Litherland's fallen Service men

Litherland’s War Memorial is situated in front of Litherland Town Hall, on Field Lane, Corner of Sefton Road. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 278 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.

Litherland’s Fallen A-D

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiography plus source(s) of informationMedals
AindowFrank NormanSapper4787389th Field Company, Royal Engineers33 Tattersall Road, Litherland28/06/191518Hooge Crater Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium Frank was the son of George Townley Aindow and Eliza (nee Potts). Prior to the outbreak of war, Frank was serving as an apprentice with an engineering company in Sandhills, Liverpool. He was also a member of the Litherland Prize Band and a Sergeant in the 34th Company of the Boys Brigade. Frank enlisted in Seaforth and served with the Royal Engineers. Whilst working in the trenches Frank was hit by a splinter of a shell and unfortunately never regained consciousness.
Alcock (alias Old)Stanley (Joseph)Private52841Manchester Regiment31 Bowden Street, Litherland20/10/191820Pommereuil British Cemetery, FranceStanley was the son of Joseph and Rosetta Old (nee Gengy). After taking his step-father’s name (Alcock), Stanley enlisted in Seaforth and was posted to France. He was killed in action.
AppletonAaronSecond LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery, 3rd East Lancashire Brigade and Royal Flying Corps, 6th Squadron24 Litherland Park, Litherland17/03/191720Arras Flying Services Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, FranceAaron was the eldest son of Aaron and Jane Pearson Appleton (nee Woods). Before the war, he was working at Liverpool Tanning Company Ltd. Aaron was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery and was sent to Egypt. 12 months later he joined the Royal Flying Corps. After securing his "wings", he declined a position as instructor at the Flying School in Aboukir, Egypt, volunteering for active service in France instead. He was killed in action.
AppletonPercyPrivate56355Welsh Regiment5 Hinton Street, Litherland15/04/191819Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPercy was the son of John and Harriet Appleton (nee Deakin). Percy enlisted at Seaforth and was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. He had attended Lander Road School and had been employed at the "City Tannery Company”.
ArmstrongEric WilliamPrivate458002nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers498 Stanley Road, Bootle25/04/191818Loos Memorial, FranceEric was the son of Percy Stanisland and (the late) Phillipine Armstrong, who was born in Belgium. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918.
AtkinsonWilliam HenryAble SeamanMersey Z/15Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division17 Chelsea Road, Litherland13/11/191623Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of William Henry and Ellen Atkinson (nee Syder). Before the war, he worked as an apprentice plumber. William was initially reported as missing in action; this was updated to ‘killed or died’ as direct result of enemy action. The Director of Graves Registration and Enquiries reported that William's body had been buried east of Beaumont Hamel, after armistice his body was exhumed and re-interred at Serre Road Cemetery No.1.1914 Star, Victory and British War Medals
Banner(Frederick) SydneyPrivate251510th Liverpool Scottish Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment113 Bridge Road, Litherland01/04/191526Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, West Vlaandren, Belgium(Frederick) Sydney was the eldest son of William and Emily Banner (nee Rudge). Before the war, Frederick was a monumental sculptor in the family business in Bridge Road; educated at St. Philip's School, Litherland and Seaforth High School. He enlisted on 3rd June 1912 in the King's Regiment 10th Battalion, at the depot in Fraser Street, Liverpool. He was killed in action near Ypres, by German shellfire at a place named "Slaughter Hill".1914 Star, Victory and British War Medals
BarkNormanLieutenant6th Battalion (Rifles), King's Liverpool Regiment; King's Own Scottish Borderers; and Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force101 Sefton Road, Litherland01/10/191822Dadizeele New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumNorman was the only son of Arthur Septimus Bark, J.P. and Annie Louise (nee Gorst). His father was Chairman of Litherland Urban District Council in 1927/28 and 1935/36. Read more about Norman
BarlowRobertWaiterS.S. "Hesperian"19 Mona Street, Orrell, Bootle04/09/191531Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was killed whilst serving aboard the S.S. Hesperian , which was torpedoed 85 miles off Fastnet, Ireland by German submarine U-20. The submarine was commanded by Walther Schweiger, who was also responsible for sinking the Lusitania. The Hesperian survived the attack only to sink 2 days later whilst being towed to Queenstown, Ireland. 21 crew members, 9 civilian passengers and a Canadian soldier where lost when a lifeboat plunged into the sea whilst being lowered. (20 of the other crew members were from Merseyside.) Also lost was a casket containing the remains of one of the victims of the Lusitania sinking, Frances Stephens, which was being shipped to Canada for burial.
BermanSamuelPrivate293034th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment93 Linacre Road, Litherland19/08/191621Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceSamuel was the son of Wolfe and Leah Berman (nee Kesler). The 1911 Census shows Samuel as a Private with the King's Liverpool Regiment based at Orford Barracks, Warrington, Lancashire. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
Betteridge (Bettridge)JohnPrivate23337th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment47 Palmerston Drive, Litherland18/05/191521Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceJohn was the son of William and Margaret Betteridge (nee Humphries). Before enlisting, he was a lift attendant. John joined his regiment on 31st August 1914; and was drafted out to France on 7th March 1915. On 8th April 1915, he celebrated his 21st birthday in the trenches. Ten days later, John died in Boulogne Hospital from wounds sustained in action.
BevanGeorge CurzonPrivate94088Sherwood Foresters, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment48 Southey Street, Bootle29/10/191730Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme FranceGeorge was the son of William and Catharine Bevan (nee Cannell); husband of Hannah. They had two children. George enlisted in Seaforth and had previously been in the Royal Engineers, service number 212994. He died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations based at Tincourt.
BeveridgeWilliamPrivate20871st/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Oakland Street, Litherland17/03/191522Le Touret Memorial, FranceWilliam was born in Newcastle in 1892, the son of John and Elizabeth Beveridge (nee Stobbs). Before the war, he was a wire worker. William enlisted in Bootle on 5th August 1914, aged 22 years and 3 months. He was the first man in the 7th Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment to be killed. He was "killed instantly" during the Battle of Neuve-Chapell.
BevinWilliam JamesChief StewardS.S. "Merton Hall"14 Towcester Street, Litherland11/02/191831Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of William James and Ann Bevin (nee Cope). He was killed whilst serving aboard the S.S. Merton Hall , a defensively-armed British merchant ship. The ship was about 30 miles off the island of Ushant, Brittany, when she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-53. The sinking resulted in the loss of 57 lives, including that of the captain. He left a widow, Caroline.
BirdEdwardPrivate2292920th Battalion (4th City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment23 Scarisbrick Avenue, Litherland16/10/191619Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, FranceEdward was the son of Bromborough and Margaret Bird (nee Harrison). His service records show that he enlisted at Liverpool in November 1914, aged 19 years, 5 months. [His date of birth is shown as 26th June 1897, which would put his age at enlistment at 17 years, 5 months.] Edward died of wounds (probably) received during the Battle of Ligny-Tilloy, since his Battalion was involved in the fierce fighting there near Flers.
BlundellHenry CulshawDriver28217Royal Field Artillery11 Nelson Road, Litherland31/10/191826Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptHenry was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Blundell (nee Culshaw). He was a dock labourer in 1911. He enlisted in Seaforth, and was drafted to the Middle East. He died in Egypt on 31st October 1918.
BlundellJohnPrivateG/316209Middlesex Regiment15 Sefton Street, Litherland10/03/191832Hooge Crater Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn enlisted in Bootle on 9th June 1915; he was 5' 6" tall and 29 years and 7 months. John was killed in action. Before the war, John was employed by Mr. Joseph Whaley, farmer, of Litherland. He left a widow, Mary, and six children. With effect from 28th April 1919, she was granted a weekly pension of 42s 1d to provide for herself and the children.
BoothmanWilliamPrivate131154th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Roade Street, Litherland06/04/191619Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de CalaisWilliam was born in Bootle and was the son of Mary Boothman. He enlisted in Seaforth and died on 6th April 1916, most probably from injuries received in action as the cemetery he is buried in is linked to several Casualty Clearing stations.
BowyerEdward BannisterPrivate26981218th Battalion (2nd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment68 Stanley Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool31/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEdward was the son of Thomas and Jane Bowyer (nee Bannister). Before the war, he worked as a pawnbroker's assistant. He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action. It is likely that Edward was fighting in the Battle of Pilkem Ridge. (77 comrades from his Battalion died on the same day.) He left a widow, Mary, and two sons.
BradyThomasPrivate42708Machine Gun Corps28 Bulwer Street, Bootle24/08/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was the son of James and Catherine Brady (nee Snow). He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
BreakellThomas ArthurLance Corporal1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment43 Lander Road, Litherland11/04/192022Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool Thomas was born in 1897; the son of Thomas William and Annie Breakell (nee Sumner). He was a pre-War Territorial, having enlisted in Bootle on 6th February 1913. He gave his age on enlistment as 17 when he was actually only 15. Alongside his father, he was posted to the Front on 7th March 1915. Read more about Thomas
BridgemanRogerPrivate5290713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22 Eleanor Road, Bootle27/09/1918Ribecourt Railway Cemetery, Nord, FranceRoger was the son of William and Emma Bridgeman (nee Unwin). He was born in Walton, Liverpool. Roger was a painter's apprentice and he had 10 siblings. He enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action, during to recapture Ribecourt village by the 3rd Division on 27 September 1918.
BroughThomasSergeant13696South Lancashire Regiment9 Kirk Road, Litherland22/07/191634Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was born in Liverpool in 1882; the son of Thomas and Martha Brough. He enlisted on 8th September 1914, he was 5' 6" tall and weighed 134 lbs, with brown hair and eyes and various tattoos on both arms. Thomas was initially reported missing, and then killed in action. The Evening Express reported that his five brothers had all been wounded in France. He left a widow, Winifred.
BurnettJonathanPrivate1871012th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment41 Hinton Street, Litherland08/10/191628Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, FranceJonathan, who was known to family and friends as "Joss", was the son of Catherine and (the late) John Burnett. He died of wounds received in action, during the battle of the Somme. His brother, Thomas Burnett, also died of wounds while serving with the Australian forces.
BurnettThomasPrivate32568th Reinforcement, 46th Battalion (Fifth Sports Unit), Australian Imperial Force58 Violet Road, Litherland09/08/191822Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, FranceThomas enlisted at St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia on 31st October 1917, aged 21 years, 3 months. He was 5' 6" tall, had a fair complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. He embarked from Sydney, Australia on 2nd February 1918 and arrived in France on 18th July 1918. He died of gunshot wounds to his right leg, which were sustained in action the previous day. He had been admitted to the 13th Harvard U.S.A. General Hospital. His brother, Jonathan Burnett, also died of wounds.1914-15 Star, Victory and British War Medals
ButlerAlfredCorporal2662047th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Garrick Street, Litherland10/04/191827Loos Memorial, FranceAlfred was born in Litherland, the son of Alfred and Kate Rosanna Butler (nee Wyatt). He married Annie Buck in 1910 at St. Philip's Church, Litherland and had a son, Alfred in 1910. Alfred was a coal porter before he enlisted. He died during the German spring offensive in 1918.
CampbellAlexanderAble SeamanMersey 3/252Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve18 Ince Avenue, Litherland26/02/191619Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool Alexander was born in Litherland on 14th June 1896, the son of Alexander and Frances Mary Campbell (nee Thompson). Prior to the war, Alexander worked as a Telegraph Messenger. Alexander drowned in an accident on 26th February 1916, when a small boat (he was in) capsized near Skegness.
CampbellCharlesPrivate5196517th Battalion (1st City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment9 Cobb Avenue, Litherland12/10/191617 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was the only son of Mary Campbell. Charles was born in Scotland in 1899. Charles was killed in action; it seems likely that he was killed in the Battle of Ligny-Thilloy, since his Battalion was involved in this fighting.
CarterChristopherPrivate33263913th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment258 Knowsley Road, Bootle28/03/191830 Arras Memorial. France Christopher was born in Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland on 15th April 1887; the son of Robert Carter and Elizabeth Mary Fraser (nee Pearson). He was killed in action in the Arras area, during the German attack in the spring of 1918.
ClagueBramwell ClarkPrivate2591011th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Bate's Cottages, Field Lane, Litherland15/09/191645Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, FranceBramwell was the son of Henry and Jane Clague. He enlisted in Seaforth and died of wounds, received during the Battle of the Somme. One of his sons, Stanley Tyson, died on 8th November 1918, whilst serving with the London Regiment. He left a widow, Frances.
ClagueStanley (Tyson)Rifleman897219London Regiment10 Bate's Cottages, Field Lane, Litherland08/11/191821Don Communal Cemetery, Annoeullin, Nord, FranceStanley was the son of Bramwell and Frances Clague. He died on 8th November 1918, just three days before the armistice. Stanley's father, Bramwell Clague, was also killed in action.
CleverleyArthurPrivate2459112th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Nelson Road, Litherland04/08/191639Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur was born in Greengates, Yorkshire, the son of Henry and Betsy Cleverley (nee Calvert). Before the war, he worked as a bottler in a wine and spirit store. He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. Arthur's brother, James Horace Cleverley, was also killed in action.
CleverleyJames HoraceDriver11664966th Battery, Royal Field Artillery4 Nelson Road, Litherland15/09/1917Amara War Cemetery, IraqJames was born in Greengates, Yorkshire, the son of Henry and Betsy Cleverley (nee Calvert). Prior to the war James worked as a grocery van man. He enlisted in Liverpool and died in Basra in the Persian Gulf. His brother, Arthur, was killed in action.
CochraneJamesSapper5033702nd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers24 Riddock Road, Litherland02/06/191633Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames was born in Liverpool; the son of George and Mary Cochrane (nee Thomas). James enlisted with the Canadian armed forces in Victoria, British Columbia on 9th December 1915. His occupation was a marine fireman. He was described as being 5' 5" tall, with a "ruddy" complexion, auburn hair and blue eyes. He was initially assigned to the 103rd Battalion of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, but was later transferred to the 2nd Tunnelling Company of the Canadian Engineers. He was killed in action on 2nd June 1916.
