Linacre Council School

 

Names on Memorial
BIOGRAPHY RANK FORENAME SURNAME REGIMENT MEDAL OTHER
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  John PBIRCHL Fus Left school 1910
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  JohnCABBOTT7 Kings Left school 1909
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  John HenryCOOK5 Kings Left school 1911
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  AndrewCRONE10 Kings Left school 1908
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  JohnCROWE7 Kings Left school 1908
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  ThomasCURPHEY1 Kings Left school 1907
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  Jas BDALGLEISHRN Left school 1910
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  JohnEVANSRE Left school 1912
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  AlfredFAIRWEATHERRFA Left school 1910
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  HaroldFERNYHOUGH11 Border Left school 1910
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  FrankFOSTERL Fus Left school 1913
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  ErnestGEORGE3 Kings Left school 1908
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  Clyde RGERARDRFA DCM Left school 1910
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  GeorgeGREGGRFA Left school 1911
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  John WGREGGRWF Left school 1912
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  DavidHANNAH7 Kings Left school 1909
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  JamesHARPER5 Kings Left school 1911
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  Wm NoelHATTONASC Left school 1907
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also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  Geo WmHINCKSCan DCM Left school 1906
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  HarryJENNINGS7 Kings Left school 1910
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  JohnJOHNSTONRE Left school 1911
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  ErnestKNIGHT17 Kings Left school 1911
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also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  HerbtLILLEYRGA Left school 1913
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  GeorgeLOWE7 Kings Left school 1913
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  JamesLOWE7 Kings Left school 1911
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  Charles GMARLESRFA Left school 1906
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  Harold RMATTHEWS7 Kings Left school 1909
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  JMCQUILTONRMLI Left school 1911
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  FrankMILLERRN Left school 1910
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  Walter H MUIR10 Kings Left school 1908
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  Samuel JNELSONS Lanc Left school 1906
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  Herbt A H OWEN10 Kings Left school 1909
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  OwenOWENSRFA Left school 1912
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  EricPARR7 Kings Left school 1908
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  A VictorPEARSON6 Kings Left school 1909
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  WalterPENLINGTONWelch R Left school 1913
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  AlfredPERRYRFA Left school 1913
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  FrankPLUMMER18 Kings Left school 1910
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  John VROBERTSRW Left school 1907
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  Wm ROBERTSRE Left school 1911
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  Wm KROTHWELLMan Rgt Left school 1909
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  Ernest EROWLANDRMLI Left school 1911
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  Geo JSCHOFIELD7 Kings Left school 1909
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  JohnSHAWRFA Left school 1912
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  ErnestSMITH7 Kings Left school 1908
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  C HarryTHOMAS7 Kings Left school 1910
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  John RWILLIAMSRNR Left school 1909
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  WilliamWILSON19 Kings Left school 1910
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  MayWYLIEWAAC
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
BOOTLE SCHOOL MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL COT ENDOWED IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN.
     An interesting and notable ceremony took place at Linacre Council Schools on Tuesday, when on behalf of the past and present scholars and their parents a cheque for 500 was handed to the Mayor (Councillor Harry Pennington) for the endowment of a bed in the Bootle Borough Hospital in memory of "old boys" of the school who fell in the Great War. A mural tablet recording the gift is to be placed in the schoolyard, and smaller tablets will be erected in each of the three departments of the school. The function took place in the school playground, where the children were drawn up in orderly ranks facing a small platform. Accompanying the Mayor were Mr. F.A.J. Poulsom, J.P. (Chairman of the Bootle Borough Hospital Committee), Mr. F. Frith, J.P. (hon. treasurer of the institution), Mr. Collingworth (hon. treasurer of the Memorial Fund), Mr. Gardner, Mr. A. Yates (headmaster), Cpt. H.E. Thomas, M.C., and other members of the staff. A number of parents were also present. The proceedings began with the singing of "O, God, our help in ages past."
