Southport’s fallen Service men and women

Southport’s War Memorial is located in the London Square Memorial Garden, on Lord Street. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 1247 Service men and 3 women, who gave their lives in The Great War.

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

Southport’s Fallen A-D

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast Known AddressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
AbrahamHenryPrivate3603113th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment09/04/1917Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry joined up at the beginning of 1916, and was killed in action some 14 months later. His sister received a letter from the soldier who found and buried her brother. He got her address from Henry's pocket book.
AbramLawrencePrivate265663rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards10/10/1917Solferino Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumLawrence died of his wounds on 10th October 1917, in Flanders. He left a widow, Alice.
AbramRichardDriver43530Royal Field Artillery 144 Milton Street, Southport18/07/191620Flatiron Copse Cemetery, MametzRichard was killed in action, a year and a day after he enlisted. Although he is listed as a driver, he was a signaller. It is presumed he was engaged in this work when he was killed. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AbramRichard PercyCorporal41066938th Battalion Canadian Infantry165 Kendal Avenue, Toronto, Canada09/04/191738Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville St Vaast, FranceRichard was the son of Thomas and Ruth Abram and husband of Isabella Abram.
AckersPeterPrivate21741st/7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/191523Le Touret Memorial, FrancePeter was the son of Mrs. Ann Ackers.
Ackroyd M.A., M.D.HaroldCaptainRoyal Army Medical Corps at 6th Battalion. Royal Berkshire Regiment46 Kneesworth Street, Royston, Hertfordshire11/08/191740Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarold was the son of of Edward Ackroyd and husband of Mabel R. Ackroyd. Harold was born in Southport and became a research doctor in Cambridge before enlisting. An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 4th Sept., 1917 describes the action which led to him being awarded the Victoria Cross.Victoria Cross, Military Cross
AdamsLawrence KingstonLieutenant7th Battalion. King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/191528Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, CuinchyLawrence was the son on of William Adams, of "Bringewood," Waterloo Hill, Stratford-on-Avon; and the husband of the late Celia Adams. M.A., A.R.I.B.A.
AdamsonArthur RobertPrivate79806Canadian Infantry28/11/191524Kemmel Chateau Military CemeteryArthur was born in Southport, he was the brother J. W. Adamson and sister of Miss J. Adamson. He was a resident of Manchester.
AdsheadStanleyStoker 1st ClassK/25693Royal Navy HMS Queen Mary3 Cemetery Road, Southport31/05/191623Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, EnglandStanley was the son of Susan Adshead. He was killed in action during the Battle of Jutland. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AinscoughThomasLance Corporal72170743rd Battalion Canadian Infantry287 Redwood Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada29/03/191831Aubigny Communal Cemetery ExtensionThomas was reported to have been dangerously wounded on 28th March, only remaining conscious long enough to send word to his mother. He died at a casualty clearing station.
AldredFredPrivate22574King's Liverpool Regiment and Machine Gun Corps26/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFred enlisted in Southport and was sent to France. He was killed in action in the Somme battlefields. Sadly his brother John also perished in the war.
AldredJohnGunner161112Battery A, 291st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery25 Hall Street, Southport22/05/191734H.A.C Cemetery, Ecoust-St, Mein Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was killed in action by enemy fire. One of his comrades wrote to his mother - I do hope that you find some consolation in the fact that didn't suffer, and that the end was very peaceful. He was buried by the battery with honour and his comrades fashioned a cross for his grave. His brother Fred was also killed in action.

AlexanderBenjaminPrivate 490211 Casualty Clearing Station Royal Army Medical CorpsDrumragh, Tyrone17/07/1915Lancashire Landing Cemetery, TurkeyBenjamin is listed as killed in action in Gallipoli.
AllmarkJohnApprentice Merchant Service. SS Sagamore (Liverpool)70 Kensington Road, Southport03/03/191716Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was killed in action when SS sagamore was sunk by a enemy sunmarine of the Irish coast. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AltyAlbertLance Corporal11722South Lancashire Regiment88 Duke Street, Southport21/10/191629Grandcourt Road Cemetery, GrandcourtAlbert was the son of William and Selina Alty; and the husband of Jean Frances Alty, of 88, Duke St., Southport. Albert was reported as wounded and missing, then killed in action, in the trenches. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AltyPeterPrivate5234113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment09/04/1917Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines. Pas de Calais, FrancePeter is listed as killed in action.
AndersonJonas WilliamMajorColdstream Guards and 3rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical CorpRawlinson Road, Southport26/03/191843Bac-Du-Sud British cemetery, Bailleul, FranceJonas was formerly attached to the Coldstream Guards, where he was awarded the Military Cross; the honour was conferred upon him by The King at Buckingham Palace. He was awarded the distinction for ‘saving lives under fire’. He was also mentioned in despatches. Jonas had served in France since the beginning of the war.

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AndrewsGeorgePrivate71872nd Battalion, Scots Guards14 Athole Grove, Southport11/12/191629Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThe Southport Visiter reported George's death 30th Dec 1916; New has been received that Private George Andrew of the Scots Guards, the only surviving son of Mrs Sumner? was killed in action on December 11th. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AndrewsJohn EdwardPrivate28536015th Battalion,?Welsh Regiment37 Everton Road, Southport07/09/191736Dozinghem Military CemeteryJohn was the son of George and Ruth Andrews, late of Manchester and the husband of Daisy McClure Andrews, John was killed in action on the battlefield surrounding Ypres. Before the war he was the scorer for Birkdale Cricket Club. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ArkwrightJohnSapper7843517th Division. Signal Coy. Royal Engineers404 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, Wigan19/05/191732Athies Communal Cemetery ExtensionJohn was the son of Elizabeth and the late William Arkwright, of Ormskirk. Husband of Susannah Arkwright, of 404 Ormskirk Rd., Pemberton, Wigan. He was killed in acton.
ArmitageWilliam HaroldLieutenant9th Battalion, Yorkshire RegimentKnowsley Road, Southport22/05/191624Tranchee de Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette, FranceWilliam was killed in action. He was awarded the military cross in 1916, on New Year's Eve he successfully led a wire cutting expedition. Read more about HaroldMilitary Cross
Ascroft (Murphy)ThomasPrivate11108th Battalion Canadian Infantry12 Post Office Avenue, Southport 25/04/191541Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was reported as missing in action. He is one of the almost 55,000 service men, who have no known grave remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. He left a widow, Mary. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AshallJamesPrivate472821st?Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentKew Road, Birkdale14/03/191732Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was killed in action, he had been at the front for 6 months. He enlisted for service in Seaforth.
AshbyBernard HarryLance Corporal 1281119th Battalion,?Manchester RegimentNew Jerusalem Church, Southport. 23/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBernard was reported missing in action on 23rd July, and was later reported killed. Mr Ashby was informed that his son had not be traced as a prisoner of war; under the circumstances he was now presumed dead.
AshcroftArthur Private22811st/9th?Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18/09/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur was the step-brother of Joseph Rimmer, of 240, Jubilee Cottages, Clock Face, St. Helens, Lancs.
AshcroftGeorgeLieutenant5th?Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire RegimentGore House, Maghull31/07/191721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge completed his training in November 1916, and was killed less than a year later at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, which was part of the Battle of Passchendaele.
AshcroftHarrySapper81975201st Field Coy. (County Palatine) Royal Engineers94 Warren Road, Southport20/12/191534Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Harry went to the front in November 1915, and went straight to the trench. About 10 days later he contracted a 'chill'. On Thursday he was sent to hospital in Rouen, suffering from pneumonia. He died on Monday morning, leaving a widow and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AshingtonHenry Sherard OsbornListed as Temporary Lieutenant/Acting CaptainEast Yorkshire RegimentWest Hill House, Harrow31/01/1917Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceHenry's death was announced in The Times, the obituary recalled his athletic prowess, including that fact that he? was included in the English Olympic team at Stockholm in 1912. Captain Ashington had previously been wounded in the leg by a German bomb splinter in 1916.
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AshtonRobertStoker 1st ClassK16724HMS Amphion 06/08/191421 Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, EnglandRobert was killed when HMS Amphion struck a mine off the Suffolk coast. The mine exploded her forebridge, killing all those inside. Whilst lowering the boats to abandon ship there was another explosion, which destroyed the ship. Robert died alongside 1 officer, 150 men and 18 German prisoners.
AshcroftFrederick GilesSecond LieutenantMachine Gun Corps (Infantry)29 King Street, Southport16/08/191729Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderer, BelgiumFrederick was killed in action on 16th August 1917. He joined up in 1914 as a private with the King's Liverpool Regiment, rising through the ranks. He obtained his commission in February 1917, and went to France in May that year. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AshworthRichard FoleyGunnerL/24474"D" Battery. 14th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery49 Lawson Street, Southport14/04/191727Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceRichard was a Southport policeman, prior to the war. In May 1915 he was serving in Egypt, and was drafted to France in March 1916. Richard was poisoned by a gas shell, and died at a nearby casualty clearing station. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AspinallWilliamCorporal13/31013th Battalion,?East Yorkshire Regiment35 Poplar Street, Blowick, Southport13/11/1916Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, FranceWilliam was killed in action in France, the sad news was conveyed in a letter from his commanding officer to his parents.?Earlier in his army career, he received a Distinguished Conduct Medal for 'Bravery in the Field' after successfully carry out a bombing raid and bringing back several wounded comrades. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.DCM
AthertonAlfredPrivate3799712th Battalion,? West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)14 Wesley Street, Southport 10/05/191724Arras Memorial, France?Alfred joined up in January 1916, and was sent to France. He was killed in action, his commanding officer wrote that 'He died gallantly doing his duty for King and Country'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AtkinsonJames BarretLance Sergeant3992215th Battalion,? Cheshire Regiment81 Poulton Road, Southport24/10/191719Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderer, Belgium James (Jim) had been in France for two years when he was killed in action. He was shot and died instantaneously, five yard from the German line he was attacking. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AtkinsonWilliam ErnestSecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, Tank Corps12/04/191825Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium?William was killed in action in Belgium. He enlisted in December 1915, and rapidly rose through the ranks. He was promoted to Sergeant in August 1916, and gained his commission in July 1917. By profession William was a teacher
AughtonJohnPrivate160076th Battalion,?Royal Irish Regiment48 Lytham Road, Southport16/08/191720Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderer, BelgiumJohn was killed when a shell exploded next to him as he was entering a trench, he was killed instantaneously. John enlisted to the King's Liverpool Regiment in February, later transferring to the Royal Irish, he was sent to France in June 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
AughtonEdmund WadsworthStoker 1st ClassK/13240HMS Invincible54 Eastbourne Road, Birkdale31/05/191621Portsmouth Naval Memorial, PortsmouthEdmund was killed at the Battle of Jutland on 21st May 1916 whilst serving aboard HMS Invincible.
AustinWilliam ?RobertPrivate6558410th Labour Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Sidney Street, Newport, South Wales23/02/191738 St Woolos Cemetery, Newport , Monmouthshire, UKWilliam died of pneumonia at the Military Hospital, Oswestry. He left a widow, Emily.
BaileyErnestSecond Lieutenant (Temporary)21st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBeechfield, Hornby Road, Blackpool28/10/1916Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, FranceErnest was reported as missing, later changed to killed in action. He was the third son of Mr & Mrs Bailey.
BaileyThomasPrivate51831/7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment2 Furness Avenue, Southport09/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceTom was a gardener at the outbreak of war, and enlisted in Southport. He lived in Formby and died in France, on the Somme battlefield just days before his 19th birthday. He was the son of Margaret Bailey, a widow. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BainesJohnPrivate494364th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Back Virginia Street, Southport 02/05/191738Mont Huon, Le Triport Military Cemetery, Seine Maritime, FranceJohn died of his wounds in France. He was?well-known in the Southport area as he had a news stand at Chapel Street Station. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallCyril BurgessCorporal605977Royal Fusiliers29 Maple Street, Southport25/10/191822Conches-En-Ouche Communal Cemetery, France. Cyril was a corporation employee at the time of enlistment and was a member of Mornington Road Sunday School. 10 days prior to his death Cyril had written that he had just recovered from Flu, it is not known if he relapsed as the circumstances of his death are unknown. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallGeorge W.Private5248713th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment25 Hawthorne Grove, Southport18/10/1916Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, FranceGeorge had been serving in the Local Territorial for about five years prior to the war, he was employed in a local Boot Shop. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallHenry FrederickPrivate20249211th?Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceHenry was killed in action in the Flavy de Martel area, France. He was a member of St Simon and St Jude’s Church.
BallJames EcclesQuartermaster Sergeant1874212th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment72 Princes Street, Southport10/09/191522St Sever Cemetery, RouenDied from gunshot wounds to both legs. He was the son of David Henry Ball and Mary Alice Ball. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Ball John EdwardWireless OperatorRoyal Navy 198 Portland Street, Southport29/03/191920His place of burial is unknownJohn served as a Wireless Operator with the Royal Navy but no records of his service have survived. He died of Malaria at home on the 29th March 1919. Probate of his estate was obtained at London on the 5th June 1918 by Gilbert Henry Rimmer, painter and decorator. His effects were valued at £3530 7s 9d (£210, 000 at current values.) The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallJohn HenryPrivate10771st/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment35 Southbank Road, Southport23/09/191626Delville Wood Cemetery, LonguevalJohn was killed by an enemy shell at the front line. Before enlisting he was a porter for Boots Cash Chemists. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallSamuelPrivate4220212th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment14/06/1918Tournai Communal Cemetery, Allied Extension, Hainaut, BelgiumBorn in Marshside, Samuel's his battalion were at Cassell in Northern France. He is commemorated on the Emmanuel Church War Memorial.
BallWilliamPrivate219068th Battalion, King's Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment23 Bury Road, Southport23/03/191827Bucquoy Road Cemetery, FicheuxWilliam was killed in action. Before enlisting he was employed at the Formby Power Station. Son of Mr and Mrs Nathan Ball. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallWilliamPrivate35894810th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment77 Shaftesbury Avenue, Birkdale, Southport04/05/191739Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, FranceWilliam was the husband of Catherine Ball, he was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BallWilliamSergeant97474154th Field Company Field EngineersSouthport17/05/1918St Sever Cemetery Extension, RouenWilliam was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took a small party of infantry, ammunition and bombs up to the front line while under heavy fire. He led his party forward in a counter attack and held the ground gained. He did fine work. He was killed in actionMilitary Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal
BamforthThomas JamesPrivate2024975th Battalion King’s Liverpool RegimentLived in Southport01/05/191741Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres, Nord, FranceBorn in Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, Thomas was killed in action in France.
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BandLawrenceLieutenant 17th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment28/04/191731Cherisy Road East Cemetery, Heninel, FranceFrom Liverpool, Lawrence was a trained surveyor and helped create the camp at Formby and established the firm of Band, Smith and Company of Lord Street, Liverpool. He joined his regiment in France and one month later was killed in action.
BardswellHamilton AinsworthLieutenant 1/10th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment37 Alexander Road, Southport30/11/191734Cambrian Memorial, FranceHamilton was reported wounded and missing after fighting at Epehy near Cambrai. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BarkbyHartleySecond Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery01/08/191619Buried Peronne Road Cemetery, Mericourt, FranceHartley was killed in action. He was born in Nelson but educated in Southport. Was to have entered Trinity College, Cambridge.
BarkerHaroldPrivate 2197520th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and Reserve Cavalry3 Virginia Street, Southport12/10/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePrivate Harold Barker was reported as killed in action. He joined the forces at the beginning of the war. Prior to that he was in France. He was 26 and a joiner before enlisting. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BarlowGeoffrey PetrieSecond Lieutenant 6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)Weld Road, Birkdale02/09/191722Philosophe British Cemetery, MazingarbeGeoffrey was killed in action. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs J J Barlow, Weld Road, Birkdale. Employed by the Royal Insurance Co., Liverpool before enlisting. Military Cross
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BarlowPeterPrivate 75645th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment09/01/1917Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportBorn in Birkdale, Southport, Peter died at home following repatriation.
BarnettRalph ThurlbySecond Lieutenant 2 Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers52 Talbot Street, Southport12/10/191622Thiepval Cemetery, Somme, FranceRalph was killed in action at Transloy Ridge. Mr William and Mrs Edna Barnett received a telegram from the war officer, intimating that their son was killed in action on 12th October. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BarracloughJosephPrivate 35911710th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment24/09/191719Wimereux Communal CemeteryThe son of John and Blanche Ann Barrowclough, Joseph died of his wounds.
BarronNormanSapper4493088th Field Company Royal Engineers39 Station Road, Ainsdale, Southport13/09/191520Helles Memorial, GallipoliThe son of Mrs. Ellen Barron and the late Thomas Barron, Norman died of exhaustion on a hospital ship following an acute attack of dysentery,?on the way to the front. He was buried at sea.
BartonAlbertPrivate 25747th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Wrights Terrace, Birkdale15/11/191527Annezin Communal Cemetery, FranceThe son of Hugh and Mary Barton, Albert died from a bullet wound to the head. The same bullet also killed Peter Williams, who was a good friend of Albert. They had joined up together at the outbreak of war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BartonGeorgeCorporal187014th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSouthport23/11/191725Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumSon of the late John Henry and Mary Ellen Barton, George was employed at Whiteside's Garage, Roe Lane before enlistment. He received a bullet wound to the head and was killed instantly.
BartonHenryPrivate 2659527th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment65 Compton Road, Birkdale, Southport09/07/191819Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, FranceHenry was killed in action. He was born, lived and enlisted in Southport Henry was the son of Mr. James Barton. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BartonJohnLance Corporal A/120King's Royal Rifle Corps28 Hart Street, Southport30/07/191520Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action at Hooge. Before enlisting he was employed by Southport Corporation Highways Department. John was killed in an attempt to re-taking trenches from the enemy under heavy fire. He was hit by shrapnel and died instantly. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BassWiliamPrivate 307831King's Liverpool Regiment140 Portland Street, Southport28/09191628Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was reported missing, presumed killed in action. He was the son of Thomas and Elisabeth Bass, William was employed at Thorp's Cambridge Arcade. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BastowDavidSapper 177876129th Field Company, Royal EngineersVirginia Street, Southport11/06/191737Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumDavid died of wounds received in action. David was married with children and prior to enlisting had spent three years in Australia.
BatesSamuel HaroldSergeant 61715th Battalion, Royal WarwicksEdgbaston, Birmingham28/08/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceSamuel was killed in action. Samuel was son of John Bates of 22 Station Road, Ainsdale. Born and bred in Edgbaston he was engaged at Lord's as a professional cricketer prior to enlisting.
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BattyEdwin GarnettGunner137656Royal Field Artillery6 Derwent Avenue, West Didsbury17/05/191739Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, FranceEdwin was killed in action at Vimy. According to the Southport Visiter 9/6/1917, Edwin was the grandson of Alderman Batty of Manchester and a businessman of some repute in both Manchester and Liverpool.
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BaxendaleWilliamCorporal 7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment71 Bedford Road, Birkdale25/09/191635Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAccording to the Southport Visiter 12/10/1916, William came over from Canada, where he was the manager of a restaurant, to enlist in the British Army. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BaxterRobertPrivate 103168Machine Gun CorpsNew Lane Banks Southport02/12/191726The Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium Robert was killed in action on the battlefield of Ypres. He was well known in the Banks area and news of his death was received with great sadness
BeardwoodHarold BennettLance Corporal 539501st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers06/05/191729Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, FranceHarold died of wounds to the leg. His younger brother Lance Corporal Edward Beardwood also perished in the fighting, according to the Southport Visiter 15/5/1917.
BeaumontPercySergeant 2249020th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers62 Portman Road, Wavertree, Liverpool.01/10/191638Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, FrancePercy was killed in action in France. He left behind a widow, Henrietta.
BeckettFred PrestonCompany Sergeant Major 17th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment19/10/191634Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceAccording to the Southport Visiter 26/10/1916, Fred enlisted in the 'Pals' shortly after was broke out and had been at the front for a year before he died. He had been captain of Southport & Birkdale Cricket Club for several seasons.
BellFrancis HowardLance Corporal 46468647th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force13/01/191721Villiers Station Cemetery, Villiers-au-Bois, FranceAccording to the Southport Visiter 1/2/1917, Francis was educated at Merchant Taylors School in Crosby and went out to Vancouver to join the Canadian contingent. He transferred twice to be drafted abroad more quickly. Francis was killed in action.
BellHenryLieutenant 1st Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force34 Hope Street, Southport28/09/191826Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, FranceAccording to the Southport Visiter 19/10/1918, Henry emigrated with his family to Canada when he was 18 years old. Just prior to his death, Henry was on leave in Southport and presumably staying with his aunt, who reported his death in the local paper. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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BellSydney JamesLieutenant 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment2 Bickerton Road, Birkdale13/10/191622Southport Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, EnglandAccording to several articles in the Southport Visiter between 14/12/1915 and 14/10/1916 - Sydney joined the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps following a distinguished academic career studying law which saw him awarded the Scott scholarship. Then worth ?57, it would be worth over ?6,000 in 2018. Sydney was wounded in the head and back by a shell and was sent home to a hospital in Manchester, where he died. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BembridgeAlfredPrivate4040183rd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force10 Tithebarn Road, Southport12/06/191625The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Alfred was the only son of Alfred Bembridge Sr. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BennettJohn GeorgePrivate 3945813th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment51a Eastbank Street, Southport31/08/1918The Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France In a letter to his mother, his superior officer wrote of John that he was carrying a wounded man to safety when a shell burst nearby killing him and another stretcher bearer instantly. Before the war he was a news vendor in Nevill Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BennettJosephPrivate 5838116th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers81 Banastre Road, Southport18/09/191819The Vis-En-Artois Memorial, FranceJoseph was killed in action he was the eldest son of Private Sidney Bennett, who was serving in France. Before enlisting Joseph worked for Smedley Hydro. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BennionThomasCompany Sergeant Major 1939012th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment07/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was killed in action on the Battlefields of the Somme.
BenthamRobertPrivate1395103rd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force12/06/1916The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.Robert was killed in action on the Battlefield of Ypres, he is one of the 55,000 servicemen remembered of the Menin Gate Memorial, who have no known grave.
BentleyWilliam RonaldRifleman 2426841st and 6th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment31/07/1917The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium William was killed in action on the Battlefield of Ypres. He is one of the 55,000 servicemen remembered of the Menin Gate Memorial, who have no known grave.
BeresfordHarryLance Corporal 1811812th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment39 Warren Road, High Park03/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, FranceAccording to the Southport Visiter 16/9/1916, Harry was a conductor on Southport's Tramcars and had lived with his aunt prior to enlisting.
BerryJohn (Jack)Private 2669287th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment59 Edward Street, Farnworth, Lancashire03/05/191821Houchin British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France John was killed in action near Houchin, France.
BerryOswald WilliamLieutenant Royal Flying Corps (9th King's Own Scottish Borderers)2 Hesketh Road, Southport08/04/191724Cabouret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France Oswald and his observer left the airfield for an afternoon offensive patrol when he flew into an enemy formation near eterpigny, Arras. they were shot down by German ace Fritz Otto Bernert. Oswald was killed instantly, his observer didn't recovered from his injuries. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BethamGeorge HerbertPrivate2652416th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentAltcar New Road20/07/191729Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceGeorge died for his wounds. He had joined the KLR in the early days of the war and had seen a good deal of fighting. George was a gardener before enlisting.
BibbyAlfredPrivate 106363Machine Gun Corps24/03/1918Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceAlfred died in action during the heavy fighting in the spring of 1918.
BibbyCharles LesliePrivate 1578417th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment17/08/1916Abbeville Communal Cemetery, FranceCharles died of wounds received in action.
BimsonJohnPrivate58488th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment17/12/191625Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action on the Battlefield of Ypres.
BirdP. T.Sergeant WR/50093Inland Water Transport Royal Engineers48 Tulketh Street Southport27/09/191929Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandSargeant Bird was part of the Inland Water Transport which was established to deal with transportation along the canals and waterways in France and Belgium. He must have been injured and sent back to England for treatment. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BlackburnFrankLieutenant East Lancashire Regiment10 Walmer Road Birkdale24/10/191722Tyne Cot, Memorial, West Vlaanderen,BelgiumFrank was the nephew of Counsellor John Smith J. P. of Milnrow, Southport. He enlisted in 1914 and went to France in 1915. In 1916 he was invalided to hospital near Bristol. Once recovered he gained his commission and returned to France with the 15th Machine Gun Corp. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BlackburnNorman Henry GershornLieutenant Royal Berkshire Regiment23/10/1918Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, FranceLondon Gazette 01/01/1919: [Military Cross awarded to Henry Blackburn] for conspicuous gallantry and distinguished leadership on 24th August 1918, in the attack on the crater at La Boiselle. He bombed one enemy machine gun team, and put a second team out of action with his revolver. His platoon encountered and dealt with twelve machine guns and took 150 prisoners.Military Cross
BlackhurstHenryPrivate 26574012th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment27 St Johns Road, Birkdale, Southport20/11/191723Cambrai Memorial, FranceHenry enlisted when war broke out, he was twice wounded returning to the front line once recovered. He was killed in action. Before the war Henry was a clerk with Messrs. Burgons Limited. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BlackwellArthurGunner202609Tank Corps 9th Battalion23/07/1918 The Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur was killed while driving a tank operating with French infantry. Arthur's officer wrote that the tank was hit by several enemy shells and was either killed outright or subsequently burned to death by fire from the petrol tank. Arthur was survived by his wife and two children.
BlacowHarryPrivate1543610th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment13/08/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceHarry died from from wounds received on the Battlefields of the Somme, most probably at the 36th Casualty Clearing Station, which buried its dead at Heilly Station Cemetery.
BlanchardCharles WCorporal 3606099th Battalion Royal Scots84 Duke Street, Southport23/07/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was wounded at Ypres in May 1915 but survived. He was reported missing in July 1916 and subsequently reported as Killed in Action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BlandyClaude Reginald BoueLieutenant South Lancashire Regiment4 Delamere Road, Ainsdale19/04/191628 Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportThe Southport Visiter 20/4/1916 reported that Claude had died of heart failure following an attack of pneumonia. He was home on leave from France at the time of his death.
Boue-Blandy Stella RoseSister Sister Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service4 Delamere Road, Ainsdale13/01/191932Birkdale Cemetery,SouthportAt the outbreak of war Stella joined the Queen Alexandra's Nursing Service, serving in France, Egypt and Palestine. She was discharged from duty whilst based in Palestine,?December 1918 and succumbed to pneumonia in January 1919.
BleaseFrederickPrivate 286111st Battalion East Surrey Regiment10/10/1917Tyne Cot, Memorial, West Vlannderen, BelgiumFrederick was killed in action on the battlefield of Ypres.
BlundellJohnSergeant CMT/3463Royal Army Service Corps9 Poplar Street, Blowick, Southport08/04/191830Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, FranceJohn was wounded and died in France. He left behind his wife, Lily. John's brother Private Robert Blundell M. M. was severely wounded and died in May 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BlundellJ RPrivate King's Liverpool Regiment
BlundellRichardPioneer204570Royal Engineers (Pigeon Service)149 Heysham Road, Southport01/11/191827Etaples Military Cemetery.Richard died ten days before Armistice Day, he had been working for the carrier pigeon service. Pigeons were used to transport messages back to their home coop behind the lines. Richard died at the No. 56 General Hospital, which was located in Etaples. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BlundellRobertPrivate1243313th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentSquare House Lane, Banks03/05/191726The Arras Memorial, FranceRobert was awarded the Military Medal for gallant duty under heavy shell fire. Military Medal
BlundellThomasPrivate 2661419th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment8 Chase Heyes, Southport18/09/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas went to the front three months before he died. He was listed as missing initially but following an enquiry from Miss Isherwood, a 'young lady friend' of Thomas's, a letter was received stating that a shell had burst in Thomas's vicinity and his body had not been recovered. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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BoltonEdwardSub Lieutenant Hood Battalion Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve94 Hampton Road, Southport03/11/191725Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdward fought at Gallipoli, Calonne and Passchendaele, where he was killed by a piece of shrapnel. He served two years and six months and was fighting for the entirety. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BoltonJohnPrivate 47457th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment119 Hart Street, Southport07/09/191621Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme, France.John was a well known local footballer who was part of the Blowick team when they won the Shield. He was killed by a gunshot wound to the back. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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BondAlbertGunner 15999458th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery220 Rufford Road, Crossens03/06/191719Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceAlbert died of wounds in the field. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BondJohnPrivate 40802113th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force96 Shakespeare Street, Southport16/05/191632Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, BelgiumJohn played at St. Johns (Birkdale) football team and worked for Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company before emigrating to Canada. He worked as an electrician before enlisting. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BondRalph RiddellPrivate 2658381st and 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment55 King Street, Southport31/07/191746Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.Southport Visiter: Remembered in the Roll of Honour "Dearly beloved husband of Rose Bond./Somewhere in France in a soldiers grave/Lies my dear husband amongst the brave/My great sorrow none can tell/To part with him I loved so well. Sadly missed by his loving wife and little son and daughter, Harry and Queenie, 55 King Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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BondThomasPrivate 173251st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment22 Sandon Road, Birkdale10/04/191727Duisans British Cemetery, FranceThomas had been a steward on the Cunard liners for six years prior to enlisting. He died of a shell wound in the abdomen. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BondWilliamPrivate 2668159th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers22 Sandon Road, Birkdale20/09/191724Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlannderen, BelgiumWilliam is one of the almost 55,000 service commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial, whose bodies were never recovered. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BonnerSingletonMajor 1st Battalion South Staffordshire RegimentThe Lodge, Whittington, Lichfield01/05/191737Etaples Military Cemetery, FranceAccording to the Southport Visiter 10/5/1917, Singleton was wounded on 23rd April 1917 and died just over a week later. He had fought in the South African war and was decorated for his service. Singleton married Sisely Park in November 1904 and was three times mentioned in dispatches during World War One. He received the Distinguished Service Order 'For particularly good and gallant services rendered at Festubert from 16th to 18th May 1915, when he showed a fine example in coolness, bravery and power of command.' Distinguished Service Order
BoothWilliam ThomasLance Corporal 30783719th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment10 Norfolk Road, Birkdale, Southport30/03/191832Savy British Cemetery, Ainse FranceWilliam was the son of Richard James and Ann Stott Booth, of Darwen; and the husband of Ellen Louise Booth. He was killed while on active duty. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BowlesJohnSergeant 2656621st/9th Battalion Kings Liverpool RegimentChatham Road, Birkdale22/09/191723Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn received the Military Medal for bravery in the field. He was drafted to France in 1915, and was then reported to have been wounded in the elbow. He was killed in action in 1917. Before the war he worked for a mineral water manufacturer. Military Medal
BoyesEdgarPrivate 7428519th Labour Company/King's Liverpool Regiment30/10/1917Solferino Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdgar was born in Adelaide, Australia, and enlisted in Liverpool. He died in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
BradburyDennis John FreelandLieutenant King's Own Royal Lancaster RegimentAbbey Lodge, 105 Beche Road, Cambridge15/11/191619Mailly Wood Cemetery, FranceDennis was the son of Patrick Joseph O'Leary Bradbury, M.A. (Director of Education) and Ellen Mary Bradbury, of Jamaica, British West Indies. Born at Antigua, British West Indies. He died of injuries at a base hospital in France.
BradburyJames ErnestPrivate 21007420th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force30 Pine Grove, Southport25/05/191823Wally Orchard Cemetery, FranceJames was employed by J. Ripley Jewellers, Chapel Street and went out to Canada in 1913, aged 18 years. He enlisted in Welland, Ontario in 1915. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BradeHughPrivate 20155611th Battalion Manchester RegimentBanks Road, Crossens, Southport29/09/191733Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlannderen, BelgiumHugh joined the King's Liverpool Regiment on the outbreak of war but was discharged. He offered his services again in October 1915, serving in Egypt and France.
BradeRobertPrivate 27927th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment34 Clifford Road, Birkdale15/05/1915Arras Road Cemetery,Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert was initially reported as being missing in action, on the 9th April. The records show that he was killed in action at the Battle of Festubert. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ann Brade.
BradleyGeorge HenryCorporal 2407216th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment11 Claremont Road, Birkdale, Southport02/02/191720Southport Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportOn 19/9/1916, the Southport Visiter reported that George had been wounded in the head and was in hospital in Plymouth. He died at home four months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BradshawArthurSapper11311st East Lancashire Field Company Royal Engineers31 Lethbridge Road, Southport11/06/191522Commemorated on The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey Arthur died of wounds in the Dardanelles. Prior to enlisting, he worked for an engineering firm in Manchester. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BradshawAustinLance Corporal25727th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment35 Chatham Road, Birkdale25/09/1916Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, FranceAustin died of his wounds at the front after being reported missing.
BradshawCharles HerbertSergeant 2405326th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentMarsh Cottage, Three Tuns Lane, Formby, Liverpool21/03/191820Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles enlisted at the outbreak of war and was mentioned in dispatches.
BramwellPercySergeant 33916Royal Field Artillery04/10/191426Vendresse British Cemetery, FrancePercy had been in the Royal Field Artillery for over ten years. He was the son of Mr. Sydney Bramwell, Assistant Overseer for the Poor for Southport.
BrennanJohn HankinsonPrivate8129Royal Army Medical Corps10 Palmerston Road, Southport18/09/191624Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt; John died suddenly after a severe attack of appendicitis while serving in Egypt. At the time of his death, John's father was serving with the King's Liverpool Regiment. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BreretonRalphApprentice Merchant Service SS Cheviot Range4 Kew Road, Birkdale21/02/191818Tower Hill (Mercantile Marine) Memorial, LondonRalph drowned after a German submarine attacked the S. S. Cheviot Range. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BrethertonThomasPrivate1932612th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment03/09/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme FranceThomas was killed in action on the Battlefields of The Somme.
BrewerJames WoodPrivate 10/9509th Battalion Wellington Infantry Regiment (New Zealanders)14 Derby Road, Southport08/08/1915Chunuk Bair Memorial, Anzac, GallipoliJames enlisted in New Zealand shortly after war broke out and trained with his battalion in Egypt. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BrewertonAugustineLieutenant 12th Battalion Middlesex Regiment26/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, FranceAugustine left a position in Rio de Janeiro to enlist when war broke out. He had been on the Commercial staff of the Southport Visiter before going abroad.
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BriggsJosephPrivate 269391st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment15/11/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph was killed in action on the Battlefield of Ypres.
BrimelowWilliamPrivate 117922nd Battalion 6th Infantry Brigade Australian Imperial Force14 Virginia Street, Southport04/10/191728Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumOn 26th October 1917, The Southport Visiter reported 'The death of William Brimelow '...that '...In February 1916...a bullet broke two ribs, affected his lungs and lodged in the fleshy part of his spine... In February 1917, on recovery, and still carrying a bullet in his spine, he went again to France...'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BrittonFredPrivate 35602010th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment16 Arbour Street, Southport12/08/191627Thiepval Memorial, Somme FranceBefore joining the King's Liverpool Regiment, Fred served with the 6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment for four years. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BroadArthur BPrivate 210262nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers23/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme FranceArthur was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
BrockEric GeorgeCaptain 7th Battalion (Territorial) King's Liverpool Regiment21 Harbord Road, Waterloo, Liverpool31/07/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEric was awarded the Military Cross in 1916 for distinguished service during the Battle of the Somme. The London Gazette reported on 20/10/1916 that the honour was given 'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. When patrolling he found a company without senior officers, and at once took command, organised the defences, and though cut off for two days, finally managed to join up on both flanks.'Military Cross
Brockbank (Brockman)Albert JohnLieutenant 4th Battalion (Territorial) King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment08/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlbert was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
BrocklebankThomas GeoffreyCaptain Royal Horse and Field Artillery (Territorial force)Grizedale Hall, Hawkshead, Lancashire05/08/191633Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec, FranceThomas's occupation prior to the war was Barrister at Law. He was killed in action.
BrookJohn HaroldSapper 461149526th Field Company Royal Engineers115 Duke Street, Southport02/10/191724Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumJohn had been in France for 12 months when he was wounded in battle and he died the following day. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BrookfieldCharlesLance Corporal PO/123 (S)Portsmouth Battalion Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry 12/07/1915Helles Memorial, Gallipoli , TurkeyCharles is also commemorated in Hampton Road United Reformed Church, on a wooden panel from an organ dedicated to men who made the supreme sacrifice. He was killed in action in Gallipoli.
BrookfieldJohn AlbertCorporal L/16646Royal Field Artillery12 St James Street, Southport09/10/191822Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension, FranceJohn was a well known swimmer and was a member of Southport Swimming Club. He was the holder of the cup in 1910. He worked as a fitter at the Vulcan Motor Works, Crossens and enlisted as soon as war broke out. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BrooksHenryLance Corporal 21871st/7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment144a Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale, Southport16/05/191533Le Touret Memorial, FranceHenry had a wife called Florence and enlisted in Bootle. He was killed during the battle of Festubert. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BroomheadRobertPrivate 4348617th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment64 Tulketh Street, Southport11/04/191738St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceRobert was from Appley Bridge near Wigan and was employed by Mrs. Graham, a hairdresser on Corporation Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BrownGilfred ElliottLieutenant 11th Battalion Border Regiment18/11/1916Ten Tree Alley Cemetery, Puisieux, FranceGilfred's older brother Stanley was killed at Gallipoli in June 1915. Gilfred was also at Gallipoli and was wounded during the fighting. He went out to France about two months before he died.