CockerWilliam HenryPrivate35384King's Shropshire Light Infantry8 Cottier Street, Litherland22/03/191819Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of James and Ellen Cocker (nee Blundell). He enlisted at Litherland and was killed in action, during the German spring offensive, a period of crisis in March and April 1918.
ColfordPatrickLance Corporal5240013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment46 Langton Road, Litherland28/03/191823 Arras Memorial, France Patrick was born in Liverpool in 1895, the son of Patrick and Agnes Colford (nee Crawford). Prior to the war, he was employed at the Diamond Match Works in Litherland. Patrick enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action, one of his officers referring to him as "a most trustworthy N.C.O., priceless to me in the trenches”.
CollettThomas WilliamPrivate20307th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment114 Linacre Road, Litherland16/05/191525Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, FranceThomas was born in 1887; the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Collett (nee Sweetland). He enlisted in Bootle on 5th August 1914 and was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert. At the time of his death, one of his brothers was injured in hospital and one was on the front line. Before the war, he was employed at a firm of engineers in Chapel Street, Bootle.
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ColvilleArthurPrivate5956920th Battalion (4th City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment47 Greenfield Lane, Litherland03/01/191822Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium Arthur was the son of Robert and Sarah Ellen Colville (nee Cusworth). Before the war, he was employed as a butcher's errand boy. Arthur enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action, only 8 days before his Battalion left the Front at the Ypres Salient. Arthur's brother, Robert, was also killed in action.
ColvilleRobertPrivate51441/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment47 Greenfield Lane, Litherland09/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was the son of Robert and Sarah Ellen Colville (nee Cusworth). Robert was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. Robert's brother, Arthur, was also killed in action.
ConnollyMatthewAble SeamanR/2315Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division32 Langton Road, Litherland30/11/191720St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumMatthew was born on 25th September 1897, the son of Martin and Catherine Connolly (nee Lynch). He enlisted as a Private in the 2nd/1st Lancashire Hussars on 9th October 1916, but was transferred to the Royal Naval Division on 16th June 1917. He joined the Howe Battalion on 1st September 1917 and died as a direct result of enemy action on 30th November 1917.
CowanGeorge HenryPrivate69592nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment84 Beechwood Road, Litherland25/03/191742Basra Memorial, IraqGeorge was the son of John and Margaret Cowan. Before the war, he worked as a dock labourer. He enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action in Mesopotamia.
CowleyCharlesActing Bombardier106352215th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery35 Towcester Street, Litherland13/09/191739Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was the son of Charles and Fanny Cowley. Charles's enlisted in Bootle on 7th December 1915 when he was 37 years and 4 months old. He was 5' 9" tall and was employment as a dock labourer. He died of injuries received in action. On 18th March 1918, Charles's widow, Isabella, received a pension of £1 7s 6d for herself and seven children.
CowleyThomas (Henry)Driver2735Royal Field Artillery7 Birch Terrace, Liverpool11/05/1918Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceThomas was the son of Charles and Frances Cowley; husband to Ada Cowley (nee Royle), they had four children: Nellie, May, Frank and George Edward. Thomas was killed in action. His brother, Charles, died of wounds on 13th September 1917.
CraigeGeorgeSecond Lieutenant10th Battalion, Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment31 Linacre Road, Litherland28/10/191832St. Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandGeorge was born in Liverpool in 1886, the son of Matthew Henry and Hannah Craige (nee Harvey). He died at the Military Hospital, Oswestry from pneumonia. He had joined the army soon after the outbreak of the War and he saw active service for nearly three years. George returned home to gain a commission and was about to return to France when he succumbed to his illness. He left a widow, Elizabeth.
CrossHarryPrivate26636813th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Kirk Road, Litherland16/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was the husband of Annie Cross (nee Madill), they had five children: Harry, Albert, Ethel, Norman and William Madill. Thomas enlisted in Liverpool; his original service number was 3929. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme.
DawsonJamesPrivate75735Royal Welsh Fusiliers49 Kilburn Street, Litherland08/08/191842St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France James was the son of William and Catherine Dawson. He most probably died of wounds received in action, as the cemetery he is buried in was linked to a number of hospitals and dressing stations located around Rouen. James had five siblings; Mary, John, William, Patrick and Theresa.
DerbyshireWilliam JosephPrivate282162nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards52 Violet Road, Litherland29/03/191819Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of Henry and Catherine Ellen Derbyshire (nee Bellion). Before the war, he worked at the Diamond Match Works in Bootle. He was killed in action during the 1918 German spring advance, which saw desperate fighting on the former Somme Battlefields.
DodsonPercyPrivate53177th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Ken Street, LitherlandUnknown28UnknownPercy was born on 27th May 1889; the son of William Henry and Emily Dodson (nee Grealey). He enlisted on 8th November 1915 and saw service overseas. Percy was discharged owing to ill-health on 14th December 1916, he died at home some time during the first quarter of 1918 (January to March). Percy's left a widow, Charlotte, and a daughter, Elsie.
DoolanJamesTrimmerS.S. "California"33 Longfield Road, Litherland18/10/191731Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of James and Elizabeth Doolan (nee Clarke). James was employed as a marine fireman before the war. He was lost when his ship, the S.S. California , was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-22., 145 miles north-west of Cape Villano, northern Spain. James was one of four people who were lost. He left a widow and one daughter.
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SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/SquadronLast know adressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
EadeJohn WilemanPrivate58995West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)21/03/191819Arras Memorial, France John was the son of Thomas and Ruth Eade (nee Wileman). John enlisted in Coalville, Leicestershire and was killed in action. He is one of the almost 35,000 servicemen, commemorated on the Arras Memorial, who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory.
EatonHughPrivate51637th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 Blisworth Street, Litherland08/08/191619Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceHugh was the son of Hugh Eaton and Elizabeth Ann Eaton (nee Whitley. He was killed in action on during British assaults on the German-held village of Guillemont on the Somme, France. Guillemont finally fell on 3rd September 1916. Hugh enlisted in October 1915 and was drafted out to France on 6th June 1916, his 19th birthday.Victory and British War medals
Edey [W.E. Edey on Litherland Memorial]Edward WilliamPrivate438101Grenade Platoon, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry150 Linacre Road, Litherland29/12/191525Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdward was born in Wandsworth, London (his attestation papers give his date of birth as 4th August 1890 and his place of birth as Liverpool). Edward travelled to Halifax, Canada on 19th March 1914 aboard the S.S. Ausonia , returning to enlist at Shorncliffe, an army camp near Folkestone, Kent through which most of the Canadian forces passed en route to France in 1915. He was 5' 9" tall with a fair complexion and brown eyes. He was killed when a bomb exploded in the trenches.
EdwardsRichardPrivate4767823rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers34 Beechwood Road, Litherland09/04/191729Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, FranceRichard was the son of John and Mary Edwards and he had six siblings. He died when the 51st (Highland) and 34th Divisions advanced on 9 April 1917, at the beginning of the Battle of Arras. Richard was the second of John and Mary's sons to have been killed during the War. Richard's brother, George, died of wounds. Richard left a widow, Bessie, and two children.
ElliottGeorgeCorporal2681996th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment and King's Liverpool Regiment22/02/1917Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France George was born in Kirkdale, Liverpool. His mother was Mary Elizabeth Elliott. He was killed in action in France, his mother was his sole legate.
ElmsJohn JamesPrivate2672251/4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers21 Nelson Road, Litherland20/07/191728Bus House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.John was the son of John James and Rebecca Ellen Elms (nee McGowan). He enlisted in Seaforth on 5th December 1915 aged 27 years 2 months. He was 5' 1" tall and weighed 7 stone; he gave his occupation as a plumber's labourer. John was killed in action, leaving a widow, Louisa, and two boys.
ElsbyJohn HenryPrivate12051/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Seymour Street, Litherland16/05/191524Le Touret Memorial, France.John was the son of John William and Amanda Elsby (nee Hughes). He enlisted at Seaforth on 8th May 1911, aged 20. (He was a Territorial Army soldier before the War started.) At enlistment, John was 5' 5" tall, weighed 128 lbs and had a 33" chest. He was employed as a painter for the Liverpool Gas Company. He was killed in action on 16th May 1915, at the Battle of Festubert. Initially, he was reported as missing and it was a year before official confirmation of his death was received. Reports appeared in the Bootle Times on 18th August 1916 and the Crosby Herald on 23rd September 1916. The Bootle Times report explained that John's body was found by a Private W. Martin of the Cheshire Regiment, 11 months after he had been reported as missing. John's identity was established by the pay book found in the pocket of his tunic.
EmbleyChristopherFireman and TrimmerMercantile Marine, S.S. "Mirlo" (London) 21 Blisworth Street, Litherland16/08/191833Tower Hill Memorial, LondonChristopher was born in Liverpool in 1885; the son of John and Rose Embley. He was drowned when British tanker SS Mirlo was torpedo by German U-boat U-117, 7 miles off Chicamacomico Coast Guard Station in Rodanthe, North Carolina. Flames leaped into the sky as a cargo of fuel gushed out and caught fire. 9 crew were lost.
EvansWilliam EdwinAssistant BakerS.S. "Ausonia"22 Hartwell Street, Litherland30/05/191818Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was born in 1900 in Broseley, Shropshire; the son of William Evans and Ann Evans (nee Hill). William died when the Cunard vessel the S.S. Ausonia was torpedoed and subsequently sunk by gunfire by the German submarine U-55. The ship 620 off Fastnet. 44 lives were lost in the attack, including 23 people from the Merseyside area.
FaganWilliam BenedickPrivate18345th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22 Oakland Street, Litherland08/08/191619Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceWilliam was born in Liverpool in 1897, the son of James Fagan and Elizabeth Fagan (nee Carden). He enlisted on 26th June 1913 in Liverpool when he was 17 years of age. William was killed in action. It is likely that William was killed participating in the first day of the Battle of Guillemont. His battalion was part of the 165th Infantry Brigade of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division which took part in the fighting that day.
FellHarryPioneer206759Royal EngineersTar Works House, 1a Church Road, Litherland31/07/191729New Irish Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium Harry was the eldest son of John and Agnes Fell (nee Autt). He was living with his brothers, Jack and Arnold (a Chemical Works Manager) and his mother, Agnes. Harry initially enlisted in Hull with the East Riding Yorkshire Yeomanry, later transferring to the Royal Engineers. He was killed instantly by a shell.
FeltonHarold (Stanley)Driver; Rifleman25172 and 90721Royal Field Artillery and 6th Battalion (Rifles), King's Liverpool Regiment62 Edith Road, Orrell, Bootle30/09/191826Vis-en-Artois Memorial,Pas de Calais, FranceHarold was born in Litherland in 1892, the son of John and Elizabeth Felton (nee Hellam). He was a carter. On 5th September 1914, he enlisted in Seaforth in the Royal Field Artillery. However, he was discharged at Swanage, Dorset on 15th March 1915 due to an inguinal hernia. He did not serve overseas during this first period of military service. He must have been accepted as fit for a second period of military service, since he re-enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the King's and was killed in action.
FinchettJohn (Herbert)Private591510th Battalion, Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment: H.M.S. Emperor of India and Royal Welsh Fusiliers17 Hawthorne Grove, Litherland09/08/191629Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, Somme, FranceJohn joined the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman [ADM 339/1/12466] around 1905, and was still serving when war broke out, aboard the H.M.S. Emperor of India . He signed up with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (service no 33443) at Wrexham on the 7th September 1915 using the name John Onslow. 49 days later his true identity was discovered and he was claimed by the Royal Navy. John was allowed to leave the Navy and he re-enlisted with the King's Liverpool Regiment at Liverpool on 7th December 1915. He was killed in action 8 months later. His widow, Lilian, received a pension of 15s per week for herself and her son.
Fitzgerald ("Fritzgerald" on MROH website)John PatrickRifleman107731st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles and King's Liverpool Regiment16/08/191719Hooge Crater Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born in Manchester on 16th June 1898, the son of John Fitzgerald and Kate Rosina Fitzgerald (nee Pettitt). He was living in Seaforth when he enlisted. John was killed in action during the heavy fighting around Hooge Chateau.
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FoatHarryPrivate70672nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment11 Cottier Street, Litherland19/10/1914Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceHarry was the son of Harry and Jane Foat (nee Forshaw). He enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action on 19th October 1914. Harry was initially reported as missing, and then killed in action. A request for information concerning his fate, together with a photograph of Harry, appeared in the Liverpool Echo on 24th August 1915.
FoddyWalterPrivate1933South Lancashire Regiment355 Hawthorne Road, Bootle07/02/191522Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was born in Warrington, Lancashire in 1893, the son of Walter William and Margaret Foddy (nee Potts). Walter was a wireman's labourer working for the Mersey Railway. He enlisted and was posted to the Front on 5th December 1914. He was killed in action at Remnel in France. He left a widow, Margaret.
FormbyArthurPrivate69532Royal Fusiliers10 Hinton Street, Litherland10/10/191821Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, FranceArthur was the son of John Edwin and Ann Jane Formby (nee Gregson). He enlisted in Seaforth, and died of wounds at one of the Casualty Clearing stations posted around Beaulencourt. He had previously served with the 105th T.F. Battalion (service number 65875).
ForshawWilliamPrivate7779Royal Irish Regiment15 Cottier Street, Litherland09/05/191530Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Joseph and Agnes Forshaw. In 1908, he married Mary Scott at Our Lady and St. Nicholas Church, Liverpool. William enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
FoxErnest Bark (Edward)Private3158Lancashire Fusiliers37 Lily Road, Litherland02/07/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceErnest was the son of Isaac and Sarah Fox (nee McHardie). He was posted to the Western Front on 17th July 1915, and died of wounds, inflicted on the disastrous first day of the Battle of the Somme. The 1st Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers attacked towards the village of Beaumont Hamel and suffered heavy casualties. His brother, Frank, also perished.
FoxFrank HaroldFiremanH.M.S. "Newmarket"18 Nelson Road, Litherland17/07/191726Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonFrank was born in Bootle, Lancashire in 1889, the son of Isaac Fox and Sarah Fox (nee McHardie). He was killed whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Newmarket . This ship; an 833 tons auxiliary minesweeper, was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-38 south off Nikaria Island in the Aegean Sea. 70 lives were lost and the three survivors were taken prisoner by the Germans. Frank's brother, Ernest Bark (who served as Edward Fox) was also killed in action.
