Sefton Village’s fallen Service men of World War Two

Sefton Village’s War Memorial is located on a junction with Bridges Lane/Brick Wall Lane and Lunt Road, Sefton Village. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 25 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.

SeftonFirst nameRankService NoRegiment, Squadron, Ship EtcLast known addressDiedAge at DeathBurial placeBiography
BerryFrankCorporal78994174th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps06/12/194224Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, LibyaFrank was born in Liverpool in July 1918; the son of James Thomas Berry and Jane Ellen Berry, of Lunt, Lancashire. James married Jane 14/ 10/1907 at St Nicholas Church in Liverpool.
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BoydWilliam NewellThird Electrician65496Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) H.M.S. 'Forfar'13 Beech Grove, Netherton12/02/194036Liverpool Naval Memorial, MerseysideWilliam was born in 1904, the son of Robert Newell Boyd and Joahn Boyd; husband of Helen Boyd, of Netherton. He was killed aboard HMS Forfar, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 after she had just left the convoy HX-90. The ship was about 500 nautical miles west of Ireland. Thomas' effects, valued at £640 were left to left to Helen McKenzie Thomson Boyd.
BridgeErnestSergeant (Observer)1066008101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve16 Thornfield Road, Thornton28/07/194231Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolErnest was the son of John and Maude Bridge, of Thornton, Liverpool. He was born on 3rd April 1911, prior to the war he was an assurance salesman.
BroughLeslie BennettLeading Aircraftman997020Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve30/09/194428Allerton Cemetery, LiverpoolLeslie was the son of Arthur and Alice Brough, of Thornton, Liverpool
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DonnanJohnSecond OfficerMerchant Navy, S.S. 'Empire Shackleton'76 Orient Street, Everton28/12/194236Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of William John and Eunice Cayley Donnan; husband of Evelyn May Donnan, of Netherton. He was killed aboard Empire Shackleton, when on route from Liverpool in Convoy ONS-154,  she was torpedoed by German submarine U-225 and damaged.  U-123 then stopped the vessel with another torpedo and she was finally
sunk by gunfire by German submarine U-435. 37 crew were  lost from a total of 55.
EastwoodHaroldCivilianSenior Air Raid Warden11 Stanley Road, Seaforth56Harold died at 42B Great Georges Road, Seaforth
FlemingNoel DouglasFlying Officer (Air Bomber)12915876 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve59 Winstanley Road, Waterloo27/04/194334Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Noord Holland, NetherlandsNoel was the son of George and Margaret Fleming, of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire; husband of Monica E. Fleming, of Thornton
HaggertyJoseph SamuelLeading TelegraphistD/WRX 920Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve. H.M.S. 'Gould'25 Langton Road, Litherland03/01/194436Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonJoseph was born on19/12/1907, the son of Thomas James Haggerty and Hannah Haggerty, of Litherland, Lancashire; husband of Edith Haggerty. Prior to the war he was a machinist
HiltonKennethLance CorporalT/84464Royal Army Service Corps34 Edgemore Drive, Thornton30/09/194427Cesena War Cemetery, ItalyKenneth was the son of Thomas Joseph and Blanche Hilton; husband of Joan Hilton, of Seaforth He went missing during operations in Italy, having previously served in France and Sicily.
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McCallumGeorge CampbellAir Mechanic First ClassFX 587943Royal Navy, H.M.S. Godwit24/03/194543Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolGeorge was the son of Mr & Mrs George McCallum. He died from injuries received in an aerodrome accident, his bicycle was hit by a car as he was coming off the base. He was killed outright.
MillerWilliam ThomasSergeant (Navigator (Bomber))10257539 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.20/12/194233Wavertree (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, LiverpoolWilliam was the son of William Thomas Miller and Sarah Ellen Miller, of Liverpool; husband of Margaret Miller, of Thornton. Prior to the war William was commission agents manager
PrattDonald LeslieCorporal120 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve15/06/1945Thornton Garden of Rest, LiverpoolDonald was born on 10/06/1909 the son of Frederick James Pratt and Sara Pratt; husband of Matilda Pratt, of Netherton. Prior to the war he was a Ribble Co. bus conductor.
SumnerSamuel AlbertAircraftman first Class528853Royal Air Force, serving aboard H.M.S 'Courageous'23 Birch Lane, 17/09/193921Runnymede Memorial Surrey, Samuel was the son of William and Emma Sumner, of Netherton, Lancashire. He was killed aboard Courageous which was sunk by German submarine U-29 off the south west coast of Ireland. She was under escort 4 destroyers, who were looking for a reported submarine. Two minutes before 8.00pm she was struck on the port side by two torpedoes.
WoodheadThomasGunner84 Heavy Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery15 Ashbourne Avenue05/09/194332Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, AlgeriaThomas was the son of Isaac and Catherine Woodhead, of Liverpool; husband of Doris Mary Woodhead, of Netherton. Prior to the war Thomas was a Dock Labourer, he had one son John, who was aged 7 when his father died.
WranghamJoseph SethStoker First ClassD/KX(3314Royal Navy, H.M.S. 'Hunter'04/10/194021Plymouth Naval Memorial, DevonJoseph was the son of Samuel Thompson Wrangham and Ellen Wrangham, of Netherton. He was killed aboard Hunter, she was badly damaged by gunfire from the German Destroyer Georg Thieleand. Then collided with HMS Hotspur, this resulted in the ship sinking in the centre of a fjord with a heavy loss of life.
ZachariasJohn PaulMajor1309852nd Royal Tank Regiment, Royal ArtilleryHawkstone, Downhills Road, Blundellsands09/07/194430Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, ItalyJohn was the son of Frederick Albert Paul and Gladys Zacharias; husband of Audrey Amsdale Zacharias, of Ainsdale. He was killed in action in Italy. Prior to the war he was an international golfer and played Rugby for Lancashire and Waterloo.