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BrownThomasPrivate 2744Scots Guards163 Hampton Road, Southport11/11/1914Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas had been in the army for seventeen years and received two medals during the South African War. He was a reservist and was called up at the outbreak of war in 1914. He was listed as missing in November 1914 and there are no details as to the circumstances of his death. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BuckJamesPrivate 4834319th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment112 Linaker Street, Southport11/04/191720Warlencourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, FranceJames was the son of Herbert and Ellen Buck. He is listed as killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BuckPercyCorporal 2775232nd/7th Battalion Manchester Regiment181 Kew Road, Birkdale, Southport21/03/191820Pozieres Memorial, FrancePercy was the son of William and Mary Buck. He was listed as killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BuckleyRichardStaff Sergeant S/370290Forage Company (Leeds) Royal Army Service Corps156 Hart Street, Southport07/12/191830Southport Duke Street CemeteryRichard would have been involved in the supply chain for the front line. He was killed in action in France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BulkleyEdmund Burke MabbotCaptain King's Liverpool Regiment72 Victoria Road South, Southsea13/11/191631Buried in Peshawar; Commemorated on the Delhi Memorial, IndiaThe Southport Visiter reported on 21/11/1916 that Edmund had died of dysentery in India. He had joined the King's Liverpool Regiment in August 1906.
BurfordClarence ReginaldSergeant 4354013th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers15 Bath Street, Southport10/05/191830Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceClarence had only recently married Winifred when he was reported as killed in action. He had been in the furnishing trade prior to the outbreak of war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BurnettHarry SeddonGunner 118190Royal Field Artillery10 Bold Street, Southport29/04/191821Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, BelgiumHarry was killed instantaneously after a shell splinter pierced his head. Described by his captain as a 'very cheerful, and a most efficient gunner' and that his death 'is regretted by all ranks'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
BurnettRobertCaptain King's Liverpool Regiment31 Marlborough Road, Tuebrook, Liverpool09/11/191648Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolRobert was the husband of Beatrice Burnett.
BurnsChristopherSapper 58151st Siege Company Royal Engineers25/09/191529Rue-Du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas-de-Calais, FranceA newsvendor in Southport, Christopher had been at the front for nearly eleven months when he was killed in action.
BurnsJohnCompany Sergeant Major1894213th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment8b Chatham Road, Birkdale16/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWhen he died, John left behind a wife and six children. A comrade wrote to his wife saying 'He (John) will be sorely missed by all the old men of the battalion, what are left of us.'
BurrowsWilliamPrivate 181991st Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment10/03/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam is listed as killed in action.
BuryHaroldPrivate 16594Scots Guards254 Stanley Park, Anfield23/08/191826Bucquoy Road Cemetery, FranceHarold was the son of a Southport postman and was expected home on leave when news of his death was received.
BuryHarryPrivate 26907th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment121 Cambridge Road, Southport11/08/191622Flatiron Copse Cemetery, FranceHarry's cousin Private William McKie (Mac) was killed by the same shell which caused Harry's death while they were on 'special duty - company runners; rather trying work.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ButterfieldAlfred FallowsLance Sergeant 3563481st/10th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment77 Dinorwic Road, Birkdale30/11/191725Cambrai Memorial, FranceAlfred was awarded the Military Medal on 29/07/1917 when he was at Passchendaele (3rd Battle of Ypres). He died as prisoner of war in Germany but the cause of his death is unknown. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
ButterworthHarold WildPrivate 24677th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment437 Lord Street, Southport04/07/191529Cambrin Military Cemetery, FranceHarold was killed by a shell and his comrade, Private William Morris, wrote to Harold's sister saying 'I helped to bury him last night behind Brigade Headquarters along with his chums and it nearly broke my heart. I managed to get some flowers to put on his grave.' Harold had had a letter published in the Southport Visiter on 27/5/1915 in which he states: Southport has been hit heavily in the engagement, (battle of Festubert) and the town should know through the local papers how gallantly her sons fought under murderous conditions and, what is more, came through victoriously. Before the Germans are pushed back thousands of lives must inevitably be sacrificed, but then if successful the price will be ungrudgingly paid.
ButterworthJohnSergeant 2043642nd/5th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers20/11/1917Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
ButterworthReginaldPrivate 24047th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment3 Wesley Street, Southport20/05/1915Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceReginald was wounded in the head on May 16th 1915 and died four days later in No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, Chocques. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CadwellAlbertPrivate 52799th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment106 High Park Road, Southport19/09/191638Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme, FranceAlbert was called up six months prior to his death and had been at the front just eleven weeks. He had been a tailor for 24 years and had lived with his sister Mrs. Halsall before being in the army. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CadwellHaroldLance Corporal 331942nd Battalion Manchester RegimentIvy Cottage, Roe Lane, Southport29/08/191829St. Cuthbert Churchyard, SouthportHarold was a professional golfer and club-maker who was wounded by a gunshot to the eyes. He was repatriated and his parents visited him before he passed away. Read more about Harold
CadwellJames CharlesPrivate 4271017th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment79 Old Park Lane, Southport09/04/191719Henin Crucifix Cemetery, FranceBefore enlisting, James was employed by Fairhurst's drapers, Eastbank Street. He was killed during a charge with his battalion. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CadwellJohn JosephPrivate 2949218th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentSchool Road, Southport18/10/191622Warlencourt British Cemetery, France; John was reported missing on 18th October 1916. He had been in the army about 18 months. He worked in the Southport area as a gardener.
CadwellThomasPrivate 494234th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment46 Lytham Road, Marshside, Southport03/02/191731Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Thomas died seven months after joining the army. Husband to Mary, he was a well known local footballer and had been secretary of the Marshside Football Club for a number of years. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CainThomasPrivate 30364912th Battalion Manchester Regiment57 Liverpool Road, Birkdale02/09/191821A. I. F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, FranceThomas joined the army in January 1917 and served in the Manchester Regiment in France for 7 months. Prior to enlisting, he was employed by Mr. G. S. Packer, and architect on Eastbank Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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CainesWilliam HenryPrivate 107691st Battalion, Duke of Cormwall's Light infantry23/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
Calton (Colton)Frederick JohnPetty Officer1Royal Navy75 Portland Street, Southport12/01/191819Portsmouth Naval Memorial, HampshireFrederick was 19 when he joined the Royal Navy. He was a wireless telegraphist on board the H.M.S Opal. He drowned, along with 77 other crew members, when the vessel was lost in a storm on the coast of Scotland. Before joining the Navy, he was an apprentice for Messrs. Fairbridge and Hatch, builders. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CampbellJohn JamesDriver82882Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)03/06/1917Buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn enlisted in October 1916. He had been in France just six weeks when he died of his wounds, in a dressing station. He left behind a wife and child.
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CarrCharlesPrivate 154178th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire26/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was one of the 72,000 men who died in the battlefields of the Somme and have no known grave.
CarrCharles WilliamPrivate 24285512th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment18 Oak Street, Southport21/12/191725Cologne Southern Cemetery, GermanyCharles was reported as missing in the Southport Visiter on 19/1/1918. He was buried behind the enemy lines, so must have been a prisoner of war when he died. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CarrJohnPrivate 2657141st/7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment31 Brade Street, Crossens, Southport15/06/191720Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, BelgiumJohn was the son of Charles and Jane Carr. He enlisted in the RFA in 1915 and proceeded to France. He was taken prisoner on 27th May, and died some three months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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CartmanJames VictorLieutenant 5th Battalion (Territorial) King's Liverpool Regiment18 Saunders Street, Southport19/06/191826Sandpits British Cemetery, Labeuvriere, FranceJames was the only son of Charles Edward and Ada Victoria Cartman. He was killed in action during the German offensive in 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CartmelClaude StanleyLance Corporal 3262nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment14/01/1915 Menin Gate Memorial,Ypre, Belgium.Claude left behind a wife and child when he was killed in action in Belgium.
CartwrightJamesPrivate 329387th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment17/10/191525Loos Memorial, FranceJames was hit by a shell according to Private J. Rimmer who wrote: 'Another pal of ours has gone under. He got hit with a piece of shell, poor fellow.' Isabella and James' father were in doubt as to the truth of James' death as they has both received correspondence from him on the date he was reported to have died stating that he was quite well.
CaswellErnestPrivate 10988th Battalion Winnipeg Rifles Canadian Expeditionary Force62 Princes Street, Southport25/04/191521Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium Ernest was reported missing in action during the Second battle of Ypres. The Canadian Record Office later wrote to Ernest and Susie Caswell to inform them that their son was presumed dead. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CaveHenry FawcettPrivate 22727th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment447 Lord Street, Southport16/05/191521Chocques Military Cemetery, FranceHenry's father Mr. Fawcett Caveh received a letter in which fellow soldier Private Harold Butterworth detailed the circumstances of his death: '...poor Harry lost his life in the great attack the British made on the German lines last Saturday midnight...Harry acting as one of the bomb throwers along with our Major, went in advance of the men, and both acted with great courage and bravery before they fell mortally wounded.'
ChaddertonGeorgePrivate 380542nd Battalion Manchester Regiment12 Brade Street, Crossens, Southport04/10/191833Tincourt New British Cemetery, FranceGeorge was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Chadderton, of Oldham; husband of Alice Chadderton. He died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ChadwickHughDriverL/73883rd Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery27 Brade Street, Crossens, Southport04/04/191823Pozieres Memorial, FranceHugh was the son of Mrs Jane Gregson. He was killed in action during a period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Challener (Challenner)William EPrivate 312101st Battalion Devonshire Regiment84 Poulton Road, Southport30/10/191725Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumSouthport Visiter 2/11/1918: 'In loving memory of my dear brother Willie, /killed in action, October 30th 1917. R. I. P. /Torn from my heart, /How I miss him God alone knows. /Ever remembered by his sister and brother George.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Challiner (Challener)Arthur CecilLieutenant 9th Battalion (Territorial) King's Liverpool Regiment25/09/1916Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, FranceArthur was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
ChallinerWilliam HenryLieutenant 1st/9th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment13/08/191621Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec, FranceWilliam was studying architecture at the University of Liverpool when war was declared. He received his commission in May 1915 and was in France by October that year.
ChamberlainPeter AugustineEngineerMerchant Service25/03/191724Tower Hill (Mercantile Marine) Memorial, LondonPeter was aboard the S. S. Adenwen when it was torpedoed by a German submarine on the coast of Ireland. He was one of ten men who drowned as result of the attack but the ship's captain was among the survivors.
ChampnessWalterLance Corporal 35880010th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment9 Promenade, Southport10/04/191830Loos Memorial, FranceWalter had a wife called Elizabeth and three children at the time of his death. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ChapmanStanleyPrivate 26569812th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment40 Halsall Road, Birkdale30/11/191721The Cambrai Memorial, FranceStanley was initially listed as missing. He enlisted in September 1914 and had been wounded in September 1916 and invalided home before returning to the front. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ChartersHenry RimmerGunner118809Royal Horse ArtilleryWynstay, 3 Foster Road, Formby19/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceKilled in action, exact details unconfirmed. Henry was born in 1896 and his parents were William and Jane Charters. In 1911 he was living with his parents in Chapel Lane Formby and was a butcher.
ChartersJamesPrivate531324th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.FSeaview Crescent, Black Rod, Melbourne, Australia04/09/191838Warloy-Baillon Communal Extension, Somme, FranceJames completed his training in Australia, and was sent to France. He was fatally injured while serving in the trenches of Northern France. He died at the Casualty Clearing Station in Warloy Baillon on April 9th 1918.
ChavnerJohn JosephAble Seaman134662H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy Fleet Reserve18/07/191848 Duke Street Cemetery,Southport John was the son of John and Phoebe Chavner, of Lundy Island. He was killed while serving at at HMS Vivid. HMS Vivid was the Royal Naval Reserve training unit in Plymouth.
ChevalierVictor LouisLance Corporal 130477th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment162 Duke Street, Southport23/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, FranceVictor enlisted on the 7th September 1914 at Preston, his occupation was noted as 'draughtsman' and he was single and confirmed that he had no previous military experience. After the war Ann Chevalier took receipt of her sons' 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals and would also have received his Memorial Plaque and Scroll in recognition of his sacrifice. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ChinneryReginald CharlesLieutenant 7th Battalion (Territorial) King's Liverpool Regiment93 Lord Street, Southport31/07/191726Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, BelgiumReginald was wounded in June 1917 and after he recovered he was sent home on leave for ten days. When he returned to the front he was killed almost immediately.
ChristophersGeorge ChristopherPrivate SPTS/79623rd Battalion City of London Regiment Royal FusiliersWhoof House, Elbow Lane, Formby27/07/191638Thiepval Memorial, FranceGeorge was wounded in combat twice before his death in July 1916. He was reported as being a 'traveller' before enlisting in the army; the modern day equivalent would be a travelling salesman.
ClaffRaymondPrivate 423471st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry45 Alexandra Road, Southport14/06/191821Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceRaymond had only been in France for eight weeks before he was fatally shot in the abdomen. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ClarkAlfredDriverMS/1102Royal Army Service Corps77 Milton Street, Southport13/01/191837Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptAlfred left behind a wife and four children when he died in Egypt of 'inflammation of the brain'. Alfred was better known as 'Topping'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ClarkFrankPrivate 128926th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment143a Hart Street, Southport30/09/191824UnknownFrank's stepfather was informed of Frank's death only a week after he had received news that his son Private Charles Davies had been killed. Frank had been in France for three and a half years before his death and was a gardener before enlisting. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ClarkJ HSaddlerRoyal Field Artillery13/01/1916Southport Duke Street Cemetery
ClarkWilliamCorporal 2333372nd Training Squadron Royal Air Force2 Kew Road, Birkdale, Southport03/04/191932Southport Duke Street Cemetery; Commemorated on Hampton Road United Reformed Church wooden panel dedicated to men who made the supreme sacrifice. The Southport Visiter reported on 12th April 1919 that William had served for two years before being taken ill whilst on leave. He was admitted to the military hospital and had a serious operation. The effects of the operation were such that he never fully recovered and his funeral fell on what would have been his 32nd birthday. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ClarkePatrickPrivate 230993rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers18 Chatham Road, Birkdale01/02/1916Epsom Cemetery, Surrey, EnglandPatrick's brother Thomas died six months after Patrick. Their father also served in the forces during the war.
ClarkeThomasPrivate 118481st Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment18 Chatham Road, Birkdale08/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, FranceThomas's brother Patrick died six months before Thomas. Their father also served in the forces during the war.
ClarksonRichardPrivate 266921King's Liverpool RegimentHigh Park Road, Southport18/02/191931Southport St. Cuthbert ChurchyardRichard had signed on for further service when he died in Queens Road Hospital in February 1919 from influenza. The Southport Visiter reports that on one occasion Richard had given his blood to a comrade to save their life.
ClarksonWilfredPrivate 745887th Battalion Royal Fusiliers22 Stanley Street, Southport06/04/191819Pozieres Memorial, FranceWilfred died during the German spring offensive in 1918. He was the only son of John and Emma Clarkson. Before the war he had worked for Messrs. Hatton Brothers, Imperial Garage, Southport. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ClementsWilliam HenryPrivate 313241st/5th Battalion Norfolk Regiment4 Elm Road, Birkdale02/11/191736Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelWilliam was promoted to sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps but later volunteered for the infantry; he wanted to be near the front line. He left behind his wife Fanny and five children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CloughEdgarLieutenant 97th Field Company Royal Engineers22 Talbot Street, Southport14/10/191828Tourgeville Military Cemetery, FranceEdgar died of pneumonia brought on by influenza. He saw action in Egypt, Gallipoli and Palestine. Before the war he was assistant to the Borough Engineer of Wigan. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CloughRobert JohnsonPrivate 25877th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment27 Richmond Road, Birkdale26/05/191527Ince-In-Makerfield Cemetery, LancashireRobert died after receiving a gunshot wound to his left forearm. He was an insurance agent before the war and was also associated with the Y.M.C.A. at Southport. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CoarEdward RolandLieutenant 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment61 Cedar Street, Southport08/01/191822Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumEdward was among the first to join up in September 1914 and joined the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was appointed Lance Corporal and instructor of the Lewis Gun in 1916. Later he was recommended for commission with the East Lancashire Regiment and was appointed Lewis Gun Officer and inspector of transports. He was shot in the arm and leg and died of his wounds. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CoatesHaroldCaptain 8th Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment25/09/1915The Loos Memorial, France Harold is one of the 20,000 officers and men, who have no known grave, commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
CobhamEdwinPrivate 44656th Battalion Australian Infantry Australian Expeditionary Force18/08/1916Puchevillers Cemetery, Somme, FranceEdwin died of wounds received on The Somme Battlefields.
CoddingtonCharles ErnestLieutenant 10th Battalion (Territorial) (Liverpool Scottish) King's Liverpool Regiment04/12/1917Warlencourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, FranceCharles was killed in action while acting as an observer for George Henry Whyte (49th Squadron RFC). The men are buried alongside each other in Warlencourt Cemetery. He was the son of Charles & Ethel Adelaide Coddington.
ColcloughWilliamPrivate 494462nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers195 Upper Aughton Road, Southport28/04/191826New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action by a shell. While serving with the King's Liverpool Regiment he had been wounded and gassed. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ColeFrederickPrivate 13195th Battalion Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)30 Bury Road, Birkdale, Southport24/11/191731Cambrai Memorial, FranceFrederick's senior officer Major Pankhurst sent the following to Frederick's wife, Margaret: 'I am sorry to have to tell you the news that your husband, Pte. F. Cole, has been missing for some time now, and I have failed to find any trace of him since the last day we were in action...I enclose a ring which was taken off a body, and which I have an idea was the property of your husband.' Margaret recognised it as the gold signet ring, engraved with his initials, that she gave to Frederick when he was last on leave a few months before his death. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CollierSidneyLieutenant 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment, Attached to the Royal Flying Corps 5 Squadron28/03/191826La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, FranceSidney received the Military Cross and was twice mentioned in dispatches. He was killed while flying near Vimy. Military Cross
CollingeWharton RyeLieutenant 6th Rifle Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment07/08/1917Merville Communal Cemetery, FranceOn the 15/8/1917, the Southport Guardian reported that Wharton had died of his injuries after being wounded and gassed at the front. He had been a soldier for two years.
CollinsSPrivate Royal Army Medical Corps
CollinsonJeffreys Lewis William L.Lieutenant 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment15/07/1916Ovillers Military Cemetery, FranceJeffreys was in the chambers of Mr. John Rutherford at Liverpool. Afterwards, he practised at the Chancery Bar and was a past master of the West Lancashire Lodge (1403) of the Freemasons.
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ComleyLeuigiPetty OfficerMersey/413"Nelson" Battalion Royal Naval Division Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve6 Marine Drive, Southport18/07/191527Plymouth Memorial, DevonLeuigi died as a result of wounds received at Gallipoli. He was in the Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve for twelve years. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CookAlbert EdwardCorporal T4/252776Royal Army Service Corps62 Heysham Road, Southport23/08/191822Neiderzwehren Cemetery, GermanyAlbert was serving with one of the battalions from the Manchester Regiment when he was wounded. He died exactly a month later. Albert was a member of the original column of the West Lancashire Royal Army Service Corps when war commenced. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CooksonArthurPrivate 5285717th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment23/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur was employed at the Chapel Street Branch of Messrs. T. Seymour Meade before enlisting and was well known locally, according to the Southport Visiter 18/11/1916.
CooksonWPrivate Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
CooperHarryPrivate 1279311th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment22 Cross Street, Southport28/11/191724Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, BelgiumHarry is commemorated on a bronze plaque from the Congregational Church, Chapel Street, Southport, now in West End United Church, Lord Street West, Southport. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CooperWilliam ArnoldSignaller131187"D" Battery 306th Brigade Royal Field Artillery50 Dinorwic Road, Birkdale, Southport11/08/191720Wieltje Farm Cemetery, BelgiumWilliam was a clerk at the Lancashire and Yorkshire bank in Manchester before the outbreak of war. His lieutenant wrote to William's parents on his death saying William 'will be very much missed in the battery...I knew only too well his value.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CopleyCyril Driver M/271473Royal Army Service Corps37 Crowland Street, Southport19/04/191828Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceCyril was an engineer and motorman with Victoria Hygienic Laundry before he was a soldier. He had a wife and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CorishThomas PowerLieutenant King's Liverpool Regiment2 Prescot Drive, Liverpool16/09/191633Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields.
CoryHoraceSignaller Loyal North Lancashire Regiment23 Chestnut Street, Southport24/03/191821Arras Memorial, FranceHorace was killed during the German spring offensive of 1918. He was the son of H. A. and Edith Cory. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CostaDominicPrivate 2660291st/7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment16 Grove Street, Birkdale14/04/191827Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceSecond Lieutenant H. V. B. Thorpe wrote of Dominic: 'Never have I met a more brave, honest and willing man. His one idea was to help his pals and please his officers.' Dominic was awarded the Military Medal a few months before his death. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
CoxClaude Edward LanePrivate 28888478th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force12a Queens Road, Southport30/10/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumOne of Claude's officers wrote that Claude was to be 'recommended for a decoration, because he was slightly wounded in the morning, but refused to leave me as he knew I was running short of men. But unfortunately he was killed two days later'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CoxPeterPrivate 1420213th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment43 Grove Street, Southport14/05/191628La Laiterie Military Cemetery, BelgiumPeter was a gardener before enlisting. He was shot through the head and the hand seven months after arriving in France and died before his wounds could be treated. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CranfieldGilbertLance CorporalM2/033339M. T. 1st Cavalry Division Supply Column Royal Army Service Corps16 Cumberland Road, Southport25/11/191826Southport Duke Street CemeteryThe Southport Visiter reported on 26/11/1918 that after nearly four years in France, Gilbert came home on leave with a cold which steadily worsened. He was admitted to the Military Hospital where he later died. Gilbert had apparently arrived in France less than a week after enlisting in January 1915, where he had remained for the duration of the war.
CranshawC ACorporal Middlesex Regiment
CranshawWilliam HenryPrivate 1933212th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment82 Talbot Street, Southport07/03/191619Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumWilliam was hit by a sniper's bullet and died in hospital a day later. Before enlisting, he was an apprentice plumber with Messrs. Ault & Sons, Talbot Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CregeenCharlesLance Corporal595517th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentCemetery Road, Birkdale28/09/191627Kirk Christ (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Isle of ManCharles was the former captain of the Birkdale Shop Assistants Football and Cricket Clubs. Charles was killed by a sniper bullet which caught his chest and arm as he himself was throwing a bomb.
CritchleyJohnLieutenant 11th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment11/07/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France John had been a private in the 6th Battalion of South Staffordshire Regiment before being recalled home in July 1916 to take up a commission in the 11th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He had only been at the front for eight months when he was killed. John was a schoolmaster at the Wolverhampton Orphanage School.
CromptonJohn BarlowPrivate 1732620th Battalion Manchester Regiment01/07/191626Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FranceJohn worked at Phillipa's Warehouse, Manchester before enlisting in Bolton and he was the son of Mr A. J. Crompton who rebuilt the Scarisbrick Hotel in Southport.
CrossleyHarryPrivate 246062nd Battalion South Wales Borderers3 Railway Walk, Birkdale13/08/191521Helles Memorial, GallipoliHarry was onboard the troopship 'Royal Edward' when it was hit by a torpedo from a German submarine. The Royal Edward was transporting troops to Gallipoli when it was attacked. There were fewer than 500 survivors from over 1500 hundred troops and crew. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
CrossleyHenry FieldenLance Corporal2577110th Battalion Lancashire FusiliersKew Gardens, Southport10/02/191719Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France; Henry was in charge of a lewis gun team when he and all of his team were killed by the same shell. His lieutenant assured Henry's mother in a letter that his death was quick and he would have felt no pain.
CulshawEdward BoardmanSergeant 2657107th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment79 Linaker Street, Southport05/05/191724Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, FranceThe Southport Visiter reported on 19/5/1917 that Edward's parents had received several letters from officers of the King's Liverpool Regiment to express condolences. One of the letters report that Edward had been killed in a front line trench when a shell fell between him and another man, killing both instantly.
CulshawJosephPrivate5316813th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentScarisbrick, Near Ormskirk30/09/191720Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumJoseph died of wounds, most probably at one of the Casualty Clearing stations loacted in Lijssenthoek. The village was situated between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields.
CulshawJosephPrivate 26570713th Battalion, Formerly 7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment218 Sussex Road, Southport17/08/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was an only child, he worked at the Vulcan Motor Works, Churchtown. He has been at the front line for about a 4 weeks, when he was reported missing.
Culshaw WilliamSapper 170529497th Field Company Royal Engineers14 Delhi Street, Wigan28/09/191832Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, BelgiumWilliam was the son of William and Sarah Culshaw. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
CumminsHoracePrivate 2685761st/6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment51 Hartwood Road, Southport27/08/191723Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHorace suffered a shrapnel wound to his leg in 1916 and was wounded for a second time on 19th August 1917. He was killed in action 8 days later. Before the war Horace worked at the Vulcan Motor Works as an electrician. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DaggerThomas HenryPrivate 472984th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 St Lukes Road, Southport06/03/191740Etaples Military CemeteryThomas was a painter before enlisting and was a member of St. Paul's choir. He left behind his wife and ten year old son. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DaltonJohn RichardPrivate 3076921st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Mount Terrace, Southport25/06/191728Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was killed in action. He was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Dalton, and was employed as a temporary postman prior to the war. He leaves a wife and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DaltonNorman JamesPrivate 4718619th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Pine Grove, Southport30/03/191820Savy British Cemetery, FranceSouthport Visiter 04/05/1918. Mrs Dalton has received official intimation that her son is posted as missing. Pte Dalton was 21 and prior to enlisting was employed at the Post Office, he was a member of the St Luke's choir. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DanzigerCharles William JackSecond Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Manchester RegimentManchester15/05/191720Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, FrancePrior to the war Charles was at Manchester Grammar School. He enlisted at the outbreak of war? he is listed at 'Died of wounds'
DaviesArthur Private 537532/6th Battalion, Manchester RegimentSouthport03/04/1918Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceArthur is listed as 'Died of Wounds'
DaviesCharlesPrivate 2041181st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment143a Hart Street, Southport30/11/191719Cambrai Memorial LouveralCharles was employed by Ashton's Blacksmiths on Manchester Road, Southport before joining the army. Southport Visiter 19/1/1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DaviesGilbertPrivate 3001772nd/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment46 Kew Road, Birkdale05/11/191719Duisans British Cemetery EtrunGilbert died of his wounds in a dressing station in France. The regimental chaplain wrote to his parents 'Gilbert was hit by a shell and seriously wounded in the foot and stomach....Your lad was simply marvellously brave. he asked me to write to you and tell you he was wounded and would be alright...' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DaviesHarry LlanoverLieutenant F Battery Royal Horse ArtilleryWoodmancote Place, Henfield, Sussex25/10/191429 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHarry was 'Mentioned in Despatches' for his conduct in the field. He died of wounds received in action on the Ypres battlefields.
DaviesJames HaroldPrivate33235412th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment4 High Park Road, Southport27/03/191821St Sever Cemetery extension, Rouen, FranceJames was the son of Samuel and Alice Davies. He died of wounds at one of the military hospitals based around Rouen. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DaviesNorman HaydenPrivate 32752Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Royal Warwickshire Regiment)36 Fir Street, Southport04/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumNorman was first reported missing, then confirmed killed in action on 4th October 1917. He was the youngest son of Mrs and Mrs Davies. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DavisFrancis Edward2nd Lieutenant 9th Battalion, attached 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry09/10/191734Tyne Cot Memorial,West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrancis was the son of Francis & Mary Davis of Stanley, of Whalley Lancs He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres
DeanEdwinPrivate 44648South Wales Borderers67 Zetland St Southport16/03/191828Southport Duke Street CemeteryEdwin was drafted to France in January 1917 and was wounded there. A serious illness followed. He was discharged from service, due to illness, on 20th February 1918, and died 24 days later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DeanEnnisPrivate 2679986th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)49 Upper Aughton Road Southport31/07/191723Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumEnnis was the third son of Mr & Mrs Albert Dean. He enlisted in 1915, initially with the Scottish Horse. He doed of wounds received in action. Before the war he waorked at the Cafe Royal. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DeanK JPrivate359911st Battalion Loyal North Lancs Regiment16 Lethbridge Road, Southport14/11/191719Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumPrivate Dean died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DeanRichardRiflemanR/163827th Battalion King's Royal Rifle CorpsGores Lane, Freshfield18/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRichard was killed in action on the Somme battlefields
DeanThomas Lance Corporal45541st/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment103 Hart Street, Southport12/10/191630Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, belgiumThomas died of his wounds in a Canadian Casualty Clearing Station,, he was badly wounded in both legs. The regimental chaplain wrote to Thomas' widow - 'He had just returned from helping a wounded man when he was hit. Even in your grief you will be very proud of him' He left behind two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DelbancoJames RobertPrivate 2236220th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Rutland Road, Southport31/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames enlisted in 1914 and went on to serve on the Western Front, he was killed in action on 30th July at Guillemont. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DenisonJamesPrivate 429141st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentAlbert Terrace, Upper Aughton Road, Southport16/02/191733Dernancourt Communal Cemetery ExtensionJames died of his wounds on 16th February 1917. Before the war he worked as a cab driver.
DevittWilliamPrivate 24987D Company, 7th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment34 Balfour Road, Southport27/04/191820Crouy British Cemetery, Amiens, FranceWilliam's parents received news that their son was killed in action on 27th April 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DewhurstJoseph MullineauxLieutenant 1st/4th Battalion East Lancashire RegimentWyborne Gate Birkdale07/11/191724Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, FranceJoseph was the son of Joseph Mullineaux Dewhurst and Frances Dewhurst. He died of wounds at either 34thor 36th Casualty Clearing Stations, which were posted at Zuydcoote in 1917
DickensonC,Corporal King's Liverpool Regiment
DickinsonPercyPrivate 165278th Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment16/12/191540Hill 10 Cemetery, Suvla, TurkeyPercy died of heart failure, while serving in Gallipoli. Prior to the war was a scholar and teacher at St Andrew's school in Southport
DickinsonRobertPrivate2406213th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment71 Matlock Road, Birkdale14/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was killed in action, on the battlefield of The Somme. Prior to the war he worked for the Vulcan Motor & Engineering Company, Crossens. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DixonJames GallowaySecond Lieutenant 17th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Park Avenue, Southport12/10/191631Thiepval Memorial., Somme, FranceJames enlisted in 1914 and went to the front line in January 1916. He was killed in action near Flers, on the Somme. James was part of an attack on German trenches but he didn't return with the rest of his men. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DobbinsW ACompany Quartermaster Serjeant203112552nd Home Service Company. Labour Corps transf. from (76771 Serjt.) 23rd Works Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentWest Street, Southport16/11/1918935 Duke St Cemetery, Southport, EnglandC.Q.M.S Dobbins died at the Grange hospital and was buried in Southport. He was one of the recruits known as 'Findlay Pals', who drove to Seaforth in motor cars to enlist on 5th September 1914.
DobellGeorge LisleLieutenant 53rd Squadron Royal Air Force13 Coudray Road, Southport11/08/191825Meteren Military CemeteryGeorge was killed in action in France. He was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Dobell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DolmanAlbert VictorPrivate81812nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers71 Gladstone Street, Ibstock, Leicester25/09/191527Cambrin Churchyard Extension, FranceAlbert was killed in action during the British advance at the start of the Battle of Loos. Prior to mobilation he worked in the pits. He had been at the front for 14 months.
DolmanNorman FredrickRifleman 23755th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentRock Ferry, Wirral04/03/1915Guards Cemetery Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceNorman had been at the front for only two weeks, when he was killed in action.
DonnellyJohn VerneyCaptain C Company, 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment4 Bolton Road, Birkdale09/10/191722Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was mentioned in despatches. prior to his death. He was killed in action during first battle of Passchendaele. He has previously fought at Gallipoli.
DormanArthur FrancisPrivate 44178828th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)27 Walnut Street, Southport26/09/191628Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceArthur was severely wounded in action on 25th September and died the following day in a military hospital. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DossorNorman WilliamCorporal 2407026th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment60 Norwood Avenue, Southport12/07/191720Hop Store Cemetery, BelgiumNorman was the son of Albert and Emma Dossor. Norman was killed in the build up to tye Thord battle of Ypes ( Paschendaele). The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DraperWilliamPrivate 2026221st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentHigh Park Street, Churchtown03/05/1917Arras Memorial, FranceWilliam's wife received news that her husband has been posted as missing in action, since an engagement on May 3rd. He went missing and was subsequently listed as 'Killed in action' during The Battle of Arras.
DrummondAlan JohnCorporal993025th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.07/02/1916Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceAlan enlisted with the Royal Horse Artillery in October 1915, and then volunteers to swap to the Royal Field Artillery so he could serve on the Front line sooner. Alan was killed in action, between 9 -10 O'Clock in a front line trench during heavy shelling.https://photos.app.goo.gl/bdPgycvDyZ7HkPKG2
DruryHarold StricklandLieutenant 3rd Battalion, attached 8th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 89 Promenade, Southport01/07/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold obtained his commission on his 18th Birthday, shortly after the beginning of the war. He is listed as 'Killed in action'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DruryJohn CSapper 594th Field Company Canadian Engineers83 Keith Street, Hamilton, Canada21/09/191642Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceJohn Died of wounds received at the 2/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station/ Special Hospital, Warloy.
DuckworthWilliamPrivate35812710th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17/09/191831Rake Lane Cemetery., Wallasey, WirralWilliam died of Pneumonia and septic poisoning, which was contracted while on military service in France. He had twice been wounded and had seen over two years hard service. He left behind a widow and three children
DuckworthWalter Clarence2nd LieutenantWelsh Regiment attached 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light InfantryConyers Avenue, Birkdale 08/10/1918Ramicourt British Cemetery, FranceWalter's widow received new that her husband had been killed in action. He had been attached to the Shropshire Light Infantry when he died. Prior to the war Walter had attended Cambridge University gaining a B. A. NB: Name on memorial is W Duckworth and rank in MROH is shown as Private in King's Liverpool Regiment. Husband of Marjorie Duckworth - CWGC
DuncanHenry JohnMajor 5th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentDacre Hill, Rock Ferry, Wirral08/08/191630Peronne Road Cemetery Maricourt, FranceThe Southport Visiter reported Henry's death on 17th August 1916. Henry was awarded a Military Cross for his services at the front line. Military Cross
DunhamJohn WilliamPrivate 213483rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards32 Eastbourne Road, Birkdale24/03/1918Arras Memorial, FranceJohn is listed as 'Killed in action' on the Arras frontline. He left behind a widow Nance
DunleaveyJamesPrivate 164542nd Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)28/07/1917Perth Cemetery (China Wall) BelgiumJames was missing in action, on the battlefields of Ypres, this was later changed to presumed dead
DunnJoseph AlbertPrivate 14883rd Regiment South African InfantryCardigan Road, Birkdale17/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was killed in action Delville Wood. His mother was living in Birkdale at the time. His family was described as 'A Patriotic Birkdale Family' in an article in the Southport Visiter on 5/9/1916 as Joseph, his father and his brothers were all serving in the forces.
DuttonHoracePrivate 605491st Battalion Cheshire Regiment14 Larch Street, Southport23/10/191719Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHorace was killed in action, he was just 19 and the youngest son of Mrs Dutton. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
DysonHarryRifleman 4180052nd/9th Battalion The London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)11 Bold Street, Southport01/11/191724Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarry joined the Army Service Corp at the outbreak of and went to France in June 1917, he was the eldest son of Mr 7 Mrs Dyson. He died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.

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SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast Known AddressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
EagarRowland TallisSecond Lieutenant9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regiment333 Lord Street, Southport08/08/191824Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, FranceRowland was slightly wounded a few months before his death, but returned to the front line. For two years he worked for the General Intelligence Department and was mentioned in despatches. For his services he was granted a commission in the regular army, joining the Royal Fusiliers. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EaglePaul (Bert)Signaller 3571311st/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Hart Street, Southport09/04/191827Loos Memorial, FranceBert joined the 10th KLR in 1915 and was went overseas with the 19th draft, from Oswestry. He was killed in action, leaving a widow and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EasthamWilfred VernonLance Corporal2421132nd/5th Battalion South, Lancashire Regiment41 Manchester Road, Southport06/07/191733Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, FranceMr & Mrs Eastham were informed that their son was killed on Friday evening, during a very heavy bombardment of enemy fire. The battalion buried him alongside several other men in a churchyard near the frontline. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EastwoodGeorge BradwellLance Corporal9424819th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Hampton Road, Southport20/05/191836Etaples Military Cemetery, FranceGeorge was born in Helsby, Cheshire. He lived and enlisted for service in Southport. He is listed as died of wounds, during active service in France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EastwoodRonaldLieutenant 427th East Lancs Field Company, Royal Engineers52 Westbourne Road Birkdale05/12/191728Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Beury, FranceRonald was drafted out to Gallipoli, and was then invalided out to Egypt where he remained for 12 months. During this time he was mentioned in despatches for his heroic work. He was then transferred to France, where he was killed in action
EatonJosephPrivate 354331st/5th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment11/04/1918Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery Steenwerck, Nord, FranceJoseph is listed as born and living in Southport. He enlisted in Ashton-Under-Lyne. He was reportde as missing in action this was changed to 'Death Presumed'
EatonJohn Private DM2 207654Royal Army Service Corps26 Southbank Road, Southport03/05/191720St Nicholas British Cemetery France. John was acting as a driver to a commanding officer when he was killed outright. He was buried by the men of his battalion, with the rites performed by an English minister. John enlisted in September 1916, and went out to France on New Year's Day 1917. He had three other brothers serving in the army. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EatonJohn AllertonRifleman6084451st/18th Battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles)228 Portland Street Southport23/02/191819Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was initially reported missing on 13th February 1918. His comrade stated that he had gone to fetch water for tea from a local village and never returned. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Eaton-JonesStafford ThomasSecond Lieutenant 22nd Battalion attached 4th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28/10/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceStafford went to the front in early 1916 and was reported missing on 28th October that year. He was being transported on a stretcher to the rear lines for treatment when the party carrying him was struck by a shell, all of them were killed and no trace remained.
