Hightown's fallen Service men of World War Two

Hightown’s War Memorial is located on The Green, Highway Roundabout. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 10 heroic Service Personel who gave their lives in WW2.

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

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

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
BaybutRonaldPrivate29298807/10th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders1943-06-03 00:00:0022Enfidaville War Cemetery, TunisiaSon of Joseph and Grace Ann Baybut, of Hightown, Lancashire.
ConnellJames LActing Sub-Lieutenant (E)Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. H.M.S. Avenger1942-11-15 00:00:0030Liverpool Naval Memorial, MerseysideJames was serving abroad Avenger, a  auxiliary aircraft carrier. When in convoy from
North Africa to the Clyde in Scotland, she was torpedoed by the German
submarine U-155 just west of the Rock of Gibraltar. Only 12 men survived, from a crew of 526
Garton-StoneDaly CharlesLieutenantRoyal Navy, H.M.S. Illustrious21/12/1940Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire