Maghull’s fallen Service men of World War Two

Maghull’s War Memorial is situated in the grounds of St Andrew’s Primary school on Deyes Lane. The school was built as a memorial to the fallen. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 60 heroic Service Personel who gave their lives in WW2.

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

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

SurnameFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography 
AdamsIvorPrivate39621302nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment. Anti-Aircraft Company29/03/194321Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia
AtkinsWilliam EdwardChief Petty Officer StewardC/L 11409Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Hood'24/05/194138Chatham Naval Memorial, KentWilliam was the son of Albert Edward and Rose Elizabeth Atkins; husband of Agnes Maud Atkins, of Maghull, Liverpool. He died when The Hood was sunk in  by the German battleship Bismarck, with the loss of all but three of the 1,418 crew.
BamberEdward W.Firth Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Duchess of Atholl' (London)10/10/194225Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdward was the son of William and Jane Bamber, of Aintree, Liverpool. He was one of 4 crew killed, when the Duchess of Atholl was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-178 (Kapitän zur See, Hans Ibbeken), North of Ascension Island.
BanksEric GeorgeSergeant (Air Bomber)1428222106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve07/08/194432Marissel French National Cemetery, Oise, FranceEric was the son of John Llewelyn Banks and Lavinia Banks; husband of Dorothy Margaret Banks, of Maghull.
BoltonThomas WhitworthSecond Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Empire Hudson' (Sunderland)09/10/194142Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was killed aboard The Empire Hudson, which was sailing from Halifax, via  Sydney to Liverpool in Convoy SC-42. She  was torpedoed by German submarine U-82 and sunk North East of
Cape Farewell
BoothGeorge FrederickThird Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, M.V. Port Gisbourne10/11194031Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the son of William and Annie Booth, of Maghull, Lancashire. He was killed aboard Port Gisbourne, which was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Outer Hebrides by U-48 Kriegsmarine with the loss of 26 of her 64 crew.
BorrowsNormanSergeant (Observer)142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve25/11/194121Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard, LincolnshireNorman was the son of Thomas and Lillian Borrows, of Maghull, Lancashire.
BrindleBen HaroldSurgeon LieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. 'Forfar'12/03/194025Chatham Naval Memorial, KentHarold was the son of Thomas and Lillian Borrows, of Maghull, Lancashire. He was killed aboard HMS Forfar which was torpedoed and sunk
by the German submarine U-99. She had just left  convoy HX-90
and was about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland. The master,
35 officers and 136 naval ratings were lost.
ByrneJohnGunner1105518119 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery21/11/194333St Andrew's Churchyard, Maghull, LiverpoolJoh was the husband of Freda Byrne of Maghull
ClackRobert PaulCivilianCivilian War Dead09/07/194030East Ham, County BoroughRobert was the son of John and Pauline Clack; husband of Lilian Clack, of 124 Dodds Lane, Maghull, Liverpool. Died at 118 High Street North.
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EllisMarjorie EleanorLeading Wren82342Women's Royal Naval Service17/01/194625St Helen's Churchyard, Sefton, LancashireMarjorie Eleanor was the daughter of James Arthur Brownlee and of Anne Brownlee, of Maghull.
EvansHenry Irving VoceFlight Sergeant9855939Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve02/06/194224Runnymede Memorial, SurreyHenry was the son of Griffith and Elizabeth Christina Evans, of Liverpool.
FirthSydney EwbankAircraftman 1st Class615843106 Squadron, Royal Air Force25/05/194035St Andrew's Churchyard, MaghullSydney was the son of Reginald H. Firth and Elizabeth A. Firth; husband of Mary K. H. Firth, of Maghull.
FrithEdwin JohnSergeant (Pilot)657022102 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve26/02/194323Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyEdwin was the son of Francis John and Edith Helen Frith, of Maghull, Lancashire.
GregsonRaymond HumphreyOrdinary SeamanD/JX 17136Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Esperance'14/07/194024Plymouth 9Weston Mill) Cemetery, Devon Raymond was the son of Richard Gregson, and of Ethel Gregson, of Maghull, Lancashire; husband of Elsie Gregson, of Fairfield, Manchester.
HepburnWilliam RentonFourth Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Empire Prairie' (Greenock)04/10/194228Tower Hill Memorial., London.William was the son of William and Mary Hepburn, of Maghull, Lancashire