EcclesJohn CharlesPrivate 567431st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Hope Street, Southport22/09/191723Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, FranceJohn Charles is listed as killed in action, while on active service in France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EcclesRobertPrivate 287936th Battalion South Lancashire RegimentPinfold Lane, Ainsdale22/11/191630Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, IndiaRobert died of sickness contracted in Mesopotamia. Southport Visiter 02/12/1916 "Private Eccles was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs John Eccles of Pinfold Lane Ainsdale. He died at 30 years of age and is remembered at the Bombay Memorial. He was employed by the firm of Jones and Attwood of Stourbridge previous to joining the colours." -
EcroydWilliam BasilPrivate 35755210th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentStudley Court, Park Crescent, Southport29/06/1917Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, FranceWilliam enlisted in Nelson Lancashire on 20th March 1916, he was sent overseas on 10th February 1917. William is listed as killed in action, on active service in France.
EdgarWilliam Henry2nd Class WaiterMerchant Service, SS Lusitania27 Virginia Street, Southport07/05/191521Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine, off the coast of Ireland. Over 1,000 people lost their lives. NB - name on memorial is shown as HW Edgar. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EdwardsAlbert GeorgeRifleman 54571st Battalion, Rifle Brigade ( The Prince Consort's Own)60 Virginia Street, Southport01/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlbert was reported missing on 1st July 1916, and was later believed killed in action. He had been at the front for almost two years. His brother Charles also served in the military. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EllisAlbert EdwardPrivate 3958811th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers20/04/1918Mont Noir Military Cemetery St Jans-Cappel, Nord FranceAlbert is listed as born and living in Southport, he enlisted for service at Seaforth and was sent to France. He is listed as killed in action.
EllisJohnPrivate King's Own Yorkshire Light InfantryJohn was killed by a gunshot wounds to his abdomen, he died at a casualty clearing station in France. In August 1915 he was wounded and came to Southport to convalesce.
EllisJohnPrivate 20451616th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers04/11/1918Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, FranceJohn was born in Accrington Lancashire, and enlisted in Southport. He was killed in action in France.
EllisWilliam Douglas ConeyPrivate CH/18901Deal Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light InfantrySt Oswald, Princes Street, Southport25/06/1915Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, TurkeyWilliam was eighteen when he enlisted for military service soon after the outbreak of the war. In May 1915 he went out with the British Expeditionary Force, and in June was reported wounded. Later he was reported missing, and then killed in action.
EvansDarwinPrivate100987th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)11/06/191729Menin Gate Memorial. Ypres, BelgiumDarwin served twice in France and once in the Dardanelles. He returned to France and was killed two months later. His commanding officer wrote to his widow, explaining that he was killed instantaneously.
EvansGeorge Private 51041st/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment118 Newton Street, Southport30/09/191618Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt-L'Abbe, FranceGeorge was reported as killed in action. The chaplain of the casualty clearing station wrote to his parents: 'We laid him to rest in a little wayside cemetery, alongside many comrades who have laid down their lives in this cruel war.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
EvansHarryPrivate 25267th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Anne Square, Orphan Street, Liverpool25/06/191720Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, Franceharry was the son of Son of Emma Jones, he was killed in action in France.
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FaircloughJohn AustinPrivate 6736315th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment14 Birch Street, Southport23/04/191818Martinsart British Cemetery, FranceJohn was killed in action at Frezenbury, near Ypres. His brother John Leo Fairclough was also lost in combat. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FaircloughJohn LeoPetty Officer - Motor MechanicF/2046HMS President II Armoured Car Division Royal Naval Air Service14 Birch Street, Southport10/10/191541Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptJohn died of dysentery in hospital in Alexandria, leaving a widow and four children. His brother John Austin Fairclough was also lost. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FaithwaiteThomas WinderPrivate 303197Manchester Regiment20 Bibby Road, Southport14/01/192243Thomas was the only son of Mr J. R. Faithwaite. Southport Visiter reported; Thomas was officially reported as wounded on October 22nd and had been missing ever since that date. Later he was reported as being a prisoner of war in Germany. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FalconerDavid StewartWireless Operator Merchant Service, SS Martin IIFalconer's Cafe, Coronation Walk, Southport14/04/191716David was reported as drowned at sea, after the vessel he was serving on was struck by a mine. He was just 16 years of age and had previously made a voyage to Australia alongside wounded soldiers. His only brother John Falconer was also lost on 6/11/1917
FalconerJohnLance Corporal2661797th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentFalconers Cafe, Coronation Walk Southport06/11/191720St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France John died from gas poisoning received in action, 'somewhere in France' He brother was also killed in action
FaragherJ FCorporal Australians
FarrarGeorge VictorPrivate 32171st/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11/08/191623Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceGeorge died of wounds suffered on The Somme battlefields
FawkesJoseph Henry RothwellSapper 48065156th Coy. Royal Engineers3 Birch Street, Southport13/06/191736Happy Valley British Cemetery, Fampoux, FranceJoseph was killed in action, in France He had been serving on the front line for 12 months. He left behind a widow Mrs G Fawkes. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FearnheadJohn HayesSecond Lieutenant1st/7th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment32 Scarisbrick New Road, Southport13/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was initially reported as wounded, and then killed in action. He received two wounds, the one which pierced his left lung proved fatal. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FennaWilliamPrivate 2669241st/7th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment108 Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale25/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was initially reported as missing after an engagement with the the enemy on The Somme battlefields. It was later reported that he had been killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Fitz-GibbonJohn AugustusMajor Royal Garrison Artillery25/01/1916St Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Kensall Green, LondonMajor Fitzgibbon died in great Yarmouth. Prior to the war he had been a governor at the Birkdale Farm School. He was then a recruiting officer in Seaforth before moving to Great Yarmouth.
FlemingThomas WorralPrivate 1444418th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiments12/08/191545Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, TurkeyThomas is listed as killed in action in the Dardanelles. He was the son of (the late) Francis and Jane Fleming
FletcherCharles William Private 3579981st/10th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment27 Linaker Street, Southport01/08/191718Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumCharles enlisted with the KLR in May 1916, and proceeded overseas in February 1917. He was badly injured during an advance on 31st July, and succumbed to his injuries on 1st August. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FletcherJoseph SaulCadetSS Chupra, Mercentile Marine19 Station Road, Ainsdale22/09/191417St Mary's Cemetery, Madras, ChennaiJoseph was killed on the 22nd September 1914 when the S.S. Chupra was hit by a shell when the German battleship S.M.S. Emden attacked the city of Madras, India. Joseph was the first from Ainsdale to die in combat, he was just 17. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FletcherMauriceCaptain C Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Munster FusiliersRegent Road, Birkdale 09/09/191631Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceMaurice was awarded a posthumous Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry during operations. He directed a working party close to the enemy's line under heavy shell and rifle fire. Military Cross
FlookReginaldPrivate 109662nd Battalion, Connaught Rangers2 Linaker Street, Southport11/11/191420Menin Gate Memorial,Ypres, Belgium Reginald was the nephew and adopted son of Mrs Chaplain, Linaker Street, Southport. He attended Portland Street Congregational Church and was a keen swimmer. Although killed in action in November 1914 his family weren't officially informed of his death until February 1915. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FoggNeville BrooksLance Sergeant 1595917th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment1 The esplanade, Rock Ferry, Wirral01/05/191633Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceNeville was reported killed in action in France.
ForbesArthurSecond Lieutenant 11th Field Company, Royal Engineers16 Chestnut Street, Southport27/09/191729The Huts Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumArthur saw action in the Dardanelles, Salonica and France. He was killed by a splinter from a shell on the second day of the Battle of Polygon Woods, part of Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ForgamRichard HenryLance Corporal328909th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers39 Shakespeare Street, Southport26/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRichard enlisted in the forces in March 1916, and went on active service in August hat year. He is listed as killed in action on The Somme battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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ForshawJohnPrivate 63087th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19/08/191619La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceJohn was the son of William & Mary Forshaw. He was wounded in the neck on August 18th and passed away the following day at 8.45
ForshawWilliamPrivate 645919th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers14/06/1918Soissons Memorial, Aisne, FranceWilliam is listed as 'Killed in Action'
FosterHaroldGunner 38750112th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery105a Shellfield Road, Marshside, Southport22/03/191622Bethune Town Cemetery, FranceHarold died at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station, B.E.F. France. He was a Brick Setter by trade. His brother Thomas Foster also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FosterThomas Private 522972nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment105a Shellfield Road, Marshside, Southport22/08/191819Ligny-St Flochel British Cemetery, FranceThomas joined the army 12 months before his death. He underwent training in Ireland, before going to France at Easter 1918. Died of wounds. His brother Harold Foster also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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FoxGeorge RaymondSignaller6517918th Battalion, Welsh Regiment09/04/191819Haverskerque British Cemetery. Nord, FranceGeorge was the son of the late John William and Laura Annie Fox. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918
FoxJosephPrivate 31532425th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers95 Heysham Road, Southport30/11/1917Jerusalem Memorial. IsraelJoseph was killed on action on the Palestinian Front, he was 20 years old. Prior to enlistment he worked for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FrancisWilliam GeorgeLieutenant (Pilot)66 Squadron, Royal Air Force. 10/03/1918San Giuseppe Communal Cemetery, Conegliano, Italy William was initially posted as missing in action, later change to killed in action over Italy.
FranksCecil FrankGunner (Signaller)132194337th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery1 Castle Walk, Southport20/02/191927Duke St Cemetery, SouthportCecil was the son of Mrs Emily Franks. He died at Prees Heath Military Hospital, near Whitchurch Shropshire. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
FraserOswald Campbell CLieutenant 9th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)Glenthorne, Grange Road, Southport09/04/191734Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, FranceOswald was living in Brazil prior to the war, but return to England to enlist. He went to France in October 1916, and was injured in the knee. He recovered and returned to the front line. He was killed in action 6 months later.
FraserTCaptain & AdjutantKing's Liverpool Regiment
FreebornJohn GordonRifleman 3034581/5th London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)1 West Heath Avenue, Golders Green, London03/05/191726Arras Memorial, FranceJohn was the husband of Mabel J Freeborn and the son of the late Stanley and Eliza Freeborn of Southport.He was killed in action during the Battle of Arras
FylesAdam BPrivate 38498th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment2 Brighton Road, Birkdale06/09/191819Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumAdam was reported missing in action on 6th September 1918. He was the son of William and Rose H Fyles. Formerly of the Civil Service Customs and Excise Dept (Liverpool). The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GallighanJohnPrivate 42687Machine Gun Corps, Infantry02/02/191729Louaz Military Cemetery, Duisans, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was born in Formby, the son of John Galligan and Annie Galligan (nee Duncan).he was killed in action near Arras
GambleFredPrivate 340359th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment4 Lesley Road, Southport18/01/191738Berks Cemetery Extension, BelgiumFred was the son of John and Ann Gamble, of Kirkstall, Leeds; husband of Lucy Gamble. He was killed in action. Before the war he was a dairyman. He left a widow and five children, the eldest of whom was 12. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GannonMatthewPrivate 42321/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentStamford Road, Birkdale27/09/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme France. Matthew died from wounds received on the Somme battlefields. Before the war he was a well known footballer, assisting at Marshside and Crossens.
GardnerJohn RPrivate 6197016th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment22/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the third son of Mr & Mrs J Gardner. Before the war he worked for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. He is one of the 35,000 men listed on the Tyne Cot memorial, with no known grave.
GarnettArchie WPrivate 7379012th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment13 Virginia Street, Southport27/03/191827Pozieres Memorial, FranceArchie was the son of Jane Garnett, and the late Walter James Garnett; also the husband of Mary K. Garnett. He was killed during the German spring offensive of 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GarrettAlfredPrivate 107832nd Battalion Camerons, Scottish Rifles19 Mosley Street, Southport26/06/191623Aveluy Communal Cemetery, ExtensionAlfred was posted to France in October 1914, and went through Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and Hooge. He was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme. His brother Samuel John Garrett also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GarrettSamuel JohnPrivate 218801st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment19 Mosley Street, Southport06/03/191830Arras Memorial, FranceSamuel was the eldest son of Samuel and Alice Garrett. He was killed in action during the German spring offensive in 1918. His brother Alfred Garrett also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Gartside-TippingHenry ThomasLieutenant Commander Royal Navy, H.M. Armed Yacht "Sanda"191525/09/191567Nieuwpoort Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry Gartside-Tipping was believed to be the oldest actively engaged officer in the British Navy, aged over 70 in August 1914. He had charge of the Admiralty work in the English Channel/Straits of Dover. He was operating off the Belgian coast when he lost his life after the armed yacht Sanda was sunk by gunfire with the loss of 4 officers including the captain, and 5 ratings, the survivors were rescued by drifter Fearless.
Gartside-TippingMary Jane ?StuartMrsCivilianWomen's Emergency Canteens, British Red CrossQuarr Wood', Binstead, Isle of White04/03/1917Vauxbuin French National Cemetery, Aisne, France. In January 1917 Mary joined the Women's Emergency Canteens (Compiegne),?for service on the Western?Front? in France. Mary was accidentally?shot by a deranged French soldier on 4th March 1917. The French military authorities did everything possible to express their sympathy.? The French medal the?Croix de Guerre, which had been withheld from women since November 1916, was awarded to her and she was buried with full military funeral honours in Vauxbuin French National Cemetery, Aisne, France. Croissant de Guerre / Croix de Guerre
GaskellJohnPrivate 2702607th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Matlock Road, Southport01/08/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of John and (the late) Ellen Gaskell, he had two brothers serving in France. John had been in serving on the front line, without leave, for 18 months. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GaynonEdwardSergeant 3963416th Battalion, Manchester Regiment56 Princes Street, Southport23/04/191742Arras Memorial, FranceEdward was killed in action during the Battle of Arras. He left a widow and four children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GeeWilliamLance Corporal289888th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster RegimentBrighton Road, Birkdale27/09/1918Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, Nord, FranceWilliam was killed while leading in section during an attack; he was wounded but would not go down the line for treatment. As they reached their objective a shell landed next to William, killing him instantly.
GeldertHandford JosephPrivate 70997526th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force97 Sefton Street, Southport25/09/191830Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, FranceAccording to his attestation papers Handford was 5 ft, 9" with grey eyes and brown hair. He was killed during the Canadian offensive to retake Cherisy village from the Germans. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GermanWilliam GeorgePrivate 68177154th Company, Machine Gun Corps, (Infantry)30 Moss Road, Southport20/09/191720Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam enlisted in September 1916, and was drafted to France in January 1917. He was killed, by shell fire, while trying to counter an attack. He had been in France for 8 months. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GibbonsRichard CollinsLance Corporal1474912th Battalion, King's Liverpool04/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war Richard was employed by Mr james Pilkington od Watson House, Halsall and a teamsman. He was one of the almost 73,000 men remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
GildertHughGunner 137313V 21st Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery20 Banks Road, Southport04/10/191720Hooge Crater Cemetery, BelgiumHugh was the youngest son of Mrs Gildert and the late John Gildert. He was killed in action during the heavy fighting around Hooge. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GillFrancis EdwinCaptain Royal Engineers15 Park Road, Southport28/02/1915Birkdale Cemetery, SouthportFrancis was in the reserve list, at the outbreak of war he was sent to Brompton Barracks, Chatham to await his posting. He was taken dangerously ill on 16th February with spinal meningitis and removed to Pitt Military Hospital, where he stayed until his death
GillRichard FrederickPrivate 4272513th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment179 Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale25/09/191739Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumBefore the war Richard was employed by Ogilvie and Gibbons, as a window cleaner, he was killed by a shell. He left a widow, Alice, and five children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Gillespie (Gilispie)Francis DavidSergeant2650259th Battalion. King's Liverpool Regiment38 St Luke's Road, Great Crosby12/05/191729Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery West-Vlaanderen Belgium, Cemetery Reference VII.A.29. "A duty nobly done Mother".Francis (Frank) was born in 1881 in Great Crosby, the son of Robert and Catherine (nee Smith) Gilllespie. He served with the Yorkshire Regiment and the Kings Liverpool Regiment. He was posted overseas on 06/10/1914 and was seriously wounded at Ypres on 23/10/1914. He recovered and was able to return to the front. He was killed in action on 12/05/1917 at Ypres. He was keenly interested in boxing and other sports. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Victory Medal
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GittinsHarry NevilleCaptain -170th (Lancs. and Cheshire) Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery18 Welbeck Road, Birkdale20/03/191725Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension France.Harry was the son of Frederick and Sarah E Gittins, and a native of Birkdale. He died from pneumonia while on active service in France. He was a talented amateur actor, belonging to the Formby Strollers. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GleaveJohn Howard NewburyPrivate 4th Pioneer Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force01/09/191622Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, BelgiumJohn had been living in Canada for about three years, prior to the outbreak of war and was working at the Vancouver branch of the Bank of Montreal. He was the son of Thomas and Margaret Gleave, of Douglas Vicarage, Parbold. John was killed in action
GleaveThomas ReginaldLieutenant 1st/5th Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentEccleston Park, Prescot11/10/1916Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, BelgiumThomas was the son of John and Margaret Jane Gleave. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres, his cousin John was also killed in action
GoatmanThomas WQuartermaster Sergeant116931st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment)19/06/191521Neuve Chapelle British Cemetery, pas de Calais, FranceThomas was killed in action, during the the night of the 17th/18th June, while he was 'doing his duty'. He had been previously wounded in 1914, when shot in the hand.
GoffCharles EdwardLieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment08/08/191626Thiepval Memorial France, Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 CCharles was the son of Crosbie and Mrs Goff from Clonard Killiney Co. Dublin. He was awarded the Military Cross, and was mentioned in dispatches three times .Charles was killed in action at Guillemont, one of the most senior ranking officers to die.Military Cross
GoldsworthDuncan WilliamLieutenant 3rd Battalion (Attached 2nd Battalion) South Lancashire Regiment36 Marlborough Road, Southport25/09/191521Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium,David was the son of David and Catherine Goldsworth. He was killed in action during the Battle of Loos, in Northern France. In June he had been slightly wounded, but had remained at his post. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GowDanielPrivate 2658971/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20/09/1917Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, BelgiumDaniel was killed in action during the Battle of Polygon Woods
GrantAlexanderDriver T4/262093534th Horse Transport Company (Norwich) Royal Army Service Corp36 Railway Terrace, Southport17/09/191719Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAlexander died at the War Hospital in Norwich, he had been admitted the previous day following a kick to the head from a horse, which had left him unconscious. Before the war he had worked as a motor mechanic
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GreavesThomas ErlamCorporal2654821/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment51 Old Mill Lane, Freshfield, Formby09/04/191820Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, FranceThomas was killed in action when an intense gas attacked was launched from the German lines, north of Le Fiantin, in the Festubert Section.
GreenEliasPrivate 4744023rd Battalion, (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers55 Cemetery Road, Southport26/02/191727Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, FranceElias was killed in action, he was caught in a shell explosion, which killed him instantaneously. He was the son of Joseph and Mary Green and the husband of A M Green. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GreenFrederick GeorgeLieutenant 1/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment3 Hope Street, Southport03/10/191833Proville British Cemetery, FranceFrederick was killed in action by a German sniper, killing him instantly. He had previously been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, during three days fighting. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Cross
GreenHarold SandersonPrivate2541612th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Pine Grove, Southport23/09/191623St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceHarold died of wounds at the General Hospital in Rouen, he had been shot in the head. Before the war he had worked as an upholsterer. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GreenJamesPrivate 2338713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment51 Stamford Road, Birkdale14/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was killed in action on the Battlefields of the Somme, he left a widow and three children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GreenThomasDriver 24394440th Division S. A. Section, North Staffordshire Regiment, Royal Field Artillery17 Hargreaves Street, Southport27/08/191834Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, FranceThomas was the son of Jabez and Ellen Green, and the husband of Sarah. He died of wounds at the No. 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Greenhalgh Henry HassallPrivate 31397th (9th) Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment11 Regent Road, Birkdale25/09/191625Serre Road Cemetery No.1, France.Henry was the son of Christopher and Elizabeth Greenhalgh. He emigrated to Canada in 1911, returning to the UK at the start of the war. He enlisted in Bootle and was posted out to France. He had only been at the front for ten weeks, when he was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GreenwoodAlbert ThorpeBombardier L/24759C Battery, 149th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery74 Lytham Road, Southport28/06/191624Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, Somme, FranceA lithographer by trade, Albert served his apprenticeship with the ' Visiter'. He died 'in the field' of wounds received. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GreenwoodSamuel Corporal 2622415th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers24 Molyneux Road, Waterloo30/09/191837Joncourt East British Cemetery, Ainse, FranceMilitary Medal recipient Samuel was the son of James and Emma Greenwood, of Todmorden and the husband of Bertha Greenwood, Samuel was killed during the fighting to capture the German fortification called the Beaurevoir-Fonsomme Line. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
Greenwood Victor JohnMajor D Battery, Royal Field Artillery72 Grange Road, Southport18/04/191831Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, FranceBefore the war Victor was the private secretary to the Bishop of Guiana. He volunteered at the beginning of the war and had been on the front line in France for about 12 months, seeing much heavy fighting. He was killed in action.
GregoryHenry VictorLieutenant 3rd Battalion ( attached 12th Battalion) King's Liverpool Regiment. Northfield, Aughton, Nr Ormskirk15/03/191721Carnoy Military Cemetery, FranceHenry was wounded in the trenches in May 1916, after treatment he returned to France again in 1917. He was killed in action
GregoryWilliamCorporal 66892nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment22 Cottage View, Landport, Portsmouth30/10/191430Kingston Cemetery,Portsmouth, Hampshire William was seriously wounded at the front, and was sent to The Royal Victoria Military Hospital at Netley. (Set on the shores of Southampton Water in Hampshire), where he died.
GregsonEdward MauriceCaptain 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment12 Hesketh Road, Southport28/06/191626Arras Memorial, FranceEdward was a surveyor and mining engineer by profession, articled to his father in Preston. His battalion took part in the battle of Festubert. Shortly before his death Edward wrote to say that he was going on a reconnoitring raid. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GregsonHerbert Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps71 Scarisbrick New Road, Southport30/11/191721Cambrai Memorial, FranceHerbert was an apprentice dentist before the war. He served two periods in France, being sent home to recover from injury after the first period. In 1917, during a heavy attack Herbert's position was surrounded by Germans, his gun was damaged but he still rushed along the enemy trench with his revolver in hand. He was not seen again. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GregsonJosephLance Corporal5286917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 Warwick Street, Southport26/08/191823Bucquoy Communal Cemetery Extension, Ficheux, FranceJoseph was the son of John and Elizabeth Gregson. He was injured on the 26th August and taken to a field hospital where he passed away two days later. Joseph's brother Thomas was also killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GregsonReginald ThomasPrivate 630613th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 Hereford Road, Southport24/08/191622Abbeville Communal Cemetery, FranceReginald died at Abbieville No.2 Stationary Hospital, as the result of wounds received in action at Guillemont.
GregsonThomasCorporal 5937914th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20/11/1917Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, BelgiumThomas died of the battlefields of Ypres
GregsonThomas RLance Corporal 24044King's Own Yorkshire Regiment11 Warwick Street, Southport25/09/191635Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Gregson. He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields, his brother Joseph was also killed. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GrennanGerald Lismore2nd Lieutenant 20th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 Chester Road, Southport12/10/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGerald was the son of Edward Henry and Mary Grennan,. He enlisted in the 19th Battalion of KLR, 3rd Liverpool Pals and went overseas to France in April 1916. Along with other officers he went for training at Festubert, less than two months later he was shot by a sniper, near Flers. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GrenstedAPrivate G/1987726th Battalion Royal FusiliersEgerton Hall, Victoria Park, Manchester,15/09/191629Guards' Cemetery Lesboeuf, Somme, France. Private Grensted was the son of Gertrude Grensted, and the late Rev. Canon Grensted. He was killed in action on The Somme
GriffinArchibaldBombardier 92332287th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery51 Guildford Road, Birkdale05/11/191738Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, BelgiumBefore the war Archibald was a steward at the Birkdale Conservative Club, and a nurseryman by trade. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GriffithsJanet LoisSisterQueen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service101 Manchester Road, Southport30/10/191538 Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. Janet was the daughter of Southport's Alderman Griffiths, and volunteered for active service at the outbreak of war serving with the Queen Alexandra's Nursing service. Read more about JanetHumane Society Medal
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GrimeJohn HenryPrivate 166322nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment45 St Luke's Road, Southport07/10/191821Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn was wounded by machine gun fire on 27th September, and brought to England for treatment. He was admitted to Leicester Hospital on 3rd October, and died 4 days later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GrimshawGeoffrey HarrisonLieutenant 8th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire RegimentLeyland Road, Southport10/07/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeoffrey enlisted with the 7th King's in 1911 and transferred to the officers training Corp at Durham University. He was killed while commanding his platoon against a strong German counter attack.He was buried where he fell.
GroomsEdward AlexanderPrivate 137881st Battalion, Grenadier Guards71 Shakespeare Street, Southport10/03/191526Le Touret Memorial, FranceEdward was a constable in the Liverpool Police Force, and he enlisted at the beginning of the war. He was killed in action at Givenchy. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GroveJames PercivalCaptain 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment35 Wennington Grove, Southport31/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBefore the war James was a Customs and Excise Officer, he served in six different regiments while on active service. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GuestThomas CyrilPrivate8218120th Battalion Durham Light Infantry73 Matlock Road, Birkdale12/09/191819Grootebeek British Cemetery, BelgiumThomas was the son of David and Florence Guest. Thomas was killed alongside two comrades when a German shell exploded amongst them, they were laid to rest alongside each other. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GunningHerbert HayesPrivate52171/10th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment34 Maple Street, Southport03/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHerbert is one of the almost 73,000 men remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, who have no known grave. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
GunsonRobert (Roy)Gunner 66135120th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery71 Tithebarn Road, Southport04/04/191728Maroeuil British Cemetery, France. Robert was the son of Robert and Mary Carolyn Gunson. he was killed by shell fire when leaving an observation post. Robert had joined the army in 1915, and was drafted to France in July 1916
GwynneGeorge SherratPrivateM2/19474219th Division Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corp16 Virginia Street, Southport01/12/191829St Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportGeorge died at the Queen's Road Military hospital, he had been taken ill, with pneumonia, while on a fortnight's leave home. He left a widow and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HackettNicholasSapper515511th Field Company, Royal Engineers20/05/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceNicholas Hackett was a pupil at Birkdale Farm School. He is listed as 'killed in action' on 20th May 1917.https://photos.app.goo.gl/rxsiATL8iwkv1OPO2
HackingCharles LeopoldGunner L/17296"B" Battery 149th Brigade Royal Field Artillery19 Pendle View, Foulridge, Colne23/04/191730Henin Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceCharles was born in Birkdale, and enlisted in Southport. He was killed in action. Charles left a widow, Mary A Hacking.
HadwenCharles BlackeoLance Corporal537761st Battery, Royal Welch Fusiliers106 Bedford Road, Birkdale09/10/191728Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles was the son of James and the late Ann Hadwen. He was killed in action on the battlefield of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HaleJohnGunner 402991st Battalion, Canadian Field Artillery1177 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario13/05/191522Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn died at Denmark Hill hospital, from injuries received during fighting at Ypres, where the Canadian temporarily lost control of several guns. He was shot through the back and shoulder and one of his arms was smashed.
HalewoodJohn Private31351/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12/08/191625Guillemont Road Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in the heavy fighting around Guillemont, at the beginning of of the Somme campaign.
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HallWilfred Lance Corporal26690518th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment31/07/191718Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilfred was reported as missing presumed killed on the battlefields of Ypres.
HallidayJobPrivate 5863113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Bridge Street, Southport04/10/191723Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJob died at Endell Street Hospital, London as a result of injuries received on 13th April. He was shot on the arm, after eight operations the arm had to be amputated. His mother was able to visit him in the hospital while he was being treated. He was a tailor by trade. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HalsallDavid Corporal 24117th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25/09/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid enlisted in Southport and during his relatively short military career he took part in numerous battles; Neuve-Chapelle, Festubert, Loos and Givenchy. He died in The Somme battlefields.
HalsallDonald CourtLieutenant 1/2nd Battalion, (Attached 3/5th) Lancashire Fusiliers55 Liverpool Road, Birkdale09/10/191719Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore the war, Donald was employed at the head officer of the Royal Insurance Company in Liverpool, having been educated at Tower School Birkdale and Bromsgrove Public School. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HalsallIsaacPrivate55227th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 King Street, Southport25/09/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceIsaac was one of four brothers serving in the forces. Before the war he had worked as a cabinet maker and joiner, with his father. He was killed in action, on the Somme battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Halsall JamesPrivate 2418771/4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment90 Old Park Lane, Southport26/03/191733Jerusalem Memorial, IsraelBefore the war, James worked for WHSmith in Neville street. He was reported missing and wounded on 23rd March, no more word was forthcoming until August 1918, when he was officially listed as killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Halsall James FrederickPrivate 41957C Company, 13th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Nolan Street, Southport27/09/191836Grand Ravine British Cemetery, Havrincourt, FranceJames was the son of Robert and Mary Halsall, of Southport; and husband to Margaret Halsall. He was killed in the aftermath of the battle to retake Havrincourt, by the 62nd Division. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Halsall Paul Private1259513th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Chatham Road, Birkdale14/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePaul was drafted out to France in September 1915, and was wounded once. He was killed in action during the Battle of Bazentin Ridge.
HalsallPeterPrivate5504919th Battalion, Royal Welch FusiliersManchester Road, Southport24/11/191737Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, FrancePeter had served two periods in France, having returned to the UK injured. He was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai.
Halsall RobertPrivate393357th Westmoreland and Cumberland Battalion, Border Regiment1 Mount Terrace, Mount Street, Southport18/09/191832Vis-en-Artois, FranceRobert was the son of Richard and Mary Halsall; husband of Dorothy Ethel Watkinson (formerly Halsall), He was reported as missing, then killed in action.
HalsallRobertSargeant2662597th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 Grove Street, Southport13/05/191825Couin New British Cemetery, FranceRobert was the son of Mrs. Annie Halsall. He died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Halsall ThomasLance Corporal493544th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20/05/191720Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was killed in the advance eastwards from Heninel, which started on 12 April 1917. He was one of three brothers, one of which had been killed 11 months previously
HaltonThomas LeePrivate1474612th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Larch Street, Southport15/03/191719Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war, Thomas worked in Sisson's on Chapel Street. He was wounded in September 1915, when one of his fingers was blown off. Thomas was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HaltonWilliamGunnerL/3537A Battery, 56th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery11 Vernon Road, Southport19/09/191829Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam initially went out to Mesopotamia, then onto India. He contacted Malaria Fever and was sent to Grange Hospital Southport for treatment. William died at the hospital. Before the war he had worked on the Southport Tramways. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HamlettFrederick SydneyPrivateA/20112210th Battalion, King's Royal Rifles Corps.156 Portland Street, Southport26/01/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick was first reported as missing, this was later officially changed to 'Killed in action'. Before the war Frederick was working as a milliner and draper. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
HammondHerbert ChadwickPrivate13827th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20/06/191521Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceHerbert was the son of Margaret and the late Herbert Hunten Hammond. He was a regular attendee at St Peter's church in Birkdale. He was killed in action.
Hamms (Hems) WilliamGunner 123768282nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery28/09/1917Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceBefore the war, William was a well-known drawing room entertainer and a frequent visitor to the West End Institute for Soldiers. He received the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry, just a few weeks before his death. He died of wounds received in action.
HampshireJosephPrivate 6344014th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers103 Bispham Road, Southport04/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJoseph had worked for Sunnyside Hydro for 20 years before enlisting for service. He was reported as missing and believed to have been killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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HardingNorman Ernest JasperMajor Royal Army Service Corps10/08/1916Kirkee Memorial, IndiaNorman died from Cholera at Colaba Military Hospital. He was in command at No. 22 Stationary Hospital, Bombay. He gained his commission 15 years earlier and had served through the Boer war.
HarrisWilliam DonaldPrivate5280617th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment341 Lord Street, Southport12/10/191621Warlencourt British Cemetery, FranceWilliam is thought to have been injured in an advance on enemy lines. Before he could be taken for treatment, it is thought he was caught in a shell explosion. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HarrisonFrank CyrilSecond Lieutenant1st/5th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment11 Station Road, Ainsdale05/04/191822Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceFrank joined up in 1914 and was wounded in 1916. Whilst still a private, he was fatally wounded by a bursting shell, and died shortly afterwards at a casualty clearing station.
Harrison WilliamPrivate 105133rd Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Broome Road, Birkdale04/11/191823Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam was the son of Mr & Mrs James Harrison. He died of Meningitis, following wounds. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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HartiganJamesPrivate2677367th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment08/05/191736Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, FranceJames was the son of the late William and Anne Hartigan, of Southport. He was killed in action.
HarveyAlec WrightCaptain 8th Scottish Rifles Camerons, King's Royal Rifles Corps.27/03/191829Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, FranceAlec died of wound, while a prisoner of war.
HarveyDouglas PrestonLieutenant Machine Gun Corps20/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, FranceDouglas was awarded the Military Cross for Gallant Conduct during an attack on an important position at Hargicourt. Although wounded, he commanded his guns with illness and ability. He was killed in action at Cambrai.Military Cross
HarwoodFrank Lance Corporal1298313th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment61 Cemetery Road, Southport17/08/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrank was the son of Mr & Mrs John Harwood. He was one of three brothers serving on the Front lines. Frank was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
HarwoodJohnLance Corporal2023612/4th Battalion, Gloucester Regiment61 Cemetery Road, Southport28/08/191822New Irish Farm Cemetery, BelgiumJohn was one of three brothers serving on the front line; Frank and John were killed, only William survived. John was killed by shrapnel.
HatchCharlesSergeant 2239720th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 St Paul's Street, Southport02/08/191731Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumCharles was killed in action; he was hit in the head by a piece of shrapnel and was killed instantly. Before the war Charles worked as a clerk for Fairbridge and Hatch, Builders and Contractors, Birkdale. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HatchJohn Reginald2nd Class WiremanM/11811Royal Navy, HMS Queen Mary30 Lord Street, Southport31/05/191622Portsmouth Naval Memorial, PortsmouthJohn died at the battle of Jutland. He was one of the 1250 men lost when Queen Mary was struck by a salvo from two German battle cruisers. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HatchNorman ClaudeLieutenant 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentHeathfield, Weld Road, Birkdale21/10/191631Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, FranceNorman had just returned to France after receiving his commission, when he was killed while taking part in a bombing party. Before the war he was a solicitor for Lancashire County Council.
HattonWilliamPrivate26689419th Battalion, King's LIverpool Regiment147 Wennington Road, Southport08/01/191819Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Poperinge, BelgiumWilliam was the son of Thomas and Alice Hatton. He died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HawkseyJosephPrivate2907231/5th Battalion, (Territorial Force) Loyal North Lancashire Regiment72 Stamford Road, Birkdale02/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJoseph had only been at the front line for two months when he was killed in action. He was the husband of Edith Hawksey, and before the war was employed as a furniture remover. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HaworthRandolph SingletonLance Corporal1587017th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22 Riding Street, Southport12/10/191630Warlencourt British Cemetery, FranceRandolph was the son of Moses and Margaret Haworth, and was born in Blackburn. He was killed in action during the very heaving fighting in the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye area. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HayesWalter AshtonPrivate43052129th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. (Formerly 2515 King's Liverpool Regiment)Chapel Street, Southport01/12/1917Marcoing Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceWalter was the son of Walter and Ellen Hayes. He was killed by a high explosive shell, whilst trying to defend The Sunken Road, on The Somme. Walter was an electrical engineer by trade.
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HeapJames HaroldPrivate1188988th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, Infantry25/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was the son of the late James and Ann Philothia Heap. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefield.
HeatonJohn EdwardFirst Class StokerK/24693Royal Navy, HMS Queen MaryThrelfalls Lane, Cambridge Road, Southport31/05/1916Portsmouth Naval Memorial, PortsmouthJohn was killed during the Battle of Jutland. He was one of the 1250 men lost, when the Queen Mary was hit by a salvo and sank.
HedleyJoseph WaltonCaptain 2/5th Battalion (Territorial) Lancashire Fusiliers32 Hawkshead Street, Southport13/09/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, FranceJoseph was the son of the late Rev. Matthew Hedley. A fortnight before his death Joseph was badly wounded and taken to one of the field hospitals. Despite undergoing an operation, he succumbed to his injuries. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Hele-ShawHenry Rathbone(Temporary) Lieutenant 70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and the General List92 Coleherne Court, Kensington, London19/07/191620Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Grave Ref. II.A.17Henry was a member of the General Service Corps, founded in 1914 for specialists. He was killed in action whilst piloting a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter A386 of No 70 Sqn RFC, with second Lieutenant Robert Claude Oakes (formerly Royal Field Artillery) as observer. German Pilot Kurt Wintgens claimed a victory over Strutter '9653' near Arras; it was the 9th of his eventual 19 victories.
