Crosby and Blundellsands Civic Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


  F JABBOTT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TALDRIDGE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C RALLMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

  GALMOND
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RALTY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EAPPLEBY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W JARNOLD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F SBAINES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  LBALLARD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C WBANISTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GBARNES
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Battle of Bellewaarde

  A GBARTLETT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FBEAGAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C LBLAKE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HBLEASE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HBLUNDELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RBLUNDELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R IBLUNDELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  DBOUSFIELD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J WBRADBURY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FBREW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GBREW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EBRIGGS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E MBRIGGS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J BBRISTOW
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Liverpool Exchange Newsroom War Memorial

  C NBROCKBANK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A JBROCKMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A DBRODBELT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GBRODBELT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RBULLOCK
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  G BBURTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  K HBURTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T ICADWELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R DCAMPBELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

  T CCATON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RCHAMBERS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ACHARLTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G ICHENEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A ICLINCH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A ACOLLINSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E NCOLLISTER
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)


  MCONDRON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SCOOK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C TCOULSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FCOWELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F GCOWMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R JCOWMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PCUMMINS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T H RDANIELS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J ODAVIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HDAVIES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SDAVIES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WDEADY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J SDEAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HDEARING
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JDELAMERE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SDODD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  P HDON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EDONNELLY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JDONNELLY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JDONNELLY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R JDONOVAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RDRAPER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E FDU CROSS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TDUMPHY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T SDUNCAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  D REDKINS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A WFAIRBAIRN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W RFAIRBAIRN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R MFERNIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  B KFINNIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C WFITZGERALD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EFRANCE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JFRANCE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JFRANCE
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  P NFRY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PGALBRAITH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H SGILLANDERS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F DGILLESPIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J HGOODYEAR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AGRENSTEAD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A CGROSSART
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  D BGROSSART
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R T RGROSSART
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J WHAIGH
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1914-1918)

  JHAILWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J WHALE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EHALEWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RHALEWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WHALEWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PHARRIS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  N LHART
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  MHARWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AHASPREY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


Rifleman A SHAYNES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W MHIGSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JHOBBS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  L BHOLFORD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AHOLME
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AHOOD ROWAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  MHOOD ROWAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AHOOK
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also The Old Birkonian Society

  E CHUGHES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  THUGHES
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

  JIVISON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J PJAMIESON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GJARDINE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JJARDINE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RJOHNSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RJOHNSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  GJOHNSTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RJOHNSTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W IJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J DKAIGH
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Discovering Anzacs

  J VKARRAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AKELSALL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JKENNY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T KKENWORTHY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JKEOGH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WKING
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H CLASLETT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HLEADBETTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HLEATHERBARROW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RLEATHERBARROW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ALEIGHTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F KLEVER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  S HLEWIS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GLIGHT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J GLIGHTFOOT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H KLIVERSIDGE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HLOVELADY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HLOVETT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W NLOWE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TLYNCH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AMACDONALD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C DMACDONALD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  D KMACFARLANE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TMALONE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A LMARE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FMARTIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GMARTIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMARTIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMARTIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WMARTIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HMARTLEW
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Bishop Eton War Memorial

  W JMASSEY LYNCH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HMAUDSLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMAUDSLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  CMAWDSLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMAWDSLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W EMAYCOX
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  B EMCBEATH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  L AMCCOLL
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  H LMCCORMACK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J CMCCORMACK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  KMCCULLOCH
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown War Memorial

  DMCDIARMID
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  V CMCKIEVER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  KMCLAREN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RMCLAREN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W E GMEIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F RMELLOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A EMILLER
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Service Records Library and Archives Canada