FrenchEdward StanleyFiremanR.M.S. "Lusitania"13 Elizabeth Road, Bootle07/05/191536Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdward was born on 22nd February 1878 in Kirkdale, Liverpool; the son of Edward and Mary French (nee Neild). Edward married Elizabeth Turner in St. Mary's Church, Kirkdale, they had 8 children. Edward was one of nearly 1,200 passengers and crew who were killed when R.M.S. Lusitania , en route from New York to Liverpool, was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-20 off Kinsale, Ireland.
FrostickJohn HenryPrivate23681/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment52 Croxteth Avenue, Litherland14/05/191526Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceJohn was born in Seaforth, Lancashire, the son of Frederick Frostick and Mary Frostick (nee Smith). He was killed in action on 14th May 1915, the day before his battalion participated in the start of the 2nd Division's attack on the village of Festubert. John joined the 7th Battalion shortly after the outbreak of war.
FryerEgbert NathanPrivate28187th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Field Lane, Litherland16/05/191719Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceEgbert was the son of Egbert and Annie Fryer (nee Tasker). He was employed as a golf caddie. He enlisted in Waterloo, Lancashire and was killed in action on 16th May 1915. This was the second day of the 11 day Battle of Festubert, in which his battalion fought, so it is likely that he lost his life in the fighting in this battle.
FurlongJoseph BernardApprenticeS.S. "Sagamore"46 Ruthven Road, Litherland03/03/191719Tower Hill Memorial, London.Joseph was the son of William and Elizabeth Eden Furlong (nee Baynes). Joseph died after his ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-49, the crew escaped the sinking in three lifeboats, but two of them were never seen again. The third lifeboat drifted for 9 days until the S.S. Deucalion intercepted it on 12th March 1917. Joseph was one of 15 of the 22 occupants who did not survive.
FylesDavidPrivate5240613th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment60 Hornby Boulevard, Litherland17/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid was born on 6th November 1897; the son of David and Martha Ellen Fyles (nee Pinnington). He was a dock labourer employed by the White Star Line. David enlisted on 8th December 1915, and was posted to France. He was killed in action at Guillemont. He left a widow, Florence, and a daughter, Florence May.
Gallighan (Galligan)JohnPrivate 42687Machine Gun Corps, Infantry02/02/191729Louaz Military Cemetery, Duisans, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in Formby, the son of John Galligan and Annie Galligan (nee Duncan). He was killed in action near Arras.
GarvieDavid CruikshanksCorporal3556412/10th Battalion Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Roby Street, Bootle29/06/191724Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Pas de Calais, France.David was born on 1st December 1892; the son of John Garvie and Emma Palmer Garvie (nee Benson). David was a provision merchant's clerk. Read more about David
GerrardPeterPrivate2458318th Battalion (2nd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment15 Ince Avenue, Litherland01/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePeter enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action on the disastrous first day of the Battle of the Somme. The battalion was part of the 21st, 89th and 90th Brigades' attacks on the German-held village of Montauban and it suffered by far the highest casualties of the three City Pals battalions directly involved. Although Montauban was captured just after 10 a.m. on the day, the 2nd City Pals had suffered over 500 men killed, wounded or missing.
GoffGeorgePrivate300878th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers28 Langton Road, Litherland26/01/191724Amara War Cemetery, Basra, IraqGeorge was born in Windsor Road, Orrell, Bootle, Lancashire in 1888, the son of George Goff, senior. He enlisted in Seaforth on 27th October 1915, aged 23 years, 240 days. At enlistment, George was 5' 4" tall, weighed 140 lbs, had a 36" chest. He died of wounds.
GoldingEdgarLieutenantRoyal Army Service Corps and Royal Flying CorpsHaverthwaite, 53 Litherland Park, Litherland19/09/191721Caudry British Cemetery, France Edgar was the son of Alfred Dickson and Lilian Alice Golding (nee Edwards). Prior to 1914, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was mobilised from the start of hostilities. He served as a driver with various Field Ambulances, in early Spring of 1915, he transferred to the West Lancashire Army Service Corps. In October, 1916, Edgar transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and joined No. 3 Squadron in France. Edgar's aircraft came down over German-held territory after aerial combat and, badly wounded, he fell into enemy hands. He died of his wounds.
GoodWilliamPrivate913Highland Light Infantry6 Webster Street, Litherland25/09/191536Loos Memorial, FranceWilliam was born in Glasgow, Scotland in about 1879, the son of Samuel and Susannah Good. He married Jessie in about 1902 and they had three children. William enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Loos.
GortonWilliam HenrySergeant37003King's Liverpool Regiment and Manchester Regiment55 Longfield Road, Litherland25/03/191719 Basra Memorial, IraqWilliam was born in Blackpool in 1897 and he was the son of James and Martha Gorton. William enlisted in Seaforth and was formerly of the King's Liverpool Regiment, service number 11255. He died of wounds received in action.
GottGeorge HenryCorporal55420Royal Field Artillery5 Stoke Street, Birkenhead02/03/191831Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1887, the son of John and Betsy Ann Gott (nee Sparkes). Both George and his brother John Edwin enlisted in the army as young men. At the time of the 1911 Census, George was serving as a Gunner and Clerk with the 12th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery. George was killed in action, his brother had perished three years previously.
GottJohn EdwinPrivate7570Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)5 Stoke Street, Birkenhead18/04/191530Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was born on 12th July 1884 in Lydiate, Lancashire, the son of John and Betsy Ann Gott (nee Sparkes). He enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) in Liverpool on 24th August 1903. By 1911, John was stationed in Ambala, Punjab, India with his regiment. He transferred to the Army Reserve on 7th November 1911. In February 1912, he was court-martialed for enlisting with the Hussars of the Line using the name Edwin Sharp. John was mobilised when the War started. He was killed in action.
GreenGeorge DanielPrivate2676257th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment52 Hartwell Street, Litherland31/07/191726Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge was born in Seaforth, Lancashire in 1891, the son of Henry Green and Ellen Green (nee Vose). Before the war, he was employed by Threlfall's Brewery Company. George enlisted in February 1916, arriving in France in August of the same year. One of his comrades had said that George had been shot in the head by a sniper and that death was instantaneous. He also said that a comrade in charge of a Lewis [machine] gun turned the weapon on the sniper and "riddled him with bullets".
GreenallEdmund JamesPrivate38057th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Guion Road, Litherland13/05/191619Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme. France Edmund was the son of Harry and Marion Greenall (nee Moore). The 1911 Census includes reference to Edmund having been born in the U.S.A. Edmund enlisted soon after the outbreak of war and had been at the front for some months when he was injured. Before the war, he was on the clerical staff of the London and North Western Railway Company.
HalsallWalter JosephSergeant12617th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment87 Sefton Road, Litherland25/09/191621A.I.F. [Australian Imperial Force] Burial Ground, Flers, FranceWalter was born on 22nd September 1895, the son of James and Mary Jane Halsall (nee Bateman). Walter enlisted in Seaforth, his 4 brothers were also serving overseas. He was wounded at Festubert and spent some time in a French hospital. Walter was killed three days after his 21st birthday, during the Somme campaign.
HalsallWilliam J. Lance Corporal11917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment87 Sefton Road, Litherland16/05/191522 Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son of James and Mary Jane Halsall (nee Bateman). William was killed on 16th May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert. His four brothers had also enlisted. William's younger brother, Walter, who served as a Sergeant in William's battalion, was killed in action during the Somme campaign.
HandleyAlfred AtholstonPrivate3188313th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Akenside Street, Bootle28/08/191720Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceAlfred was the son of Joseph and Emily Handley (nee Chaloner). He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action, aged 20, in the aftermath of the battle of Hill 70. Alfred's brother, William, was also killed.
HandleyWilliam G. Private190226th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment20 Cottier Street, Litherland09/08/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyWilliam was born in Warrington, Lancashire, the son of Joseph and Emily Handley (nee Chaloner), who were married in Wrexham, Wales in 1885. William enlisted in Seaforth. He was initially reported as wounded and missing, later killed in action at Gallipoli. William's brother, Alfred, was also killed in action.
Harlock (Horlock)George AlfredPrivate4436623rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment38 Linacre Road, Litherland22/09/1916Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece George was the son of Arthur and Maria Harlock (nee Southern). He married Lilian E. Roberts in 1910 and they had a son, Franz. George enlisted in Cardiff and died of wounds at one of the General hospitals based around Salonika.
HarrisonJamesGunner131235A Battery, Royal Field Artillery6 Sutton Place, Litherland21/04/191625St. Helen Churchyard, Sefton Village, MerseysideJames was born in Verdi Street, Seaforth, Lancashire on 15th March 1891; the son of James and Sarah Ann Harrison (nee Pilkington). Before the war, James worked as a joiner. He died of meningitis, in Isolation Hospital North, Tedworth, Andover, Hampshire.
Harrison (alias Richards)William RichardCompany Sergeant Major61565th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment17 Rydal Street, Litherland10/08/191532Helles Memorial, TurkeyWilliam was born in 1883, the son of James and Ann Harrison (nee Almond). William married Josephine Uytendahl. William was called up on 5th August 1914, promoted first to the rank of Sergeant, then Company Sergeant Major, he was drafted to the fighting in the Dardanelles (Gallipoli). He was killed, leaving a widow and six children.1914 Star, Victory and British War Medals
HaworthRichard SpencerRifleman30836th Battalion (Rifles), King's Liverpool Regiment61 Saxony Road, Liverpool05/09/191522Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceRichard was the son of George and Alice Haworth (nee Spencer). Before the war, he was working as a joiner. Richard enlisted at Princes Park Barracks, Liverpool on 23rd November 1914 when he was 21 years and 8 months old; he was 5' 6" tall. His service records also show that he was accidentally shot in the abdomen by a comrade of his own battalion and a Field General Court Martial was held into the shooting. Richard died of his wounds.
HazeldonWilliam IsaacLance Corporal13861621st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps47 Field Lane, Litherland17/09/191819Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was born in Southwark, London in 1899, the son of William and Sarah Jane Hazeldon. William enlisted in Waterloo. He died of wounds, following the capture of Lechelle, for the second time early in September, 1918. He would have been treated at either the 53rd Field Ambulance or the 18th Casualty Clearing Station, which were posted near the site.
HigginsHubertPrivate28839th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment74 Langton Road, Litherland11/05/191520Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHubert was the son of Charles and Aneliga Higgins. Hubert enlisted in Liverpool. He died of wounds received in action, in Wimereux, which was an important hospital centre.
HillRoland EdwinPrivate288210th Battalion Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment4-6 Chelsea Road, Litherland16/06/191518Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRoland was the son of Edwin Henry and Anne Elizabeth Hill (nee Fetherstonhaugh). Before the war, he was an apprentice engineer with Messrs. E. Wilson and Sons of Hawthorne Road, Bootle. Roland left Hornby Training Camp, for France in November 1914. He was shot through the heart with an explosive bullet, during the "Battle of Hooge".
HindmarchThomas (Percival)DriverT/329324Royal Army Service Corps9 Linacre Road, Litherland28/03/191828St. Helen Churchyard, Sefton Village, MerseysideThomas was the son of Thomas Valentine and Elizabeth Hindmarch (nee Veale), husband of Catherine Maud Brown. He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire on 25th February 1916 when he was 26 years old and 5' 2" tall. Before the war, he had been employed as a ship steward. Thomas died from tuberculosis in the War Hospital East, Leeds, Yorkshire.
Hodgkins (Hodgins)JosephPrivate54976th Inniskilling Dragoons35 Towcester Street, Litherland29/10/191428Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJoseph was the son of Joseph and Jessie Hodgkins (nee Pearson). He enlisted in Armagh, Northern Ireland on 12th January 1906, aged 20. He was killed in action, during the first battle of Ypres, leaving five brothers and three sisters.
HollandWilliam ArthurPioneer251617X Corps, Signal Company, Royal Engineers3 Chelsea Road, Litherland15/01/191830Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of Robert Holland and Clara Jane Holland (nee Balmer). Before the war, he was a joiner. William enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action in France. He was a nephew of [presumably Bootle] Councillor C.H. Eaton.
HollyGeorge JamesPrivate2023062/4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment29 Bangor Street, Bootle03/04/191726Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceGeorge was born in Manchester in 1890, the son of William Holly (1845-1911) and Eleanor Louisa McBride (1855-1928). Before the war, he was a dock labourer. George enlisted in Liverpool and was posted to the Western Front after January 1916. He died of wounds, in the aftermath of Nesle was occupied by French and British cavalry on 18 March 1917. George's twin brothers, Robert Ballington and Henry Herbert, were also killed.
HollyHenry HerbertPrivate26660713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Bangor Street, Bootle24/03/191832Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleuval, FranceHenry was born in Liverpool in 1885, the son of William (1845-1911) and Eleanor Louisa McBride (1855-1928). Before the war, he was a dock labourer. Henry enlisted in Bootle and was posted to the Western Front after January 1916. He died of wounds received in action. His brothers, Robert and George, were also killed.
HollyRobert BallingtonPrivate55252/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment29 Bangor Street, Bootle19/07/191630Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert was born in Liverpool in 1885, the son of William (1845-1911) and Eleanor Louisa McBride (1855-1928). Before the war he was a dock labourer. Robert enlisted in Liverpool and was drafted to the Western Front after January 1916. He died of wounds received in action. His brothers, Henry and George, also died of wounds.
HolmeThomasPrivate300015Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) and King's Liverpool Regiment12 Hapsford Road, Litherland13/04/191828Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was born in Litherland in 1890, the son of John and Elizabeth Holme (nee Pearson). Thomas was killed in action on The Battlefields of Ypres.
HoughtonArthurPrivate85644th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 Nevada Street, Bootle25/07/191522Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, FranceArthur was the son of William and Charlotte Houghton and he was born in Prescot. He served in a territorial battalion, which would have mobilised in 1914. Arthur was killed in action in France, his brother, Thomas, also perished. Before the war, he was an ardent member of a local Boys Brigade.