HelmAlphonsoPrivate3963515th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly 12000 Liverpool Regiment)129 Wennington Road, Southport20/04/191740Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceBefore the war, Alphonso had a window cleaning business, and was a member of the National Reserve. He served at the Old Volunteer Club and was connected with the National Reserve shooting club. He died of wounds received in action on The Somme. He left a widow, Mary. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HelsbyCharles HarryPrivate150221/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, (formerly 22778 Shropshire Regiment)16 Argyle Road, Hesketh Park, Southport24/11/191628St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, FranceCharles was the son of John and Pauline Helsby. He died from gunshot wounds received either on the 12th or 13th November. His brother Cyril was killed three months earlier. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HelsbyCyril NormanCorporal 616413th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Argyle Road, Hesketh Park, Southport16/08/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCyril was the son of John and Pauline Helsby. Before the war he was a cotton goods manufacturer. He was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme. His brother Charles also perished. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HendersonHaroldCorporal 2659997th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Larch Street, Southport24/01/191820Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceBefore the war, Harold worked as a tailor, with Edmund Jackson in Manchester Road. He was nicknamed 'Tiny' as he was one of the tallest members of his unit. He died of wounds received in action. His brother Robin also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HendersonJames SheilPrivate5241013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Saunders Street, Southport09/04/191720Tilloy British Cemetery, FranceJames was the son of Robert and Harriet Henderson. He was shot through the head and died instantly. His captain spoke very highly of him and had put his name forward for a commission. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Henderson Robin (Robert)Private26757th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Larch Street, Southport28/07/191520Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportRobin drowned whilst bathing with his battalion in the sea at Ramsgate. A comrade, Percy Fletcher, went to try and save him but he also drowned. Robin was buried with military honours, in Southport. His brother Harold also perished. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HendyEdward GeorgePrivatePS/78232nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment32 Avondale Road, Southport01/07/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was killed in action on the Battlefield of the Somme. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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HenshilwoodAlexander Russell2nd Lieutenant9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment99 Worcester Road, Bootle09/27/191631Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceAlex joined the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps at Berkhamsted. In January 1916 he received his commission, and later went through some specialised training courses at Aldershot. A capable officer, Alex was was severely wounded in heavy fighting on the front line, finally succumbing to his injuries. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Crosby Library C 940.3 BOO p.2
HepworthFrederick JosephLieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers26 Chestnut Street, Southport20/05/191729Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, FranceFrederick was the son of Alice Peachey (formerly Hepworth), and the late Walter Hepworth. He was killed in action near Arras. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Hershell (Herschell)ErnestCaptain 6th Rifle Battalion (Territorial), King's Liverpool Regiment 31 Norfolk Road, Maidenhead26/09/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, FranceErnest died of wound received in action. He left a widow, Mrs B. M. Hershell.
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HeskethJohnPrivate127155th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary ForceSandon Road, Southport26/04/191535Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Hesketh. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
HeyArthur NoelPrivate3026982/8th Battalion, Manchester RegimentNorwood Crescent, Southport02/04/191719Vermelles British Cemetery, FranceArthur enlisted with the Liverpool Scottish in March 1916. He transferred to the Manchesters and proceeded to France in March 1917. Before the war he was an assistant operator at the Palladium and the Neville Street Picture House.
HeyesLeonard Corporal 2656267th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Bakers Lane, Southport09/04/1918Loos Memorial, France.In 1916, Leonard gallantly rescued a comrade, whom he carried for 2000 yards under heavy shelling. He was wounded at Festubert and killed during the German spring offensive of 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HeyesWilliamSergeant 24227th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Windsor Road, Southport25/09/191626Longueval Road Cemetery, Somme, FranceWilliam enlisted in September 1916, and proceeded to France in March 1915. He took part in heavy fight at Festubert, Loos and at the Somme, where he was killed by shellfire. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HeywoodGeoffrey PricePrivate2656901/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20/09/191719Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGeoffrey enlisted, aged 16, in 1914. He was wounded and went to a dressing station for treatment, as he was leaving he was struck by a shell and killed instantly.
HicklinHaroldLance Corporal2665131st/7th The King's, Liverpool Regiment63 Cemetery Road, Southport25/05/191820Houchin British Cemetery, France. Harold was the son of Charles Hicklin. He enlisted in Bootle, when he was just 17 years old. Harold was killed while leading a 'carrying party', at about 9:30pm. His two brothers were also serving in the forces.
Higgin-BothamCharles EgertonLieutenant 9th Battalion (Territorial) Durham Light Infantry05/11/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
HightonCharles LukeGunner 67617859th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field ArtilleryBrooklyn, Kew Gardens26/05/1917Templex-le-Guerard Cemetery, Somme, France Charles was the son of Mr & Mrs C Hoghton. He had been in France for just nine weeks, when he was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
HightonPercyPrivate2210110th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly 1724 Manchester Regiment54 Hereford Road, Southport20/09/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPercy was a Territorial before the war, and was mobilised immediately. He trained in Southport with the first contingent of Manchesters, before transferring to the Warwicks. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HillSidney (Sydney) Moir-Byres (Second) Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders, (attached to the 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders)25/09/191530Loos Memorial, France.Sydney was the son of Jessie Caroline and the late John Hill, of Barrowmead, Buxton, Derbyshire. He was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on the Western Front.
Hindley SmithEvelyn HayCaptain & Adjutant5th Battalion, Manchester RegimentThe Bungalow, Westbourne Road, Birkdale, Lancs.16/05/191823Ryde Borough Cemetery, Isle of WightEvelyn was the son of William and Catherine Elfrida Hindley Smith. He died at The Peir Hotel Ryde. He had been discharged from the army in 1917 on ill health grounds.
HobanJohnPrivate1873712th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment01/15/1917Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action when the 12th Battalion were in the line at Bois de Harincourt. Harincourt Village Chateau was the German HQ.
HocknellThomasPrivate22411/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment21 Gosford Road, Southport04/06/191525Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, TurkeyThomas was a member of a storming party, which took and occupied a Turkey trench. The trench had been mined by the enemy and the entire party was killed. The bodies were not recovered.
HodgeJohnPrivateS/199178th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)81 Newton Street, Southport03/05/191721Arras Memorial, FranceJohn was the son of William and Mary J. Hodge. John was reported missing, presumed killed during the battle of Arras. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HodkinsonWilliamLieutenant6th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and Royal Air Force22 Knowsley Road, Southport10/09/191821Preseau Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceWilliam was flying as an observer, when his plane was shot down, and reported missing on 9th October 1918. He had previously served with the 6th Kings Liverpool Regiment. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HodsonEdgarCorporal 20571723rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade137 Shakespeare Street, Southport01/06/191843Karachi War Memorial, PakistanEdgar died of enteric fever (Typhoid) in India, where he had been serving for over two years. He had joined the National Reserve at the outbreak of war. Edgar was the husband of Sarah Hodson. Their son George was killed in France the following day. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HodsonGeorge AlbertPrivate2380411/4th Battalion (Territorial Force) Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 197562 Army Service Corps137 Shakespeare Street, Southport02/06/191822Houchin British Cemetery, FranceGeorge had been twice wounded and was coming home to gain his commission when he was killed in action in the German advance on Houchin. His father Edgar died in hospital in India the previous day. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HodsonHarold EdgarSergeant TF 29055B Company, 2/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)92 Cemetery Road, Southport19/04/191727Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelHarold's regiment was attached to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He was at the Suvla bay landing in 1915 and served on the Gallipoli Peninsula until the evacuation. After this he saw action in Egypt and then Gaza. He was killed in action in Palestine. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HodsonWilliam HerbertSapper 28453696th Light Railway. Operating Company, Royal EngineersLiverpool Road, Birkdale30/12/191723Chatby Memorial, EgyptWilliam was aboard the military transporter Aragon, travelling to Palestine, via Egypt. The ship was at anchor off Alexandria when it was torpedoed by a German U-Boat, over 600 people drowned.
HoldenLeonard NeilLieutenant 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers09/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceLeonard was first reported as wounded and missing, then killed in action. He married Doris Marjorie Bracewell in June 1915, they had no children.
HoldenWilliamSergeant4885087th Company, Royal Engineers65 Leamington Road, Ainsdale05/08/1917Feuchy British Cemetery, Pas de CalaisWilliam joined the Royal Engineers in 1914 and was awarded a Military Medal for gallantry during the Somme Campaign. He was mentioned in Despatches for bravery displayed in the fighting at Loos and had also been recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He was killed in action on 8th May 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
HoldenWilliamPrivate16661/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment26/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields.
HollandArthurLance Corporal2417122/5th Battalion, King's Own Lancaster Regiment28/09/1918Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de CalaisArthur was the recipient of a Military Medal, usually given for bravery or gallantry in the field. Arthur died when Hermies was retaken in September 1918. Military Medal
HollandAlfred PercyLeading Stoker308018Royal Navy, HMS Tipperary01/06/1916Portsmouth Naval Memorial, PortsmouthAlfred was killed during the Battle of Jutland. The bridge of the Tipperary was struck, killing the captain, she was unable to move. She sank almost at once, with the loss of eleven officers and 74 ratings.
HolmesArthurGunner 9803126th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery41 Dinorwic Road, Birkdale15/08/191834Glageon Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceArthur was the son of Arthur and Elizabeth Holmes and the husband of Ethel. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HolmesHarryPrivate17087th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment67 Bath Street, Southport04/01/191721Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, BelgiumHarry was a member of the Lewis Gun section. He had seen action at Festubert, Neuve Chapelle, Loos and The Somme. He was on sentry duty when he was shot through the head. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HolmesJohn WilsonLance Corporal6679032nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)Grange House, Grange over Sands22/09/191737Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. He was the son of Robert and Esther Holmes and the husband of Ethel.
HolmesVictorAble SeamanZ/96 ABRoyal Naval Division, 'Nelson Battery' Part Street, Southport02/01/101618Duke Street, SouthportVictor died at the Royal Naval Hospital, Gosport from para typhoid contracted in Gallipoli. He spent 6 months on the peninsula, in total. Before the war Visitor worked as a grocer's assistant.
HoltWilliam ParkinsonCaptain (Pilot)Royal Army Service Corps, attached 29th Squadron.
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24/06/1917Beaumont Communal Cemetery, FranceWilliam was killed in action when flying a Nieuport 23 B1607. He left Le Hameau aerodrome on an Offensive Patrol at 17.55. He was shot down by Uffz Josef Heiligers of Jasta 30.
HootonHowardCadet (Pilot)5326078 Training Squadron (Canada) Royal Flying Corps30 Clairmont Apartments, Montreal27/03/191829Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Texas, USAHoward emigrated to Canada where he married Lillian Leticia (nee Cartwright) at Montreal on the 17th November 1914. He and his wife had two daughters. Howard enlisted as an Aviator Cadet with the Royal Flying Corps (Canada) at Toronto on the 4th December 1917. He was killed whilst with the 78th Training Squadron flying a Curtiss JN-4.
HootonRobertPrivate297137th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry (formerly 4/76683 T.R Battalion)11/09/1918Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Baillulval, Pas de Calais, FranceRobert died of wounds at the 46th Casualty Clearing Station, which was located in Bailleulval during September 1918.
HornbyWilliamLieutenant No. 1 Coy. 17th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12/10/191629Warlencourt British Cemetery, FranceWilliam was the Son of Archdeacon Phipps and Agnes Hornby, of St. Michael's-on-Wyre, Garstang. He was killed in action during the heavy fighting in the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye area. His brother Geoffrey Phipps Hornby also fell.
HorsfallJohn BrownSecond LieutenantMachine Gun Corps12 Elston Road, Formby25/07/191726Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn's headstone reads 'killed in Ypres'.
HortonAlbert FrederickSergeant 2823A44th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial ForceMurgon, Kingargon Line, Wondai, Queensland, Australia14/12/191726Brookwood Military Cemetery, SurreyAlbert died of the results of a shrapnel injury, at London General Hospital, Camberwell. He was the grandson of William Horton, a well known Lord Street Resident.
HoskerJamesLance Corporal2656967th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment66c Botanic Road, Churchtown20/09/191726Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames enlisted in September 1914, and spent about 18 months in France and Flanders. He came through the battle of The Somme, and was killed in action at Ypres. Before the war he was a painter. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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HoughtonAlbertGunner L/3517D Battery, 151st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery8 Thornton Road, Southport05/02/191618Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extention, Somme, FranceAlbert was the son of Wilfred and Elizabeth Houghton. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HoughtonJohnPrivate2421575th Battalion, Border Regiment23/04/1017Arras Memorial, FranceJohn was killed in action during the Battle of Arras.
HowardFrederickRifleman 2027255th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentGreenfield Lane, Marshside Road, Southport09/04/1918Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceFrederick was the third son of the late Inspector Howard (Meadows). He was killed by shellfire, during a preliminary bombardment, prior to an attack by the enemy.
HowardGeorgePrivate189113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 122 Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale17/08/191621La Neuville British Cemetery, FranceGeorge was a territorial and was called up at the beginning of the war. Both of his legs were shattered by shrapnel, he never regained consciousness and died at the 21st Casualty Clearing station.
HowardHenryPrivate26918319th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Inkerman Street, Blackburn03/12/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the son of Hugh Howard, and husband of Isabelle Howard. He was killed in action of the battlefields of Ypres.
HowardHenryLance Corporal1326411th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment76 Tulketh Street, Southport21/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceHenry enlisted in August 1914, and proceeded to France in 1915. He was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme. Before the war he worked for Mr Benn Hunt, Bispham Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardJamesPrivate2656321/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment103 Clifton Road, Southport01/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames enlisted in September 1914, and proceeded to France in March 1915. He was twice wounded, the second time he was hospitalized at Endell Street Hospital, London. He was killed in an advance when a shell burst close by, he died instantly. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardJohnPrivate419671st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment52 Botanic Road, Churchtown14/03/191734Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the son of John and Margaret Howard and was a poulterer at Southport Market. He was killed in action on the Battlefields of The Somme. He left a widow and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardJohnRifleman 2030665th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 25 Guildford Road, Birkdale31/07/191731Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of William Howard, and husband of Elizabeth Ellen. Before the war he worked as a butcher. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardJohnPrivate20207515th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers02/12/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the brother of Albert Howard, Sandon Road, Southport. He was reported wounded and missing. John is one of the almost 35,000 Service men remembered on the Tyne Cot memorial.
HowardJosiahPrivate2022988th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment43 Ash Street, Southport11/03/191628Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJosiah was killed by a German sniper in the front line trenches, he was killed outright. Josiah was the son of Josiah and Margaret Howard, and the husband of Ellen. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardMatthewPrivate4434072nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force109 Warren Road, Southport10/09/191635Vimy Memorial, FranceMatthew had emigrated to Canada in 1911 but returned when war broke out. He enlisted in August 1915, and went on active service in June 1916. He was reported as missing, now believed to have been killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardNorman Lance Corporal3327831/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment88 Linaker Street, Southport20/09/191721Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumNorman was the son of Mr & Mrs G Howard. He joined the army in 1914, going to France the following July. He was wounded in 1916, and spent time at hospital in Southampton. Once recovered in January 1917 he returned to the front line. Shortly before his death Norman was awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry. He was killed in action on the battlefield of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
Howard PercyPrivate2658371/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Bury Road, Southport25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war, Percy was employed at Fennell's. He was reported missing on the Battlefields of the Somme. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HowardPeterCorporal355463rd Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10/10/191826Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, IrelandPeter was the son of John Howard, a coal dealer in High Park. He died when the Royal Mail steam packet R.M.S. Leinster was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea. Over 500 lives were lost, including many crewmen, military personnel on home leave, postal workers and civilian passengers.
Howard ReginaldCorporal 2046315th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Bakers Lane, Marshside20/09/191726Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore the war Reginald worked as a booking clerk at Chapel Street station. Reginald was killed in a trench, taken from the enemy the previous day. His death was instantaneous. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Howard ThomasRifleman 415922/6th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18/12/1917Artillery Wood Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas died on the battlefields of Ypres.
Howard WilliamTrooper173764th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards47 Guildford Road, Birkdale01/12/191819Terlincthun British Cemetery, FranceWilliam died at one of the hospital bases in Terlincthun just a few days before his 20th birthday. Pneumonia had developed following on from influenza. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Howard WilliamPrivate367021/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire RegimentLinaker Street, Southport20/05/1918Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs W Howard. He enlisted in January 1917, and was sent to France the following July. William was killed during the German Spring offensive of 1918, his captain reported that 'He was killed instantly and suffered no pain'.
HowarthFrank BoothPrivate30172Lancashire Fusiliers06/09/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrank was reported wounded and missing during the Battle of Passchendaele also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.
HowarthWallaceLieutenant Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)16/08/1917Bedford House Cemetery, Enclosure No.4, Zillebeke, BelgiumWallace was the son of John Henry and Anne Howarth, of Halifax, Yorks, and Johannesburg, South Africa. He was killed in action during The Battle of Passchendaele also known as the Third Battle of Ypres.
HoweGeorge HenrySecond Lieutenant 151st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison ArtilleryWindsor Road, Southport28/03/1918Fallbourg-D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, FranceGeorge was the son of Mrs. Jessie Howe, of "Woodleigh," The Polygon, Eccles, Lancs. He was killed in action on the front line, near Arras.
HowieWilliam ALance Corporal3200217th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment)Seabank Road, Southport02/08/191627Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceBefore the war, William was a well known tenor vocalist, appearing at the Opera House, Covent Garden in the 1914 season. He was on a night raid, in German trenches with his entire company, when he was seriously wounded and died soon afterwards.
HoyleHaroldPrivate2657057th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment121 Poulton Road, Southport20/02/191719Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, BelgiumHarold was the son of Robert and Jane Hoyle. Before enlisting, he worked at Muirhead and Wilcock's, Chapel Street. Harold enlisted in 1914, proceeding to France in July 1915. He was wounded in October 1915, and was at home on leave during Christmas 1916. He returned to the front and was killed two months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HudsonCharles Herbert(Second) Lieutenant 2nd/5th Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/191526Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceCharles was the son of Henry and Emma Hudson, of 12 Almeida Street, Islington, London. He was killed in action in France.
HughesJohn PrivatePLY/12090Royal Navy, Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS SuvaSt John's Road, Birkdale30/06/191630Plymouth Naval Memorial. Plymouth, DevonJohn died from heat stroke. Suva was docked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He went to the ships doctor complaining of a headache and fever, he looked to be recovering, but suddenly became delirious, he died the following morning.
HulmJohnPrivate7286615th Battalion, Welch Regiment8 Cemetery Road, Southport18/09/191819Vis-en-Artois Memorial, FranceJohn was the son of George and Florence Hulm. He enlisted in July 1917, the aged eighteen and a half, and was drafted to France in April 1918. He was reported as wounded and missing. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HumeWalter William KennethCorporal2400346th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 South View, Waterloo02/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWalter was the younger son of the late James and Mrs Hume, previously employed by London and Lancashire Fire Ins co. He joined Kings Regiment in 1906. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HumphreyCharles LincolnPrivate219477th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (Formerly 4/34287 T.R. Battalion)131 Bedford Road, Southport28/03/191819Arras Memorial, FranceCharles was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith (formerly Humphrey). He was killed in action during the German spring offensive. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HuntWilliamLance Bombardier191388N' Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery104 Chester Road, Southport10/09/1918Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceBefore the war, William was employed by Mr J Boyd, Hoghton Street. He was killed in action on the evening of the 10th September, and buried in the village churchyard by his comrades. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
HurstRichardPrivate1224713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment08/10/1916Vis-en-Artois Memorial, FranceRichard is one of the over 9,000 men, remembered on the Vis-en Artois memorial, who fell between 8 August 1918 to 11 November, in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois.
HuytonEdwardPrivate538231st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, formerly 36643 King's Liverpool Regiment.Bescar Lane, Scarisbrick15/03/191737Etaples Military Cemetery, FranceEdward was the son of Catherine and the late Edward Huyton. Edward died of wounds received in action.
HydeReginaldCorporal 24277th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Sunny Road, Southport20/08/191622La Neuville British Cemetery, FranceReginald was a native of Derby. Before the war he worked at the Vulcan Motor Works. He enlisted at the outbreak of war and was with the first draft from Southport to France. He died of wounds recieved in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
IbbotsonEdwinLieutenant 10th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment11/04/191720Arras Memorial, FranceEdwin was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a raiding party against the enemy and inflicted many casualties. He also assisted in the rescue of several men under heavy fire.Military Medal
IbbotsonRobertLieutenant 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Attached 13th28/04/191727Arras Memorial, FranceRobert was the son of Henry and Josephine Ibbotson, and the brother of Edwin. Both brothers were killed during the Battle of Arras.
IbisonKarl George2nd Lieutenant 213th Squadron, Royal Air Force79 Eastbourne Road, Birkdale04/10/191819St. Baafs-Vijve Churchyard, Belgium. Karl was the eldest son of James George and Louise Ibison. He was reported missing after failing to return from a scouting mission over enemy lines. Before the war he worked for L&Y railway. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
IlesAlbert EdwinColour Sergeant PO/9412Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry86 Old Park Lane, Southport06/05/191535Helles Memorial, Turkey (Panel 2 to 7)Before the war, Albert had been in charge of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines recruiting office in Old Park Lane. He had been connected with the Navy for 19 years and was just two years off claiming his pension. Albert was killed at Gallipoli. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
InghamJamesPrivate13240873rd Battalion (R.H) Canadian Expeditionary Force41 Staynor Avenue, Westmount P.Q. Canada01/03/191718Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, FranceJames was the eldest son of Sergeant J T and Mrs Ingham, Montreal, Canada. They were natives of Southport. James was killed in action.
InskeepCecil JamesSergeant 1075213th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17a Post Office Avenue, Southport23/09/191721Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Cecil was the youngest son of John and Mary Ellen Inskeep. He enlisted in August 1914, and went out to France in 1915. He died of the battlefield of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
IrlamGeorge ArthurLieutenant Attached 2/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment21/06/1917Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceGeorge is listed as killed in action.
IsherwoodWilliamGunner 105082186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery8 Blair Grove, Southport02/06/191827Bac du Sud, British Cemetery, Bailleuval FranceBefore the war, William was a ticket collector and porter at St Luke's station. He died from wounds and the effects of a poison gas attack. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JackmanJohnGunner 21235213th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery72 Tulketh Street, Southport19/09/191829Ramleh War Cemetery, IsraelBefore the war John was employed by the Borough Treasurer's Office. He enlisted in 1914 and saw service in Salonika and Palestine. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JacksonBenjaminGunner 131835190th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery93 Clifton Road, Southport24/10/191729The Huts Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBenjamin was killed at about 11am. He was in a dugout, close to the battery, which was being shelled by German artillery. The dugout took a direct hit, killing Benjamin and one other, a third comrade was wounded. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JacksonEdmundRifleman 208501st Battalion, (Royal Irish Rifles) Royal Irish Regiment 7 Manchester Road, Southport21/03/191833Bouchoir New British Cemetery, FranceEdmund was the son of James Jackson, of Dromore, Co. Down; husband of Mabel Mary Blundell (formerly Jackson). He died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JacksonErnestLance Corporal2660027th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment64 Windsor Road, Southport11/07/191825Pernes British Cemetery, FranceErnest was admitted to a casualty clearing station with wounds to his leg and back. He passed away soon after admission. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JacksonGodfreyLieutenant 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment24 Leyland Road, Southport15/09/191722Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, Vlamertinghe, BelgiumGodfrey was the only son of Mr & Mrs George Jackson. Before the war he was articled with the Town Clerks of Bootle and Southport. He died from his wounds. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JacksonHenryPrivate2673261/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment73 St Luke's Road, Southport31/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHenry was wounded on the battlefield of Ypres, and died the same night. His captain stated that Henry was 'An excellent soldier'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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Jackson James JobPrivate42780342 Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force09/04/1917Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, FranceJames was killed in action during the advance on Vimy Ridge.
Jackson James RalphPrivate2658427th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Duke Street, Southport20/09/191721Mendinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumJames was wounded in the head, and died at the 64th Casualty Clearing Station, based at Mendinghem. He joined up in October 1914 and went to France in August 1915. He was wounded in September 1916, and was sent home to recover. He returned to his unit on Christmas Day. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JacksonPeterPrivate662065th Battalion, Royal Welch FusiliersManchester Road, Southport04/05/1917Savona Memorial, ItalyPeter drowned alongside 400 passengers, when the SS Transylvania was struck by two torpedoes off Cape Valdo. She was being escorted by two Japanese Destroyers at the time.
JacksonTheophilus RudolphCaptainDuke of Cornwall's Light Infantry35 Leyland Road, Southport25/03/1918Roye New British Cemetery, FranceTheophilus was awarded the Military Cross, in the New Year's Honours list, for services during the Somme Advance. He was mortally wounded during the fighting around Roye. He was the son of Frederick James and Mary Anne Jackson. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Cross
JacksonThomasPrivate334261st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment23/07/1918Raperie British Cemetery, Ainse, FranceThomas is listed as killed in action.
JacksonWilliamPrivate26033728th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment03/12/191726Cambrai Memorial, FranceWilliam is listed as 'Killed in action'
JacksonWilliamSergeant 123644th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentDevonshire Road, High Park, Southport09/09/191822Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, FranceWilliam received the Military Medal for bravery in the field. He was wounded twice and had been hospitalized due to fever. He was caught in machine gun fire, on the edge of the German Trench, and was killed instantly.
JacksonWilliamDrummer485334th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment34 Leamington Road, Ainsdale17/04/191821Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam joined up at 17 and spent just over two years on the front line, before his death during the battle of Lys. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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Jeffries (Jefferies)JamesPrivate240321st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling FusiliersEdinburgh01/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
JenkinsWilliam HenryMechanician308004Royal Navy, HMS Warrior72 Leamington Rd Ainsdale06/03/191634Dalmeny and Queensferry Cemetery, West Lothian, ScotlandWilliam was born in Liverpool on 20th March 1883 and died on 3rd June 1916 as a result of wounds sustained at the Battle of Jutland whilst serving aboard HMS Warrior. Read more about William
JohnsonArthurPrivate1474411th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13 Kensington Road, Southport23/12/191733La Brique Military Cemetery No 2, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumArthur was the son of Mr & Mrs Henry Jones. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonHaroldPrivate267486Labour Corps, Formerly 359298 King's Liverpool Regiment1a Shellfield Road, Marshside04/11/191828St Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportHarold is listed as 'Died Home'. He actually passed away at Keithley Military Hospital, Yorkshire. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonHarryPrivate100631st Battalion, Scots Guards10 Old Park Lane, Southport25/01/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de CalaisHarry was killed in action in a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonHarry RimmerLance CorporalG/88246th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment113 Heysham Road, Southport03/05/191730Arras Memorial, FranceHarry was killed during the Battle of Arras. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Johnson. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonJamesPrivateL10985A Battery, 148th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery32 Denmark Road, Southport01/07/191721Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, BelgiumJames was awarded the Military Medal for 'Bravery in the field'. He enlisted in 1915, aged 18. Before the war he worked in the Borough's Treasurer's Officer. James died in hospital, from wounds received the previous evening. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address. Military Medal
JohnsonJohnPrivate2659081/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentHigh Park Road, Southport25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the War John worked as a painter. He enlisted at the beginning of the war and was drafted to France in February 1916. John was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme.
Johnson(Ernest) Norman Private880781/6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers1 Grosvenor Place, Southport26/10/191823Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial, Cemetery, EgyptNorman was the son of Ernest Walter and Grace Johnson. He died of Influenza, at the 19th General Hospital, Alexandra. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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JohnsonRichardPrivate5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Brearly St Handsworth, Birmingham 16/08/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war Richard had worked as a plumber. He enlisted in May 1915, and spent about 2 months on the front line. He was killed in action.
JohnsonRobertGunner 98214202nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery83 Railway Street, Southport25/03/191735Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, FranceRobert died from bronchitis and peritonitis contracted while on active service in France. Before the war he was a postman. He left a widow and five children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonThomasPrivate50351B Company, 12th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment248 Liverpool Road, Birkdale20/11/191722Cambrai MemorialThomas was killed in action during the battle of Cambrai; his brother R L Johnson was wounded. Before the war he worked for Mr W Sawyer (Nurseryman), Walmer Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonThomas HenryPrivate2674312th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Bright Street, Southport07/10/1915Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie, FranceThomas was killed in action. He was the son of Mr S Johnson. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JohnsonThomasGunner159614C Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryPoulton Road25/04/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in the battlefields of Ypres.
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JohnsonWilliam Godfrey EaslamCaptain 1/5th Battalion (Territorial) Manchester Regiment13/10/1917Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, FranceWilliam died of wounds received in action.
JohnsonWilliam HenryLieutenant 4th Battalion (Territorial) Loyal Lancashire Regiment26 Beacham Road, Southport28/06/191719Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam was seriously wounded in the neck, shoulder, hip, left leg and thigh. He died in hospital in Dover. Before the war he was a well known member of Marlborough Hockey club. He was also a prominent football player. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Jolly (Jolley)Sidney Private241558King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry16/08/191719Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportSidney died in Whalley, of wounds received three months previously.
JonesDavid Sergeant 210912/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Chestnut Road, Southport17/08/191547Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportDavid was the husband of Sarah Ann Jones. He was fighting in Gallipoli, when he was wounded. He died at hospital in the UK. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Jones (Johns)EvanPrivate4019Loyal North Lancashire Regiment25/08/191540Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEvan suffered shrapnel wounds to his leg, and died from blood loss approx. 30 minutes later. He had previously served during the Boer War.
JonesFrederickPrivate218124th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force68 Argyle Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia22/08/191628Villers-Bretonneux Memorial FranceFrederick was born in Southport and emigrated to Australia in about 1910. He worked as a painter a decorator in Melbourne. He died of the Somme Battlefields.
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JonesHerbert Private3323679th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment27 Stamford Road, Southport09/07/191521Estaires Communal Cemetery and ExtensionHerbert was the son of John and Rose H. Jones. He died of wounds received in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JonesHubert LesliePrivate1066618th Battalion, Manchester RegimentFleetwood Road, Thornton-le-Sands30/07/191628Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, FranceHubert was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme.
JonesLawrenceGunner 106383255th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery35 Shakespeare Street, Southport12/10/191836Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceLawrence was the husband of Elizabeth Jones. He was hit in the chest by shrapnel and died a few hours later, without ever regaining consciousness. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JonesRichard HenryRifleman 3077098th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17/02/191943Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportRichard was the son of John and Ann Jones. He died of pneumonia.
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JonesWilliam ArthurPrivate35796610th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentGlynAfon Brynsiencyn, Angelsea08/05/191731Balgay Cemetery, Dundee Western Necropolis, AngusWillam died, in Scotland, of wounds received in Ypres. He was the son of Capt. William Jorwerth Jones and Mary Grace Jones.
JonesWilliam JohnPrivate5984133rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Formerly 42887, King's Liverpool Regiment)10 Hampton Road, Southport13/11/1918Cologne Southern Cemetery, GermanWilliam enlisted with the Pals regiment, before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps. He was taken prisoner in March 1918 and was moved between several camps. His last letter was from the POW camp at Friedrichsfield on 27th October. Before the war he was the manager of the Maypole Dairy. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
JudsonGeorge RobertPrivate2577482/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 School Street, Southport20/07/191739Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, FranceGeorge was struck by shrapnel, from a nearby shell explosion, whilst marching toward the trenches with his unit. He was killed instantly, alongside two other men. Before the war he worked for Iddon Bros as a plumber.

Southport’s Fallen K-P

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast Known AddressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
KayEricPrivate2318416th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment97 Mottram Road, Stalybridge28/07/191620Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceEric died of wounds - he would have been treated at either No 5 or 21 Casualty Clearing Stations, which were based at La Neuville.
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KayserGodfrey Theodore EmanuelStewardMerchant Service, SS Transylvania12 Upper Frederick Street, Liverpool04/05/191732Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGodfrey was drowned when SS Transylvania was was struck by a torpedo, off Cape Valdo. One of her escort ships came along side to take off the troops, the other tried engaging the submarine. 20 minutes later the submarine fired a 2nd torpedo sinking Transylvania. Over 400 lives were lost.
KeatingRobert PearsCaptain 1/8th (Irish) Battalion, (Territorial) King's Liverpool Regiment18/07/1917Vlamertinghe New Military CemeteryRobert was sent to the front line in in 1915 and was wounded at Festubert (June 1915). In 1917 he returned to the front, in command of a battalion. He was killed in action. Robert was a keen marksman, he gain at distinction at a musketry course at Bisley.
KeenHenry AlfredBoy First ClassJ/37092Royal Navy, HMS Invincible5 Beaconsfield Road, Southport31/05/191617Plymouth Memorial, Plymouth, DevonHenry was killed in action at The Battle of Jutland. Invincible was the flagship of Rear Admiral Horace Hood. 21 ships, and over 9000 lives were lost on both sides, during the battle. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KeenanJamesCorporal 1814412th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Byron Street, Workington, Cumberland18/01/191723Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumJames was the son of John and Jane Keenan. He died of wounds received on the battlefields of Ypres.
KellettPeterCorporal 3079368th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment88 Stamford Road, Southport31/07/191728Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBefore the war Peter was a gardener, working for Mr Hoyle, Westcliffe Road. He was killed in action on the Battlefield of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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KellyJames SheilLieutenant 2/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers19 Church Road, Birkdale29/03/191820St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceJames died of wounds received in action. He was the son of Joseph W. and Clara Kelly and before the was was employed by Messrs. Reynold and Gibson. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KemberWalterLieutenant 7th Battalion (Territorial) Lancashire Fusiliers. Attached Royal Flying Corp5 Dover Road, Birkdale01/09/191726Harlebeke New British Cemetery, BelgiumWalter was acting as an observer on a artillery observation patrol over Polygon Wood. They were shot down at 7.50am by Baron Manfred von Richthofen. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KenyonJohn de WintonLieutenant 4th Battalion (Att. 1st Battalion) King's Liverpool Regiment14 Farnborough Road, Birkdale16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, FranceJohn was killed when reinforcing the leading regiments in captured German Trenches. He was trying to locate German snipers when he was hit. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KershawJames WilliamCorporal S/1427512th Battalion, Rifle Brigade ( The Prince Consort's Own)50 Hart Street, Southport07/10/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. He was a former member of the Old Southport Company Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve. James's brother Thomas was also killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KershawThomas EdmundGunner 5402424th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery50 Hart Street, Southport05/01/191727Longueval Road Cemetery, FranceThomas enlisted in November 1915 and was sent to France the following August. He had been on home leave just before Christmas, reporting back on 22nd December. He was killed in action, just over a fortnight later. In October 1916, Thomas' brother also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KewleyRobert AlbertLance Corporal446798438th Field Company, Royal Engineers12 Kew Road, Southport10/04/191740Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, FranceRobert was the husband of Norah Kewley. He died of wounds received during the Battle of Arras. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KilbyAlfred HughCorporal 4615719th Battalion (Tyneside Pioneers) Northumberland Fusiliers01/05/191735Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, FranceAlfred enlisted in in March 1916 and was drafted to the front in December 1916. He was fatally wounded in an advance during the battle of Arras.
KingstonHaroldPrivate2141319th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Cemetery Road, Southport11/07/191623Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, FranceHarold was the son of James and Annie M. Kingston. He was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KinnishJohn JPrivate359441/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment26 Warren Road, Southport30/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, France"Mrs Kinnish has received official word that her husband is missing and presumed to be a prisoner" - Southport Visiter 18/12/1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KirkhamAlbertPrivate5280517th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment54 St. Andrew's Avenue, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston15/11/1916Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, FranceAlbert was the son of Peter and mary Kirkham. He died of wounds received in action.
KnaptonJohn ThomasPrivate25947th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentYard Cottage, Corporation Yard, Southport25/09/191629A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, FranceJohn (Tom) was hit in the side by a bullet during an attack on German Trenches. He asked his comrades to send his 'dancing clogs' home to his mother should he be killed. Before the war he worked for the GPO postal dept.
KnowlesRobert DavidsonCorporal 24557th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Beatty Road, Southport16/05/191527Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceRobert was killed in action during the battle of Festubert. Before the war he was a schoolmaster at Holy Trinity school. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
KollerJoseph OswaldPrivate5235413th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers210 Portland Street, Southport24/08/191835Daours Communal Cemetery ExtensionJoseph was the secretary of the junior department of the YMCA, and worked for Boothroyds before the war. Previously wounded times before, Joseph died at the 53rd Casualty which was located at Vecquemont. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LaceyJohn NoblePrivate26733512th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Irton Road, Southport02/04/1918John was reported missing in action on 21st March. He was badly wounded and had to return to England for treatment. He went to back the front line on 3rd March, going missing presumed dead 18 days later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LancasterPercySecond Lieutenant122nd Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)15 Lingdale Road, West Kirby.15/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePercy was killed in action during The Battle of Flers–Courcelette.
LanghorneErnestLance Corporal2656271/7th Battalion, (Machine Gun Section) King's Liverpool Regiment85 Kensington Road, Southport09/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceErnest was killed in action at the Battle of Guillemont. Ernest was the youngest of three brothers; Percy died of wounds two years after Ernest. Joseph survived the war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LanghornePercyPrivate370027th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment 85 Kensington Road, Southport05/08/191834Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, FrancePercy was seriously wounded in both legs, he was taken to a casualty clearing station but two days later he passed away. His elder brother Ernest was killed in 1916. A third brother, Joseph, survived the war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LawAlfred EdwardPrivate128587D Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery32 Avondale Road, Southport05/09/191828St Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportAlfred was badly wounded on 21st March 2018, he returned to England for treatment but didn't survive. He returned from South Africa to enlist at the beginning of the war. He left a widow, Irene Florence. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LawrenceFrederick WilsonCaptain 3/5th Battalion (Reserve General List)33 Crosby Road, Southport09/12/1915Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportFrederick is listed as 'Died Home' in Birkdale of a malignant growth. His brothers George, Harold and Herbert were also killed in action. He left a widow Beatrice.
LawrenceGeorge RandolphSapper 2668961st Field Company, Royal Engineers01/08/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge is the son of the late Isaac Wilson Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence. He is one of the 55,000 names listed on the Menin gate Memorial, who have no known grave.
LawrenceHaroldLance Corporal2775362/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment125 Wennington Road, Southport21/03/191819Pozieres Memorial, FranceHarold was wounded in the Battle of the Somme; he received hospital treatment in France before returning to the front line. He was selected to display his military skills for the Kings, during a visit to the troops in France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LawrenceHerbert OrlandoPrivate22771929th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)23/02/191737Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, FranceSon of Isaac Wilson Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence. He died of disease at one of the Casualty clearing stations located in Lapugnoy and Lozinghem.
LawrenceHarold RaymondLieutenant 12th Battalion, (Att.Trench Mortar Battery) North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's)28/10/191830Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportHarold was the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Lawrence. He died of wounds received in action. He would have been transported back to England for treatment.
