Maghull’s fallen Service men

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 26 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.

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
ArmstrongRichardCorporal3507South Lancashire RegimentBank Cottage 571 Green Lane, Maghull L31 2JB16/06/191532Menin Gate, Ypres, BelgiumMrs. Armstrong, of Liverpool Road, Maghull, received official intimation that her husband, Corporal R. Armstrong, was killed in action at Ypres. Mrs. Armstrong's brother is in the same regiment, and he says that Corporal Armstrong was killed instantly by a shell, and that only one man of that section escaped. Corporal Armstrong prior to the war was a member of the Southport Company of the National Reserve, and at the outbreak of hostilities he rejoined the Lancashire Fusiliers, with whom he had previously served in Egypt. Later he was transferred to the South Lancashires, and went with them to France on Good Friday. He leaves a wife and three children.
AshcroftGeorgeLieutenant137111/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment16/06/191521Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge completed his training in November 1916, and was killed less than a year later at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge; part of the Battle of Passchendaele, the third Battle of Ypres
BallJohnPrivate8th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLiverpool Road, Maghull26/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in an attack near the village of Flers, in the Somme
BoyersJohnKing's Liverpool Regiment26/09/191624Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FranceJohn was killed on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres.
BrayHerbert Bray2756917th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentWalton, Liverpool07/02/191631Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHerbert saw action on the first day of action of the Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916, he died the next day
ClarkNevilleLieutenant1st Battalion, Coldstream GuardsHigh Pastures, 138 Liverpool Road North, Maghull L31 2HW28/11/191730Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, FranceNeville died of his wounds, during the Battle of Cambrai
CobhamAlbert CobhamCorporal418891st Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentDamfield Cottage, Damfield Lane, Maghull, Liverpool L31 6DD.22/04/191822Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, FranceAlbert was killed in April 1918, in what was known as 'trench wastage'
CuddyAlbert30047018th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentRoanoke, Liverpool Rd, Maghull.19/12/191722Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert travelled to France and died of wounds in a clearing hospital in Belgium
FoxPhillipPrivate2056514th Battalion., Royal Welch FusiliersHall Bridge Farm, Maghull06/08/191727Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPhilip went over the top near the village of Messines, Belgium. Badly wounded he was rushed to a nearby casualty clearing station, where he succumbed to his injuries.
HammWilliamSecond LieutenantSecond Lieutenant13th Battalion, East Yorkshire RegimentRose Dene, Liverpool Road South, Maghull02/05/191720Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was awarded the Military Cross for “conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty”. The regimental war diary give the date of the award as March 21, 1917.The citation in the London Gazette of April 27, 1917 described the circumstances: ‘‘He showed great initiative in organising parties of bombers and patrols, and succeeded in securing many strong positions. He set a splendid example throughout the operations" Just days after this citation, William was reported as missing in action in the Liverpool ECHO of May 17. It emerged he had been killed during the battle for Oppy Wood.MC Military Cross
HaskayneCharlesPrivate1st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBrooklands Farm Brewery Lane Melling Liverpool L31 1EZ17/02/191736Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceCharles died of his injuries after the assembly trench he was stationed in was bombarded by the Germans. Near Pozieres, on the Somme.
HenrettyWalter HenrettyPrivate32997Loyal North Lancashire RegimentThe Lodge, Moss Side House, Convalescent Home. (Workhouse)30/11/191723Cambrai Memorial, Nord, FranceWalter was killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai
MasonJamesPrivate2567367th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLiverpool Road, Maghull08/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was killed during the fighting to take the village of Guillemont, on the Somme.
NorrisGeorgePrivate5438915th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersSouthport Road, Lydiate11/04/191821Landrecies British Cemetery, Nord, FranceGeorge was born at Lydiate in 1896; the son of James Norris and Ruth (nee Hesketh). He was killed in the fighting by the 25th Division to capture Landrecies from the Germans.
PimMortimerRifleman16586th Battalion Liverpool Rifles, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Station Road, Maghull, L31 3JD26/09/191625Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, FranceMortimer first served as a despatch rider, then as an Infantryman. Rifleman Pim was wounded near Flers, on the Somme, and later died of his injuries
PrescottFrankPrivate1708718th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMelling Lane, Maghull25/07/191625Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceFrank responded to Lord Derby's call and volunteered in September 1914, joining the 18th battalion. (2nd City Pals). King's Liverpool Regiment. After training on what is now Knowsley Safari Park Car Park, he was sent to France. Wounded in early July 1916 Frank died from his injuries in Etaples hospital, a few weeks later. Frank's brother Herbert also died in the war.
PrescottHerbertPrivate3018418th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMelling Lane, Maghull07/01/191627Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FranceHerbert joined up with his brother Frank, serving in the 2nd City Pals regiment. He went over the top on 1st July 1916 - the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, and was killed, alongside 19,240 other soldiers . His brother Frank died from his injuries on 27th July, just over three week later.
PrescottOliverPrivate286636th Battalion, Southport Lancashire RegimentKenyons Lane, Maghull02/02/191723Amara War Cemetery, IraqOliver died of wounds received early on 2nd February 1917, he is buried in the war cemetery in Amara, Iraq
ReynoldsThomasRifleman2401721st/6th Battalion Kings' Liverpool RegimentStation Road, Maghull25/09/191825Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEarly on in the war Thomas was wounded and sent home to recuperate. He returned to the front line in 1918 and soon after was mortally wounded, he died the next day.
RimmerJohnPrivate28352King's Shropshire Light InfantryThe Brook, Maghull10/12/191821St Andrew's Churchyard, Maghull, EnglandPrivate Rimmer died at King George's Hospital in Essex, the circumstances are unknown. His body was brought home for burial in St Andrew's Church, Maghull
SewellSydneyPrivate2002315th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment12 Alpha Street, Litherland, L21 8HL08/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceIt 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, K.L.R., is missing. Previous to the war he was employed by the L. and Y. Railway Company at Aintree. His home is at 12, Alpha-street, Litherland.
WhiteJamesLance Corporal559145th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21/10/191819Ere Churchyard, Hainaut, BelgiumJames was killed in action, just three weeks before the end of the war, he is buried in a civilian cemetery.
WoodwardHarryPrivateKing's Shropshire Light InfantryGosford Street, Dingle08/10/191827Sandpits Cemetery, Fouquereuil, FranceHarry was killed during the last 100 days of the Great War. His parents had already buried two of his brothers, Richard and Walter
WoodwardRichardCompany Sergeant2411596th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentDeyes Lane, Maghull27/10/191732St Peter's Churchyard, Heswall, Wirral.Richard was the eldest of the three Woodward brother who died. he received a MSM - Meritorious Service Medal 1917. He returned home in 1918. after being seriously injured, he died of his wounds a few weeks later.Meritorious Service Medal
WoodwardWalterLance Corporal2174918th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29/04/191821Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was the youngest of the three brother who died. he was killed during the German spring offensive near Ypres, Belgium
WoolfendenJosephLance Sergeant3656210 Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29/09/191826Underhill Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, BelgiumJoseph died of his wound sustained in the attack on Plugsteert Wood, Flanders, Belgium.