies and wreckage from the ship were washed up along the west coast of Ireland. William was presumed drowned.

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KarranJohn VanwellPrivate195721st Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force43 Regent Road, Blundellsands28/08/191628Puchevilliers British Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn was born in Castletown, Isle of Man in 1888, the son of John and Isabella (nee Cubbon) Karran. He emmigrated to Sydney, Australia on 22/07/1911, arriving aboard the "Africa" (where he had been working as a steward). He enlisted in the Australian Army in Melbourne, on 10/06/1915. He died of wounds received on the Somme battlefields.
KelsallAlfredPrivate1541017th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (Pals)Glenhurst, Elton Avenue, Great Crosby01-02/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlfred was born at Cressington, Lancashire in 1896, the son of Alfred Richard and Bessie Kelsall. He was killed in action sometime between the 1st - 2nd July 1916, at the battle of the Somme.Victory Medal
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KennyJamesMasterMercantile Marin, S.S. AsturianThe Homestead, Hightown20/08/191841Murmansk New British CemeteryJames was born in 1877 and was married to Sarah Joseph Kenny. He was indentured into the Navy as an apprentice at the age of 14 years. He became a Second Mate in 1896, First Mate in 1898 and achieved his Master's Certificate in 1900. James died of pneumonia aboard HMS Glory, the flagship of the British North Russia Squadron at Murmansk Russia.MM
KenworthyThomasPrivate192517th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentNorwood, Fairholme Road, Great Crosby30/07/191620Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, FranceThomas was born at Manchester in 1896; the only child of Edward James Kenworthy and Lucy (nee Parker). He enlisted in August 1914, and went out to France early in October. In 1915, he was attached to the machine gun section. He was killed in action on the battlefield of the Somme.
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KingWilliamDriverL/1351166th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery3 Myers Road East, Great Crosby11/05/191732Basra Memorial, IraqWilliam was born in 1885 at Great Crosby; the youngest son of Thomas Garrett King and Anastasia (nee Ryan). In 1911 Census, William is listed as a stone mason. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia (Modern day Iraq).
LaslettHenry Clinton2nd LieutenantD Battery, 149th Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryWensley, Waterloo Park, Waterloo08/02/191623Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceHenry was the son of Albert Edward and Catherine Elizabeth Laslett. He attended Liverpool University; then became an apprentice marine engineer. Henry arrived in France on 30/11/1915. He was awarded the Military Cross in the 1916 Birthday Honours List. Reports on this appeared in the Liverpool Echo on 24/06/1916. The honour was in recognition of the useful work he did in maintaining telephonic communication under heavy fire. He died of wounds.
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LeadbetterHarryPrivate27817th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Brighton Vale, Waterloo, Liverpool16/05/191520Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceHarry was born in 1895 in Great Crosby; the son of Henry and Elizabeth Leadbetter. His father was a house painter; with Harry working as a house painter's apprentice. He was killed in action during the Battle of Festubert.Victory Medal
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LeatherbarrowHenryPrivate55797th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Coronation Road, Great Crosby13/07/191630Wailly Orchard Cemetery Pas de CalaisHenry was born in Liverpool in 1886; the son of Thomas and Margaret Leatherbarrow. His first job was as a sawyer. He then went on to work at a glassworks. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. His brother, Robert, also died.Victory Medal
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LeatherbarrowRobertPrivate49371st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Coronation Road, Great Crosby08/12/191636Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceRobert was born in 1879 in Liverpool; the son of Thomas and Margaret Leatherbarrow. Prior to enlisting, he was a dock labourer. Robert was killed during the Battle of the Somme, just a month after his brother, Henry, fell.
LeightonArthur2nd Lieutenant13383rd Battalion, attached 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment.3 Victoria Avenue, Great Crosby14/11/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur Leighton was born in 1891 in Litherland, the son of Thomas and Emma Leighton. Before the war, he was a bank clerk. Arthur was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. Probate was valued at £983 4s 8d (current value £72,000).Victory Medal
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LeverFrancis KirkpatrickMidshipmanRoyal Naval Reserve
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Winton Lea, Elton Avenue, Blundellsands10/08/191821St Helen Churchyard, Sefton Village, LiverpoolFrancis (Frank) was born at 54 Rufford Road, Fairfield on 07/07/1889, the son of Samuel Vernon and Amy Lever. He was accidentally drowned at Milford Haven. His body was eventually recovered, and buried three weeks later in the family grave.
LewisStephen HerronLance Bombardier117481A Battery, 161st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery26 Alma Vale, Great Crosby18/09/191828Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, Aisne, FranceStephen was born in 1890, at East Langton Leicestershire, the son of Frank and Alice Lewis nee Page. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a gardener. He died of wounds received during the operation to recapture the villages Caulaincourt and Trefcon.
LightGeorge Joseph2nd Lieutenant142nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery114 Netherfield Road, Everton11/08/191729Orchard Dump Cemetery Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was born at Everton on 21/04/1888; the son of Casimir Light and Mary (nee McDonald). In the 1911 Census, he is an elementary school teacher. He married Mabel E Campbell in 1913. They had three sons. George was killed in action holding the front established during the Battle of Arras.
LightfootJohn GeorgePrivate11741/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment.36 Brighton Road, Crosby16/05/191525Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in 1894 in Bootle, the son of J George and Annie Lightfoot. Before the war, he was employed by the White Star Window Cleaning Co. of Bootle. He had served in the 7th King's for three years and rejoined on the outbreak of war. John was killed in action during the Battle of Festubert.
