Christ Church C.of E. School, Bootle

 

WWI Memorials  

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Memorial  
   
   
Names on Memorial  
   
The creation of the Memorial  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Bootle schools
Names on Memorial
BIOGRAPHY RANK FORENAME SURNAME REGIMENT MEDAL OTHER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamALDCROFT
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  StephenASHCROFT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AlanBARKWAY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PeterBEIGIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ArthurBETTENS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EdwardBRENNAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  LeonardBROWNLIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamBURNS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FinlayCAMPBELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SamCARRAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SidneyCARRUTHERS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AlfredCOCKAYNE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GeorgeCOCKAYNE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  DouglasCRABB
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ThomasCUNLIFFE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnCURRIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnDAVIES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnDAWSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GordonDEMPSEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  John HenryDOODSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EllisEVANS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamEVANS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilfredFAIRHURST
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnFILKIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JamesGAVIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  John WGILL DCM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  DavidGILLIES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamGRAY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ErnestGREENISH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ThomasGRIFFITHS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RoyGRUNDY

Two possible men
or
  WilliamGRUNDY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamGUNNERY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilfredGUPPY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EdwardHIGGINS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ElliottHILLYER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamHOLLAND
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JamesHUNTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnJAMESON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RalphJEFFERSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RobertJESSOP
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  John AJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  John R CJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GeorgeLAMB
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Masonic Great War Project

  HenryLARGE Teacher
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JamesLEA
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamLEYTHAM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  Edward JLIGHTFOOT
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  DavidLOCKLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ThomasLYTHGOE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  DuncanMALCOLM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FrankMCCOY
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  HughMCQUAKER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FrankMEAKIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  StanleyMEAKIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HaroldMILLER MM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JamesMOORE
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  JohnMORGAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamMORRISON
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

  DavidMORROW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ArthurMUSKER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FrankNARRACOTT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamNORGATE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EricPARSELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JosephPEAT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PercyPEAT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamPENKETH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EdwardPIERCE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HenryPILSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AbrahamPOSTLETHWAITE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnPOTTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamPRINCE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JohnRAWLING
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  William HillREED
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ThomasREID
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilliamRIMMER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EdwardROBERTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GeorgeRUSHTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WilfredRUSHTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ClementRYDER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  MatthewSHARP
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RichardSHARP
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  AlfredSINGLETON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JamesSTINSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  MarkTARN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EdwardTAYLOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HarryTHOMAS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  MalcolmWEBSTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HubertWILLIAMS
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
WAR MEMORIAL.
ADDRESS BY THE BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL
BOOTLE SCHOOL'S FINE RECORD.
     A crowded gathering of friends witnessed the unveiling by the Mayoress at Christ Church School, Bootle, on Thursday night, of a memorial to Old Boys who fell in the War. The Memorial is in tablet form, comprising five panels of green marble, on which the heroes' names are inscribed, framed in alabaster, the ornamentation being of exquisite classic design.
     Proceedings opened with the singing of "O God our Help in ages past." After this the Vicar (Rev. W.S. Mather, M.A.), who presided, called upon Mr. A.E. Scott, the highly-esteemed headmaster. That gentleman, he remarked, had been 26 years on their school staff - 21 as headmaster, and nearly all the Old Boys mentioned on the Roll of Honour had passed through his hands.
     Mr. Scott said that school had carried on its work 54 years, and meetings of all kinds had been held within its walls. But their assembly that evening - a meeting to honour their glorious dead - was unique. To the relatives of those brave lads they offered their heartfelt sympathy, and their own feelings were expressed in the quotation below the names: "Your lives for honour and for England given the School will not forget." About four out of 88 old boys whose names were on the tablets attended school before his time, the others had gone through his hands, 20 at least being volunteers from their Church Lads Brigade. One name in the list was that of a teacher - Henry Large - who stood for 20 years as his (Mr. Scott's) right hand man. Large was a true teacher, a real sportsman, one who took as much interest in the boys' outdoor lives as in their school work. When the call reached men his age, Large unhesitatingly enlisted, and did his duty with the rest. It was a sad day for Christ Church School when they heard that their old teacher and friend was dead. Mr. Scott closed by expressing thanks to all who had aided in providing the memorial, also to Mr. Tyson Smith, the designer and sculptor, who had put his best effort into the work, and to their many friends for attending. He trusted the Memorial would be an incentive to present and future Christ church boys to discharge their duties in life manfully and well, and so maintain the high reputation these brave lads had gained for their school (applause).
     A Bible reading specially appropriate to the occasion was given by the Vicar, this preceding the unveiling ceremony, deftly performed by the Mayoress.

THE ROLL OF HONOUR.

