Ince Blundell's fallen Service men

Ince Blundell’s War Memorial is situated on Back O’ the Town Lane. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 10 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 PlaceBiography
BlanchardRobertSergeant1505645th Company, Machine Gun Corps, and Royal Welsh Fusiliers25 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire24/03/191834Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, FranceRobert was born in Ince Blundell, he enlisted in Manchester. Robert went on to serve in Flanders and France, he died of his wounds on 24th March 1918.
BudworthRichardPrivate3941112th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Schubert Street, Seaforth, Lancashire14/09/191832Saints Peter & Paul Churchyard, Great Crosby, MerseysideRichard died of his wounds in Seaforth on 14th September 1918
BullenJohnPrivate428646th Battalion, Leicestershire RegimentHaycut Cottages, St George's Road, Hightown18/09/191818Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France (Allegedly)John was killed in action in an advance to take the village of Villers-Guislain. The village was abandoned by the Germans on 30 September 1918, after heavy fighting. (There is a question as to the identity of the man buried in this grave)
CropperJosephPrivate23529011th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals) and the King's Liverpool RegimentLydiate Lane, Sefton14/11/191820Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, FranceJoesph was born in Lathom, Lancashire in 1898 and he served in France and Belgium. He is listed as dying from sickness.
HolliheadThomasPrivate3810274th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCarr House Lane, Ince Blundell17/04/191827Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was killed during heavy shelling in Meteren, France.
PrescottWilliamApprentice, Mercantile MarineS.V. "Inveramsay"(Aberdeen)27/04/191716Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was killed aboard SV. Inveramsay April 27th, 1917. The ship was sailing from Gulfport, Mississippi to Fleetwood, Lancashire when it was hit by gunfire from German U-Boat 62 north-west of Ireland. William has no known grave 
ReynoldsChristopherPrivate572031st/5th Battalion, Manchester RegimentPear Tree Cottage, Kirkby, Lancashire29/03/191819Arras Memorial, FranceChristopher was killed in action near Ablainzevelle, France. The battalion was under heavy shell fire, at the time.
Weld-BlundellLouis JosephRifleman553421 and 70456th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment, 16th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles)Lulworth Castle,  East Lulworth, Dorset08/02/191929Dunkirk Town Cemetery, FranceLouis went to France in June 1916. By November 1916 he was in Salonika, and in Egypt in 1917. He fought in Palestine and was among the first troops to enter Jerusalem. Louis contracted Spanish flu, he died at Dunkirk on 8th February 1919 and was buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery. His brother Richard Shirburne also fell in the war.
Weld-BlundellRichard ShirburneSecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLulworth Castle,  East Lulworth, Dorset01/01/191627Ince Blundell Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ince Blundell, Lancashire.Richard died at 19 Albion Street, Ramsgate, Kent on 1st January 1916. The cause of death was given as "Injuries to the brain caused by a fall - accidental death". Richard has a memorial window in the family church at Ince Blundell. This reads "Pray for the soul of Richard Shirburne Weld-Blundell who died while serving with the King's Liverpool Regiment."
Wharton ThomasPrivate97932162nd Company. Machine Gun Corps and King's Liverpool RegimentInce Blundell Village11/01/191719Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.Thomas is listed as killed in action in Palestine.