LiversidgeHarry KinderRifleman1824C Company, 6th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment59 Rossett Road, Blundellsands09/10/191418Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolHarry was born in Liverpool on 19/02/1896, the son of Herbert Campbell and Sarah Liversidge. Harry died at Quarry Signal Box Mersham Surrey.
LoveladyHenryLance Corporal5280317th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 York Road, Great Crosby10/12/191629Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry was born at Great Crosby in 1887, the son of William Lovelady and Sarah (nee Rimmer). He was killed in action in the fierce fighting around Warlencourt, the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye.Victory Medal
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LovettHugh McVeyLieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve. H.M. Trawler "Sarah Alice"33 Coronation Road Great Crosby26/09/191627Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, EnglandHugh was born at Waterloo on 20/09/1889, the son of John Joseph Lovett and Sarah (nee McVey). Hugh served with Messrs. McVicar Marshall & Co.and the Ellerman Line. He gained his Master's Certificate on 18/07/1914. He was lost when torpedoed by U52 off Fair Island, there were no survivors.
LoweWilliam NormanSergeant2672707th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Cambridge Drive, Great Crosby07/03/191830Pernes British Cemetery Pas de Calais France
William was born in 1888 in Great Crosby, the son of David and Lucy (nee Witcombe) Lowe. Prior to enlisting, he was golf club maker, working alongside his father and brother. He died of wounds received in France.
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MacdonaldAlexanderSecond Lieutenant4th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment7 College Avenue and 34 Oxford Drive, Great Crosby14/07/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlexander was born at Hutchesontown, Glasgow on the 5th July 1895, the only son of James MacDonald and Amelia (nee Chalmers). He enlisted at the outbreak of war. After training, he was drafted to France where, at St. Eloi and in the Somme Battle, he saw much active service. Alexander was instantly killed by a shell, near Bazentin. ‘He was buried next morning where he fell, the exact spot being not known.’
MacdonaldCharles DavieSecond LieutenantRoyal Air ForceInveresk, Ince Avenue, Great Crosby11/04/191818Arras, Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles Davie Macdonald was the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Macdonald of 'Inveresk', Ince Avenue, Great Crosby. He was reported missing 'on or since' 4th November over in France.
MacfarlaneDuncan KeithTrooperImperial Camel Corps16 Fairholme Road, Great Crosby25/01/191928Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptDuncan was born at Bootle in 1891; the son of Duncan Gray MacFarlane and Barbara Jane (nee Lewis). He died in Egypt most probably at one of the General hospitals based in Alexandria, who buried their dead in the Hadra Cemetery.
MaloneThomasSergeant266112Company. 1st/9th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment2 Bellions Cottages, Victoria Road, Great Crosby15/12/191723Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas Malone was born at Great Crosby; the son of Edward and Margaret Malone. Thomas most probably died at one of the 11 hospitals based around Etaples.
MareArthur LlewellynMajor33rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery15 Courtenay Road, Waterloo27/05/1918Soissons Memorial, Aisne, FranceArthur was the son of Charles Dennis Mare and Mary Llewellyn. An enthusiastic motorist he enlisted as a despatch rider at the outbreak of the war and soon went to France. After several promotions, he transferred to the R.F.A. and obtained his Captaincy. Arthur was killed in action while commanding his battery at the time of the German Spring offensive.
MartinFrank (Francis)Private2378485th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry23 Brighton Road, Crosby09/12/191719Kandahar Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrancis was born at Great Crosby in 1898; the son of George Martin and Margaret (nee Orme) of 23 Brighton Road, Crosby. Francis enlisted in Walton and was formerly 3237 Liverpool Regiment. He died of wounds received in action on the battlefields of Ypres. His brothers, William Martin and Joseph Martin, also fell.
MartinGeorgePrivate26715713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment48 Brighton Road, Great Crosby16/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was born at Great Crosby in 1899; the son of Harry Martin and Margaret Griffiths (nee Jones). He was killed in action at the battle of the Somme.
MartinJohnPrivate21552nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment15 York Road, Great Crosby21/10/191621Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, FranceJohn was born at Lancaster in 1895. He was the nephew of Mary Ellen Gerrard (nee Newton). Mary was granted John’s effects as his sole legate - she is described as a friend rather than as his aunt. She may not have been a blood relative. John was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
MartinJosephPrivate2671177th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Brighton Road, Crosby20/07/191724Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph Martin was born in 1893 the son of George Martin and Margaret (nee Orme). Prior to enlisting, Joseph was a farm labourer. He married Sarah Lloyd on the 13th September 1914. They had two daughters. Joseph was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres; Passchendaele. His brothers, William and Francis, were also killed in action.
MartinWilliamDriverT2/SR/03583209th Company, Royal Army Service Corps23 Brighton Road, Crosby20/06/191626St Peter and Pauls Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandWilliam was born at Great Crosby in 1891; the son of George Martin and Margaret (nee Orme). He married Ethel Amy (nee Hughes) in 1911, they had 5 children. William died of wounds received in battle at Branshott Camp Hospital, Hampshire. His brothers, Francis and Joseph, also fell.
Martlew(William) HenryPrivate2677667th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24/05/191736Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, FranceWilliam was born at Crosby on the 5th December 1881; the son of Richard Martlew and Elizabeth A (nee Brooks).