LawrensonEdwardSapper 78478No 1 Wireless Observation Group, Royal Engineers43 Tithebarn Road, Southport08/11/191826Douai Communal Cemetery Extension, Edward died, just three days before Armistice, at No. 42 casualty Clearing Station, which was located in Douai. He was the son of Martin Luther and Mary Elizabeth Lawrenson. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LaycockWilliam EdwardPrivate392346th Battalion, South Wales Borders.41 Caledonia Road, Keighley. Yorkshire01/10/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBefore the war William had worked at the Southport Visiter, he was one of the first local journalists to enlist via Lord Derby's scheme. He had been married for just over two years at the time of his death, on the Somme Battlefields
LeadbetterJohn HenryPrivate4957217th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentKnottingley, York30/04/191828Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, FranceJohn Henry posthumously received the Military Medal for gallantry and services to his country from 27th April - 1st May 1st 1918. He died at a Casualty Clearing Station of wounds received the day before. He left a widow, Maude, who he had been married to for less than two years. Military Medal
LeeJohn WilliamPrivate2667581st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, (formerly 15/36657 Liverpool Regiment)05/05/191741Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn enlisted in 1917. He had been at the front line approx. 10 weeks when he was killed in action. He was buried by his comrades in a French cemetery.
LeeWilliam EdwardSergeant8581/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment26 Thornton Road, Southport16/05/191540Le Touret Memorial, FranceWilliam went missing during the 'famous' charge of the 7th KLR at Festubert. Before the war he was a painter. He left a widow and four small children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeedaleFrancisPrivate26574419th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment121 Heysham Road, High Park, Southport30/03/191829Pozieres Memorial, FranceFrancis enrolled with the Liverpool Pals in 1914, he was drafted out to France in July 1916. Twice wounded, he spent Christmas 1917 in hospital with Dysentery. He was posted as missing in March 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeekeDouglas CecilPrivate64043C Company, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment118 Sefton Street, Southport07/06/191733Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road, Military Cemetery, BelgiumBefore he enlisted in 1916, Douglas had worked for Messrs. Iddon Bros. London Street. He had a keen interest in the work of St John's Ambulance, which served him well in France, where he acted as a stretcher bearer. He was killed by shrapnel and laid to rest in a nearby shell hole. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeeseJohn ScuttPrivate29131/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment07/08/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyJohn was killed in action in Gallipoli.
LeeversCharlesPrivate13587th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Nelson Street, Southport18/04/191519Guard Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceA printer by trade, Charles was engaged to Hetty Evans. He had been in the trenches for 28 days, when he was killed by shrapnel. On the day he died he had written to his employer stating that he was keeping well and with luck would see out the war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeeversFrederick Private2594119th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentUnion Street, Southport18/10/191720Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick enlisted in 1915, he was gassed during the battle of Loos, and twice wounded near Guillemont. He was killed, at night, by shellfire whilst engaged in a working party.
LeighCharles EdwardPrivate24027th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBradley Street, Southport04/07/1915Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles is listed as 'Killed in action'. Before the war he worked as a poster at St Luke's Station. He left a widow and one child, born after he went to France.
LeighHarryPrivate1763713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Leyland Road, Southport19/11/191427St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, FranceHarry enlisted with the Pals regiment, later transferring to the 13th Battalion. He spent time in hospital suffering from shrapnel wounds, returning to his unit once recovered. He died at the No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, which was located at Gezaincourt. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeighJames WallacePrivate117281st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment45 Railway Street, Southport19/11/191427Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceJames was stationed in Aldershot prior to embarking for France. He was wounded at Ypres and died at the 11th General Hospital in Boulogne. Before the war he worked a a driver. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeishGeorge Lance Corporal165806th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment37 Derby Road, Southport11/08/191526Helles Memorial, TurkeyGeorge enlisted in September 1914 and was posted to Gallipoli the following summer. He was reported injured and missing in the Dardanelles. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeonardThomasPrivate3177472nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own)15/06/1915Le Touret Memorial, FranceThomas was reported as missing, presumed dead during the Battle of Givenchy.
LevasonDesmond Gee GranvilleCaptain 1st Battalion, Hereford Regiment1 Fisher Drive, Southport27/03/191725Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelDesmond was the husband of Ida Levason, and son of Peyton and Elizabeth Granville. He died of wounds received fighting on the Judean border of Palestine. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeviHarryLieutenant 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)16 Scarisbrick New Road, Southport30/11/191727Cambrai Memorial, FranceLevi was killed in action during the battle of Cambrai. Before the war he was a well known Manchester Solicitor and a member of the Southport Hebrew Congregation Synagogue. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LewisCharlesStokerSS/108260Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve, Royal Navy Division. "Howe Battalion"105 Kew Road, Birkdale04/06/191523Helles Memorial, TurkeyCharles remains were discovered near a stream called Covan Road, he had almost reached his intended target of the Turkish firing line. The firing have been very intense and many stokers from A company lost their lives. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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LeylandJames Gunner2830399222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery13 Kent Road, Southport07/11/1918Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. IraqJames had been in the army for eleven years, and has seen service in India before war broke out. He died of his wounds in hospital in Mesopotamia, en route to England for Christmas. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LeylandThomasCorporal 91671st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers94 Bispham Road, Southport15/03/191530Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was killed in the fierce fighting at the Battle Neuve Chapelle. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LillFrederick WalterPrivate3742512th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment43 Old Park Lane, High Park, Southport24/03/191822Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceFrederick was killed in action during the German spring offensive of 1918. He has been in the army for just over two years. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LinakerWilliam BallPrivate208364Labour Corps67 Chatham Road, Birkdale02/04/191841Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam died of illness at a military hospital in England. He left a widow, Mary Elizabeth, and four children.
LingFergus GrahamCaptain King Edward Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment)62 Liverpool Road, Birkdale16/12/191835Wetheral Cemetery CumberlandFergus died in England after the war after Armistice. Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool on the 19th June 1919 by William Norman Ling, corn merchant. He was described as a corn merchant as well as an army officer. His effects were valued at £25,815 6d (£1.2 million at current values.) The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LittleJames RobertLance Corporal1959711th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment53 Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale12/04/191820Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleil, Nord, FranceBorn in Formby, James enlisted in Southport and was sent to France. He was killed in action during the Battle of Lys, in the area of the village of Doulieu. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LittleThomasPrivate446611B Company, 1st Battalion, South Wales BorderersGoldrill House, Patterdale10/11/191721Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, BelgiumThomas was the eldest son of Mr T Little, Shore Road, Ainsdale. He was killed in action. Before enlisting, he was an Engineering Student at Liverpool University.
LittlerCharlesPrivate675616th Reserve Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers112 Bedford Road, Birkdale09/11/191817Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportCharles died of pneumonia at the Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, in Bridlington. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LittlerJohnPrivate2851042nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment31/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
LiveseyJamesPrivate2657954th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment53 Stamford Road, Birkdale16/04/191822Ploegsteert Memorial, BelgiumJames was the son of James & Ellen Livesey. He was listed as 'assumed dead'. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LivingstoneJacobPrivate2518461/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment13 Saunders Street, Southport09/12/191725Bethune Town Cemetery, FranceJacob was initially drafted out to Egypt where he served for about 15 months, prior to going out to France, where he died of wounds received. Before the war he was a prominent member of the Southport Liberal Club and the Olympic Rugby Team. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LloydHenryLance Corporal2656777th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Brighton Road, Birkdale19/08/191719Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportHenry enlisted in the army in 1914 and as soon as he turned 19 he went to the Front. He was wounded in Festubert and was invalided home. Read more about Henry
LloydHugh GregsonPrivate4890212th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment65 Sidney Road, Southport17/09/191726Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore enlisting Hugh was a gardener and a member of the United Reformed Church, Churchtown. He was killed in action by enemy shelling. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LloydJamesPrivate381126D Company 13th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMercer's Cottage, Altcar, Formby31/08/191819Honorable Artillery Company Cemetery, Ecoust-St-Mein, FranceJames enlisted in Southport and was sent to France. He died during the 2nd Battle of the Somme, near Bullecourt.
LloydPeterSapper 146051152nd Field Company, Royal Engineers15/11/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme FrancePeter was killed in action on the Battlefields of the Somme.
LloydRichard GlynLieutenant 19th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13/09/191623Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceRichard was amongst the original draft which went to France in 1915. He served during the Battle of the Somme, receiving a Military Cross for Conspicuous Gallantry in action. On the night of 12th September, Richard was part of a raiding party, which was discovered and engaged. He and three others were killed. Military Cross
LloydSamuelPrivate13821A Company, 12th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment7 Market Street, Southport18/09/191823Doiran Memorial, GreeceSamuel was presumed dead, listed as killed in action in the Balkans. He was the son of Jane Lloyd and the late Samuel Lloyd. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LongtonChristopherPrivate28959th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentNorth Moor lane, Halsall, Ormskirk12/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme FranceChristopher was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
LovellGeorge ReginaldTrooper22822nd Household Battalion, LifeguardsFlint Mountain, Flint, North Wales26/05/191731Etaples Military Hospital, Pas de Calais. FranceGeorge was initially received gunshot wounds to the chest. He lay in no-mans land for two days, receiving a further shot in the right shoulder from a sniper. He was taken to the general hospital in Camiers, despite two operations he died of his wounds. He left a widow and two children.
LoveridgeErnest3rd Air Mechanic307231Recruits Training Centre Wing, Royal Air Force10 Union Street, Southport31/10/191828Holy Trinity Churchyard, SouthportErnest died of Influenza at Blandford Camp, South Dorset. He had only been in the service for 3 weeks. Before the war he worked for his father as a plumber. His brother Fred was killed in action at Festubert. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LoveridgeFrederickSergeant 24087th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Union Street, Southport17/05/191527Bethune Town Cemetery, FranceFred died at Bethune Hospital from wounds received during the 'famous' charge of the 7th KLR at Richebourg St. Vaast (Part of the Battle of Festubert). His brother Ernest died from influenza. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LovettHugh McVeyLieutenantR.N.R. H.M. Trawler "Sarah Alice"33 Coronation Road, Great Crosby26/09/191627Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, DevonHugh served his time with Messrs. McVicar Marshall & Co. on board their sailing ship Dunfermline, his first experience in steam being as third officer in the Ellerman Line and latterly in the Branch Line. He was second officer of the SS Elm Branch when he left to obtain his extra master's certificate and was given a commission in the Royal Naval Reserve. He was killed in action with a submarine off Fair Island. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LoweFrederick CharlesPrivate2155119th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment30/01/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme FranceFrederick was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
LoweJamesCorporal 26745113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment55 Virginia Street, Southport08/06/191822Chocques Military Cemetery, FranceJames was part of a covering party, for wire cutters; they were spotted by the enemy and came under machine gun fire. Two were killed and four were wounded, including James who had been shot through the head. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LoweJohn StanleyLance Corporal14th Battalion (The Royal Irish Rifles) Royal Irish RegimentStation Hotel, Harrogate06/05/191619Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action on The Somme battlefields.
LoweThomas EdwardActing BombardierRMA9252Royal Marine Artillery, SS Pacific Transport3 Cedar Street, Southport30/09/191836Cardiff City Cemetery, WalesThomas had served with the Royal Marine Artillery for 18 years. In 1918 an influenza epidemic hit the Pacific Transport, cots were set up in the brig and in the open corridors. Thomas died at hospital in Cardiff. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LoweWilliam HenryPrivate107274th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment55 Virginia Street, Southport27/04/191523The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was one of four brother who all served. James was killed in action, George was wounded and Fred was taken prisoner (both survived). Before the war William was an apprentice with Haworth and Son, East bank Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LumbCharles FrederickPrivate4731719th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment40 Shaws Road, Birkdale15/04/191737Etaples Military Hospital, Pas de Calais. FranceCharles was the son of George and Emma Lumb; and husband of M. A. Lumb. He is listed as 'died of Wounds'. He would most probably have been treated at one of the many hospitals situated around Boulogne. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LundThomasSergeant S4/14487172nd Labour Company, Royal Army Service Corps39 Poulton Road, Southport30/10/191825Madras 1914 -18 War memorial, Chennai (Katapahar New Cemetery, Jalapahar)Thomas was the son of Robert and Harriet Lundmore. He is one of the 1000 servicemen and women who died in India during the First World War, commemorated on the Madras memorial. He died in Darjeeling. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LuntAlbertBoy SignallerJ/41667Royal Navy, HMS Invincible151 Heysham Road, Southport31/05/191617Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, DevonAlbert was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland. He had been through a course of training on HMS Powerful and then Shotley Barracks, from there he joined Invincible. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
LuntJamesPrivate373511/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment9 Bury Road, Birkdale30/09/1917Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelJames was killed in action in Syria. He left a widow and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MacFarlin ( McFarlane)PeterPrivate3079521/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22 Broome Road, Birkdale24/02/191820Gorre British Cemetery, FrancePeter was killed in action during the German Spring offensive in 1918. His brother William also perished. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MacFarlin (McFarlane)WilliamPrivate6245636th Battalion (Territorial) Northumberland Fusiliers22 Broome Road, Birkdale03/08/191819Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Rivi?re, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was killed in action in the Arras region. His older brother Peter was also killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MachlinPeterPrivate303296619th Battalion10/10/1918Bucquoy Road, Cemetery, Ficheux, FrancePeter died of wounds at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station near Arras. He had severe shrapnel wounds to the left hand and arm.
MaddenThomas HyltonLieutenant King's Liverpool Regiment10/03/1915Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, FranceThomas was killed in action Givenchy. He was leading his platoon in a charge on the German trenches at Neuve Chapelle. He had only been back at the trenches for four days, after being on leave in Southport.
MaddenJohnPrivate (Wheeler)L/17927Royal Field Artillery143 Kew Road, Birkdale15/04/1917Roclincourt Valley Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was killed in action during the Battle of Arras. Tragically his wife received a postcard from her husband, dated 14th April, stating that he was 'quite well'. Before the war he was a joiner, with Messers. J & A Gibb of Everton Road.
MakinAlbertLance Corporal263711st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers104 Shakespeare Street, Southport10/04/1918Pozieres Memorial, FranceAlbert was wounded on the 11th April, when a large piece of shrapnel embedded itself into his pocket wallet, saving his life. He died of wounds, whilst a prisoner of war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MakinArthurCorporal 523487th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment77 Dinorwic Road, Birkdale30/09/191828Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, FranceArthur was killed in action near Cambrai, France. He left a widow, Selina Beatrice Makin. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MakinsonFrederick ValentineLieutenant 3rd Battalion (Attached 4th Battalion) King's Liverpool Regiment49 Claremont Road, Southport14/04/191820Ploegsteert Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick enlisted aged just 16, in 1914. He was first wounded in July 1916, he returned to England to recover and went back to his unit. In 1918 he was killed instantly by a shell explosion, he was buried where he fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MakinsonHarryLance Corporal2657941/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment71 Stamford Road, Southport31/07/101721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHarry enlisted in 1914, and served two years in France. He was hit by a piece of shell (Shrapnel) which killed him instantly. His brother William also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MallinsonCharles HeathcoteCaptain 11th Battalion, East Lancashire RegimentHawkshead Street, Southport26/06/191825Niederzwehren Cemetery, Cassel, GermanyCharles was wounded by a shell on May 1917; he was able to remain on duty. He was then injured and taken prisoner December 1917. He died at Ingolstadt POW camp in Bavaria 6 months later.
ManleyJohn HunterCaptain Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Att. 59th Rifles)Moorland House, Heswall, Cheshire.09/01/191726Amara War Cemetery, IraqJohn was killed in action in Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq. He spent his holidays in Southport, with his aunt and uncle who lived in Churchtown.
MarlowGeorgeLieutenant 6th Battalion (Territorial) Lancashire Fusilier26/08/1916St. John Churchyard, Lostock Gralam, CheshireJohn died at Branshott Hospital, Hampshire, of injuries received during Bomb Throwing practice.
MarriottJohn AlfredPrivate92233rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force2 Winter Gardens Terrace, Southport15/03/191523Sailly Sur La Lys Canadian CemeteryOn his attestation papers John is listed as being 5ft 7", with light brown hair and blue eyes. He died of wounds received in the trenches near Neuve Chapelle.
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MarsdenFrederick Private4660507th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force11/10/191639Vimy Memorial, FranceFrederick was killed by a shell during an enemy bombardment of the trenches, which had just been captured by the Canadian Forces. He had emigrated from Southport to Canada 13 years years before his death. Frederick left a wife and four children.
MarsdenPhilip SidneyLieutenant 9th Battalion, Manchester RegimentOaken Road, Rochdale30/05/191723Neuville Bourjonval British Cemetery, FrancePhilip was killed in action near Cambrai.
MarsdenThomas Lance Corporal4182117th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSmithy Lane, Scarisbrick04/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. Before the war he was employed by the L and Y Railway. He left a widow and one child.
MarsdenThomas ArthurPrivate40941 formerly T4/141825 Royal Army Service Corp1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment16 Bold Street, Southport03/10/1917Tyne Cot, Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. He left behind a widow. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MarshallCharles Private572508th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)Chatham Road, Birkdale08/07/1916Warloy Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme FranceCharles enlisted in 1915 and was drafted to France. He was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme. Before the war he was employed by the Building Supplier Company, Eastbourne Road.
MarshallJamesPrivate2043911/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment263 Liverpool Road, Birkdale16/10/1918Rue-David, Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, FranceJames enlisted in November 1916 and was drafted to France in May 1917. He was seriously gassed in October 1917, and returned to his unit once recovered. He has been back at the front for approx. 1 month when he was sent as a runner with an important message for the advanced positions; he was killed by a shell explosion. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MarshallJamesLance Corporal83883rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps97 Heysham Road, Southport10/05/191526Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames had taken part in the heavy fighting around Neuve Chapelle, when he was killed in action. Before the war he was employed by the Cheshire Lines railway Company. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MarshallMorris HortonPrivate974681/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment)8 Duke Street, Southport26/06/191819Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceMorris enlisted in 1917, aged 18. He died of wounds at a casualty clearing station, near Lens. Before the war he has served his time as an apprentice at Messrs. Whitesides. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MarshallWilliamPrivate3604020th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment14 Segars Lane Ainsdale08/01/191729Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action during the battle of Pilkem Ridge. His battalion were pinned down in a shallow trench under heavy shelling. He died alongside one officer and 41 other ranks. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MartinLukePrivate26582718th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentNewton Street29/04/1918Tyne Cot, Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumLuke enlisted in October 1914 and was drafted to France the following July. He had been twice wounded, returning to the front lines after both incidents, before he was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
MartinSidney GrantSecond Lieutenant 13th/17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery18/04/191722Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy les Mofflaines, FranceSidney was killed in action near Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines.
MastersDavid WilliamPrivate290462nd/5th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment3 Bedford Road, Birkdale10/03/191831Anzac Cemetery, FranceBefore the war David worked for Stewarts, gardeners of Belmont Street. David was killed at approx 6pm, whilst enjoying a meal. An enemy shell fell amongst him and his comrades, injuring several of them. David was killed instantly. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MatearNorman Hirst LawrenceCaptain 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment25/09/191526Loss Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceNorman was the son of Huon Arthur Matear and Imeon Hirst Matear. He is one of 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial.
MatherAlfred LusingtonLieutenant 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment07/01/1917Vlamertinghe Military CemeteryAlfred was the son of Edward Lushington Mather and Rose Eleanor Mather, of Over Tabley, Cheshire. He was killed in action on Sunday 7th January 1917.
MathwinDouglas GatecliffLieutenant 1/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment09/05/191529Le Touret Memorial, FranceBefore the war Douglas was a chartered accountant in Liverpool, and acted as the treasurer for the Birkdale and Southport Cricket Club. He was killed in action near Richebourg, Aubers Ridge.
MattesonLeonardMajorRoyal Army service Corps11/04/1916All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green, Kensington and Hammersmith, London.Leonard took part in the retreat at Mons and the battle of Marne before being transferred to Gallipoli. Read more about Leonard
Mawdsley (Mawdsley)GeorgePrivate5197013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11/04/1918Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceGeorge is one of the 20,000 officers and men remembered on the Loos Memorial, who have no known grave.
MawdsleyGeorge WilliamPrivate7188B Company, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards120 Poulton Road, Southport07/10/191424Vendresse Churchyard, Aisne, FranceGeorge was injured and died of his wounds in hospital a few hours later. His officer stated that he did not suffer as he was unconscious the whole time. He left a widow, Harriet. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MawdsleyJohnAble SeamanMersey/14/169 ABRoyal Navy, HMS Viknor, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve78 St Luke's Road, Southport13/01/1915Plymouth Memorial, Plymouth, EnglandJohn was killed when HMS Viknor was lost in heavy seas off Tory Island in the Irish Sea. 22 officers and 273 rating were drowned. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MawdsleyPeterSergeant2655081/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Watchyard Lane, Formby27/07/191724Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumPeter fought in several battles during his service, including the Battles of Festubert, Loos, Ypres and Aubers Ridge. Peter was killed in action after being caught in shellfire. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MaxwellJohnPrivate5287117th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment76 Eastbank Street, Southport12/10/191528Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Maxwell and prior to the war worked as a Tailor. He had been on active service for 3 months when he was shot through the heart on the Somme battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MayAdrian RobsonSecond Lieutenant 5th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentEversley, Riverbank Road., Heswall, Cheshire08/09/191619Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel - Becourt, FranceAdrian was killed in action, on the Somme battlefields
MaybrickThomas LeonardLance Corporal2362817th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLancaster Road, Birkdale30/07/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceTomas was the only son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Maybrick. At the outbreak of war he returned from Chile, where he was working. He was killed by a sniper, on the battlefields of The Somme.
MayorThomasSergeant 1988114th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentStanley Hotel, Newgate, Upholland16/09/1916Doiran Memorial, GreeceThomas was one of the British Salonika, fighting in Macedonia. The Force suffered some 2,800 deaths in action between October 1915 to the end of November 1918.
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McCabeFredRifleman 725336th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment42 Tulketh Street, Southport30/09/191836Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, FranceFred was killed in action in the area around Anneux, which was captured from the Germans on 27th September 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McCaffreyEdwardPrivate30967th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 St Lukes Grove, Southport16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, FranceEdward was killed in the 'Famous' charge of the 7th at Richebourg St. Vaast, during the Battle of Festubert. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McCandlishWilliam EwartLieutenant 20th London Battalion Regiment, (Blackheath and Woolwich)24/03/1918Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam is one of the almost 35,000 men listed on the Arras Memorial, who have no known grave.
McConnanGeorgeCaptain 10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) (Territorial), King's Liverpool Regiment09/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was killed in action on the Battlefield of The Somme.
McConnanJamesLieutenant Att. 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment15 Grosvenor Road, Birkdale20/09/191635Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert, FranceJames was the youngest son of Mrs McConnan and the late Charles McConnan. After enlisting he served in Gallipoli, Egypt and the desert, before ending up in France, where he was killed. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McDiarmidDavidLieutenant East Lancashire Regiment10/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
McDonnellAlexanderGunner 166671214th Siege Battery (V Corps heavy Artillery) Royal Garrison Artillery5 Park Road, St. Anne's on Sea05/09/191737Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, BelgiumAlexander was killed whilst serving with his battery in the battlefields around Ypres.
McDougallGustavePrivateS/1211831st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)98 Upper Aughton Road, Southport17/11/191721Passchendaele New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumGustave was killed by shellfire. He was patrolling along a road, with No. 3 platoon when a shell burst amongst them. Gustave and another soldier were killed instantly, three more were wounded. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McGillRoy AlvaCorporal 609724th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial ForceGulargambone, New South Wales, Australia19/09/1916Calvaire Cemetery, Mont Brehain, Ainse, FranceRoy was killed in action on Saturday 5th October 1916.
MacIntoshDavidGunner 188542296th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery24/12/191718Rocquigny Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manacourt, FranceDavid enlisted in 1916, aged just 17. At the end of 1917 his family received a letter from a matron of the hospital stating that he had been wounded in both legs and has passed away peacefully at 4pm, on December 24th. Prior to the war he had lived with his mother and sister.
McKenzieDanielPrivate59942nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment4 Bedford Road, Birkdale27/10/1914Le Touret Memorial, FranceDaniel was killed in action during heavy fight around Neuve Chapelle. He was a reservist who was called up at the beginning of the war. He left a wife and four children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McKieDavidPrivate365672/6th Battalion, Royal Warwicks5 Rossett Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool11/11/191819St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceDavid died of wounds received in action, at one of the general hospitals in Rouen.
McKieWilliam Private27097th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment116 Eastbourne Road, Southport11/08/191620La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceWilliam was killed in action on The Somme battlefield. William and his cousin Harry Bury died side by side, as they were killed by the same shell explosion. Before the war he was a clerk with Messrs. Rylance & Sons, Liverpool. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McLaren (MacLaren)Ernest CecilCaptain 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers27 Grosvenor Road, Southport01/07/1916Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, FranceErnest was awarded the Military Cross for 'Conspicuous coolness and good work when leading a raid on enemy trenches'. He was last seen leading his men across three lines of German trenches, later he was found to have been killed in action. Before the war Ernest was a well known cricketer, having captained Manchester Cricket Club. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Cross
McLarenRoyalLieutenant Cheshire Regiment"Ilsenburg," Ainsdale, Southport.24/07/191635Dive Copse British Cemetery, Somme, FranceRoyal obtained a commission with the Cheshire Regiment in April 1915, and was drafted to the front in January 1916. He was wounded and would have been treated at the XIV Corps Main Dressing Station situated on the Bray-Corbie Road, he died of his injuries.
McLellanHarold NobleLieutenant Manchester Regiment67 The Promenade, Southport09/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold enlisted on his 18th birthday and gain a commission with the Manchester regiment in April 1915. He was killed in action at Ovillers-La-Boiselle. Before the war he was apprenticed to mather & Platt Ltd., Manchester. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
McLellanHectorSergeant228343London Regiment, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers25/10/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHector was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
McLoughlinThomasPrivate301458th Battalion, King's Own Lancaster Regiment80 Chatham Road, Birkdale09/04/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas has enlisted approx. 18 months prior to his death in action. Before the war he was employed by Messrs. Buck & Hodson, Shakespeare Street.
McMasterWallace AndrewCorporal 76231st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry92 Tulketh Street, Southport20/04/191730Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWallace travelled out to France with the original Expeditionary force. He was twice gassed at the Battle of Loos. Wallace was wounded on the 18th April and died two days later. 12 days before his death, he was awarded the Military Medal. His sister collected the Medal at Fulwood Barracks. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
McNicollCharles FleetwoodPrivate5288419th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Park Street, Southport16/04/1918St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceCharles was the youngest son of William and Anna McNicholl. He died of wounds received in action.
McQuigganJamesPrivate2106718th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24/11/1918St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceJames died of wounds received at The Battle of St Quentin Canal which began on 29 September 1918. He died after the armistice was signed.
Meadows (Meadow)Harold JamesGunner105073Royal Field Artillery 71st Brigade, HQMoss Side, Formby05/10/191622Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, FranceHarold is listed as 'Killed in Action'.
MedringtonStanhope Marcus HamiltonPrivate41524414th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish)44 Grosvenor Road, Southport21/08/191837Locre No. 10 Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumStanhope was killed in action on the battlefields around Ypres. He was the son of Arthur and Marion Medrington, and husband of Grace. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MeldonThomas HenryAble SeamanMersey/4/40 A.B.Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS 'Viknor'18 Warwick Street, Southport13/01/191523Plymouth Memorial, Plymouth, EnglandThomas was killed when HMS Viknor was lost in heavy seas off Tory Island in the Irish Sea. 22 officers and 273 rating were drowned. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MellingJohn ThomasPrivate23559413th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Cross Bank,Todmorden, Lancashire14/07/1918Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn had been serving in France for about seven months, and had just returned from leave, when he was killed. He left a widow and two children. His brother William was also killed.
Melling WilliamPrivate513310th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 Rose Place, Rochdale09/08/191622Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Somme, FranceWilliam enlisted in 1915 at Southport and he was posted to France. He was killed by a shell on the Somme battlefields. He left a widow and one child.
MellorFrancis RigbyLieutenant 10th (Attd. 6th) Battalion, East Lancashire RegimentRutland House, Blundellsands15/01/191726Amara War Cemetery, IraqFrancis died of wounds received whilst on active service in Mesopotamia (Modern Day Iraq). He was one of three brothers.
MellorWalton Captain Royal Irish Regiment"Avonwood", Avonmore Avenue, Guildford.23/08/191436St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Hainaut, BelgiumWalton was the husband of Kathleen Geraldine Helen Mellor. He was killed in action during the Battle of Mons, the first battle of World War One.
MercierFrancis MelloeCorporal 2351902nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment10 Shelley Grove, Southport31/07/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrancis was the youngest son of Mr Maunsell Mercier. He enlisted initially in the 8th Irish Regiment, having a their badge tattooed on his arm. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MeredithHugh GordonSecond OfficerMerchant Service, SS 'Richard de Larrinaga'9 Scarisbrick Street, Southport08/10/191721Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHugh drowned after the SS Richard de Larrinaga was torpedoed by a German Submarine 15 miles off Ballycottin Island. The captain and 34 men were killed. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MillerHugh Private39781/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment94 Bedford Road, Birkdale25/09/191627Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHugh enlisted in 1914 and had been in active service for approx. two years. He was wounded and had just returned to the trenches, after treatment, when he was killed in action. He left a wife and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MilliganFrancis WilliamPrivate422189th Battalion, (Royal Irish Fusiliers), Royal Irish Regiment30/09/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrancis was killed in action in the Battlefields of Ypres. He is one of the almost 35,000 servicemen remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, who have no known grave.
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MilnerJames MorrisPrivate2663387th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment407 Liverpool Road, Birkdale09/04/191821Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was drafted to France in August 1915, and was invalided home at Christmas 1915. He went out to France for a second time in March 1916. He was killed in action at Givenchy. Before the war he was an apprentice dentist in Rochdale.
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MisterArthurPrivate855974th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Maple Street, Southport27/04/191836Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, FranceArthur was a member of the Lewis Gun Section, KLR. He was initially posted missing on 18th April, this was changed to died of wounds on 28th April. Before the war he worked for Messrs. Fortune & Chant Printers. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MisterWilliam WallaceGunner 570412th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery26/07/1916Peronne Road, Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceWilliam had been living in Canada for four years, prior to returning to England in December 1914 to re-enlist. (He initially enlisted with RGA in 1895). He was killed by shellfire and buried by a chaplain near the gun battery.
MitchellJamesRegimental Sergeant Major 30926th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment09/08/191546Helles Memorial, TurkeyJames was killed in action in Gallipoli. He left a widow, Ada Mitchell.
MitchellPercySergeant G/191207th Battalion, Buff (East Kent) Regiment67 Hall Street, Southport30/09/1917Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, BelgiumPercy was killed during a bombing raid, by enemy aircraft, behind the British lines in France. Before the war Percy was a opera singer, professional name Percival Latimer, he toured the country with the Moody Manners Opera Company. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MoirJohn Andrew AlexanderLieutenant Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders16/06/191518Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'armentieres, FranceJohn was shot through the head, while observing the effects of rifle grenades on a party of Germans, near Armentieres. His mother had died 10 years before, she was one of the victims of the Hall Road Station railway accident.
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MonkRichardLance Corporal480652Royal Welch Fusiliers, Attached 81st Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery 16 Birch Street, Southport18/09/191839Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, FranceRichard died from the effects of a gas attack. He had been on active service for 18 months. He left a widow, Mary. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Croix De Guerre
MonksHerbert LesliePrivate 3026858th Reserve Battalion, Manchester Regiment57 West Street, Southport06/07/191718Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, EnglandHerbert drowned while on bathing parade with members of his battalion, near Scarborough. During the parade he was missed, his body was found the following day. He was a good swimmer, it is thought he was overcome by a sand wave. Before enlisting he had worked as an orderly at Woodlands and The Grange hospitals. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MoodyHenrySergeant29282Postal Section, Royal Engineers95 Devon Street, Bury, Lancashire10/02/191634Pieta Military Cemetery, MaltaHenry died from bronchitis in Malta. He enlisted in October 1914 and was drafted to France two months later. He responded to a call for volunteers for Salonica, and in November 1915 took charge of the headquarters Post Office. Before the war he worked in the office of the North Western District G.P.O Surveyor.
MoonFrankPrivate635132/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers90 Sefton Street, Southport04/11/191819Ors British Cemetery, Nord, FranceFrank enlisted, aged 18, in 1917. In July 1918 he was drafted to France. He was killed in action in the push to clear the Germans from Ors. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MoorcroftHenryPrivate392436th Battalion, South Wales Borderers1 Scott Street, High Park, Southport06/07/191725Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the eldest son of Mr & Mrs Henry Moorcroft. He enlisted in January 1915, and was draft to Belgium. He died from wounds to his head. He was one of three brothers serving overseas. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MoorcroftWilliamPrivate3701311th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Stamford Road, Birkdale.05/01/191821Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam died of wounds received in action. He would have been treated at one of the numerous casualty clearing stations based around Lijssenthoek. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MooreFrederick WilliamPrivate411751st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment36 Vaughan Road, Birkdale17/10/191819Busigny Communal Cemetery ExtensionFrederick was the son of William and Bessie Moore. He was killed in action, in the aftermath of the Battle of Cambrai. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MoranJamesPrivate210972/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment130 Brighton Road, Great Crosby29/01/191649Holy Trinity Churchyard, Kirk Patrick, Isle of ManJames had served in South Africa and Burma. At the start of World War One he was in the National Reserve. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MorleyEricPrivate1914613th Battalion, Cheshire RegimentStamford Road, Birkdale22/01/1917Berks Cemetery Extension, Ploegsteert, Comines Warneton, BelgiumEric enlisted soon after the outbreak of war. He was drafted to active service in January 1915. He was wounded in July 1916 and returned to the front line, once recovered. He was killed during a German bombardment.
MorrellHenrySergeant M2/119391611th Mechanical Transport Company, attached 46th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery26/06/1918Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceWilmslow and Alderley Advertiser of 12/07/1918 'Official news has been received that Sergeant Henry Morrell MM of the Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport Company has died of sickness". He had been at the front for nearly 3 years and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery. Henry was a chauffeur living in lodgings in Alma Road, Southport was married to Fanny Louise Parker, they had 2 daughters Louisa (1912) and Nellie (1914).Military Medal
MorrisHubert MarmadukeLieutenant 1/2 att. 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers2 Albany Road, Southport13/08/191826Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, FranceHubert died at the 14th General hospital from serious wounds. He was drafted to France in 1915 and saw lots of action, being wounded several times. Hubert died from serious shrapnel wounds; to his abdomen, left knee and thigh. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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MossCharles Captain 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment06/11/1917Beersheba War Cemetery, PalestineCharles was awarded a Military Cross for conspicuous and devotion to duty. He led his company under fire over a distance of 5000 yards inflicting many casualties, with a disregard to danger. He was killed in action in Palestine.Military Cross
MottramOsbourne ArthurCaptain 1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLancaster Road, Birkdale08/08/191624Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France Osbourne was killed in action in the Battle of Guillemont.
MouldGeorge AustinAble SeamanRoyal Navy, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, SS Elboy18 London Street, Southport19/07/191722Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, EnglandGeorge went through a signalling training course at Crystal Palace prior to entering service with the Navy. He was killed when SS Elboy was torpedoed by a German submarine off Malta. The captain and 55 crew were lost. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MullardWilliamLance Sergeant2822911th Battalion, Border Regiment3 Threlfalls Lane, Southport02/12/191725Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam died leading his men in an attack on a German position. He had last been in Southport in October 1917, following the death of his father. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
MulliganJohnPrivate5792Depot, Southport Lancashire Regiment26/06/1917Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, EnglandJohn died of consumption, just a few months after being discharged from the army as a time expired soldier. He had been through the battles of Mons and Ypres, spent two winters in the trenches and been gassed.
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MurphyFrederick WilliamSergeant 74491st Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment18/08/1916Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceFrederick was killed in action on the battlefields of The Somme.
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Nash-TurnerJohn Frederick Sergeant 1135111th Battalion (Service) Hampshire Regiment13 Part Street, Southport23/03/191824Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers Faucon, FranceJohn was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery at the Battle of Somme, where he stepped in to lead comrades after their officer was killed. John was killed while trying to hold a position which was surrounded by enemy, he had just taken a German prison when he was shot in the head. He died instantly. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
NevittJamesCorporal 3359910th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, formerly 8893 Liverpool Regiment10 Almond Place, Kirkiston, Linlithgow10/11/1916Etretat Churchyard, Seine Maritime, FranceJames died of wounds at the No. 1 General hospital in Etretat, France. He left behind a widow, Georgina.
NewbleAlan HenryCorporal 918313th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment24/04/1917Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, FranceAlan was killed in action near Cambrai.
NewshamHerbertGunner 23/856New Zealand, Royal Field Artillery66 Park Road, Southport20/08/1918Bagneux British Cemetery, Somme, FranceHerbert died as the result of shrapnel wounds, received while he was trying to keep communications going between batteries. He had also served in Egypt.
NichollJames EdwardPrivate3579141/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiments38 Seabank Road, Southport31/07/191720Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJames left for France with the 28th draft leaving Oswestry in December 1916. He was killed in action on the battlefield of Ypres. Before the war he was on the Town Clerk's staff. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
NixsonCarrPrivate267690King's Liverpool Regiment102 Portland Street, Southport16/10/191724Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, EnglandCarr died at home from the effects of gas poisoning, which he received in France. He was invalided to Hereford, then Berrington hospitals. He was discharged from the army on 28th July 1917 and died three months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
NixonReginald NormanPrivate25777th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment126 Bedford Road, Birkdale16/07/191620Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceReginald enlisted in September 1914, and was drafted to France the following March. He was invalided home after being wounded and contracting fever, but returned to action in February 1916. He was killed in action 5 months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
NobleJosephSergeant 105299A Battery, 177th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery4 Halsall Road, Birkdale11/05/191636Fosse 7 Military Cemetery, Quality Street, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, FranceJoseph was killed in action, near Lens. He was found dead by the side of his gun. He had also served in the Boer War. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
NolanWilliamLance Corporal3482417th Battalion, Manchester Regiment12/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was killed on the battlefields of The Somme.