HoughtonThomasPrivate2211620th Battalion (4th City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment12 Station Road, Prescot02/08/191722Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was the son of William and Charlotte Houghton. Before the war, Thomas was employed as a wire mill labourer. He enlisted in Liverpool on 4th November 1914 and was killed in action during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge (the opening attack of the Third Battle of Ypres/ Passchendaele). Thomas's brother, Arthur, was also killed in action.
HowardHenryWheeler26421st Divisional Ammunition Column, Australian Field Artillery25 Edith Road, Orrell, Bootle10/11/191729The Huts Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the nephew and adopted son of Mrs. Jane Kenyon. His Australian service record shows that he enlisted on 1st September 1914 in Casino, New South Wales, Australia when he was 26 years and 8 months old. He gave his trade as "bushman". He was 5' 8.5" tall, with fair hair and complexion and blue eyes. He arrived in Marseilles, France with his unit on 2nd April 1916. He was admitted to the No. 9 General Hospital in Le Havre on 22nd April 1916 for treatment for a venereal disease and released back to his unit after 30 days. He spent 14 days on leave in England during September 1917 and was killed in action in Belgium on 11th October 1917.1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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HughesDaniel (Vincent)Private45947South Wales Borderers38 Langton Road, Litherland23/08/191718Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumDaniel was born in Marsh Lane, Bootle, on 31st March 1899; the son of Daniel and Mary T. (Minnie) Hughes (nee Vincent). Daniel enlisted in Seaforth and was killed in action, on the second day of the Third Battle of Ypres. Prior to enlisting, Daniel was employed by the Canadian Pacific Line shipping company.
HughesFrancisPrivate1209713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment35 Longfield Road, Litherland04/07/191822Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de CalaisFrancis (Frank) was the son of Moses Hughes. Frank enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire on 11th August 1914; he died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations located around the village of Pernes.
HughesJohnPrivate2212320th Battalion (4th City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment31 Hinton Street, Litherland04/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the eldest son of John and Martha Hughes (nee Ellis). He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action. It is likely that this happened during the capture of the village of Montauban in France, since John's battalion was involved in this action. Before the war, John was an assistant grocer.
HuytonJohn EdwardPetty OfficerJ/8058H.M.S. Low Tyne6 Edgar Terrace, Litherland10/06/191824 Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, EnglandJohn was born in Liverpool on 28th April 1894; the son of Luke and Julia Ann Huyton (nee Owens). John was killed as a result of an explosion when his ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-34 about 3.5 miles offshore from Whitby, Yorkshire. John's body was not recovered for burial.

Litherland’s Fallen I-O

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last know adressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
IredalePeterPetty Officer2096CAnson Battalion, Royal Naval Division9 Armagh Vale, Sefton Road, Ford28/05/191534 Helles Memorial, TurkeyPeter was born in Liverpool on 16th August 1880; the son of Thomas and Ellen Iredale (nee Lewis). His Royal Navy records show that he served as Acting Petty Officer, until he was killed during the Gallipoli campaign. At the time of his death, he had been in the Royal Naval Reserve for 15 years, including the action in Antwerp (a joint Belgian and British action in October 1914). 1914 Star
Ireland(John) LeonardPrivateM/3013651st Motor Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps31 Beaconsfield Road, Seaforth01/07/191832North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, IraqLeonard was born in 1886 in Everton, the son of John and Mary Maud Ireland (nee Powell). He was killed inaction in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq).
JacksonGeorge EdwardGunner136045"C" Battery. 88th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery01/016/191825Marfaux British Cemetery. Marne, FranceThe "Soldiers Died in the Great War" record states that George was born, resided and enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire. He married Alice Rimmer in St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland in 1915. George was killed in action during the severe fighting to retake Marfaux from the Germans. The operation was successful on the 23rd July.
JacobAlexanderLance Sergeant20357th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Towcester Street, Litherland23/05/191525Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, EnglandAlexander was the son of Frederick George and Hannah Haslar Jacob (nee Chislett). He enlisted in Bootle and was drafted to France. Alexander was wounded in the "never-to-be-forgotten" charge of his battalion, at Festubert, on 16th May 1915. He was brought to back England and died in the University Hospital, Birmingham, with his mother at his side.
JamesJohn BenjaminPrivate9229410th Battalion Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Beechwood Road, Litherland22/09/191826Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in 1891 in Liverpool; the son of George and Catherine James (nee Quirk). Prior to the war, John was working as a carter at the docks. In 1915, John married Isabella Jackson in St. Andrew's C.E. Church, Linacre. He enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action.
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JohnsonJamesLance Corporal18732nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment12 Hinton Street, Litherland27/07/191522Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was born and resided in Liverpool. He was in D Company of his battalion; he was killed by shell fire. It appears that James had enlisted in the army before the outbreak of war.
JohnsonNorman JamesPlumber926561H.M.S. "Otranto"1 Lawler Street, Litherland06/10/191827Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandNorman was the son of Frederick William and Margaret Johnson (nee Lawson). He was serving aboard the armed troop carrier H.M.S. Otranto , part of a convoy carrying American troops across the Atlantic. The ship was off the Isle of Islay in Scotland, in very poor weather conditions, when one of the other troop ships, H.M.S. Kashmir , broke its rudder and collided with H.M.S. Otranto . The Otranto was driven towards cliffs and became grounded on rocks before eventually breaking up. Another ship, H.M.S. Mounsey , managed to rescue several hundred soldiers and crewmen, but 431 lives were lost. Norman left a widow, Maud.
JohnstonGeorge AlexanderLance Corporal93802nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders49 Croxteth Avenue, Litherland21/09/191427Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, GermanyGeorge was born on 9th October 1886; the son of Joseph and Emily Louisa Johnston (nee Foden). George joined the army and was stationed in India; he was posted to the Western Front on 13th August 1914. Red Cross prisoner of war records show that George was captured at Mons, Belgium on 24th August 1914 and he died in hospital in Sennelager, Germany. Before the war, both George and his brother, Edmund, were telegraphic messengers.
JohnstonHugh RobertPrivate59669York and Lancaster Regiment22 Thornton Street, Litherland05/02/191940Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandHugh was the son of Hugh and Emily Johnston (nee Burrows). He married Catherine Connolly in 1901 in St. Mary's Church, Walton, Liverpool. Hugh and Catherine had four children. Hugh died on 5th February 1919, his health was most probably compromised by his war service. Before the war, Hugh has worked as a dock labourer.
JonesAlfredDriver31146220th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers and Royal Field Artillery24 Bowden Street, Litherland13/11/1918Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, FranceAlfred was the brother of Mrs. M. L. Bates. He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations based around the village of Awoingt. Before the war, he was employed at the Bryant and May (Diamond Match Works) in Bootle.
JonesClive ReynoldCorporal1658218th Battalion (2nd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment84 Bridge Road, Litherland01/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceClive was the son of William and Margaret Jones (nee Rowlands). Clive's service records show that he enlisted in Liverpool on 2nd September 1914. Clive was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. His battalion was part of the 21st, 89th and 90th Brigades' attacks on the German-held village of Montauban. Although Montauban was captured just after 10 a.m. on the day, the 2nd City Pals had suffered over 500 men killed, wounded or missing.
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JonesHaroldRifleman2044805th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Palmerston Drive, Litherland20/09/191721Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarold was the son of William and Margaret Elizabeth Jones (nee Clegg). He was an insurance clerk before enlisting. Harold was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres, Battle of Passchendaele, aged 21. Harold's father was working as a waiter aboard the R.M.S. Lusitania when the ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-20.
JonesJosephGunner17534"D" Battery. 148th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery35 Riddock Road, Litherland11/10/191622Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was born in Bootle, Lancashire and was the son of Robert and Catherine Ella Jones (nee Hughes). Joseph enlisted in Liverpool and he died of wounds. Prior to enlisting, Joseph was employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board engineering department in Gladstone Dock. Death notices also appeared in the Evening Express. One of these indicated that Joseph was the "sweetheart of Nellie".
JonesWilliam2nd Class WaiterR.M.S. "Lusitania"14 Palmerston Drive, Litherland07/05/191547Tower Hill Memorial. London, EnglandWilliam was born in West Kirby, Cheshire, the son of William and Mary Jones. He married Margaret Elizabeth Clegg in 1889 in St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland, and there were now six children; Mary Alice Grace and Edward Norman being the new additions. William and over 1,100 others were killed when the R.M.S. Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-20 off Kinsale, Ireland.
KennedyJohnGreaserS.S. "Mesaba"48 Langton Road, Litherland01/09/191841Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn Kennedy was born in Liverpool on 24th March 1877; the son of James and Ellen Kennedy (nee McGrady). John was killed when his ship, the S.S. Mesaba , an armed merchant ship, was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-118 in the St. George's Channel, 21 miles off the east coast of Ireland. 20 lives were lost in the sinking. He left a widow, Mary, and three children.
KerrJames Norman (Norman James)Corporal4091391st Field Company, Royal Engineers15 Palmerston Avenue, Litherland26/09/191519Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was born in Middlewich, in 1895, the son of Richard and Emily Kerr (nee Coombes). He enlisted in September 1914 and was drafted to the Front on 11th June 1915. Prior to going into the trenches, James was a bombing (grenade) instructor for the 15th Division. He was killed in action during the Battle of Loos. James was an apprentice pattern maker with Mr. James Buchanan, Engineer, of Bankhall.
KirbyGeorge ClarencePrivate5234912th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment73 Norton Street, Bootle16/08/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was the son of John and Henrietta Kirby (nee Morgan). He enlisted in Bootle and was injured by shrapnel in a trench at Guillemont and he died within about five minutes. George's mother and step-father received letters of sympathy from the Mayor of Bootle and from the Earl of Lucan. [Since he had no connection with the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, it is possible that the Earl held a Brigade or Divisional command.] He left a widow with a child.
KirkpatrickAlexanderPrivate1209018th Battalion (2nd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment3 Pennington Road, Litherland28/03/191826Pargny British Cemetery, Somme, FranceAlexander was born at 17 Ash Street, Bootle, Lancashire; the son of Samuel and Annie Kirkpatrick (nee Birkmyre). He enlisted in Seaforth on 12th August 1914. He spent some time in hospital with illnesses, in 1916 he was in the 9th Stationary Hospital in Hearne, Kent with an undiagnosed illness. Alexander was killed in action on 28th March 1918. Alexander's brother, Samuel, died of wounds
KirkpatrickSamuelPrivate2665814th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment50 Riddock Road, Litherland26/10/191830Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, FranceSamuel was the son of Samuel and Annie Kirkpatrick who were both born in Scotland. Samuel enlisted in Bootle and died of wounds on 26th October 1918, aged 30. He was wounded during the advance to victory, in the aftermath of the capture of Awoingt village on the 9/10 October.
KiteJames EdwardPrivate26717013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Hinton Street, Litherland16/08/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was born in 1896 in Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire and was the son of James and Mary Kite. James enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action, during the Battle of the Somme, aged 20.
Lacey (Lacy)ArthurPrivate8303"C" Company. 2nd Battalion. Royal Welsh Fusiliers7 Rydal Street, Litherland20/05/191631Calais Southern Cemetery, FranceArthur was the son of William Edward and Caroline Lacey; he married Mary Agnes Wilson in 1910 in St. Andrew's C. E. Church, Bootle. Arthur died of wounds received in action, at one of the military hospitals based around Calais. Before enlisting, Arthur's worked as a fireman (boiler) at the rubber works.
LambSamuel GrundyOfficers' Steward, Second ClassL/9093H.M.S. "Parker"9 Ruthven Road, Litherland30/11/191826Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandSamuel was born on 1st June, 1892 in Bootle; the son of William Grundy and Matilda Lamb. He died of pneumonia whilst serving as an officers' steward aboard His Majesty's Hospital Ship Soudan at Scapa Flow, Scotland. Samuel left a widow, Mary.
LarkinThomasBombardier112133"C" Battery. 307th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery15 Seymour Road, Litherland29/09/191823Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, FranceThomas was born in Litherland in 1895; the son of James Larkin and Mary Larkin (nee Wainwright). He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery in October 1915 and proceeded to France in August 1916. Thomas had been home on leave three times, the last of which was in March 1918. Prior to enlisting, he was working as a tan yard labourer.
LawrensonJamesTrimmer393494H.M.S. "Carmania"34 Southey Street, Bootle21/09/1914Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandJames died from wounds sustained on 14th September 1914 during the 1 ¾ hours battle in which James's ship, H.M.S. Carmania , an armed Cunard liner, sank the German ship, Cap Trafalgar, in the South Atlantic. The Carmania was badly damaged, having been hit by more than 70 shells and 11 of her crew were killed and 33 more were wounded. He left a widow, Clara, and a daughter, Florence.
LawtonCharles CobboldPrivate22659King's Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment65 September Road, Liverpool24/03/191839Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was born in 1879; the son of Charles Cobbold and Martha Elizabeth Lawton (nee Tattersall). Before the war, he was working as a journeyman painter. Charles married Mary E. Battie and they had two children, Doris and Ada. He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918.
LeeLudwellShip's CookS.S. Vedamore72 Chelsea Road, Litherland07/02/191755Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandLudwell was born in Washington, U.S.A; the son of Henry and Agnes Lee. He married Rosalie Francis in 1886 in St. Paul's Church, Liverpool, they had 7 children, five of whom survived. His ship, the S.S. Vedamore , a defensively-armed cargo ship, was en route from Baltimore to Liverpool when she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-85, 20 miles west of Fastnet Rock, Ireland. 23 crewmen were lost.Mercantile Marine Medal; British War Medal 1914-1918
LeeNormanCorporal2006245th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13 Sefton Street, Litherland31/07/191723Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumNorman was the son of Richard Baxter and Clara Sara Lee (nee Buzza). Norman enlisted at the outbreak of war in 1914 and went to France in February 1915, seeing continuous service for two years and six months. His parents were informed that their son was killed instantaneously when he was struck by shrapnel. He had been recommended for a commission and at the time of his death, he was awaiting a call from the War Office.