     Sergt. Johnson, one of the Old Boys who had returned safely from the War, and resumed duty at Christ Church School, read over the Roll of Honour. The names were as follows:-
William Aldcroft,
Stephen Ashcroft.
Alan Barkway,
Peter Beigin,
Arthur Bettens,
Leonard Brownlie,
Edward Brennan,
William Burns.
Finlay Campbell,
Sam Carran,
Sidney Carruthers,
Alfred Cockayne,
George Cockayne,
Douglas Crabb,
Thos. Cunliffe,
John Currie.
John Dawson,
John Davies,
Gordon Dempsey,
John Henry Doodson.
Ellis Evans,
William Evans.
William Fairhurst,
John Filkin.
James Gavin,
John W. Gill, D.C.M.,
David Gillies,
William Gray,
Ernest Greenish,
Thos. Griffiths,
Roy Grundy,
William Grundy,
Wilfred Guppy,
William Gunnery.
Edward Higgins,
Elliott Hillyer,
William Holland,
James Hunter.
John Jameson,
Ralph Jefferson,
Robert Jessop,
John A. Jones,
John R.C. Jones.
George Lamb,
Henry Large (teacher),
Jas. Lea,
William Leytham,
Edward J. Lightfoot,
David Lockley,
Thomas Lythgoe.
Duncan Malcolm,
Frank McCoy,
Hugh McQuaker,
Frank Meakin,
Stanley Meakin,
Harold Miller, M.M.,
James Moore,
John Morgan,
David Morrow,
William Morrison,
Arthur Musker.
Frank Narracott,
William Norgate.
Eric Parsell,
Joseph Peat,
Percy Peat,
William Penketh,
Edward Pierce,
Henry Pilson,
John Potter,
Abraham Postlethwaite,
William Prince.
John Rawling,
William Hill Reed,
Thomas Reid,
William Rimmer,
Edward Roberts,
George Rushton,
Wilfred Rushton,
Clement Ryder.
Matthew Sharp,
Richard Sharp,
Alfred Singleton,
James Stinson.
Mark Tarn,
Edward Taylor,
Harry Thomas.
Malcolm Webster,
Hubert Williams.
     Following the "Last Post" and Reveille the Rev. E.E. Ormiston led prayer, and another hymn, "Praise the Lord to-day we raise," was sung.

MAYOR'S TRIBUTE TO CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOLS.

     The Mayor being called upon for an address, said he believed that was the fifth tablet the Mayoress and himself had taken part in unveiling during the past eighteen months. This occasion was particularly interesting to them, not merely because it would stand as another reminder of the great trouble we had passed through successfully, but also because the memorial was associated with a School at which they were both pupils fifty years ago. (Hear, hear)Though subsequently they drifted elsewhere, the foundation of their education was laid at Christ Church, and they were proud of their old association with a school that had such a record. That handsome tablet would remain a lasting memento, and a permanent record of the brave lads from the school, who had given their all for the benefit of their country. He sincerely trusted that neither the present nor any future generation of scholars might be called upon to make such a sacrifice. He hoped that either the League of Nations or some other means would be forthcoming to obviate war with all its horrors (hear, hear). With regard to the late war, Bootle had an excellent record. In the days of voluntary recruiting, Bootle, together with Bolton, stood at the head of the whole country in regard to the percentage of men who offered their services. In this Christ Church had its full share. His Worship added that the distinctions gained by those connected with the school included; 1 D.S.O., 2 M.C.'s, 2 commissions for merit, 4 D.C.M.'s, 1 D.S.M., 13 M.M.'s, 1 M.S.M., 1 double mention in despatches, 1 Croix de Guerre, and 1 Russian Order of St.George.
     Concluding, his Worship paid a warm tribute to Mr. Scott for the able way in which he had administered the school. He considered it would be a good thing if parents placed more confidence in schoolmasters. There was too much namby-pambyism in these times, too much interference on the part of parents. If parents left more to the schoolmaster their boys would become better citizens (hear, hear).
     A tasteful rendering of "I know that my Redeemer liveth" was afterwards given by Master Ronald Carter.

A MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO CAME AFTER.

     The Bishop of Liverpool (Dr.Chavasse) followed with a short address. He considered Mr.Scott deserved all their thanks for having put in his school that handsome memorial to those brave pupils who had laid down their lives for the country. He trusted that for many years the tablet would give a message to succeeding generations of boys to follow in the paths of self-sacrifice of which these whose names appeared thereon afforded such a splendid example. Those brave lads sprang to the call of duty, forgetting themselves and their personal comforts, and went forth to fight and to suffer for their country. As regarded many of them probably the last thing they had expected was to wear the King's uniform. But when the call came they did not stay to follow their own wishes. They simply obeyed, and were ready to make any sacrifice to their country's cause. They were ready even to die if by so doing they could bring victory and safety to their country. We needed more of the spirit of self-sacrifice to-day. We were failing at present to gain the fruits of peace because we were too selfish and were living for ourselves rather than for others. Not until that spirit was changed would the country we loved so well come safely through the troubles and difficulties of the present time. In the Army differences of creeds, politics, and class were forgotten: and now we still wanted more of the spirit of brotherhood. Prejudice, suspicion, bitterness, and class-feeling - poisonous herbs which it was hoped the war had killed - were beginning to spring up again to the detriment of our country, and the ruin of a great many of our people. It was a spirit of self-sacrifice and of brotherhood which led us to victory in the war, and that self same spirit would help us to reap the fruits of our victory (applause).
     Thanks were expressed by the Vicar to the Mayor and Mayoress and the Bishop for attending, also to Mr. Scott, who had accomplished so much despite a serious illness from which they were pleased to hope he was making a steady recovery.
     After Mr. Tyson Smith had given a brief explanation of the design of the memorial, the Benediction and the singing of the National Anthem closed the interesting proceedings.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 25th June 1920