     The Mayor said they were met for the purpose of receiving a very handsome cheque which had been subscribed by scholars past and present to endow a cot in the Borough Hospital in memory of "old boys" of the school who had given their lives for their country. When the proposal was mooted in November last, the sum aimed at seemed a very large one, but he was personally so pleased with the idea of the scholars banding together to help an institution which was doing such an excellent work for the relief and cure of sickness and suffering that he promised to give 1 for every 100 subscribed by the school. At that time he did not think he would have to part with 5 - (laughter) - but such had proved to be the case, and he could assure them that he was delighted it was so. He heartily thanked Mr. Yates and all who had been associated with him in so successfully organising the effort, which would stand as an example worthy of emulation by the other schools of the borough.
     His worship concluded by asking the Headmaster to grant the scholars a half-holiday - a request which was reinforced by fervent juvenile cheers.
     Hector Baird, one of the scholars, then stepped forward, and handed the cheque to the Mayor, in doing which he made a brief but well-phrased speech in excellent style. Hector is evidently popular with his school fellows, and was heartily cheered as he returned to his place. The Mayor also complimented him on his admirable delivery.
     Mr. F.A.J. Poulson, J.P., in accepting the cheque on behalf of the Bootle Borough Hospital Committee, said he hoped the good feeling to which expression had been given would always exist between the Hospital and the community. All connected with Linacre school were to be highly congratulated upon their choice of a memorial to those who had fallen in the Great War. They had made an everlasting record of their gratitude to these brave men, and they had the assurance that henceforth they had a share in the work which was being carried on day and night at the Borough Hospital for the relief of the suffering and sick. He wished to convey to all who had contributed to the realisation of the memorial the very hearty thanks of the Hospital Committee for their very handsome gift. (Hear, hear.)
     Mr. F. Frith, J.P., said the success of the memorial was a matter of hearty congratulation to all the boys and girls of Linacre School. He remembered being present at the inception of the scheme, and although the amount of money needed seemed large the confidence of Mr. Yates and his staff and the energy and enthusiasm which they infused into the scholars left no doubt as to the result. Indeed, he believed that rather more than the necessary amount had been raised. They has commemorated the memory of fallen scholars in a most worthy and enduring manner, and their memorial would continue in all its usefulness for as long as the Borough Hospital existed to carry on its beneficent work. (Applause.) 
     Mr. Gardner proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor for his support of the scheme, and his attendance that morning. In Councillor Harry Pennington they had a Chief Magistrate who was ever able to do the right thing at the right time and in the right manner. (Applause.)
     Mr. Yates seconded the vote, and on behalf of the staff and himself warmly thanked the scholars, former scholars, and their parents, for the splendid way in which they had supported a worthy memorial to gallant men. As an instance of the enthusiasm manifested, he mentioned that the infants department organised a little effort of their own which realised 60 in one afternoon. (Applause.) Moreover, so wholehearted was the support of the parents that a jumble sale subsequently held realised another 60 in the space of a couple of hours. (Applause.) Mention should also be made of the splendid co-operation given by Mr. Campbell, manager of the Bootle Picture House, to whom they were greatly indebted, not only for valuable suggestions but for ready help in granting the use of his cinema in a matinee which realised 25. (Hear, hear.) There were many others whom they desired to thank for having volunteered their assistance gratuitously, more especially the Vicar of St.Matthew's for the use of the parochial hall, the Vicar of St.Andrew's for the loan of chairs, the members of Linacre Wesleyan Mission, and the "Masked Entertainers" troupe. To these, and all who had helped, they extended their warmest thanks. (Applause.) The memorial would always be a link with the grand work being done by the Borough Hospital, and would keep in remembrance those whom they would not again see in this world but who in the noblest spirit of patriotism had laid down their lives for the sake of others. (Applause.)
     The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem and cheers for the Mayor and the school staff.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 23rd April 1920

