Waterloo & Seaforth’s fallen Service men and women

Waterloo & Seaforth’s War Memorial is situated on the corner of Crosby Road North and Great George’s Road. The memorial is known as the ‘Five Lamps’. Listed upon the memorial are the names of 431 Service men and three 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.

SurnameFirst NameRankService No.Regiment/Ship/SquadronLast know addressDiedAge at deathBurial place and/or memorial where commemoratedBiographyMedals
ActonReginaldSecond LieutenantWR/3502575th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment10 Courtenay Road, Waterloo,09/05/191521Baillieul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceReginald was the son of James and Elizabeth Acton. He died of wounds received in action near Hill 60 on 10th May, 1915. He was a member of a Liverpool firm of corn merchants; a flag flew at half-mast over the Liverpool Corn Exchange as a mark of respect.
AdamsFrancis AlbertPrivate2230213th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment03/05/191737Arras Memorial, FranceFrancis was born in Everton in 1889, his parents were Frank and Fanny Adams.
AdamsHenryPrivate8147624th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 62 Norway Street, Waterloo09/09/191820Bac-Du -Sud cemetery, Ballieul, FranceHarry was the son of Arthur and Helena Adams. They received news that their eldest son, died in France from wounds received in action the same day. Private Adams was educated at Christ Church School, Waterloo, and later went to sea in the service of the Allan Line. He was torpedoed twice. In 1917 he enlisted, and was sent to France in 1918.
AdamsCharles FrederickLance Corporal27326th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Lilford Avenue, Orrell Park,25/09/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles was the son of William Joseph Adams. He was killed in action on the battlefield of the Somme
AlcockJamesPrivate177802nd Battalion, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment24 Schubert Street, Seaforth01/10/1915Loos Memorial, FranceJames was the husband of Helen Frost Alcock. Before the war he worked as a steward on Cunard Line.
AlcockStephenPrivate16907th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Roman Street, Seaforth03/06/191520Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, FranceStephen was the son of Stephen and Annie Alcock. In civilian life he was in the employ of Mr. Telford, builder and contractor, Waterloo
AlcockJoseph PeterLance Corporal2652377th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Norway Street, Waterloo20/09/191724Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJoseph was born at Waterloo in 1893, the son of Henry Alcock and Catherine (nee Lee). He was a member of Waterloo Harriers.
AlcockAIn a letter received by Mrs. Adams her son's chaplain writes:- "It is with deep regret I have to inform you of your son's death. He was very badly wounded by a shell. He is a great loss to the company, as he was always a very keen worker, and was greatly loved by all of his platoon. I wish to convey to you the company's and my deepest sympathy in your great loss."
AldcroftWilliam HenryEngineer LieutenantRoyal Naval Reserve, HMS "Pebble"2 Poplar Grove, Seaforth,17/05/191830East Mudros Military Cemetery, GreeceWilliam was born in Everton in 1887, he was the youngest son of James Alexander Aldcroft and Eleanor Eliza (nee Clarke).
AllenArthur LaugharnePrivate29139915th Battalion, Welsh Regiment10 Cecil Road, Seaforth,23/03/191820Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France, FranceArthur was the son of William and 'Lily' Ellen Allen. His father was a bank manager.
AndersonJamesPrivate226845th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment53 St John's Road, Waterloo,15/07/191720Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, FranceJames was the son of Mrs Emily Anderson. He died of wounds received in action.
ArmesJohn HenryAble Seaman211569Royal Navy, HMS "Good Hope"30 Doric Street, Seaforth,01/11/191432Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England.John was the son of the late John Henry and Margaret Cecilia Armes of Liverpool; husband of Martha Ann Armes. he was killed during the Battle of Coronel, When Good Hope was lost with all hands
ArnoldPeter ForresterCaptain8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers & Royal Air ForceWaterloo08/08/191833Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptPeter was the son of Henry William and Margaret Gillies Arnold of Waterloo.
AshcroftLeopoldCorporal108534th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Albert Road, Waterloo,18/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJoseph was the son of Henry Ashcroft and Margaret Clare (nee Quinn).
AshcroftStephenPrivate163947th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, British Columbia Regiment (Canada)The Maples, Ronald Road, Waterloo,26/06/191526Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.Stephen was the son of Mr. S Ashcroft. He was killed in action between Bellewarde and Poelcapelle on the Ypres Salient. His body was buried by the Germans.
AshworthCharles HenryDriver124989th Division HQ, Royal Field Artillery4 Sussex Street, Brighton le Sands,24/04/191740Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Turkey, TurkeyCharles was the husband of Sarah Thomasina Ashworth. Charles was 'killed in the field'
AustinHarry StanleyPrivate2231220th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment38 Lyra Road, Waterloo,30/07/1916Guillemont Road Cemetery, FranceHarry was the son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Austin. He went missing in action and death was presumed.
BakerRobert HilditchApprenticeMercantile Marine, SS "Thracia"19 Marlborough Road, Waterloo,27/03/191717Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was the son of Robert and Barbara Mary Baker. He was lost when Thracia, was torpedoed, off Belle Isle, without warning, by the German submarine UC-69. She was struck forward of the stokehold. 38 of her 40 man crew were killed.
BallRobert ArthurChefMercantile Marine, SS "Abosso"6 Fir Road, Waterloo,24/04/191757Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was the son of (the late) William and Sarah Ball; husband of Sarah Ellen Ball (nee Burgess). He was killed when Abosso, carrying passengers, mail and gold, was torpedoed and sunk 180 off Fastnet, Ireland by German submarine U-43. 65 lives were lost.
BallT. J.
BarkerHarry EdwardPrivate12767th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment7 Thorndale Road, Waterloo,25/09/191519Vielle-Chapelle, New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, FranceHarry was the son of Walter Barker and his wife Florence Atkinson (nee Pickering); Harry died trying to rescue a wounded friend.
BartlettCharles Sydney EllisMidshipmanRoyal Navy, HMS "Goliath"13/05/191515Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandCharles was born at Acton, London, the only son of Charles Alfred Bartlett and his wife Edith Kate (nee Ellis). He was lost when Goliath, was hit by three torpedoes fired by the Turkish Destroyer Muavenet-i-Milliye. The Ship sank very quickly, giving the crew below deck had no time to escape. Of the complement of 750, about 570, including Capt. Shelford, were drowned.
BatesGeorgeSteward's BoyMercantile Marine, RMS "Lusitania"128 Sandy Road, Seaforth,05/05/191517Tower Hill Memorial. London, England.George was the son of William Henry and Catherine Bates. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. George, aged 17, was among the drowned, was employed as telephone operator in the first-class saloon.
BeesleyGeorge William AlfredAssistant PurserMercantile Marine, RMS "Lusitania"12 Thorndale Road, Waterloo,07/05/091522Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was the son of George Henry and Emily Beesley; his father was a bookkeeper. He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland
BellPercyPrivate267731st Battalion, Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force1 Kingsway, Waterloo,04/10/191732Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPercy was the son of John and Alice Bell. He was killed in action on the battlefields of Ypres
BellFrancis HowardCorporal464686A Company, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry19 Norma Road, Waterloo,13/01/191721Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois, Pas De Calais, FranceFrancis was born at Blackburn, Lancashire, on 30th September 1895. He was the son of Thomas Penrice Bell and his wife Elizabeth (nee Howard). He was killed in action.
BellisAlfred JamesPrivate2431819th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Brighton Road, Waterloo,29/04/191824Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAlfred was the son of Alfred and Martha Bellis, "Alf" had served in France for two years before his death.
Bennett BrownJames EdwardFirst Class WaiterMercantile Marine, R.M.S. "Lusitania"41 Albert Road, Waterloo,07/05/191529Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of Alfred and Jane Bennett Brown; husband of Florence (nee Lowe). He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland.
BillingtonRobertDriverL/1350811th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery49 Norway Street, Waterloo22/07/191732Essex Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert was the son of James and Mary Billington; husband of Margaret Ann Billington. He died 'in the field'
BirchJohnThird EngineerMercantile Marine, SS "Vendee"13 Lyra Road, Waterloo,08/07/191725Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was the son of Alfred and Anna Birch, he was lost when the S.S. Vendee was sunk by a mine off the coast of France.
BirchHarry JamesPrivate6196416th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment5 Sandon Street, Waterloo,22/10/191729Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumHarry was the son of Alfred Haworth Birch and the late Anna (nee Spratt). he was killed in action
BirdFrederic ValentineLieutenant12th Squadron, Royal Air ForceWythburn, Blundellsands21/08/191826Bienvillers Military Cemetery. Pas De Calais, FranceFrederic was the son of Frederic Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Bird, he held a B.Sc.. from Liverpool University. He was killed whilst flying
BirkettHarold JosephPrivate4470818th Battalion, Gloucester's33 Gordon Road, Seaforth,11/09/191827Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, FranceHarold was the son of the late Joseph and of Ellen Birkett. He was killed in action
BlackburnRobertPrivate7594914th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers47 Rossini Street, Seaforth,22/04/191819Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, FranceRobert was the son of Robert and Mary Agnes Blackburn. He was killed in action
BoadleFrank ChambersPrivate46251/13th Kensington Battalion, London RegimentWaterloo and Liverpool01/07/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrank was the son of Mr and Mrs William Boadle. he was killed in action on the battlefield of the Somme
BoltonJ. H.
BourneCharles JosephPrivate35047th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment10 Blucher Street, Waterloo,24/08/191624Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceCharles was the son of Joseph George and Ann Teresa Bourne. He died of wounds received in action.
BradleyJohnLance Corporal1663918th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentThe Lodge, Manley Road, Waterloo,01/07/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn Bradley was the son of John and Ann Bradley. He died on the battlefield of the Somme
BrandwoodAlbert EdwardPioneer83114201st Field Company, Royal Engineers45 Dale Street, Seaforth22/06/191643Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceAlberts was the son of George Brandwood and Martha (nee Hadfield); and the husband of Sarah Jane 'Lily' (nee Cropper) Before the war Albert worked for Harland and Wolff. He was killed in action
BreckellRalph LeicesterSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentHolmdene, Alexandra Road, Waterloo,09/07/191525Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRalph was born at West Derby in 1890, one of the four sons of Edward John Blease Breckell and his wife Amelia Mary (nee Oddie). Ralph died of the battlefields of Ypres, his brother Edward also perished.
BreckellEdward Ryder ClaytonLieutenant3rd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment12 Alexandra Road, Waterloo,08/02/191829Anfield Cemetery, LiverpoolEdward was born at West Derby in 1888, one of the four sons of Edward John Blease Breckell and his wife Amelia Mary (nee Oddie).
BreckenridgeErnest PearsonPrivate237910th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSt. Fillans, The Park, Waterloo.09/12/191420Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumErnest was the son of John and Annie Breckenridge. Ernest was a keen local sportsman. He died of the battlefields of Ypres
BrennanArthurPrivate3078418th Battalion, King's LiverpoolSeaforth19/07/1917Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumArthur was the son of Eliza Brennan. He was killed in action.
BridgeHaroldPrivate39487th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment.20 Thomson Road, Seaforth,07/09/191519Kirkdale Cemetery, LiverpoolHarold was the son of Edwin George and M A Bridge. He died of wounds in Kirkham Military hospital.
BriggsErnestSergeant18636th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment40 Cambridge Avenue, Great Crosby,07/07/191627Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France, FranceErnest was the son of Inspector and Mrs. T. Briggs, Hill Street, Colne. He was a local preacher in Crosby.
BrockEric GeorgeCaptain7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Harbord Road, Waterloo,31/07/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEric was born in 1893 in Waterloo, the son of George Albert Brock and Minnie Constance. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service. He was killed in actionMilitary Cross
BrookesArthur ErnestCorporal272210th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment30 Waterloo Road, Waterloo,16/06/1915Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumArthur was the son of Eleanor Margaret Brookes and the late Arthur Brookes. He was killed in action the battlefields of Ypres.
BrownJackPrivate5822014th Battalion, Royal Welsh FusiliersHollybank, 14 Norma Road, Waterloo,27/08/1918Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, FranceJack was the son of William and Beatrice Brown. William was a master tailor. He was killed in action
BuchanArchibald JohnPrivate396499th Battalion, Cameronians Scottish Rifles25/04/1918Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumArchibald was the son of William Buchan, who resided in Buenos Aires. His death was presumed on the battlefields of Ypres
BunkhallFrederickPrivate51999 / 7506918th Labour Company, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment21 Dale Street, Seaforth20/08/191744Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrederick was the husband of Mrs M D Bunkhall. He died of wounds received in action.
BurnsBertieSecond ElectricianMercantile Marine, S.S. "Arabic"19 Gordon Road, Seaforth,19/09/191521Tower Hill Memorial, LondonBorn in Bootle, Bertie was the son of Mary and (the late) Arthur Burns. German U-Boat U-24 torpedoed the Arabic, 50 miles south of Kinsale. She sank within 10 minutes, killing 44 passengers and crew, 3 of whom were American
BurnsRobertPrivate2769661st/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment93a Seaforth Road, Seaforth,28/03/191824Arras Memorial, FranceRobert was the son of Robert and Catherine Timmins Burns; husband of Bridget Flynn Burns.
BurrowsJohnAble SeamanMersey 3/230Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division11 School Lane, Seaforth.13/07/191519Helles Memorial, TurkeyJohn was the son of Peter and Ellen Burrows. He is listed as 'killed or died as a direct result of enemy action'
BushArthur GarnetGunner4766762nd Battery, 1st Brigade, Canadian Field ArtillerySunnyside, 29 Great George's Road, Waterloo,09/06/191633Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), West Vlaanderen, BelgiumArthur's enlisted at Esquimalt, British Columbia on the 7th December 1915 he gave his next of kin as his step-mother, Mrs Teresa Bush. He was killed in action in the Zillebeke Sector of the Ypres battlefields.
CairdNorman HenryPrivate496224Labour Corps26 Park View, Great Crosby,21/4/1918 19Not knownNorman was a junior clerk and provision assistant in civilian life. He enlisted in the Army at Seaforth on the 13th July 1917. He was discharged from the army as physically unfit for further military service at Nottingham on the 4th February 1918 and died at home 2 months later.
As he died after he had been discharged he is not officially 'war dead' and is not commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
CaleyNormanMateMercantile Marine, S.S. "Lofoten"9 Binney Street, Hall Lane, Edge Hill.04/02/191835Tower Hill Memorial, LondonNorman was the husband of Catherine Macintosh Caley (nee Robertson). He was killed on the 4th February 1918 when the S.S. Lofoten was torpedoed and sunk in the Channel by German submarine UB-38.
CallaghanThomasSergeant1495962nd Company, Machine Gun Corp47 St John's Road, Waterloo,07/10/191738Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, FranceAn ex-regular, Thomas re-joined the Rifle Brigade in 1914. He was wounded twice before being killed in an artillery bombardment.Military Medal and Bar
CallaghanJohn JosephPrivate4958120th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Birch Street, Seaforth08/09/191724Torreken Farm, Cemetery No. 1, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJohn was the son of Patrick and Margaret Callaghan. He was one of two sons to die in action.
CannonJohnPrivate77621st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment5 Sweden Street, Waterloo,01/11/191430Norwich Cemetery, NorfolkJohn was the son of Jane & John Cannon. He died at the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital, twenty minutes after arrival suffering from wounds received in action. He was the first wounded soldier to die at the hospital and was given a full military funeral.
CarewFrancisLance Corporal2168919th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Cooper's Row, Waterloo11/06/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrancis was the son of Mary and (the late) Richard Carew. He was killed in action on the Somme battlefields
CarterEdward Wilson ParrLance Corporal2657397th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Wesley Street, Waterloo,01/08/191723Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEdward had served in France for two years before being killed. His parents received a letter from a friend, at the front, who was 40 yards away when a shell burst killing Edward instantly.
CaseyJosephPrivate198571st Battalion, Coldstream Guards32 Dale Street, Seaforth31/07/191726Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFormerly a dye works labourer, Joseph enlisted in the army at Seaforth. His medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium.
ChadwickWilliam BartleyFirst Officern/aMercantile Marine, S.S. "Thracia"19 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,27/03/1917Le Palais Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, FranceWilliam was a master mariner and died at sea. His ship, S.S. Thracia, was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat uc-69 off the coast of Belle-Île, Brittany, France. His body was found by a French gunboat and he was buried in France.
CharnockRobert RPrivate4949920th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry25 The Mews Great George's Road, Waterloo,04/09/191718Henin Crucifix Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceRobert was the son of Mrs M Charnock. He was only 18 years old, and was killed while on patrol duty, being struck in the back by shrapnel. Previous to enlistment he was employed by Mrs. H. Mercer, Bath Street, Waterloo. He enlisted in May, 1915.