  A MMILLER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W HMILLER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  L FMILNER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMITCHELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  N LMITCHELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMOORE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  MMORHAM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMORLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WMORLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  V MMORRISON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R NMOUNTFIELD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RMURDOCH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  B BNAYLOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T W SNEAME
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  ANORMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AORMESHER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JOVERSBY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ROWEN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  O WPARKINSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C EPARR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W WPARR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  S VPARTRIDGE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J HPEARSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J CPLUMER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A RPOGGI
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  S FPORTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A DPOWELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PPOWELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E RPUGH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T CQUILLIAM
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A LRADFORD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W C LRADFORD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W HRADFORD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H ARILEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JRIMMER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WRIMMER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HROBERTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TROBERTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TRUSHTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  MRYAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H FSALE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  N BSAVAGE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WSCARISBRICK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FSCHULTZ
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J VSCOTT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HSHACKLADY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F MSHEARD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G SSHEARD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FSHEPPARD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ASHERRINGTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A WSMITH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PSMITH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  CSTOCKDALE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WSTOCKDALE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T BSTOWELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F DSTUART
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ESTURROCK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WSTURROCK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TSUMNER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F STAYLOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W H ETAYLOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JTHIRLWALL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T HTHIRLWALL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G ETHOMPSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H BTHOMPSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JTHORLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J ITHORNTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TTONKS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A F CVAUGHAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JVAUGHAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RVAUGHAN-ROBERTS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  E SVEEVERS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G AVICKERSTAFFE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SWALLACE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SWALTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R SWATT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  C GWEIR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AWENSLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F JWHARTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  J WWHARTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TWHARTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  H BWHINYATES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  B FWHITE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H JWHITEHEAD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  H TWHITSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T HWILKINSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J RWILLIAMS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  A CWILSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F WWILSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  P FWILSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T AWINDSOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  OWINROW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T MWINSLOW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  G DWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  R JWOOD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GWOODS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  F AWRAY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  T EWRAY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AWYATT
 

The creation of the Memorial

CROSBY WAR MEMORIAL.

CROSS TO BE ERECTED ON SITE TO BE CHOSEN.

     A public meeting, representatively, but not largely attended, of the residents of Great Crosby, was held at the Alexandra Hall, Blundellsands, last evening, to receive the report of the committee appointed early in 1919 to present a scheme for a memorial to the local heroes who fell in the great war.
     The Chairman of the Urban District Council (Mr.Jackson) who presided, said the committee reported that the memorial should take the form of a cross to be erected on a suitable site. The delay in reporting was due chiefly to work in connection with the reception of the men who returned from the war and the entertainment of their children.
     On the motion of Colonel A. Buckley, M.P., seconded by sir Robert Connell, the report was adopted.
     Dr. Buxton, remarked that a cross would form the most appropriate memorial in a township which took its name from the emblem of Christian sacrifice. On the motion of the Rev. T.H. Martin, The Rev. Edward Hartley seconding, the committee was re-appointed to raise a fund, and to erect the memorial on a site to be approved by the district council. Mr. A.J. Preston urged that the subscription should be general.
     In reply to members of the Great Crosby War Comrades' Association, the Chairman said the sites mooted were either near to that hall or in the centre of the village where the boulder stone stands.
     A proposal has been long before the township to remove the boulder, which is splitting, and obstructs traffic, and to widen the main road at this congested point.

WALTON TIMES Friday 21st January 1921

 
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE.

Crosby's Beautiful War Memorial Unveiled.

LORD DERBY AND NEW BISHOP AT CEREMONY.

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their Country's wishes bless'd.

- Wm. Collins

     Such were the thoughts which flashed across one's mind as the crowd around the Great Crosby War Memorial, in Alexandra Park, stood in silence, as it was unveiled by Lord Derby on Sunday. The reverent silent tribute to our glorious dead was only broken by the heart-broken sobs of a mother or widow who had lost their loved ones in the Great War, and whose names were inscribed on the monument before them.

Cost of War.