 
LINACRE "OLD BOYS."
WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED AT COUNCIL SCHOOL
     "Honour to the immortal dead - that great white company of shining souls who gave their youth that the world might grow old in peace. These nobly played their parts; these heard the call; for God and King and Home they gave their all."
     When the Great War is but a chapter in school history books these words, inscribed upon a memorial tablet in Linacre Council School playground, will remind schoolboys of the great price which their forefathers had to pay for the precious cause of liberty. The tablet, given by Mr. David Brown, and designed by Mr. T. Williams, is of bronze and brass, with the Bootle coat of arms in enamel. It has been fitted into the school wall, and the lettering is by Chas. W. Hall. The memorial contains the names of 48 "old boys" and one girl who gave their lives for their country, and records the fact that the parents, scholars, friends, and teachers of the school also endowed a bed at the Borough Hospital in memory of these gallant scholars.
     A large number of those interested gathered in the school playground on Friday evening, when the table was unveiled by the Mayoress (Mrs. Harry Pennington). The Mayor (Coun. H. Pennington) was also present. The solemn service commenced with the National anthem, after which

THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLBOY AND THE WAR.

     Mr. A. Yates, A.C.P., the Headmaster, welcomed the parents and old scholars present. He said they had met to honour the memory of those who had given their lives during the late disastrous war, and to show their deep sorrow and sympathy for those who had lost dear ones who once attended the school. Historians would probably state that the war was won by the elementary schoolboy. (Hear, hear.) British elementary education had often been traduced and belittled, but if it produced boys who could "play the game," if it produced boys who knew how to act honourably and make the best of opportunity, then English elementary education had vindicated itself. (Applause.) Every schoolmaster had seen how, during the war, the principles of courage, industry, and honesty implanted at school had been remembered by his pupils in after life. The tablet had been placed in the school-yard to remind present and future pupils of the sacrifice made by the "old boys," that they who remained might always cherish their memory and that the present scholars might be inspired by their example. (Applause.)
     Watts' beautiful hymn, "O God, our help in ages past," was next sung, led by a choir of children under the baton of Mr. E. Preston. Mr. Parkinson was at the piano.

RIGHTS - AND DUTIES.

     Ald. Dr. Roberts, J.P. (Chairman of the Education Committee) said he supposed there were very few friends there that evening who had not suffered or given something during the last five or six trying years. They were glad to see so many old boys. Some had come back unscathed and some bore marks of their suffering, but there were many who would never return from the foreign lands where they had fought for truth and right - even giving their all. The sympathy of all present would be extended to their relations. The beautiful tablet on the school wall was a slight expression of that sympathy and a memorial to all the boys who had died for what they conceived to be their duty. It was their duty. In these days we heard a great deal about rights and privileges, but very little about duty - a man's duty to himself, to his family, to his town, to his country, and to the world in general. If the world would only follow the example of the men who gave their lives for others, it would be a much better place to live in. (Hear, hear.) It was very fitting that the actual memorial should take the form of a bed endowed at Bootle Hospital, so that whose who were suffering, as the soldiers suffered when wounded, could have the best of attention. (Applause)

ROLL OF THE FALLEN.

