St.Andrew C.of E. Church, Linacre

 

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


  Charles HenryAINSWORTH
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  SALCOCK
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Lance Cpl J HALLEN Serving
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Lance Cpl GALMOND Serving
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Sergt JimANDERSON Serving
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  AaronAPPLETON
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  PercyAPPLETON
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  Eric WilliamARMSTRONG
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Sergt ASHTON Serving
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Sergt AATKINS Serving
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Trooper JATKINS Serving
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Trooper W HATKINSON Serving
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  William HenryATKINSON
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Cpl TomBARRINGTON Serving
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  RichardBENSON
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  SamuelBERMAN
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Cpl ArthurBETTENS Serving
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  Arthur CharlesBETTENS
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Cpl JBETTENS Serving
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Cpl JasBIRCHRAMC Serving
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  WilliamBOOTHMAN
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Cpl T ABREAKELL Serving
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Cpl T WBREAKELL Serving
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  Thomas ArthurBREAKELL
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Cpl ABRETHERTON Serving
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  Albert JohnBROCKMAN
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  ThomasBROUGH
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  ErnestBUCKLEY
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  AlfredBUTLER
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  AlexanderCAMPBELL
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  CharlesCAMPBELL
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JasCARDWELL Serving
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Sam ECARDWELL Serving
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  Samuel EdwardCARDWELL
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WmCARDWELL Serving
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Sergt CHAYTOR Serving
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JCLARE Serving
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DCOLLETT Serving
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JosephCOLLETT Serving
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  Thomas WilliamCOLLETT
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TomCOLLETT Serving
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  WilliamCOPELAND
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JamesCORRIN Serving
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TomCORRIN Serving
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  George HenryCOWAN
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JCOWAN Serving
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  CharlesCOWLEY
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  George JamesCOWLEY
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  ThomasCOWLEY
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  DavidCRAIG
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  ThomasCRAIG
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  Thos HenryCROSS
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  JohnDAVIES
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JDODDRAMC Serving
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  EleanorDODWELLLusitania
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Gnr MECCLES Serving
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also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  William EdwardEDEY
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AlbertEVANS Serving
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W AEVANS Serving
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  JosephFAZACKERLY
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  James HenryFENNEY
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JasFENNY Serving
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ChasFLYNN Serving
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  WalterFODDY
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JFORMBY Serving
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  John HenryFROSTICK
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  DavidFYLES
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GGORTON Serving
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  William HenryGORTON
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  Alfred JGREEN
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also Masonic Great War Project
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs
  HubertGREGORY
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StanleyGRIEVE Serving
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FGUMMERY Serving
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HerbertHARRISON Serving
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Sgt JHARRISON Serving
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WmHARRISON Serving
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  SpencerHAWORTH
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Sgt JosHENDERSON Serving
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Lance Cpl T MHENRIKSEN Serving
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Sgt HEY Serving
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  RolandHILL
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H HHOCKADAY Serving
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  JosephHODGINS
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  George JamesHOLLY
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  Henry HerbertHOLLY
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  Robert BHOLLY
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EHOME Serving
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Cpl A HJACOB Serving
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Lance Cpl AlexJACOB Serving
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  AlexanderJACOBS
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  John BenjaminJAMES
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Lance Cpl HerbertJARDINE Serving
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  AlexanderJOHNSTON
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also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

  Wilfrid HJOHNSTON
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  HaroldJONES
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  HerbertJONES
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  JosephJONES
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  WilliamKEATING
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  George ClarenceKIRBY
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  James EdwardKITE
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  Samuel GrundyLAMB
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John ALAMBERT Serving
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WLANDER Serving
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also Litherland Digital

  LudwillLEE
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  James WilliamLISTON
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JMADDOX Serving
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J FMAKIN Serving
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  JamesMANNING
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  ThomasMARCH
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  WilliamMARTIN
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  DavidMCBLAIN
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JasMcGREGOR Serving
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HMcINDOE Serving
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also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

  William JMCNAMEE
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  FrankMILLER
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AMORLEY Serving
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VMORLEY Serving
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HenryMULLACRANE Serving
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PMURRAY Serving
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BenMUTCH Serving
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  BenjaminMUTCH
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GNEWMAN Serving
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  GeorgeNEWMAN
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  GeorgeOWEN
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J HOWEN Serving
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  G H TathamPATON VC MC
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BPATTERSON Serving
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JPEACH Serving
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J EPEAKE Serving
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  ThomasPENROSE
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also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  Samuel ThomasPLATT
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  AlfredPLUNKETT
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Gunner APOLLEN Serving
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  AlfredPOLLEN
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ChrisREAD Serving
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  Christopher GrahamREAD
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  Thomas G WREAD
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GREADY Serving
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  George ErnestREADY
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  JamesRENSHAW
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  ThomasRENSHAW
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Geo ASCARTH Serving
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  John AlexanderSCOTT
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  GeorgeSEDDON
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HarrySEDDON Serving
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  HarrySEDDON
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Rifleman JSEPHTON Serving
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Geo WSHEPHERD Serving
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  Ralph AlfredSHEPHERD
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