ClarkWalterSecond CorporalWR/300907Royal Engineers126 Sandy Road, Seaforth,09/06/1921St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandWalter was the son of William Clark and Harriet (nee Jones); husband of Annie Clark (nee Porter).
ClayHaroldPrivate5164917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18 Chapel Street, Waterloo12/10/191627Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold was the son of Frederick and Margaret Clay. Before the war he worked as an engineer's labourer. Harold was killed on the battlefields of the Somme.
ClearyNicholasBombardier70078423rd Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery2 Richmond Terrace, Green Lane, Seaforth,18/04/191829Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial, EgyptNicholas was the son of George and Mary Cleary. He died of wounds received in action, at the 17th General Hospital, Alexandria.
ColeWilliamPrivate83041st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers23/10/1914Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam enlisted in the army at Bootle. He was posted to the Western Front on the 6th October, 1914. He died of wounds at a Field Hospital at Dadizele, Belgium less than three weeks later. His widow, Lilian, died in 1918, and their two sons were adopted by her mother.
ConwayGeorgeGunner112258C Battery, 62nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery49 Argo Road, Waterloo,14/06/191726Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, FranceA former employee of Cunard, George joined the army in 1915 and had been in France for 18 months when he was killed in action.
CoopeJames Napier PoolePrivate157686th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment19 Schubert Street, Seaforth10/08/191537Helles Memorial, TurkeyAn ex-Allan line employee, James was reported missing at Gallipoli. He had served in the army for a year. He and his wife, Florence, had six children.
CooperJohn EdwardFiremann/aRoyal Navy, H.M.S."Duke of Albany"14 Verdi Street, Seaforth,24/08/191628Plymouth Naval Memorial. EnglandThe Duke of Albany was a passenger vessel which was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1914. She was used by the Royal Navy during the First World War as an armed boarding steamer, serving as HMS Duke of Albany. She was torpedoed and sunk by the Imperial German Navy submarine SM UB-27 in the North Sea. All 24 sailors aboard, were lost. James left a widow, Ellen.
CorcoranJohn ThomasSecond Stewardn/aMercantile Marine, S.S. "Swanmore"17 Willow Grove, Seaforth25/04/191719Tower Hill Memorial, LondonOn April 25th, 1917, S.S, Swanmore, on a voyage from Baltimore to Liverpool with general cargo, previously damaged by gunfire from U-43 and U-93 earlier in the day was sunk by torpedo by the German submarine U-50 (Gerhard Berger), 230 miles WNW of Fastnet. 11 persons were lost.
CorderJohn ArmstrongBarbern/aMercantile Marine, S.S. "Dwinsk"71 Sandy Road, Seaforth,18/06/191827Tower Hill Memorial, LondonSS Dwinsk was en route from France to America when she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine u-151 about 400 miles from Bermuda. After the ship sank, the U-boat remained in the area, using the survivors in seven lifeboats as a lure to try to sink additional Allied ships. 27 crewmen were lost.
CorkhillRobert ErnestClerk, Third Classn/aMercantile Marine, R.M.S. "Falaba"16 Woodland Road, Seaforth,28/03/191521St. Ives ( Barnoon) Cemetery, CornwallRobert's body was brought ashore at St. Ives on the 25th of April, along with others lost from the sinking of the Falaba. At the subsequent inquest, the coroner passed the verdict of drowning after being sunk by an enemy submarine. Members of the jury objected, saying the verdict should be "Wilful murder". The coroner upheld his verdict.
CorkindaleWalter EGunner24795D Battery, 149th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery21 Durham Road, Seaforth,07/07/191623Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, France, FranceWalter joined the army in 1915. He was a former asylum attendant at Seafield House, Seaforth, and a keen local bowls player.
CousinsJoseph ErnestPrivate15337th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Iris Grove, Kirkdale28/06/191620Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceJoseph was a grenade thrower, twice mentioned in dispatches. He was killed in action
CowapDonald JamesPrivate1468512th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 St John's Road, Waterloo,16/09/191627La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceDonald was the youngest son of John and Victoria Cowap. He died of wounds received during the early stages of the Battle of the Somme.
CoylePatrickPrivate13932nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment64 Verdi Street, Seaforth,09/11/191424Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FrancePatrick Coyle was born at Seaforth in 1890. He was a regular soldier, having enlisted in the "South Lancs" on the 12th July, 1911.
CoyleJamesStoker1970SRoyal Navy, H.M.S. "Cressy"64 Verdi Street, Seaforth,22/09/1914Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandH.M.S. Cressy was sunk, along with the H.M.S. Aboukir, H.M.S. Hogue in the North Sea on the 22nd September 1914. Approximately 1450 soldiers were killed in the German U-Boat ambush.
CrawfordThomas ArchibaldButcher Fourth ClassMercantile Marine, H.M.H.S.Hospital Ship "Britannic (Liverpool)"1 Argo Road, Waterloo,21/11/191627Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was killed when the H.M. Hospital Ship Britannic struck an underwater mine off the Greek island of Kea, on the morning of 21st November 1916, and sank with the loss of 30 lives.
CrawfordDavid WallaceCorporal2146219th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Grovenor Avenue, Great Crosby,30/07/191629Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceDavid was killed during the attack on Guillemont.
CullenJohn Henry
CunninghamAndrewPrivate515144th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment40 Granville Road, Seaforth08/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAndrew was one of three brothers who died in World War One. He worked as a carter before the war.
CunninghamRobertPrivate14953 12th (Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry)Royal Scots Fusiliers40 Granville Road, Seaforth18/11/191723Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, EgyptRobert had joined the RSF in 1914, but had been discharged after a week as being "unlikely to become an efficient soldier". Nevertheless, he somehow arrived in France with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was serving with the 12th battalion in Egypt when he died.
CunninghamWilliam CharlesPrivate183856th/7th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers40 Granville Road, Seaforth31/07/191724Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumAn ex-employee of the Mersey Dock Board, William served in the Royal Scots Fusiliers along with his younger brother, Private Robert Cunningham. He enlisted at Greenock, Scotland and his medal card suggests that he first saw active service after January 1916. In 1919, their mother, Catherine posted a tribute to her sons in the Bootle Times, including these lines: "In sad but loving memory of my three sons, Private William, Private Robert, Private Andrew Cunningham, who gave their lives for their country. To graves far away a mother's sad heart wanders to-day".
CuthbertRichard NicholsonPrivate5166317th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment13 Adelaide Road, Seaforth,17/04/1917St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St. Martin-Sur-CojeulRichard Nicholson Cuthbert was the son of John and Sarah Ann Cuthbert.
DalglishLawrencePrivate110131st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)25 Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park,20/07/191625Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceLawrence's widowed mother was running a laundry and he was working as a van driver in the family business. He enlisted in the army while living in Seaforth.
DaltonGeorge StanleyPrivate280710th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentPer Ardua, Crosby Road North, Waterloo,04/04/191518Boulogne Eastern, Cemetery, FranceGeorge died in the No. 2 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne. From letters received by friends, it would appear that he was in the trenches up to the previous Thursday, when he was wounded in the thigh by a shrapnel shell. George was 18 years of age, and had been a member of the Liverpool Scottish since January, 1914. He went to the front in November, 1914 with the 1st Battalion.
DaltonPeter ForresterSergeant1605317th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment31/07/191722Zantvoorde British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumPeter Forrester Dalton was the only son of James and Elizabeth Dalton. Born at Seaforth.
DamsellGeorge FrederickPrivate145287th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps28 Ashlar Road, Waterloo,05/06/191519Pieta Military Cemetery, MaltaGeorge Damsell, of "B" Section, 87th Field Ambulance, was killed at the Dardanelles. According to a letter received from the commanding officer Private Damsell was wounded in the head by shrapnel on May 29th, and removed to the hospital the following morning.
DaveySydney HubertPrivate439251st/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment4 Holly Grove Seaforth,29/04/191819St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandSydney died in Leicestershire, presumably of wounds received in action, and was brought home for burial at St. Luke's C. of E. graveyard, Crosby. His grave is marked by a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone.
DavidsonJohnPrivate1418512th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Dean Street, Waterloo,03/10/191631Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn Davidson was the son of the late James and May Davidson and the husband of Deborah Davidson.
DaviesLindsay RamsaySecond Lieutenant18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Milton Road, Waterloo,05/07/191625La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, FranceLindsay died of wounds received during the early stages of the Battle of the Somme. He was the only son of William John and Eliza Davies.
DaviesWilliamPrivate293534th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment94 Rawson Road, Seaforth,18/08/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was a member of the Star of the Sea Church, Seaforth, and after leaving school was for some time with Mr. Manabí, the manager of Messrs. Irwin's Stores at 81, Rawson Road, Seaforth. Later, he was employed in Messrs. Thorougood's Lion Brewery, Waterloo. He joined the Army on May 22nd, 1915, and went to France in April 1916.
DawkinsRichard DonaldSergeant182910th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment55 Crosby Road South, Waterloo,16/06/191524Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRichard was killed in the charge of the Liverpool Scottish at Hooge on 16th June 1915 during the Battle of Bellewarde. Richard was employed on the office staff of the Booth Steamship Co. Ltd., prior to his going on service with his regiment.
DaymondGeorge HenryEngineer Lieutenant
DeanJohnPrivate287916th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment11 Ionic Street, Seaforth,15/01/191729Basra Memorial, IraqA report on John's death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 6th November 1917: " Private John Dean, South Lancashire Regiment, who has been killed in action, was the son of Mrs. Dean, of Ionic Street, Seaforth. Before joining up he was employed at Thorougood's Brewery, Waterloo, and was twenty-nine years old". He was killed in what is now Iraq, then known as Mesopotamia.
DeaneWellesley VenablesSecond LieutenantD Battery, 95th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery36 Oxford Drive, Waterloo,24/09/191721The Huts Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBorn in Didsbury, Manchester, Wellesley is commemorated on the Merseyside Roll of Honour, St. John's C. of E. Church, Waterloo and the Merchant Taylors Memorial, so he was presumably a Merchant Taylors old boy.
DearWilliamPrivate802352nd/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry32 Green Lane, Seaforth,26/10/191819Esquelmes Churchyard, Hainaut, BelgiumWilliam's parents were William and Mary Jane Dear.
DivineCharles LawfordLieutenant1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling FusiliersPrimera, Ryde Road, Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia20/01/191830Lancashire Landing Cemetery, TurkeyOn 20th January 1918 two Turkish warships, Yavûz Sultân Selîm and Midilli (formerly the S.M.S. Goeben and S.M.S. Breslau) attacked a small force of four Royal Navy ships off the Island of Imbros, Turkey. The two smaller vessels were the Monitor-class, H.M.S. Raglan and H.M.S. M28 and both were sunk in the ensuing engagement. 130 men were lost aboard H.M.S. Raglan and 12 aboard H.M.S. M28. Charles was one of the twelve lost on H.M.S. M28.
DuffArthurPrivate60637th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment6 Fernlea Road, Seaforth01/10/191619St Sever Cemetery, RouenArthur was the son of William and Sarah Duff. A brief report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 13th October 1916: "Private Arthur Duff (19), K.L.R., has died of wounds. His parents live at 6 Fernlea-road, Seaforth. Prior to joining the Army he was employed at the General Post Office."
DuffSidney HamiltonSecond Lieutenant18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment12 Kingsway, Waterloo,09/04/191824Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, BelgiumSidney was the son of the late William Drummond and Sarah Ellen Duff. Sidney's brother William Drummond Duff was killed four months after him.
DuffWilliam DrummondSapper42993539th Signal Company, Royal Engineers12 Kingsway, Waterloo,31/08/191827Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceWilliam Drummond Duff was the son of the late William Drummond and Sarah Ellen Duff. His brother Sidney Hamilton Duff also fell. The names of both men can be found on the memorial at St. Faith's C. of E. Church, Crosby.
DuffyThomasPrivate329751st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment17/10/191819Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceAt the time of the 1911 census the Duffy family were living at 12 Moores Lane, Standish near Wigan. Thomas's father was working as a drawer in a colliery. Thomas was living at Waterloo when he enlisted in the army at Seaforth.
DuncanWalterLieutenant8th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 The Esplanade, Waterloo,19/12/191828Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, As a member of the Territorials (6th Liverpool's) he was at once mobilised. He remained with his regiment till November, 1914, when he obtained his commission with the 8th Irish. Read more about Walter
DykesThomas GrayPrivate11881st North Lancashire Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical CorpsBallochmyle' Waterloo Park, Waterloo18/06/191624St Luke's Churchyard, Great CrosbyThomas Gray Dykes was a medical student at Liverpool University before the war. He was buried in the family grave at St. Luke's E. graveyard, Crosby. Part of the inscription reads: "IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS GRAY, BELOVED SON OF JOHN & LILIAN DYKES, 1ST WEST LANCASHIRE FIELD AMBULANCE R.A.M.C. (T.F.) WHO DIED 18TH JUNE 1916, AGED 24 YEARS."
EdwardsRobert JohnPrivate52399th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment64 Norway Street, Waterloo12/08/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRobert was a shopboy and was living with his widowed mother and siblings in Waterloo when he enlisted in the army at Bootle.
EgglestonFrankPrivate2495917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment167 Dalton Lane, Warrington.30/07/191621Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Somme, FranceThe 17th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment was formed in the city on 29th August 1914 by Lord Derby, becoming the first of the pals battalions to be formed. Frank would have enlisted at that time. He was killed in the early stages of the Battle of the Somme.
EllamsFrederick JohnPrivate383091st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers27 Kingsway, Waterloo,17/04/191719Arras Memorial, FranceFrederick is commemorated on the Waterloo with Seaforth Civic Memorial and that of the Catholic Institute School, Liverpool.
EllamsJohn OrrellClerkMercantile Marine, S.S. "Apapa"9 Gladstone Road, Seaforth,28/11/191725Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn was serving aboard the S.S. Apapa, en route from Sierra Leone to Liverpool carrying cargo and passengers, when she was torpedoed without warning off Anglesey in the early hours of the 28th November 1917, with the loss of over seventy passengers and crew, out of a complement of 251. 30 of the dead were crew, including John Ellams.
ElliottThomas NicholsSecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment27 Cecil Road, Seaforth,11/04/191822Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, BelgiumSEAFORTH OFFICER MISSING. Second-Lieut. T.N. Elliott, K.L.R., was posted missing on April 11-12th. Any news of this Liverpool officer would be welcomed by his mother at 27, Cecil Road, Seaforth.
This request for information about Thomas appeared in the Bootle Times on the 17th May 1918 :
EvansAlbert EdwardPrivate5285917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment46 Argo Road, Waterloo,12/10/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAlbert, a former railway porter, enlisted in the army at Seaforth. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in France. His brother Frederick William Evans was killed in action at Festubert on the 16th May 1915.
EvansNorman EdwardSecond Lieutenant17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers37 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,07/11/191820Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, FranceNorman's biography, found in Liverpool Scroll of fame, says: " It was in the treacherous Mormal Forest on the Western Front, on November 4th, 1918, within a week of the Armistice. He was at the head of his platoon, pressing forward through a hail of machine-gun bullets, when one struck him on the head, killing him instantly". Read more about Norman
EvansFrederick WilliamPrivate21727th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment46 Argo Road, Waterloo,16/05/191519Le Touret Memorial, FranceFrederick's service records show that he enlisted in the 7th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment at Crosby on the 8th August 1914 aged 19 years and 1 month. He was working as a clerk at Thomas Cook & Sons and was 5ft 6 inches tall. He was posted overseas with his battalion on the 7th March 1915, and was killed in action at Festubert on the 16th May 1915, reportedly shot in the stomach and dying instantly. His sergeant wrote to his parents: "Your son died a brave and glorious death, and was buried in the midst of the roar of the guns." - Liverpool Echo, 16/6/1915.
FaircloughGeorgeLeading StokerRoyal Navy, H.M.S. "Defence"10 Little Crosby Road, Little Crosby,31/05/191624Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandGeorge had served in the Royal Navy for six years. The Battle of Jutland took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet, 31st May - 1st June 1916, in the North Sea, off Jutland, Denmark. He was lost, along with many Merseyside men, on HMS Defence, an armoured cruiser, one of 14 British ships sunk during the battle.
FairhurstArthurOrdinary SeamanMercantile Marine, S.S. "Sagamore"69 Conway Street, Seaforth.03/03/191716Tower Hill Memorial, LondonArthur died on the 3rd March 1917 when the British S.S. Sagamore, was sunk by a German submarine. Three life boats were got away; two of these were never seen again and when the third lifeboat was rescued only seven of its twenty-two occupants were still alive. Fifty-two hands were lost as a result of the attack, including the Master, and Arthur.
