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 Highlanders03/06/194122Enfidaville War Cemetery, TunisiaRonald was the son of Joseph and Grace Ann Baybut, of Hightown, Lancashire.
BorrdmanTerrance56585444 Squadron, Hampden AD (04, Royal Air ForceHomefield Road, Hightown19/06/194125Newport Cemetery, LincolnTerrance was the son of Frederick Charles (a school master) and Maud Mary Boardman. He was killed in routine operation. While witnessing the crash duing take off another plane AD 747, the pilot of AD 904 (with Terrance on board) banked too steeply, losing control and dived into the ground with the loss of all crew; fellow servicemen Sgt C.F. Greig and Sgt J.O. Walshe
ConnellJames LActing Sub-Lieutenant (E)Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. H.M.S. Avenger15/11/194130Liverpool Naval Memorial, MerseysideJames was the son of A.H. Connell and Mrs E. W. Connell. He 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. IllustriousGlen Allan, Alt Road, Hightown21/12/1940Lee-On-Solent Memorial, HampshireDaly was involved in the Seige of Malta in Mediteranean; Illustrious was gauarding a convoy which saw one ship safely from Gibaltar to Malta and three to Piraeus (Greece). The aircraft carrier was badly damaged by Luftwaffe, involved in the anti-convoy operation- carrier.
HerbertMichael9th Battalion, Durham Light InfantryGlenalt, Hightown, Lancashire09/11/1944Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands Michael was the son of Sidney John and Alice Mary Hebbert of Hightown, Lancashire. He was reported missing in Western Europe 15/11/44, officially presumed killed in action 20/9/45. Probate was asigned to Sidney John Hebbert, his father, a retired collector of customs and excise.
JonesRonaldPilot Officer67616Royal Air Force, Volunteer ReserveLynn Croft, Lower Alt Road, Hightown, Lancashire04/05/1942St Helen's Churchyard, Sefton Village.Ronald was the son of Samuel and Isabella Jones of Liverpool; husband of Maud Ophelia Jones of Hightown, Liverpool. He was killed on active service at Loch Boisdale, South Uist, Scotland. Ronald was educated at Alsop High School and employed by the Liverpool and London Globe Insurance Company. He was closely associated with Walton Parish Church,acting as the honorary secretary of the men's club, football club and tennis club.