  RichardSHERWOOD
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  WilliamSIMM
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SIMMS Brother of Samuel Simms (Serving)
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SamlSIMMS Serving
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  Harold JohnSMITH
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Bandsman StanleySMITH Serving
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JSTEPHENSON Serving
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RSTEWART Serving
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  CharlesSUMNER
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  DavidSUTHERLAND
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J A ErnestTAYLOR Serving
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  EdwardTHOMPSON
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  EdwardTOMLEY
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JTRINICK Serving
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  Henry HowardTURNER
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  JamesTURNER
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Staff Sergeant AVIDLER Serving
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Harry AVOSS Serving
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  Robert NelsonWAGNER
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also Litherland Digital

  WilliamWAGNER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


George EWALDRON Serving
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W JWALDRON Serving
Merseyside Roll of Honour


WWALKER Serving
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AlbertWARREN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Rifleman HWHITE Serving
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  James ArthurWHITE
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CecilWHITEHEAD Serving
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PWHITEHEAD Serving
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  JohnWILLIAMS
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WalterWILLIAMS Serving
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  WalterWILLIAMS
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JWILLS Serving
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WWOOD Serving
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  WilliamWRIGHT
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
ST.ANDREW'S, LINACRE.
WELCOME HOME TO "OLD BOYS" OF THE PARISH.
     St.Andrew's Church Hall, Linacre, was gay with bunting and natural flowers on Shrove Tuesday evening, when the "Old Boys" connected with the Church were welcomed home and entertained to a good knife-and-fork tea (Served by Messrs Reece and Sons), followed by a "smoker." Each guest was presented with a "button-hole" on entering the room, and this not only added to the cheery appearance of things, but was the means of a good deal of social merriment, and effectually made everyone feel quite at ease and brotherly.
     The Litherland Urban District Council was represented by its chairman (Councillor Walker), and Mrs. Walker, and Mr. W.H. Elce (Surveyor). The Vicar (Rev. George Jackson) presided, and was supported by the above mentioned and Mrs. Jackson, Rev. N.A.E. Earle, Mr. and Mrs. Raby (hon. treasurer and secretary, Mr. A.E. Heaton, and Church Councillors T. Cunningham, R. Chambers, A. Dickinson, W. Boardman, A. Wilkinson, R. Pollock, T. Rowland, K. Armstrong, and A. Cormode. The late War Working Party was also well represented, the members present including Messrs. Corlett, Finney, Hockaday, Hilton, Langtry, Fazakerley, Marshall, Milner, Palmer, Seddon, Swinney, Thornbell, and its president, Mrs. Jackson. 
     Mr. G.F. Howell had arranged an exceptionally attractive concert, the principal artistes being Messrs H. Mullacrane, W. Prenton, T. Hall, R. Chambers, T. Sanders, W. Pugh (father), W. Pugh (son), Mr. Joe Lee, and Mr. Elce. Many encores were demanded, and the strength of the programme was greatly appreciated.
     Before the concert began, on the suggestion of the Vicar, all present stood, in silence, as a token of loving memory to those who would never return.
     During an interval Coun. Walker expressed his great pleasure at being present on so glad an occasion, and trusted that all would find an avenue for their energy in some form of Church work. They had accomplished great things on the field of battle, but there were quite as great if not greater victories to be won at home. 
     The Rev. G. Jackson also spoke, and said that he felt he ought to bear witness to the untiring zeal of the late St.Andrew's Working Party, the wives of the working men of the parish who for five years came together in that hall weekly to make comforts for the boys on service. Over 3,000 "comforts" were in this way worked and sent out. All present then gave the late working party a rousing round of applause.
     Hearty thanks were also given to the hon. treasurer and secretary (Mr. and Mrs. Raby respectively), Mr. Howell and the artistes, and to St.Andrew's congregation, through their representatives present as the hosts, for the delightful evening.
     After "The King," a great circle was formed of about 150 strong, and "Auld Lang Syne" brought a very happy evening to a close.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 20th February 1920

 

     The Mayor of Bootle presided at a concert in aid of St.Andrew's War Memorial last evening (Thursday) when "The Dancing Elves" gave a dainty exhibition of the terpsichorean art.

