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
BlanchardRobertSergeant15056Machine Gun Corp, and Welch Fusiliers25 Back Lane, Hyde, Cheshire24/03/191834Duisna British Cemetery, Etrun, FranceServed in Flanders and France, died of his wounds on 24th March 1918
BudworthRichardPrivate3941112th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment25 Schubert Street, Seaforth14/09/191832St Peter & Paul Churchyard, Great Crosby, MerseysideRichard died of his wounds in Seaforth on 14th September 1918
BullenJohnPrivate42864Leicestershire RegimentHaycut Cottages, St George's Street, Hightown18/09/191818Villers Hill Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, FranceServed in France and Flanders, he died in action on 18th September 1918
CropperJosephPrivate235290East Lancashire Regiment and the Kings Liverpool RegimentLydiate Lane, Sefton14/11/191820Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, FranceServed in France and Belgium and is listed as dying from sickness
HolliheadThomasPrivate3810274th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCarr Houses Ince Blundell17/04/191827Tyne Cot Memorial West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was killed during heavy shelling in Meteren France
PrescottWilliamApprentice Mercantile MarineSV Inveramsay(Aberdeen)27/04/191716Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam was killed aboard SV Inveramsay On April 27th, 1917. The ship was sailing from Gulfport, Mississippi to Fleetwod when it was hit by gunfire from German U-Boat 62 northwest of Ireland. He has no known grave 
ReynoldsChristopherPrivate572031st/5th Battalion, Manchester RegimentPear Tree Cottage, Kirkby, Merseyside29/03/191819Arras Memorial, FranceChristopher was killed in action near Ablainzevelle, France. The battalion was under heavy shell fire.
Weld-BlundellLouis JosephRifleman553421London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles)Lulworth Castle,  East Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5QS 02/08/191929Dunkirk Town Cemetery, FranceLouis went to France in June 1916. By November 1916 he was in Salonika, and Egypt in 1917. He fought in Palestine and was among the first troops to enter Jerusalem. Louis contracted Spanish flu and died at Dunkirk 8 Feb 1919, and was buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery. His brother Richard Shirburne also fell in the war
Weld-BlundellRichard ShirburneSecond Lieutenant6th Battalion, Kings RegimentLulworth Castle,  East Lulworth, Wareham BH20 5QS 01/01/191627Ince Blundell Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ince Blundell MerseysideRichard died at 19 Albion St, 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 Shireburne Weld-Blundell who died while serving with the Kings Liverpool Regiment.
Wharton ThomasPrivate97932162nd Coy. Machine Gun CorpsInce Blundell Village11/01/191719Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.Thomas is listed as killed in action in Palestine.