NorrisBertieLieutenant 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers5 Cedar Street, Southport03/05/191723Arras Memorial, FranceBertie was initially reported missing in action, later killed in action. Before the war he was a draughtsman at the pagefield works of Messrs. Walker Bros, Wigan. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
NorrisWalterLieutenant 1/8th (Ardwick) Battalion (Territorials) Manchester Regiment74 Leyland Road, Southport07/08/191527Helles Memorial, TurkeyWalter was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Norris. He was killed in action in Gallipoli.
NuttallAllan CampbellPrivate3248648th Battalion, King's Own (Royal) Lancaster Regiment5 Byrom Street, Southport08/10/191828Forenville Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceAllan was killed in action, alongside 48 comrades, during the second Battle of Cambrai. He left behind a widow, Alice. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
O’BrienTimothy John AloysiusLieutenant 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery41 Hans Mansions, London07/08/1916Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, FranceTimothy was the son of Sir Timothy Carew O'Baen and Lady O'Brien. During his service he was mentioned in despatches. He was killed in action during heavy fighting around Montauban village.
O’ConnorPatrickPrivate193491st Battalion, King's LIverpool Regiment11/03/191722Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FrancePatrick enlisted at the outbreak of war and went to the front in October 1915. He was wounded in July 1916, and returned to his unit in December. He was wounded in the head and died in hospital in March 1917.
O’ConnorWilliamPrivate5234213th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 12 Windsor Road, Southport03/05/191738Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was killed in action during the Battle of Arras. Before the war he worked as a painter at the L and Y Railway Company. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
O’DonoghueHumphrey PatrickSecond Lieutenant1st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment69 Everton Road, Southport10/08/191520Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceHumphrey was killed in action during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, whilst leading a charge on enemy trenches. He was mentioned in despatches for his gallantry in the field. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
O’KellWPrivate2668692/6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers28 Sussex Road, Southport20/06/191720Duke Street Cemetery, Southport, EnglandPrivate O'Kell died at Suffolk General hospital, after an operation for appendicitis and peritonitis. After initially being rejected for military service, due to a heart condition, he enlisted under Lord Derby's scheme and was serving with the coastal defence. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
OrmerodVincentGunner RMA 147854th Royal Military Battalion, Royal Military Marine10 Nolan Street, Southport23/04/191820St James' Cemetery, Dover, KentVincent was killed in action during 'The Zeebrugge Raid.' The Raid, which took place on the night of 23 April 1918, was a British attempt to neutralize the Belgian port, then in use by the German navy as a base for their U-boats. Before the war Vincent was a scout master. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
OrmesherEdwardPrivate1216911th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12a Grove Street, Southport27/08/191628Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward had been serving in France when he was reported as missing in action on the Somme battlefields. He left a wife and two children. His brother Thomas was also killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
OrmesherThomas MajorPrivate4688113th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers30/05/1918St. Sever Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, FranceThomas was first wounded in 1915, returning to active service once recovered. In 1918 his leg had to be removed after a severe injury. He was thought to be recovering and plans were in place for him to return to England, His death occurred at No. 5 General hospital.
OrrellSamuel HerbertPrivate10622061st Company, Machine Gun Corps99 Kings Street, Southport30/11/191731Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, FranceSamuel enlisted in December 1916 and was drafted to France in August 1917. He was killed in action during the battle of Cambrai; the method of assault was new, with a large number of tanks used.
OswaldDavid Lance Corporal417210th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentHalsall, Lancashire09/08/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid was drafted to France in March 1915, he took the role of a 'bomb thrower'. He prided himself on being awarded a First Class Bomber's badge. David was badly wounded and making his way to an ambulance car when a shell exploded and killed in instantly.
OwenIorwerth RolandLieutenant 13th Squadron, Royal Flying CorpsArley House, Seaforth07/05/191720St.Catherine British cemetery, Arras, FranceMajor Powell, Iowerth's commanding officer wrote to his parents, stating, "He left the aerodrome about 11 a.m., and was out on photography with our best gunner observer, and, as far as we can hear, was attacked by five hostile machines. His observer was shot dead, and your son was shot in the head and chest. He seems to have remained conscious long enough to land his machine without an accident, when he landed just inside our lines about two o'clock. He died very soon after in the field ambulance, without suffering any pain or recovering consciousness."Photo on MROH
ParkerEdwardAble SeamanEswardRoyal Navy, HMS Blake117 Old Park Lane, High Park. Southport29/11/191821St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportEdward was the son of Thomas and Maria Ellen Parker. He died of pneumonia, aged 21.
ParkerPeterPrivate2671471/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Railway Terrace, Southport25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePeter was initially reported wounded and missing on 25th September, this was later officially changed to 'Killed in Action.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ParkinsonEdwardPrivate362362nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers23/04/1918Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceEdward is one of over 20,000 men remembered on the Loos Memorial, who fell in the area from the River Lys to Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war.
ParkinsonJohn ThomasPrivate5283012th Battalion, Durham light Infantry, attached 68th Company. Attached Machine Gun Company. (Infantry)Tithebarn Road, Southport15/06/1917Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Ypres, BelgiumJohn joined the Cycle Regiment as a despatch rider, before transferring to Durham Light Infantry. He was attached to the Machine Gun Company when he was killed in action.
ParkinsonRichardPrivate39335Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)30 Hart Street, Southport27/10/1918St. Sever Cemetery Extension. Rouen, Seine- Maritime, FranceRichard enlisted in April 1915, going to France in January 1918. He was in hospital for four months prior to his death, from disease. Before the war, he was an enthusiastic supporter of the local football club. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ParksWilliam ThomasPrivate118081st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, FranceWilliam was killed in action during the Battle of Festubert.
ParrGeorgeLance CorporalR/95658th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps90 Marshside Road, Southport13/09/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields. He was married to Rachel Parr. His younger brother also died at war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ParryJohn ErnestPrivate3527532/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment48 Riley Street, Blackburn10/09/191729Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn died on the battlefields of Ypres. He left a widow and two children, one was born after he was drafted abroad.
ParryRobert StephensonLieutenant 20th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers9 Talbot Street, Southport23/10/191733Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boesinghe, BelgiumRobert was seriously wounded while carrying out a daring raid on the German defences. He died the following day. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PattersonGeorge GordonSecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was killed while taking part in an attack on enemy trench. They gained possession of Goat and Gird trenches, Sunken Road and Factory corner. On the Somme Battlefields
PattersonJohn WilliamPrivate26656613th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment50 Virginia Street, Southport15/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was reported wounded and missing in October 1916; he had been at the front for two months. Before the war he was employed by a local tailor. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PayneJohn AlleynePrivate41715th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment2 Hart Street, Southport27/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed on the battlefields of the Somme; he had been in France since November 1915. Before the war he was a clerk with the Wolseley Motor Company. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PeacockJohnPrivate5283017th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24/04/1916Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn has been on active duty, in France, for about 12 months when he was killed in action. He left a widow and one child.
PeakNormanLieutenant 14th Battalion, Manchester Regiment25 Shore Road, Ainsdale07/01/191624Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, FranceNorman had been on active duty for about six weeks before he was killed in an attack on Mametz. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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PearsonAlbert EdwardPrivate24067th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Railway Terrace, SouthportChocques Military Military Cemetery, FranceAlbert survived the charge on the German Trenches at Richebourg St. Vaast, during the 'famous action' at Festubert, only to die at No.1 Casualty Clearing Station 3 months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PearsonJ LSergeant 34960Loyal North Lancashire Regiment72 All Saints Street, Hastings, Sussex04/10/191827Croix du Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
PearsonThomas ArthurPrivate2669561/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment41 Hargreaves Street, Southport31/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was reported wounded and missing on the Somme Battlefields, this was later changed to 'killed in action'. He joined the army in August 1915. He left a wife and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PeetWilliamPrivate4954411th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment 04/10/1918Ploegsteert Memorial, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action on the battlefield of Ypres.
PerkinsJames RichardGunner 97755D Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery61 Hawkshead Street, Southport10/12/191721Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumJames enlisted in 1914 and, after training, proceeded to France in 1916. He died at the 61st Casualty Clearing Station which was stationed in Lozinghem. His left arm had been blow off and he had other injuries to his body. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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PettyRaymondPrivate222132nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards146 Cambridge Road, Southport23/02/191920All Souls R.C. Burial Ground, Barrowford, LancashireRaymond died of pneumonia, after his immune system had been compromised through his war service. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PhillipsArthurPrivate59928th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11/09/191628Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, BelgiumArthur was killed in action, during a heavy German bombardment. He was at his post manning his Lewis Gun, when the trench was struck by a shell killing him instantly.
PhillipsWalterPrivate198321st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19 Everton Road, Birkdale13/06/191722Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceWalter died, from wounds received in action, at the 30th Casualty Clearing Station which was stationed at Aubigny from December 1915 - November 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PhillipsonPercy RichardPrivate2182410th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment12 Wesley Street, Southport14/08/191629Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme, FrancePercy died, of wounds received in action, at the No. 38 Casualty Clearing Station which was stationed at Heilly from May 1916 to June 1917. He enlisted in 1915, travelling to France in early 1916. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PidduckNorman AndrewLieutenant 102nd Machine Gun Corp07/01/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceNorman was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He had been in France about 6 week prior to his death.
PierceWalter HaroldCorporal 1224211th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Chapel Street, Southport21/07/191725Arras Memorial, Pas De Calais, FranceWalter joined the King's at the outbreak of war and had been in France and Flanders for 22 months when he was killed in action. He was killed by a heavy trench mortar at about 3.45pm on 21st July. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PilkingtonThomasPrivate160506th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment12 Athole Grove, Southport08/08/191719Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe, BelgiumThomas was drafted to Belgium on the 6th June, and had only been in the trenches for one week when he received a gunshot wound to the chest. He died two days later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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PirieJohn Private265391st Battalion, Grenadier Guards12 Athole Grove, Southport24/08/191835Croisilles British Cemetery, FranceJohn had been wounded on three occasions prior to him being killed in action in heavy fighting around Croisilles. He was shot through the head. Before the war he was an engineer attendant at Birkdale Laundry. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Pirrie (Perry)Ernest Private2657687th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Lyons Road, Southport04/09/1918Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de CalaisErnest was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Lys. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PlaceFrederickDriver 27535115th Aux. Horse Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps25/04/191941Terlincthun British Cemetery, FranceFrederick died of disease at the No 7 Stationary Hospital.
PlattFrankPrivate28771/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment40 Portland Street, Southport08/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrank was living with his aunt prior to enlisting. He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PlattRichardRifleman 17426 Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment65 Cambridge Road, Southport25/09/191524Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceRichard enlisted at the outbreak of war and was drafted to France in February 1915. He was a bomb thrower, and had been injured twice before he was killed in action. He was engaged in a patrol when they were attacked by an enemy party. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PlattRobinson TPrivate125344th Company, 6th Service Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment4 Oxford Road, Blackpool08/10/191523Helles Memorial, TurkeyRobinson was killed in action in Gallipoli. The week before, his uncle had received a letter stating that Robinson had been 'Busy fighting the Turks' - he had almost been killed by a shell which landed close by but didn't explode, and by a bullet which glanced off his boot.
PlummerJohn HumphreyLieutenant 2nd Battalion, Gordon HighlandersOak Cottage, Lord Street, Southport08/10/191830Montecchio Prealcino,Communal Cemetery, ItalyJohn returned from Canada to enlist at the beginning of the war. He was seriously wounded in 1915. He died on active service in Italy.
PollardThomas WhittakerLieutenant 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers79 Albert Road, Southport16/05/191727Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas was the eldest son of Sir George Pollard, Mayor of Southport 1898. He was drafted to France in June 1915, and returned to England in 1916 suffering from typhoid fever. He returned to his unit in March 1917 and was killed by a shell explosion just a month later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PollastriniMichael LorenzoMidshipman HMS 'Strongbow', Royal Navy12 Aden Terrace, Clissold Park, London17/10/191720Chatham Naval Memorial, KentMichael was killed when the Strongbow was sunk by two German minelaying cruisers - Brummer and Bremse. Strongbow was escorting a Scandinavian convoy, half the crew were lost.
PooleJamesSignaller 2507452/6th Battalion, Manchester RegimentSandy Mount, Eccles near Manchester10/09/191722Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames died of his wounds on the battlefield of Ypres.
PopeJamesRifleman 419585th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Warwick Street, Southport29/09/191835Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceJames was the son of John and Ann Pope, and husband of Hannah. He was killed in action in the Bethune area of France. His brother Joseph also perished. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PopeJosephGunner 244852C Battery, 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery16 Poplar Street, Southport15/04/191833Mendinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumJoseph dies of wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations in Proven. His brother James was killed in action five months later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PorrittEdward RatcliffeSecond Lieutenant17th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentChristleton Grange, near Chester30/07/1916Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Beaumont Hamel and Hubuterne, FrancePrior to the war Edward worked at Liverpool Cotton Exchange. He enlisted at the outbreak and was drafted to France in November 1915, spending the winter in the trenches. He was slightly injured on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, returning to his unit only to be killed in action 29 days later.
PorrittWilliam MurrayLieutenant 3rd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, attached Loyal North Lancashire14 Albert Road, Birkdale25/09191521Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam received his commission to the King's in October 1914, travelling to France on his 21st birthday in 1915. He was reported missing between 25-30th October, this was later changed to 'Killed in Action.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PorterEdgar WardleSecond LieutenantD Company, 7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22/08/191625La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceEdgar had been at the front for about 10 weeks when he wrote to inform his parents that he had been wounded in the arm and back. He told them not to worry, that the injuries weren't serious. It therefore came as a great shock to them when they were informed that he had died.
PottsGeoffrey FildesLieutenant 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment"Sannox," Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston.23/04/191623Wancourt British Cemetery, FranceGeoffrey was killed in heavy fighting in the vicinity of Wancourt.
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PrescottAlec Frank EvelynSecond Lieutenant124th Machine Gun Corps10/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, FranceAlec was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields.
PrescottCharles StanleyPrivate258934th Reserve Regiment Dragoons, Corps of Dragoons139 Hart Street, Southport09/02/191720St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Halsall, LancashireCharles died in hospital in England. He would have been wounded or suffering from illness to return to England for treatment. His brother James Joseph also died and is buried in the same churchyard. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PrescottHamletLance Corporal1875113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28/03/1918Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceHamlet is one of the nearly 35,000 soldiers commemorated on the Arras Memorial, who have no known grave.
PrescottJoseph JamesPrivateLabour Corps, King's Liverpool RegimentSimpson, Roch, Haverford West, Pembrokeshire12/11/1918St. Cuthbert's Churchyard, Halsall, Lancashire.James Joseph died in Carmarthen, Wales. He would have been wounded or suffering from illness to return to England for treatment. His brother Charles also died and is buried in the same churchyard.
PrestonEmmanuelDriver M2/17597663rd Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps139 Hart Street, Southport17/10/1918St.Pol British Cemetery, Emmanuel had been a butcher in Southport market prior to the war. He had been at the front line for approx two years when he died of pneumonia. In March he had been caught in a mustard gas attack, which would have damaged his lungs. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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PriestmanJames EdwardCorporal 109349th Battalion, C Company, King's Liverpool Regiment28/08/191823Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Laurent - Blangy, Pas de Calais, FranceJames is listed as 'Killed in Action' in France.
ProbertRobert Lance Corporal1814212th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Hawthorne Grove, Southport09/05/191621La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceRobert enlisted in September 1914 and was on active service in France for about 14 months. He died at the 21st Casualty Clearing station in Corbie, from wounds received in battle. Before the war he was a conductor on Southport Corporation trams. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
PryorGeorge FrederickPrivate363426th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

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SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast Known AddressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
QuigginHenry EdwardGunner 124286244th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery14/09/191736New Irish farm Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumHenry was manning his gun battery when he was killed by a shell explosion. He had been living in Blackpool prior to enlisting.
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QuinnJamesLeading Stoker 293970 (RFR/CH/B/8259)R.N. H.M.S. 'Cressy'191 Kew Road, Southport22/09/1914Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, EnglandJames died when the H.M.S. Aboukir, H.M.S. Hogue and H.M.S. Cressy were sunk in the North Sea by U Boat 9; they were in an area called Broad fourteens. The U-Boat Commander Otto Weddigen received the Iron Cross and was hailed as a hero for sinking three ships together. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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RadcliffeHaroldRifleman Z/22243rd Battalion, Rifle BrigadeManchester13/06/1917Menin Gate, Ypres, BelgiumHarold was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres.
RainfordHaroldGunner 2992283Royal Garrison Artillery, Formerly 323, 133rd (Co Palatine) Heavy Battery.?62 High Park Road, Southport01/11/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumHarold died of wounds received in action at Number 17 Casualty Clearing Station, which was based at Remy Siding. The stations served the Ypres Salient Battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RainfordRichardCorporal 41086338th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary ForceUpper Aughton Street, Southport09/04/1917Villiers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, FranceRichard, who was 5 ft 7 inches tall with brown hair and eyes, was awarded a posthumous Military Medal for removing his wounded officer to a place of safety while under heavy fire. On the 9th April he was reported missing, later presumed died. He left a wife and three small children.Military Medal
RamsbottomJohnCorporal 3516520th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment97 Tulketh Street, Southport30/07/191627Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn enlisted at Southport in February 1916. He was on the front line when he was first reported missing,?this was later officially change to 'Killed in Action.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RandleGilbert DrysdaleDriver 8136029th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery 6 Hill Street, Southport23/10/191524Mikra Memorial, GreeceOn 19th October 1915 at 7pm, Gilbert was on the Marquette which sailed?from Alexandria bound for Salonika.?Marquette was hit by a torpedo from new heavyweight German submarine No.35 and?sunk within ten minutes. There were 741 people on board.
RatcliffeJohn MorrisPrivate50547th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment153 Hart Street, Southport24/11/191619St Luke's Church Memorial, SouthportJohn is the son of William and Sarah Jane Ratcliffe. He is listed as 'Died of Wounds.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RawlinsJosephPrivate384542/4th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Kearsley Street, Wigan22/03/191839Pozieres Memorial, FranceJoseph is listed as 'Killed in Action.' He is one of the over 14,000 casualties, remembered on the Pozieres memorial, who lost their lives on the Somme battlefields.
Read(e)John (Jack)Rifleman A/20273516th Battalion, King's Royal Rifles21/03/1918Nine Elms British cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJack was injured during?the German offensive in Flanders, during spring 1918. He was treated at Casualty Clearing Station number 44, but sadly died of his wounds.
ReaneyMichaelPrivate171191st Battalion, Grenadier Guards17/10/1915Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceMichael is one of the 20,000 men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war.
ReayWilliam RolandLieutenant 25th Machine Gun Corps27/05/1918Jonchery-Sur-Vesle British Cemetery, FranceWilliam enlisted in Jan 1916, and served on the front line until his death. He was wounded at Passchendaele in November 1917, and was invalided home to recover. He returned to his unit in April 1918, but was killed in action near Ainse less than 8 weeks later.
ReddihoughWilfred ThomasLieutenant 16th Canadian Infantry, Canadian ScottishSilverdale' Kew Gardens, Southport04/03/191828Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British ExtensionWilfred enlisted in 1914, and embarked at Southampton on 26th April for France. He fought in the front line, suffering influenza in July 1916. In May 1917 he returned to the UK to seek a commision, returning to the front?in November 1917. He was killed in action three months later.
ReeceHaroldPrivate422619th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers04/09/1918Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumHarold died of wounds?in Belgium.
ReesLeofricLieutenant Attached 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment9 Melling Road, Southport04/10/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumLeofric enlisted in August 1915 and went to France in September 1916. He was wounded in December. He re-joined his battalion in July 1917, on the Isle of Wight, returning to France in July 1917. He died while leading his men in a charge. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ReganPatrickPrivate 1356014th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment80 Stamford Road, Birkdale21/05/191726Salonika (Lembet) Military Cemetery, GreecePatrick died at the 28th General Hospital in Salonika. He left a wife and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ReidJohn LavensSecond Lieutenant10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) Territorial, King's Liverpool Regiment12/09/191624Corbie Communal Cemetery ExtensionJohn married Mary Florence Balmer, on 4th July 1913 and sailed for Canada (alone) aboard the 'Montcalm' on?7th September 1913.?He returned to enlist when war broke out. John died of wounds received on The Somme battlefields. His only son Kenneth Marshall Reid, was just two years old.
RennardEdward ?MarmadukeCaptain 4th Battalion (Territorial) Loyal North Lancashire RegimentVicarage, Heapey, Chorley08/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. He is one of the 72,335 Men remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
ReynoldsAlfred SlaterSecond LieutenantRoyal Field ArtilleryBank House, Southport25/07/191722Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, BelgiumAlfred was was manning a gun position situated between the Ypres Canal and the village of Brielen, which was hit by a shell. He was killed instantaneously.
ReynoldsMartinRifleman A/1317th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle CorpFernley Road, Birkdale12/01/191628Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, BelgiumMartin was mortally wounded whilst at a listening post, he died of wounds before he could be taken from the trenches. His cap badge and personal belongings were sent home to his sister.
Rice-JonesAlfred TheodoreCaptain12th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment30 Hesketh Road, Southport23/03/1918Noyon New British Cemetery, FranceAlfred was the second son of the late Counsellor John Rice-Jones. He enlisted with the Liverpool Pals at the outbreak of war. He was wounded at the Somme and on the Ancre during a night raid. He died of wounds received in action.
RichardsCharles WalterSecond Lieutenant8th (Irish) Battalion (Territorial) King's Liverpool Regiment27/09/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was granted a?commission in the 8th Liverpool Regiment?in June 1916. After seven months' training?with the Artists Rifles in Oswestry, he was sent to France. Four weeks later he was killed in action.??
RichardsRichard AlfredPrivate5160017th Battalion, King's LIverpool Regiment14 Norwood Avenue, Southport12/10/191622Warlencourt British Cemetery, FranceRichard was killed in action in the fierce fighting in the Butte de Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye area in 1916. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RichardsonErnest JohnLieutenant 35th Squadron, Royal Air Force (Observer)44 Portland Street, Southport27/10/191819Premont British Cemetery, FranceBefore the war Ernest worked in the composing room of the Southport Visiter. He died from wounds received while flying a sortie. He was home on leave just one month before his death.
RichardsonHaroldPrivate157818th Battalion, Border Regiment53 Cross Ormrod Street, Bolton31/08/191627Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme FranceHarold died of wounds received on the Somme battlefields. Before the war he worked for the L&Y Railway Co, moving to the Furness Railway company in Barrow, from where he enlisted.
RichardsonJ VPrivate18657Royal Army Ordnance Corps08/06/1918Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportPrivate Richardson is listed as 'Died Home.'
RickerbyArthurPrivate2660127th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment65 Hampton Road, Southport02/09/191824Queant Road Cemetery, FranceArthur was killed in a successful attack at Hundecourt, near Cambrai. He had spent almost two years in France and was the second son of Mr & Mrs Rickerby to die in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RickerbyBenjaminRifleman 25/1111New Zealand Rifle BrigadeMasterton, Wellington, New Zealand15/09/1916Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Somme, FranceBenjamin is one of 1,200 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Prior to the war he was a keen footballer. Before emigrating he played for Southport Central.
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RidingsCliftonPrivate1932112th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 New Lane, Crossens24/08/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceClifton was killed in action, during shelling, on The Somme battlefields. He enlisted in September 1914, and was drafted to France in July 1915. Before the war he worked for The Vulcan?Motor Works.
RidyardWalterLance Corporal1236311th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Vaughan Road, Birkdale21/08/191723Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was killed on the morning of 21st August, by shellfire. His death was instantaneous, so he did not suffer. He was buried at 6pm that evening by his comrades. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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RigbyDanielPrivate267644th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment186 Canning Road, Southport19/05/191829Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, FranceJames was killed in action during the early stages of the German offensive in Flanders in spring 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyEdwardPrivate26713917th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers112 Norwood Road, Southport31/07/191723Menin Gate, Ypres, BelgiumEdward was killed in action on the Battlefields of Flanders. He enlisted in May 1916. Before the war he was employed by Arthur Lloyd as a carter. He left a wife and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyEdward SPrivate5281117th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Hereford Road, Southport06/03/191720Agny New Military Cemetery, FranceEdward is listed as killed in action. Before the war he worked for Greenwood's Estate agents, in Bold Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyGeorgePrivate2743913th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Myrtle Grove, Southport05/08/191623Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportGeorge died at Coombes Lodge Hospital, Brentwood, Essex, from shrapnel wounds received in France. After he was reported as dangerously ill, his mother immediately travelled to see him. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyGeorge HiltonPrivate3948212th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7c King's Street, Southport28/09/191729Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumGeorge joined the army in June 1916 and was drafted to France. Just over a year later he was shot in the chest, dying a few hours later. Before the war he was the stage manager at the Pier Pavilion.
RigbyHaroldPrivate1873312th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment97 Clifton Road, Southport03/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold enlisted at the beginning of the war, and went out to France in July 1915. He was killed by shell fire, in Guillemont. Before the war he had been employed at The Vulcan Motor Works. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyJamesPrivate388112nd Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own (Yorkshire) Regiment18 Devonshire Road, High Park, Southport02/04/191719Henin Crucifix Cemetery, FranceJames enlisted in September 1916 and was sent to France in January 1917. James was killed in action near Arras. Before the war he worked for John Rimmer as a poulterer in Southport Market. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyJames EdwardFirst Class BoyJ/37868HMS Hampshire05/06/1916Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, EnglandJames was killed when The Hampshire?hit a mine, off the Orkneys. The ship sank in just under 15 minutes. ?
RigbyJohn ThomasPrivate1481217th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment106a Norwood Avenue, Southport23/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, FranceJohn served for 14 months in Salonica (Greece) where he contracted malarial fever. He was invalided home, but returned to active service in France, where he was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyRichardPrivate2425662/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment31 St Luke's Road, Southport31/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, FranceRichard was killed in action during the German spring offensive in March and April 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyTomPrivate3381912th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers18 Devonshire Road, Southport09/08/1917Doiran Memorial, GreeceTom was reported as missing in action, later changed to killed in action in Salonika, Greece. Tom's three brothers were also serving. Only one of the four brother's survived the war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyThomas SuttonAble SeamanHowe Division, Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve74 Old Park Lane, Southport13/09/191727Orchard Dump Cemetery, FranceThomas was killed by a trench mortar round; death was instantaneous. Before the war he was in business with his father, as a stone mason, in Windsor Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RigbyWilliamSergeant 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, Formerly 34852 Liverpool Regiment18 Devonshire Road, Southport27/10/1918Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam died at a military hospital from wounds received. He was buried with full military honours. Before the war he was a well known local footballer, playing for Southport Central. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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RimmerAlbertPrivate491831472nd Agricultural Company, Labour Corps10 Chatham Road, Birkdale12/12/191819Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAlbert was the son of Albert and Emily Rimmer. He initially enlisted to the 76th Training Reserve (Reg Number TR/54085) before being transferred to the Agricultural Company.
RimmerAlfred BaldwinLieutenant 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario RegimentAylmer, East Quebec09/07/191626Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, BelgiumA native of Southport, Alfred returned from Canada and enlisted at the beginning of the war. He was invalided home in January 1916, suffering from Shell Shock. Once recovered he return to the front line. He was killed in action in France.
RimmerCharlesTrooper32551st Battalion, Lifeguards596a Liverpool Road, Birkdale26/01/191620Vermelles British Cemetery, FranceCharles joined up in September 1914, going out to France the following May. He was killed when buried in a trench, alongside three comrades, by a shell explosion. Before the war he was a policeman.
RimmerFrederickPrivate309982nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment23/03/1918Pargny British Cemetery, Somme, FranceFrederick was killed in action on the Somme battlefields
RimmerGilbertPrivate2042335th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment83 Cambridge Road, Southport20/09/191731Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBefore the war Gilbert was an Assistant Master at Holy Trinity School. He was killed by shellfire 'whilst engaged in sniping.' He left a wife and one daughter. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerGilbert MilnePrivate3/48872nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment04/06/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyGilbert was killed in action in Gallipoli.
RimmerHenryPrivate3078891st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers214 Rufford Road, Crossens16/04/1917Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry was killed during the Battle of Arras. His Battalion advanced on the Cambrai Road on 13th, then on toward the village on 15th, coming under constant heavy shelling. Henry was killed the following day. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerHenry MassamPrivate409652Canadian Expeditionary Force03/06/191637Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumHenry was reported as missing in action on 3rd June 1916, this was later officially changed to 'Killed in Action.' He had spent two years in Canada before the war, prior to that he worked at his parents greengrocers business in Leicester Street.
RimmerJamesPrivate482574Labour Corps42 Land Lane, Crossens17/04/191830St John's Churchyard, CrossensJames enlisted with the Royal Army Service corp, (T4/263329) and the 12th King's regiment, before transferring to the Labour Corp. He left a widow, Edith May. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerJamesPrivate315713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment105 Cemetery Road, Southport16/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames enlisted when he was just 16, and was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields aged just 18. Before the war he worked at The Vulcan Motor Works. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerJamesGunner 98015212th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery120 Old Park Lane, Southport13/05/1917Bully Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, FranceJames was killed by hostile shell fire and was buried behind the lines near Lens, France. Before the war he worked as a grocer, at H Kilner, Sussex Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerJames WilliamPrivate20537Loyal North Lancashire Regiment45 High Park Road, Southport07/06/1916Hadra War Cemetery, Alexandria, EgyptJames died of disease at the 21st General Hospital in Alexandria. Before the war he was a stonemason. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer JohnPrivate26737518th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18 Hulme Street, Southport20/10/191820Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn was the son of George and Mary Rimmer. John enlisted soon after the outbreak of war. He saw active service in Italy, Salonika and France. He died from wounds received in action at the Brighton Military Hospital. He was buried with full military honours. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer John Driver T/3870333rd Company, 74th Division Train. 02/09/1918Suzanne Military Cemetery No. 3, Somme FranceJohn died of wounds received on the Somme battlefield. He was treated at the 9th Australian Field Ambulance Station.
RimmerJohn Driver 105021D Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery55 Rigby's Brow, Marshside Road, Southport10/09/191619Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, FranceJohn enlisted in August 1915 and was drafted to France in February 1916. He was wounded in the head, and died six hours later. He didn't regain consciousness. Before the war he worked as a clerk at the Gas Works, Crowlands.
RimmerJohn HenryPrivate13376655th Battalion, Machine Gun CorpsNewton Street, High Park, Southport06/05/191819Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn enlisted when he was just 17 years old, he was released from the army at his parent's request, only to re-enlist at 18. He had only been on the front line for two weeks, when he was caught in a shell explosion and killed instantly.
RimmerJohn HenryCorporalL/24475B Battery, 211th Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryLiverpool Road, Birkdale04/11/1918Capelle Beaudignies Road, Cemetery, Nord, FranceJohn died of wounds received on the front line in France. Before the war he was a member of the Southport Police Force.
RimmerJohn JeffreyPrivate260682nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers101 Warren Road, Southport03/05/191731Arras Memorial, Pas de CalaisJohn Jeffrey is one of almost 35,000 men remembered on the Arras Memorial, most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerJohn WilliamPrivate8812817th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 Manchester Road, Southport19/09/191833Cologne Southern Cemetery, GermanyJohn was captured by German forces during a gas attack in June 1918, and died three months later while still a prisoner of war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer John WilliamPrivate3513645 (88885)2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment24/07/1920Basra Memorial. IraqJohn was killed during the Arab Revolt in Iraq. On the 24th July 1920, a force which included three companies of the Manchester Regiment were caught off-guard whilst setting up camp. The immediate British casualty count was 20 men killed, 60 men wounded and 318 missing. Only 79 British and 81 Indian missing soldiers were later released by the Arabs. The Manchester Regiment lost 3 officers and 131 men; it is believed that around 100 prisoners from the Manchester Regiment were taken to Najaf and killed there.
RimmerLeviPrivate (Formerly - Horse Transporter)60125 (T4/186487)13th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. (Formerly RASC)65 Warren Road, High Park, Southport22/04/191834Pozieres Memorial, FranceBefore the war Levi worked at a bakehouse in Southport. In 1916 he enlisted in the Royal Artillery Service Corp, working as a horse transporter. A week before his death he transferred to the Royal Welch. Levi was killed in action at Amiens, during the German spring offensive. He left a widow Maria Gertrude and 5 Children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer NuttsPrivate351647, (88890)2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment1 Lloyds Siding, Birkdale24/07/192020Basra Memorial, IraqOn the 2nd May 1915, Nutts attempted to enlist in the King's Liverpool Regiment at Southport. He claimed he was 19 years and 180 days old and was working as a plumber. Read more about Nutts
Rimmer PeterPrivate29047th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Wright Street, Southport16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FrancePeter was killed in action during a charge at Richebourg St. Vaast. part of the Battle of Festubert. His brother was also wounded during the fighting. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer Peter HenryPrivate2907511th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment33 Derby Road, Southport18/05/191820Caestre Military Cemetery, FrancePeter died of wounds received in action. Before the war he was employed by Messrs. T.E. Wood, Lord Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer RichardPrivate473254th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment99 Kew Road, Southport13/02/191736Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceRichard was killed on the Somme Battlefields, he left behind a widow Mrs L A Rimmer. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer Richard BallPrivate2650807th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18 Albert Road, Southport29/07/191726Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRichard was wounded by shrapnel at Festubert, receiving facial injuries. Once recovered he returned to the front line, where he was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer Richard RobertPrivate2565115th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersOld Post Office, Altcar, Lancashire12/07/191725Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, BelgiumRichard enlisted in 1916 and had been on the front line for two months when he was first injured, in April 1917. After treatment and recovery he returned to the frontline, only to be killed in action 3 months later.
RimmerStanislaus FrancisPrivate932525th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, formerly 38571 King's Liverpool RegimentKirkland House, Gores Lane, Formby01/02/191820St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceStanislaus enlisted in May 1916 and returned to France for the last time in November 1917. He was severely wounded in the leg and it was two days before he was found. He was taken to Hospital Rouge, were his leg was amputated on January 29th 1918. Mrs Rimmer was able to travel to see her son before he died.
Rimmer ThomasLance Corporal3280110th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment04/03/1918Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was killed on the battlefields of Ypres.
Rimmer ThomasDriver 120459106th Battery, Royal Field Artillery105 Cemetery Road, Southport08/05/191638Mericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceBefore the war Thomas worked for Southport Corporation's Highways Department. He was killed in action on the Somme Battlefields. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer ThomasPrivate2657497th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29/04/1918Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, FranceThomas died of wounds received in action.
Rimmer ThomasPrivate128054th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment147 Bispham Road, Southport 31/05/1915Helles Memorial, TurkeyThomas was killed in action, in Gallipoli. A week before his death he was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal, but after his death his parents only received the recommendation card.
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Rimmer WalterPrivate4883312th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment16/08/1917Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was killed in action on the Battlefields of Ypres.
Rimmer Walter StanleyBombardier L/3373D Battery, 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery23/03/191826Longuenesse St. Omer Souvenir Cemetery, FranceWalter is listed as 'Died in the field, of sickness.'
RimmerWilliamPrivate3554813th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment111 Bispham Road, Southport30/10/191828Mons (Bergen) Cemetery, Hainaut, BelgiumWilliam died from wounds received in action; he was a prisoner of war at the time of his death. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RimmerWilliamPrivate26976313th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment75 Shaftesbury Avenue, Southport11/04/191820Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de CalaisWilliam enlisted towards the end of 1916, and was drafted to France in early 1917. He was killed in action just over 12 months later. Before the war he worked at Farm House, Birkdale in the employ of Mr Blundell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Rimmer William EdwinPrivateTF2667232nd Battalion, Middlesex RegimentHigh Park, Southport29/08/191822La Targette British Cemetery, FranceWilliam is listed as 'Killed in Action', he had been serving in the army for two and a half years. Before the war he worked for L and Y Railway Co.
Rimmer William RichardRifleman R/147951st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps68 Kew Road, Birkdale27/07/191629Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was 'presumed killed' on the battlefields of the Somme, he had been on the front line for nine months. Before the war he worked for L and Y Railway Co.
RipleyWilliam DouglasLance Corporal653041st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers57 Oak Street, Southport27/07/191820Sandpits British Cemetery, FranceWilliam was killed by enemy fire, while on duty in the trenches. He enlisted in 1916 and then undertook musketry training at Bisley, before being drafted to France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RobertsFrancis RichardPrivate1474812th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment40 Hall Street, Southport15/03/191728Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceFrancis was killed in action by a mine explosion. He had been on the front line for two years, without a days leave, when he died. Before the war he was a brick setter. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RobertsJamesPrivate4848719th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment42 Vaughan Road, Birkdale09/04/191722Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceJames survived the sinking of the 'Empress of Ireland' in 1914, later joining the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was killed in action, his body was never found. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RobertsJohnPrivate2413713th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment78 Stamford Road, Birkdale14/07/1916Thiepval Memorial. Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. He left a wife and three children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RobertsJohnPrivate97571st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment72 Stamford Road, Southport01/11/191417Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn is one of the 54,000 soldiers remembered on the Menin Gate, who have no known grave. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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RobinsonJamesPrivate29491/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25/09/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames enlisted in October 1914, and was drafted to France the following March. He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. Before the war he worked for Fennell's (Birkdale Branch).
RobinsonNathanStaff Sergeant 7195120th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery12/04/1918Noeux Les Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceNathan enlisted in 1916 and had seen considerable front line service before his death in 1918. Before the war he worked at The Vulcan Motors Works, as a fitter.
Robinson WilliamSergeant 2657657th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment133 Bedford Road, Birkdale31/07/191720Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was killed on the first day of the third Ypres attack on Pommern Redoubt, alongside 52 other men. He had previously been injured by shrapnel, on his back and face in 1915, returning to his unit two days later.
Rockliffe AlexanderPrivate1162118th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20/08/1916Loos Memorial, FranceAlexander's parents officially received the news that their son has been killed in action, in August 1916. Before the war he was a van driver for Mr Craig, London Street.
