Marsh Lane Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bootle

 

Names on Memorial
BIOGRAPHY RANK FORENAME SURNAME REGIMENT MEDAL OTHER
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GeorgeADAMS7th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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  J WANDERSON
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Jas WANDERSON1st W Lancs RAMC
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J FANDERTON91st Brigade RFA Serving
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  EBALDWIN
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EdwardBALDWINRFA Serving
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Nurse BALLNo.10 Ambulance Train, France Serving
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LBISHOP8th (Irish) King's (Liverpool) Regiment Serving
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ErnestBLAINRFA Serving
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GeorgeBLAINRFA Serving
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JBLAKEMORE7th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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LBRENT15th Cheshire Regt Serving
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  TBROWN
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ThomasBROWN7th King's Liverpool Regt RIP
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H RBURGE1st Scots Guards Serving
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W HBURGE7th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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E CBURNRoyal Engineers Serving
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R FCANNELLCanadian Exped Force Serving
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J FCHAMPION2nd Sherwood Foresters Serving
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RCHAMPION3rd King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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HCORNTHWAITE13th King's Liverpool Reg Serving
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Ernest SDAVIDSONRAMC Serving
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DEVANS7th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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F WEVANS6th King's Liverpool Rifles Serving
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  G S EVANS
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J HEVANS5th King's Liverpool Regt RIP
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  J HEVANS
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Jos JEVANSRoyal Garrison Artillery Serving
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WEVANS7th King's Liverpool Regt RIP
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FFORD1st Essex Regiment Serving
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  M EFOULKES Lost while serving on the Lusitania
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RFOWLERNew Zealand Exped Force Serving
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W GGIBSON7th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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J AGLASS7th King's Liverpool Regt
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  J A GLASS
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FGLIDDONRAMC Serving
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C FGOLDRINGNational Guard Serving
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  T JGREAVES
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C JGREENHMS Bellerophon Serving
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R WGREENHMS Caesar
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  R W GREEN
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V JGREENHMS New Zealand Serving
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  W G GRUNDY
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JHARDINGHMS Fisgard Serving
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H CHARDMANFrench Red Cross Serving
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WHARTFREE2nd West Riding Regt Serving
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ArthurHAYESArmy Service Corps Serving
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Geo WHAYESLiverpool Scottish Regt Serving
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RHESKETHKitchener's Army Serving
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GHIGGINS3rd King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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JHODGSON4th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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L KHOLDING1st Royal Naval Division RIP
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  S KHOLDING
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W BHOLDING7th King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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EHOLLAND10th Liverpool Scottish Serving
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HHOLMESRGA Serving
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E VHOYLE10th Liverpool Scottish Serving
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EHUTCHINGS7th KLR Serving
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G BHUTCHINGS7th KLR Serving
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WHUTCHINGS3rd Cheshire Regt Serving
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JJOHNSTON7th KLR Serving
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Herbert EJONES3rd KLR Serving
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JJONES7th KLR Serving
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W GJONESHMS Implacable Serving
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RKIRBYIndian Exped Force Serving
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CLAKE7th KLR Serving
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MLEWIS9th KLR Serving
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W ELEWIS7th KLR Serving
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W ELEWIS (Senior)5th KLR Serving
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RLITTLE10th Liverpool Scottish Serving
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W JLYTHGOERoyal Engineers Serving
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  M P MACLACHLAN
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JohnMAIRHMS Illustrious Serving
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CMcGREGOR1st West Lancs RAMC Serving
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HMcKAYHMS Duke of albany Serving
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RMcLACHLANMotor Wireless Section Serving
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TMcLACHLAN1st West Lancs RAMC Serving
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AMcLEAN15th Cheshire Regt Serving
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RMcLEANRoyal Engineers (Postal Service) Serving
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TMcLEANArmy Service Corps Serving
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DMcMILLAN6th KLR Serving
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A GMcNEILArmy Service Corps Serving
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StanleyMcNEIL4th Cheshire Regt Serving
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W SMcNEILLanacshire Hussars Serving
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JMcPHERSONHMS Carmania Serving
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VincentMORLEY7th KLR Serving
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RMORRISONRoyal Welsh Fusiliers Serving
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also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

DMORROWLN Lancashire Regt RIP
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also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