FellRobert ErnestPrivate472756th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment8 Lyra Road, Waterloo,27/04/191819Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceThe Crosby Herald, on the 18th May, 1918, said: " Private Robert Ernest Fell, younger son of Mrs. Fell, 8, Lyra-Road, Waterloo, has died in a casualty clearing station in France from wounds received in action. Private Fell, who was in his 20th year, joined the Army Service Corps in April, 1917, and was finally transferred to the Leicester Regiment. He had only been in France one month before his death."
FindlowJohn WalterRifleman37696th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Portland Avenue, Waterloo,09/08/191624Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceSon of John and Laura Findlow, John was serving in the Territorial (Rifle) Battalion of the Kings which landed in France at Le Havre, 25/2/1915. On 26 January 1916, they transferred to 165th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division. John was killed in the early stages of the Battle of the Somme.
FinneseyFrancis OsmundPrivate393471st/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment6 Brunswick Parade, Waterloo,25/04/191837Leuze Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, BelgiumFrancis was a master tailor before the war. He was killed during the Battle of the Lys, holding back the last German offensive on the Western Front.
FlahertyThomasPetty Officer Stoker1571/URoyal Navy, H.M.S. "Vanguard"27 Beaumaris Street, Seaforth09/07/191737Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, ScotlandJust before midnight on the 9th July 1917, H.M.S. Vanguard was anchored at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys, Scotland when she was ripped apart by an accidental ammunition explosion. Over 800 crew died, including Thomas. The Evening Express, 25/7/1917, said "Stoker Petty Officer Thomas Flaherty, who was killed in H.M.S. Vanguard explosion on July 9th, was 37 years of age. He belonged to the Royal Naval Reserve for 15 years, and re-joined at the outbreak of war.
FodenRobert ErnestPrivate5808118th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,24/11/191829Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, FranceRobert Ernest was a waiter aboard the R.M.S. Lusitania at the time of her sinking on the 7th May 1915. Having survived the Lusitania disaster he enlisted in the Duke Of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (service no 4313) at Manchester before being transferred to the 18th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 58081). He died of wounds in France on the 24th November 1914, almost a fortnight after the Armistice.
ForbesWilliam CampsallLance Corporal2885036th/7th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders21 Lyra Road, Waterloo,14/10/191824Ramillies British Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, FranceWilliam joined the 10th Liverpool Scottish, and was one of the first to go out to France at the beginning of the war. He was transferred to the Gordon Highlanders, and has been at the Front for four years, doing splendid service, as various letters from comrades testify. Only eight weeks before his death he was home on leave.
FoxDonald PearsonLance Corporal2434741st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps10 Walmer Road, Waterloo,10/06/1916Amara War Cemetery, IraqAn old boy of Merchant Taylors School, Donald is buried in what is now Southern Iraq. The Amara War Cemetery contains more than 4,600 graves including three recipients of the Victoria Cross.
FoxGeorge HenryPrivate4192518th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentNormanhurst, 2 Park Terrace, Waterloo Park, Waterloo,31/07/191737Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumA recruit to one of Liverpool's Pals battalions raised by Lord Derby, George was killed during the fighting around Arras.
FrancisGeorge PatrickLance Corporal141259th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment1 Chapel Street, Waterloo,18/09/191824Doiran Memorial, GreeceGeorge's service records have survived. They show that he enlisted on the 4th September 1914. He was 5ft 5 inches tall, weighed 112 lbs with a 34 inch chest and was a ship's steward.
FryerCharles HerbertPrivate830792nd/2nd London Regiment(Royal Fusiliers)51 College Road, Great Crosby,18/09/191819Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, FranceCharles was a Merchant Taylors old boy. His father died in Central America. His next of kin was his grandmother, living in Great Crosby.
GardnerWilliam GeorgeSecond Class WaiterMercantile Marine, R.M.S. "Lusitania"17 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,07/05/191545Cobh, Old Church Cemetery, County Cork, IrelandBorn in Herefordshire, William was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. He is buried in the Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, County Cork, along with others who died in the disaster 
GaskellThomasPrivate3878917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Doric Street, Seaforth,04/08/1917Hagle Dump Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCrosby Herald on the 1st September 1917: " News has been received of the death in action of Private Thomas Gaskell, second son of Mr. Geo. Gaskell, of 28, Doric-street, Seaforth. Private Gaskell, who belonged to the King's (Liverpool Regiment), was wounded in March of this year, and had only been back in France six weeks before his death, which occurred sometime between July 31st and August 4th."
GeeHerbertLieutenant16th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Belvidere Road, Great Crosby,10/07/191521Twelve Trees Copse Cemetery, TurkeyA dental student before the war, His medal card shows he initially enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps before obtaining a commission in the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was attached to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers He was killed in action at the Dardanelles and lies in a cemetery there, along with 3,360 First World War servicemen.
GeorgeErnestPrivate2532519th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment14 Gordon Road, Seaforth,30/07/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceA report on his death appeared in the Evening Express on the 6th September 1917. " Private Ernest George, K.L.R., reported missing, is now officially reported killed on the 30th July, 1916. Previous to enlisting he was apprenticed to the engineering trade at the C.P.R., Sandon Dock, Liverpool".
GerrardWilliam ErnestPrivate2028729th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment46 Kingsway, Waterloo,31/07/191733Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWilliam left a widow, Jeanie McDougall Gerrard. The 9th Kings were a territorial battalion which recruited heavily in Ormskirk, which may explain why William's name in on the Southport Civic Memorial.
GillettThomas FaithPrivate3701169th Battalion, Manchester Regiment61 Sweden Street, Waterloo,21/03/191837Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceThomas left a widow, Elizabeth Gillett. He died on the first day of the German offensive of 1918, in which the Manchester's were heavily engaged.
GloverGeorge AlfredFirst Class WaiterMercantile Marine, R.M.S. "Lusitania"25 Beech Grove, Seaforth,07/05/191529Tower Hill Memorial, LondonGeorge was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. A year after his death, his wife, Winifred, placed this notice in the Liverpool Echo: "GLOVER - In loving memory of my dear husband, George Glover, who was lost on R.M.S. Lusitania, May 7, 1915.(Ever remembered.)"
GoodeWilliamPrivate129592nd Battalion, Scots Guards17 Sweden Street,16/05/191534Le Touret Memorial, FranceAfter William's death, The Crosby Herald printed this report on June 12, 1915: "WATERLOO GUARDSMAN'S DEATH. Mrs. Good, of 17, Sweden Street, Waterloo. has received news of the death of her husband, Private William Good, of the Scots Guards, who was killed in action in France on May 16th. Private Good, who was 34 years of age, had 18 years' service in the army, and served all through the South African war. He leaves a widow and four children.
GormanRichardCorporal25437th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment52, Argo Road, Waterloo,17/05/191527Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France, FranceThe Liverpool Echo, on 17/6/1915, published this account of Richard's death: "A VALUED N.C.O. Mrs. Gertrude Gorman, of Argo Road, Waterloo, whose husband, Sergeant Gorman, of the 7th King's Liverpool Regiment, was killed at the front, received a letter from one of the officers of the battalion, who wrote: "In him I have lost a most valuable non-com. He was a very hard and willing worker, and was very well worth his stripes." He left his widow and one child.
GrahamNormanAssistant CookMercantile Marine, S.S. "Hesperian"20 Chapel Street, Waterloo04/09/191518Tower Hill Memorial, LondonSS Hesperian on the 4th September 1915 was en route from Liverpool to Quebec with a crew complement of 300 and carrying 814 passengers when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-20 whilst 85 miles southwest of Fastnet, Ireland. The Hesperian survived the attack only to sink two days later, after towing failed. During the evacuation of the Hesperian one of the lifeboats upset as it was being lowered with the loss of twenty-two crewmen, one of whom was Norman.
GrahamBenjamin RayPrivate30770312th Battalion, Tank Corps 20 Chapel Street, Waterloo08/10/191818Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, FranceBenjamin was formerly in the Royal Flying Corps (64872) but was compulsorily transferred to the Tank Corps on the 9th February 1918 at Farnborough, Hampshire which was the home of the Royal Aircraft Factory.  Benjamin who was killed in action on October 8, is the second son lost by Mrs. Graham, who lives at 20, Chapel Street, Waterloo. His commander writes:- "He was a stout-hearted boy, and very reliable. He died fighting for his country on the eve of a great victory."
GreenAlbert EdwardPrivate331264th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Dale Street, Seaforth31/08/191616Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt -L'Abbe, FranceAlbert's battalion landed in France on 6th March, 1915. As part of the 33rd Division, they took part in the Battle of the Somme, during which Albert died.
GreenhowW AndrewRifleman2023205th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment87 Henley Street, Seaforth24/07/191730Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, FranceIn civilian life, Andrew was a joiner and a member of a territorial battalion. His battalion landed in France on 22nd February, 1915 and were heavily engaged during the Battle of Third Ypres (Passchendaele) at the Pilkem Bridge and Menin Bridge. Andrew was killed in this battle.
GrieveAllan (Alan) EdwardSecond Lieutenant2nd Battalion,South Lancashire Regiment03/07/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceAllan was killed on the third day of the Battle of the Somme. His brother James Grieve was accidentally killed in Wiltshire on the 21st February 1917.
GrieveJamesLieutenant3rd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment and Royal Flying Corps21/02/191722St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, FranceJames was accidentally killed in Wiltshire on the 21st February 1917. His body was returned to his family for burial in the family grave at St. Luke's E. graveyard, Crosby. The inscription describes him thus: "LIEUT. 3RD S. LANCS REGT. ATTD R.F.C.KILLED IN FLYING ACCIDENT AT UPAVON,21ST FEBY 1917, AGED 22 YEARS"
GriffinThomas VictorPrivate5570716th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers11 Elm Road, Seaforth,16/06/191821Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France, Somme, FranceThomas appears to have been a postal worker before the war; his name is inscribed on the Liverpool Main Post Office Memorial. He lies in company of 1,219 burials of the First World War.
GriffinDouglas MorleySecond Lieutenant18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 The Esplanade, Waterloo,16/07/191726Abbeville Communal Cemetery, FranceBefore the war Douglas was an architect and surveyor. He died at No 2 Stationary Hospital, France on the 16th July 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.
GriffithsGeorge TheodorePrivate2653177th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Chapel Street, Waterloo11/04/191826Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, France, FranceThe Crosby Herald reported on the 18th May, 1918: "DEATH IN ACTION OF WATERLOO SOLDIER. - Mrs. Griffiths, 3, Chapel-street, Waterloo, has received news that her husband, Private Theodore George Griffiths, 7th King's (Liverpool Regiment), was killed in action in France on April 11th. Private Griffiths, who was 26 years of age, enlisted in 1914, and had been in France over three years.
GriffithsHerbert JohnGunner14808567th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery43 Caradoc Road, Seaforth,22/01/191833Nine Elms British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThe Bootle Times published this report on his death on 01/02/1918: " Gunner John Herbert Griffiths, R.G.A., who died in an Australian Casualty Clearing Station on January 22nd, from injuries caused by enemy shellfire, was 33 years of age, and an "old boy" of St. Thomas's School, Seaforth.
Formerly a member of the 7th King's, he joined up about two years ago, relinquishing his position under the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board.
GunsonWilliam DouglasSergeant1712318th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 King Street, Waterloo,11/04/191727Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty , Pas De CalaisWilliam left a widow, Florence. He rests with 1,266 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in Warlincourt Cemetery.
HallGeorge Alfred25/1190D Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigadepreviously of 8 Murat Street, Waterloo,31/07/191642Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FranceGeorge died of wounds. He was the son of George and Hannah Hall of Waterloo but next of kin is noted as JB Gow (friend) of Opotiki.
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HamiltonWilliam HartwellPrivate228910Reinforcement Pool, Canadian Machine Gun Corps16 St John's Road, Waterloo,03/05/191722Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, Pas De CalaisThe eldest son of Lizzie Hamilton and the late James Hartwell Hamilton, William was born in Borrowash, Derbyshire. He enlisted in Montreal on 19/9/16 his next of kin being Mrs Arthur Cowap of 16 St John's Road, Waterloo. He was a butcher.
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HampsonJohnCorporal12667th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 Prince Street, Waterloo,15/05/191519Le Touret Memorial, FranceJohn's service records show he enlisted 12th October 1911 at Seaforth and was a plumber. Promoted to Corporal on 5 August 1914. A HERO'S LAST MESSAGE.
Mr. and Mrs. Hampson, of 5 Prince Street, Waterloo, have received official information of the death in action at Festubert, of their son, Corporal J. Hampson. Deceased, who was only 19 years of age, had been a member of the 1/7th Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment), (Territorials) for nearly four years. He was in the employ of Mr. Thomas McHugh, plumber and painter, Bootle. He went to France early in March last. Corporal. Hampson, although so young, was a much esteemed member of St. Thomas's Catholic Young Men's Society. When home on leave in February, Corporal Hampson told his parents his battalion were going to France the following week, and his remark was, "Mother, if I don't come back, don't worry. I will have died for a good cause, and it will be a glorious death." In a letter to Mr. and Mrs. Hampson announcing his death, Captain Thompson, "A" Company, wrote: 'Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of your son Corporal J. Hampson, in action. Your loss is shared by his company.'
Evening Express 12th October 1915.
HamptonErnestPrivate35641110th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Beaconsfield Road, Seaforth,09/08/191626Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceErnest was the son of Charles and Sarah Hampton
HandlinDavid CowellSecond Cabin Bedroom StewardMercantile Marine, RMS "Lusitania"16 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,07/05/191545Tower Hill Memorial, LondonDavid was the son of Mary and late Edward Handlin, born in Manchester. Husband of Hannah Mary Handlin nee Barker . He was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915.
HansomOswinPrivate775564th Battalion, Welsh Regiment5 Park Terrace, Waterloo,19/09/191819Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas De CalaisWATERLOO SOLDIER'S DEATH. A promising career has been cut short through the death in action of Private Oswin Hansom, Welsh Regiment,. After being only a month at the front, he was killed by a shell splinter at the age of 19 years. Young Hansom had a brilliant scholastic career. On arriving at military age, he joined the Pembroke Yeomanry, and was attached to the Welsh Regiment when he gave his life for his country.
HardmanJohn FrancisPrivate1394615th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry 16 Dale Street, Seaforth11/7/191620Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, FranceMr. and Mrs. J. Hardman, 16, Date Street, Seaforth, have received official news of the death of their youngest son, Private Jack F. Hardman, of the Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in France on the 11th July. Private Hardman, who was a car conductor in Glasgow, joined the Army at the outbreak of war, and went to France last October.
HardmanWilfridPrivate2507181st/1st Battalion, Lancashire Hussars52 Gladstone Road, Seaforth,30/07/191719Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumTROOPER WILFRID HARDMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardman, Gladstone-road, Seaforth, have received news that their son, Trooper Wilfrid Hardman, Lancashire Hussars, has been killed in action. Trooper Hardman enlisted in June, 1915, and had been in France 19 months.  He was killed by a shell bursting very near him whilst he was wounded. Death was caused by concussion, and the doctor says was instantaneous.
HarrisonDavidPrivate9065016th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)90 St John's Road, Waterloo,03/12/191719Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France. WATERLOO SOLDIER MISSING.
We regret to hear that Private David James Harrison, of Waterloo, 18th M.G. Company, is still missing. He joined the Army in 1917, and was reported missing December 3rd, 1917. He first joined up in the 7th K.L.R., and was transferred to the M.G.C. His brother William Harrison also fell.
HarrisonFrank CyrilSecond Lieutenant5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 Station Road, Ainsdale,04/05/191822Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, pas de Calais, FranceFrank was the son of Frank Harrison of Southampton, husband of Clara E Harrison of 11 Station Road, Ainsdale
HarrisonWilliamPrivateG/25531The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and Royal Army Veterinary Corps90 St John's Road, Waterloo,11/10/191827Vis-en-Artios Memorial, FranceReports on William's death appeared in the Crosby Herald on the 23rd November 1918 . WATERLOO FAMILY'S SACRIFICE.
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Mrs. Harrison, 90, St. John's-road, Waterloo, is one of those who have paid heavily for the great victory. She recently received official news that her second son, Private W. Harrison, was killed in action on October 11th.
HarrisonCharles Gordon MCSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire RegimentGlencairne', Neston, Cheshire.26/09/191824Westoutre British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumCharles was the son of Mr and Mrs Frank Harrison of Willow Way, King's Gap, Hoylake.Probate of his estate was obtained at London on the 27th January 1919 by Edith Marianne Harrison (wife of Frank Harrison). His home address was given as 'Glencairne', Neston, Cheshire.
