Sefton Village’s fallen Service men

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 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 NamesRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast known addressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
AlmondArthur RichardPrivate1322011th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment72 Deysbrook Lane, West Derby, Liverpool.22/11/1916 33City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park, EssexArthur was born in 1883 in West Derby. On the 1891 Census he was a scholar living at 48 Chapel Lane, Netherton, Lancashire with his father Richard and mother Annie. In 1911 he was a farm labourer and boarding at 72 Deysbrook Lane, Liverpool. He died of his wounds.
ApplebyEricSecond Lieutenant42nd Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryFarnley, Moor Park, Great Crosby, Lancashire28/10/191623Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, FranceEric was born in Bootle, Lancashire. On 1911 census he was at school and living at "Farnley", Moor Park, Great Crosby, Lancashire with his father, Joseph, a retired flour miller and mother Alice. He joined Officers Training Corps at the age of 16, and later served with the Royal Engineers (Territorials). He enlisted in 1914 and died of wounds received at Morval.
ArmstrongRichardCorporal35072nd Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentLiverpool Road, Maghull, Lancashire.16/06/191532Menin Gate, Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumMrs. Armstrong, of Liverpool Road, Maghull, received official intimation that her husband, Corporal R. Armstrong, was killed in action at Ypres. Mrs. Armstrong's brother was in the same regiment and he said that Corporal Armstrong was killed instantly by a shell and that only one man of that section escaped. Prior to the war Corporal Armstrong was a member of the Southport Company of the National Reserve and at the outbreak of hostilities, he re-joined the Lancashire Fusiliers, with whom he had previously served in Egypt. Later he was transferred to the South Lancashire Regiment, and went with them to France on Good Friday 1915. Richard was the first Maghull man to fall in the war. He left a wife and three children.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
ArnoldCharlesPrivate106792nd Battalion, Scots GuardsLunt Lane, Lunt, Lancashire.11/11/1917023Tyne Cot Memorial, BelgiumArnold was born in 1894, the son of William and Annie Arnold. In 1911 he was working as a farm labourer and living in Lunt Lane. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 10Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
BrodbeltGuyLieutenant19239th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMill Bank, Moor Park, Great Crosby, Lancashire.14/04/191627Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.Guy was born at Tattenhall, Cheshire in September 1888. On the 1911 Census he was living at 6 Oxford Road, Waterloo. He went to France in April 1915 and was involved in engagements at Festubert (09/05) and Loos (25/09) as well as in a successful counter attack in the same region on 14/10. He is recorded as KIA (Killed in Action) on 14/04/1916 having been shot in the head by a German sniper whilst temporarily commanding a company. His brother, Lieutenant Arthur Dell Brodbelt of the Royal Garrison Artillery was also killed on active service on 18/04/1918.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
CropperJosephPrivate23529011th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals) and
King's Liverpool Regiment
Lydiate Lane, Sefton, Lancashire14/11/191820Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was born in Lathom in 1898, the son of Thomas and his first wife Theresa (nee Wareing). On the 1911 Census the family is living at Lydiate Lane, Sefton. He served in France and Belgium and is listed as dying from sickness.Victory Medal
British Medal
CuddyAlbert GeorgeTrooper3004701st Lancashire Hussars
18th Battalion, and 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
CulshawJohnPrivateS/6058C Company, 10th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)The Wynt, Maghull, Lancashire.09/05/191723Doiran Memorial, Greece.John was born in Lydiate on 3rd July 1894. He has no known grave. His name is commemorated on Pylon 3, Column 2.51 of the Doiran Memorial in North Greece. He was the son of John and Elizabeth A. Culshaw of Carr Lane, West Derby, Liverpool.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
