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
ArmstrongRichardCorporal35072nd Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentLiverpool Road, Maghull, Lancashire16/06/191532Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumMrs. Armstrong, of Liverpool Road, Maghull, received official intimation that her husband, Corporal R. Armstrong, was killed in action at Ypres. Read more about RichardVictory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
AshcroftGeorgeLieutenant137111st/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire RegimentGore House, Maghull, Lancashire.31/07/191721Menin 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.
BallJohnPrivate3078281st/8th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. (Liverpool Irish)Liverpool Road, Maghull, Lancashire.26/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in an attack near the village of Flers, on the Somme.
BoyerJohnPrivate5946518th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (2nd City Pals)31/07/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FranceJohn was killed on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres, often known as Passchendaele.
BrayHerbert SamuelPrivate2756917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (1st City Pals)22 Bodmin Road, Walton, Liverpool02/07/191631Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHerbert saw action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916 and died the following day.
ClarkNeville ArthurLieutenant1st Battalion, Coldstream GuardsHigh Pastures, 138 Liverpool Road North, Maghull, Lancashire28/11/191730Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, FranceNeville died of his wounds during the Battle of Cambrai.
CobhamAlbert J.Corporal418891st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentDamfield Cottage, Damfield Lane, Maghull, Liverpool, Lancashire.22/04/191822Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, FranceAlbert was killed in April 1918, in what was known as 'trench wastage'.
CuddyAlbert GeorgePrivate3004701st Lancashire Hussars; 18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (2nd City Pals)Roanoke, Liverpool Road, Maghull, Lancashire.19/12/191722Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlbert was born in Maghull in 1896 and in 1911 he was an architects pupil, living at Roanoke, Liverpool Road, Maghull. He travelled to France and died of wounds in a clearing hospital in BelgiumVictory Medal
British Medal
FoxPhilipPrivate2056514th Battalion, Royal Welsh FusiliersHall Bridge Farm, Maghull, Lancashire.16/07/191727Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool
HammWilliam GeorgeSecond Lieutenant13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (4th City of Hull Pals)Rose 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 gives the date of the award as March 21, 1917. Read more about WilliamMC Military Cross
HaskayneCharles W.Private472891st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentNook Cottage, Taylor's Lane, Maghull, Lancashire17/02/191736Aveluy 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 Private329971st/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire RegimentThe Lodge, Moss Side Convalescent Home (Workhouse), Maghull, Lancashire30/11/191723Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, FranceWalter was killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai.
MasonJamesPrivate265736B Company, 1st/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLiverpool Road, Maghull, Lancashire.09/08/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was killed during the fighting to take the village of Guillemont, on the Somme.
NorrisGeorge ErnestPrivate3/5438915th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersSouthport Road, Lydiate, Lancashire.04/11/191821Landrecies 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, King's Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Rifles)15 Station Road, Maghull, Lancashire26/09/191625Heilly 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. Prior to the war he was a founder member of the first scout troop established in Liverpool.
PrescottFrankPrivate1708718th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (2nd City Pals)Melling Lane, Maghull, Lancashire25/07/191625Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceFrank responded to Lord Derby's call and volunteered in September 1914, joining the 18th Battalion, (2nd City Pals) of the King's Liverpool Regiment. After training on what is now Knowsley Safari Park Car Park, he was sent to France. Having been 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 Regiment (2nd City Pals)Melling Lane, Maghull, Lancashire001/07/191627Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FranceHerbert joined up with his brother Frank, serving in the 2nd City Pals Battalion. 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 25th July, just over three weeks later.
PrescottOliverPrivate286636th Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentKenyons Lane, Maghull, Lancashire02/02/191723Amara War Cemetery, IraqOliver died of wounds received early on 2nd February 1917, and was buried in the war cemetery in Amara, Iraq.
ReynoldsThomas FrancisRifleman2401721st/6th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Rifles)Station Road, Maghull, Lancashire26/09/191825Houchin 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, Maghull, Lancashire.12/10/191821St Andrew's Churchyard, Maghull, LancashireJohn was the son of Robert and Ellen Rimmer of Maghull and he died at King George's Hospital in Ilford, Essex, but the circumstances are unknown. His body was brought home for burial in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Maghull.
SewellSydneyRifleman2002311st/5th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment12 Alpha Street, Litherland, Lancashire08/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceSydney grew up at 1 Durant's Cottages, off Melling Lane, Maghull. 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 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.
WhiteJamesLance Corporal559141st/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMaghull, Lancashire21/10/191819Ere Churchyard, Hainaut, BelgiumJames was killed in action, just three weeks before the end of the war, and he was buried in a civilian cemetery.
WoodwardHenry (Harry)Private283051st/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry45 Gosford Street, Dingle, Liverpool10/08/191827Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, FranceHarry was killed during the last 100 days of the Great War. His parents had already lost two of his brothers, Richard and Walter.
WoodwardRichard JamesCompany Sergeant Major2411596th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Rifles)Deyes Lane, Maghull, Lancashire27/10/191832St. Peter's Churchyard, Heswall, Wirral.Richard was the eldest of the three Woodward brothers who died. he received an M.S.M. - (Meritorious Service Medal) in 1917. He returned home in 1918, after being seriously injured, but died of his wounds a few weeks later.Meritorious Service Medal
WoodwardWalterLance Corporal5174918th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (2nd City Pals)Deyes Lane, Maghull, Lancashire29/04/191821Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was the youngest of three brothers who died. He was killed during the German spring offensive near Ypres, Belgium.
WoolfendenJoseph BrooksLance Sergeant3656210th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (1st City of Hull Pals, (also known as the 'Hull Commercials').11 Willaston Road, Walton, Liverpool29/09/191826Underhill Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, BelgiumJoseph died of his wounds sustained in the attack on Ploegsteert Wood, Flanders, Belgium.