Massey-LynchWilfred JohnSecond LieutenantReserve Cavalry Regiment; Dragoon Guards, Prince of Wales OwnForton Lodge, Blundellsands04/04/191825Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceWilfrid was born at Seaforth on the on 28th September 1893; the son of Thomas Massey-Lynch and Eliza Jane 'Lisle' (nee Fletcher). He married Gwendoline Harris in July 1914. They had one daughter. Soon after their marriage, they emigrated to Australia where Wilfrid set up a fruit farm. In 1916, Wilfrid decided to return to Liverpool and enlisted in the army on the 10th October 1916 at Liverpool. He was wounded with shell shock on the 10th January 1918 and later rejoined his regiment on the 29th January 1918. Wilfrid was killed at the Battle of the Avre, when he was shot through the head. He was buried by his squadron in a grave close to Villers Bretonneux.
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Maudsley (Mawsley)HerbertPrivate2276520th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentClaremont Terrace, Victoria Road, Great Crosby10/12/201621Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHerbert was the son of John Mawdsley and Sarah Ellen (nee Whittle). After leaving school, he joined the staff of Messrs. Parker and Co., fruit merchants, Rumford Square, Liverpool. Herbert enlisted in 1914 and underwent a good training at Knowsley. He was drafted to France in 1915. He was killed instantaneously by a shell.
MawdsleyCecilPrivate55397th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Worthing Street, Blundellsands15/08/191619Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceCecil was the son of Ellinor, and (the late) James Mawdsley. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
MawdsleyJamesShoeing Smith110223Duke of Lancashire's Own YeomanryMarina, Holden Road, Blundellsands30/01/2028St Helen's Churchyard, Sefton Village, LiverpoolJames Mawdsley was the son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Mawdsley.
MaycoxWilliam Edward390092nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers139 Brighton Road, Great Crosby28/10/191620Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was born at Great Crosby, the eldest son of Tom and Mary Jane Maycox. He was drafted to France on 31st May 1915, and was wounded on June 19th. After treatment in the UK, he returned to France on 28th September. He was wounded on the Somme on October 19th and taken to hospital in Etaples. His mother went over to see her son, who seemed to be improving. He succumbed to septic poisoning, from gunshot wounds a few days later.
McBeathBrian ElstobRifleman16736th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCoronation Drive, Great Crosby08/07/191621Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, FranceBrian was the son of Mr HC McBeath. He was killed in action during heavy fighting near the village of Guillemont Village.
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McCormackHenry LeoPrivate2693567th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment31 Holden Street, Blundellsands, Liverpool19/03/191724Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the son of (the late) Christopher and Annie McCormack; husband of Emily Kershaw (formerly McCormack). He died at the Number 17 Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received in action. His brother, John, also died.
McCormackJohn ChristopherPrivate4262517th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Shaftesbury Road, Great Crosby, Liverpool05/03/191723Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of (the late) Christopher and Annie McCormack. He died from wounds received in action on 3rd May, potential received during the battle of Arras. John’s brother, Henry Leo McCormack, had been killed in action just two months before.
McCullochKennethLieutenantWest Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery10/12/1917Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumKenneth was born at Great Crosby in 1886; the son of Alexander and Sarah McCulloch and husband of Esther Marion (nee Radcliffe). Before enlisting, Kenneth was a cotton broker, working alongside his father and brothers. Kenneth died during the third battle of Ypres: Passchendaele. His effects were valued at £651 (£38,000 at current values.)
McDiarmidDavidLieutenant164th Company, Machine Gun Corps33 Coronation Road, Great Crosby08/10/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid was the son of John and Isabella McDiarmid. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at Leeds University. He later became a teacher in St Paul's School, Newton-le-Willows. He was initially reported missing;
having last been seen against the German wire entanglements.
McKieverVictor ComleyLieutenant2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment28/05/1915Chester Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumVictor was born at Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales in 1889; the son of James Halle McKiever and Julie Hannah (nee Comley). Prior to enlisting, Victor was employed as a teacher at Holmwood School, Freshfield. He died of wounds received in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.
McLarenKennethGunner229885256th Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryKenore, College Road North, Blundellsands18/09/191828Sedan (St. Charles) Communal Cemetery, Ardennes, FranceKenneth was the son of Charles and Catherine McLaren. His brother, Royal McLaren, also fell.
McLarenRoyalSecond Lieutenant16th Battalion Cheshire RegimentMossgeil Avenue Ainsdale17/07/191735Dive Copse British Cemetery Sailly-Le-Sec, FranceRoyal joined the Cheshire Regiment in April 1915, and went over to the front in January 1916. He was wounded at Waterlot Farm, Delville Wood on the Somme. He died of his wounds.
MeinWilliam Edwin GordonPrivate114201st Battalion, Honourable Artillery CompanyHassendene, Blundellsands02/12/191919Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein Westfalen, GermanyWilliam was the son of Thomas Gordon Mein and Mary S Mein. He died of Pneumonia in Cologne. (The city was occupied under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles until January 1926.)
MellorFrancis RigbyLieutenant10th Battalion, Attached 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment16/01/191726Amara War Cemetery, IraqFrancis was the son of John and Mary Elizabeth Mellor (nee Kewley). He was wounded in action in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) and died at one of the the hospitals based around Amara.
MillerAlbert EdwardPrivate3417310th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Battalion, King's Shropshire light Infantry53 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby30/11/191722Jerusalem Memorial, IsraelAlbert was born at Seaforth in 1895, the son of Edward Miller and Elizabeth (nee Armstrong). Before enlisting, Albert was working for the Post Office, alongside his father and his two brothers. He went missing in Egypt following a military engagement. His family appealed for information about his fate in local newspapers.