Lefley LeonardPrivate346635th Battalion, South Wales Borderers38 Holmes Lane, Litherland30/05/191824Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland. Prior to enlisting, Leonard was a carrier at the Golf Links. Leonard enlisted in Wrexham; he was initially drafted to the Balkans, on 19th July 1915. He was killed in action during the overwhelming German attack between the Aisne to the Marne at the end of May 1918.Victory Medal, 1915 Star; British War Medal
LennonMartinPrivate7707"D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders17 Palmerston Drive, Litherland07/11/191432Ploegsteert Memorial,Hainaut, Belgium Martin was born in Liverpool on 1st August 1882; the son of James Lennon and Elizabeth Lennon (nee Russell). He enlisted in Leeds and was killed in action, most probably in day-to-day trench warfare which characterised the area of the western front where Martin died. Before the war, he was a cab driver. Martin left a widow, Elizabeth, and a son, Martin.
LewisJohn HenryPrivate3734914th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers36 Tattersall Road, Litherland09/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was born in 1896 in Caernarfon, North Wales; the son of William and Ellen Lewis. Prior to enlisting, he was a cabin boy, working for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. John enlisted in Liverpool on 10th December 1915 and was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
LeylandArthurPrivate20248211th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment134 Sandy Road, Seaforth29/06/191820Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, FranceArthur was the son of Thomas Leyland and Elizabeth Leyland (nee Pilkington). Prior to enlisting Arthur was appointed an assistant postman in 1914. He enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action, aged 20. He had previously served in the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, service number 5393.
LightfootEdward JohnSergeant1687811st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery1 Sefton Street, Litherland20/07/191830Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceEdward was the youngest son of Edward Lightfoot and Elizabeth Lightfoot (nee Williams). Edward enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire. He was killed in action.
ListonJames WalkerPrivate404012nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers9 Fotheringay Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland25/09/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was the son of Robert and Marion Liston. He enlisted in Glasgow and formerly served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), service number 7834. He was killed on 25th September 1916, a day when his battalion was engaged in the Battle of the Somme and captured the town of Morval from German forces.
LloydHughPrivate2659851/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Ismay Road, Litherland31/07/191727Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHugh was born in 1889 in Blundellsands; the son of Hugh and Louisa Lloyd (nee Roberts). He married Alice Edge Scott in All Saints Church, Toxteth Park, and was working as a ship's steward. Hugh's battalion was part of the 55th Division which took part in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge; the opening engagement of the Third Battle of Ypres; Battle of Passchendaele. The date of Hugh's death corresponds with the first day (31st July 1917) of the three-day Battle of Pilckem Ridge.
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
LordErnestPrivate35778310th Battalion Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment117 Sefton Road, Litherland20/09/191728Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandErnest was the son of Richard Lord and Eliza Lord (nee Almond). Ernest married Jessie Gwendoline Saunders in Liverpool, they had two daughters: Jessie F. in 1915 and Annie E. in 1916. Ernest died of wounds received in action.
LoveladyPeter (Richard)Private1312311th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment87 Brook Road, Bootle13/12/191521Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPeter was born in Bootle in 1894; the son of Stephen and Alice Lovelady (nee Lupton), who were married in 1873. Peter was a wine
merchant's errand boy. On 17th October 1914, he married Cecilia Casey in St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church, Litherland. A daughter, Mabel Cecilia, was born in 1915. Peter enlisted in Seaforth and died of wounds, after a piece of shell struck him on the head.
LowcockWilliam (Dimond Taylor)DriverL/13374"D" Battery,148th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery59 Linacre Road, Litherland05/12/191723Westoutre British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was born in Seaforth, Lancashire in 1894; the son of William Taylor and Eleanor Lowcock (nee Dimond). He married Florence May McEwen in Our Lady and St. Nicholas Church, Liverpool. They had a daughter, Florence. William enlisted in Seaforth and was killed, on Ypres Road.  
LoweGordon John HunterPrivate20351219th Battalion (3rd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment41 Eaton Avenue, Litherland22/03/191837Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceGordon was born in Formby, in 1881; the son of James and Margaret Lowe. He married Sarah Louisa Matthews in St. Mary's Church, Walton. Sarah died in 1910. Gordon enlisted in
Liverpool in February 1915. His battalion was involved in the final German offensive of the War, "Operation Michael". The battalion
counter-attacked the German-held position in Roupy, with the 2nd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. Gordon was killed in action.
LowthianAbrahamSergeant15501Cheshire Regiment21 Tattersall Road, Litherland06/11/191546Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandAbraham was the son of Quintin (John) and Mary Lowthian (nee Cane). Before the war, he was a postman. Abraham was invalided "from Anzac Cove" and was later admitted to Highfield Hospital, Liverpool [which became Broadgreen Hospital.] On 25th October 1915, Abraham was admitted to Woodlands Hospital, Southport, suffering from dysentry. This was chronic dysentry which Abraham had first contracted many years before, whilst serving in Burma. His condition rapidly deteriorated and he died on 6th November 1915 in Grange Hospital, Southport, aged 46. His widow, Rachel, was awarded a pension of 22 shillings for herself and two children.
LyonsAlexander (Ross)Sergeant2008485th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment37 Penrhyn Avenue, Litherland24/07/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumAlexander was born in Liverpool in 1897; the son of Frederick William and Williamina Lyons (nee Ross). Alexander's parents were married in 1893 in Emmanuel Church, Everton, Liverpool. Alexander had five siblings. Alexander died in the run up to the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele.
MacDonaldAngus (Mont)Private288710th Battalion, Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment22 Alexandra Mount, Litherland12/05/191520Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumAngus was born in Tranmere, in 1894; the son of Donald and Amy Alexandria MacDonald (nee Palmer). Prior to enlisting, he was a clerk with the Cunard Company; Angus was the first employee of the Cunard Company to be killed. He enlisted in Liverpool on 20th April 1914, aged 19. On enlistment, he was 5' 9" tall with a 36" chest. Angus was killed in action in the trenches of Hill 60, east of Zillebeke, Flanders.
MackarellJohn WilliamRifleman570395th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Palmerston Avenue, Litherland20/09/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of William and Margery Mackarell (nee Blundell), he married Elizabeth Wright in St. Andrew's Church, Bootle. John enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed in action during the third Battle of Ypres, (Passchendaele): the battle of the Menin Road. He had only been in France for 14 weeks when he was killed. Prior to enlisting, John was employed at the Diamond Laundry Company.
MaddoxFrederick M.V.Gunner118535B Battery, 171st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery117 Bridge Road, Litherland16/08/191727Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium                                 Frederick was born in 1889, the son of Thomas Maddox and Elizabeth Maddox (nee Jacobson). He was an assistant to his father; a tobacconist and herbalist dealer. In 1912, Frederick married Annie Davies, they had four children. Frederick enlisted in Seaforth; he died of wounds at the 12th Casualty Clearing Hospital during the Third Battle of Ypres: Passchendaele.
MarchThomasPrivate2246619th Battalion (3rd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment5 Campbell Street, Bootle28/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was born in Litherland in 1891, the second son of William and Ann March (nee Shepherd). In 1910, Thomas married Isabella Aldred in St. Andrew's Church, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire; they had five children. Thomas was working as a soap boiler. On enlistment, he was 5' 4" tall, had brown eyes and dark brown hair. Thomas died as his battalion was holding back the German forces at a line between Bouchoir and Rouvroy, east of Roye.
MarshallJohnPrivate2672927th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Lurtin's Place, Litherland25/06/191722Essex Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium                                 John was born in 1895 in Birkenhead; the son of John and Alice A. Marshall. He was resident in Litherland when he enlisted in the army in Liverpool. John was killed in action near the Yser Canal, which formed the front line in this part of the Salient between April 1915 to August 1917.
MartinGeorgePrivate26584112th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment04/10/1918Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.George enlisted in Bootle and was resident in Litherland. He died during the advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, region of France.
Martin (Not yet positively identified.)W.???
McAllesterHerbert (W.)Rifleman30826th Battalion (Rifles), King's Liverpool Regiment2 Servia Road, Litherland09/09/191629Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval  FranceHerbert was the son of George Alfred and Elizabeth McAllester; husband to Gertrude Greenall. He enlisted in Liverpool on 23rd November 1914, aged 27 years, 3 months. On enlistment, he was 5' 7" tall with a 36" chest. Herbert was killed in action. Prior to enlisting, he had worked  as a clerk in the Liverpool office of the Booth Line Company. Gertrude was awarded a pension of 10 shillings a week with effect from 26th March 1917.
McBlainDavidRiflemanS/348512th Battalion, Rifle Brigade10 Kirk Road, Litherland24/03/191646Hospital Farm Cemetery,West Vlaanderen, Belgium                                  David was the son of Edward and Lucy McBlain (nee Barr). In 1902, David married Lydia Elizabeth Kirby in St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Edge Hill, Liverpool, they had seven children. Before the War, David was employed as a tin smelter. He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire on 8th September 1914, aged 43. On enlistment, he was 5' 5" tall; a general labourer. He had previously served in South Africa with the South Lancashire Regiment and was killed in action.
McBrion (McByron)WilfredLance Corporal198938th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and Royal Field Artillery78 Kendrick Street, Seaforth02/04/191727Arras Memorial, Pas de CalaisWilfred was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool in 1890; the son of William Arthur and Mary Jane. Wilfred enlisted in Seaforth and was killed in action during the battle of Arras.
McCannMichaelPrivate2668477th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Hood Street, Bootle28/03/191729Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension. Nord, FranceMichael was born in about 1888 in County Louth, Ireland; the son of Peter McCann and the brother of Mary Josephine Barton. Michael married Elizabeth Kirk and they had three children; all three children died before their father. Michael enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action. Before enlisting, Michael was working as a navvy for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company.
McCreithSylvesterGunner104730"B" Battery,  58th Brigade,Royal Field Artillery22 Taylor Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool29/10/191627Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, FranceSylvester was the son of Sylvester and Mary McCreith (nee Henigan), he had five siblings. Sylvester was killed in action during the battle of the Somme, near Courcelette. The village was the scene of very heavy fighting in September 1916 and remained close to the front line until the German retreat in the following spring.
McCullochJohn MarshallElectricianH.M.H.S. "Salta"11 Cunard Road, Litherland10/04/191728Sainte Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, FranceJohn was the son of William and Clara McCulloch (nee Marshall). John was one of 79 crew members who lost their lives when H.M. Hospital Ship "Salta" struck a mine north of Whistle Buoy, Le Havre, France. The vessel was on a voyage from Southampton to Le Havre carrying medical stores and the mine had been laid the previous day by the German mine laying submarine UC 26. Prior to the war, John was well known as "Marshall Melvin", a clever conjuror.
McCullock (Not yet positively identified.)T. M.
McGiveronJohnPrivate154198th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment163 Linacre Road, Litherland21/05/191632Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont - St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of Edward and Annie McGiveron (nee Westhead). He married Florence C. Penfold in 1911; they had a son, John Leo, who was born in 1910. Before the war, John was working as a hairdresser. John was killed in action. He is buried in a part of the cemetery where the dead from the attack of the 25th Division on Vimy Ridge, where buried. His brother, Edward, also perished.
McGregor (Not yet positively identified.)J. H.
McLeodGeorge MacDonaldPetty Officer, 2nd Class110024H.M.S. "Crescent" and H.M.S. "Argonaut"15 Pennington Road, Litherland22/01/191853Bootle Cemetery , LIverpool, EnglandGeorge was born on 9th April 1864 in Stoke Damerell, Devon; the son of John and Fanny McLeod (nee Yardell). He married Annie Litton in Plymouth., they had two children. George served aboard H.M.S. "Crescent" ; an old cruiser, launched in Portsmouth in 1892, which did not see action during the War. This ship had been converted to a depot ship based at Scapa Flow, Scotland from 1917 to August 1918. George died in Liverpool Royal Infirmary, the cause of death was influenza, complicated by cirrhosis of the liver.
McNameeJohn WilliamPrivate2908109th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment17 Cobb Avenue, Litherland10/04/191837Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck , Nord, FranceJohn, a native of Bootle was the son of John and Elizabeth McNamee. He married Elizabeth Pugh in St. Mary's Church, Bootle; they had three children: William, Thomas and Edith. Before enlisting, John worked as a cotton porter. He enlisted with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment having formerly served with the Royal Fusiliers (service number 43214) and was killed in action.
MilesFrankPrivate89314th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment51 Langton Road, Bootle28/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrank was born in Liverpool in 1898; the second son of Ernest and Lucy Christina Miles (nee Mossop). He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed in action during the Battle of The Somme, having served on the front line for 18 months. Frank had been employed at the Litherland Rubber Works before the War.
MillerFrankOrdinary SeamanJ/42149H.M.S. "Shark"34 Hornby Boulevard, Litherland31/05/191619Kviberg Cemetery, Sweden Frank was born on 6th March 1897 in Seaforth; the son of Isaac and Margaret Miller (nee Petterson). He was killed whilst serving aboard the torpedo boat destroyer H.M.S. "Shark" during the massive naval Battle of Jutland in the North Sea. British casualties amounted to nearly 7,000 men killed, wounded or captured with 151 ships sunk and 25 damaged. Over 260 men from Merseyside were killed and Frank was one of seven local men killed when his ship was sunk. A total of 85 men were killed out of a ship's Company of 91. The Commander of H.M.S. "Shark" , Loftus William Jones, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
MolyneuxSamuelCompany Sergeant Major155559th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment126 Bridge Road, Litherland07/06/191731Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumSamuel was born in Penketh, near Warrington; the son of John and Margaret Molyneux. Before the war, he had been employed for 10 years at the Liverpool Tanning Company. Samuel enlisted in Bolton, Lancashire. He arrived in France in October 1915 and was twice mentioned in despatches for gallantry. Samuel was acting as Battalion Sergeant Major at the time of his death and that he was killed instantly by a shell.
MorganWilliamPrivate36008610th Battalion, Liverpool Scottish, King's Liverpool Regiment1a Palmerston Drive, Litherland27/10/191825Esplechin Churchyard, Hainaut, Belgium William was born in Horwich; the son of Joseph and Jane Morgan (nee Ikin). He was the last "Liverpool Jock" killed in action during the War, he died after a bombardment of high explosive and mustard gas shells. Following his death, the Liverpool Echo, (23rd November 1918) reported that William had previously been a foreman at a munitions factory in Litherland and had been awarded the O.B.E. for gallantry and devotion to duty. [Apparently, this was erroneous, since the award was the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (B.E.M.)] The citation read: " For courage and resource in assisting to extinguish a fire at a national filling factory at imminent risk of serious explosion ." According to "Bravest of Hearts" (page 377), The munitions factory incident occurred in 1917 whilst William was still a civilian employee. The bravery award was reported in the London Gazette on 1st January 1918. However, according to "Bravest of Hearts", William never received the B.E.M. because he was serving abroad with his battalion when it was ready for presentation. William's parents were eventually presented with his B.E.M. after his death.