HerbertWilliamFirewatcherCivilian War Dead05/03/194144Bootle County BoroughWilliam was the husband of W. Herbert, of 1 Grenville Avenue, Maghull. He died at Miller's Bridge.
HeskethGeorge McDonaldLance Corporal7262426Corps of Military Police29/03/194538Benghazi War CemeteryGeorge was the son of Richard and Mary Emily Hesketh, of Maghull, Lancashire.
HeskethThomas   Sergeant (Flight Engineer)106336797 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve01/09/194334Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, NetherlandsThomas was the son of Thomas and Ellen Hesketh; husband of Sarah A. Hesketh, of Maghull, Lancashire.
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HodkinsW A
JesseLesliePrivate7674771Royal Army Pay Corps02/10/194329St Andrew's Churchyard, Maghull, LancashireLeslie was the son of Ernest and Margaret Jesse, of Maghull.
JonesJ B
KevanJoseph DanielLeading Aircraftman1480309Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve24/08/194422Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolJoseph was the son of Daniel and Grace Kevan, of Maghull, Lancashire
LumbyJohn LemanCaptain7146640th(7th Battalion, Kings regiment(Liverpool)), Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery09/01/194228Alamein Memorials, EgyptPlymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, Devon
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MoorcroftWilliam JamesFlying Officer (Navigator)127974Squadron, Royal Aircraft Volunteer Reserve14/07/194322Les Hayons Churchyard, Luxembourg, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Margaret Moorcroft, of Maghull, Lancashire.
PartingtonWilliam StephenSecond OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Yorktown'26/09/194226Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam was the son of William Hobson Partington and Nellie Partington; husband of Mary Hazel Partington, of Southport, Lancashire.
PotburyJohnStoker First ClassP/KX 839955Royal Navy, H.M.S.' Greyhound'22/05/194138Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HampshireJohn was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Potbury; husband of Ethel Potbury, of Speke, Liverpool. He was killed during the Battle of Crete when Greyhound was sunk in an air raid by bombs from a German Stuka Ju87 dive bomber, in the Kithera Channel. 
PriceDavid EllisFusilier20552261st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers06/04/194427Taukkyan War Cemetery, MyanmarDavid was the son of Ellis Price, and of Elizabeth Price, of Maghull, Lancashire.
QuineGeorge LionelChief Engineer OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S.' Traveller' (Liverpool)26/01/194244Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the son of Herbert and Annie Quine; husband of Winifred Mary Quine, of Maghull, Lancashire.. He was killed aboard Traveller , she was on her way from New Orleans to Liverpool general cargo and explosives. The ship was hit by two torpedoes from the German submarine U-106 (Hermann Rasch) . 50 crew members and two gunners were lost.
RankinHugh AllanSergeantT/88397Royal Army Service Corps22/11/194024St Andrew's Churchyard, Maghull.Hugh was the son of Hugh Lucas Rankin and Mary Rankin, of Maghull.
RhodesRichard ArthurPilot Officer4252929 Squadron, Royal Air Force25/08/1940Runnymede Memorial, Surry
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SeddonHenry   Private339412913th (2/4th Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, Anti-Aircraft Company19/08/194422Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, FrancesHenry was the son of Harold Sydney and Ann Seddon, of Maghull, Lancashire. His brother Stanley was also killed in action
SeddonStanleyAircraftman 1st Class547893Royal Air Force07/05/194121Runnymede Memorial, SurreyStanley was the son of Harold Sydney and Anne Seddon, his brother Henry was also killed in action
SimpsonWilliam GeorgeCorporal38616929th Battalion, tHe King's Regiment (Liverpool)26/10/194331Old Shoreham Cemetery, SussexWilliam was the son of William Charles and Maud Simpson; husband of Elsie Louisa Simpson, of Maghull, Lancashire.
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SpeakeRobert ErnestLeading Aircraft man ( U/T Radio Operator (Air))1624244Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve19/11/194318Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery, Gauteng, South AfricaRobert was the son of Walter Speake and Alice Speake, of Maghull, Lancashire.
TaylorGerald FrancisSergeant7536269Army Dental Corps attached 27t Company, Royal Army Medical CorpsDied between 01/10/1942 -02/10/194230Sai Wan Memorial, China Gerald was the son of Fred and Emily Taylor; husband of Gwendoline Taylor, of Maghull, Lancashire, England.
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WhiteJohn HenryPetty OfficerD/J 109955Royal Navy, H.M.Submarine Seahorse01/12/194033Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonJohn was the son of Alfred William and Mary White, of Maghull, Lancashire. He died aboard Seahorse, she sailed from Rosyth to patrol off the east coast of Denmark.
Seahorse was mined while moving between Zones E and B in the Heligoland Bight.
WillisD E
WilmhurstR J
WinsorK J F
NuttallN D