HarveyCharles JosephPrivate51357th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentWaterloo25/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCharles Joseph Harvey was the son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Alborne Harvey of Waterloo.He is one of the 72,000 men of the British and South African forces who died in the Somme sector.
HaspreyAlfred TanswellPrivate22917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Harrington Road, Great Crosby,16/05/191519Le Touret Memorial, FranceAlfred was born in Blundellsands to William Hasprey and Ellen ( nee Tanswell). He was killed at the front, being shot by a German sniper.
HaybyrneJames BenedictFirst Class WaiterMercantile Marine, RMS "Lusitania"21 Bedford Place, Seaforth,07/05/191531No grave but the sea, Commemorated at Tower Hill MemorialJames was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915.
HaybyrneMaster MarinerMercantile Marine, SS "Barrowmore"7 Park View, Crosby,19/02/191843Tower Hill Memorial, London
HeaneyJames RobertRifleman2420366th Battalion, ing's Liverpool Regiment2 Hereford Road, Seaforth,09/09/1918Loos Memorial, FranceJames was married Ellen Maria Jackson in 1910 and was previously a turf-accountant
HeaneyJames FrankPrivate2271520th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment24 Oak Street Bootle,13/04/1917St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceJames was a ships Blacksmith. He was married to Hannah and father to James, Hannah and Doris
HeapsNorman CostineSecond Lieutenant5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 Hougomont Avenue, Waterloo,10/02/191926Halle Communal Cemetery, TurkeyNoramn was the husband of Catherine Heaps and mentioned in despatches
HepstonstallCyrilPrivate18347th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19 Ashdale Road, Waterloo,25/09/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceCyril was the son of Robert Heptonstall
HeyBenjamin WalterSergeant4th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Tuscan Street, Seaforth27/04/191535Menin Gate, Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumBenjamin was killed while saving wounded comrades. Read more about Bemjamin
Hill Alan HawksleyCorporal22415165th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps 54 Alexandra Road, Great Crosby,25/09/191624Australian Imperial Force Burial Ground, Flers, FranceFrancis' cousins Arthur Hawksley Hill and Geoffrey Hawksley Hill also died
HiltonJosephPrivate232791st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment147 St John's Road, Waterloo,10/10/1915Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, FranceJoseph was the son of Peter and Emma Hilton. He died from wounds in General Hospital in Versailles. Before the war he was a butcher by trade. His brother Ernest also fell.
HiltonJohn CliffordPrivate2151219th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment30/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
HintonHarry PalmerPrivateM2/1026431st Heavy Motor Transport (Repair Shop)Royal Army Service Corps53 Crosby Road, Seaforth,13/03/191924Levallois-Perret Communal Cemetery, Paris, FranceHarry was the son of George Millward Hinton and Clara Louisa Hinton, died at 57 American Base Hospital, Paris
HirdAgnes BStewardessMercantile Marine, S.S. "Ava"156 Stanley Road, Bootle,26/01/191742Tower Hill Memorial, LondonAgnes married her husband Anthony Hird, a butcher, in 1897 in Seaforth. In 1911, she was living in 28 Woodland Road, with her sons William and Anthony, and her daughter Dorothy. Read more about Agnes
HodgsonEdward ErnestFirst Mate, Mercantile MarineMercantile Marine, S.S. Tataraxx (Greenock)4 Winstanley Road, Waterloo,10/08/191826Tower Hill Memorial, LondonEdward was born  in South Woodford Essex, to Joseph Ainsworth Hodgson and late Martha Hodgson nee Spencer
HollandHorace LeonardActing Bombardier123965284th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery16 Mount Pleasant, Waterloo,20/09/191819Marteville Communal Cemetery, Attilly, FranceHorace was the son of Benjamin and Mary Holland, mortally wounded and previously working for JC Plimpton and Co, Liverpool. See report Crosby Herald 5 Oct 1918
HoltEdward GeorgePrivate128001st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Poplar Grove, Seaforth,15/12/191721Valenciennes (St Roch) communal cemetery, Nord, FranceEdward  was the son of Edward and Katherine Daisy Holt, born in Halifax, Yorkshire
HoltWalter ThomasRoyal Navy Volunteer ReserveMersey Z/3601Mercantile Marine, SS "War Dame"48 Argo Road, Waterloo,21/10/191829Jersey City Bay View, New York Bay Cemetery, USAWalter was born in Birkenhead and was married to Annie.
HoodRichard EdwardMajor1st/2nd Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery13 Public Ave, Montrose, Pennsylvania, USA07/08/191958St Luke Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandRichard was the son of Edward and Jane Hood, husband of Margaret. He was twice mentioned in despatches.
HoughtonTom JohnsonBarkeeper, Mercantile MarinerMercantile Marine, RMS Lusitania38 Stuart Road, Waterloo,07/05/1915Tower Hill Memorial, LondonTom was the son of late John and Jane Houghton, husband of Mary Ellen Houghton nee Roche. He was lost when RMS Lusitania was torpedoed off Kinsale Ireland on 7 May 1915
HowardJamesPrivate1672211th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment37 Mount Pleasant, Waterloo,03/07/191627Serre Road Cemetery no.2, Somme, FranceJames was the son of Mr and Mrs Howard. Previously employed by CC Pattinson of Blundellsands. His brother Percy also died of wounds.
HowardPercyPrivate300288th Battalion, Border Regiment37 Mount Pleasant, Waterloo,10/06/191722Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, FrancePercy was the son  of Mrs and Mrs Howard and brother of James who also fell. He was taken to casualty clearing station in France in October 1916 and died of wounds in June 1917.
HudsonHenry SamuelPrivate392106th Battalion, South Wales Borderers 55 College Road, Great Crosby,23/10/191835Kooigem Churchyard, west Vlaanderen, BelgiumHenry was the son of Emma Hudson and late Staff Sergeant Major SH Hudson
HughesJosephAble Seaman216211Royal Navy, HMS "Good Hope"16 Kendrick Street Seaforth11/01/191429Chatham Navel Memorial, EnglandJoseph husband of Ada Stevens (formerly Hughes) of 16 Kendrick Street, Seaforth.  On 1st November 1914 off Coronel, Chile, the 'Monmouth', 'Good Hope', 'Otranto' and 'Glasgow' engaged Von Spee's much more powerful Pacific squadron; 'Monmouth' and 'Good Hope' were both sunk with the loss of all hands.
HughesJohn GlanvilleCorporal50961st/ 10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment 2 Dale Street Seaforth03/07/191636Avesnes-Le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, FranceJohn was the son of Benjamin Hughes and Emma nee Donnelly. MHe was mrried to Sarah Ann Byron with a son Charles Granville Hughes. He also had a brother William Hughes who also fell. He had previously been invalided out of the war but re - enlisted as soon as he was fit enough and quickly gained promotion on rejoining. His service records are intact.
HughesJosephAble Seaman216211Royal Navy, HMS "Good Hope"16 Kendrick Street, Seaforth01/11/191429Chatham Naval Memorial, EnglandJoseph was the husband of Ada Stevens nee Hughes. Lost off Coronel, Chile on 1/11/14 when the Monmouth, Good Hope, Otranto and Glasgow engaged Von Spee's much more powerful Pacific squadron. The Good Hope and Monmouth were both sunk with loss of all hands.
HughesWilliamPrivate53210th Battalion, Canadian Infantry28 Caradoc Street, Seaforth,19/11/191732Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, Pas de Calais, FranceWilliam was the son  of Benjamin Glanville Hughes and Emma nee Donnelly. Enlisted in Winnipeg in April 1915 where he worked as labourer and trackman but his father Benjamin Glanville Hughes of Caradoc St was next of kin . His brother John Glanville Hughes also fell
HumeWalter William KennethCorporal2400346th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment11 South View Waterloo,02/08/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumWalter was the younger son of the late James and Mrs Hume, previously employed by Lindon and Lancashire Fire Ins co. He joined Kings Regiment in 1906.
HylandGeorgePrivate2338518th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment52 Kendrick Street, Seaforth20/08/191639Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceGeorge was a dock labourer and living with his married sister Margaret McNulty the wife of Henry
IrelandJohn LeonardPrivateM/3013651st Military Transport Corps, Royal Army Service Corps31 Beaconsfield Road, Seaforth,01/07/191832Baghdad North War Cemetery, IraqJohn Leonard was the son of John and Mary Maud Ireland nee Powell
IrelandWalter ErnestSecond Lieutenant1st/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers28 Harrowby Road, Seaforth,26/03/1917Gaza War Cemetery, IsraelWalter was the son  of William Ireland and Mary Agnes Ireland (Nee Turton) Walter was a commercial traveller in the biscuit trade. He had a brother Arthur Turton Ireland who obtained probate .
JamesAlbert EdwardGunnerL/16871C Battery, 148th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery 38 Denmark Street, Waterloo,08/08/1916St Luke Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandAlbert was the husband of Elizabeth James
JamesRobert FrancisSecond Lieutenant51st Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force.Brookfield, Bootle, Cumberland12/10/191728Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, BelgiumRobert's next of kin, was his father Captain RW James and May James. He  was a civil servant and lived in Perth Australia where he enlisted.
JohnsonWilliam HaroldOrdinary SeamanJ/61172Royal Navy, HMS "Pheasant"5 Chestnut Road, Seaforth01/03/191725Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam was the son of Henry and Sarah Johnson. HMS Pheasant was a destroyer and sunk with no survivors after hitting a mine near the Orkneys on 1 March 1917.
JohnsonRodney RichardLance Corporal204588th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment5 Hougomont Avenue, Waterloo,01/05/191720Arras Memorial, FranceRodney was employed as clerk with London and Liverpool Ins Co. He enlisted in 1915. He took part in Battle of Arras and was killed in action at Monchy, whilist helping carry a wounded soldier to dressing station. On his return he was hit by a sniper .
JohnsonArthur EllisSecond Lieutenant2nd Battalion York and Lancaster RegimentCaradoc, Waterloo Park, Waterloo20/07/1917Loos Memorial, FranceArthur was the son of William Ellis and Alice Mary Johnson
JohnstonGeorge MacKenziePrivate309210th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 South Road, Waterloo,16/06/191525Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumGeorge was the son of Catherine Johnston and the late Lewis P Johnston
JonesWilliamPrivate37167th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment44 Henley Street, Seaforth06/03/191629Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension no 1, Somme, BelgiumWilliam was the son  of Jane Jones of 44 Henley Street, Seaforth, and the late Ebenezer Jones of Carnarvon
JonesEdwardRifleman2010345th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 Siddons Street, Seaforth09/05/191739Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France, FranceEdward was the son  of Samuel John Jones and Mary nee Luby, husband of Emilie Helena Hedges with whom he had 4 children. Prior to war employed by W Vortigan, Seaforth. His son Cleaver Edward Jones was killed in Libya in 1941.
JonesWilliam HenryLance CorporalP13526Foot Branch, Military Police Corps02/02/191930St Lukes' Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandWilliam Died of illness at the Military Hospital in Limmerick, Ireland
JonesHenry ArthurPrivate59455D Company, 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry), Manchester Regiment40 Myers Road East, Great Crosby,25/08/191819Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas De Calais, FranceHenry was the son of George F and Mrs MA Jones
JonesHerbert LeonardPrivate40107212th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry), Manchester Regiment22 Norway Street, Waterloo25/08/191818Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas De Calais, FranceHerbert was the son of James and Alice Jones, sent to France in Feb 1918 and slightly wounded on 31/3/18. The first intimation of his death was sent by his brother, who is in the R.A.M.C., and was in the same district as stretcher-bearer. Their father, Sergeant. J. Jones, is in the Royal Air Force, and is stationed at Blandford, in Dorsetshire.
JonesRobert HenryPrivate593764th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Cecil Road, Seaforth,25/09/191725Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumRobert Henry Jones  was the son of John and Louisa Jones. Roberts is remembered on The Tyen Cot memorial, it bears the names of some 35,000 men of nearly all of whom died between  during the Third Battle of Ypres. Also known as the Battle of Passchendaele                           
JonesFlorenceNurseMill Road Hospital, BootleSt John's Road, Waterloo,29/09/1918St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandFlorence was born in Waterloo in 1886, and was the second youngest of a family of seven children. She worked as a nurse at Mill Road hospital in Bootle. She died from acute pneumonia, which she contracted whilst on duty. Read more about Florence
KeilansFrederickPrivatePLY8633HMS Goliath and Royal Marine Light Infantry42 Rockville Street, Rock Ferry,13/05/191634Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandFrederick was the husband of Catherine Keilans
KellondJamesSecond MateMercantile Marine, SS Kittiwake1a Ashlar Road, Waterloo,09/04/191741Tower Hill Memorial. LondonJames was the son of  late Robert and Isabella Kellond. He died when the S.S. Kittiwake was sunk by a torpedo from German submarine ub-37. He belonged to Neptune Lodge of Freemasons.
KellyJames (Jim)Company Quartermaster Sergeant7th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment42 Oxford Road, Waterloo,25/09/191520Loos Memorial, FranceJim was born at Liverpool in 1895, the son of James Kelly and Bridget (nee McDonough). Died during an attack in France when was hit in the head by a bullet and died almost instantly. He joined the Army 5/8/14 and previously was steward on the Aquitania.
KennedyElizabethChief StewardessMercantile Marine, SS Hesperion24 Handfield Road. Waterloo,06/09/1915Walton Parish Church, Liverpool, EnglandElizabeth was born in Tranmere in 1849 as Eliza Drake. Before her marriage, she worked as schoolteacher and pianist. She was killed when on September 4th, 1915, SS Hesperian on a voyage from Liverpool to Montreal with general cargo and passengers, was torpedoed by the German submarine U20 (Walther Schwieger), 85 miles Fastnet. 32 persons were lost. Elizabeth's body was recovered from the sea of Ireland a few days later. U20 was the same submarine that infamously sunk The Lusitania.
KewleyJamesLance Corporal39764Depot, York and Lancaster Regiment6 Rossini Street, Seaforth,17/08/191726Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside, England, Merseyside, EnglandJames enlisted in the Yorkshire and Lancaster Regiment at Liverpool on the 22nd December 1914. James was due to be medically discharged on the 20th August 1917 but died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis 3 days earlier, at 8.20pm on the 17th August 1917, at 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol.
His brother William Kewley also died and is buried in same grave and brother John Henry Kewley also died. 3 other brothers survived.
KilshawJohn Henry PattersonPrivate12593738th Company, Machine Gun Corps Infantry58 Sandy Road Seaforth,10/08/191820Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Pas de Calais, FranceJohn Henry was the son of John and Henrietta Kilshaw of 58 Sandy Road, Seaforth.
KirbyJohnLeading SignalmanMercantile Marine, SS "Sagamore"53 Maple Grove Seaforth03/03/191752Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn  was the son of the late Henry and Margaret Kirby; husband of Louisa Kirby (nee Pitts) of 53 Maple Grove, Seaforth.
KirbyRichardPrivate52737th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 York Place, Waterloo,24/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRichard was in the employ of Messrs. John Griffiths and Son, Ltd/. colliery proprietors, at their Waterloo Branch . He joined army and after receiving a course of training was sent to France only about seven weeks before he was killed by the bursting of a shell.
KnightAllanSecond Lieutenant5th Battalion, Attached 11th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment66 Oxford Road, Waterloo,24/03/191820Pozieres Memorial, Somme, FranceAlan was the son of Frank Albert and Emily Margaret Knight
LambGeorgeGunner15046231st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery3 Greenbank, Waterloo,23/09/191732Perth Cemetery, China West Vlannderen, BelgiumGeorge married Ethel Mary Rathbone in 1913 and their daughter Janet Lamb was born in 1914. Had a business career with Messrs. Lamb Bros., timber merchants, Bootle. Given charge of the Manchester branch of Lamb Bros. and received due recognition when on formation of the firm into a limited company he was offered and accepted a position on the board of directors.
LawsonRobertPrivate2654297th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment21 St John's Road, Waterloo,09/04/1918Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, FranceRobert was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lawson, was called up at the beginning of the war, being an old Territorial of the 7th King's. He served in France since 1915. Private William Lawson, second brother, was in hospital also wounded when he fell. He has served with the colours since 1914. The youngest brother, Theodore, had been in Salonika since January, 1915.
LawsonJamesPrivate856914th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentLived at 17 Roman Street, Seaforth17/04/191820Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceJames was the son of Gustave and Alice Lawson of 17 Roman Street, Seaforth.