MorrisThomas GriffithPrivate18307th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment59 Eaton Avenue, Litherland10/108/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was born in 1894, the son of Griffith and Elizabeth Morris (nee Webster). He enlisted in Bootle on 15th July 1913 aged 19 years and one month. On enlistment, he worked for the Liverpool Gas Company as a labourer. He was 5' 3' tall, weighed 142 lbs. Thomas was killed inaction, during the 55th division's struggle to capture the village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme.
MulliganAlexander LowePrivate169762nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment2 Beach Road, Litherland29/04/191834Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, FranceAlexander was the son of Thomas and Caroline Mulligan (nee Blythe). He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire on 22nd February 1915, aged 31 years and 60 days. He was 5' 4" tall, weighed 136 lbs and was working as a farm labourer. On 10th July 1916, Alexander was sent home with gunshot wounds to his left arm, left thigh and buttock. Once recovered, he returned to France on 23rd July 1916. He died of wounds.
MurrayAlbert EdwardOfficers' Steward, Third ClassL/7675H.M.S. "Arabis"26 Lily Road, Litherland11/102/191618Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandAlbert was born on 13th June 1897 in Warrington; the son of William and Laura Murray (nee Brown). Albert served aboard H.M.S."Arabis" , a sloop which was part of the 10th minesweeping flotilla of four ships. On the night of 10th February 1916, the flotilla was engaged by three German torpedo boat flotillas, consisting of 25 ships, near the Dogger Bank in the North Sea. Realising that they were outnumbered and outgunned by the German vessels, the British vessels attempted to flee back to the English coast, but " Arabis " was torpedoed and sunk. Albert was one of 56 of the crew who were killed and 14 others were captured by the Germans. The engagement became known as the Battle of Dogger Bank.
Murray (Not yet positively identified.)J.
MutchBenjaminCorporal2650437th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment87 Kilburn Street, Litherland09/04/191825Commemorated at Loos Memorial (CWGC)Benjamin was born in Seaforth, Lancashire in 1893, the son of Charles and Agnes Mutch (nee Shaw), who were married in St. Mary's C.E. Church, Walton, Liverpool in 1890. Benjamin had six siblings: Florence, Margaret, Charles, Agnes, Ellen and Joseph. The 1901 Census showed the family living at 6 Siddons Street, Litherland. By the time of the 1911 Census, the family had moved to 87 Kilburn Street, Litherland and Benjamin's father was a widower. Benjamin worked in the Bryant and May Limited Diamond Match Works, Litherland. He was killed in action on 9th April 1918. Benjamin is also commemorated on the St. Andrew's C.E. Church, Bootle, Lancashire memorial; the Lander Road School, Litherland memorial; and the Bryant and May Limited Diamond Match Works, Litherland memorial.
NiblettGeorge AlbertPrivate26521/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Ince Avenue, Litherland09/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France George was born in Liverpool in 1894, the son of George and Fanny Niblett. He worked as a saloon steward with the Cunard Shipping Line prior to enlisting. His battalion embarked for France on 12th March 1915, George was killed with 13 of his comrades in the first full attack by his battalion during the Battle of Aubers Ridge, near Richebourg L'Avoue. George's younger brother was taken prisoner on 30th November 1917 and held in Germany for the duration of the War.
O'BrienJohn (Michael)Private11386101st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps35 Blisworth Street, Litherland12/10/191821Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, FranceJohn, known by his family as Michael, was born on 21st April 1897. He was the son of Michael and Mary O'Brien (nee Cunningham). Michael enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed in action in France. His mother received his effects.
OdgersJohnGunner1426Royal Field Artillery - 4th West Lancashire Brigade36 Barnton Street, Litherland07/04/191623Walton Park Cemetery, Liverpool. EnglandJohn was the son of Alfred and Charlotte Odgers (nee Eccles); husband to Carrie Askew Anderson, the couple had a son, Jack. John died whilst training with his Royal Field Artillery unit on 7th April 1916. The place of death was the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and John was buried in a family grave in Liverpool Parish (Walton Park) Cemetery John's brother, Joseph, was also killed in action.
OldfieldFrederickPrivate
3362915th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment and King's Liverpool Regiment17 Empire Road, Litherland22/04/191831Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, FranceFrederick was the son of John and Alice Oldfield. On 16th March 1911, when he was 24 years of age, Frederick married Norah Boylan in St. Paul's Church, North Shore, Kirkdale, they had three sons. He enlisted on 29th August 1914 in Seaforth, subsequently transferred to the Cheshire Regiment. He died of wounds. (The 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, buried in this cemetery in May and June 1918).
OrrFrederick (James)Sergeant83661st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Bulwer Street, Bootle24/10/191531Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de CalaisFrederick was born in York in 1884, the son of Robert and Dora Ann Orr (nee Gibson). In 1911 Census, Frederick was listed as being on overseas military service with the 2nd Battalion of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment in Ambala Punjab, India. Frederick married Elizabeth Nugent in St. Leonard's C.E. Church, Bootle in 1915. He was shot on 29th September 1915 and died of his wounds in hospital in St. Omer, France.
OvingtonJamesPrivate122526th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment83 Linacre Road, Litherland08/06/191634Basra Memorial, IraqJames was the son of James and Jane Ovington (nee Dann). James died on 8th June 1916, in Mesopotamia (Modern day Iraq). James's brother, William, was also killed, whilst serving with the Labour Corps.
OvingtonWilliamPrivate
65691 and 194125King's Liverpool Regiment; 1st Battalion, 232nd Employment Company, Labour Corps83 Linacre Road, Litherland03/06/191732Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent - Blangy, FranceWilliam was the son of James and Jane Ovington (nee Dann). The family lived the Catherine Hotel, known locally as the "Salt Box" public house. James was pattern maker and later, pub manager. On enlistment, William was 5' 7" tall. His physical development was described as good, but rather obese and his weight appears to have been about 16 stones (224 lbs). Both William and his brother, James, were both killed in action.

Litherland’s Fallen P-S

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last know adressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
ParkerAlbert WilliamPrivate4955817th Battalion (1st City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment23 Beechwood Road, Litherland18/04/191830Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandAlbert was the grandson of John H. and Maria L. Parker of Liverpool. He married Elizabeth Phillips and was a joiner at a wood box makers. Albert enlisted in Liverpool and in a military hospital in Scotland from wounds and double pneumonia. He was buried with full military honours at Bootle Borough Cemetery. He was deeply fond of music and was a member of the Litherland Prize Band.
ParkinsonAlbertSecond Lieutenant1/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment63 Sefton Road, Litherland09/04/191822Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, FranceAlbert was born in Liverpool in 1896, the only child of William and Jane Parkinson (nee Green). He enlisted on 7th December 1914 with the Royal Army Medical Corps, travelling abroad in February 1915. He was wounded at Hill 60 in May 1915, fought in Italy and France where he remained until January 1917. Albert obtained a commission with the King's (Liverpool) Regiment and returned to active service in August 1917. He was killed in action during the 55th (West Lancashire) Division's defensive action near Givenchy.
ParrEric RowcliffePrivate26558514th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment39 Penrhyn Avenue, Litherland18/04/191825Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece Eric was born in Rainhill, Lancashire in 1893, the son of Edwin Rowcliffe Parr and Eva Parr (nee Humphries). He enlisted in Bootle and died on active duty in Salonika. Before the war, Eric was employed by the Liverpool Tanning Company of Litherland.
PatonWilliam (Lawrie)Lance Sergeant12766th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Palmerston Drive, Litherland24/09/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was born in Liverpool in 1890, the son of the late Thomas Greenstreet E. Paton and Agnes Paton (nee McGregor). The 1911 Census showed that William was an apprentice clerk. He died during the Battle of the Somme.
PenneyThomas HalsallPrivate23431/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment98 Bridge Road, Litherland16/05/191521Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Thomas was born in 1894 in Northwich, Cheshire, the son of Thomas and Agnes Penney (nee Anderson). Thomas died on the second day of the Battle of Festubert. The 1/7th Battalion arrived in France on 8th March 1915 and was assimilated into the 2nd Division of General Haig's First Army. The battalion's diary for 16th May 1915 described how reinforcements " were wiped out by machine gun fire ". Before the war, Thomas was a junior clerk.
PerkinsJames Walter HarveySapper11304th/1st Cheshire Field Company, Royal Engineers2 Parr Street, Litherland27/10/191619Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, FranceJames was born in 1897 in Kirkdale, Liverpool; the son of Edward Thomas Perkins and Frances Perkins (nee Nolan). Prior to enlisting, James was an apprentice printer. He joined the colours in Birkenhead and was killed in action toward the end of the First Battle of the Somme.
PhythianCharles JohnsonPrivate2661017th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Tattersall Road, Litherland27/09/191819Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, FranceCharles was born in 1899 in Garston, Liverpool. He was the only child of Joseph Johnson and Elizabeth Phythian (nee Quigg). Charles was killed in action in France.
PikeFrederick GeorgeQuartermaster Sergeant3296191st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps21 Heathfield Street, Litherland11/09/191825Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France Frederick was born in Holloway, London in 1893, the son of William Henry and Mary Ann Pike. Frederick married Elsie Elizabeth Lister in the Linacre Methodist Mission Hall, Litherland. He enlisted in Liverpool. He died of wounds accidentally received in France, where he had served for nearly three years. He was formerly employed by the late Mr. F. Gibson of 99 Walton Road, Liverpool.
PinkertonRobertChief BakerR.M.S. "Lusitania"40 Linacre Road, Litherland07/05/191550Tower Hill Memorial. London, England Robert was born in Belfast in 1865, the son of Robert and Margaret Jane Pinkerton. Robert was one of nearly 1,200 passengers and crew who were killed when the R.M.S. "Lusitania" , en route from New York to Liverpool, was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-20 off Kinsale, Ireland. This was the largest loss of life resulting from the sinking of a merchant vessel during the entire War.
PlattSamuel Thomas (E.)Private158532nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment46 Lawler Street, Litherland19/09/191531Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumSamuel was born in 1884, the son of Samuel Baron and Annie Platt (nee Evans). He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire on 12th November 1914, aged 30 years and two months. On enlistment, he was 5' 3" tall, weighed 121 lbs and had a 35" chest. He had previously been employed as a seaman. Samuel died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations posted around Lijssenthoek.
PollenAlfredGunner196909th Brigade. Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery26 Bowden Street, Litherland23/03/191839Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptAlfred was born in Camberwell, London. He married Margaret Renshaw in 1909 in St. Andrew's C.E. Church, Bootle, they had one daughter, Florence. Alfred was a Batman with the Royal Field Artillery, he and his family were living with Major Henry Norrington Packard and his family. Alfred died of pneumonia, at the 26th Stationary Hospital in Ismailia.M.S.M. (Meritorious Service Medal)
PriceWilliam JohnRifleman2008261/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment55 Palmerston Avenue, Litherland13/02/191925Halle Communal Cemetery, TurkeyWilliam was the son of William John and Mary Ann Price (nee Kernan). William was a former pupil of St. James R.C. School, Bootle, after school he had joined the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation company. He enlisted in his regiment in September 1914 and after serving in France and Flanders for four years and recovering from being wounded, he died of pneumonia in Brussels.
QuayleStanleyPrivate2676547th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSandgate, Jurby, Isle of Man31/07/191719Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, West Vlannderen, BelgiumStanley was the son of Charles and Martha Quayle of 2 St. Barnabas Square, Douglas, Isle of Man. He lived in Seaforth and enlisted in
Bootle. Stanley died of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations based in Brandhoek.
RainfordThomas HenryFireman687088H.M.S. "Stephen Furness"23 Irving Street, Litherland13/12/191725Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandThomas was born in Liverpool in 1892, the son of Thomas and Mary Rainford (nee Francis), he married Margaret Emerson in 1911. Thomas was one of 101 men (including 10 from the Merseyside area), who died when the "Stephen Furness", an armed boarding steamer, was attacked by German submarine UB-64 while en route from Lerwick to Liverpool. She was struck by a torpedo and sank off before any lifeboats could be launched.
RankinHerbertLance Corporal23617th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Jubilee Road, Litherland11/08/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHerbert was born in Seacombe, Cheshire, the son of James and Annie Rankin (nee Jehu), He was killed, by machine gun fire whilst digging a new fire trench in front of the British line. His battalion was involved in British assaults on the German-held village of Guillemont on the Somme. Herbert's brother, James, died at the Battle of Festubert. 1914/15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
RankinJamesPrivate11887th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Jubilee Road, Litherland20/05/191521Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was born in Seacombe, Cheshire, the son of James and Annie Rankin (nee Jehu). James was fatally wounded during the Battle of Festubert. The battalion's diary for 16th May 1915 described how reinforcements " were wiped out by machine gun fire. " James was one of nearly 40 employees of the Liverpool Tanning Company who served in the same battalion, this included his brother, Herbert. Herbert was killed near Guillemont on the Somme.
John FrederickRawPrivate10535813th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13 Edgar Terrace, Litherland31/08/191846Ecoust-St. Mein British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of John and Mary Raw (nee Webster). John married Elizabeth Wylie in St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland and they had two sons. John enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action on 31st August 1918. His half-brother, Frederick Lewis, died on 20th July 1917, whilst serving with the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and the Labour Corps.
RawlingWilliamPrivate2959313th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment33 Knowsley Road, Bootle04/12/191627Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceWilliam was born in Bootle, Lancashire in 1889, the son of Robert and Ellen Rawling (nee Wilcock). The 1911 Census recorded William's trade as a "chip potato dealer". William enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and died of wounds. He left a widow, Eliza.