  DMORROW
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RMORROWArmy Service Corps Serving
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B RMURRAYW Lancs Div Signal Co Serving
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J WMURRAY3rd South Lancs Regt Serving
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AlbertOLIVERRFA Serving
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TOLIVERHMS Cedric Serving
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JOWENSNational Guard Serving
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APEERSHMS Nith Serving
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FPINNINGTONRoyal Navy Serving
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G APOTTER6th King's Liverpool Rifles Serving
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J CPOTTER6th King's Liverpool Rifles
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  J GPOTTER
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JamesRALPHRFA Serving
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ArthurREDDING13th Coldstream Guards Serving
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TREDDINGRAMC Serving
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TRICERoyal Engineers Serving
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  HRIGBY
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WRIGBY6th King's Liverpool Rifles Serving
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  EROBERTS
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  A FROBERTSON
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Alex FROBERTSON10th Liverpool Scottish
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  W K ROTHWELL
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NormanSAUNDERSRoyal Engineers Serving
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W GSCHOFIELD3rd King's Liverpool Regt Serving
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GSHEPHERDRoyal Navy Serving
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SidneySIDESSouth African Avia Corps Serving
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CSMITHRoyal Navy Serving
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  JSMITH
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JohnSMITH7th KLR Serving
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  O BSMITH Lost while serving on the Lusitania
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  SSMITH
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StanleySMITH7th KLR RIP
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  ESOUTHWARD
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J HSPENCERRAMC
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  J HSPENSER
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WmSUMMERS1st West Lancs RAMC Serving
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JohnTAYLOR7th KLR Serving
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RichardTAYLORNational Guard Serving
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SamTELFERRAMC Serving
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A JTOPHAMNational Guard Serving
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  W H TRAVIS
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J ATYSON7th KLR Serving
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EWARDLOWRoyal Engineers Serving
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LWEBBHMS Virginia Serving
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LWEBBHMS Virginian Serving
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R JWEBBHMS Grampian Serving
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  EWHITTINGHAM
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AWILLIAMSRoyal Naval Flying Corps Serving
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G HWILLIAMSHMS Orbita Serving
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H RWILLIAMS7th KLR
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  H RWILLIAMS
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JWILLIAMS1st King's Own Lancasters Serving
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PWILLIAMSRAMC Serving
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R HWILLIAMSRoyal Navy HMHS Drina Serving
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S GWILLIAMSRFA Serving
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W GWILLIAMS7th KLR
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  W G WILLIAMS
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W JWILLIAMS10th Infantry AIF Serving
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  A R WILLIAMSON
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Owen RWILLIAMSON7th KLR RIP
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  TWILLIAMSON
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WmWILLIAMSON7th KLR
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JohnWINTON5th KLR Serving
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  SWOOD
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StanleyWOODS1st Scots Guards RIP
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  JWREN
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W JWREN7th KLR Serving
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JohnYATES3rd KLR Serving
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
MARSH-LANE WESLEYAN'S MEMORIAL.
     The members of Marsh-lane Wesleyan Church have decided that the extension of their Sunday School shall take the form of a memorial hall in honour of those who fell in the Great War. In connection with the effort to raise funds for this purpose an attractive entertainment is announced for to-morrow (Saturday) evening, when the "Mere Male Concert Party" from Aigburth will give a musical evening at Marsh-lane. The "Mere Males" have a reputation which should ensure a crowded audience and a delightful evening. Admission is free, and there will be a silver collection.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 1st October 1920

 
MARSH LANE WESLEYAN CHURCH.
     An interesting event in connection with Marsh-lane Wesleyan Church is announced for Saturday, 21st May, when the formal opening ceremony of the War Memorial Hall will take place. The hall has been converted from an army hut, and is erected on the site between the chapel and the school in Cyprus-road. The area of the hall is 60ft. by 20ft. and it is divided into two apartments, the larger one for the Primary Dept. and the other for the Young Men's Society Class on Sunday afternoons, and during the week as a club-room. The young men are at present giving much of their time to the decorating of the hall.
     Before the ceremony a service will be conducted in the church by the Rev. Dr. Roderick Michael, M.A., of Westminster-road Congregational Church. The hall is to be opened by Miss Lambert, of Aintree, and afterwards tea will be served, and there will be an organ recital by Miss Noble, A.T.C.L.
     Later in the evening a public meeting is to be held in the church, when the war memorial tablet will be unveiled by the Rev. Norman D. Thorp. Sir Thomas Royden, M.P., will preside, and addresses are to be given by the Rev. A.W. Anderson, B.A., and the Rev. W. Tapper. Collections will be taken at each service for the Memorial Building Fund.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 13th May 1921

 
MARSH LANE WESLEYAN CHURCH.

