Stanley Road Baptist Church, Bootle


Names on Memorial
Merseyside Roll of Honour

  Stephen BBROWN
Merseyside Roll of Honour

  Clement J FODDY
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

Merseyside Roll of Honour

Merseyside Roll of Honour

  Alfred J GREEN
Merseyside Roll of Honour

  Edward GREEN
Merseyside Roll of Honour

Merseyside Roll of Honour

  Thomas LYTHGOE
Merseyside Roll of Honour

Merseyside Roll of Honour

  Christmas ROBERTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour

Merseyside Roll of Honour

  J Percival TEARE

The creation of the Memorial

     There was an event of sad solemnity at the Bootle Baptist Church on Sunday evening, when the Mayor of Bootle (Coun. J.H. Johnston) unveiled a brass mounted mural tablet to the memory of 11 men of that church who made the supreme sacrifice for their country.
     The memorial, which is placed at the right side of the pulpit, is inscribed: - "Stanley-road Baptist Church. To the glory of God, and in grateful memory of the men of this church who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914 to 1918:-
Stephen B. Brown,
Walter Foddy,
Harry Foddy,
Clement J. Foddy,
Alfred J. Green,
Edward Green,
Alexander Livingstone,
Thomas Lythgoe,
Wm. Morrison,
Christmas Roberts,
J. Percival Teare.
'Greater love hath no man than this.'"
     In the course of a brief address, the Mayor said he thought silence was the greatest eloquence at a time like that, when they gathered to honour those gallant young men. The mothers and fathers who that night were sorrowing had cause for pride in the noble sacrifice made by their dear ones, and they were comforted in the knowledge that God had not taken away their men for ever. If they were faithful they should see them again. As those who had died had played the manly part, so those who remained should play the manly part. They had need to, for it was truly said, "Peace hath more tests of man than battle ever knew." The dead would not have us grieve or mourn - they would rather have us fight as they fought; though the battle should be waged against present-day evils and conditions.
     As the flag covering the tablet was drawn aside, two buglers of the 7th King's Regiment sounded the "Last Post," and this was followed by the Dead March from "Saul."
     In his address, the Rev. A.K. Kellam intimated than an addition should have been made to the memorial, that being Mr. Jack Shearer, whose recent death had been the result of a serious illness contracted whilst serving with the army in France. He also paid high tribute to the Mayor, remarking that Bootle had had the good fortune to secure such a man as he at such a time as this, and he thanked both the Mayor and Mayoress for their kindness in coming to unveil their memorial that evening.
     The hymns, "Onward, Christian Soldiers," "God bless our Native Land," and "For all the Saints," were sympathetically rendered during the service.

WALTON TIMES Friday 30th September 1921