ReadChristopher GrahamCorporal242132Gloucestershire Regiment and King's Liverpool Regiment71 Field Lane, Litherland31/03/191828Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceChristopher was born in Liverpool in 1890, the son of Richard George and Elizabeth Read (nee Barrow). He was killed in action, during the German spring offensive, six days after his brother, William, had also fallen. Before the war, Christopher worked as a clerk.
ReadThomas (Gore) WilliamPrivate1336612th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19 Heath Street, Liverpool25/03/191830Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.Thomas was born in Liverpool in 1887, the son of Richard George and Elizabeth Read (nee Barrow). He was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918. Thomas's brother, Christopher Graham, died on 31st March 1918 (six days after Thomas). The 1911 Census shows Thomas as 19 Heath Street, Liverpool, boarding, employed as a bootmaker.
ReadyGeorge ErnestPrivate27121/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment48 Alpha Street, Litherland08/10/191519 Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was the son of George William and Elizabeth Ready (nee Towell). In 1911 George was working as a Telegraph Messenger. He enlisted in Liverpool on 16th October 1914, aged 18 years and 3 months. He was 5' 5" tall and his chest measured 35". George was killed in action on the last day of the Battle of Loos.
1914/15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Reanney (Not yet positively identified.)W.?
RenshawJamesSergeant80014Motor Branch, Machine Gun Corps47 Empire Road, Litherland26/08/191828Basra Memorial, IraqJames was the son of James and Martha Renshaw (formerly Bryan, nee Moores). Prior to enlisting, he was working as a window cleaner. James enlisted in Bootle and was killed in action in Mesopotamia. His brother, Thomas, also perished.
RenshawThomasPetty OfficerMersey Z/468Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division47 Empire Road, Litherland27/03/191823Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, FranceThomas was the son of James and Martha Renshaw (formerly  Ryan, nee Moores). Thomas enlisted on 11th June 1915 and was drafted for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 5th October 1915, joining the Nelson battalion on 21st October 1915. Read more about Thomas
RickettsHenry FrankPrivate472951st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Oregon Street, Bootle10/06/191830Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, FranceHenry was born in Widnes, in 1888, the son of Samuel John and Elizabeth Ellen Ricketts (nee Rawles). He married Martha A. Bill in Our Lady and St. Nicholas Church, Liverpool, they had three children. Before enlisting, Henry was working as a house painter. In 1913 he enlisted in Seaforth and died of wounds, most probably at The 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, which buried in Bagneux British Cemetery in May and June 1918. His brother, Levi, also died.
RimmerJohn (Timothy)Private50687th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Garrick Street, Litherland31/12/191628Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was born in Edge Hill, Liverpool on 28th September 1888; the son of Richard and Elizabeth Rimmer. He was killed on the battlefields of Ypres, aged 28.
RobertsGeorge MajorPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment57 Chelsea Road, LitherlandJan/Mar/192029George was born in Edge Hill, Liverpool in 1891; the son of Edward Thomas and Hannah  Elizabeth Roberts (nee Wright). In 1911, George was working as a painter. In 1918, George married Elouise Alexandra Horn in Christ Church C.E. Church, Bootle, Lancashire. George died in the first few months of 1920 and his only child, Marjorie May, was born on 23rd March 1920, shortly after George's death.
Roberts (Not yet positively identified.)J.?
RobertsVincent HamerPrivate30218Manchester Regiment1 Siddons Street, Litherland23/04/191719Cherisy Road East Cemetery, Heninel, Pas de Calais, FranceVincent was born in Seaforth, Lancashire in 1898, the son of Robert and Helen M. Roberts. Vincent enlisted in Liverpool, he is listed as 'Death Assumed'.
RobertsonHaroldSeamanS.S. "Umgeni"14 Violet Road, Litherland09/11/191724Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandHarold was born in 1893 in Great Crosby; the son of James cLachlan and Jessie Agnes Robertson (nee Fitzsimons). Harold was drowned when his ship, the S.S. "Umgeni", sunk. The ship was a convoy supply vessel. It left the River Clyde in Scotland as part of a convoy bound for Lagos, Nigeria on 7th November 1917. Two days later, the convoy became dispersed in poor weather and Harold's ship was never seen again. Harold was one of 54 men, including 32 from the Merseyside area, who were lost when their vessel sank.
Robinson (Not yet positively identified.)P.??
RobinsonWilliamCorporal87642nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers18 Nelson Road, Litherland20/07/191628Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was born in 1889 in Newton Heath, Manchester; the son of Frederick and Sarah Jane Robinson (nee Dunn). William married Ethel Mary Grindley in St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland. In 1911, Ethel worked as a servant at 56 Litherland Park, Litherland. William enlisted in Birmingham and was killed in action during the battle of the Somme.
RowsonEdwardPrivate20505Royal Scots Fusiliers and H.M.S. "Alsatian"5 Lily Road, Litherland02/07/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was the son of Thomas and Catherine Rowson (nee Mulholland). He enlisted in Seaforth on 11th November 1915, aged 19 years and 23 days. Edward was a stoker on His Majesty's cruisers before he enlisted in the Army. This naval role included working aboard H.M.S. "Alsatian" which had been converted for the duration of the War into an armed merchant cruiser. He was killed in action during the battle of the Somme.
SchofieldGeorge JamesPrivate2662527th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19 Beechwood Road, Litherland11/09/191822Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge was born in Seaforth, Lancashire, the eldest son of George James and Eliza Schofield (nee Disley). Before the war, George was a telegraph messenger. He enlisted in Seaforth and he was killed in action, near the Hindenburg Line, at the South end of a minor defence system known as the Drocourt-Queant Line.
SchofieldJohnPrivate23525418th Battalion (2nd City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment29 Seymour Road, Litherland31/07/191720Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of John and Mary Schofield. John enlisted in Seaforth and was killed in action. He had formerly served in the Yorkshire Regiment, service number 203515. John's battalion, the 2nd City Pals, was part of the 21st Brigade, which was involved in the Battle of Pilkem Ridge between 31st July and 2nd August 1917. John was one of 76 men and 7 officers from his battalion who were killed on 31st July 1917.
SchorahGeorgePrivate20417Devonshire Regiment78 Beechwood Road, Litherland23/07/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt - L'Abbe, FranceGeorge Schorah was an alias for James Collins, who was born in Liverpool, according to "Soldiers Died in the Great War". He was posted to the Front after January 1916. James died of wounds in No. 36 Casualty Clearing Station in France on 23rd July 1917. In about 1922, his medals were returned to the Army authorities by James's next-of-kin and they were re-issued under the name of "George Schorah".
ScottJames AlexanderPrivate2673222nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment and Royal Field Artillery41 Eaton Avenue, Litherland03/10/191519Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France James was the son of David Fleming and Mary Hunter Scott (nee Lowe). He enlisted in Liverpool on 28th December 1914, aged 19. He had formerly served with the Royal Field Artillery, service number 66977. On enlistment, James was 5' 5" tall; he was employed as a carter. A report appeared in the Bootle Times on 29th October 1915, indicating that James had been wounded and reported as missing.
SeddonGeorge AlfredBoy, 2nd ClassJ/93267H.M.S. "Ganges"34 Alfred Road, Seacombe, Wirral10/11/191815St. Mary Churchyard, Shotley, Suffolk George was born on 9th March 1903 in Rock Ferry, Wirral, he was the son of George and Elizabeth Seddon (nee Taylor). George died of bronchopneumonia on 10th November 1918 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. "Ganges" , a training ship for boys.
SeddonHenry (Thomas Clarke) A.Private2275871st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment32 Towcester Street, Litherland20/02/191825Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry was born in Seaforth, Lancashire in 1893; the son of Thomas and Eliza Seddon (nee Smith). He enlisted in Bootle on 18th February 1913. On enlistment, Henry was 5' 1" tall, he had previously been employed as a joiner's labourer. Henry was hospitalised in 1915 with concussion and dementia. On 19th February 1918, he sustained gunshot wounds to the head and hand and he died from those wounds the following day.
SeddonJohnLance Corporal265584A Company, 1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment85 Sefton Road, Litherland28/06/191621Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in 1896 in Ince Blundell, Lancashire. He was the son of William and Ellen Seddon (nee Wignall). Before the war, John was employed as a baker's errand boy. John was killed in action.
SewellSydneyRifleman2002311/5th Battalion, King's (Liverpool) Regiment12 Alpha Street, Litherland08/08/191621 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceSydney was the son of Peter Singleton and Sarah Sewell (nee Martland). It is thought that Sydney disappeared whilst fighting to take the village of Guillemont. His family posted a request for information concerning his fate, which appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 9th September 1916; Private Sydney Sewell, King's Liverpool Regiment, is missing . Previous to the war, he was employed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company at Aintree.
SharpeMatthewPrivate572151/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment14 Ince Avenue, Litherland28/03/1918Douchy-lès-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceMatthew was the son of John George and Margaret Sharpe. He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed in action. A report on his death, together with a photograph of him, appeared in the Bootle Times on 4th October 1918. “ Matthew was educated at Christ Church Schools in Bootle and had later been employed by Alex Ross of Bootle and Seaforth ”. The report added that Matthew was the second son they had lost during the War.
SharpeRichardPrivate2673221/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Ince Avenue, Litherland25/09/191625 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRichard was the son of John George and Margaret Sharpe. Richard enlisted in Bootle and died of wounds. He had been educated at Christ Church Schools in Bootle and had later been employed by Messrs. John Irwin and Son. Richard’s brother, Matthew, was also killed in action.
ShawRobert LefleySergeant2669157th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Barnton Street, Litherland27/09/191833Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceRobert was the son of Peter and Hannah Shaw (nee Lefley). He married Jemina Wylie in St. Matthew's C.E. Church, Bootle on 5th June 1910, they had two children. Robert, known as "Bert", was educated at St. John's School, Bootle and prior to enlisting; he was a conductor with the Liverpool Corporation Tramway Service.
ShearmanEdward (James)Stoker, 2nd ClassK/52941H.M.S. "Vivid"20 Palmerston Avenue, Litherland24/10/191818Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, DevonEdward was born on 4th June 1900 in Liverpool, the son of John and Elizabeth Shearman. Edward died of double pneumonia in the sick quarters of H.M.S. "Vivid" ; the Navy barracks at Devonport.
SherwoodRichardPrivate267171st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment32 Palmerston Drive, Litherland22/11/191731Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRichard was the son of Joseph and Eliza Sherwood (nee Clarke). Before enlisting, Richard was an apprentice saddler. He enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres: Passencheale.
SmithHughPrivate128762nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment15 Wood Street, Litherland13/04/191533Le Touquet - Paris Plage Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHugh was born in Ford Street, Liverpool; the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Smith. He enlisted in Liverpool on 3rd September 1914 aged 31 years and 9 months. He was 5' 4" tall, weighed 131 lbs, blue eyes and brown hair. Hugh died on 13th April 1915 in Westminster Hospital, Le Touquet, France as a result of gunshot wounds to his right leg and shock. Hugh's wife received a telegram informing her that his right leg had been amputated and that he was dangerously ill. She then received another telegram informing her of Hugh's death.
SmithWilliam George ArchibaldPrivate1599C Section, 1st West Lancashire Division Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps126 Hornby Boulevard, Litherland22/08/191524Green Hill Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey William was born on 17th August 1891 in Garston, Liverpool; the son of James and Ellen Maria Smith (nee Pountain). He enlisted in Liverpool and was posted overseas on 4th April 1915. He died of wounds on 22nd August 1915. William had received a severe neck wound and had died shortly afterwards. He had formerly been the scoutmaster of the 41st Liverpool Boy Scouts, was a member of the Bootle Secondary School Old Boys Association and was also one of the founders of the Bootle Albion Football Club.
Stafford Francis Private61095Welsh Regiment and Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division1 Laburnum Grove, Litherland08/04/191819Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial (CWGC)Francis was born in Liverpool in 1898 and was the son of Thomas and Mary J. Stafford (nee Murphy), who were married in 1887. He had five siblings: Thomas, John, Joseph, Mary J. and Catherine. The 1901 Census showed the family living at 30 Blisworth Street, Litherland and it had moved to 1 Laburnum Grove by the time of the 1911 Census. Francis is also commemorated on the Waterloo with Seaforth, Lancashire Civic Memorial; the Linacre Methodist Mission, Litherland memorial; and the Lander Road Council School, Litherland memorial.
Stafford FrederickSergeant 1652010th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment34 Barnton Street, Litherland21/05/191621Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont - St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, FranceFrederick was born in Liverpool and was the son of Joseph and Phoebe Hannah Stafford (nee Parry). On the 1911 Census, Frederick was a firewood dealer. He enlisted in Seaforth and was killed in action in France.
StevensonAllen CharlesStoker 2nd ClassSS/116110HMS "Princess Irene"12 Chelsea Road, Litherland27/05/191521Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, EnglandAllen was born in Bootle, Lancashire on 1st April 1894; the son of Allen Charles and Margaret Stevenson (nee Jones). Allen's ship ‘ Princess Irene ’ was requisitioned and converted to an auxiliary minelayer. On 27th May 1915, the vessel was moored in the Medway estuary in Kent, being loaded with mines, when it exploded and disintegrated. Wreckage from the ship was flung up to 20 miles away. 352 people were killed, including 273 crew, 76 dockyard workers, a young girl who was hit by flying debris and a farm worker who died of shock. There was a single survivor: a stoker. 

                                                     
StewartRobertRifleman2652617th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment42 Wadham Road, Bootle13/05/191728Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert was the son of Robert and Margaret Stewart (nee Kirby). On the 1911 Census, he was listed as a casual labourer. Robert had enlisted at the beginning of the War in 1914. He had been in France for about two years when he died, toward the end of the Third Battle of Ypres: Passchendaele. He was well known as a local footballer, having played for Bootle Corporation A .F.C., Stirling and other teams.
StirlingDavidPrivate31603Border Regiment, King's Liverpool Regiment and Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment42 Ruthven Road, Litherland18/09/191819Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucon, Somme, FranceIt was whilst David was serving as a Sergeant with this regiment in 1916 that David was awarded the Military Medal -  " for conspicuous bravery in the field ". He was invalided out of military service because of wounds sustained, recovering sufficiently to resume his  employment with the Cunard Shipping Company. David must have re-enlisted, since he was killed in action on 18th September 1918, whilst serving as a Private with the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment.