OPENING OF WAR MEMORIAL HALL.

     An interesting event in connection with Marsh-lane Wesleyan Church is announced for to-morrow (Saturday), when the formal opening ceremony of the War Memorial Hall will take place. The hall has been converted from an army hut, and is erected on the site between the chapel and the school in Cyprus-road. The area of the hall is 60ft. by 20ft. and it is divided into two apartments, the larger one for the Primary Dept. and the other for the Young Men's Society Class on Sunday afternoons, and during the week as a club-room.
     Before the ceremony a service will be conducted in the church at 4 o'clock by the Rev. Dr. Roderick Michael, M.A., of Westminster-road Congregational Church. The hall is to be opened at 5-15 by Miss Lambert, of Aintree, and afterwards tea will be served, and there will be an organ recital by Miss Noble, A.T.C.L.
     Later in the evening a public meeting is to be held in the church, when the war memorial tablet will be unveiled by the Rev. Norman D. Thorp. Sir Thomas Royden, M.P., hopes to preside, and addresses are to be given by the Rev. A.W. Anderson, B.A., and the Rev. W. Tapper. Collections will be taken at each service for the Memorial Building Fund.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 20th May 1921

 
COMRADES COURAGEOUS.

SIR THOMAS ROYDEN AT BOOTLE WESLEYAN MEMORIAL SERVICE.

"And after the golden day has come
and the war is at an end,
A slab of bronze on the chapel wall

will tell of the noble dead."

     Perhaps no more eventful day has, or will be recorded in the history of Marsh-lane Wesleyan Church than Saturday last, which was set apart to commemorate the life's sacrifice of members of the congregation during the Great War.
     After an inspiring service in the church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Roderick Michael, M.A., pastor of Westminster-road Church, the memorial ceremony was performed. The choice of the Marsh-lane Wesleyans is a link with the war - an Army hut. Once it housed those who were preparing, if need be, to make honourable sacrifice for their country; now under its roof young children will learn how to serve Him who gave the world its highest ideal of self-sacrifice, and Who died for all mankind.
     The Rev. J. Whitehead (Balliol-road) said they were pleased to have Miss Lambert there to open the hall for them. Both she and her brother had taken great interest in the work at Marsh-lane, and he thought they could not have had a better person to perform the duty of opening their Memorial Hall - once used in the interests of war, now to be devoted to the glorious works of peace.
     Miss Lambert thanked all who had helped the Memorial scheme, and especially the young men who had devoted their time to the interior decoration. The hut was once utilised for the training of soldiers to achieve a certain end, to serve their King and country, but now within its walls children would be trained to an even nobler end - to serve the King of Kings (hear, hear). In the name of the Holy Trinity she humbly and gratefully opened that hall and wished every blessing might be given to those who met therein.
     In a very well phrased and clearly spoken little speech, one of the children heartily thanked Miss Lambert for being so kind as to come and open their hall, and on behalf of the young people he presented her with a gold pencil case in remembrance of her visit.

"OUR GLORIOUS DEAD."

     After the opening of the Memorial Hall there was a public tea in the schoolroom, and this was followed by an organ recital by Miss Noble, A.T.C.L., who was especially successful in her "march tune." As the wild swirl and throbbing, as of men marching intermingled with the tramp, tramp of their feet, grew louder, swelled into a roar until the whole church quivered with the roll of it, and then died away slowly into the great distance, one could not help but feel as though the mighty army of the dead had paraded for the last time on this the day of their final honour. And so when the last low note had been sounded and the last echoes had died away, a great stillness (broken a moment later by a tremendous burst of applause) fell upon the church, and all heads bowed themselves in reverence of the dead.
     A public meeting arranged in the church in the evening for the unveiling of the memorial tablet was presided over by Sir Thomas Royden, Bart., M.P.

MEMORIAL TABLET UNVEILED.

     The tablet was unveiled by the Rev. N.D. Thorpe, who said that although this memorial was not so impressive as the Cenotaph and the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in London it sprang from the same love that would not allow the glorious dead to go unremembered. That tablet, upon which were engraved the names of thirty brave men and one woman, would, he hoped, be an inspiration, and the knowledge of what it stood for a stepping-stone to higher things for all. It was placed upon the altar, where they would see it as they worshipped, and the memory of it would remain with them for ever. He thought their memorial had taken a fine form, for they had also endowed a cot in the National Children's Home and Orphanage, and the hall that had been opened that afternoon was to be used as a Sunday School for the children and a social club for the young men. Mr. Thorp then unveiled the plain brass tablet, and placing vases of flowers at each side dedicated it to the memory of those members of the Sunday School, Church, and P.S.A. who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918.