LawsonJosephCaptain18th Lancashire Hussars Battalion, The King's Liverpool Regiment103 South Road, Waterloo,21/03/191832Joseph had in fact previously won his commission as a sergeant on the field, and afterwards advanced very rapidly to his captaincy. He fell at last a victim to a sniper whose bullet entered his heart, death being instantaneous and painless. It occurred at Vaux, when the enemy had commenced to force our troops to retreat, and he had just ordered his section to retire after a gallant effort to hold their position. He was engaged to Miss Swift, Liverpool Road, Great Crosby.
Le RougetelGuyPrivate33891187th Corps, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)2 Oxford Drive, Waterloo,04/02/191720Amara War Cemetery, IraqGuy was the son of Philip Le Rougetel, and the late Susan Harvison Le Rougetel. His brother Bertram also fell. Guy fell in Mesopotamia and his brother Bertram in France in 1916 aged 29.
LeatherbarrowEdwardPrivate295018th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment21 Dean Street, Waterloo,23/10/191818Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, nerd, FranceEdward was the son of Edward and Mary Leatherbarrow of 21 Dean Street, Waterloo.
LedgerJamesThird Class WaiterMercantile Marine, RMS "Lusitania"12 Sycamore Road, Waterloo,07/05/1915Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was the son of George and Augusta Olivia Vincent Ledger. Lost when torpedo sunk RMS Lusitania off Kinsale
LeeJamesPrivate2000313th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Grecian Street, Seaforth,15/07/191632Corbie Communal Cemetery, France Extension, France, FranceJames was husband to Catherine Lee and father to James and Robert. He enlisted in Seaforth on 16 September 1914. He was described on enrolment papers as being 5 feet 7 inches tall and having a fresh complexion, grey eyes and black hair.  He arrived in France on 26th September 1915 and died of wounds in no. 5 Casualty Clearing Station in Corbie on 15th July 1916.
LeesCharles EdwardPrivate21307th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment6 Woodland Road, Seaforth,15/05/1915He has no known grave but
is commemorated at Le Touret Memorial
Charles was the son  of Herbert Robert Lees and Eliza Maud (nee Lyth).
LewisCharles HoraceSergeant13th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force 58 Milton Road Waterloo,03/07/191825Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, FranceCharles  was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the son of Horace Charles and the late Christina Lewis . His brother Frank Ernest Lewis also fell. He enlisted in Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia on 10/9/14 where he put his occupation as Seaman.
LewisFrank ErnestPrivate35864510th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment58 Milton Road, Waterloo,19/07/191820Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, FranceFrank was the son of Horace Charles and the late Christina Lewis, his brother Charles Horace also fell
LightGeorge JosephSecond Lieutenant142nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery114 Netherfield Road, Everton,08/11/191729Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux en Gohelle, FranceGeorge was the son of Casimir Archibald Light (born in Poland) and Mary (nee McDonald).George was an elementary school teacher at our Lady Immaculate Boys school and married Mabel E Campbell in 1913 they had three sons.
LimrickWilliam SomervilleAssistant PaymasterRoyal Navy, HMS "Arlanza" and HMS "Carmania"46 Waterloo Road, Waterloo,23/03/191827St Luke Churchyard, Great Crosby, England The Cunard Steamship Company Roll of Honour shows William junior was a Purser aboard the H.M.S. Carmania.
Also listed in the 1915 Navy List serving on the H.M.S. Carmania, with rank of Assistant Paymaster (Royal Naval Reserve) from the 24th February 1915.  At the time of his death he was Assistant Paymaster on the H.M.S. Arlanza which was in service as an armed merchant cruiser.  He died of septic pyorrhoea alveolaris and sinus cavernous thrombosis at the Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth .
LockettWalter HawkinsSignalmanZ/1323Royal Naval Volunteer, HMS "Broke"7 Hyde Road, Waterloo,21/04/191718St James Cemetery, Dover, EnglandWalter was born in Waterloo on the 29th April 1898,  he was serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve aboard H.M.S. Broke at the time of his death. Broke survived the Battle of Jutland in 1916, but with the loss of 47 lives. In April 1917 she took part in the 'Battle of Dover Strait', during which she rammed torpedo boat S.M.S. G42. The two ships became locked together and there was close-quarters fighting between the crews, as the German sailors tried to board the British ship. Broke got free and sank G42 but she was heavily damaged and had to be towed back to port. Walter was one of 21 men killed in the encounter.
LonsdaleFrank LesliePrivate2016Lancashire Hussars40 Thorndale Road, Waterloo,05/06/191618Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare, IrelandFrank was the son of Frank Lonsdale Sr. and Esther Emma (nee Noke) brother of Hubert, Hugh Sydney, Eveline Dorothy and Norman. Service records not survived and no medal card so he probably did not serve overseas. He died in Ireland in 1917.
LouisReginal CharlesPrivate2525402nd/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment44 Caradoc Street, Seaforth,29/12/191720Menin South Military Cemetery, Ypres, BelgiumReginal Charles Louis was born at Seaforth in 1897 as Reginald Charles Lewis Reginald enlisted in the army at Bootle. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action in Belgium on the 29th December 1917.
LovettHarold JosephRifleman42756th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Willoughby Road, Waterloo,25/09/191620Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold was the son of William and Ellen Lovett of 16 Willoughby Road, Waterloo.
His parents also had Thomas Joseph in 1890 who died aged 5 months, Earnest who died in 1893 aged 11 months, John Clancy who died 1894 aged 7 years and William Cyril who died 1925 aged 41 years. Harold was educated at St. Francis Xavier's College and Catholic Institute. He was a cousin of Lieut. Hugh McVey Lovett, whose also fell.
MabbsFrederick FrancisGunner41855D Battery, 55th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery46 Gillett Street, Preston,12/08/191841Fosse no10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en Gohelle, FranceFrederick was the son of Frederick Sr. and Margaret Mabbs of Cork; and the husband of Ann Mabbs of 46 Gillett Street, Preston.
MackieCharles BoddingtonPrivate40711st/10th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment45 Cambridge Road, Seaforth,16/06/191523He has no known grave but
is commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Charles was the son of Alexander Boddington Mackie and his wife Sarah (nee Boddington). His service records survived and show in 1915 he was 5ft 9 inches tall and weighed 10 stone. His vision was good with glasses. He reached the front with the Liverpool Scottish on the 23rd January 1915. On the 16th June 1915 they engaged in their first battle, at Bellewaarde (Hooge). Losses for the battalion neared 400 killed, wounded and missing. Charles was amongst them. He was reported as missing - then later officially killed in action - between the 16th and 26th June.
MaddickSidney AlfredLieutenant20th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment and 1st/6th King's African RiflesClaremont, Coronation Dr, Great Crosby,02/12/191837Nairobi South Cemetery, KenyaOn 5/11/1915 he arrived at London on the Harrison Line ship Intombi from Durban. He had been working as a planter and living in Natal. The London Gazette of the 20th January 1916 records his appointment as Second Lieutenant (on probation) with the King's Liverpool Regiment on the same date. His medal card records he first saw overseas service on the Western Front with the 20th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment but he was later attached to the King's African Rifles. After being stationed in Nairobi for six months he died on the 2/12/18 at No 3 B.G. Hospital, Nairobi of D.A.H. and cardiac failure.
MaineyFrederick JohnPrivate48948th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment37 Cam Street, Lodge Lane, Liverpool,04/08/191621Corbie Communal Cemetery, France Extension, FranceFrederick's service records have survived showing he enlisted on the 16/10/1915 and embarked for Rouen, France on 8/03/1916. He had been a fishmonger in civilian life. Wounded in action on 02/08/1916, he died in no. 5 Casualty Clearing Station, Corbie, two days later on the 4th August 1916.
MallinsonWilliam GeraldRifleman26515th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19 Church Road, Seaforth,16/05/191522He has no known grave but
is commemorated at Le Touret Memorial
William died whilst trying to cross a shell-swept portion of open country with a badly battered communication trench as cover when a shell ("Whizz Bang" ) burst in front, and he fell. A couple of soldiers stopped to dress him, but he just said, quite coolly, "Don't stop - it's too dangerous. I'm done," and then he left us. He had been to confession with Father Kelly the day before.
MasonErnestPrivate649921st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment28 Corinthian Street, Seaforth,29/09/191822Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Pas de Calais, FranceErnest was the  son of Joseph Mason and Elizabeth Spencer, Ernest enlisted at Seaforth. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He was killed in action on the 29th September 1918.
MawdsleyCecilPrivate55397th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment15 Worthing Street, Blundellsands,15/08/191619Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, FranceCecil was the son of Ellinor Mawdsley and the late James Mawdsley. He died of wounds received in action.
MayAdrian RobsonLieutenant5th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMontrose, Harbord Road, Waterloo,08/09/191619Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel, Becourt, FranceAdrian had interest in a large poultry farm of which he became a joint manager. In 1915, when the call for soldiers became insistent, he applied for a release, but this was refused. Thereupon, he sacrificed his interest in the concern, and enlisted as a private in the Liverpool Scottish. The battalion had been continually on the line, and had been through a very hard time. On the 8th September his section of trench was being heavily shelled with "crumps" and 5.9's. 'One "heavy" landed and burst right inside the trench, killing several of our men and wounding others. Lieutenant May was severely wounded, and though he lived justt half an hour he was able to give directions for the removal of his injured comrades.
McCabePeterLance Corporal26988217th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment23 Palmerston Ave Litherland,04/08/191729Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumPeter was the son  of Gustave and Alice Lawson of 17 Roman Street, Seaforth, Peter married Elizabeth Doyle at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church, Seaforth in 1915, giving his home address as 23 Palmerston Avenue, Litherland. Their son Peter Jr. was born in 1916.
McConnanJamesLieutenant11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment8 Crosby Road South, Waterloo19/09/191634Bapaume Post Military Cemetery, Albert, FranceJames was born at Newsham Park on the 30th October 1881. He was the son of Charles James McConnan and Jane Elizabeth Kerr (nee Clarke) .His cousin George McConnan also fell. A report on his death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 30th September 1916.
McDougallEdward AndrewCorporal24110618th Lancashire Hussars Battalion, and King's Liverpool Regiment26 Somerville Road, Waterloo,04/11/191824Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, SommeEdward enlisted on the 19th November, 1914, he was gassed and wounded in France in July, 1917. Report from the front said: He died from gunshot wounds received on 18/10/18 in passing through a mixed barrage of shells, gas and machine gun fire, in the capture of Le Cateau. He was evacuated as quickly as possible in a critical condition to hospital, but got rapidly worse on the 4th and passed away very quietly and peacefully at 4-55 p.m. He was qconscious, but not able to speak most of the afternoon, and only lost consciousness shortly before the end. He said then that he had no pain, but felt so very sleepy and weak.
McGinityHenry Cuthbert (Rev)CaptainArmy Chaplains' Department, 23rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical CorpThe Rookery, Waterloo Park, Waterloo, London and Ireland (probate)08/11/191836Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, ItalyA report appeared in the Crosby Herald 16/11/18. 'The death has occurred at a casualty clearing station in Italy of the Rev. Henry Cuthbert McGinity, S.J., C.F., following an attack of bronchopneumonia. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis McGinity, the Rookery, Waterloo.
McGowanRichard1st Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentBorn at Liverpool25/09/1915
McKennaJamesPrivate3078531st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers6 Norfolk Place, Seaforth,09/10/1917Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumJames was the  son of Francis McKenna and Catherine (nee Lyons), James married Elizabeth Pritchard in 1905. He was a plasterers labourer.
McKnightTPrivate32487th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment35 South Road, Waterloo,27/08/191623Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool, EnglandPrivate McKnight died of wounds recieved in action
MeerinErnestSailorMercantile Marine, SS "Mariston" (Glasgow)22 Dale Street, Seaforth11/07/191719Tower Hill Memorial, LondonErnest was the son of William Henry and Hannah Meerin. Born at Salford, he was lost when the S.S. Mariston was sunk on the 15th July 1917 with the loss of 28 lives. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives his date of death as the 11th July but 'Deaths at Sea' gives the date as the 15th July.
MidgleyThomas JacksonDeck BoyMercantile Marine, SS "California"9 Caradoc Street Seaforth,17/10/191714Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the son of Thomas and Mary Midgeley (nee Jackson), Thomas was lost when the SS California was sunk by German U-22 off Cape Villano, Spain on 18th October 1917.
MitchellCharles NapierLance Sergeant2176413th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 Caradoc Road, Seaforth21/08/191823Warry Copse Cemetery, Courcelles le Comte, FranceSergt. Charles N. Mitchell, K.L.R.,  was killed in action on August 21st. At the outbreak of war he was an employee of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. He joined the "Pals" on November 12th, 1914, and left for France in November, 1915. He had been three times wounded, and was awarded the Military Medal and bar for bravery on the field.Military Medal and Bar
MoorcroftArthur WilliamPrivate17397th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18 Palmerston Avenue, Litherland,16/05/191520Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuincy, FranceArthur was the  son of William Moorcroft and Georgina (nee Bingham), Arthur's service records have survived. They show that he enlisted at Bootle on the 15th May 1913 aged 18 years 9 months. He was a window cleaner, with Star Window Cleaning. He was 5 foot 7 inches tall with a 34 inch chest and good vision.
MooreCecil CourtenaySergeant57707B Battery, 71st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery18 Woodlands Road, Seaforth,15/07/191723Mendingham Military CemeteryCecil died in France from gas poisoning. He was a pupil at Christ Church Boys' School, Waterloo, and enlisted as a trumpeter in the Royal Field Artillery at Seaforth Barracks in 1899. Read more about CecilMilitary Medal
MoorhouseFrancis XavierPrivate3081108th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentDenmark Street , Waterloo,04/03/191721Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrancis was the son of Charles and Margaret Moorhouse (nee Langton) who, in civil life before the war, was employed by Messrs. Thorogood, Lion Brewery, Waterloo. He joined the 1/8th Irish the King's (Liverpool Regiment), and was sent to France in December 1916.
MorelandWilliamLance Corporal62005th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Adelaide Street, Seaforth,10/09/191619Buire-Sur -Lancre Communal Cemetery, FranceSon of William Stafford Moreland and Elizabeth (nee Bennett), William's service records have survived. They show that he enlisted at Bootle on the 28th October 1915, when he was 18 years and 6 months old. Moreland was nineteen years old, and had been out at the front for several months. He was killed by shell fire in France. He was formerly employed at the Alexandra dock (L. and N.W. Railway).
MorganJoseph RubenFirst MateMercantile Marine, SS "Curaca"23 Claremont Road, Seaforth,06/12/191723Fairview Lawn Cemetery, HalifaxJoseph served aboard Moraphire (1914-15), Hesperian (1915), Scythian (1915-16), Nestorian (1916-17) and Ventura de Larrinaga (1917). He was on the S.S. Nestorian when it struck Bullane Rock, Cape Clear Island, County Cork, Ireland on the 2nd January 1917 and broke in two. The ship had been carrying a cargo of cotton, steel ingots and empty shell heads from Galveston, U.S.A. bound for Liverpool. On the 4th August 1917 Joseph obtained his First Mate's Certificate.  Joseph was First Mate aboard the S.S. Curaca which was destroyed during the Halifax Explosion at Nova Scotia, Canada on the 6th December 1917. Almost 2,000 men, women and children were killed in the disaster and a further 9,000 were injured. Forty-five of the Curaca's crew, including Joseph were amongst the dead.
MorganGeorgePrivate4890612th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22 St John's Road, Waterloo,09/05/191734Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceGeorge was the son of Charles and Anna Morgan. His brother Stanley Morgan also fell.
MorganPeter FrancisFirst MateMercantile Marine, SS "Barrister"62 Egremont Street, Wallasey,19/09/191826Rake Lane Cemetery, Wallasey, EnglandPeter was the husband of Florence Hilda Morgan. He died when the SS Barrister was sunk by a German submarine off the Isle of Man on 19th September 1918. His brother Thomas Francis Morgan died at Sea.
MorganStanleyPrivate5696213th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment22 St John's Road, Waterloo,21/08/191820Vis en Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, FranceStanley was the son of Anna Morgan and the late Charles Morgan. His brother George Morgan also fell.
MorganThomas FrancisOrdinary SeamanMercantile Marine, SS Beacon Grange26 Harrowby Road, Seaforth,31/07/191715Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the son of Jane Morgan and the late Patrick Morgan. He was one of thirty-three men lost when the S.S. Beacon Light was torpedoed off the coast of Scotland on the 19th February 1918. His brother Peter Morgan also died at sea
MorrisEdwardPrivate2203616th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment58 Green Lane, Seaforth,12/09/191634Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, FranceEdward was killed in action. Before the war he worked for the Union Cold Stores. He had only been in France ten weeks, but during that time had been wounded twice.