 

WALTON TIMES Friday 7th May 1920

 
IN GRATEFUL MEMORY.
SIR THOMAS ROYDEN UNVEILS WAR MEMORIAL AT ST.ANDREW'S.
BISHOP OF LIVERPOOL'S INSPIRING SERMON.
     Sir Thomas Royden, M.P., on Sunday morning unveiled the east window and the mural tablet erected by the congregation of St.Andrew's Church, Litherland, in grateful memory to the honour of those of their sons and husbands and friends who gave their lives in the great war. The Bishop of Liverpool dedicated the window and the tablet.
     Very silent and solemn was the church during the ceremony; here was no blare of trumpets or flash of colour - triumphant jubilations of victory, but here the stillness and the dignity of sorrow. Very quiet were that throng of mourners, very quiet and still, but although many were weeping yet even in their tears shone glory and in their sorrow there was pride.
     The service opened on a note of entreaty and of hope - "Oh, God, our help in ages past," being sung softly and sweetly by the whole of the congregation. On a note of hope and of faith, too, were the first words spoken by the minister - "I am the Resurrection and the Life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die."
     Then followed prayers beautifully appropriate to the occasion, and finally the anthem, "Let us now praise famous men," with its so suitable wording, "The Lord hath wrought great glory to them, through His great power from the beginning. There be of them, that have left a name behind them that their praises may be reported. And some there be that have no memorial - who are perished as though they had never been. Their seed shall remain for ever, and their glory shall not be blotted out. Their bodies are buried in peace, but their name liveth for evermore. The people tell of their wisdom, and the congregation will show forth their praise."
     When the last low sung word of the anthem had died into silence, the Bishop and Sir Thomas Royden, accompanied by the Vicar (Rev. G. Jackson), the curate (the Rev. N.A.E. Earle), and the Churchwardens, proceeded to the memorial window where the Vicar asked Sir Thomas Royden "on behalf of the parish and congregation to unveil this Memorial Window erected to the glory of God, and in grateful remembrance of the men of this parish and congregation who fell, and in honour of those who fought in the Great War, 1914-1918."
   Sir Thomas Royden then unveiled the window, which was dedicated by the Bishop of Liverpool with these words, "In the faith of Jesus Christ we dedicate this Window to the Glory of God, and in memory of the men of this Parish and Congregation who fell, and in honour of those who fought, in the Great War. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."
     Forming a beautiful colour blending of blue and of green, the window is composed of five lights and tracery. The main subject is the Resurrection, occupying the upper portion of the three centre lights - our risen Lord in seen in the centre, and on either side are adoring angels. In the two outside lights are figures of two patron saints - St.Nicholas of sailors, and St.George of soldiers. Below these respectively are: Christ stilling the Tempest - "Peace, be Still" - and "The Vision of Constantine" on the eve of battle. In the centre base the Arms of the Diocese of Liverpool are supported by two Angels, and on either side of this panel are small subjects; Christ tending a wounded sailor and soldier, and Christ offering the Crown of Life to the Soldier who has finished his country's service. The main Lights of the Tracery are filled with figures of St.Peter, St.Andrew, St.James, and St.John, the topmost opening containing the "Agnus Dei," and in the other small panels are devotional Angels. The text "Now is Christ risen from the dead and become the first fruits of them that slept" is borne by eight Angels immediately above the main lights. At the base of the window the following dedicatory inscription is recorded:- "In Memory of the Men who fell, and in Honour of those who fought in the Great War, 1914-1918."
     After the dedication of the memorial window the mural tablet containing the names of the church's ninety-five fallen was unveiled and dedicated. The list of names were read slowly and solemnly amidst the silence of many mourners, by the Curate (the Rev. N.A.E Earle), and then poignant, mournful, unended, the Last Post rang out. Followed prayers, and then the hymn, "God bless our Motherland."