SIR T. ROYDEN'S APPEAL.

     Sir Thomas Royden, next speaking, expressed sympathy with the bereaved, but said that now their sadness must be mixed with a great glory. The world had never risen to such noble heights as in the Great War, when men did not fear death because they were consoled by the thought that this was the war that was to end all wars. But that hope did not seem as if it were to be realised. Since Armistice Day Europe had been dis-wrought by wars and industrial strife, and the situation grew no better. Almost the sacrifices made seemed useless. Unselfishness and altruism were being followed owing, he thought, to the natural law of re-action, by extreme selfishness and class war. Exaltation of mind and soul had been followed by a lapse into moral and social degeneracy. The lessons of the war were being forgotten, and each man turned to rend his fellow. The flower of the country's youth had not died for this, and we should remember that all who helped on the social disturbance in any way were disloyal to the men who had died (hear, hear, and applause.)
     "Surely we did not fight for the triumph of self but for justice and righteousness," was a reproof that ex-President Wilson had occasion to address to one of the post-war conferences. He hoped that all who had seen the tablet unveiled that evening would take those words to heart, and by helping to bring peace and goodwill make their country and the world more worthy of the sacrifice of those brave men who had died for them in the Great War (loud applause.)
     After the solo, "God is with us," sung by one of the choir, the Rev. A.W. Anderson, of Emmanuel Congregational Church, who himself served with the army in France, gave a short address. The war, he said, had brought out the latent Christianity in many men who, although they despised orthodox religion, had in their response to the appeal of great adventure shown many of the qualities that Christ had possessed and inspired. Many would have laughed if they had been told that, for to them "religion" was a matter of going to church, singing hymns and "being good" - by which they meant not smoking or swearing or having any fun. It was up to the church to show those that had come back that religion was more than that. The war had taught men the three great fundamentals of religion, which were the supremacy of the spirit, comradeship, and the saving power of sacrifice. They had fought for the spirit of the country - for the soul, not for the soil, and had thus found the essential of religion. That seemed to be lost now, but something had been brought back, and the duty of the church was to get in touch with it. He was an optimist, and he believed that a good thing could never be entirely lost. The spirit of comradeship, found in the army, still lived, although hidden, and if it could be regained our industrial troubles would be at rest. That the spirit of sacrifice still lived they had simple proof in the fact that the rich miners in the north were willing to sacrifice part of their earnings for their poorer fellows in the South. That was a good sign - a sign he thought that selfish industrialism was only a passing phase. It was up to the church and those present to help that spirit forward, in order to make some repayment to the men who had died (applause.)
     The Rev. W. Tapper, who next gave an address, said that he was very glad to see the tablet upon the altar - that was the only place possible for it, for those men had sacrificed their lives in the same spirit as Calvary. That spirit, however, now seemed almost dead, and there were times when he almost wished himself back in the days of the war because then all were idealists; they lived and talked great principles, and feeling that they were in the days of a great spiritual upheaval were glad to be in at the clash. They had all been ready to go out in the spirit of the Apostles, and to die in the name of the spiritual realities. The lesson had been learnt that in order to secure priceless things they must pay the price - to reach the Kingdom of Heaven they must sacrifice the kingdom of earth. They must do things in this world. A soldier's wages were not the "bob a day"; that was merely his renumeration; his wages were forced marches and bleeding feet and starvation and death and glory - and the glory had outweighed all the rest in those days.
     Religion, if it was to grip the men who had returned, must be made more practical - something they could do as well as believe. The world would be saved only by deeds, not by words. War had been won by the deeds of the dead, and we dare not betray them; we must take off our coats and get down to work (applause).
     A vote of thanks was passed amidst loud applause to Sir Thomas Royden, the Rev. A.W. Anderson, and the Rev. W. Tapper.
     The names inscribed on the tablet are:-
Mrs. M.E. Foulkes,
O.B. Smith
(lost while serving on the Lusitania);
J.W. Anderson,
T. Brown,
E. Baldwin,
J.H. Evans,
G.S. Evans,
J.A. Glass,
R.W. Green,
T.J. Greaves,
W.G. Grundy,
S.K. Holding,
M.P. MacLachlan,
D. Morrow,
J.G. Potter,
H. Rigby,
W.K. Rothwell,
E. Roberts,
A.F. Robertson,
J. Smith,
S. Smith,
J.H. Spenser,
E. Southward,
W.H. Travis,
A.R. Williamson,
W. Williamson,
H.R. Williams,
S. Wood,
W.G. Williams,
E. Whittingham,
J. Wren.
     After the service, the hon. treasurer (Mr. J.J. Mack, J.P.), reported that the collection amounted to 58 14s 7d., and a friend whose name they could probably all guess had added another 50 (applause.) The total cost of the army hut erected as a Memorial Hall was 641 9s. 6d., and they already had in hand 290, so that they still required 242 14s. 11d. He thanked the young men and boys of the church who by their labours on the hut had given at least 80 or 100 in service (applause).
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 27th May 1921