MossWilliam HenryFiremanMMR/786Mercantile Marine Reserve, HM Yacht "Aries"80 Seaforth Road, Seaforth,31/10/191520Plymouth Naval Memorial, England .William was the son of William and Emily Moss of 80 Seaforth Road, Seaforth, William was born at Bristol.
MuirWalter HerbertPrivateS/431512nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders4 Beech Grove, Seaforth,12/03/191721Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWalter enlisted in Liverpool on the 3rd March 1915. He was 19 years of age, 5'8 tall, had a 37" chest and weighed 144 lbs. He was employed as a Steward. He enlisted in the Kings Liverpool 10th Battalion and was transferred to the Gordon Highlanders on 29/8/1916.
MulhollandLouisAble SeamanMercantile Marine, SS "Beacon Light"17 Hereford Road, Seaforth,19/02/191828Tower Hill Memorial, LondonLouis  was one of thirty three men lost when the SS Beacon was torpedoed off the coast of Scotland on 19th February 1918.
MullarkeyJosephPrivateDeal /11133(S)Royal Marine Labour Corps6 Maple Grove, Seaforth26/10/191844Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, pas De Calais, FranceJoseph was the husband of Mary Ann Mullarkey.
MurdochRonald Hamilton WilliamSecond Lieutenant21st Battalion, attached 4th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 York Avenue, Crosby,28/10/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceRonald was the son of David Hamilton Ball Murdoch and Helen Christina Murdoch. Lieut. Murdoch was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School, Great Crosby, and entered the service of the Royal Insurance Company about four years ago. He joined the 1st Battalion of the "Pals" immediately upon its formation, but was subsequently transferred to the Inns of Court O.T.C. He was gazetted in June, and went to France in September.
NealJohn PearsonSergeant1525113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Canning Street, Waterloo,31/18/191836Ecoust St Mein British Cemetery, Pas de CalaisJohn was husband to Mabel A Neal. He enlisted in the 1st City Battalion (Cotton Contingent) of The King's Liverpool Regiment.
NelsonEdward RobertsGunner83514A Battery, 68th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery12 Willoughby Road, Waterloo,23/10/191829Ramleh War Cemetery, IsraelEdward was the son of Andrew Nelson and Sarah Jane (nee Roberts)
NewellHarold JerramPrivate1791319th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Molyneux Road, Waterloo,30/07/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceHarold was the son of Alexander A and Ethel K Newell of 29 Neville Road and 16 Molyneux Road, Waterloo.
NorrisAllan ColquhounStoker First ClassSS/111654Royal Navy, HMS "Hampshire"1 Vine Grove, Seaforth05/06/1916Plymouth Naval Memorial, England .Allan was the  son of Richard and Margaret Norris, he died when HMS Hampshire sank off the Orkney Islands after striking a mine laid by a German submarine. She was sailing to Russia, as an escort to the ship carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener.
O'CallaghanPatrick JamesPrivate3089998th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Church Road, Seaforth,20/11/191720Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePatrick James O'Callaghan was the son of Patrick and Margaret O'Callaghan. he was the younger brother of John Joseph, and appears to have been killed on the first day of the Battle of Cambrai, 20/11/1917.
O'HareWilliamPrivate4167813th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment20 Maple Grove, Seaforth23/11/191726Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceWilliam was the son of Maria O'Hare and the late William O'Hare Sr.
O'ReillyMichaelPrivate32790136th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps49 Dale Street, Seaforth09/04/191828Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, BelgiumMichael was a shore steward for a steamship company in 1911. Requests for information concerning his fate appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 10th and 11th December 1918. Missing since April 9, 1918, from Armentieres front. He joined up in 1914.
OliverRichardLieutenantRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Mersey Examination Service11 Stanley Road, Waterloo,19/09/1917St. Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, England.The only child of Richard Oliver and Ann (nee Colton), Richard's father died in 1888 and his probate was £18051 (around £2m today). Richard Jr. died of Pneumonia at Stanley Road on the 19th September 1917 whilst serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He died on what within days would have been his wedding day to Miss Ethel Proctor.
OrdishRobert SamuelPrivate298828th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment72 Sweden Street, Waterloo,01/08/191721Tyne Cot Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumBorn at Waterloo in 1896, Robert was the son of William Arthur Ordish and Margaret Florence (nee Karran).
Robert had at least six siblings; aged fifteen, had also entered the family trade of painters and decorators but he was serving his apprenticeship as a plumber when the war broke out. He enlisted in the army at Seaforth. He first served with the King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 3/11441) and his medal card records that he was posted to the front on the 17th December 1915. He was later transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (service no 29882). He was killed in action in Belgium on the 1st August 1917.
OrmeAlfred LytnSecond Lieutenant18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 South Road, Waterloo,31/07/191722Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumAlfred was killed in action on July 31 in Flanders. He was in the local Territorial Battalion of the Kings before the war, and went out to France with the first detachment. He went through all the fighting, and was promoted from bugler to Lance-Corporal and then to Corporal. After the battle of the Somme he was offered a commission, and after being home for some time was gazetted to one of the city battalions of the Kings, and went back to France. Before the war broke out he was a prominent figure at the Cunard concerts for seaman, and served with the White Star Line as a bugler on the Megantic.
OrmerodFrankSergeant2655137th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentSouth View, Waterloo,20/09/191720Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumFrank was the son of Thomas and Annie Ormerod. His father was a police inspector with the Lancashire Constabulary and as a consequence the family moved home frequently. Frank enlisted in 1914, whilst still only seventeen. Read more about Frank
OwenIorwerth RolandSecond Lieutenant13th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps37 Sandy Road, Seaforth,07/05/191720Saint Catherine British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceLorwerth was the son of Dr Rowland Owen and Margaret Owen (nee Owen). His father, a physician and surgeon, married twice and Lowerth had a half brother Trevor and a sister Mona. There is a lengthy piece on him on the Merseyside Roll of Honour.
OwensWard BrinleyPrivate2557619th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentThe Post Office , Seaforth20/07/191623Dive Copse British Cemetery , Sailly-le-Sec, FranceWard was the son of William R and Olive Mary Owens of 26 Gordon Road, Seaforth, A.R.C.O. He died at Guillemont, France, on the 20th July 1916.
PackwoodWalter AllwoodPrivate8825913th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Lyra Road, Waterloo,11/10/191820Grevillers British Cemetery, pas De Calais, FranceWalter was the son of Edwin Ambler Packwood and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Cope). His brother Henry Packwood and his cousin Frederick Edwin Parr also fell. Walter died of wounds received in action on October 11th.
PackwoodHenryPrivateM2/225831Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps, Attached 158th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery12 Lyra Road, Waterloo,16/05/191822Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, Pas de Calais, France.Henry was the son of Edwin Ambler Packwood and his wife Sarah Ann (nee Cope). Driver Henry Packwood, died in hospital in France from bronchial pneumonia. He enlisted in September, 1916, and went to France one month later. Before the war he was employed as a motor driver by Messrs. J. Lyons and Co., Liverpool.
ParkesThomas FrederickAir Mechanic First Class218213th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps26 Rockland Road, Waterloo,14/03/191622Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg L'Avoue, FranceThe son of Thomas and Annie E Parkes, Thomas attended the Bootle Technical School for five years, and on leaving school served his apprenticeship as a marine engineer at Clydebank, Glasgow. When he completed his apprenticeship in November, 1914, he enlisted in the Army as an Observer in the Royal Flying Corps, and proceeded to the front in October of the following year. A letter from his commanding officer suggeststhat  they were on a reconnaissance over German lines when they were  hit by a German anti-aircraft shell. "The engine was badly damaged, so we had to fall back. Our machine was then attacked by a German aeroplane. Your son, who was my Observer, put up a splendid fight, and we held the German machine off till our machine gun went out of order. It was then he was shot in the back. We were at a height of 7500 feet. I managed to bring the machine back over our lines, but on landing found your son dead. He was buried near the spot where the machine landed."
ParryDavid ThomasSecond Lieutenant5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment1 Gordon Road, Seaforth,24/03/191731St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceDavid, joined the East Lancashire Regiment, attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and was woundedin action. He was taken to the Casualty Clearing Station, then on to the base hospital at Rouen. An operation was necessary, but unfortunately his life was not saved. Place of death noted as Number 2 Red Cross Hospital, Rouen.
PatersonJohn SuttonPrivate272510th Battalion,King's Liverpool Regiment8 Dewlands Road, Seaforth,16/06/191524Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumJohn was the son of Stephen Alexander and Annie Paterson. The news was received by his parents in a letter from another son, Private Jas. Paterson, who is also in the Liverpool Scottish, and is lying in hospital wounded. In his letter home he states his brother died like a true soldier. He himself found his body after the charge, and helped to reverently bury it behind the lines.
PearceThomas EdwardMasterMercantile Marine, SS "Barbary"29 Curzon Road, Waterloo,12/11/1917Tower Hill Memorial, LondonThomas was the husband of Susannah Pearce (nee Burke) of 29 Curzon Road, Waterloo. He was lost when his ship was torpedoed 56 miles north of Port Said . His son Walter Pearce was also killed in action.
PearceWalterPrivate37877th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment29 Curzon Road, Waterloo,24/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWalter was the son of Captain Thomas Edward and Susannah Pearce (nee Burke) Previous to joining the Army he was apprenticed to the electrical engineering at Messrs. Campbell and Isherwood's, Bootle. He joined the Army in February, 1915, and was drafted to France in January of this year. He went over the parapet with the rest of the battery bringing ammunition to the guns in action. On his way he was hit by a piece of shell and died immediately. He was buried by his comrades where he fell.
PembertonHenryPrivate1639113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment42 Mount Pleasant, Waterloo,21/08/191820Bucquoy Road, Cemetery, Ficheux, FranceHenry was the son of Joseph and Amelia Rose Pemberton. A report on his Military Medal: LOCAL WAR HONOURS WATERLOO SOLDIER WINS MILITARY MEDAL
The Military Medal has been awarded to Private Henry Pemberton, Pal's Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regt.), whose home is at 42, Mount Pleasant, Waterloo. Private Pemberton enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and has been in France over two and a half years. Before the war he was in the employ of Messrs. Williams and Watson, Victoria-street, Liverpool.
PenkethWilliamPrivate2221420th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment62 Park Street, Bootle,30/07/191618Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceWilliam was the son of John Penketh and Sarah Elizabeth (nee Hitchcock)  William Penketh enlisted with the 'Liverpool Pals' at Liverpool. His service records have not survived but his medal card records that he was posted to the front with the 'Pals' on the 7th November 1915.
PenlingtonNormanGunnerL/18464D Battery, 277th Brigade, Royal Field ArtilleryStation House, Yockleton, Shrewsbury,.20/07/191726Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumNorman was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Penlington.
PerryJohn RichardFirst Class Bedroom StewardMercantile Marine, RMS "Lusitania"21 Holly Grove, Seaforth,07/05/191531John was the son of Henry and Alice Perry and husband to Elizabeth Perry (nee Voce) of 21 Holly Grove, Seaforth. He was born at Waterloo. He was lost when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool by his widow.
PhillipsFrank Douglas45076th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment39 Mount Pleasant, Waterloo,30/06/191721St Luke Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandFrank enlisted in the Army on the 27th November 1915. He was 5ft 2 inches tall and weighed 104lbs in 1915. Frank was posted to the Western Front with his battalion on the 22nd May 1916. He was returned to the UK on the 16th August 1916 suffering from Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection). He was then diagnosed with cancer for which he was treated at Oswestry Military Hospital in February and March 1917 before being discharged from the Army on the 15th April. Although Frank is commemorated on Waterloo with Seaforth Civic Memorial he is not officially 'war dead' as he died after being discharged from the Army.
PlantBenjamin WarwickLancashire Fusiliers3599410th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers19 South Road, Waterloo,17/07/1917Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, FranceIn 1911 Benjamin was lodging with the Beamish family at 7 Drayton Street, Everton. He had become a sea faring waiter . Later that same year he married Frances Victoria Stephens at St. Andrew's E. Church, Bootle. They had one daughter, Violet, born in 1913. Previous to enlistment in 1916 he was employed by the Cunard Steamship Co. as first-class waiter and bugler.
PowellWilliam AloysiusGunner943D Battery, 275th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery2a Oakdale Road, Waterloo,27/09/191625Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, FranceReports on William's death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 1st and 8th December 1916: "In September, 1914, young Wright joined the West Lancashire Brigade of the R.F.A. After about a year's training at Canterbury, he went out to France and did some excellent work there. Another year, and he met his fate - being killed in action on September 27th last." An officer wrote to his widow: "He was a noble and gallant fellow and a grand gunner. He died a hero's death".
PrattJohnPrivate230906th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light InfantrySweden Street, Waterloo,18/08/1915Hooge Crater Cemetery , West Vlaanderen, BelgiumA report on John's death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 24th September 1915. " Official intimation has been received of the death of Private John Pratt, of the Yorkshire Light Infantry, whose wife and family reside in Sweden-street, Waterloo. He was wounded in action in France, and died very shortly after receiving his hurt. At the time he was carrying a photograph of his two children in the pocket of his tunic, and this, stained with the father's blood, has been sent home to the widow".
PrattErnest LairdGunner194200C Battery, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery21 Hyde Road, Waterloo,20/05/191820Canada Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumA report on Ernest's death appeared in the Crosby Herald on the 1st June 1918: " News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. John Pratt, 21, Hyde-road, Waterloo, of the death in action of their youngest son, Gunner Ernest Laird Pratt, aged 20 years, of the R.F.A... A letter received by Mrs. Pratt from the officer states:- "I am very sorry to have to inform you that your son, Gunner Ernest Pratt. was this morning mortally wounded, and died whilst on his way to the dressing station".
PrestonJamesGunner2517462nd Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery42 Roman Street, Seaforth14/08/191826Bootle Cemetery, Merseyside, EnglandJames enlisted in the army at Seaforth. His service records have not survived but his medal card records that he was posted to the Western Front on the 8th July 1915. He died at Ripon, Yorkshire on the 14th August 1918 and his remains were returned to his family for burial at Bootle Borough Cemetery.
PriceJames HenryPrivate694610th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Curzon Road, Waterloo,23/09/191625Guard's Cemetery, LesBoeufs, Somme, FranceJames was killed during the Battle of the Somme. His battalion was known as the Scottish Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment.
PriceFrederick HerbertPrivate6053217th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers2 Church Road, Waterloo, Liverpool31/07/191731Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumFrederick Herbert Price was the husband of May Price of 574 Newton Road, Lowton Junction, Newton-le-willows. He is remembered on Menin Gate Memorial, which bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave.               
PrudenHenryTrimmerMercantile Marine, S.S. "Palmella"89 Schubert Street, Seaforth22/08/191822Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHenry was killed on the 22nd August 1918 when the S.S. Palmella was torpedoed off the coast of Anglesey.
PughClarencePrivate1091541st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)58 Gladstone Road, Seaforth,22/18/191819Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, GermanyClarence is buried in a cemetery which was begun by the Germans in 1915 for the burial of prisoners of war who died at the local camp. During the war almost 3,000 Allied soldiers and civilians, including French, Russian and Commonwealth, were buried there.
PurvisReginald CliveRifleman18116th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 Courtenay Road, Waterloo,05/05/191519Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumReginald was a member of Waterloo Rugby Club and an old boy of Mostyn House School. The 6th Kings Liverpool were a Territorial battalion which landed in France on 25th February, 1915. He was killed during the fighting for Hill 60.
QuinlinJames FrancisAssistant StewardMercantile Marine, S.S. "Palmella"46 Elm Road, Seaforth,22/08/191817Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames was killed on the 22nd August 1918 when the S.S. Palmella was torpedoed off the coast of Anglesey.

QuinnJoseph PLance Corporal2654020th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Alexandra Road, Waterloo,30/07/1916Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceA report on Joseph's fate appeared in the Bootle Times on the 1st September 1916. killed on the 22nd August 1918: " Lance-Corporal. Joseph Quinn, of the K.L.R., has been unofficially reported as killed, but as no conclusive news has been received from anybody who was near him at the end, any information would be gratefully received by his relatives .
RainfordRichardPrivate60587th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment18 St John's Road, Waterloo.,24/09/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceA report on Richard's death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 20th December 1916: " Private Richard Rainford (19), the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rainford, 18, St. John's-road, Waterloo, has been killed in action. He joined the King's (Liverpool) Regiment on the 1st of March, 1916, and was drafted out to France in July. He was slightly wounded on the 17th August.