RockliffeRichardPrivate2744018th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, Attached Machine Gun Corps14 Matlock Road, Southport01/08/1917Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, BelgiumRichard had been serving in France for two years when he was seriously wounded. He was treated at the No. Two Casualty Clearing Station at Bailleul, but he sadly died. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RoperDouglas WingfieldSecond Lieutenant279th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery33 Lulworth Road, Birkdale11/11/191719Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, BelgiumDouglas had only been on the front line for two days when he was killed in action. He left Haileybury College to enlist in the forces. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RosenbergLouisPrivate189283rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment94 Duke Street, Southport09/12/191527Prowse Point Military Cemetery, BelgiumLouis has just entered the enemy trench and was throwing bombs when he was shot dead by a sniper. Before the war he was a member of the Southport Police Force. He left a widow and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RossDonaldOrdinary SignallerMersey/Z/1277Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. MFA 'Eleanor'64 Cambridge Road, Southport12/02/191821Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, EnglandDonald studied signally at Crystal Palace London before being transferred to his ship. The steamship Eleanor was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine nine miles off St Catherine's point. Donald was drowned at sea. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
RowlandCharlesMechanic M2/0210981st Motor Ambulance Convoy, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps12 Seabank Road, Southport05/11/191829Huby St. Leu British Cemetery, FranceCharles died of pneumonia at hospital in France. He joined the ATC and had spent most of his time in France. He was the eldest son of George Rowland and left a widow and one child.
RowleyGeraldCaptain 6th Battalion (Territorial) Cheshire Regiment15/10/191824La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, FranceGerald was wounded in France. After a month in hospital in Rouen, he returned to his regiment. Read more about GeraldMilitary Cross and two bars
RoyleAlan ListerPrivate102808th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)57 Albert Road, Southport03/08/191641Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlan was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. He was the eldest son of the late Thomas Royle.
RoystonCharles StewartSergeant L/612A Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery23/11/191733Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeck, BelgiumCharles had just been offered a commission, when he was killed by an shell explosion. He was killed instantaneously. Before the war he was a director of JR Cave Chemist, Neville Street.
RushworthArthur CyrilGunner 190797C Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryDelamere Road, Southport04/04/1918Pozieres Memorial, Somme , FranceArthur was killed by shell fire. His body was discovered by two soldiers who were returning from the front line. They buried Arthur and wrote to his widow, to inform her of his death.
RydingTomPrivate12840134th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)Marsh Farm, Banks23/03/1918Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceTom was killed during the spring offensive in 1918, his section were facing a mass of Germans when a heavy shell burst in the middle of them, all but two were killed.
RymerRobertPrivate25891/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, FranceRobert was killed in action during the Battle of Festubert.
SaintCharlesPrivate1375012th Battalion, King's LIverpool RegimentBuerton Kennels, Alford, Chester09/10/191628Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, FranceCharles died of his wound at one of the Casualty Clearing stations, set up in an area known to soldiers as Grave Town, near the city of Amiens. Before the war he was a farmer.
SalisburyArthur BalfourPrivate5241613th Battalion, King's Liverpool74 Heysham Road, Southport30/03/191726Duisans British CemeteryArthur was serious injured on 30th March, and died of his injuries later that day at a 8th Casualty Clearing Station, near Etrun. Before the war he was a confectionery maker. Four of his brother were also serving. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SalisburyJames HughGunner 138078C?Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery17/09/1917Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames died of his wounds at one of the casualty clearing stations set up in Dozingham. He left behind a widow, Mary.
SallabanksCharlesPrivate303904A Company, 1/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment4 Claremont Road, Birkdale27/03/191822The Arras Memorial, FranceCharles was reported as missing, presumed dead on 27th March 1918, during the German spring offensive in 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SaltWalter JohnLance Corporal2053913th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Cable Street, Southport20/07/191823Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil, FranceWalter is listed as 'Killed in Action', he was one if the first to join up to Kitchener's Army in 1914. He was twice injured, once by shrapnel in the right arm. He?also suffered from food poisoning, probably contracted through bad water. Before the war he played the piano at The Neville Street Picture House.
SandersFrederick EgertonLieutenant 19th Battalion transferred to 18th (Lancashire Hussars) Battalion
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39 College Road, Great Crosby10/10/191821Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, FranceFrederick was killed in action on the Monty Road, Near Le Cateau. On 16th September he was awarded the Military Cross for?conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a heavy enemy attack. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Cross
SandersWiliamLance Corporal120141st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24/08/191824Bagneux British Cemetery, FranceWilliam was badly wounded in the stomach. He was taken to a casualty clearing station and then on to hospital, where he died soon after he arrived. He left a widow Alice.
SandersonJamesPrivate3725120th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment93 Eastbourne Road, Birkdale23/10/191628Thistle Dump Cemetery, High Wood, Longueval, FranceJames enlisted in 1916, in Southport and was drafted to France. He was struck by a shell, whilst leaving his trench and died at the field hospital near Amiens soon after.?His younger brother?Charles was also killed in action. His elder brother John served with the anti-aircraft section in France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SandifordCliffordPrivate1479312th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment6 West End Terrace, West Street, Southport24/06/191629Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportClifford had been in France for 9 months when he was serious wounded and taken to hospital in Aberdeen. He was admitted to Woodlands VAD hospital on 8th May, whilst on sick furlough, in Southport. His death certificate states the cause of death as Bronchitis. He was also suffering trench feet, shrapnel wounds and the effects of a gas attack. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SaulWilliam BCorporal 125035th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers102 Princes Road, Liverpool10/03/191833Jerusalem War Cemetery, IsraelPrior to the war William was a member of the Mounted Infantry, based at Southport. He was the first national reservist to volunteer for national service at the beginning of the war. He was killed in action during the Palestine campaign.
SavageAllenLance Corporal190743rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment81 Sidney Road, Southport16/06/191525Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBefore the war Allen was a member of the Southport Police Force. He was reported missing in action after an engagement at Hooge, near Ypres, he was later presumed dead. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SawyerAlbert EdwardPrivate2909121st Battalion, Manchester Regiment30/05/1917Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportAlbert is listed as 'Died of wounds - Home.'
SawyerCharles QuintonSecond Lieutenant, temporary Captain 8th Battalion, attached?Trench Mortar Battery.?East Yorkshire RegimentThe Wrekin, Birkdale14/07/1916Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, FranceAt the outbreak of war Charles returned from?Western Canada and obtained a commision in the East Yorkshire Regiment.?He was killed in action while leading? a mortar battery, attacking enemy lines. His death was instantaneous.
SawyerHenryPrivate2660497th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment168 Kew Road, Birkdale18/06/191836Etaples Military Cemetery, FranceHenry was severely wounded and gassed on 13th June. He died at the general hospital a few days later. Henry had been in the army for about two years. He had been wounded twice before; once during a bombardment in Ramsgate and once while on active service in France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SawyerJames WilliamPrivate2546212th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment329 Liverpool Road, Birkdale17/08/191721Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was reported missing in action on 15th August, later presumed Killed in action. At the time of his death his two brother were also on active service. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SawyerWalterFirst Class StokerSS/104467Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve HMS Vivid II174 Edge Lane, Oldham29/10/191832Greenacres Cemetery, OldhamWalter is reported as dying of illness, at Vivid II, accounting base, Devonport.
ScargillCliffordSergeant 2659057th Battalion, King's LIverpool Regiment48 Bath Street, Southport27/09/191822Queant Communal Cemetery, British Extension, FranceClifford was awarded the Military Medal for Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, just a few weeks for his death. He was killed in action in an area between Cambrai and Arras. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
ScarlandJohn (Joseph) HenryLance Corporal27387th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment24/09/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceOn the day that John was reported killed in action, the 1/7th King's were preparing to launch a major attack at Sunken Road, on the Somme Battlefields.
SchofieldAlbert AllenLance Sergeant 13747th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBeaconsfield Road, High Park, Southport22/02/191520Woburn Avenue Cemetery, FranceAlbert was killed in action in the Bethune area of France.
ScottWilliam AlfredPrivate18817th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment74 Manchester Road, Southport19/05/191518Le Touret Memorial, FranceWilliam was killed in the battle of Festubert. He was struck in the chest by a shell, and died a few minutes later. Before the war he was a grocer's assistant. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ScrivenerJohn SydneySecond Lieutenant 8th Battalion (Territorial) Lancashire Fusiliers02/12/191720Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action at Passchendaele. Before the war he was a bank clerk.
SealHerbert LeonardCorporal 2648487th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Hartwood Road, Southport26/06/191724Estaires Communal Cemetery, FranceHerbert died of wounds received when a shell exploded just behind his post injuring him in the neck and leg. He was taken to a nearby casualty clearing station, but died later that evening. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SealeWilliam HenryPrivate6690616th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers4 Hart Street, Southport27/08/191819Fienvillers British Cemetery, FranceWilliam died of wounds received at No. 38th Casualty Clearing Station, which was located in the village of Fienvillers, on the Somme. Before the war he was a butcher in Sussex Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Seaman (Listed as Scaman on CWGC)PercyPrivate148626th Battalion (Carabineers) Dragoon Guards14/08/191819Abbieville Communal Cemetery, FrancePercy was killed in action during the Second battle of the Somme, which raged from‎ August 21 – September 2, 1918.
SeddonJamesPrivate233094th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment57 Albert Road, Southport01/07/1915La Gorgue Communal Cemetery, FranceJames died of his wound at the Field Ambulance station at La Gorgue, near Lille.
SeddonJamesPrivate567334th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentDevonshire Road, Southport19/08/191721Coxyde Military Cemetery, BelgiumJames was killed in action, he had been at the front line for seven months. Before the war he worked for L&Y Railway Company as a stoker.
SeddonJosephPrivate370611st Battalion, Manchester Regiment131a Linaker Street, Southport05/10/191633Basra Memorial, IraqSouthport Visiter 17/10/1916 - Cpl. Joseph Seddon of the British Expeditionary Force, contracted disease while in India, died whilst being invalided home and was buried at sea. He left a widow and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Seddon Thomas BakerRifleman 2041565th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment127 High Park Road, Southport29/03/191837Lillers Communal Cemetery, FranceThomas was wounded in the neck and chest, he didn't regain consciousness. He was in the in one of the many Casualty Clearing Stations centred around Lillers. His five other brothers were also serving in the military. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SeddonWilliam HDriver M2/226053Royal Army Service Corp 819 Mechanical Transport Company03/11/191825Skopje British Cemetery, Macedonia
SedgwickRichardFitterL/17784B Battery, 170th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery10 Pitt Street, High Park, Southport. 14/04/191723Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, FranceRichard died from wounds and shell shock, at the 16th General Hospital in France. His wife and mother were informed of his serious condition and were able to travel to France to see him before his death. Before the war he was a fireman with L&Y Railway company.
SephtonWilliamPrivate1300410th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers71 Hart Street, Southport05/09/191528Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action in the Vieastraat area of Flanders. Before the war he worked in the Locomotive department of the L&Y Railway. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ShawJosephPrivate47421/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment121 Clifton Road, Southport06/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was killed by sniper fire, while he was working on the top of a trench. His comrade wrote 'he suffered no pain.' He had been at the front for about 8 months. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ShawPercy GPrivate27141/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentWindsor Road, Southport25/09/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePercy was killed in action. He enlisted in September 1914 and went to France in December 1915. Prior to the war he worked in a greengrocers.
ShawRobertCaptain7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment4 Buckingham Ave, Sefton Park20/09/191725Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert obtained his commission in December 1914, and went to France in spring 1915. Robert was killed during the battle of the Menin Road Ridge, during a German counter attack.https://photos.app.goo.gl/4v6nNE6GlvtZBJtw2
ShawStephenPrivate422424th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment121 Clifton Road, Blowick, Southport24/04/191719Bucquoy Road, Cemetery, FranceStephen was killed in action near the village of Ficheux, France. Before the war he worked in H Ainscough, Butchers, Bispham Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ShawWilliam CobleyLieutenant 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's)The Promenade, Southport06/09/191732Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action when leading his men in an attack. Before the war he worked as a designer in both London and Paris.
ShawcroftGeorge HenryOrdinary TelegraphistMersey/Z/4023 TelegrapherRoyal Naval Volunteer, H.M Drifter 'Cosmos'26 Maple Street, Southport15/02/191818Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandGeorge was killed when seven German destroyers attacked shipping in the straits of Dover. She was stationed near No.15 buoy, the first shell struck the wheelhouse killing two and severely wounding two more. She caught fire and sunk with only three survivors and eleven dead. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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SheenanTimothyChief Stoker 154467 (RFR/DEV/A/3445)H.M.S MajesticBirkdale Farm School27/05/191543Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandTimothy was killed in action when the Majestic was sunk of the Dardanelles. The?ship was anchored off W beach. At 6.45 an enemy submarine was spotted, the ship opened fire but was hit by two torpedoes. Majestic capsized and sank in seven minutes, with the loss of 40 men.
ShepherdHPrivate2110King's Liverpool Regiment16/02/1915Duke Street, Southport
SherwinEdgar JacksonGunner 700786B Battery, 331st Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryThe Hollies, Richmond Road, Bowdon08/08/191739Coxyde Military Hospital, Koksijde, BelgiumEdgar was killed in action on 8th August.
ShieldsWilliamPrivate2747South Lancashire Regiment33 Grove Street, Southport17/07/191642Puchevillers British Cemetery, FranceWilliam was wounded on 15th July, in one of the first battles on The Somme. He would most probably have been taken to either the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations for treatment. He died of his injuries two days later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ShillingAlbertPrivate335738th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)144 Cemetery Road, Southport02/11/191727Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelAlbert was initially reported missing in action during the Third Battle of Gaza, this was later changed to killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SimpsonVictor JamesSecond Lieutenant 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light InfantrySwandown, Albert Road, Birkdale24/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceVictor was killed while leading his men on a attack against Beer Trench in the Delville Wood area on The Somme.
SinclairWilliamSapper97477154th Field Company, Royal Engineers58 Heysham Road, High Park, Southport01/07/1916Bienvillers Military Cemetery, FranceWilliam was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. In civilian life he was a joiner and played football for Norwood Crescent, and Southport Central
SingletonJosephPrivate38088411th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment85 Railway Street, Southport23/03/191841Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, FranceThe Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SingletonWilliam HenryPrivate26712725th Battalion, Royal Welch FusiliersThe Willow's, Roe Lane, Churchtown04/10/191821Abbeville Communal Extension, Somme, FranceWilliam was wounded in the right arm at Cambrai, in December 1917. On recovery in August 1918 he returned to France. He was admitted to the No.1 General South African Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head on 23rd September and died there 11 days later.
SlackWilliam JeremyLieutenant Colonel British Honduras Defence ForceSt.Pierre Port, Guernsey 26/01/191543Fort George Memorial, BelizeLieutenant Colonel Slack was shot dead by a local barber in Honduras.
SlaterArthurLance CorporalM2/268058766th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corp96 Sidney Road, High Park, Southport19/08/1918Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, GreeceArthur is listed as 'died' on the Commonwealth War Graves Commision site. He left behind a widow, Lily. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SlaterWilliam PercyPrivate4253262nd Canadian Mounted RiflesMontreal, Canada25/11/191630Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceWilliam was wounded on 23rd November, and died two days later. He would have been treated in one of the casualty clearing stations in Aubigny. He was a Canadian businessman, who volunteered his services at the outbreak of war. His parents lived in Bibby Road, Southport.
SlingerSamuelPrivate417905th Infantry Labour Company, The King's Liverpool Regiment, Transferred to (41790) 7th Company Labour Corp. Becconsall Farm, Hesketh Bank, Preston11/09/191722Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boezinge, leper, BelgiumSamuel was killed when a shell exploded close to where he was marching alongside his comrades, a number of whom were injured. Prior to the war he had worked on the family farm.
SmethurstJohnSecond Lieutenant12th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment16/09/1916Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France
SmithAlexander LeslieSapper4492788th Field Company, Royal EngineersBelmont Street, Southport30/10/191527Cairo War Memorial, EgyptAlexander died from enteric fever (typhoid) at the military hospital in Cairo; he had been sent for treatment from Gallipoli. Before the war he was a motor engineer.
SmithArthurPrivate2656037th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Poole Street, Crossens03/04/1917St John's Churchyard, Crossens, SouthportArthur was wounded by shrapnel, which tore an inch wide?wound through his leg on the 1st March. He was?sent to England for?treatment but contacted pneumonia on the way. He seemed to rally but died in hospital in Woolwich.
SmithBrian HaighPrivate23871/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/191519Le Touret Memorial, FranceBrian was shot through the head during the Battle of Festubert, and died instantaneously.
Smith Bernard Ridley WinthropeLieutenant 1st Battalion Scots GuardsWingfield Park, Ambergate, Derby15/11/191431South Wingfield Park, Burial Ground, DerbyBernard arrived in France on 10th October and immediately went to the front line. He was shot in the head in a trench near Ypres on 8th November and died at Christol Hospital Boulogne. His body was returned to England for burial. ?
SmithHarryPrivate803319th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly 31920 King's Liverpool Regiment26/03/1918Arras Memorial, FranceHarry is one of the 35,000 men listed upon the Arras memorial. He was killed during the spring offensive in 1918.
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SmithJoshua HaroldLieutenant 6th Battalion (Territorial) Lancashire Fusiliers23 Park Road, Southport12/08/191524Redoubt Cemetery, Helles , TurkeyAt the outbreak of war Joshua gained a commision with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He was sent to Egypt in September 1914. He was killed in action in the Gallipoli, Dardanelles. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Smith(Harry) NormanLieutenant 20th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersWaterloo23/11/1917Duhallow A.D.S Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumNorman was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele. Prior to the war he worked at Arthur Johnson auctioneer, in Southport.
SmithThomasPrivate49461/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment17 Montague Street, Blackburn18/08/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas is one of the 72,000 men commemorate on the Thiepval Memorial, who died on The Somme battlefields.
SmithWyndham AlexanderSecond Lieutenant Gloucester Yeomanry3 Waterloo Road, Birkdale23/04/191629Jerusalem Memorial, IsraelWyndham was killed in action in Palestine. Before the war he was a partner in the firm of Baker & Smith Solicitors, Tewkesbury, He married his wife Maud in 1912, the couple had no children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SnapeEdmund JasperPrivate411411th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own)61 La Salla Road, Verdun, Montreal20/09/191727Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdmund was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as the battle of Passchendaele.
SnapeHarryPrivate34576616th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers220 Sussex Road, Southport04/11/191835Englefontaine British Cemetery, FranceHarry was killed in action just 1 week before armistice, in one of the final battles of the war. He left behind a widow, Annie. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SnelsonFrankPrivate457813th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentCardigan Road, Birkdale16/08/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrank was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. He left a widow and one child.
SonnebornFrederick Private32257th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Carnarvon Road, Birkdale16/09/191619Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme, FranceFrederick had been in the army for two years, and at the front line for seven months when he was killed in action. Before the war he worked for the Allan Line Steamship Company.
SourbutHarry HenryRifleman R/135012nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corp24 Kensington Road, Southport18/09/191823Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery, Pontro, FranceHarry was reported 'Killed in Action,' most probably in The Battles of the Hindenburg Line which raged from 12th September - 12th October 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SouthernEdward BaxterPrivate565020th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 3 Grosvenor Road, Birkdale21/07/191624Mericourt L'Abbe, Somme, FranceEdwards had been serving in France since November 1915, when he died of wounds. Prior to the war he was educated at Charterhouse and Oriel College, Oxford. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SpearNorman Victor(Temp) Second Lieutenant, Pilot50 Training Squadron and London Scottish. Royal Flying Corps25 Woodstock Road, Golders Green, London29/08/191729All Saint's Churchyard, NorfolkNorman was badly wounded at Loos in September 1916. Upon returning to active duty he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant Royal Flying Corp on 25th September 1916. Attached, as an instructor to the 50th Training Squadron, he was killed in an flying accident in Norfolk. He received the Military Medal for bravery and devotion to duty in October 1916.Military Medal
SpencerEdwardPrivate240648th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)57 Railway Street, Southport24/04/191724Arras Memorial, FranceNews was received in May 1917 that Edward had been killed in action, he had been in the army for about 18 months. He was a painter by trade. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SpencerGeorgePrivate4180617th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment04/08/191721Zantvoorde British CemeteryGeorge was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres, the?Battle of Passchendaele. He left a widow, Rebecca and one son George.
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SpencerWilliam HenryPrivate29122123rd Company, Machine Gun Corps, Infantry46 Hereford Road, Southport19/01/191726Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, BelgiumHenry is listed as killed in action, in Belgium. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SperrinWilliam AlfredPrivate75523rd (Reserve) Battalion. York and Lancaster Regiment3 Palmers Street, Moss Side, Manchester15/02/191528Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam caught a chill while in the trenches during a bombardment by German War ships against Hartlepool. After some time in hospital he was sent home on a furlough, he relapsed and was taken to Southport Infirmary where he died.
SpinkHubert OctaviusReverendRoyal Army Chaplains Department, attached 55th (West Lancashire) DivisionDulwich09/08/191638Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, FranceHubert was killed on the front line at Delville Wood?while ministering to the wounded and supervising the retrieval and burial of the dead,. He had previously been wounded several times.
SproatWilliamPrivate2664541/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment196 Virginia Street, Southport20/09/191721Dochy Farm, New British Cemetery, Zonnebeck, BelgiumWilliam joined the forces in April 1916, and had been on continuous service for about 10 months when he was killed in action. Before the war he was employed by Southport Highways department. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StaffordHenry VictorPrivate32707th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Conyers Avenue, Birkdale15/03/191625Le Fermont Military Cemetery, Pas de CalaisHenry was killed by a German sniper, whilst in the trenches with his regiment. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StandringWilliam ShuttleworthSecond Lieutenant12th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment159 Portland Street, Southport 30/07/191621Guillemont Road Cemetery, FranceWilliam arrived at the frontline on 14th July 1916 and was killed in?action a fortnight later. He was slightly wounded about 8am and was treated at at the local field ambulance. He didn't return to his unit, a search was made and was eventually he was found dead. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StansfieldRobert HenryPrivate2417791/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers24 Laurel Grove, Southport06/09/191726Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert is one of the 35,000 listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, nearly all of whom died between August 1917 and November 1918. During the Third battle of Ypres,?The Battle of Passchendaele. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SteeleWilliam LovattPrivate2957013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment104 Hart Street, Southport15/07/191625Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceWilliam died of wounds on the Somme battlefields. For nine years before the war he was employed by Messrs. Outrams Ltd. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StephensonArthur TheodoreLieutenant 7th Battalion (Territorial) King's Liverpool? Regiment67 Leyland Road Southport 28/06/191631Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, FranceWhile leading a raid into enemy territory, he realised the raid was hopeless and sent his men back to safety while he threw bombs at the enemy. He was shot and fell. He saved all but two of his of his men. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StephensonEarlPrivate3572091/10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) King's Liverpool Regiment17/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEarl arrived in France on 14th July 1916, with the 18th draft out of? Oswestry. He was reported wounded and missing?4 weeks later on 17th August.
Stephenson Selwyn SeymourLieutenant 1st West Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryPark Grange, Southport13/03/191524Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportSelwyn died at Ross-On-Sea. He had been suffering from heart trouble since October 1913.
StevensJosephOrdinary Seaman SS/9772H.M.S Vivid23/10/191818Western Mill Cemetery, PlymouthJoseph died on 23th October 1918. He was stationed at HMS Vivid, which was the Navy Barracks at Plymouth.
StevensWalterPrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regiment01/07/191619
StirrupJames HopePrivate3001932/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, formerly 56617 Liverpool Regiment05/12/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, FranceJames was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai. He is one of the 7,000+ names listed on the memorial.
StockerSamuel ThomasPrivate2019164th Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force143 Bedford Road, Birkdale, Southport09/10/191626Contay British Cemetery, Somme, FranceSamuel's attestation papers show that he was 5ft 10 inches, with blue eyes and dark hair. He died of a gunshot wound to the back, at Casualty Clearing station number 49. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StocktonCharles AlbertSergeant 2657311/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment94 Sefton Street, Southport31/07/191721Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumCharles was killed during a charge against the enemy. His cousin Jim, who was in the same regiment, reported his death to the family. He stated that Bert has died instantaneously and suffered no pain. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StoddartLeonardPrivate32311/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment16 Part Street, Southport07/08/191520The Helles Memorial, GallipoliLen (Leonard) was killed when the 7th charged a Turkish trench. As they rush toward the trench they were mown down by machine gun fire, his death was instantaneous. Before the war Len was a keen footballer, playing for Leyland. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
StonesFrancis DawbarnCaptain 6th Battalion (Territorial) Sherwood Foresters ?28/09/1917Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven, BelgiumFrancis was awarded a Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He died from injuries received during a gas attack. He left a widow, Margaret Julia.Military Cross
StrangeHerbert WPrivate112331st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentHart Street, Southport29/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceOn 26th August Southport Visiter reported that Herbert had been missing in action since 29th July.
SturrockWilliamSergeant 2285020th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment02/08/1917Menin Gate, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action, in Belgium.
SucksmithEricPrivateG-54111st Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment46 The Promenade, Southport06/05/191619Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceEric was killed in action at Cambrai. His great pal Joe Clegg wrote to the family that Eric had died 'the Death of a Hero.' Before the war he?was one of ?the Corporation Tramway staff. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SullivanJohnSergeant 66016th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment09/04/1916Basra Memorial, IraqJohn was reported as missing in action, death presumed on 9th April 1916, in Mesopotamia.
SumnerAlbertPrivate4965312th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Poplar Street, Southport22/11/191723Etaples Military Cemetery, FranceAlbert died of wound, most probably at the nearby Boulogne General Hospital. Before the war he was a butchers errand boy. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SumnerEricDriver T4/252886Royal Army Service Corps, Attached 13th Cavalry Brigade, Field Ambulance88 Clifton Road, Southport06/10/191823Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, SyriaEric spent two and a half years serving in France before being transferred to the Middle East, going through the Battle of the Somme with the 55th Division. He died of dysentery in Palestine. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SumnerFrederick HaroldPrivate176606286th Company, Machine Gun Corps6 Alexandra Road, Southport27/10/191829Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, PakistanFrederick died of influenza, while serving with the 4th (Indian) Division.
SumnerJames Private297131st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, formerly T4/114797 Royal Army Service Corps67 Matlock Road, Birkdale21/08/191836Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, FranceJames has been serving in France since 6th July 1915, when he was killed in action on the battlefield of The Somme. He left a widow, Elizabeth Annie. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SumnerJohnActing Bombardier112824216th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery15/08/191733Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. John died of his wounds on 15th August 1917 at the No 9 British Red cross Field Hospital Near Calais.
SumnerRobert Private5792King's Liverpool Regiment171 Kew Road, Southport22Robert's attestation papers have survived; they show that he was 22 yrs and 4 months old, 5ft 4 inches and had a chest measurement of 35 inches. His next of kin was his mother, Elizabeth. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SutcliffeJames EdwardFlight Sergeant 34633Royal Air Force22 Walnut Street, Southport15/02/1919Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJames had served in the Air Force for almost three years, returning home to Southport in January 1919. His health was poor and a doctor was called; he died of acute influenza on Saturday 15th February. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SuttonCyrilPrivate35331/7th Battalion King's Liverpool RegimentPeet's Lane, Churchtown05/09/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCyril was killed by a shell while taking part in a bombing expedition. Before the war he was a joiner.
SuttonEdward Gunner L/4581440th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery10 Diggle Cottage, Bamford, Rochdale31/01/191923Terlincthun British Cemetery, FranceShortly before his death at the 7th General Hospital in Boulogne, Edward was awarded the Military Medal. He died of bronchial pneumonia. He left a widow, Elsie.Military Medal
SuttonHerbert LeslieSecond Lieutenant 50th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force94 Sidney Road, Churchtown22/04/191819St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Churchtown, SouthportHerbert was seriously wounded in a flying accident at Grantham, he was taken to Belton Park Hospital but died soon afterwards. He body was returned to his family for burial. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SuttonRichard StuartCorporal2043A Company, 7th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment20 Leamington Road, Ainsdale23/05/191523Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de CalaisRichard joined the King's regiment in August 1914, and was sent to France after completing basic training. He was wounded in the shoulder by a Maxim Machine gun bullet, he was taken to a casualty clearing station but died of his wounds. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.https://drive.google.com/open?id=16aQHR91BqH-t0g0kA8lucQPqQUDqWPb5
SuttonThomasDeck Hand15618/DA/RNR Deck HandRoyal Navy 'Reserve - ?His Majesty's Paddle Minesweeper Monarchy118 Shellfield Road, Marshside, Southport23/11/191827St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Churchtown, SouthportThomas is listed as 'Died of disease. He left a widow, Jennie. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SuttonThomasPrivate120021st Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment17/11/1915Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de CalaisThomas was a reservist so was one of the first to be called up at the beginning of the war. He took part in several battles including Nueve Chappelle, La Bassee and Givenchy were he was wounded in the foot. After returning to the front line he contracted a chill, he went to hospital but never recovered.
SuttonThomas BrookfieldDriver 1088812nd Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery73 Mill Lane, Churchtown06/11/191726St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThomas was hit by a shell and died instantaneously, suffering no pain. Before the war he was a confectioner and played an active roll in St Cuthbert's church life. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SwettenhamRobertLance Corporal 1748715th Battalion, Royal Scots11 Church Road, Birkdale08/08/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert joined the forces in September 1914, and went to France in January 1916. He was attached to the Highland Light Infantry when he met his death of the Somme Battlefields.
SwiftHerbert LancashirePrivate1289064226th Battalion. Canadians13/03/191640Virden Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba, CanadaHerbert died of pneumonia at Manitoba, Canada on 13th March 1916.
SydallLeonardTrooper 1143Household Battalion, Household Cavalry. Formerly 2380 Royal Horse Guards, 37 Walnut Street, Southport12/04/191722Arras Memorial, FranceLeonard died of wounds and is one of the 35,000 soldiers commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Most of whom killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
SykesJabezLieutenant 1/4th Battalion (Territorial) East Lancashire Regiment3St. Aldwyn's Road, Withington.25/06/191522Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Helles, GallipoliJabez died of wounds received in action at Gallipoli.
SykesLeslie Hindle(Second) Lieutenant 6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment21 Scarisbrick New Road, Southport03/10/191823Bellicourt British Cemetery, FranceLeslie was killed leading his men in action, at Joncourt, near Amiens, France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.

Southport’s Fallen T-Z

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/ SquadronLast Known AddressDiedAge at deathBurial PlaceBiographyMedals
TabronPeterPrivate346888th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment50 Hereford Road, Southport 24/04/191726Arras Memorial, France & war memorial at St. Simon and St. Jude's Church, SouthportPeter was a bricklayer from Southport. He enlisted in Preston and was killed in action France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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TaylorFrankLance Corporal14813Machine Gun Section, 12th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment19 Zetland Street, Southport 25/09/191523Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France; Commemorated on a brass plaque from St. Andrew's Church, now in Christ Church, SouthportLance Corporal Taylor was a dentist's mechanic in Doncaster before the war broke out. He was killed in Action at Loos. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TaylorFrederickCorporal21111Royal Field Artillery16 Pitt Street, Southport 21/08/191735Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportFrederick was hospitalised in Frodsham and died later from his wounds. He had been through practically all the severe fighting and was recommended for the Military Medal for gallantry. (Southport's Splendid Hearts) The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
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TaylorHerbertLieutenant 15th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers45 Limefield Street, Accrington01/04/191728Savy British Cemetery, FranceHerbert was killed in action. Before the was he was a teacher at Elementary School.
TaylorJohn EdwardPrivate2673127th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment51 Claremont Road, Birkdale 09/04/191824Post Office Rifles Cemetery, France; Commemorated on a bronze plaque at the Wesley Methodist Church, Southbank Road, SouthportJohn was killed in action whilst serving with the 55th Division, during the German Spring offensive of 1918. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TaylorNellieDriver British Red Cross Society- Voluntary Aid Detachment1 Westbourne Road, Birkdale 27/06/191830Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, FranceNellie died while on active service with the 10th Field Ambulance, The inscription: on her memorial reads "A BLAMELESS LIFE CHEERFULLY GIVEN TO DUTY AT HER COUNTRY'S CALL." The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TaylorOscarPrivate930482nd (Garrison) Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment152 Shakespeare Street, Southport 02/10/191833Mikra British Cemetery, Salonica, GreecePrivate Taylor joined the forces in August 1917. He died of bronchial pneumonia in hospital in Salonica. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TaylorVernonLieutenant 7th Battalion Royal Muster Fusiliers attd. 149th Coy Machine Gun CorpsAvondale Road15/09/191634Delville Wood Cemetery, LonguevalVernon was killed in action. Before that was he was employed at the Southport Branch of the Manchester and Liverpool District Bank and was connected to the Pickwick and North Meols tennis clubs.
TaylorWilliam ArchiePrivate24467th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment112 King Street, Southport05/04/191522Bethune Town Cemetery, France; Commemorated on a brass plaque at Christ Church & also on Christ Church War MemorialWilliam died of wounds in France. Before joining up, Private Taylor was the secretary of the Southport Tariff Reform League. He was actively involved with the Junior Unionists Association at the inception of the movement. He had a keen interest in politics and frequently addressed the Women's Unionist League. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TetlowCyril LawsonLieutenant 10th Squadron Royal Flying CorpsUniversity School, Cambridge Road, Southport22/08/191624Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avenue, FranceLieutenant Tetlow, observer, was killed in flight with 2nd Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Marnham, pilot, Sussex Yeomanry, attached to the Royal Flying Corps. Read more about Cyril
ThistletonAlbert RichardCorporal 4811219th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers31 Pine Grove, Southport 26/02/191924Douai British Cemetery, France; Commemorated on St. Luke's Church Memorial, SouthportCorporal Thistleton died from pneumonia, following influenza, at the 42nd Casualty Clearing Station, France. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThomasFrederick HenryPrivate173401st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment147 Wennington Road, Southport 17/05/191626St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, FranceFrederick was killed in action, near Loos. Former scholar at All Saints School, Southport. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThomasWilliam HenrySecond Class StokerSS/113561HMS Amphion94 Tulketh Street, Southport06/08/191420Portsmouth Memorial, Devon, England; Christ Church War Memorial, Southport; Holy Trinity Church War Memorial, SouthportWilliam was killed, when HMS Amphion was caught up in a mine explosion in the North Sea. Before the war he worked at Chapel Street Station. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThompsonCharles ArthurLance Corporal206884th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment23a Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale, Southport14/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France; St. Peter's Church Memorial, Birkdale, SouthportCharles was killed in action on the Somme. Before the war he was a member of the YMCA and employed by Mrs MJ Parkhouse, London Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThompsonGeorgePrivate5234013th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment10 Station Road, Ainsdale16/08/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was killed in action on the Somme. Employed at Messrs. Muirhead and Wilcox's, Chapel Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThompsonGeorge EricLieutenant"C" Coy 4th Battalion The King's Liverpool RegimentThe Barn, Formby Lancashire03/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was killed in action on The Somme.?He was educated at Dunchurch Hall, Rugby, and at Harrow where he played cricket against Eton and football against Winchester. He was employed at Messrs. Milligan and Mackintosh, cotton merchants, Liverpool. He played at the Northern Cricket Club and the West Lancashire Golf Club.
ThompsonJackLance Corporal4098827th Tyneside Irish Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers4 Railway Walk, Birkdale28/04/191726Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJack enlisted with the Leeds Pals Battalion of the West Yorks Regiment and saw active service in both Egypt and France. He was wounded on July 1916, and return to the front. He was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThompsonJohn ThomasPrivate25461st/7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment16/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceKilled in action during the Battle of Festubert.
ThomsonEdmund PeelMajor 2nd Battalion Royal Munster FusiliersSaunders Street, Southport21/12/191440Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France; Holy Trinity Church Memorial, Southport; Hesketh Golf Club War Memorial, SouthportKilled in action on the Western Front. Joined the army in 1893 and served in the South African War in 1902, for which he was mentioned in dispatches.
ThomsonJames GodfreyGunner L/17593Royal Field Artillery132 Duke Street, Southport13/10/1917Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJames is listed as dying 'At Home.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThorburnEdward FrancisLieutenant 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment10/06/191521Helles Memorial, GallipoliEdward was killed?in action in the Dardanelles Peninsula. He was the third and last surviving son of Mr W. Thorburn, Professor of Surgery in the University of Manchester.?He was in training at Southport attached to the East Lancashire Divisional Signalling Company. He left Southport for Egypt in command of the party and later re-joined his battalion and proceeded to the Dardanelles.
ThorneAlonzoPrivate10866533rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)161 Sefton Street, Southport24/06/191820Hagle Dump Cemetery, West- Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlonzo died of shrapnel wounds to the neck and back. His Second Lieutenant C. L. Rogers described Private Thorne as a 'quiet and reliable lad' and that his section was 'poorer now since he has fallen fighting for his country.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThornileyPercy Arthur HenryCaptain 21st Battalion Manchester Regiment11/01/191720Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery, Somme, FrancePercy was awarded the Military Cross, in the New Years' Honours list in 1917. He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields. He was educated at Malvern College and joined the army in December 1914.Military Cross
ThorpFrederickPrivate21634No. 4 Coy 19th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment87 Southbank Road, Southport30/07/191631Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France; Southbank Road Methodist Church War Memorial, SouthportFrederick was killed in action at the Somme. He was injured after advancing on the second line of German trenches after his battalion had taken the first line. He was ahead of his own gun team and almost fell on top of the German parapet. He was never seen again and nothing more is known. His body was never found. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThrelfallJamesPrivate1877248th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force72 Hall Street, Southport28/04/191739Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, FrancePrivate Threlfall resided in Winnipeg, Canada for 14 years working as a decorator. He joined the army in 1915 and went to France in August 1916. He is one of the 11,000 men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force killed during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ThrelfallJamesPrivate52013Labour CorpsClock House, Halsall, Ormskirk12/01/191818St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Southport; Commemorated on Holy Trinity and St. Cuthbert's Church War MemorialsJames was born in Halsall, Lancashire. He is listed as 'Died at home'.