GreenJohnPrivate328152nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.Abbey Cottage, Old Presbytery, Aintree Lane, Liverpool , Lancashire.30/12/191736Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptJohn Green was born in Aintree in 1882, the son of John and Ann Green. He married Mary Tunstall at St Helen's Church, Sefton Village, Lancashire. They had one son, John who was born in 1915. John senior served with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment during the war and drowned on 30/12/1917 when the troop transporter HMT Aragon was torpedoed by a German submarine just outside the Port of Alexandria, Egypt. More than 600 crew and troops lost their lives. John's body was recovered from the sea and he was buried at Hadra Cemetery, Alexandria, Plot D 295. John was the husband of Mary Green of Sefton Moss, Seaforth, Lancashire. Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool by his widow on 18/11/1919. His effects were valued at £114 13s 6d (£6,156 at current value).Victory Medal
British Medal
HampsonJamesPrivate7679D Company, 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, ( prince of Wales volunteers)Woodford, Hightown24/08/191427La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.James was the son of Edmund and Annie Hampson of 62 Shaftesbury Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds. In 1911 he was boarding with the Hodgson family at a house called Woodford in Hightown, Lancashire. James lived in Leeds and in Liverpool and enlisted in Warrington. He was killed in action during an enemy attack in the Frameries area of Belgium during the Battle of Mons.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
HoughtonSydney BaylisRifleman1832D Company, 6th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Rifles)Brook House, Brookhouse Farm, Brook House Lane, Netherton, Lancashire.05/05/191520Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumSydney (Sidney on Sefton Civic Memorial) was born in 1895 at West Derby, the son of Sydney Myles and Annie Julia Houghton. On the 1911 census he was living at Brook House Netherton, Lancashire with his father, a farmer, and stepmother Edith. Probate of Sydney's estate was granted on 10th July 1915 to his father. A Liverpool Echo report gave a comprehensive account of how Sydney was killed by an exploding shell after he and a comrade had volunteered to take a despatch to a designated location. Private Houghton was educated at Oakes Institute, and employed at the Royal Insurance Company. He volunteered for active service the week after war was declared.

Victory Medal
British Medal
HulmeJohnPrivate106802nd Battalion, Scots GuardsRose Cottage, Lunt Road, Lunt, Lancashire16/05/191523Le Touret Memorial, FranceJohn was born at Maghull in 1892. He was the son of James and Margaret (nee Roughley) Hulme. On the 1911 Census John was working as a farm labourer and living with his parents at Rose Cottage, Lunt.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
LeightonArthurSecond Lieutenant13383rd Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. Attached 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment.3 Victoria Avenue, Crosby, Lancashire.14/11/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur (spelt incorrectly as Aruthur on Sefton Civic Memorial) was the son of Thomas and Emma Leighton. He was killed in action. A death notice appeared in the Evening Express on 21st November 1916. He was a bank clerk and his effects at Probate on 31/01/1917 were valued at £983 4s 8d (£81,097) at current values).Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
MolyneuxCecil RichardMidshipmanJ/43261Royal Navy, HMS Lion Croxteth Hall, Croxteth Park, Liverpool 31/05/191616Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.Cecil was the second son of the 6th Earl of Sefton, born on 02/12/1899 at Sandiway, Northwich, Cheshire. On the 1911 Census he was a scholar at Farnborough School, Hampshire. He was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland, serving on the battlecruiser HMS Lion and was buried at sea. Cecil was one of the seven Merseyside men killed on the ship, which had a pivotal role in the battle, since it was the flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
OrchardsonJames ForesterThird EngineerS.S. Bermudian34 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, Lancashire.20/01/191846St Helen's Church, Sefton Village, Merseyside'Forrie' as James was known, was killed in a marine accident off Alexandria, Egypt. There is no trace of his military service and he is not listed on the CWGC Website.