RedheadFredPrivate99192nd Battalion, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment24 Denmark Street, Waterloo,14/07/191524Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, FormbyFred served with one of the Kings' regular battalions. His burial in Cologne indicated that he was a prisoner of war, as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website says: "conditions in German camps varied widely and as many as 12,000 Commonwealth servicemen died in captivity. Some of these men were badly wounded when taken prisoner and died shortly after arriving in Germany".
ReedWilliam HillPrivate30003218th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment2 Lytton Grove, Seaforth,21/09/191724Torreken Farm, Cemetery No. 1, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam enlisted at Liverpool on 1st November 1915 in the Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry, service number 1874, and was killed in Action on 21st September 1917." He had been eighteen months in France, and at the time of his death was expected home on leave." - Bootle Times, 9th November 1917
RixRobert JohnSergeant122991st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Denmark Street, Waterloo,22/01/191637Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceRobert served as "William Foster" and was killed in action in France, serving with one of the Kings Liverpool regular battalions. (1st)
His widow remarried on the 15th August 1916 to James Oldham at Our Lady & St. Nicholas E. Church, Liverpool.
RobertsNorman FrankPrivate1633618th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment19, St. John's Place, Waterloo,01/07/191621Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceNorman's service records have survived. They show that he enlisted at Liverpool with the 'Liverpool Pals' on the 2nd September 1914, aged 19 years 32 days.
He was posted to the front with the 'Pals' on the 7th November 1915. Norman was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, reportedly by a machine gun bullet, according to The Evening Express. He was one of nearly 20,000 British soldiers who died that day.
RobertsClement Alfred LionelGunner944033D Battery, 210th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery60 Cambridge Road, Seaforth,10/11/191722Coxyde Military Cemetery, West Vlaander, BelgiumClement was wounded in action on the 11th November, and died in hospital the following day. His mother received two letters from her son's captain. The first described his wounds: "I am very sorry to have to write and tell you that your son was badly wounded yesterday. He was hit in both arms (one very badly) and both legs. He was not hit in any vital part. His pluck was marvellous to see. He must have been in considerable pain, and he was laughing and joking the whole time we bandaged him up and got him safely away to hospital". The second letter informed her of his death.
RobertsArthurCaptain15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles)Claremont House, Seaforth,15/09/191626Cerisy-Gailly French National Cemetery, Somme, FranceArthur was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme. He is one of 393 Commonwealth soldiers buried in CERISY-GAILLY FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY.
RobertsSydneyPrivate17187th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment5 Lime Grove, Seaforth,16/05/191522Le Touret Memorial, FranceA report on Sydney's death appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 11th June 1915: " Information has been received of the death in France, of Private Syd. Roberts, 7th Battalion King's (Liverpool) Regiment, only son of H.F. and Ada Roberts,5, Lime-grove, Seaforth, in his 22nd year. In a letter, his sergeant writes:- "I had been down the lines, and when I returned they met me with the news of the death of Syd. It has come to my knowledge that your son was promoted to lance-corporal the day before his death, and there was no-one deserved it better."
RobertsVincent HamerPrivate17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment1 Siddons Street, Litherland23/04/1917Cherisy Road east Cemetery, Heninel, Pas De Calais, FranceVincent enlisted at Liverpool and was killed in action on 23rd April 1917, during the Arras Offensive of 9th April to 16th May, 1917. He is one of 82 dead from the Great War in CHERISY ROAD EAST CEMETERY, HENINEL.
RobertsWilliam StanleyPrivate2223620th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Wesley Street, Waterloo,30/07/1916Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, FranceWilliam served in the 20th (Service) Battalion (4th City), one of Liverpool Pals Battalions. It was formed in Liverpool on 16 October 1914 by Lord Derby, in the old watch factory at Prescot. Guillemont Road Cemetery now contains 2,263 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War, of which William is one.
RobertshawJohnPrivate2673857th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment/Royal Engineers8 Bedford Place, Seaforth,23/07/191719Hop Store Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium"John was liked by all who knew him, on account of his kind manner and cheerfulness. A pupil of Star of the Sea School, Seaforth, he joined three days after attaining the age of 18, and went to the front on Christmas Day." - Crosby Herald 17th August 1917
RobinsonMatthewScullionMercantile Marine, S.S. "Ausonia"4 Arthur Street, Seaforth30/05/191817St Peter & Paul's R.C. Graveyard, Crosby, EnglandMatthew was serving aboard the S.S. Ausonia when she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by gunfire by U55, 620 miles W by S from Fastnet on 30 May 1918 with 44 lives lost. Matthew suffered two broken legs in the attack. " In this pitiable condition he must have suffered acutely though everything possible was done to render him comfortable. Eventually after eight days and nine nights rough experience in an open boat at sea the party landed at Ireland. Young Robinson was speedily placed in hospital at Castleton where he died soon after. His remains were brought home and the interment at S.S. Peter and Paul, Crosby was attended by many friends and sympathisers" Bootle Times, 21/06/1918. This had been Matthew's first sea voyage.
RonnanGeorgeAssistant ButcherMercantile Marine, R.M.S. "Lusitania"62 Cambridge Road, Seaforth,07/05/191516Cobh Old Church Cemetery, County Cork, IrelandGeorge was one of many Merseyside seamen lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. He is one of 193 Lusitania dead buried in Cobh Old Church Cemetery.
RossHaroldSecond Lieutenant5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers31 Sandringham Road, Waterloo,08/04/191837Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceHarold died on the 8th April 1918. Conflicting reports as to his fate reached his family, but he was reported as being taken prisoner in the Crosby Herald on the 18th May 1918. Soldiers Died in the Great War records that he died of wounds, in German hands.
RourkeMichaelEngineman1336ESRoyal Naval Volunteer Force, HM Drifter "Silver Queen"4 Mount Street, Waterloo,15/02/1918Chatham Naval Memorial, England,Michael was born at Bootle on the 25th June 1885, the son of Patrick and Mary Rourke. He was lost on the 15th February 1918 whilst serving aboard HM Drifter Silver Queen as one of the Dover patrol vessels.
RowsonEdwardPrivate205052nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers5 Lily Road, Litherland,02/07/191619Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceEdward enlisted at Seaforth on 11th November, 1915. On enlistment his service records state that Edward was 19 years and 23 days old, was 5 foot 7 inches tall and had a 35 inch chest. On July 28, 1916, The Bootle Times reported: " Private Edward Rowson, R.S.F., killed in action. He was under 20... Before joining the Army he was a stoker of H.M. cruisers. His brother is a prisoner of War in Turkey".
RyderClement LlewellynPrivate1578917th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment39 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,12/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceClement enlisted in the Liverpool Pals at Liverpool on the 2nd September 1914 aged 20 years 100 days. He was posted overseas with his battalion on the 7th November 1915. He was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on the 12th July 1916.
SandersFrederick EgertonLieutenant18th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment39 College Road, Great Crosby,10/10/191821Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, FranceThe Bootle Times on the 15th November 1918 said: " Lieut. Frederick Egerton Sanders, M.C., The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 21 years of age. was killed in action by a bursting shell on October 10, at the taking of Le Cateau, while leading the company of which he was in command...He was gazetted second-lieutenant in October, and was drafted out to France in December, 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in action in April, 1918.
SankeyJohn HenryPrivate906997th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Lorne Road, Waterloo,14/12/1917Kirkdale Cemetery Liverpool, England
SavageEdmund DouglasSergeant22706th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment12 Handfield Road, Waterloo,24/09/191629Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThe Bootle Times of 13/10/1916 wrote:" Widespread regret has been caused by the news that Sergeant Edmund Douglas Savage, King's Liverpool Regiment, was instantaneously killed on September 25th by a shot fired by a German sniper. At the time he fell, Sergeant Savage was "gallantly leading his men to the attack."...on the outbreak of war, he re-joined the Territorials, from which a short time before he had retired through pressure of business.
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SharpPhilip ArchibaldStewardMercantile Marine, R.M.S. Lusitania5 Glendower Road, Waterloo,07/05/191515Tower Hill Memorial, LondonPhilip was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland. He was one of nearly more than 400 members of the crew perished, 90% of whom were born or resident on Merseyside.
ShawAllanAble SeamanMZ/154Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
75 Rawson Road, Seaforth,05/09/191826Bac-du-Sud British cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, FranceAllan enlisted on the 15th September 1914. He was drafted for the British Expeditionary Force on the 29th April 1917, joining the Hawke Battalion on the 8th July 1917. He was gassed on the 12th March 1918 and invalided to the United Kingdom on the 29th March 1918. He re-joined the Hawke Battalion in France on the 30th August 1918 and less than a week letter he died of gunshot wounds to the head at noon on the 5th September 1918 at the 46th Casualty Clearing Station, Bailleulval.
ShawJohn ErnestRifleman2025755th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment27 Lime Grove, Seaforth,20/09/191730Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumAround the eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery near the town of Ieper in Belgium stands the Tyne Cot Memorial. It bears the names of some 35,000 men of the British and New Zealand forces who have no known grave, nearly all of whom died between August 1917 and November 1918. John Shaw is one of those men.
SimpsonArthurPrivate2253313th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment53 Argo Road, Waterloo,31/08/191826H.A.C Cemetery, Ecoust-St-Mein, FranceArthur was awarded the Military Medal. He is one of 830 identified corpses buried in H.A.C. Cemetery.
SingletonRobertPrivate328021st/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment26 Roman Street, Seaforth31/07/1917Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumRobert enlisted in the army at Seaforth and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. His service records have not survived. He served with both the 4th and 10th battalions of The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
SmartArchibald TyrerCorporal5614817th Stationary Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps16 Winstanley Road, Waterloo,28/10/191520Helles Memorial, TurkeyArchibald's service records have not survived but his medal card records that he arrived in the Dardanelles on the 25th August 1915. He was drowned when the H.M.S. Hythe sank after colliding with another troop carrier, the H.M.S. Sarnia, off Cape Helles on the 28th October 1915 with the loss of 155 lives.
SmithWilliamLance Sergeant6659999th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps20 Great George's Road, Waterloo,01/11/191745Kandahar Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWilliam was the holder of the Military Medal and the Distinguished Conduct Medal. He is buried in Belgium, along with 439 Great War dead in the Kandahar Farm Cemetery.
SmithValentine SmithPrivate539521st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers71 Norway Street, Waterloo12/02/191731Puchevilliers British Cemetery, Somme, France
SmithMagnus RowlandLance Sergeant287510th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment/8 Curzon Road,11/11/192326Magnus was a pre-War Territorial. He joined the 10th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 2875) on the 7th April 1914. He was still living at 8 Curzon Road and was an engineer with Harland & Wolff. He was mobilised on the outbreak of war and was later transferred to the 14th battalion South Lancashire Regiment (service no 265180). It appears he did not serve overseas. He had reached the rank of Corporal - and acting Lance Sergeant - when he was transferred to the Army Reserve on the 15th March 1918 in order to assist with vital shipbuilding with Harland & Wolff at Bootle. He was demobilised on the 1st February 1919 and died at Liverpool Royal Infirmary on the 11th November 1923.
SmithCharles NormanFiremanMercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.S. "Duke of Albany"27 Armstrong Street, Bootle24/08/191623Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandCharles was one of two brothers who lost their lives on H.M.S. Duke of Albany. Both were married. Charles left a widow and three children.
SmithEdward BradfieldGreaserMercantile Marine Reserve, H.M.S. "Duke of Albany"293 Litherland Road, Bootle,24/08/191632Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Orkney, ScotlandHMS Duke of Albany started out as a ferry running between Fleetwood and Belfast, but in the First World War she was commandeered by the Royal Navy, renamed HMS Duke of Albany, and stationed around the Orkney Islands. In 1916, she was attacked, sank, and the twenty-four sailors on board, including Edward and his brother Charles, lost their lives.
SmithsonWalterCompany Sergeant Major2654977th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1a Birchdale Road, Waterloo,20/09/191727Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumWalter was a dyer at the time of the 1911 census. He enlisted in the army at Bootle by which time he was living at Waterloo. His service records have not survived but his medal card records that he was posted to the front with his battalion on the 7th March 1915. He fell during the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele.
SpeddingWilliam JosephThird EngineerMercantile Marine, S.S. "Aurania"33 Bedford Place, Seaforth,04/02/191833Tower Hill Memorial, LondonWilliam's ship the S.S. Aurania was sunk on the 5th February 1918 "under tow after torpedo from UB-67 hit port side of engine room. . . Driven ashore by gale at Caliach Point, Isle of Mull."  Eight of the crew were killed.
SpencerWilliam JamesPrivate2653727th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Wesley Street, Waterloo,06/02/191721Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceWilliam was a confectioners shop boy in 1911, but appears to have been working for Johnson Brothers Dyeworks before enlisting. He is one of 11,517 British soldiers of both world wars buried in the Etaples Cemetery.
SpittlehouseHenry BirkettPrivate5235013th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Lathom Road, Bootle,06/05/191723Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, FranceHenry was killed in action diring th Battle of Arras
SprattHarold FrancisRifleman27156th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. attached. 2nd/4th Battalion,
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
19 Picton Road, Waterloo,19/07/191618Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, FranceHarold was killed during the attack on Aubers Ridge - the Battle of Fromelles, during which British and Australian troops attempted to storm a well-prepared German defensive position. The Battle of Fromelles ended on the morning of 20 July as the few remaining Commonwealth troops returned to their trenches. In the first few hours of the attack, over 1,500 men of the 61st Division had been killed or wounded.
SpringJohnMasterMercantile Marine, S.S. "Rhineland"64 Brooke Road, Blundellsands,11/11/191552Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJohn died when the S.S. Rhineland was sunk by a mine on the 11th November 1915. Read more about John
StarkRobert LucasSecond Bed StewardMercantile Marine, R.M.S. "Lusitania"38 Cecil Road, Seaforth,07/05/191555Tower Hill Memorial, LondonRobert was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915. He was one of about 400 crew who died.
StewartJohn NelsonSecond Lieutenant5th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Alexandra Road, Waterloo,09/04/191721Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceBootle Times 20th April 1917: " Amongst the local officers officially reported missing is Sec.-Lt. J. Nelson Stewart, K.L.R., elder son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Stewart, of Alexandra-road, Waterloo.". John rests in the company of 74 other Great War dead.
StewartNorman EmingtonBoy Mechanic330522Halton Camp, Royal Air Force5 Waterloo Road, Waterloo,15/05/191916St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandNorman was stationed RAF Halton as a boy mechanic. Halton camp trained  technical staff , who serviced the aeroplanes.As the war claimed more casualties, the recruitment pool was widened , Halton started taking on boys aged 15 and 16 It was the start of what became the Aircraft Apprentice Scheme at Halton.

StewartThomasPrivate42233929th Battalion, Canadian Infantry14 Kinross Road, Waterloo,19/04/191622Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumThomas' attestation papers  state that he was 5ft10, 35 inch chest, fair complexion, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is remembered on Menin Gate Memorial, which bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave.
StewartCharles WallaceGunner410722nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery14 Kinross Road, Waterloo,26/04/191518Ypres Town Cemetery Extension Ypres, BelgiumA clerk in civilian life, Charles joined the colours in the autumn of 1914.
SturrockDavid DuffCorporal18451st/9th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders123 Liverpool Road, Great Crosby,10/05/191520Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumDavid  joined the 9th Territorial Battalion. of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 13 April, 1913; volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war; went to France, 19 Feb. 1915. He was wounded 18 March, 1915, but returned to duty 9 May, and was killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Ypres, on the 10th; unm. Buried near Ypres.
SumnerGeoffreySecond LieutenantRoyal Air ForceCapenhurst, Crosby Road North, Waterloo,11/05/191822St Helen's Churchyard, Sefton Village, Merseyside, England"Lieutenant Geoffrey Sumner, son of Dr. B. Sumner, Chairman of the Waterloo-with-Seaforth Urban District Council, who, after joining the forces as a private in the Royal Field Artillery gained his commission and became a member of the Royal Air Force, only to be invalided home on account of ill-health, died on Saturday evening in his twenty-second year.
SweeneyDaniel AloysiusPrivate20441022nd Company, Labour Corps8 Lime Grove, Seaforth,08/09/191726Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumThe 4th, 47th and 61st Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Dozinghem and the military cemetery was used by them until early in 1918. There are now 3,174 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery, one of whom is Daniel, and 65 German war graves from this period. The Labour Corps was manned by officers and other ranks who had been medically rated below the “A1” condition needed for front line service.
SwiftRobertPrivate20286519th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment9 Brunswick Parade, Waterloo,05/08/191731Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium"Official information has been received by Mrs. Swift,, of the death of her husband, Private Robert Swift, from wounds received in action on 30th July. He was in his 32nd years, and previous to joining the King's (Liverpool Regiment), on the 1st of March last, had been in the service of the Cunard Co. for 16 years. He had not escaped the menace of the "U" boats, having been a member of the crew of one of H.M. transports torpedoed in the Mediterranean.
