Hawthorne Road Council School, Bootle

 

Names on Memorial
BIOGRAPHY RANK FORENAME SURNAME REGIMENT MEDAL OTHER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Hugh SALLISON10 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private WilliamALLISONTank Corps
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

Private Robert HBATEMANLN Lancashire
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private ErnestBILL7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private RobertBIRTLESHMS Hampshire
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Driver EdwardBOARDMAN63 Bty RFA
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private AllenBOOTH7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker John JBOOTHHMS Bullfinch
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private ArthurBRINDLE7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private ThomasBROWN7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private William AlexanderBROWNRFA
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private WilliamCOLE6 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Thomas LCOTTIERMGC
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Sergeant JohnCRAIG10 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private EdwardDAVIES10 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Sergeant GordonDEMPSEY20 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private HughDEMPSEY12 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private PercyDODSON7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private JohnDOVERHMS Victory
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private HDWERRYHOUSE1 Seaforth Highlanders
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Clement JFODDY7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

Private HarryFODDYAustralian Forces
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private WalterFODDY2 S Lancashire
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

Private ThomasFORBESCanadian Forces
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private ErnestFORSTER5 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Sergeant WilliamGROCOTT4 Cheshire Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker FrankHARRISHMS Queen Mary
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Cadet Herbert RHARRISONRAF
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private RobertHEWSON13 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private J HHOLDENKORL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private CharlesHOWARD7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private FredHOWARDE Lancashire Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Richard LHUGHES7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private A HHULME17 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private HenryHULSE7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Rupert HHUMPHREYS13 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private John JJAMES9 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private W HJELLYMAN7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker GeorgeJOHNSTONEHMS Pheasant
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Sergeant JohnJOHNSTONE7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private EdwardJONES17 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R CJONESSS Missanabie
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private EdwardKEEGAN7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private JamesKIDD21 Manchester Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private AlexKIRKPATRICK18 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private SKIRKPATRICK4 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private John JLEA13 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Robert JLEA7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


L Corporal ThomasLYTHGOE7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private WalterMANTON7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private JohnMAWDSLEY6 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker GMULHOLLANDHMS Carona
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Richard EMURPHY7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

Lieutenant Sydney SOWENCanadian RAF
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private RichardPARKERLancashire Fusiliers
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker SydneyPASSHMS Black Prince
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker Thomas HPENNINGTONHMS Indefatigable
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private WilliamPRESCOTT7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private LeonardPROCTER7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private RichardRAY7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Henry HRIGBYMGC
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private JamesRIMMER6 S Lancashire Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Sergeant WilliamROBERTS7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Gunner A IROLANDRGA
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private RichardSPENCER7 S Lancashire Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Litherland Digital

Private ThomasSTOOPS12 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private J PercivalTEARE7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

Private Albert CTHOMAS2 L N Lancashire Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private EdwardTOMLEY7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private Frederick JTURNER14 E Lancashire Regt
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Corporal Richard SWALBERT19 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker Francis CWALSHSS Landovery Castle
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Stoker George EWALSHHMS Vanguard
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private RWEBB7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Private James AWEIR7 KLR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Gunner ThomasWRENRGA
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
BOOTLE PUPILS' CONCERT.
HAWTHORNE ROAD "OLD BOYS" MEMORIAL.
     Warm expressions of appreciation by a crowded audience testified the complete success of a concert given by Miss Maud Turner's pupils at St. Matthew's Parochial Hall on Wednesday. It was organised on behalf of a fund that is being raised to provide a suitable memorial to "Old Boys" of Hawthorne-road School who fell in the war, and the financial result should be highly satisfactory.
     A very full programme was submitted compromising, in addition to the pupils' performances, acceptable items by Miss Hetty Griffin (soubrette), Mr. J.G. Griffin (tenor), Mr. Edgar Oliver (entertaining magician), and Mr. E. Neville Buck (humorist-monologist). Space does not permit detailed criticism of the concert, which is unnecessary, seeing that every item was rendered tastefully and with wonderful precision. Miss Turner's Elite Orchestra is a splendid musical combination, and their contributions of difficult pieces evinced careful and thoughtful training. The choruses displayed beyond excellent singing, picturesque and effective grouping. Contributors of songs and solos included Miss Ethel Gilbert, a young pupil of wonderful capability; Miss Jennie Ridley, who was charming in her vivacity; Miss Margerite McClary, Miss May Holden, Miss Hetty Griffin, Miss Ella Irvine, Mr. J.G. Grafton and Mr. R.D. Scott. A melody (instrumental), by Misses Poole, Evans, Shearer, Lucas, and Cropper, was an exceptionally clever performance. Owing to the length of the programme, several items had to be omitted, one of these being a cornet solo by Miss Maud Turner, which would have been very acceptable. Misses Mosley and Hammond played the accompaniments.
     Mr A.E. Rogers, who acted as chairman, took advantage of the opportunity presented by a brief interval, to bring under notice the object in aid of which the concert was given. The Hawthorne-road School Old Boys' Heroes' Fund appealed to all parents and friends of the scholars. Something like 400 of their old boys had served in H.M. Forces during the war, and 62 had made the supreme sacrifice. They desired to memorialise these heroes in a fitting manner, and what form the memorial should take would depend on the amount raised. Great public schools like Eton and Harrow had their rolls of honour, and he thought in this democratic age elementary schools should have the same right. At Hawthorne-road, he ventured to say, they had a record second to none in the district. (Applause.)
     Mr. J.H.J. Stringer, headmaster of Hawthorne-road Schools, expressed thanks to Miss Maud Turner and her pupils, and to the various artistes for their assistance to the movement, also to the Vicar and churchwardens of St.Matthew's for having granted them the free use of that hall, and to the chairman. They trusted these efforts would afford substantial addition to the Old Boys' Heroes' Fund. As regarded the old boys, the teachers were proud of them, for by their great sacrifice they had helped to keep our nation free. He would be glad to receive information respecting old Hawthorne-road boys, for it was quite possible the roll of 62 might yet be increased. In any case, they desired to have a memorial that would be worthy of them and of their school. (Applause.)
     At the headmaster's suggestion, the audience testified their appreciation for the efforts of those who had made that gathering possible.
     The concert was then proceeded with.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 12th December 1919