ThrelfallJohnRifleman 2026701st/5th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment114 Shellfield Road, Marshside, Southport25/09/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France; Emmanuel Church War Memorial, SouthportJohn was killed in action. Initially reported as missing and his wife posted several notices asking for any information concerning her husband's whereabouts. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TinsleyThomasCorporal 2077511th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment7 Bedford Road, Birkdale21/03/1918Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France; St. Peter's War Memorial, Birkdale and The Roll of Honour and on a wood panel at Hampton Road United Reformed Church, formerly Hampton Road Congregational MissionThomas was killed in action. He saw three years of continuous service. Before joining the army he was employed at the L. and Y. Railway. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TippingWilliamSecond Lieutenant1st/8th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment08/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was killed in action on The Somme Battlefields.
ToddEdwardLance Corporal 2677412nd/7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment65 Tithebarn Road, Southport26/06/191720Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, France; Commemorated on St. Luke's Church War MemorialEdward was killed in action. Before the war, he was educated at Christ Church Higher Grade School and was employed by Messrs. Hindle and Son Auctioneers. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ToddJohnGunner 106182200th Siege Battery Royal Garrison ArtilleryPitts House Farm, Moss Lane, Southport24/08/1918St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, FranceJohn died from wounds received.?His family received a telegram with news that he had been injured and gassed. They were later notified of his death. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ToddJohnLieutenant 9th Training Squadron Royal Air Force14 Manor Road, Churchtown, Southport29/07/191819St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Southport; Commemorated on St. Cuthbert's Church War MemorialJohn was stationed in Norfolk where he was killed in an unfortunate flying accident. Before joining the R.A.F. Lieutenant Todd had completed a three year apprenticeship at the London City and Midland Bank. He was their representative at the Hesketh branch of the bank.?His death was all the more tragic as he was expected home on leave on the weekend that his parents posted news of his death in the Southport Visiter. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ToddPercyPrivate2662512nd/7th King's Liverpool Regiment6 Scott Street, High Park, Southport30/09/191819Louverval Military Cemetery, France; Commemorated on a stained glass window at Russell Road Methodist Church, SouthportPercy died from wounds received. Private Todd had served in the army for two years and is described by the Army Chaplain as a 'very brave and good soldier, right to the finish, and made the sacrifice patiently.' The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ToddRobertPrivate2659141st/7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment7 Vaughan Road, Southport25/09/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was killed in action at the Somme. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
ToddThomasPrivate78126Royal Army Medical Corps15 Lyndhurst Road, Birkdale13/02/191726Southport Birkdale CemeteryOnly son of Ellen and the late James Todd. Thomas is listed at died at home. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TomlinsonJames AshworthLieutenant 13th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers62 Cemetery Road, Southport22/11/191524Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Gallipoli; Commemorated on Emmanuel Parish Church War Memorial, SouthportLieutenant Tomlinson joined the Manchester Pals shortly after the outbreak of war and had 6 months training after which he received his commission. In August 1914 he was drafted to the Dardanelles, where he later died of wound received in action. He was employed as a clerk in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Shudehill Branch. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TomlinsonJohn William AbrahamPrivate3323349th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment66 Lytham Road, Southport 20/09/191727Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium; Commemorated on Marshside Methodist Church War MemorialJohn was killed in action. Private Tomlinson was sent to France a year before his death and joined the army in March 1916. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TomlinsonRichardPrivate19588Coldstream Guards19 Vaughan Road, Birkdale29/11/191838St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France; Commemorated on St. Peter's Church War Memorial, Birkdale, SouthportRichard's occupation listed as Animal Man in Zoo on 1911 Census. His wife Helen went out to France to see him hospital in Rouen and stayed with him until his death. He was wounded in battle and lay on the battlefield for a fortnight before being found and taken to hospital.
TownsonFrankCorporal 204512th Coy. Australian Machine Gun Corps126 Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale15/11/191629St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, FranceFrank died of his wounds. He emigrated to Australia around 1911 with his wife and worked in the timber mills in Perth, Western Australia. He joined the army shortly after the outbreak of war and was survived by his wife and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TurnbullEdward OgilvieSignaller/Driver219883"A" Battery, 110th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery06/04/191825Arras Memorial, Pas de CalaisEdward is listed as killed in action.
TurnellReginald LeafLieutenant Attached to the 20th Battalion Middlesex Regiment126 Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale23/11/191725Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France & on a brass plaque from St. Andrew's Church, now in Christ Church, Lord Street, SouthportRichard was killed while leading his platoon into attack. Lieutenant Turnell joined the army at the outbreak of war. He underwent training with the Royal Flying Corps and received his commission in July 1916. He flew expeditions until October 1916 after which an accident prevented him remaining with the Corps. He was then transferred to the Middlesex regiment. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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TurnerCliffordPrivate1572917th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment)3 Welbeck Road, Birkdale24/03/191832Pozieres Memorial, FranceClifford was born in Great Crosby, son of Edith Annie Turner. Private Turner was listed as aged 25 and a clerk in the Sack Bag Trade on the 1911 census. He is listed as killed in action.
TurnerHerbert HenryPetty OfficerM/4281HMS Vivid & HMS Lion, Royal Navy106 Hall Street, Southport15/12/191626Southport Duke Street Cemetery; Commeorated on St. Luke's Church and Holy Trinity Church War MemorialsHerbert died at the Mount Stuart Hospital, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. He had been in the Navy seven years. He was a Plumber's Mate on HMS Lion since its commission. He took part in the Heligoland Battle, the engagement of the Dogger Bank, when the Blucher was sunk, and the Jutland action. HMS Lion was reported damaged after engagement in the North Sea. He sent word that he was safe and well and would write again. He was buried with full military honours. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TurnerRichard ChaseLieutenant Commander HMS Pegasus Royal NavyBankfield House Gardens, Bankfield Lane Southport (Uncle's address)20/09/191430Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, TanzaniaRichard was killed during the action between the Pegasus and the German Cruiser Konigsberg in Zanzibar Harbour, Indian Ocean. HMS Pegasus was on the Cape Station at the outbreak of war. Pegasus was undergoing repairs and the men slept at their guns. At 5.25am the German cruiser was spotted but the Pegasus' armed tug could not warn them. Pegasus sank quickly and two officers were lost, twenty-nine killed and fifty-five men were wounded.
TweedaleMauriceCaptain 7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment8 Weld Road, Birkdale 16/05/191526Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceKilled in action. Captain Tweedale was educated at Uppingham school and was a stockbroker in Liverpool. Before the war broke out, he had risen to the rank of captain in the 7th King's Regiment and volunteered for foreign service. He obtained leave a month before his death to marry his fiancee in London. He returned to the front a few days later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
TwiggeFrederick RussellGunner 159325Royal Field Artillery28/08/1916Southport Duke Street Cemetery
TwistRobert HenryPrivate2673151st/7th Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment1 Cable Street, Southport 20/09/191728Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium & on a panel from an organ at Hampton Road United Reformed Church (formerly Hampton Road Congregational Mission)Killed in action in France. Private Twist was in France for fifteen months and before joining the army and was employed by Mr S. B. Craven, Lord Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
Tyldesley HaroldCorporal 51264Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Attached to the 7th Machine Gun Brigade3 Ivy Street, Southport07/06/191724La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Vimy, France; Commemorated on Holy Trinity Church War Memorial, SouthportKilled in action. Corporal Tyldesley was in the first Canadian division to go to France in February 1915 and had fought in St. Eloi, Ypres, Hooge and other heavy engagements. His death was the only occasion he was injured throughout his service. According to his friend Hugh Bailey's report, Cpl Tyldesley was killed while loading a pack horse not far from the line. He was killed instantly by an explosive shell and did not suffer. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
UnwinJohn LeesDriver624864Honourable Artillery Company, 2nd B. Battery, 126th Army Brigade H.A.C.Park Crescent, Southport31/05/191821Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-GohelleJohn died of his wounds at Field hospital 73, near Lens, France.
UsherHerbertPrivate5172621st Battalion, Manchester Regiment.5 Morecambe Bank, Grange-Over-Sands24/10/191731Tyne Cot Memorials, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHerbert was killed in action in the Zonnebeck area of the Somme battlefields.
Van CruisenWilfredLieutenant1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London)Oxton, Chester01/11/191619Flaybrick Hill Cemetery, BirkenheadWilfred (Van as he was known) was wounded in action on 16th August, he died from those wounds on 1st November at Fazakerley Hospital. Read more about WilfredMilitary Cross
VaughanJohnSecond Lieutenant20th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSkethrock, St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands30/07/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action on the battlefields of the Somme.
VernonHerbert DouglasLieutenantGrenadier Guards, attached Guards Machine Gun RegimentEastham House, Eastham, Cheshire15/09/191623Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHerbert was the son of Sir Herbert Vernon, and Lady Vernon. He was drafted to France in July 1915, and saw continual front line actions. He was killed in The Guards charge between Ginchy and Les Boeufs, during the battle of the Somme.
VickersMatheasCorporal3145011th Battalion, East Lancashire RegimentBirkdale, Southport21/05/191827Caestre Military Cemetery, FranceMatheas was killed in action on the Somme battlefields.
VipondJames WilliamLance Corporal14161/5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment08/08/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJames was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry. He was killed in action near Matlz Horn Farm, the British army were trying to capture Guillemont Village. On the 8th August the 5th battalion reported; 65 men were killed, 173 wounded and 64 missing.Military Medal
WadeAustinSergeant74701st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment (listed under South Lancashire Regiment on the Southport Memorial)Shakespeare Street, Southport19/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas De Calais, FranceAustin has been in the army for many years and was only a few months away from retirement when war broke out. He was killed in action during the Battle of Festubert.
WadsworthPercy JamesPrivateM2/184322No 1. Cavalry Supply Column, Royal Army Service Corps31 Devonshire Road, High Park, Southport01/02/191931St Cuthbert's Churchyard, SouthportPercy was the son of James and Mary Wadsworth, of Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire. He died of pneumonia at a military hospital in Southport. He left behind a widow, Gertrude Isabella Wadsworth. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WaggettGeorgeFirst Class Shipwright343008HMS Bulwark, Royal Navy150 Jervis Road, Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth26/11/1914Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham.George was serving on the H.M.S. Bulwark when, at 7.50 am on the 26th November 1914, it was completely destroyed by an internal explosion whilst anchored off Sheerness, Kent. Over 700 lives were lost in this disaster. His body was recovered from the sea. He left behind a wife, Ethel Maud Waggett.
WainwrightCyrilPrivate543410th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment62 Southbank Road, Southport09/09/191619Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longuaval, FranceCyril died on the Somme battlefield, he was killed when he was asleep, dying instantaneously. Before the war he worked for Messer's Davies & Wilkinson, Mechanical Dentists, Hoghton Street. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WalkerFrederickPrivate359241/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment20/03/191820Polygon Wood Cemetery, Zonnebeke, BelgiumFrederick was killed in action on the Battlefields near Ypres. He was an orphan who, before the war, worked at Churchtown Corn Mills. His brother lived in Culcheth, Warrington.
WalkerBasil ScarisbrickLieutenant (Second Lieutenant)5th Battalion( Earl of Chester's Territorial) Cheshire RegimentWybourne Gate, Westcliffe Road, Southport09/05/191526Divisional Cemetery, Diekebusch Road, VlamertingheBasil was killed in action in Flanders, while on active service. Prior to the war he was articled to a firm of Chartered Accountants.
WalkerLeonardPrivate29669th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25/09/1916St Mary's A.D.S Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas De Calais, FranceLeonard joined up at the outbreak of war and was sent to France. He was killed in action near the town of Lens. Before the war he was an apprentice at Watts and Co. Boot Makers.
WalkerThomas CartmelLieutenant (Second Lieutenant)1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester RegimentWybourne Gate, Westcliffe Road, Southport05/06/191520Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, GallipoliThomas was killed in action, whilst serving in Gallipoli in the Dardanelles. Just 27 days earlier, his brother Basil was killed near Ypres. Thomas had been educated at Mostyn House, Parkgate and had passed the entrance exam to King's College Cambridge.
WallSydney FrithPrivate1888012th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment622 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale28/07/191824Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, BelgiumSydney of the 12th Kings Liverpool Regiment died from concussion as a result of a shell explosion. His brother Wilfrid Ewart Wall also fell. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WallWilfred EwartPrivate4650323rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment622 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale22/10/191721Tyne Cot Memorials, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilfred was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres, known as Passchendaele. He was buried where he fell. His brother Sydney Frith Wall was also killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WalmsleyWalterPrivate46041/9th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment54 Poulton Road, Southport08/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWalter was killed by shell fire at the front. His brother Henry was also serving on the front line. The two had met in the trenches days before. Henry was coming out of the trenches, as Walter was entering. He left behind a wife and six children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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WarburtonArthurPrivate2520613th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Moss Road, Halsall, Lancashire14/07/191638Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceArthur enlisted in Southport and was sent to France. He was killed during the Battle of the Somme. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WarburtonJackPrivate24971/7th Battalion. King's Liverpool Regiment30/06/191619Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceJack joined up at the beginning of the war and was sent over to France soon after. He was killed in the 'Big Push,' the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. Before the war Jack had worked in the Belfast Linen Company on Lord Street.
WarburtonRalphPrivate2354879th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly 4037, Duke of Lancashire's Own Yeomanry25 Scarisbrick Avenue, Southport10/04/191820Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwereck, France.In 1917 Ralph was wounded and gassed. After treatment at the base hospital he was sent to Warrington for further treatment. He returned to the front line in 1918, only to be reported as missing in action three weeks later. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WardGeorge AlanGunner230402B Battery, 251st Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryDenmark Street, Southport30/12/191725Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, BelgiumGeorge was reported killed in action less than two weeks after he was sent to the front line.
WardMaurice ArthurCaptain11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers10/04/1918Haverskerque British Cemetery, Nord, FranceMaurice was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in 1917. He was mortally wounded in 1918.Military Cross
WareingJohn BrookfieldPrivate2669317th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Devonshire Road, Southport20/09/191736Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was killed in action during an offensive called The Battle of Menin Road Bridge, part of the 3rd Battle of Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WareingJohn HenryGunner118247281st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery133 Heysham Road, Southport28/03/191835Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was killed in action dying instantaneously, while serving his gun. Before the war he had played football for Chorley and Burnley. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WareingJohn SuttonPrivate28547th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment34 Shellfield Road, Southport26/06/1915Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn was killed in action. He and 20 comrades had just come out of the trenches for a few days rest when a shell dropped amongst them and exploded, mortally wounding him. Prior to the war he had worked as a poultry dealer in Southport Market. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WareingStephenPrivate392294th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentChapel Lane, Banks08/11/191728Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, FranceStephen was wounded in action and sent to The No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station based in Steenwecrk, where he succumbed to his injuries.
WareingThomasPrivate752841/6th Battalion (Territorial) Northumberland Fusiliers201 Rufford Road, Crossens27/07/191818Niederzwehren Cemetery, GermanyAfter just 5 weeks service Thomas was reported as wounded and a prisoner in German hands. He died at Rastatt, Barden Prison Camp in Germany on 27th August, having arrived there on 2nd June. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WatkinsonGeorgePrivate190697th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment59 Lytham Road, Marshside24/08/191623George was found dead in his billet, behind the front line trenches. He was wounded on Easter Sunday and had re-joined his unit. He was the secretary of the Marshside Football Club. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WatkinsonWilliamPrivate428102/7th Battalion, Lancashire FusiliersWestward Cottages, Cambridge Road, Southport21/03/191828Pozieres Memorial, FranceWilliam was reported missing in action on 21st March 1918, he had been in France for three months.
WatsonHarold GordonPrivate4170312th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra Princess of Wales' Own)13 The Promenade, Southport23/11/1917Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, FranceHarold was drafted to France in December 1916 and had been there about 14th when he was reported missing in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WatsonJohn HamiltonPrivate3580511/10th Battalion. King's Liverpool Regiment203 Lord Street, Southport20/07/191720Vlamertingghe New Military Cemetery, BelgiumJohn was killed on the night of 20th July, when a shell exploded amongst a groups of men going up the line, killing eight men including John Watson. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WatsonRobertLieutenant CommanderRoyal Navy4 Queens Road, Southport21/09/191446Robert served as part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, he suffer from various bouts of ill health and was treated at the general hospital in Alexandra. He was demobilised on the 14th February 1919 suffering with Dyspepsia. He died from Chronic Nephritis at Southport on the 11th September 1919. His grave is unknown. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WattRobert StapletonLieutenant ( Temp 2nd LieutenantB Company, 13th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment20/11/191620Etaples Military Cemetery, FranceRobert was treated at No. 2 General hospital but sadly died of wounds, which were received whilst in action at Beauford Hamell, on The Somme.
WattsNorman LutherLieutenant (Temp Major)9th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSinhala, Aughton25/09/191629Dantzig Military Cemetery, Mametz, FranceNorman died leading an attack at Guedecourt He was struck by a bullet shortly after leaving our trenches, and fell dead instantly.
WaylandRichard BunsterLieutenant11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment22/09/191621Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, FranceSon of Louis and Anita Wayland. Born at Concepcion, Chile, South America. Richard is listed as dying from his wounds in France.
WeaverJohn JamesDr (Captain)Royal Army Medical Corp4 Queens Road, Southport20/04/191756Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportJohn was the Medical Officer for the Southport District, and had been in the army since 1915. He was stationed at The Curragh, and died when thrown from a horse. He died instantaneously. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WebsterEdwardCorporal21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment90 Sussex Road, Southport27/11/1918St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, FranceEdward died of wounds received at Rouen, France. He left behind a wife, Daisy and a son. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WebsterGeorge Alexander MalcolmLieutenantSouth Lancashire Regiment and Royal Flying CorpBeach Mount, Waterloo28/02/191820Brie British Cemetery, FranceGeorge enlisted at the beginning of the war, joining the South Lancashire regiment. Twice wounded he transferred to the Royal Flying Corp, obtaining his double wings shortly before his death.
Weedon(Marks) Charles EdwardRifleman59314318th Battalion, London Irish Regiment95 Sussex Road, Southport22/08/1917Poperinge Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs Weedon. He was reported as dying from wounds at Casualty Clearing Station 64 on 22nd August 1917. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WelchWilliamPrivate2674507th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBridge Cottage, Peets Lane, Southport27/09/191823Moevres Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceWilliam was killed in action near La Bassee Road, in the Festubert area alongside 5 colleagues.Military Medal
WellsHenry FrankPrivateS/889Buffs (East Kent) Regiment76 St Luke's Road, Southport28/09/191537Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceFrank was killed in action in France. Prior to the war he was educated at Holy Trinity School and as a child, was a member of the St Luke's Choir. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WestheadJohnStaff SergeantTS/905439th Division, Royal Army Service CorpsBriars Lane, Layton, Ormskirk21/10/1916Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
WhaiteReginaldPrivate41289Labour Corp, formerly 62996 King's Liverpool Regiment31/08/1918Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceReginald was killed in action.
WhartonHarryPrivate52207th Battalion. King's Liverpool Regiment31 Ash Lane, Southport26/09/1916Heilly Station Cemetery, Maricourt, L'Abbe, FranceHarry was killed during action to take Goat Trench and the Gird lines during the Somme Campaign. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WhartonWilliamPrivate12th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Willow Grove, Freshfield, Formby03/10/191636Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, FranceWilliam died of his wounds on 3rd October 1916. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WhinnettEdwardGunnerL/15948Royal Field Artillery119 Duke Street, Southport23/11/191724Dozinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumEdward died of wounds received on 23rd November 1917. Before the war he was the manager of J. Nelson and Sons on Eastbourne Road. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WhippGeorge HenryPrivate638832/6th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentAlsager, Crewe20/10/191719Poelcapelle British Cemetery, BelgiumGeorge was killed in action during the Battle of Poelcappelle which was fought in Flanders on 9 October 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres.
WhiteBernardLance Corporal11th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Cumberland Road, Southport08/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceBernard was killed on the night of 8th August, he was shot through the head and died instantaneously. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WhiteFrederick HenryLance Corporal23997th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment.3 Vernin Road, Southport16/05/1915Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, FranceFrederick was wounded during the Battle of Festubert, and died a few hours later at the Casualty Clearing Station at Windy Corner. Before the war he worked as a chauffeur and was a member of the Holy Trinity Bible Class. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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WhiteJohn VernonCaptain20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.44 Park Road, Southport01/07/191624Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, FranceJohn was killed during the battle of The Somme and was buried alongside 24 other Non-Commissioned officers from the Manchester Regiment who perished on the same day. Before the war he was a keen rugby and cricket player. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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WhiteheadCharles Edward BowmanSeamanMerchant Service7 South Street, Hulme, Manchester06/06/191744Tower Hill, Mercantile Marine Memorial, London.The steamship 'Manchester miller' was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Bot on 5th June 1917. Eight men were killed including Charles Whitehead.
WhiteheadGeorgePrivate5160917th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBromborough, Wirral20/10/191620St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceGeorge was seriously wounded by a shell explosion on 12th October, when a shell shattered his right leg. The leg was amputated on the 18th. George died of heart failure on the 20th.
WhitehouseJ HCompany Sergeant Major7016326th Battalion, New Brunswick Regiment8 Ashton Road, Birkdale14/04/191738Wimereux Communal Cemetery, FranceJohn was reported as dangerously ill with shell wounds in the right shoulder and legs. He was treated at the No. 2 Australian General hospital in Boulogne, but died of his wounds. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WhitesideJohnPrivate330419th Battalion, King's LiverpoolShaws Road, Birkdale25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was reported missing in action on 10th September. He is then listed as presumed dead on 25th September 1916.
WhittakerArnold DouglasPrivate2509271/6th Battalion, Manchester RegimentWillow Croft, Broad Lane, Hale25/03/191823Arras Memorial, FranceArnold is reported as 'Killed in Acton' in France.
WhittinghamWilliamLance Sergeant102946th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment166 Hart Street, Southport15/02/191721Amara War Cemetery, IraqWilliam had been in the army for 5 years when he was killed during an attack on Dahra Bend, on the River Tigris. He was wounded in France and after recovering was sent to the Dardanelles. After a period in hospital in Malta to recover from an attack of Dysentery he went to Egypt to train troops. His final posting was in Mesopotamia. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WignallHarryPrivateM2/177114Royal Army Service Corps113 Sefton Street, Southport03/09/191826Faubourg D'Amiens, Arras, FranceHarry was killed by a shell explosion on 3rd September. He enlisted in May 1916 and was drafted to France on 30th April. Before the war he was employed at Whiteside's Garage, Roe Lane, Churchtown. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WignallWilliamPrivate31987th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 High Park Road, Churchtown15/10/191521Loos Memorial, FranceWilliam went out into enemy territory with a bombing party and was shot in the head by a German sniper. He was killed instantly. He enlisted on the 20th November 1914, and was formerly a florist. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WildHerbertCorporalCH 1329(s)1st Royal Marine Light Infantry Battalion17/02/1917Queen's Cemetery, Bucquoy, France
WilkinsonHaroldPrivate1750319th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Dalton Road, Liscard, Wirral30/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold was killed in a attack of the German held village of Guillemont. They attacked in dense fog, and under a heavy bombardment. They dug in at the eastern corner of the village, but were pushed back to their original lines.
WilkinsonJohn Henry ( Known as Henry)Private367411/8th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment156 Sefton Street, Southport10/09/191629Delville Wood, The Somme, France.Henry enlisted in March 1916 and was assigned to the 15th Battalion of the King’s, upon his arrival in France he attached to the 1st/8th Battalion. In September 1916, he saw action in the ‘Battle of ‘Guillemont’ from 3rd to 6th September and the ‘Battle of Ginchy’ on 9th September. Henry was killed in action in the aftermath of the ‘Battle of Ginchy’ having been in France just three weeks at the time of his death.
WillcockCecil BlackwoodPrivate5032532nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)81 Liverpool Road, Birkdale27/04/1918Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Menin Gate, BelgiumCecil had been on active service for just over two years when he was killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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Willcox (Wicox)Frederick HenryPrivate24907th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16/06/1916Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de CalaisPrivate Willcox was killed in action.
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WilliamsErnestPrivate3523222nd/2nd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps6 Green Walk, Ainsdale10/10/191736Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumErnest was killed in action on 10th October 1917, at Ypres. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.https://photos.app.goo.gl/Llxyh2DQe6LetLWu2
WilliamsJohn EdwardsPrivate49681/10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) King's Liverpool Regiment24 Ashley Road, Southport09/08/191624Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, FranceJohn joined the 2/10th on 5th July 1915, and was sent to France with the draft leaving Blackpool on 8th December. He was killed while taking part in an attack on the German Trenches. Before the war John was a Bookseller. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WilliamsJohn RhonwyCaptain10th Battalion (Liverpool Scottish) King's Liverpool Regiment13/08/1916St.Souplet British Cemetery, FranceA former Lord Mayor of Liverpool, John enlisted shortly after the war began. He was slightly wounded early in an attack on the German front line. He refused to go back to safety and was last seen leading an attack on the enemy trenches. He was fatally wounded.
WilliamsPeterPrivate28231/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Meadows Avenue, Southport15/11/1915The Loos Memorial, FrancePeter was killed in action on 15th November. The same bullet that killed Peter's instantaneously, also mortally wounded his great friend Albert Barton. They had enlisted together at the beginning of the war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WilliamsPercy Gerald HClerkRoyal NavyDunvegan, Dover Road, Birkdale27/04/191619The Chatham Memorial, EnglandPercy was killed when H.M.S Russell hit a mine just of the coast of Malta. He was killed alongside 120 officers and men. The mines had been laid by German U-Boat U73.
WilliamsWilliam GriffithsDriver1906Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force)20 Fir Street, Southport31/11/191523Duke Street Cemetery, SouthportWilliam was killed in a tragic accident in Luton Bedfordshire. He was knocked to the ground and trampled by horses returning from parade. The horses were spooked by a motor lorry and charge a group of soldiers knocking two to the ground and killing William. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WilliamsonWilliamGunner2667741/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentOld Park Lane, Southport01/08/191719Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam had only been at the front for 12 months, when he was killed in action. Before the war he was a butcher
WillmoreJames HenryPrivate1/7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLoos Memorial, Pas de CalaisJames was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Lys.
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WilsonFred(temp) Second Lieutenant9th Battalion Suffolk RegimentBlair Grove, Southport15/09/1916London Cemetery Extension, high Wood, Longuaval, France. He is also remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceA tailor before the war, Fred joined the army as a private in Lord Derby's 'Comrades' Battalion. He was killed on the Somme battlefield when a piece of shrapnel entered his side, he died soon afterwards.
WilsonCharlesPrivateS/117312nd Battalion, Black Watch22/04/1916Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
WilsonJohnTrooper357Royal Canadian Dragoons47 Mill Road, Ainsdale23/04/191828Tourgeville Military , Calvados, FranceJoined the Royal Dragoons and saw action at Cambrai. He died from wounds he suffered at Vimy Ridge, whilst trying to save a friend. He was awarded the Military Medals for his bravery. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Military Medal
WilsonLeoLance Corporal768121/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment31 Alma Road, Birkdale22/08/191829Sucrerie Military Cemetery, FranceLeo was killed in action during heavy fighting on the Western Front. He joined the army in April 1916 and was in charge of a Lewis Gun Section. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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WoodEric Arthur Walton(Temp) Second LieutenantDuke of Wellington's (West Riding)Woodroyde, Halifax25/02/191620Spoilbank Cemetery, Zillebeke, BelgiumEric was killed in action on the Ypres battlefield.
WoodJosephPrivate2106613t Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was killed in action on the Somme battlefield.
WoodJPrivateKing's Liverpool Regiment33 Bedford Road, BirkdaleMrs Woods received the following news "Pte. J. Woods of the King's Liverpool Regiment has died of wounds received in action." Woods had been at the front for 8 months. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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WoodPhilip LovelLieutenant Second43rd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps8 Scarisbrick Street, Southport04/04/191722Arras Memorial, Arras, FrancePhilip was last seen flying in a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter No A1109, over Lens at 10.55am. He is officially listed as missing, killed in action. His father was a Southport Alderman.
WoodPeter Norris(Temp) Second Lieutenant10th Battalion, King's Own (Royal) Lancaster Regiment19/01/191736Amara War Cemetery, IraqPeter died of his wounds at one of the many medical units and dressing stations along the Tigris.
WoodsAlfred HodgePrivate120041st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLinaker Street, Southport19/05/1915Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceAlfred (Alf) was killed during the Battle of Festubert. He was taking shelter from the rain and shrapnel in a dug-out which was hit by a high explosive shell completely burying him and 3 comrades.
WoodwardCharles DenisLance Corporal25357th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 Airlie Road, Hoylake, Wirral20/06/1915Cinchy Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceCharles was killed alongside 2 other comrades when his battalion came under rifle grenade fire on the Ypres Salient.
Woolcock (O.R.S.)Thomas WilliamLeading SignallerJ/11335Royal Navy85 Sefton Street, Southport30/10/191823Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, GreeceThomas was awarded the Order of the Rising Son, from the Japanese Naval Authorities for his part in the rescue of sailors from a Japanese Warship, which had been torpedoed. He contacted influenza, which turned to pneumonia. He died upon HM Destroyer Ribble and was laid to rest in Greece. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.Order of the Rising Sun
WorstencroftHarold BroughtonPrivate127914th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment174 Lord Street, Southport23/03/191519Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceHarold was shot in the head, by a German sniper, while trying to bring in a wounded comrade. He died at Boulogne Hospital.
WrayThomas ErnestSecond Lieutenant15 Wing. Royal Flying Corp (R.E. 8's)Seafield, Abbotsford Road, Blundellsands04/09/1917Mendinghem Military Cemetery, BelgiumPiloting a R.E.8 number B. 3411, Thomas took off at 6.20 am on 4th September. He was brought down by enemy aircraft inside the British lines. He and his observer were both killed.
WrightAlfredPrivate20541C Company, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry51 Bedford Road, Birkdale, Southport15/05/191518Ghent City Cemetery, BelgiumAlfred died of his wounds while a prisoner of war, in Ghent, Belgium. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightEdwardPrivate2428841/5th Battalion, East Lancashire RegimentLiverpool Road, Formby18/10/191720Coxyde Military cemetery, Koksijde, West Vlannderen, BelgiumSouthport Visiter featured the following; Information has been received that Edward Wright was killed by a shell on 17th October. He joined the army last January and had spent about three months at the front.
WrightEdward DeardenLieutenant1/4th Battalion (Territorial) East Lancashire Regiment60 Curzon Road, Southport21/03/191819Pozieres Memorial, FranceIt was reported that Edward had been shot through the temple. The enemy has been advancing very quickly and Lieut Wright had to be left where he lay. He was not quite dead when they left him. Prior to the war he was studying for an Arts degree. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightHaroldGunner292230405th Siege Battery, (208 Heavy Battery), Royal Garrison Artillery13 Palmerston Road, Southport30/10/191727Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, BelgiumFollowing the outbreak of war Harold joined the Royal Garrison Artillery and fought with the 405th Siege Battery during the Third Battle of Ypres. It was there that during the battle’s final stages he was killed during the fighting for Passchendaele village itself, presumably by enemy artillery fire. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightHarrySignaller112277D Battery, 59th Brigade Royal Field Artillery108 Chester Road, Southport25/08/191720Bard Vottage Cemetery, BelgiumHarry was on duty in a telephone dug-out, when a shell burst on the roof. He was pulled out alive, but died shortly later in a dressing station. Gunner Wright was just about to be promoted to bombardier. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightHughPrivate271311st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment3 Glebe Place, London Street, Southport21/08/191821Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, FranceHugh was killed in action in The Saint Marie Cappel area of France. He was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Wright, who's three other son were also fighting in France at this time. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightHarry Orlando (H H on the Southport memorial)Private79620429th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force43 Newton Street, Southport26/08/191829Achicourt Road Cemetery, Ashicourt, FranceHarry was killed in action in France, having been wounded twice before. He was well-known in Southport as a popular member of the Southport Harriers. He had emigrated to Canada 12 months before the outbreak of war. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightJohnPrivate1862712th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment144 Hart Street, Southport23/08/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn enlisted in 1914. He was killed in action, by hostile shelling. Before the war, John worked in the Railway sheds at Chapel Street station. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightJohn CrosbyLieutenantRoyal Garrison Artillery (Territorial Force)Briars Hey, Formby10/04/1917Arras Memorial, Arras, FranceJohn was killed in action by a stray bullet, at Vimy Ridge, where he was supporting the Canadian Battalion.
WrightJohn DoranSignaller8483rd Australian Battalion, Imperial Camel Corp (Listed as Egyptian Camel Corp on the Southport Monument)27 Sefton Street, Southport06/11/191722Beersheba War Cemetery, IsraelJohn was killed in the advance into Palestine on 6th November. He was previously injured in Gallipoli and after time in a London hospital was ordered to Egypt. He took part in constant fight on both the Eastern and Western fronts. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
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WrightThomasPrivate871431/10th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment187 Kew Road, Birkdale13/04/191837Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceThomas joined the army in September 1917, proceeding to France in September. He was killed in action.
WrightThomas SuttonPrivate26601613th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment29 Moss Lane, Southport17/08/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThomas was reported as 'Wounded and missing, with no information about his whereabouts.' He had been in the army for 18th months, and at the front for 7 weeks before he went missing. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightWIlliamGunner61473Royal Garrison Artillery8 Mill Lane, Churchtown18/08/191731Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, FranceWilliam was killed during a counter attack by the enemy. A shell fell into the gun pit severely wounding Gunner Wright. His commanding officer reported that he was rendered unconscious and died almost immediately. He left a wife and two children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightWilliamPrivate28537215th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, Formerly 315745 Monmouth. Regiment51 Bedford Road, Birkdale, Southport27/10/191820Forest Communal Cemetery, Nord, FranceWilliam was killed in action, near Cambrai. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightWilliamGunner155986153rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery16 Laurel Grove, Southport06/11/191733Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, FranceWilliam died at the No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Hospital, at 2.40am. He had been badly injured in the chest 24 hours earlier. He was treated by Sister Margaret Anderson, who wrote to his wife. Before the war he was an active member of the Zion Independent Methodist Church. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrightWilliamPrivate4276217th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment106 Norwood Road, Southport.31/07/191732Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam was killed in a attack on the German trench, in July 1917. Prior to the war he was a porter, for 13 years, at Cheshire Lines Lord Street Station. He left a wife and four children. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrigleyHerbertLance Corporal446402nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, Formerly 1384 Royal Engineers144 Liverpool Road, Birkdale24/11/191736Cambrai Memorial, Nord, FranceHerbert was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WrigleyLeonard GordonLieutenant9th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment16 Chambres Road, Southport09/10/191731Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, BelgiumLeonard was killed in action on the Passchendaele Ridge on 9th October 1917. Before he war Leonard was a partner in LG & OC Wrigley, Insurance Brokers and a keen tennis player. He was the secretary of the Pickwick Lawn Tennis Club. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
WyseReginald CPrivate638943rd Battalion, Central Ontario Regiment17/06/191526Vimy Memorial, FranceReginald was killed in action, when during a heroic charged he was shot by an explosive German bullet.
YatesSamuel RobertPrivateLancashire Fusiliers44 Banastre Road, Southport07/08/1916It is reported that Samuel was initially wounded in the shoulder. After staying behind to have the wound dressed, he ran back to his battalion, only to be shot in the head. He died instantaneously. He left behind a wife and one child. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
YoungGeorge ChalmersPrivate341791King's Liverpool Regiment, attached 3rd West Lancashire Field Ambulance R.A.M.C.Morvan Grove, Southport01/04/191940Ashton-Under-Lyne and Dukinfield Joint CemeteryGeorge had been in the army since 1914, and was one of three brothers who had died since the beginning of the war. George served in France. He was wounded and spent time in hospital on Boulogne, later being sent to Scotland. After returning to active service he was attached to the RAMC stationed in Blackpool.
YoungHarryPrivate452827th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles1 Grove Street, Southport16/08/191729Bedford House Cemetery, BelgiumJoseph enlisted on 9th November 1916, and was sent to Oswestry for training. He was drafted to France in April 1917. Joseph's widow, Margaret, first received work that her husband was missing at the beginning of September. This was soon followed by official word that he had been killed in action. The Last Post memorial letter was sent to his address.
YoungJosephPrivate3602618th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentPeets Lane, Southport12/10/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was killed in action, on the Somme battlefields. Before the war he had worked as a stamper and sorter for Southport General Post Office.
YoungWilliam ThomasLieutenantRoyal Garrison Artillery( Territorial Force)The Mornington, Southport12/07/191736Brandenhoek Military Cemetery, Vlamertinghe, BelgiumWilliam was killed in action. He left a wife and daughter.
ZachariasFrancis Herbert2nd Lieutenant1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers14 Vctoria Road, Waterloo25/09/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAn extract from Liverpool's Scroll of Fame " the circumstances of his death were typical of the man, and of the cool and resourceful courage, high minded sense of daring and personal unselfishness that were his guiding qualities. It was in the course of The Somme Offensive that the tragic incident happended. He went out on his own initiative, in charge of a working party in support of the the 1st Black Watch, and on reaching that regiment bombing party found them in difficulties. One part of the trench was held by the British and the other by Germans, who were preventing our men from erecting a barricade. Zacharias immediately rallied the bombers, and with a sergeant and two or three men went out and drove the enemy off, holding them while the barricade was completed. He then ordered his men to retire, and while they got over the barricade he and the sergeant remained out to cover their withdrawal. He gave his life for his men, being shot through the head before he could withdraw himself".
Zacharius-JesselVictor Albert VilliersLieutenant7th Battalion (Territorial) Attached 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry06/04/1917Arras Memorial, FranceVictor is listed as 'Killed in Action.'