     The Bishop of Liverpool, in a sermon of comfort and inspiration, urged the living to act worthily of the self-sacrificing dead, and said that the window and tablet were something more than a memorial. From them the dead who yet lived spoke, and called the living to service, and to follow them in sacrifice. Only by sacrifice had the war been won, and only by sacrifice might be won the fruits of victory. By sacrifice and by a renewal of the spirit of brotherhood. During the war men had forgotten their old suspicions and their class hatreds - officers had been willing to die for their men and men for their officers. Men realised that they were members of one great brotherhood, and being brothers in life were willing to be brothers also in death. That spirit of brotherhood was wanted to-day. We must stamp out the bitter racial and class hatreds, the suspicions, and the prejudices, and get back again to earth the true spirit of peace - the spirit of brotherhood. And with that spirit of brotherhood during the war went the spirit of service, and that too we must recapture. The spirit of service with which went hand-in-hand the spirit of sympathy and of kindness. The strong must be ready to help the weak, and the rich the poor. One of the most hopeful signs of the times was the spread of kindness, of which he had ample proof in his daily work.
     Only by these three things, the spirits of sacrifice, of brotherhood, and of service, could the world repay the men who had died, and those who had come back. Only by these could they be repaid; only thus the debt wiped off, and their sacrifice be rewarded.
     At the conclusion of the sermon the hymn "For all the Saints" was sung, and then after a benediction the service closed with the singing of the National Anthem. A further memorial service was held in the evening when the memorial window was illuminated. Services were also held on the Monday and Wednesday evenings, and will be continued on Sunday next. The cost of the dual memorial is about 850, and it is hoped to raise the debit balance of 80 at these services. 
     As St.Andrew's parish embraces an area partly in Bootle and partly in Litherland, the Mayor and Corporation of Bootle and the Chairman (Mr. C.R. Bradley) and members of the Litherland Council were invited, together with the district justices of the peace and members of the West Derby Guardians, to attend. The Mayor (Alderman Johnston) who had been summoned to Maryport owing to the sudden illness of his mother, was represented by the Deputy Mayor (Coun. H. Pennington). Other representatives of Bootle Council present were Ald. J.R. Barbour, Ald. Dr. Pearson, Coun. Mrs. Smith, and Councillors E. Smith, W. Scott, J. Scott, R.A. Black, T. Ashton, T. Harris, B. Wolfenden, A. Malins and P. Grainger. Coun. C.R. Bradley was accompanied by Councillors W.A. Gale, T.C. Walker, C. Spencer, T.W. Smith, Mr. G. Ponsford (Surveyor), and other officials of the Council. 
     The following are the names inscribed upon the memorial tablet:-
Joseph Stanley Alcock,
Aaron Appleton,
Percy Appleton,
Eric William Armstrong,
William Henry Atkinson,
Richard Benson,
Samuel Berman,
Arthur Charles Bettens,
William Boothman,
Thomas Arthur Breakell,
Albert John Brockman,
Thomas Brough,
James W. Brown,
Ernest Buckley,
Alfred Butter,
Alexander Campbell,
Charles Campbell,
Samuel Edward Cardwell,
Thomas William Collett,
William Copeland,
George Henry Cowan,
Charles Cowley,
George James Cowley,
Thomas Cowley,
David Craig,
Thomas Craig,
Thomas Henry Cross,
John Davies
Eleanor Dodwell ("Lusitania"),
William Edward Edey,
Joseph Fazackerly,
Walter Foddy,
John Henry Frostick,
David Fyles,
William Henry Gorton,
Alfred J. Green,
Hubert Gregory,
Roland Hill,
Joseph Hodgins,
George James Holly,
Henry Herbert Holly,
Robert B. Holly,
Spencer Howarth,
Alexander Jacobs,
John Benjamin James,
Alexander Johnston,
Harold Jones,
Herbert Jones,
Joseph Jones,
William Keating,
George Clarence Kirby,
James Edward Kite,
Samuel Grundy Lamb,
Ludwill Lee,
James William Liston,
James Manning,
William Martin,
Frank Miller,
Benjamin Mutch,
David McBlain,
William J. McNamee,
George Newman,
George Owen,
G.H. Tatham Paton, V.C., M.C.,
Thomas Penrose,
Samuel Thomas Platt,
Alfred Plunkett,
Alfred Pollen,
Christopher Graham Read,
Thomas G.W. Read,
George Ernest Ready,
James Renshaw,
Thos. Renshaw,
John Alexander Scott,
George Seddon,
Harry Seddon,
Ralph Alfred Shepherd,
Richard Sherwood,
William Simm,
Harold John Smith,
Charles Sumner,
David Sutherland,
Edward Thompson,
Henry Howard Turner,
Robert Nelson Wagner,
William Wagner,
Albert Warren,
James Arthur White,
John Williams,
Walter Williams,
William Wright,
Charles Henry Ainsworth,
James Henry Fenney
Wilfrid Henry Johnston.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 9th Dec 1921