MillerAllan MackenziePrivate540419Canadian Machine Gun CorpsTorrisholme', St. Anthony's Road, Blundellsands29/08/191827Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, FranceAllan was the son of Charles Carver Miller and Marian Miller. He was killed in action whilst engaged in digging a gun emplacement near Fontaine-lez-Croisilles. Allan was killed instantly by German shell fragments, which exploded nearby. His brother, Wilfred, also fell.
MillerWilfred HeardSecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentTorrisholme', St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands07/04/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilfred was the son of Charles Carver Miller and Marian. He was killed in action on the 4th day of the battle of the Somme. His brother, Allan MacKenzie, Miller also fell.
MilnerLawrence FrankLieutenant9th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBowscale, Linden Avenue, Blundellsands25/09/191522Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceLawrence was the son of Christopher Shepherd Milner and Agnes Milner. He was killed in action near Loos.
MitchellJohnPrivate87th Field Ambulance. Royal Army Medical Corps17 Hastings Road, Blundellsands05/03/191722Faubourg D'Amiens, Cemetery, Arras, FranceJohn was the son of John and Margaret J Mitchell. He saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France. John was killed in action during the Battle of Arras. His younger brother, Norman Leslie Mitchell, was also killed in action.
MitchellNorman LeslieSergeant20th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Hastings Road, Blundellsands30/06/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceNorman was the son of John and Margaret J Mitchell. Before the war, he worked for W.A. Mawdsley and Co., timber merchants, Bootle, with whom he served his apprenticeship. Norman was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme. His brother, John Mitchell, also fell.
MooreJohnPrivate949567th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13 The Green, Great Crosby09/11/1918Queant Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born at Great Crosby in 1899, the son of Michael Moore and Isabella (nee Gerrard). He was killed in action in the aftermath of an operation, to capture a minor defence system known as the Drocourt-Queant Line, which took place on the 2nd September 1918.
MorhamMalcolmSecond LieutenantIndian Army Reserve of Officers, Attached 120th Rajputana InfantryNetherlea, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland03/07/191635Basra Memorial, IraqMalcolm was the son of the late Robert and of Anne Isabella Cunningham Morham. He died during the Mesopotamia campaign. Malcolm was mentioned in despatches.
MorleyJohnPrivate2278420th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 Islington, Great Crosby30/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was the son of John Morley and Winifred Mary (nee Burns). He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
MorleyWilliamPrivate112740A Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.51 York Road, Great Crosby05/07/191719Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Morley. After enlisting, William was drafted to France. He was invalided home in April 1916, returning to his unit in September. He died in hospital from wounds received in action on May 1st.
MorrisonVernon MacDonaldSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion, attached. 7th Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentVennachar,' Mersey Road, Blundellsands14/11/191619Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, FranceVernon was the only son of Matthew and Emily Morrison. Before going to France, he was stationed at Thornton Camp. Vernon was reported wounded and missing, after only being at the front for a month; he was leading his company, after his captain had been injured.
MountfieldRobert NoelCaptain8th Battalion, attd. 4th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentEdenvale, Eshe Road, Blundellsands05/11/191729Solferino Farm Cemetery,West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert Noel Mountfield was the son of Robert and Caroline Mountfield. He died of wounds received during the Third Battle of Ypres: Passchendaele. Probate of his estate was by his father. Robert's effects were valued at £1,057 15s 4d (£62,000 at current values.)
MurdochRonald Hamilton WilliamSecond Lieutenant21st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 York Avenue,Crosby.28/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRonald was born at Toxteth Park in 1895; the son of David and Helen Murdoch. He joined the 1st Battalion of the "Pals" immediately upon its formation, but was subsequently transferred to the Inns of Court O.T.C. He was gazetted in June, and went to France in September. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
NaylorBenjamin BirchallPrivate168B Squadron, 1st King Edward's HorseGrasmere, Blundellsands.19/06/191726Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceSon of Benjamin Shepherd Naylor and late Caroline Naylor. He died of wounds received in action at one of the military hospitals near Canterbury.
NeameTheodore William SuttonPrivate1583117th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Mersey View, Blundellsands21/06/191619Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceTheodore was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme. Probate of his estate was obtained by his widowed mother; effects were valued at £106 6s 8d (£9,200 at current values.)
NormanAlbertSergeant35686410th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment92 Sweden Street, Waterloo22/03/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert Norman was born at Waterloo in 1893; the son of Albert Edward Norman and Mary Agnes (nee Leadbetter). Before the war, he was working as a grocer's assistant. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.
OrmeJohnLance Corporal2669661/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentParkside, Little Crosby28/04/191824Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of Joseph and Ellen Orme. Before the war he worked as an under-gardener, aged 16. He was killed in action in the defence of La Bassee Canal, by the 55th (West Lancs) Division during the German Spring Offensive. His father Joseph collected his effects which were valued at £10.2s.
OrmesherAlfredPrivate2664391st 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment26 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby03/11/191823Oxford Road Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlfred was the son of the late Stephen and Margaret Ormesher. He enlisted in the Army in 1915, and was drafted to the Western Front. Alfred was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
OversbyJosephPrivate559013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1a Ivy Leigh, Tuebrook17/08/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was the son of John and Elizabeth Oversby. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. Probate of Joseph's estate was obtained at Liverpool on the 26th June 1917 by his sister, Rose Breaks. His effects were valued at £104 5s 4d (£7,6000 at current values.)
