Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bootle

 

Names on Memorial
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  GeorgeBATES United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  JohnCRAIG United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  WilliamCRONE United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  SydneyDAVEY United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  ArthurDUFF United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  DonaldFOX United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  ThomasFURMSTON United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  RichardGOULBOURNE United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  SamuelGUY United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  ErnestHAMPTON United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  WilfridHARDMAN United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  WilliamHILL United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  HarryHINTON United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  BertJACKSON United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  HaroldJOHNSON United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  CharlesJONES United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  BertMORRIS United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  WalterMUIR United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  IorwerthOWEN United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  AlbertPARKER United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  JamesSCOTT United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  AllanSHAW United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  RichardSMITH United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  RolandSMITH United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  RobertSTARK United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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also Masonic Great War Project

  WilliamTAYLOR United Free Church, Waterloo (Seaforth Congregational Church)
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  WilliamALDROFT United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  NevilleBATES United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  ErnestBRECKENRIDGE United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  DonaldDAWKINS United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  ThomasDYKES United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  ArthurFAIRBURN United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilliamFAIRBURN United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  JohnFLOCKHAM United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilliamGERRARD United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  AlfredGILBERT United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilliamGRIEG United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  AllanGRIEVE United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  JamesGRIEVE United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  DouglasGRIFFIN United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  ArchibaldGROSSHART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  DouglasGROSSHART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  RobertGROSSHART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  GeorgeJOHNSTON United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  AngusMACDONALD United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WardOWENS United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilliamPATON United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilliamPENKETH United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  ClivePURVIS United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  DavidROWATT United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  EdmundROWATT United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  NormanSAVAGE United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  FrancisSINCLAIR United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  JohnSPRING United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  CharlesSTEWART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  JohnSTEWART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  ThomasSTEWART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  NormanSTUART United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  DavidSTURROCK United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  LeonardWAKEFIELD United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  ThomasWAKEFIELD United Free Church, Waterloo (St Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilfredFAIRBURN United Free Church, Waterloo (St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  WilliamFOREST United Free Church, Waterloo (St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  GeorgePOOLE United Free Church, Waterloo (St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  PeterSTURROCK United Free Church, Waterloo (St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church)
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  EdwinBONSEY United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
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  JohnBRADLEY United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
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  EricBROCK United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
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  GeorgeGRAHAM United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
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  HenryLASLETT United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
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  AlexanderMACDONALD United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
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  ArchibaldSMART United Free Church, Waterloo (Waterloo Congregational Church)
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
DEDICATION AND UNVEILING OF MEMORIAL WINDOW.
     On Sunday evening next the Memorial Window erected to the memory of the members of the congregation who gave their lives in the great War, will be unveiled at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bootle.
     The window takes the form of a symbolical representation of St.George and the Dragon as an illustration of the Great Victory of moral force, in its support of human right over cunning brute force. The shield at the apex of this light bears the arms of St.George, whilst portrayed in the left side light is a "group at Prayer for Victory"; at the apex of this light a shield bears the Arms of England. The right side light portrays "Praise for Victory," with the Arms of Scotland on shield above. A rose-shaped tracery above the centre light bears the "Prince of Peace with the Lily," emblematic of purity.
     The inscription is: "To the Glory of God, and in grateful memory of members of this Congregation who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1919."
     The names engraved on the tablet are:-
William Anderson,
James Douglas Askin,
Alan Gordon Thorn Barkway,
Fredk. E. Bodel,
Stanley R. Bolton,
Archibald Bryce,
Robert H. Davys,
John Evans,
James Kerr Galloway,
Thomas W. Gedling,
Alex. Russell Henshilwood,
Alexander Liston,
James G. Mackenzie,
Archibald P. Mackenzie,
James C. McAdam,
Robert N. McElnea,
James McLachlan,
Hugh McQuaker,
Matthew S. McRobert,
Henry J. Matthews,
John H. Milne,
William A., Milne,
Evelyn R. Milne,
Thomas W. Morrison,
Jas. G. Paterson,
William H. Rastall,
Christina Rennie,
Joseph Ricketts,
Henry Frederick Ries,
Malcolm Shaw.
     The service will be conducted by the Rev. J. Knox Thompson, of the Church of Scotland, Kilmaurs (who himself served during the war), and the Rev. W.M. Traill, M.A., minister of the church. The "Last Post" will be sounded by a detachment of the 7th King's Liverpool Royal Defence Force, followed by the Lament, "The Flowers of the Forest," by the Scottish Pipers.
     A special invitation to attend the service is extended to any member of H.M. Forces stationed in the district. Friends are asked to be in their places in good time. The service commences at 6.30.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 20th May 1921