 
"CONCRETE PLAYGROUNDS OF ENGLAND."
HAWTHORNE ROAD SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED.
     "It has been said that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton. I am of the opinion that the greatest war in history was won, not only on the grand playing fields of our public schools, but also on the hard concrete playgrounds of England." So said Mr. J.H.J. Stringer, headmaster of Hawthorne-road Council School, Bootle, on Friday evening when a War Memorial, containing the names of 76 Old Boys who fell in the Great War, was unveiled by the Mayoress (Mrs. H. Pennington). She was accompanied by the Mayor (Mr. Harry Pennington), and a large number of parents, relatives, "old boys," and persons interested were present, including Mrs. Councillor Smith and Coun. Mitchell.
     The service commenced with the hymn "Lord! while for all mankind we pray," the singing being led by a choir of boys and girls under the conductorship of Mr. T.A. Turton. Miss Smith was the accompanist.
     Mr. Stringer said he considered the unveiling of their war memorial the greatest event in the history of the school. Who would have thought six years ago that such a ceremony would have been necessary. The Mayor and Mayoress had come that evening to join with them in expressing their admiration and gratitude to the Old Boys of the school who had done what they could for their country. He saw before him that evening Old Boys who had fought the fight, and come back safely, though bearing the marks of their bravery. He welcomed them back. They had suffered great hardships and done great deeds, but what of those who had made the great sacrifice? They had gone forth and given their all. The least they could do was to honour their names. They had left a lesson in self-sacrifice for all ages, and their self-sacrifice would have been in vain if we who had remained at home could not catch a little of their magnificent spirit. The lads who enlisted knew quite well what dangers they had to face. Manfully they fought side by side. Peer and peasant, rich and poor, council schoolboy and Etonian, had rubbed shoulders in the long-drawn-out struggle, and had won the victory we were enjoying. The least we could do was to revere their memories (applause). 

THE ROLL OF HONOUR.