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ParkinsonOswald WrightSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion, attd. 6th Battalion, East Lancashire RegimentEshe Road North, Blundellsands02/01/191722Basra War Memorial, IraqOswald Wright Parkinson was born in 1895; the son of John George and Jean Ann Parkinson. Before the war, he was a private in the Liverpool Scottish, and went to France with the first contingent. He was invalided home at Christmas 1914. Once recovered, he received a commission and went to Gallipoli, and was there until the evacuation. Mesopotamia followed, where he was killed in action on the Tigris.
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PartridgeSamuel VictorGunner69030755th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field ArtilleryRossett Road, Blundellsands03/04/191719Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumSamuel was born at 11 Cedar Street, Bootle on the 23rd April 1897; the son of Samuel Partridge and Grace (nee Johnson). He enlisted at Princes Park Barracks, Liverpool on the 10th November 1914. In March 1916, whilst stationed at Weybourne, he was allowed to transfer to the 4th West Lancashire (Howitzer Brigade) Royal Field Artillery at Blackpool as his eldest brother was already serving at the front with this unit. Samuel was posted to the front on the 3rd June 1916 and joined the 36th (Ulster) Division Base Depot. He was transferred to the Machine Gun Section and on the 18th February 1917, he was attached to the 55th (West Lancashire) Division Trench Mortar Battery. He died alongside six comrades, when a German shell fell on their dug-out.
PearsonJohnPrivate2221120th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment30 Mersey View, Blundellsands07/01/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was born at Great Crosby on the 13th May 1888; the youngest son of Joseph Pearson and Ann (nee Hughes). Joseph was killed in action during the battle of the Somme.
PlumerJohn ChristianCorporal44576th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Rosedale Avenue, Great Crosby08/10/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was born at West Derby in 1895; the son of Christian Plumer and Johanna Christiane Elise (nee Kruger) who were both born in Germany. Prior to enlisting, he was an apprentice to the timber trade. John was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
PoggiArthur RupertCorporal2284071st Battalion, attached. 26th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)Audlem, 36 Eshe Road North, Blundellsands04/02/191820Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais FranceArthur was the son of George Artingstall and Lilian Mary Poggi. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive in 1918.
PorterStanley FitzgeraldSecond LieutenantRoyal Flying Corp, General listSandheys', Blundellsands06/06/1917St Helen's churchyard, Sefton Village, LiverpoolStanley was the son of Thomas Fitzherbert and Enrica Porter. He died in a flying accident.
PowellPhilip GeorgePrivate761051London Regiment, Artists Rifles28 Constance Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham29/03/1918Mons ( Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, BelgiumPhilip was the son of Philip George and Eliza Powell. He died of wound received in action, whilst a prisoner of war. His brother, William Aloysius Powell, also fell.
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PughEdward RhodesCaptain30th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, attd. King's African Rifles10 Rossett Road, Great Crosby12/02/191829Zomba Town Cemetery, MalawiEdward was born at South Yarra, Victoria, Australia in 1889; the son of Thomas Edward Pugh and Sarah Jessie (nee Rhodes). Edward was living at Zomba, Nyasaland (East Africa) when he died of Spanish Influenza at Zomba Hospital.
QuilliamThomas CarsonPrivate23096110th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. Formerly (1700)
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25 Neville Road, Waterloo02/02/191723Cairo War Memorial, EgyptThomas was the son of Thomas and (the late) Eliza Jane Quilliam. He was killed in action during the Middle East campaign
RadfordAmyas LeighCaptain9th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCrofton, Serpentine South, Blundellsands05/12/191540Helles Memorial, TurkeyAmyas was born at Waterloo in 1874; the son of Samuel Leigh Radford and Mary (nee Macleod). Prior to the war, he was working alongside his three brothers in the family's flour dealership. He was killed in action in the Dardanelles. Amyas' uncle, Walter, also fell.
RadfordWalter Cyril LeighPrivateG/16826Royal Sussex Regiment1 Cambridge Drive, Crosby22/11/191719Oxford Road Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was born at Union Mills, Isle of Man on the 3rd March 1898; the eldest son of Samuel Collins Radford and Mabel Ann (nee Minns). He enlisted on 3th June 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force from 9 May 1917, and died at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station, from wounds received in action at Passchendaele. His father's younger brother, Amyas, was killed in action.
RadfordWilliam HenryPrivate4882712th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Victoria Road, Great Crosby20/11/191723Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, FranceWilliam was born at Great Crosby in 1894; He was the son of William Radford and Ada Jane (nee Wilde). Before the war, William (aged sixteen) was a shop boy at a confectioners. He went missing in action on the 1st day of the Battle of Cambrai. His family appealed for information in the local media.
RileyHerbert AngusSecond Lieutenant9th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCarlton, Warren Road, Blundellsands28/06/191619Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHerbert was the son of Charles Herbert and Elizabeth Iona Riley. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
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RobertsThomasPrivate3650613th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11/05/191636Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, FranceThomas was born at Great Crosby in 1880; the son of William Roberts and Elizabeth (nee Brooks). He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
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RyanMichaelPrivate2673507th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment27/09/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Somme, FranceMichael was the son of James Ryan. He was living at Great Crosby when he enlisted in the army at Bootle. Michael died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium.
SaleHerbert FrancisPrivateDM2/130262Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps; attached. 126th Heavy battery, Royal Garrison Artillery3 Carlton Terrace, Great Crosby12/04/191829Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, FranceHerbert was the son of Ralph Ryland Sale and Elizabeth Sale. He died of pneumonia at one of the Casualty Clearing stations positioned near Duisans. Probate of his estate was obtained by his brother, Charles Scott Sale, a solicitor's clerk. His effects were valued at £228.13s (£11,000 at current values.)