     The tear-stained faces of some of the people reminded one how true are the words of Franklin - "There never was a good war or a bad peace." This was strongly supported by the simple but appropriate words of Lord Derby.
     "When there are agitations between nations," he said, "let us remember what it cost the country, and see if there is not some way of settling our differences other than by the sword."
      The Memorial, which takes the form of a Garden of Remembrance, is unique and beautiful. In the centre is a neat monument, supporting a "Lamp of Memory," which will burn from sundown to sunrise for ever.
     In addition to this a memorial bed has been endowed in the Bootle Borough Hospital. The bed was dedicated on Sunday afternoon by Lieut.-Colonel A. Buckley, D.S.O., M.P. for the Waterloo Division, to the loving and glorious memory of the men of Great Crosby who fell. At the base of the inscription on the plate on the bed are the words -
On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread.

"Suspicion and Fear."

     Previous to the unveiling ceremony, a service was conducted at St.Luke's Parish Church at 10-30, by the Vicar, the Rev. E. Hartley, M.A., and was attended by the members and officials of the Council and representatives of various organisations, etc. There was not a seat vacant in the church.
     After the observance of the two minutes' silence, the new Bishop of Liverpool (Dr. A.A. David), in the course of an address - the first he has delivered since coming to the diocese - said suspicion and fear were still strong in England, Europe, and the whole world. Stronger than ever it seemed just now, and at the moment love seemed very hard to retain. There had been times when they had wondered if the men they had loved had died in vain. To give way to this was to doubt God. They could see signs of convictions growing daily that only by renewed trust could they find their way out of their troubles. Only by blotting out the past were we going to be delivered from the past.

"An Inspiring Memory."

     One of the most inspiring memories of the War was the wonderful sacrifice and courage of those who gave husbands, brothers, and sons. Let them lift their eyes for a moment to the vision before the great altar of Liverpool's sacrifice. There stood two multitudes - those who gave themselves, and the other of those who gave them. The men who gave their lives in the war asked for no reward, not even, the reward of remembrance. They made no claim that if they gave their lives their memory should be preserved. They saved England, and yet in their hearts before they died he thought there must have been a desire to live in the memories of their friends. He dare say that when their time came there would be some such desire in our hearts. The Saviour, as a wish and command, said, "This do in remembrance of Me." Such remembrance implied love, and while no one could say whether or not more people had been killed for hate than had died for love, the life of Christ and the lives of all who sacrificed themselves for what the Saviour taught, acted as a re-inforcement of love, a consolation whenever the chilling thought occurred that those we had loved had died in vain.
     "They gave themselves; you gave them. 'I would not exchange my dead son for any living son in Christendom,' was the cry of he who would not admit that his son was lost to him."

The Procession.

     Outside the church a procession was formed comprising the Chairman and members of the Council, officials, etc., a Guard of Honour and band from the 7th King's (Liverpool) Regt., under Colonel J.G.B. Beazley, M.C., L.D., two hundred and fifty ex-Service men in charge of Major Periton: Mounted Police, County Constabulary, and Special Constables, under Supt. Wilcock; Girl Guides and Brownies in command of Miss Maud Taylor; and Boy Scouts and Wolf Cubs.
     On reaching Alexandra Park, the members of the Council and War Memorial Committee, and the relatives of the fallen occupied the enclosure.
     The ceremony opened with the singing of the hymn, "Fight the good fight," followed by prayers led by the Rev. E.Hartley and the Rev. T.H. Martin.
     Lieut.-Col. A. Buckley said: My Lord Derby, I request you to unveil the Memorial which has been erected in thankful remembrance of the men from Great Crosby and Blundellsands who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War.

"Country Before Themselves."