 
SONGS AND DANCES.

CONCERT FOR MEMORIAL FUND AT MARSH-LANE WESLEYAN HALL.

     Chapel concerts and Sunday school concerts have somehow or other in the past gained an unenviable fame. They have been - along with mothers-in-law and policemen's feet - a very ready help to many comedians in time of trouble. So that it was without any excessive anticipation of enjoyment that one went round to the school room at the Marsh-lane Wesleyan Church on Wednesday evening, when a concert was held in aid of the War Memorial Fund. One went along expecting to see little girls dressed in white frocks and blue ribbons, and boy prodigies with clean collars and insufferable expressions telling the state of their amorous hearts to a fond audience of proud parents. One went a little late. afterwards one was sorry one had done so, for instead of the cherubic performers of expectations one found a concert party of rare general cleverness and of experience, and consisting of performers of real individual talent.
     The concert party was arranged by Miss R.S. Hughes, and consisted of a number of Waterloo artistes, who kindly came forward to aid the Marsh-lane Wesleyans in their effort to clear off before the end of the year all the debt incurred by the building of their War Memorial Hall. The chairman for the evening was Mr. John Bibby.
     In a party of such excellent all-round performance, it is hard to pick out "the stars," but one would like especially to congratulate Miss Margaret Hunter, A.I.U.M., whose violin solos were delightful and whose light and delicate touch blended beautifully with the airs she played, although one would like too, to ask her if she does not think her instrument and her talent both equal to higher things than a Scottish jig. Miss  Catherine Sargent deserves every congratulation for her charming and finished display of dancing, and although she was better, perhaps, in the gay swagger of "Quelques santo par un Polichinelle" than in the fantasia and dreamy rhythm of "A Basket of Flowers," yet she was most excellent in both. The most memorable of all the items, however, was Madame Maude Jones' "Waltz Song" from "Tom Jones." She caught the gay swing of the music and the call of the dance wonderfully well, so that for a moment one was converted from the little school hall into the Bohemian atmosphere of the opera. Miss Matilda L. Duke, A.L.C.M., is a clever elocutionist with an excellent delivery, and her lighter sketches were excellent. She was perhaps not quite as successful in that old piece of sentimentality, "Briar Rose," although this, too, was well received.
     The whole of the performance was of a high standard and as the hall was crowded, should have succeeded in considerably lightening the War Memorial debt. The other capable artistes were Miss Elsie Duke, Mr. Farrant, Mr. Bagshaw, Miss Murial Ewart, and Master J. Pryce. The accompanist was Mrs. Gronow.
     During an interval in the programme votes of thanks were proposed by Mr. Rothwell to the chairman and the artistes.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 2nd December 1921

Marsh Lane Methodist Church, Bootle Parishioners & PSA Brotherhood Members (1915)

 
MARSH LANE WESLEYANS.

CHURCH AND P.S.A. ROLL OF HONOUR.