SavageNorman BarnewellLance Corporal24336A Company. 1st/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18 Brookfield Avenue, Great Crosby16/06/191520Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumNorman was the son of George William and Mary Elizabeth Savage. He went missing on the battlefield of Ypres. His death was presumed.
ScarisbrickWilliamPrivate407021st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers18/08/1918Borre British Cemetery, Nord. FranceWilliam was the son of John and Alice Scarisbrick. He was killed in action at the beginning of the advance to victory in 1918.
SchultzFredPrivateM/324471393rd Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps, attached. VIII. Corps Heavy Artillery13 Kilnyard Road, Great Crosby26/03/191828Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery,West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFred was the son of John F and Elizabeth A Schultz. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918.
ScottJoseph VincentPrivate1794819th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Brookfield Avenue, Great Crosby30/07/1918Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was born at Portland, Oregon, America in 1892; the son of Peter Brennan Scott and Jane (nee Hughes). Prior to enlisting, he was in the family business - Messrs. Peter Scott and Sons, Coal Stevedores, Liverpool. Joseph was initially reported missing, then killed, during the Second Battle of the Somme.
ShackladyHenryPrivateS/100261st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders; Royal Field Artillery25 Musker Street, Great Crosby21/06/1916Basra Memorial, IraqHenry was the son of James and Jane Shacklady. He was killed in action in Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq.
SheardGeoffrey SeniorSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion, Cheshire RegimentWaverley', Moor Lane, Great Crosby26/06/1917Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, FranceGeoffrey was born at Liverpool in 1896; he was the son of Theodore Senior Sheard and Mabel (nee Pemberton). He died of accidental injuries, near Arras. Geoffrey’s brother, Fraser Morton Sheard, also fell.
SheardFraser MortonCaptain18th Battalion, Lancashire Hussars. King’s Liverpool Regiment'Waverley', Moor Lane, Great Crosby04/02/1918Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceFraser was born at 125 Canning Street, Liverpool on the 29th September 1894; the eldest son of Theodore Senior Sheard and Mabel (nee Pemberton). He died of wounds received in action, as a prisoner of war. Fraser’s brother, Geoffrey, also fell.
SheppardFrankLance Corporal1st Battalion, Border Regiment7 Brighton Vale, Waterloo20/11/1920St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyFrank was the son of Stephen and Margaret Shepherd of Dalton-in-Furness; husband of Annie Sheppard.
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SmithAllan WenmanLieutenant6th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment and Royal Flying CorpsFulford, College Road, Great Crosby18/03/1917St Helen's Churchyard, Sefton Village, LiverpoolAllan was the son of Frank Thomas and Jean Bell Smith (Nee Thomson). He enlisted at the outbreak of war, being drafted to France with his battalion in February 1915; where he distinguished at Hill 60, organising a search party for the wounded. For this he was recommended by his officers for distinction, and received the Russian Order of St. George. He received his commission in France, and in January 1916, he joined the Flying Corps. He was observation officer; returning to England to train as pilot. He obtained his wings in February 1917. Allan was flying at Tern Hill, Market Drayton, when a fatal accident occurred.Russian Order of St. George
SmithPeterPrivate2667742/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers40 Vale Road, Great Crosby03/02/191740St Peter and Paul's Churchyard, Great CrosbyPeter was the son of Thomas and Alice Smith. He died in Southwold, the cause of death is listed as 'unknown'
StockdaleCliffordPrivate266447South Lancashire RegimentAireville, Blundellsands Road West, Blundellsands04/10/191819Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumClifford was the youngest son of (the late) Richard Stockdale and Sara Cole. He enlisted in December 1915, and went to France early in June,1916; was wounded during the fighting on the Somme in August 1916. After recovery, Clifford returned to France on April 5th, and was killed on April 10th.
StockdaleWilliamLieutenant6th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment and Duke of Wellington’s, West Riding RegimentAireville, Blundellsands Road West, Blundellsands05/03/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the eldest son of (the late) Richard Stockdale and Mrs. Cole. He was born 31st October 1894 and after school was articled to Messrs. Stead, Taylor and Stead, accountants. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and went out to France in February 1915. He was initially reported missing on 3rd May, then presumed killed.
StowellThomas BrownSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion, attached. 8th Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentRutland House and Grangefield, Blundellsands Road East, Blundellsands19/09/191727Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was the fifth son of Joseph and Margaret Stowell. At the outbreak of war, he immediately applied for a commission, but was refused on account of short sight. He decided to enlist, joining as a private. Thomas saw action at Loos and was quickly granted a commission; leading his men in the Battle of Messines. For his conduct at the battle he was awarded the Military Cross. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty”. He was shot through the head by a sniper, and died at the clearing station at Bethune a few hours later.Military Cross
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SturrockEdwardPrivate6378313th Battalion, Welsh Regiment103 Alexandra Road, Great Crosby30/08/191820Morval British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was the son of James and Esther Sturrock. Prior to enlisting, he was in the service of Messrs. T. and G. Harrison, shipowners, Liverpool. He enlisted and was drafted to France in January 1917. Edward was killed in action during the advance to victory in 1918. His brother, William Sturrock, also fell.
SturrockK. WilliamSergeant2285020th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment103 Alexandra Road, Great Crosby08/02/191721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of James and Esther Sturrock. He enlisted in November, 1914, and was drafted to France. William was killed in action during The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres. His brother, Edward Sturrock, also fell.
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TaylorWilliam Herbert ElliottPrivate55831st/7th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment41 Regent Road, Great Crosby08/12/191619Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of Adam and Rose Ellen Taylor. He was killed in action during the heavy fighting around Guillemont Village.