St.Andrew C.of E. Church, Linacre Parishioners (1915)

 
SOLDIER PARISHIONERS.
St.Andrew's Send Gifts to Men on Active Service.
     The Vicar and congregation of St.Andrew's, Linacre, have not been unmindful of the men belonging to the parish who are now serving in the King's Forces.
     In addition to boxes of woollen goods which have been sent on different occasions to "the front," the Thursday All-day Working Party were able to send away nearly 300 parcels to as many men as a little Christmas souvenir. Each parcel contained some warm article of underwear, a muffler or helmet, besides stationery, a Christmas card, and in many cases a packet of cigarettes.
     The labour involved was no light affair, but thanks to the enthusiastic band of workers who rallied round Mrs. Jackson for that effort, not one of the men was forgotten. Each parcel was despatched "From the Vicar and congregation of St.Andrew."
     The kindly thought of St.Andrew's workers is proved to have been greatly appreciated by eliciting no less than 80 letters from the following recipients:-
Sergt. ASHTON
Sergt. Jim ANDERSON
Sergt. A. ATKINS
Lance Cpl G. ALMOND
Lance Cpl J.H. ALLEN
Trooper J. ATKINS
Trooper W.H. ATKINSON
Cpl. J. BETTENS
Cpl. Arthur BETTENS
Cpl. T.A. BREAKELL
Cpl. T.W. BREAKELL
Cpl. Jas BIRCH R.A.M.C.
Cpl. Tom BARRINGTON
Cpl. A. BRETHERTON
Sergt. CHAYTOR
James CORRIN
Tom CORRIN
Wm CARDWELL
Jas CARDWELL
Sam E. CARDWELL
J. CLARE
Joseph COLLETT
Tom COLLETT
D. COLLETT
J. COWAN
J. DODD R.A.M.C.
W.A. EVANS
Jas FENNY
Chas FLYNN
Gnr. M. ECCLES
Albert EVANS
J. FORMBY
G. GORTON
F. GUMMERY
Stanley GRIEVE
Sgt. J. HARRISON
Sgt. Jos HENDERSON
Wm. HARRISON
Herbert HARRISON
E. HOME
Lance Cpl. T.M. HENRIKSEN
Sgt HEY
H.H. HOCKADAY
Cpl A.H. JACOB
Lance Cpl Alex JACOB
Lance Cpl Herbert JARDINE
John A LAMBERT
W. LANDER
J. MADDOX
Jas McGREGOR
A. MORLEY
V. MORLEY
H. McINDOE
Henry MULLACRANE
P. MURRAY
Ben MUTCH
G. NEWMAN
J.H. OWEN
J. PEACH
J.E. PEAKE
Gunner A. POLLEN
B. PATTERSON
G. READY
Chris READ
J.F. MAKIN
R. STEWART
Geo A. SCARTH
J. STEPHENSON
Rifleman J. SEPHTON
Bandsman Stanley SMITH
Harry SEDDON
Geo W. SHEPHERD
Saml. SIMMS
Brother of Saml. SIMMS
J. TRINICK
J.A. Ernest TAYLOR
Harry A. VOSS
Staff Sergeant A. VIDLER
Rifleman H. WHITE
Walter WILLIAMS
W.J. WALDRON
George E. WALDRON
Cecil WHITEHEAD
P. WHITEHEAD
J. WILLS
W. WALKER
W. WOOD
     Some of the letters are sufficiently interesting to justify quotation. For instance, Sergt. H., wrote:- "I must indeed thank you to the very extreme and from the bottom of my heart for the most useful present received yesterday, with great appreciation. I am now at home wounded, but will most probably be going back shortly, and I am sure that the towel and soap will be greatly appreciated. A month before I came home I would have given a 1 for the loan of such a luxury with some clean water, but I am sure it will come in most useful when I do go back, and when I use it it will remind me of all the subscribers at St.Andrew's Church."
     Another correspondent wrote: - "I am here (Blackpool) with the Reserve Field ambulance as instructor, and am billeted in the parish of St.Paul, North Shore. The Vicar, Rev. E.W. Parslew, is a splendid man, and is doing a fine work amongst the troops. I enclose notes of the sermons for the last two Sundays. I am glad to be able to tell you that I am proud of being a Churchman, which fact I attribute to sound advice at a very critical period of my life. With several of my comrades, I have been to Communion, and find it most helfpul. You must have thought that the good seed sown by you and Mr. Southall had in my case fallen on stony ground, but unquestionably at this present moment when a man is striving to serve his country as best he may, it makes him also strive to serve his Maker, that his service may be acceptable."
      "H.W." wrote: - "The first thing my eyes lighted upon when I opened the parcel was the socks, which were greatly needed. They are thick, woollen, and warm, just the thing for sentry duty at nights. The cigarettes came in at a time when I and the rest of my pals were short. They all voted St.Andrew's as a fine church to belong to. We attend Christ Church every Sunday morning, and when not on duty, on Sunday evenings also. Again thanking you."
 

BOOTLE TIMES Friday 15th January 1915