Military Medal
StringerHenry (Lionel C.)1st Class WaiterR.M.S. "Lusitania"5 Wood Street, Litherland07/05/191526 Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandHenry was the son of Henry Lionel M. and Caroline Christina Stringer. In 1913, Henry married Elizabeth Edith Potter and had a daughter. Henry was one of nearly 1,200 passengers and crew who were killed when the Cunard liner the R.M.S. "Lusitania" , was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-20 off Kinsale, Ireland. There were 1,266 passengers and a crew of 696 aboard. Over 400 crew members died, 90% of who were born or resident on Merseyside.
SugdenWalterPrivate242717King's Liverpool Regiment and 23rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment15 Garfield Street, Bootle31/10/191841St. Leger Churchyard, Hainaut, BelgiumWalter was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Ann Sugden (nee Edwards). He enlisted in November 1914 at Liverpool and served for four years at the Front when he was killed in action during the Advance to Victory in October and November 1918. Prior to the war, he was a painter and paperhanger by trade and had worked for many years for Messrs. Tilley of Bootle.
SullivanReginald (Smith)Able SeamanS.S. "Ausonia"Hatton Hill Cottage, Hatton Hill, Litherland30/05/191825Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandReginald was born in Liverpool, the son of John Smith and Agnes Sullivan (nee Willis). Reginald married Isabella McBrien, they had a son, Wilfrid S., who was born in 1918. Reginald died when S.S. "Ausonia" was torpedoed and subsequently sunk by gunfire by the German submarine U-55. The ship was 620 miles south-west of Fastnet, off the coast of Ireland. 44 lives were lost in the attack, including 23 people from the Merseyside area. The remaining people on board were picked up by Allied vessels from lifeboats which had been rowed for 900 miles over 8 days and 9 nights.
SykesJohn WilliamSapper86260170th Company, Royal Engineers and King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry27 Seymour Road, Litherland01/01/191635Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.John was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1880. In 1906, he married Sarah Goodwin in St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland. They had two children. John served in the South African Campaign with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, service number 2189, he re-enlisted in Liverpool with the Royal Engineers and was killed in an explosion of an enemy mine.

Litherland’s Fallen T-W

SurnameFirst NameRankRegiment/Ship/SquadronService No.Last know adressDiedAgeBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
Taylor (Not yet positively identified.)W C
ThomasChristopher ClementPrivate3326929th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Catherine Street, Litherland07/02/191720Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumChristopher was born in Liverpool in 1897, the son of Robert E. and Elizabeth Thomas. The 1911 Census showed Christopher working in a bakery as an errand boy; he was later employed at the Diamond Match Works. Christopher had died in Belgium after 11 months service in the Army.
ThompsonEdwardCorporal2671227th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Langton Road, Litherland04/08/191832Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward was born in Liverpool in 1886 and was the son of James and Louisa Thompson. The 1911 Census showed him working as a crane driver. Edward was killed in action in France.
TomleySamuelPrivate3655811th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2a Hornby Boulevard, Litherland17/05/191734Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, FranceSamuel was the son of Edward and Catherine Tomley (nee Griffiths). Samuel's father was a Litherland Urban District Councillor. Prior to enlisting, Samuel had taken over his father's builder's business. He was drafted to France in August 1916, which is incompatible with a date of death of 17th May 1916. Samuel was aged 34 and was unmarried when he died. Probate records show that administration of Samuel's will was granted on 19th May 1917 to Samuel's father, Edward. His effects, valued at £975, would be worth over £80,000 at current values.
TreesBertrand PercyAble SeamanJ/27231H.M.S. "Vindictive"29 Palmerston Drive, Litherland23/04/191820Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandBertrand was born on 13th December 1897 in Barbados, West Indies and he was the son of Reginald Pearson and Margaret Jane Trees. Read more about Bertrand
TriggsWilliam B.Private5859113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Mill Grove, Litherland09/04/191731Tilloy British Cemetery,Tilloy-les- Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was born in Liverpool in 1886. In 1909, he married Margaret Burns in St. Philip's C.E. Church, Litherland, they had one Margaret. William enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action. Prior to enlisting, William was employed for seven years at the London and North Western Hotel.
Tully (Tulley)William (James)RiflemanY/1405King's Royal Rifle Corps4 Empire Road, Litherland14/06/191622Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was born in Liverpool in 1894; the son of Charles and Mary Ann Tully (nee Flynn). The 1911 Census showed William listed as a machine hand in a rubber works. He enlisted in Seaforth, and died of wounds.
TurnerCharlesPrivate2320613th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18/05/1916Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceCharles was born in Kirkdale, Liverpool according to "Soldiers Died in the Great War". He was the husband of Lily Turner (nee Cochrane). Charles enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire; he was posted to the Western Front on 29th December 1915. Charles died of wounds in France.
TurnerHenry HowardDriver105156Royal Field Artillery15 Webster Street, Litherland12/09/191730Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the son of Christopher and Martha Turner (nee Pickthall). He married Mary Elizabeth McGibbon in St. Andrew's C.E. Church, Bootle in 1910, they had three children. Henry had enlisted in August 1915 and had been in France for a year and nine months. There he had played football with several military teams, including the Guards D.A.C. Division. He died after being struck in the head by shrapnel; without regaining consciousness. Henry's brother, James, was also killed in action.
TurnerJamesDriverL/17535"B" Company, 148th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery70 Berry Street, Bootle26/04/191828Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the son of Christopher and Martha Turner (nee Pickthall). Before the war, James had been a carter employed by Messrs. Jones and Webster; he was a noted footballer and a popular member of the Bootle Concertina Band. He was married to Sarah Haddock, the couple had a son, James, in 1916. He enlisted in 1915, and had been in France for two years and nine months, when he was killed in action. James's mother lost two of her four sons and a third son was taken as a prisoner of war.
TurnerRichardPrivate2163719th Battalion, 3rd City (Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment 25 Holly Grove, Seaforth07/12/191620West Derby Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandRichard was born in Waterloo, Lancashire; the son of Robert Frank and Frances Turner.  Richard died at the Woolwich Royal Hospital and was buried with military honours at West Derby Cemetery, Liverpool. Richard was an old boy of Merchant Taylors.
ValentineCharles DavidGunner139271297th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery23 Barnton Street, Litherland21/06/191731Bus House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles was the son of James Brown and Ellen Valentine (nee Oxton). On 25th December 1913, he married Margaret Hughes in St. Mary's C.E. Church, Bootle. They had two children. Charles enlisted in Liverpool in the Royal Garrison Artillery, and was posted to France in March 1917. He was killed in action less than 3 months later.
VassBertram GeorgePrivate265568 (formerly 2344) 7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Palmerston Avenue, LitherlandMar/192329Bertram was born in Waterloo in 1893; the son of Arthur and Caroline Vass (nee Pethick). Bertram enlisted on 1st September 1914 and was posted to the Western Front on 7th March 1915. On 30th July 1917, he was discharged from the Army as no longer fit for military service and he was issued with a silver War Badge to indicate that he was an ex-soldier. Bertram died in Launceston, Cornwall, which was where his mother was born. Since Bertram died after August 1921, this was not officially recognised as a War death.
VernonArthur BlakestonePrivate53507th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 Linacre Road, Litherland26/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur was born in Birmingham; the son of Frederick William and Eva Elizabeth Vernon (nee Garton). He enlisted in Bootle on 9th November 1915 and was killed in action during the height of the Battle of the Somme.
WagnerRobert NelsonPrivate176006th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment28 Hinton Street, Litherland05/04/191621Basra Memorial, IraqRobert was the son of Godfrey Herman and Eliza Wagner (nee Petersen). Robert enlisted in Liverpool and was killed in action in Mesopotamia (Modern Day Iraq), a few days after his 21st birthday. His brother, William, died of wounds.
WagnerWilliamPrivate2667107th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Hinton Street, Litherland09/04/191825Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France William was the son of Godfrey Herman and Eliza Wagner (nee Petersen). He enlisted 7th King's depot, 99 Park Street, Bootle and was posted to France. He was killed in action during the The Battle of Lys, Battle of Estaires 9th—11th April. He was awarded the Military Medal, for bravery in the field – Gazetted on 18th October 1917. His brother, Robert, was also killed in action.Military Medal
WallerHerbertGunner97780241st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery38 Eaton Avenue, Litherland08/05/191830Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHerbert was a factory hand/match box maker. On 26th December 1911, he married Elsie Axson Dale, they had two children: Lily Axson and Alice Bexon, born in 1916, (she died aged 14 months). Herbert enlisted in Seaforth, on 8th December 1915, aged 28 years and 4 months, he was 5' 4" tall. He was killed in action and his possessions were returned to his wife; these included a 9 carat gold ring, a silver watch, letters, photographs, a pipe lighter and a tobacco pouch.
WalshBryanSapperWR/508998Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers6 Holmes Lane, Litherland03/10/191833St. Germain-au-Mont-D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension, Rhone, France Bryan was the son of George and Susannah Walsh (nee Guy); husband of May Ditchfield, they had four children. On enlistment, Bryan was 5' 6" tall, weighed 144 lbs, and the small finger on his right hand was missing. He died of influenza toxaemia at 1.35 p.m. on 3rd October 1918 at a military hospital in France. Amongst his effects were a crucifix and a religious book. A statement also showed that Bryan had worked as a winchman from 15th September 1917. His widow was awarded a pension for herself and four children.
WardJohn JosephFiremanRoyal Engineers13 Edgar Terrace, Seaforth01/01/191733Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandJohn was born in Seaforth, Lancashire in 1883; the son of John and Elizabeth Ward. John married Winifred Mary Hurley in 1907 and they appear to have had at least two children. John was killed when his vessel, a troop transport, was torpedoed off the coast of Greece on 1st January 1917 by German submarine UB - 47. The ship was carrying 2,400 troops from Marseilles to Alexandria. 85 troops died, together with 36 crew members.   

WarrenAlbertPrivate636781/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers 13 Wood Street, Litherland23/10/191838Belle Vue British Cemetery, Briastre, Nord, France Albert was born in 1880 and was the son of George and Elizabeth Warren. Before the war, he was a painter and paperhanger. Albert married Lily Thompson on 26th June 1902 in St. Paul's Church, Kirkdale, they had six children. He enlisted in Bootle, and had formerly served with the King's Liverpool. He was killed in action in the aftermath of the capture of Belle Vue Farm.
WattCharles CummingPrivate2823311th Hussars and 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers8 Eaton Avenue, Litherland12/01/191719Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium Charles was an old boy of the Oakes Institute, Walton, Liverpool and he worked at the Liverpool offices of the Ellerman Hall Line before the war. Charles enlisted in Seaforth, Lancashire in January 1915 with the 11th Hussars, service number 11623. He subsequently transferred to the 8th Battalion of the Dublin Fusiliers and went to the Front on 2nd December 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium.British War Medal; Victory Medal
WebsterJohn WilfredPrivate3675920th Battalion (4th City Pals), King's Liverpool Regiment2 Cunard Road, Litherland14/03/191720Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was the son of John Webster and Elizabeth Webster (nee Pilkington). He was killed in action near Arras.
WilcoxErnestAble Seaman222115Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine D511 Bowden Street, Litherland, Liverpool03/011/191429Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandErnest was the son of Robert and Sarah Wilcox; he was born 12th April 1885. He died aboard Submarine D5. She was sunk by a German mine, 2 mil (3.2km) south of south Cross Buoy, off Great Yarmouth. There were only five survivors, including her commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Godfrey Herbert.
WilliamsJohn Ernest Private2663867th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Lawler Street, Litherland16/04/191821Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born at Litherland in 1897; the only child of John Owen Williams and Sarah Jane (nee Flaherty). He joined the Army in 1914 and went to France early the following year, John was twice wounded, and had suffered from shell-shock. He died in hospital in France from wounds received in action in the previous week. Before enlisting, he was an employee at the Cable Works.
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WinterbourneFrederick EliDriver8493Royal Field Artillery, and King's Liverpool Regiment87 Keats Street, Bootle Unknown30UnknownFrederick was born on the 29th August 1891; He was the son of Eli and Elizabeth Winterbourne (nee Mahnkopf). On 7th August 1914 he married Esther May (nee Hodges), they had three daughters. He was posted to the Western Front on the 5th October 1914 as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery, transferring to the King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 1617). He was discharged from the Army on the 1st December 1916. Frederick died in the West Derby Registration District in the March quarter of 1922.
WoodAlfredTrimmerMercantile Marine, S.S. Palmella87 Longfield Road, Litherland22/08/191817Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandAlfred was the son of George Wood and Harriet Wood (Nee Naden). Alfred and his brother, William Henry Wood, both died when the S.S. Palmella was torpedoed and sunk, without warning by UB-92, 25 miles NW ½ W from South Stack. 28 lives were lost, including the Master.
WoodWilliam HenryFiremanMercantile Marine, SS Palmella87 Longfield Road, Litherland22/08/191822Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandWilliam Henry was the son of George Wood and Harriet Wood (Nee Naden). William Henry and his brother, Alfred Wood, both died when the S.S. Palmella , was torpedoed and sunk, without warning by UB-92, 25 miles NW ½ W from South Stack. 28 lives were lost, including the Master. William left a widow, Eva.
WrightAlbert EdwardCorporal2028312nd/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment55 Field Lane, Litherland 27/09/191823Prospect Hill Military Cemetery, BermudaAlbert was the seventh, and youngest, son of James and Ann Wright (nee Huyton). Prior to enlisting, he worked at the Liverpool Tanning Company. Albert was garrisoned on Bermuda, and died from influenza on the Island. His mother had already lost one son at the front, and two sons had been on torpedoed ships.
WrightGeorgeStewardMercantile Marine, S.S. Earl of Forfar79 Linacre Road, Litherland08/11/191647Tower Hill Memorial, London, EnglandGeorge was born at Southport in 1869; the husband of Rachel Wright. He was killed at as the result of an explosion at Archangel, Russia whilst serving as Chief Steward 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 . George was buried at Bakaritza, the harbour on the opposite bank of the river to Archangel with full Military honours (Liverpool Echo 8th November 1917).
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