ThirlwallJohnPrivate16687th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment4 Cooks Road, Great Crosby16/05/1915Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.John was born in 1893, the son of Thomas Henry Thirwall and Annie Maria (nee Richards). John was a pre-War territorial, having enlisted with the ‘Kings’ Bootle on the 7th March 1913. He was killed in action during the famous charge of the 7th king’s at Festubert. His younger brother, Thomas, died at sea.
ThirlwallThomas HerbertS.S. Prah and H.M.S. Hildebrand4 Cooks Road, Great Crosby14/09/191817At SeaThomas was born at Great Crosby in 1900. the son of Thomas Henry Thirwall and Annie Maria (nee Richards). He was a clerk aboard the Elder Dempster liner S.S. Prah. He died of Malaria complicated by Broncho-Pneumonia whilst aboard H.M.S. Hildebrand. He was buried at sea. He is not officially 'war dead' as he did not die as the result of enemy action.
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The Withens', Merrilocks Road, Blundellsands09/03/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was born at Roby near Huyton; the eldest son of George Henderson Thompson and his second wife Gertrude Fannie Thompson (nee Grahl). George enlisted as a Private in Kitchener's Army in August 1914, and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in December 1915. He went to the Western Front in July 1916. He in the Battle of the Somme and was killed following the capture of Guillemont, at Waterlot Farm.
ThompsonHorace BrockbankSecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment29 Grove Park, Sefton Park24/04/1917Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, FranceHorace was the son of the Reverend Jacob and Amy Beatrice Thompson of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He was educated at the Liverpool College, afterwards graduating at Cambridge. He was awarded the Military Cross – he led his men in the face of heavy fire over a captured trench. Later, although wounded, he took out a patrol and obtained valuable information. He was killed in action.Military Cross
ThorleyJamesPrivate4174213th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment1 Moor Place, Great Crosby05/03/191733Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJames Thorley was born at Crewe, Cheshire in 1884. On the 19th November 1905, he married Jane Isabella (nee Alty), they had two daughters. James was killed in action during the Battle of Arras.
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TonksThomasPrivate1375912th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Mill Grove, Litherland31/07/191630Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension No.1Thomas was the husband of Ada Isabella Tonks. He died of wounds received in during the Battle of the Somme.
VaughanAlfred Francis CampbellSub-LieutenantH.M.S. Cordelia4 Regent Road, Great Crosby03/01/191521St Helen's Churchyard, Sefton Village, LiverpoolAlfred was born in Chile on the 18th June 1896. On the 1911 Census Alfred, his mother Elizabeth and his siblings, are listed as living in Great Crosby. Alfred died from multiple injuries sustained when a paraffin heater exploded aboard H.M.S. Cordelia.
VaughanJohnSecond Lieutenant20th Battalion The King’s Liverpool RegimentSkethrock, St Anthony’s Road, Blundellsands30/07/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the only son of the Reverend John and Mrs Mary. He was offered a post as training officer for N.C.O.'s, but he preferred to go to the front where his proficiency in French led to his appointment as a "liaison" officer. John was killed at the head of a charge over a German parapet, during the Battle of The Somme; killed instantaneously by machine-gun fire.
Vaughan-RobertsRichard WilliamLieutenant19th Battalion, King’s Liverpool RegimentRhianva, Blundellsands30/07/191624Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Somme, FranceRichard was the son of Dr W and Mrs B Vaughan Roberts. He was killed in action during the fighting to take Montauban village on the Somme.
VeeversEdgar SamuelSecond Lieutenant1st /4th Battalion, King’s Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment14 St Michael’s Road, Aigburth07/10/191822Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEdgar was the youngest son of Samuel and Florence Mary Veevers. He enlisted in one of the Comrades' Battalions of the King's Liverpool Regiment; was wounded in France, and fought bravely Givenchy in during April 1917. He was killed in action in the fighting around Houchin.
VickerstaffGeorge AlexanderApprenticeMercantile Marine S.S. Kenmore (Liverpool)18 Woodville Avenue, Great Crosby26/08/191716Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandGeorge was the son of Joseph George and Mary Vickerstaff. He was lost when S.S. Kenmore,on a voyage from Liverpool to Baltimore, was sunk by the German submarine U-53 (Hans Rose), 30 miles north from Inistrahull, Donegal. 5 persons were lost.

WallaceSydneyOfficer's Steward 2nd ClassL/8557Royal Navy, H.M. Torpedo Boat No 22144 College Road, Great Crosby14/04/191724Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonSydney was born at 19 Pitt Street, Liverpool on the 20th February 1893; the son of Victor Bruce Wallace and Margaret Susannah (nee Singleton). He accidentally drowned whilst serving aboard a torpedo boat in the English Channel.
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WeirCecil GibsonSecond Lieutenant4th Squadron, Royal Air Force3 Coronation Road, Great Crosby08/07/191820Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.Cecil was born at Liverpool on the 19th November 1898; the son of Daniel Robert Weir and Hannah (nee Barron). He was killed in action over France.
WensleyAlanPrivate168492nd / 6th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment)06/08/191822Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceAlan was the son of William Walthew and Ellen Wensley. He enlisted in the Liverpool Pals Battalion in August 1914. His death was assumed, during the heavy fighting on the Somme to counter the German Spring Offensive of 1918.
WhartonFrederick JohnPrivate30713315th Battalion, Tank Corps30 Shaftesbury Road, Great Crosby08/09/1918Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceFrederick was the son of James and Margaret Wharton. He died during the second day of the Battle of Amiens August 1918, the tanks of the 15th Battalion (still fit to fight) were sent further forward to attack the German positions around the village of Framerville. Frederick’s brother, James, also fell.