     The Rev. C.A. McCormick, M.A. (Vicar of St.Matthew's), then read a passage of scripture including the sentence "For God proved them and found them worthy of himself." After another hymn, "O God our help in ages past," the Headmaster read the roll of "the glorious dead" of Hawthorne-road School. The names inscribed on the memorial are:-
Gunner A.J. Rowland (teacher 12 years).
Pte. Hugh S. Allison,
Pte. Wm. Allison,
Driver Ed. Boardman,
Pte. Ernest Bill,
Pte. Robert Birtles,
Pte. Robert J. Bateman,
Pte. Thomas Brown,
Pte. Wm. Alex. Brown,
Pte. Arthur Brindle,
Pte. Allen Booth,
Pte. Joseph Bullen,
Stoker John J. Booth,
Pte. Wm. Cole,
Pte. Thomas L. Cottier,
Sergt. John Craig,
Pte. H. Dwerryhouse,
Pte. Edward Davies,
Sergt. Gordon Dempsey,
Pte. Hugh Dempsey,
Pte. Percy Dodson,
John Dover,
Pte. Walter Foddy,
Pte. Harry Foddy,
Pte. Clement Foddy,
Pte. Thomas Forbes,
Rifleman Ernest Forster,
Sergt. Wm. Grocott,
Cadet Herbert Harrison,
Pte. Richard L. Hughes,
Pte. Rupert H. Humphreys,
Pte. Robert Hewson,
Stoker Frank Harris,
Pte. Henry Hulse,
Pte. A.H. Hulme,
Pte. Chas. Howard,
Pte. Fred Howard,
Pte. J.H. Holden,
Pte W.H. Jellyman,
Lance-Cpl. John J. James,
Sergt. John Johnston,
Stoker Geo. Johnstone,
Pte. Edward Jones,
Pte. R.G. Jones,
Pte. S. Kirkpatrick,
Pte. Alex. Kirkpatrick,
Pte. James Kidd,
Pte. Edward Keegan,
Lance-Cpl. Thos. Lythgoe,
Pte. John J. Lea,
Bombdr. Robt. J. Lea,
Bombdr. Richard E. Murphy,
Pte. John Mawdsley,
Pte. Walter Manton,
Stoker G. Mulholland,
Lieut. Sidney S. Owen,
Pte. Richd. Parker,
Pte. Leonard Procter,
Pte. Wm. Prescott,
Stoker Sidney Pass,
Stkr. Thos. H. Pennington,
Pte. Richard Ray,
Pte. James Rimmer,
Pte. Henry H. Rigby,
Sergt. Wm. Roberts,
Bomdr. Thos. Stoops,
Pte. Richard Spencer,
Pte. J. Percival Teare,
Pte. Albert C. Thomas,
Pte. Frederick J. Turner,
Pte. Edward Tomley,
Pte. James A. Weir,
Pte. R. Webb,
Cpl. Richard S. Walberg,
Gnr. Thos. Wren,
Stoker Geo. E. Walsh,
Stoker Francis C. Walsh,
Pte. Ellis Evans,
Pte. Andrew Brown,
Pte. R. Rawlings,
Stoker Chas. Howard,
and Pte. John J. Davies.

THE UNVEILING.

     The Mayoress unveiled the tablet by drawing away the Union Jack which shrouded a handsome tablet of engraved brass with lettering in red and black. The border is a design of laurel leaves, and over the names are the arms of Bootle, sword and rifle crossed over books and inkpot. The inscription reads "Roll of Honour. Hawthorne Road Council School. In honoured and proud memory of Old Boys from this school who fought for their King and Country in the Great War, 1914-1918, and made the supreme sacrifice, 'Duty nobly Done.' " The tablet is mounted on an ebonised frame with panels showing the Rose of Lancaster. It is an excellent example of the work of Messrs. Cowan and Son, art metal workers, of 15, North John Street, Liverpool.
     The memorial having been unveiled the Mayor spoke of the deep feeling by which he was moved that evening. The excellent words of the Headmaster, and the Bible reading by the Vicar of St.Matthew's, left him very little to say. They had all been deeply touched by the words they had heard. Wives, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters present that night would perhaps find a little consolation in the fact that their loved ones had died that the future might be brighter and better for their self-sacrifice. A brighter aspect was presented by the number of Old boys who had earned distinctions in the war. Capt. E.T. Smith had won the Military Cross, and so had Lieut. Alec. B. McQueen (with bar). Capt. E.T. Smith had also been awarded the Serbian Order of the White Eagle, and the Distinguished Service Cross had been gained by Lieut. Bertie Smith, R.N. Twelve Old boys had won Military Medals. Their names were Corporal Frank Howard, Corporal John Leatherbarrow, Pte. Robert Musker, Pte. Hy. Brown, Pte. John Ironside, Pte. Owen T. Hughes, Pte. Alex. Davies (with bar), Driver John K. Ashcroft, Pte. Fred D. Jones, Pte. Richard Redman, Pte. James Lythgoe, and Stoker Robert Stoops. He hoped they might long be spared to wear the bright and distinguished medals they had won (applause).
     Mr. Grafton, in moving a vote of thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress, said it was a unique occasion, and one which he hoped would never be necessary again. In seconding, Mr. Clarke said he felt sure the Mayor and Mayoress looked upon their attendance at this unveiling more as a privilege than an irksome duty. He also thanked Mr. McCormick on behalf of the staff. The Last Post was sounded by Mr. A. Davies, and the Benediction and the National Anthem concluded an impressive ceremony.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 12th December 1919