     An appropriate passage of scripture was read by the Rev. G. Jackson, M.A. (Vicar of St.Andrew's) and the roll of the dead was called by Captain H.E. Thomas, R.E., M.C. The names, with the years in which they left the school, are as follows: -
1906: Hincks, Geo. Wm., D.C.M., Can.;
  Marles, Charles C., R.F.A.;
  Nelson, Samuel J., South Lancs.;
1907: Curphey, Thomas, 1st King's;
  Hatton, Wm. Noel, A.S.C.;
  Roberts, John V., R.W.
1908: Crone, Andrew, 10th King's;
  Crowe, John, 7th King's;
  George, Ernest, 3rd King's;
  Muir, Walter H., 10th King's;
  Parr, Eric, 7th King's;
  Smith, Ernest, 7th King's;
1909: Hannah, David, 7th King's;
  Cabbott, John, 7th King's;
  Matthews, Harold R., 7th King's;
  Owen, Herbert A.H., 10th King's;
  Pearson, A.Victor, 6th King's;
  Rothwell, Wm. K., Manchester Regt.;
  Schofield, Geo. J., 7th King's;
  Williams, John R., R.N.R.;
1910: Birch, John P., Lancs. Fus.;
  Dalgleish, James B., R.N.;
  Fairweather, Alfred, R.F.A.;
  Fernyhough, Harold, 11th Border;
  Gerard, Clyde R., D.C.M., R.F.A.;
  Jennings, Harry, 7th King's;
  Miller, Frank, R.N.;
  Plummer, Frank, 18th King's;
  Thomas, C. Harry, 7th King's;
  Wilson, Wm., 19th King's;
1911: Gregg, George, R.F.A.;
  Cook, John Henry, 5th King's;
  Harper, Jas. 5th King's;
  Johnston, John, R.E.;
  Knight, Ernest, 17th King's;
  Lowe, James, 7th King's;
  McQuilton, J., R.M.L.I.;
  Roberts, Wm., R.E.;
  Rowlands, Ernest E., R.M.L.I.;
1912: Evans, John; R.E.;
  Gregg, John W., R.W.F.;
  Owens, Owen, R.F.A.;
  Shaw, John, R.F.A.;
1913: Foster, Frank, L. Fus.;
  Lilley, Herbert, R.G.A.;
  Lowe, George, 7th King's;
  Penlington, Walter, Welch R.;
  Perry, Alfred, R.F.A.
  Wylie, May, W.A.A.C.
     There was a silent tribute to the fallen while the Mayoress unveiled the tablet, and then the Rev. C.A. McCormick, M.A. (vicar of St.Matthew's) read the Church of England "Prayer for the Fallen" and "Prayer for the Relatives," concluding with the Lord's Prayer, which all present repeated.

VALUE OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.

     The Mayor said he arose to address them with mingled feelings. He felt honoured to be with them on such an important occasion, but he felt sorry that they had such a lengthy roll of honour. It was an exceedingly good idea to endow a cot in Bootle Hospital as a war memorial. Mr. Yates had spoken of the effect of elementary education in the schools, and he (the Mayor) was not ashamed to say that his own children were educated at elementary schools before going to Liverpool. They might not have known the classics, but they soon made tracks round the other children in other subjects. (Applause.) That was only one instance of the value of elementary education. He hoped those who had lost dear ones would rest assured that the boys and men had manfully carried out their duties that we might live and that civilisation might continue. Without their sacrifice we should have been serfs now and serfs for all time. (Hear, hear.) He believed the Government were doing their best to give adequate pensions to those who suffered during the war, and he hoped that those who received pensions would be grateful to those who were doing their best in the matter (Applause.)
     The choir sang "Peace be with out boys departed," a very beautiful litany.
     Mr. David Brown, who had given the tablet, also made a few remarks, and after another hymn the Rev. Thomas Hannah pronounced the Benediction.
     The service concluded with the Last Post sounded by a bugler from the K.L.R. Depot, while a detachment from the same regiment under Sergt.-Major C. Daley, presented arms.
     Letters, regretting inability to attend the ceremony, were received from Sir T. Royden, M.P., Ald. Dr. Pearson, Dr. W. Allan Daley, M.O.H., and others.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 23rd April 1920

 
LINACRE SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL.

ENDOWMENT OF A HOSPITAL COT.

     We have received a copy of the audited balance sheet in connection with Linacre Council School War Memorial Fund. Receipts included Donations 135 9s. 4d.; Children's Subscriptions, Boys' School 91 6s. 1d., Girls' 42 3s. 6d., Infants' 45 8s. 6d. - 178 18s. 1d.; Concerts (3) 35 9s. 2d.; Whist Drives (2) 38 5s. 3d.; Matinees (2) 44 15s. 10d.; Sales of Work (3) 124 19s. 11d.; Bank Interest 10 4s. 8d. - total 568 2s. 3d.
     Of the amount received 500 has been devoted to the endowment of a Cot at Bootle Borough Hospital, the cost of fixing tablet in the schoolyard was 31 10s., three bronze plates and bronze inset tablet 10, and miscellaneous items 26 12s. 3d. The brass memorial Tablet was given by Mr. David Brown, Canal Iron works, Bootle, designed by Mr. Gilbert T. Williams, Bootle School of Art, and arranged by Mr. Charles R. Hall, Temple-street, Liverpool.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 9th July 1920