WhartonJames WilliamSergeant2657387th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment30 Shaftesbury Road, Great Crosby18/06/191724Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the youngest son of James and Margaret. Before the war, he was a keen footballer, having played for Southport Park Villa. He enlisted in September 1914 and was drafted to France. He died at the No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, from wounds received in action on June 17th. His brother, Frederick, also fell.
WhartonTomRifleman725142nd /6th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment122 Brighton Road, Great Crosby21/06/191821Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceTom was born at Crosby in 1897; the son of John Wharton and Sarah (nee Ascroft). He was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.
Whinyates (Whynyates)Harold BennettSecond Lieutenant2nd Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentIvydene, College Road, Great Crosby14/08/191722Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarold was the son of Thomas and Clarissa Annie Whinyates. He died of wounds received in action during The Battle of Passchendaele; the Third Battle of Ypres.
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WhiteheadHerbert JohnPrivate888967th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Rossett Road, Great Crosby08/09/191820Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHerbert John Whitehead was the son of Joseph Simeon and Lizzie Whitehead. He was killed in action.
WhitsonHenry ThomasCaptain10th Battalion, King’s Liverpool RegimentSouthesk, Burbo Bank Road North09/05/191824Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry was the eldest son of Thomas and Edith Whitson. He enlisted on the first day of the war and two months after joining received his commission to second-lieutenant, further promotion followed. At time of his death, he was the senior officer of his battalion. He died at 22nd Casualty Clearing Station following an operation.
WilkinsonThomas HillLieutenant3rd Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment8 Belvidere Road, Great Crosby02/02/1921Thomas was the son of Arthur John and Sarah Wilkinson. He died in Crosby, leaving his effects (£685.185s. 4d) to his mother, Sarah.
WilliamsJohn RaynerPrivate23025410th Battalion, (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) and King's Shropshire Light Infantry21 Alexandra Road, Great Crosby19/09/191823Vis-en-Artois, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born at Trinidad, British West Indies; the only surviving child of the Reverend John Williams and Lucy Helen (nee Rayner). He was killed in action during the Hundred Days Offensive.
WilsonAndrew CampbellChief EngineerMercantile Marine, S.S. Ivernia16 Harlech Road, Blundellsands01/01/1917Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAndrew was born at Kirkdale in 1854, the son of George and Jane Wilson. He was married to Helen Kerr Wilson (nee McClurg), they had no children. He was lost from the Ivernia, carrying some 2,400 British troops from Marseille to Alexandria, when she was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-off Cape Matapan in Greece. The ship went down quickly with a loss of 36 crew members and 84 troops.
WilsonFrederick WilliamRifleman2013702nd / 5th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment128 Brighton Road, Great Crosby16/01/191844St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyFrederick was born at Winchester, Hampshire. In 1895, he married Emily Florence (nee Coffey) at Our Lady & St. Nicholas C.of E. Church, Liverpool. He died of sickness in a Military Hospital at Sellatyn, Oswestry.
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WinrowOsmondDriver62564th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment and Royal Army Service Corps22 Coronation Road, Great Crosby18/08/191622Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, FranceOsmond was born at Walton-le-Dale near Preston in 1894; the son of John Benedict Winrow and Margaret (nee Rimmer). He married Mary Kate (nee O'Brien) at SS Peter & Paul's R.C.Church, Crosby on the 26th August 1915. He had only been in France four weeks when he was killed in action. He left a wife and one child.
WinslowThomas Maitland De BloisLieutenant CommanderRoyal Naval Reserve, H.M.S Stephen FurnessBelgravia, Wellington Road, New Brighton13/12/191745Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, EnglandThomas was born in Liverpool on the 21st December 1872; the son of Charles De Blois and Eleanor Winslow. He married Annabel Foster on the 21st September. He was lost when HMS Stephen Furness, was torpedoed by the German submarine UB-64 off the Isle of Man, sinking before lifeboats could be lowered, with the loss of one hundred lives.
WinsorThomas ArthurPrivateS/415825th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders44 Vale Road, Great Crosby28/09/191818Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was the son of Mrs Mary Winsor. He was killed in action during The Fifth Battle of Ypres, also called the Advance of Flanders.
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WrayFrancis AlanSecond Lieutenant8th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment3 Abbotsford Road, Blundellsands31/07/191727Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrancis was the son of Tom and Elizabeth Wray; husband of Ethel Mary Blower (formerly Wray). He was killed in action near St. Julian, Flanders. His brother, Thomas, also fell. Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool on the 8th March 1918 by his widow. His effects were valued at £4151s 10d (nearly £18,000 at current values.)
WrayThomas ErnestSecond Lieutenant7th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General ListSeafield, Abbotsford Road, Blundellsands09/04/191719Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was the son of Tom and Elizabeth Wray. Thomas was killed in action over Flanders. His brother, Francis Alan Wray, also fell.
WyattArnold BakerMidshipmanRoyal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. Partridge47 St Luke’s Road, Great Crosby12/12/191720Fredrikstad Military Cemetery, NorwayArnold was born at Liscard in 1897; the son of Walter Henry Wyatt and Elizabeth Swinton (nee Ritchie). He was lost when a convoy including H.M.S. Partridge encountered a flotilla of German destroyers and was sunk by shell fire and torpedos, with the loss of 97 of the crew. Arnold’s body was recovered in the Svon Fjord, and he was buried in the cemetery of Bivindvik.