OwenHarold KennethPrivate2438519th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. (3rd City Pals)The Bridge, Netherton, Lancashire30/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold was born in 1893 in West Derby, Liverpool. On the 1911 Census he was a shop assistant at a baker's and living with his father, (a paviour), and mother at Netherton. He was killed in action at Gommecourt, and has no known grave. He is also commemorated on St Helen's C.E. Church War Memorial, Sefton Village. Merseyside and on the family gravestone in the Church graveyard.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
RawFrederick LewisPrivate42962
70557
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment;
118th, Company Labour Corps
4 Quarry Cottages, Thornton, near Great Crosby, Lancashire20/07/191736Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, BelgiumBorn in Edge Hill Liverpool. On the 1911 Census he is single and a boarder at 4 Quarry Cottages, Thornton near Great Crosby and working as a farm labourer. On 25/06/1911 he married Ellen Wharton, age 29 who lived at the same lodgings. Probate was granted on 14 September 1917 to his widow in the sum of £233. His half-brother John Frederick Raw and brothers-in-law William Wharton and Frank Wharton, also fell.Victory Medal
British Medal
ScottArthur JohnPrivate2577A Company, 10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, (Liverpool Scottish)1 School Road, Hightown17/03/191521Perth Cemetery (China Wall), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
In 1911 Arthur was living with his parents at 9 Lomond Road, Liverpool and working as a junior clerk. He was killed in action on 17/03/1915, in the Zillebeke area, south east of Ypres and later his body was exhumed and re-buried at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Plot 1 H 44, after an identification disc was found. . He was the son of William Robert and Ada Maud Scott.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
SheardFraser MortonCaptain18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (2nd City Pals)Waverley, Moor Lane, Great Crosby, Lancashire02/04/191823Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceFraser was born at 125 Canning Street, Liverpool on 29/09/1894 . On the 1911 Census, he was living at "Waverley", Moor Lane, Great Crosby and was a student. He was living with his father and mother. Fraser died as a prisoner of war on 02/04/1918 and was buried at Bohain Station Military Cemetery by his captors. His body was re-interred in the Premont British Cemetery in 1923. His brother Geoffrey also fell.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
Military Cross
SheardGeoffrey Senior2nd Lieutenant17713rd Battalion, Cheshire RegimentWaverley, Moor Lane, Great Crosby, Liverpool.26/06/191721Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, FranceGeoffrey was born in Liverpool in 1896. On 1911 census he was student living at Waverley, Moor Lane, Great Crosby with his father and mother. He died of accidental injuries. His brother Fraser also fell.Victory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
TunstallWilliam RogerCorporal3045213th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLydiate Lane, Sefton Village, Lancashire09/05/191719Arras Memorial , FranceWilliam was born 1897 Sefton, Lancashire. On the 1911 Census he was living at Lydiate Lane, Sefton and working as a general worker on a farm. Victory Medal
British Medal
WhartonFrankPrivate4693526th Battalion, Royal Welsh FusiliersQuarry Cottages, Thornton, near Great Crosby, Lancashire08/08/191822Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, Pas de Calais, FranceFrank was born in West Derby, Liverpool in 1897. During 1911 he was working as a farm labourer and living at Quarry Cottages, Thornton, Lancashire with his widowed mother Ellen. His brother William Wharton and brother-in-law, Frederick Lewis Raw also fell.Victory Medal
British Medal
WhartonWilliamPrivate3448
46th Company, Machine Gun Corps,
King's Liverpool Regiment
Quarry Cottages, Thornton, near Great Crosby, Lancashire02/09/191626Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceWilliam was born in 1890. He died of wounds on 02/09/1916. The inscription on his gravestone reads "Lord in thy gracious keeping we leave thee our loved one sleeping". William was the son of Ellen Wharton of Quarry Cottages, Thornton, Lancashire. His brother, Frank Wharton and brother-in-law, Frederick Lewis Raw also fell.Victory Medal
British Medal
WoodEdward WebsterPrivate95901st Battalion, Scots Guards32 Chapel Street, Waterloo, Lancashire.11/11/191434Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEdward was born on 27/12/1879 at 39 Wentworth Street, Everton, Liverpool. He was always known as 'Web'. He first enlisted in the 3rd Battalion of the Scots Guards, aged 20, in October 1900. He served in South Africa during the Boer War with the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards and No. 1 Mounted Infantry Company. Read more about EdwardVictory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal with Clasp
WoodStanley JohnPrivate96001st Battalion, Scots GuardsPear Tree Cottage, The Green, Netherton, Lancashire14/10/191521St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.Stanley was born on 15/06/1894 in Netherton, Lancashire. In 1911 he was a horseman at Manor House Farm. He was also a prominent athlete, being a member of the Sefton Cricket Club and he also played football for the Westfield and Marsh Lane clubs. Read more about StanleyVictory Medal
British Medal
Star Medal
WoodWilliamPrivate2438619th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (3rd City Pals) and Labour Corps. Pear Tree Cottage, The Green, Netherton, Lancashire. 01/07/191628Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, France. William (Willie on the Sefton Civic Memorial) was born on 06/10/1888 at Sefton, Lancashire . He worked at Mellors Farm at Netherton Green, mostly with horses. He was very fond of them and was still able to work with them whilst in the Army. Bill was of a happy disposition, always joking. He was unmarried but had a lady friend. Despite the loss of his two brothers, Bill joined up although really he was exempt due to his farm work. Read more about WilliamVictory Medal British Medal Star Medal