St.Mary's C.of E. School, Bootle

 

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


  J EBALDWIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JBAXENDALE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FBELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Masonic Great War Project

  J CBELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  RBICKERSTAFF
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RBLYTHYN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G ABREWER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TCLEGG
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TCRAIG
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EDAWSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A HDOHERTY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JDONAGHIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  O RDOUGLAS
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  AEDWARDS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JEDWARDS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J HEVANS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W DFIELD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RFRIEL
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Masonic Great War Project

  JGIBBINS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J WGILL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RGOODMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JHEANEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J VINGRAM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WIRLAND
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TJOHNSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E EJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F TJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W WJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JKELLIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Masonic Great War Project
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada
  FLE BRETON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TLE BRETON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E JLEE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JLEWIS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RMORRISON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A DMUNRO
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G WMURRAY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  APAWSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  CPAWSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HPHIPPS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WPRESTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J RPROFFIT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RQUAYLE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H FRICKETTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  LRICKETTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JROBERTSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JRYDER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J HSCOTT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J FSHAW
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  H CSIMPSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JSIMPSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JSMITH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TSPENCER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A ETHOMAS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ETHOMAS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  D ATHOMPSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WTHOMPSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WTHOMS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H DTODD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W HTRAVIS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G FTYSOE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W JVIGGOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TWAYDOCK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T BWHALLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WWHAMMOND
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WWILDMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A VWILLIAMSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

  DWREN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JWREN
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
HEROES OF ST.MARY'S.
WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED BY THE MAYOR.
     At a service in St.Mary's Schools, Bootle, on Friday, impressive in its simplicity and reverence, the Mayor of Bootle (Coun. Harry Pennington) unveiled a beautiful memorial tablet erected in memory of the sixty "Old Boys" of the school who died that their relatives and friends might live in peace. Those who were present has almost all lost dear ones in the recent great World Conflict, and as the service proceeded many eyes were dimmed with tears, while at the conclusion of the speeches there was an unusual and marked absence of any unseemly applause.
     Amongst those present, in addition to the Mayor and the staff of the school, were the Rev. G. Atkinson (Vicar), Mr. A.E. Healing (late school manager), Mr. W.F. Aynsley (Supt., School Attendance Officer), Mr. and Mrs. Cothliff, Mr. Thomas Wilson (Garston), Mr. Richard Wilson, Mr. G.H. Jones, Mr. L. Mills, and Mr. A. Benson.
     The service opened with a hymn, "O God our help in ages past," which was sung by all present, led by a choir of mixed voices under the conductorship of Mr. A.E. Mills. Mr. A.Griffiths (former organist of St.Mary's) was at the harmonium.
     The Headmaster (Mr. W.W. Warburton) first tendered to the relatives of the "Old Boys" who had fallen the sincere sympathy of the staff. He acknowledged the interest which the Mayor had shown in the memorial, and was very sorry indeed that the Mayoress was unable to be present owing to indisposition. The managers of the school had also given sympathetic interest, and the "Old Boys" still living had shown the greatest enthusiasm in raising funds. All the enthusiasm was not out of school, however, and thanks were due to the teachers and scholars of all departments for their help. Special praise must go to Miss Grosvenor and Mr. Miller, who had undertaken the secretarial work; to Miss Bargery, of the Girl's School, and to all who had in any way contributed in the Memorial. As far as could be ascertained by personal enquiries and press advertisements, the list of "Old Boys" who had fallen was complete, and they sincerely hoped there were no more names to add. Mr. J. Gill, the former headmaster, and himself were pardonably proud of the fact that at one time there were over 400 boys who had been educated at the school serving in the various branches of H.M. Forces. In again expressing his sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives, Mr. Warburton dwelt on the thought that a time of re-union was coming, and that the separation was only temporary.
     The Rev. G. Atkinson (vicar of St.Mary's) read the third chapter of the Book of Solomon and "For all the saints" was sung.
     Mr. N. McK. Stewart read the names of the following "Old Boys" whose names are inscribed on the Roll of Honour:-
J.C. Bell,
J.E. Baldwin,
F. Bell,
R. Bickerstaff,
R. Blythyn,
G.A. Brewer,
T. Clegg,
T. Craig,
E. Dawson,
A.H. Doherty,
J. Donaghie,
O.R. Douglas,
A. Edwards,
J.H. Evans,
W.D. Field,
R. Friel,
J. Gibbins,
J.W. Gill,
R. Goodman,
J. Heaney,
J.V. Ingram,
F.T. Jones,
W.W. Jones,
E.E. Jones,
J. Kellie,
F. Le Breton,
T. Le Breton,
E.J. Lea,
R. Morrison,
A.D. Munro,
G.W. Murray,
A. Pawson,
C. Pawson,
H. Phipps,
W. Preston,
R. Proffit,
R. Quayle,
J. Robertson,
H.F. Ricketts,
L. Ricketts,
J. Ryder,
J.H. Scott,
H.C. Simpson,
J. Simpson,
J. Smith,
T. Spencer,
A.E. Thomas,
D.A. Thompson,
W. Thoms,
W. Thompson,
H.D.Todd,
W.H. Travis,
W.J. Viggor,
T. Waydock,
T.B. Whalley,
W. Whammond,
W. Wildman,
A.V. Williamson,
D. Wren,
J. Wren.
     The Memorial, draped with a Union Jack, surrounded by white crysanthemums, and guarded by six Boy Scouts, was then unveiled by the Mayor. Three buglers from the 101st Liverpool Troop (St.Mary's) Boy Scouts sounded the Last Post, and another Scout gave a muffled roll on the kettledrum. Later the choir rendered the anthem, "Blest are the Departed," the quartette being admirably sung by Misses E. Brownlow and J. Barrie, Messrs. J.H. Hounslea and F. Cheatham.
     The Mayor apologised for the absence of the Mayoress, and said that although her indisposition was not serious he advised her to rest. Mrs. Pennington had been with him to several of the schools where War Memorials had been unveiled, and keenly regretted her inability to be present this evening. As Chief Magistrate he felt it was his duty to attend each unveiling of War Memorials, and to express on behalf of the citizens the borough's pride in the lads who had fought and their sympathy with the relatives of the fallen. Sometimes the public were apt to wonder whether they were getting full value for the great sacrifices made during the war, but although conditions were bad enough people must remember that they would have been a great deal worse if the Germans had not been overcome. With the sorrow for the loss of their menfolk he hoped there would be mingled a deep thankfulness that the gallant dead had done their duty.
     In moving a vote of thanks to the Mayor for unveiling the Memorial Mr. Gill (late Headmaster) said he felt the loss of so many boys he had known very acutely. As the names were read out he could visualise a great many of his old pupils, and remember how some were clever and some dull, but all lovers of their country, and all imbued with a great desire to do their duty.
     Mr. Millard, who seconded, said he was honoured to be associated with Mr. Gill in putting the resolution because Mr. Gill and himself worked together for many years. The best way to realise all we owed to the gallant lads who had been killed was to make the subject a personal one. It was very desirable that everyone should have food, clothing, and a comfortable home. It was highly desirable that everyone should have freedom of thought and religion. Those things they all possessed, although at one time they had been in jeopardy. They enjoyed these blessings because of the boys and men of the country who had fought and died to preserve them.
     The vote of thanks to the Mayor was very heartily accorded, and the service closed with a vesper hymn and the National Anthem.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 15th October 1920