   The following is the Roll of Honour of the Marsh-lane Wesleyan Church and the P.S.A. Brotherhood. The names have been printed on a special Motto Card, and a copy sent to all members serving with the colours as well as to each wife or mother. Already letters are being received from France saying that the handsome card has been hung on the walls of billets at the front, and that it is attracting considerable attention from the troops.
George Adams 7th King's Liverpool Regt
Jas W Anderson 1st W Lancs RAMC
J F Anderton 91st Brigade RFA
Edward Baldwin RFA
Nurse Ball No.10 Ambulance Train, France
L Bishop 8th (Irish) King's (Liverpool) Regiment
George Blain RFA
Ernest Blain RFA
J Blakemore 7th King's Liverpool Regt
L Brent 15th Cheshire Regt
* Thomas Brown 7th King's Liverpool Regt
H R Burge 1st Scots Guards
W H Burge 7th King's Liverpool Regt
E C Burn Royal Engineers
R F Cannell Canadian Exped Force
J F Champion 2nd Sherwood Foresters
R Champion 3rd King's Liverpool Regt
H Cornthwaite 13th King's Liverpool Reg
Ernest S Davidson RAMC
F W Evans 6th King's Liverpool Rifles
* J H Evans 5th King's Liverpool Regt
Jos J Evans Royal Garrison Artillery
D Evans 7th King's Liverpool Regt
* W Evans 7th King's Liverpool Regt
F Ford 1st Essex Regiment
R Fowler New Zealand Exped Force
W G Gibson 7th King's Liverpool Regt
J A Glass 7th King's Liverpool Regt
F Gliddon RAMC
C F Goldring National Guard
V J Green HMS New Zealand
C J Green HMS Bellerophon
R W Green HMS Caesar
J Harding HMS Fisgard
H C Hardman French Red Cross
W Hartfree 2nd West Riding Regt
Arthur Hayes Army Service Corps
Geo W Hayes Liverpool Scottish Regt
R Hesketh Kitchener's Army
G Higgins 3rd King's Liverpool Regt
J Hodgson 4th King's Liverpool Regt
E Holland 10th Liverpool Scottish
H Holmes RGA
W B Holding 7th King's Liverpool Regt
* L K Holding 1st Royal Naval Division
E V Hoyle 10th Liverpool Scottish
E Hutchings 7th KLR
G B Hutchings 7th KLR
W Hutchings 3rd Cheshire Regt
J Johnston 7th KLR
W G Jones HMS Implacable
J Jones 7th KLR
Herbert E Jones 3rd KLR
R Kirby Indian Exped Force
C Lake 7th KLR
W E Lewis (Senior) 5th KLR
W E Lewis 7th KLR
M Lewis 9th KLR
R Little 10th Liverpool Scottish
W J Lythgoe Royal Engineers
John Mair HMS Illustrious
H McKay HMS Duke of albany
C McGregor 1st West Lancs RAMC
R McLachlan Motor Wireless Section
T McLachlan 1st West Lancs RAMC
A McLean 15th Cheshire Regt
R McLean Royal Engineers (postal service)
T McLean Army Service Corps
W S McNeil Lanacshire Hussars
A G McNeil Army Service Corps
Stanley McNeil 4th Cheshire Regt
D McMillan 6th KLR
J McPherson HMS Carmania
Vincent Morley 7th KLR
* D Morrow LN Lancashire Regt
R Morrow Army Service Corps
R Morrison Royal Welsh Fusiliers
B R Murray W Lancs Div Signal Co
J W Murray 3rd South Lancs Regt
Albert Oliver RFA
T Oliver HMS Cedric
J Owens National Guard
F Pinnington Royal Navy
A Peers HMS Nith
J C Potter 6th King's Liverpool Rifles
G A Potter 6th King's Liverpool Rifles
James Ralph RFA
Arthur Redding 13th Coldstream Guards
T Redding RAMC
T Rice Royal Engineers
W Rigby 6th King's Liverpool Rifles
Alex F Robertson 10th Liverpool Scottish
Norman Saunders Royal Engineers
W G Schofield 3rd King's Liverpool Regt
G Shepherd Royal Navy
Sidney Sides South African Avia Corps
* Stanley Smith 7th KLR
John Smith 7th KLR
C Smith Royal Navy
J H Spencer RAMC
Wm Summers 1st West Lancs RAMC
Richard Taylor National Guard
John Taylor 7th KLR
Sam Telfer RAMC
A J Topham National Guard
J A Tyson 7th KLR
E Wardlow Royal Engineers
L Webb HMS Virginia
L Webb HMS Virginian
R J Webb HMS Grampian
R H Williams Royal Navy HMHS Drina
W J Williams 10th Infantry AIF
G H Williams HMS Orbita
A Williams Royal Naval Flying Corps
P Williams RAMC
H R Williams 7th KLR
S G Williams RFA
J Williams 1st King's Own Lancasters
W G Williams 7th KLR
* Owen R Williamson 7th KLR
Wm Williamson 7th KLR
John Winton 5th KLR
* Stanley Woods 1st Scots Guards
W J Wren 7th KLR
John Yates 3rd KLR
   
* Brothers who have laid down their lived for England, Home, and Duty.

Bootle Times 31st December 1915