 
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY.
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH'S TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN.
MEMORIAL WINDOW UNVEILED.
     While the crowded congregation stood in profound silence, the memorial window erected to the memory of those members who gave their lives in the war was unveiled at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bootle, on Sunday evening. Just previously the names of the fallen were read, and the hush which succeeded, broken after a few moments by the solemn words of the dedication, was more significant than the most elaborate ritual. There was not a vacant seat in the church when the service commenced, even the gallery being crowded. The Mayor of Bootle was among those present. A large Union Jack draped the pulpit, and a vase of pure white lilies decorated the table in front. The service was conducted by the Rev. J. Knox Thomson (of the Church of Scotland, Kilmaurs, who served as an army chaplain in France during the war and suffered the loss of an eye), and the minister, the Rev. W.M. Traill. The organist, Mr. J. Butler Fortay, played Chopin's Funeral March as an opening voluntary, a piece which was a fitting prelude to a comforting and dignified service. The words of the hymn "Oh God our help in ages past," rose in accents of faith and trust from the large assembly, and later the hymns "The sands of time are sinking," "The Lord's my Shepherd," "Nunc Dimittis," and "The Saints of God," were sung. 
     The first Lesson, taken from Samuel II., ended with the appropriate words: "Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!" Miss Rita Riddock sang "Vale" with sympathetic and touching effect, especially in the lines: "Mourn not my loss, you loved me faithfully - hold up the cross, and pray for me." Stainer's anthem, "What are these that are arrayed in white robes," was sung by the choir.

PRO PATRIA.

     An inspiring address was given by the Rev. J. Knox Thomson, in the course of which he said they all hoped that never again in the future history of the church would there be another war memorial. As that was the first, so might it be the last. The memorial, in which they all took such an interest and pride, would always be there, in a conspicuous part of the church, making its silent eloquent appeal. It spoke of three things. It would be a perpetual reminder of the great war, which almost bled the world white, a war which, however, could be classed among the few wars in history that were justifiable. Looking back on the long weary bloodstained path the had trodden, they could thank God that England did not accept in 1914 a peace that would have been so ignoble. The war marked a period of unparalleled heroism and devotion, a chapter in our national life that will remain for ever glorious. The memorial spoke of death. The total cost of the war, in blood, was colossal. As those who had been to France knew, there were graves of the fallen everywhere, sometimes singly; sometimes in clusters, and sometimes in long pathetic avenues; crosses that marked the places where lay the gallant dead. Many things in connection with the war might be forgotten, but they must never allow themselves to forget those heroes who, nobly fighting, nobly died. Surely in those countless homes, darkened by the shadow of war, those who mourned must have even in the midst of grief and sorrow, a feeling of pride that their loved ones gave their lives in the noblest of all causes: Pro Patria. The memorial also spoke of life and immortality. The glory of Christianity was the assurance it was able to give of the reality of the life beyond. Though the bodies of those commemorated were buried in far unknown fields, their souls go marching on. 
     During the offertory the organist played Beethoven's "Funeral March on the death of a hero."
     The memorial window and brass tablet were unveiled by Mr. Alexander Bicket, J.P. The congregation stood in tense silence, and the significance of the simple act, with the effect of the hymns and prayers which preceded it, brought tears to nearly every eye. But regret was mingled with pride when the strong familiar notes of the Last Post, sounded by a detachment of the 7th King's Liverpool Royal Defence Force, rang out. Then on the hushed air fell the sweet plaintive cadences of the lament, "The Flowers of the Forest," played by a piper attired in Highland costume. The effect of this was indescribably touching.
     Mr. Bicket, who briefly addressed the congregation, referred to the quick and ready way in which the young men of the church answered the call at the beginning of the war. That congregation had always been to the forefront in the district in religion, commerce and municipal affairs, but nothing would ever be more creditable than what had been done during the war by the men and women of the church. In conclusion Mr. Bicket expressed heartfelt sympathy with the suffering of the mourners in their loss.
     The hymn "For all the saints" was sung, and the service was concluded with the Benediction, and the playing of the military march "Victory," an original composition of the organist's.

THE MEMORIAL AND NAMES OF THE FALLEN.

     The window takes the form of a symbolical representation of St.George and the Dragon as an illustration of the Great Victory of moral force, in its support of human right over cunning brute force. The shield at the apex of this light bears the Arms of St.George, whilst portrayed in the left side light is a "group at Prayer for Victory"; at the apex of this light a shield bears the arms of England. The right side light portrays "Praise for Victory," with the Arms of Scotland on shield above. A rose-shaped tracery above the centre light bears the "Prince of Peace with the Lily," emblematic of purity.
     The inscription is: "To the Glory of God, and in grateful memory of members of this congregation who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1919."
     The names engraved on the tablet are:-
William Anderson,
James Douglas Askin,
Alan Gordon Thorn Barkway,
Fredk. E. Bodel,
Stanley R. Bolton,
Archibald Bryce,
Robert H. Davys,
John Evans,
James Kerr Galloway,
Thomas W. Gedling,
Alex. Russell Henshilwood,
Alexander Liston,
James G. Mackenzie,
Archibald P. Mackenzie,
James C. McAdam,
Robert N. McElnea,
James McLachlan,
Hugh McQuaker,
Matthew S. McRobert,
Henry J. Matthews,
John H. Milne,
William A., Milne,
Evelyn R. Milne,
Thomas W. Morrison,
Jas. G. Paterson,
William H. Rastall,
Christina Rennie,
Joseph Ricketts,
Henry Frederick Ries,
Malcolm Shaw.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 27th May 1921