SwiftThomas JamesLance Corporal2653547th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Jubilee Road, Litherland,11/04/191819Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert, FranceThomas was killed the day after the commencement of the German offensive on the Western Front. The Post Office Rifles served with distinction in the Great War. They arrived in France on 18 March 1915. By the end of the war, 1,800 men from the Post Office Rifles would be dead, including Thomas, and 4,500 more would be wounded.
TabronThomasPrivate1661718th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment20 Green Lane, Seaforth,08/07/191621Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, FranceThomas and his brother Arthur both enlisted in the Liverpool 'Pals' - 18th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment - at Liverpool. Thomas Tabron, was killed in action on the 8th July 1916. The third Tabron brother, Nathan, served with the Tank Corps (service no 111754) but survived the war.
TabronArthurLance Corporal14334817th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps20 Green Lane, Seaforth,26/04/191822Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, FranceArthur and his brother Thomas both enlisted in the Liverpool 'Pals' - 18th battalion King's Liverpool Regiment - at Liverpool. Arthur's service number was 16847. Arthur's service number was 16847. His service records have not survived but his medal card records that he was posted to the Western Front with the Pals on the 7th November 1915. Arthur had been transferred to the Machine Gun Corps by the time he was killed in action in France.
TaylorEdward StaveleySecond Lieutenant7th Battalion, King's Liverpool RegimentMarldon Avenue, Crosby,19/08/191620Corbie Communal Cemetery, France Extension, FranceEdward joined the Territorial Force in 1913, and went out to France with his regiment in February, 1915, and obtained his commission about six months later. Before the war he was with the firm of Edmunds, Taylor, and Co., timber merchants, Liverpool.
TaylorGeraldPrivateTR/4/1814859th Battalion, Training Reserve31 Caradoc Road, Seaforth,23/07/191718St. Peter and Paul RC Graveyard, Great Crosby, EnglandGerald served in the 59th Battalion of the Training Reserve. With the introduction of conscription, the regimental system simply could not cope with numbers. A new structure was put into place: the Training Reserve. Men who were posted to the TR battalions were not allocated to any particular regiment when the time came for them to be posted.
TeagueThomas EveryCorporal16386th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16 Alexandra Road, Waterloo,05/05/191526Thomas' service records have survived. They show that he was 5ft 9 inches tall and weighed 10 stone 10 lbs. He had previously served as a Territorial for four years with the 6th (Rifles) battalion King's Liverpool Regiment. He signed the agreement to serve overseas on 19/10/1914. Thomas arrived on the Western Front on the 24th February 1915, the day before his brother Basil Every Teague received a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Basil died on the 28th and Thomas was able to attend his funeral.
Thomas was promoted to Acting Corporal on the 26th February and was killed in action at Ypres less than three months later.
TeagueBasil EveryPrivate300910th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment16, Alexandra Road, Waterloo,28/02/191524The Teague brothers both enlisted in the King's Liverpool Regiment on the outbreak of war. Basil joined the 10th (Scottish) battalion on the 5th August 1914 and Thomas joined the 6th (Rifles) battalion on the 4th August 1914. He signed the agreement to serve overseas at Tunbridge Wells on the 23rd October 1914 and was posted overseas with his battalion on the 1st November. He was treated for Jaundice at no 7 Field Ambulance from the 9th to 14th February 1915.
He was shot in the head on the 25th February 1915 and died of his wounds three days later at no 7 Field Ambulance.
ThompsonEdwardCorporal2671227th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Langton Road, Litherland,04/08/191832Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de CalaisA former crane driver, Edward rests with 700 Great war dead in a cemetery used by the 55th (West Lancashire) Division.
TibbellsHenry MarquisPilot First ClassPilotage Authority, Number 1 Pilot Boat, "Alfred H. Read" (Liverpool)
Lighthouse and Pilotage Authorities
59 South Road, Waterloo,28/12/1917Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHenry Marquis Tibbles was one of thirty-eight men lost when the Liverpool Pilot Service Vessel Alfred H. Read was struck by a mine in the River Mersey on the 28th December 1917.
ToddHarrySecond Lieutenant24th Company, Machine Gun Corps17 Rawson Rd., Seaforth,29/10/191827Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, FranceLiverpool's Scroll of Fame says: "The Case of Second-Lieutenant Harry Todd is a peculiarly sad one. He joined up in August, 1914, saw much hard fighting right through the long war, and then on the 29th October, 1918, a few days before the Armistice, succumbed to pneumonia at the 20th General Hospital, and was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.
TurnbullJohn PercyPrivateM/33822116th Auxiliary Bus Company. Mechanical Transport,
Army Service Corps
29 Handfield Road, Waterloo,09/11/191828St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, FranceJohn was a baker's van driver in 1911 and he was still a motor driver when he married Sarah Alice (nee Atherton) at Our Lady & St. Nicholas' E. Church, Liverpool in 1915. Their son, John Percy, was born in 1916.
TurnerRichardPrivate2163719th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Holly Grove Seaforth,07/12/191620West Derby Cemetery, Liverpool, England Private Richard Turner, K.L.R., second son of Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Turner, of 25, Holly-grove, Seaforth, died of wounds at Woolwich Royal Hospital, and was buried with military honours at West Derby Cemetery on Tuesday. He was an old boy of Merchant Taylors.
UnsworthCharles WilliamSergeant3555th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment4 Ferndale Road, Waterloo,16/05/191534Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, FranceAs a Sergeant with the pre-War territorials, Charles was mustered with the rest of his battalion on the outbreak of war. They arrived on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force on the 21st February 1915. Charles was killed in action at Richebourg Avoue just three months later. His Sergeant-major wrote to his father; ".  ... You have the satisfaction, if it can be so called, in the midst of your grief, of knowing he did his duty as a soldier and an Englishman, .... Charlie was hit by a shell in the first-line trench during an attack, and I am sure you will be glad to know he suffered no pain, death being instantaneous. He was buried with an officer, a sergeant, and four other members of the company behind the line
WakefieldThomas ButlerSecond Lieutenant2nd/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment Prince of Wales's Own14 Oakdale Road, Waterloo,08/09/191729Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, Pas de CalaisA member of Waterloo Rugby Club and an active Christian, Thomas is one of 401 British and Empire dead in FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais.
WakefieldLeonard JohnSecond Lieutenant8th Battalion, London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)14 Oakdale Road, Waterloo,16/06/1917Arras Memorial, FranceLike his brother, Thomas, Leonard was a Waterloo Rugby Club member and churchman. His name is one of 34,835 on the Arras Memorial.
WakefordHaroldSecond Lieutenant10th Battalion, attached 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment5 Galloway Road, Waterloo,04/04/191621Basra Memorial, IraqHarold joined the army from the Civil Service at the beginning of the war. He went to Gallipoli and took part in the closing scenes of the tragic adventure. From there, after a short period in Egypt, he went to Mesopotamia, and was killed in action on the Tigris on April 4th or 5th, no doubt in the assault on and capture of the El Hannah position from the Turks, though no details are as yet known" - Crosby Herald - 21st April 1916
WakefordCharlesAssistant Paymaster Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. "Champagne"5 Galloway Road, Waterloo,09/10/191728Plymouth Naval Memorial, EnglandCharles was lost on the 9th October 1917 when the H.M.S. Champagne was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine U-96 when 8 miles SW of the Calf of Man, with the loss of 58 lives. Charles, before he lost his life had passed through several adventures, including a thrilling experience when the Empress of Ireland was sunk in May, 1914. He was an official on the ship and his father was a passenger. It was to his courage and coolness that his father, a well-known military officer, and two other persons directly owed their lives. His brother, Harold Wakeford was killed in Iraq (Mesopotamia) in April 1916.
WalkerJohnPrivate188688th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment13 Willow Grove, Seaforth15/07/191633Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceJohn was killed in action during the early stages of the Battle of the Somme. He left a wife and six children.
WalshThomasCompany Sergeant Major2403891st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers8 Seaforth Vale, Seaforth,14/04/191828Ploegsteert Memorial, BelgiumThomas fell resisting the last German offensive on the Western Front. The Crosby Herald, said 25th March 1918: " News has been received that Company-Sergeant.-Major Thomas Walsh, Lancashire Fusiliers, late of Rochdale, whose wife resides at 8, Seaforth-cable, Seaforth, has been killed in action. Sergeant.-Major Walsh, who was 28 years of age, has been connected with the Liverpool Territorials since their formation, and he has served with them in Gallipoli, Egypt, and France."
WaltersCharlesLance Corporal37567th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment54 Norway Street, Waterloo25/09/191638Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France"LEAVES WIFE AND SEVEN CHILDREN. - Lance.-corporal. Charles Walters, King's Liverpool, has been killed in action. Before joining the Army he worked for 21 years with the Liverpool Grain Storage. He leaves a widow and seven children." - Liverpool Echo 16th November 1916
WarrenWilliamLeading TelegraphistJ/10495Royal Navy, H.M.S. "Natal"1a Ewart Road, Seaforth,30/12/191521Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandWilliam had been serving aboard H.M.S. Natal for a year when she was lost to an internal explosion whilst at anchor in the Cromarty Firth. He was one of 421 crew and civilian visitors, including women and children, who were killed.
WaterhouseArchie BryantRifleman14946th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment8 Sandown Road, Seaforth,28/04/191517Perth Cemetery, China wall, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumArchie's service records have survived. They show he joined the 6th (Rifles) Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment as a territorial in December 1914 aged 17 years and 1 month. He was 5ft 8 inches tall and weighed 9st 2lbs. His vision was classified as "good with glasses". He was killed in action at Ypres after sixty-four days at the front.
WatsonArthur PatonSecond Lieutenant21st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment17 Alexandra Road, Waterloo,13/10/191626Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France2nd Lieutenant Watson's death occurred in one of the later battles on the Somme. Two lines of German trenches had to be attacked by his Company, of which he had been given command only a few days before, and in which he had an exceptional pride. Shortly after our troops had emerged into the open they were met by a very heavy machine-gun fire, and one of the bullets wounded the leader in the abdomen severely. Notwithstanding the gravity of his injury, Watson refused to be carried back, and himself walked back to the aid-post. Such were his spirits that he strove to cheer his fellows in adversity, and some hopes were entertained that, with his unconquerable optimism and strong constitution, he would recover in hospital. But it was soon found that he was beyond help. Everything was done for him that expert surgery and devoted nursing could do, but he grew gradually weaker, and the same evening he passed peacefully away - Liverpool's Scroll of Fame.
WebsterThomas WilliamPrivate2674367th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment37 Rockland Road, Waterloo,11/06/191722Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, FranceThomas is one of 2,132 Commonwealth soldiers of the First World War buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES.
WebsterGeorge Alexander MalcolmSecond LieutenantSouth Lancashire Regiment and Royal Flying CorpsBeach Mount, Cambridge Road, Waterloo,28/02/191820Brie British Cemetery, Somme, France" News has been received than an "old boy" of Oakes' Institute and Bootle Secondary School, Lieut. G.A. Malcolm Webster, R.F.C., was killed in action in France on February 28th... He has been wounded twice in France, and had just returned to his duties after obtaining his double wings in the Royal flying Corps. He joined the Army at the outbreak of war, and was a very promising young officer. " - Bootle Times 8th March 1918
WelbourneHadynLance Corporal368074th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment25 Sandown Road, Seaforth,25/09/191723New Irish Farm Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
WestacottSidneyGunner121095th (Lancashire and Cheshire) Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery39 Lily Road, Litherland, L21 6NX10/11/191636Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, FranceSidney enlisted at Liverpool. His service records have not survived and his medal card suggests that he was posted to the front after January 1916. He died of wounds on the 10th November 1916.
WestonOswald PeterPrivate6405352 Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)1 Chestnut Road, Seaforth27/12/1917Orival Wood cemetery, Fesquieres, FranceOswald fell during the Battle of Cambrai. He is one of nearly 300 Great War casualties buried in Orival Wood cemetery. As sections the Machine Gun Corps were involved in the development of tank warfare, Oswald may well have been part of a tank's crew.
WhiteheadWilliam FrederickPrivate1749619th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment3 Hougoumont Avenue, Waterloo, L22 0LL04/02/191620Corbie Communal Cemetery, FranceGeorge proceeded to the front with the Liverpool Pals on the 7th November 1915 and on the 23rd January 1916 he suffered serious gunshot wounds. He was admitted to No 21 Casualty Clearing Station at Corbie, the fibula and tibia of both legs having been fractured. His father was informed by the War Office that William had been wounded but by the time he wrote to the army authorities on the 7th February to enquire how serious his son's condition was Robert had been dead for three days. He had succumbed to his wounds on the 4th February and was buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery.
WilcockEdward CharlesPrivate2670437th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment36 Sweden Street, Waterloo, L22 9RD20/09/191730Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, BelgiumEdward had been 18 months in France, and was recently home on leave. He returned to France on the 13th of September, and had been missing since the 20th of that month. Before enlisting he was employed at the Nag's Head Hotel, Thornton.
WilliamsFrederick CharlesPrivate1722918th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment1 Lathom Grove, Seaforth, L21 1EB01/07/191622Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceFrederick fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme - the bloodiest day in British military history. He was one of 19,240 British troops killed that day.
WilliamsHenry Warburton WFlight Cadet1107602nd Flying School, Royal Air Force17/08/191818St Luke's Churchyard, Great Crosby, EnglandHenry was buried in the family grave at St. Luke's E. graveyard, Crosby.
WilsonHenryGunner13865421 Royton Road, Waterloo, L22 4RB03/05/191822Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, FranceHenry is one of 441 Commonwealth burials of the First World War buried at Ebblinghem Military Cemetery. The cemetery was begun by the 2nd and 15th Casualty Clearing Stations, who came to Ebblinghem in April 1918 at the beginning of the German offensive. They used the cemetery until July.
WilsonJamesFirst EngineerMercantile Marine, S.S. Hare (Liverpool)36 Church Road, Seaforth, L21 4LN14/12/191758Tower Hill Memorial, LondonJames died when the S.S. Hare was sunk by German submarine u-62 off the coast of Dublin on the 14th December 1917. He was one of 12 people lost.
WoodEdward WebsterPrivate95901st Battalion, Scots Guards32 Chapel Street, Waterloo.11/11/191434Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, BelgiumEdward first enlisted in the 3rd Battalion Scots Guards in October 1900 aged 20. He served in the South African Campaign with the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards and the No 1 Mounted Infantry Company. He received the Queen's South African Medal with clasps in 1901, 1902 and the Cape Colony Medal. He was discharged on payment of £10 on the 29th October 1902. Prior to enlisting as a regular soldier, he worked for Thorougoods Brewery, Waterloo. On the outbreak of the Great War, Edward re-enlisted in the Scots Guards at Seaforth, Liverpool, and was amongst the first to go off to serve in France and Flanders. He was killed in the first battle of Ypres on 11th November 1914. His brothers, Stanley and William, also fell.
WoodJamesStoker First ClassSS/115800Royal Navy H.M.S. "Hampshire"19 Denmark Street, Waterloo,05/06/191620Portsmouth Naval Memorial, EnglandJames died when H.M.S. Hampshire sank off the Orkney Islands after striking a mine laid by a German submarine. She was sailing to Russia, carrying the Secretary of State for War, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener.
WorthThomasPrivate4884012th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment7 York Street, Waterloo,30/11/191727Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, FranceThomas was reported missing on 30/11/1917. He was killed during the Battle of Cambrai, which began on the 20th November, and is chiefly remembered as the first battle in which tanks were used en masse. His name can be found among those of about 7000 British and South African soldiers who have no known grave.
WrightHarold JosephSteward's BoyMercantile Marine, R.M.S. Lusitania2 Ashlar Road, Waterloo,07/05/191514Tower Hill Memorial, LondonHarold was lost when the R.M.S. Lusitania was sunk by torpedo off Kinsale, Ireland on the 7th May 1915.94 children died on the Lusitania. Harold, despite his youth, is not included in that total. At the time, he would have been considered a man, and thus listed as one of the crew who were lost.
YuleWilliamSergeant2525113th Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment131 Bedford Street South, Liverpool,02/05/191730Arras Memorial, FranceWilliam died during the Arras offensive of 9th April to 16th May, 1917. By the end of the offensive, he was one of 300, 000 casualties, British and German.
ZachariasFrancis HerbertSecond Lieutenant3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers14 Victoria Road, Waterloo,25/09/191630Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FranceThis extract from Liverpool's Scroll of Fame says of Francis: "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 ever his guiding qualities. Read more about Francis