     Lord Derby said: Even if I spoke with the tongue of an angel I know I could not do what I would wish to do on an occasion like this - to say something that would bring consolation to those who lost their dear ones in the Great War.
     I think one can safely say there was not a single home in the whole of this Empire that did not lose somebody. On an occasion like this time seems to disappear, and we think of the days of suffering and sorrow of the war. Old wounds are re-opened - wounds which we thought had disappeared, and been healed by time, but a moment like this revives them, and shows they are wounds that can never be healed.
     I wish I could say something of consolation to the bereaved. I can't say anything to them of any avail under such circumstances, but let us say to them - "Those men gave their lives in a good cause. They put country before themselves and their's was an example we ought to follow - duty to our country, patriotism, and faith in God."
     We endeavour in these monuments, which are erected throughout the country, not only to perpetuate the memory of those who died, we erect them to stand as a testimony for all time to show what the cost of war is.

"Lesson of the Memorials."

     Let people look upon these memorials when there are agitations between nations, and think of what war cost the country, and see if there is not some way of settling our differences other than by the sword.
     To the Glory of God, and in honoured and grateful memory of the men from this district who, in the defence of all that they held dear, gave their lives in the Great War, I unveil this memorial. Their name liveth for evermore.
     A general salute, the Last Post, and "Reveille" followed.
     The Bishop then said:- In the faith of Jesus Christ, and in the memory of the men of this district who gave their lives in the Great War, I dedicate this monument to the Glory of God; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
     The Bishop led prayers, in which was included a special prayer for those "who mourn the loss of those who are near and dear to them."
     The Vice-Chairman of the War Memorial Committee (the Rev. E. Hartley) requested the Chairman of the Council (Mr. W.J. Yates, J.P.) to accept on behalf of the subscribers and the Memorial Committee, the custody of the Memorial.
     Mr. Yates said he felt it a very proud honour, as being chairman of the Council, to have the beautiful memorial handed over to the care of the Council from the residents of the district. As they passed that park many dear memories would come back to them of their loved ones who were resting on the different battle fields.
     Beautiful floral tributes were placed at the base of the memorial.
     Afterwards Lord Derby inspected the guard of honour and shook hands with every ex-Service man.
     At the Alexandra Hall Lord Derby also received the salute from the different contingents which comprised the procession, Lieut.-Colonel Buckley leading the ex-Service men.

Representative Gathering.

     Among those present were -Councillors W.J. Yates (Chairman), J. Pyett (Vice Chairman), J.P. Taylor, Commander Dow, S. Hewetson, W. Hoyle, A. Harrison-Thomas, Mrs. Norman Thomas, C. Dow, W.L. Jackson, H. Preston Reynolds, H.E. Young, Messrs. F.D. Foulkes (Clerk), A.D. Dean (solicitor), Dr. Huskie (Medical Officer of Health), Councillor A.G. Jamieson (representing the Chairman of the Waterloo-with-Seaforth Urban District Council), Sir Robert Connell, Mrs. A. Buckley, Mr. W.P. Costain, Mr. C.E. Ashworth, Mrs. C.R. Taylor, Miss Fordham, Mr. J. Hodgson, Mr. J. Watson Cabre (Architect), Supt. W. Rigby (Crosby Fire Brigade), Mr. Tom Wray (representing the King's Roll Committee, Liverpool), Rev. B. Selwyn Smith (St.Nicholas' Church, Blundellsands), Rev. N.A.E. Earle (Bishop's Chaplain), Rev. J. Vaughan (Blundellsands Presbyterian Church), Rev. G.E. Jones (St.Michael's Church, Blundellsands), Rev. T.H. Martin (Crosby Congregational Church), Rev. Mr. Knowle (Blundellsands Wesleyan Church), Captain Hill, and others. 

Floral Tributes

     Among the floral tributes placed on the memorial were wreaths from the Great Crosby Council, the Crosby Comrades' Club, Crosby War Memorial Committee, local R.A.O.B. (Armistice Lodge no.2), Officers and Men of the 7th King's, Crosby; Northern Cricket Club, Mrs. Horan, W. and A. Radford, Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Lewis, Mrs. Abbott, A. Shepherd, Mrs. Charlton, Mr. Holmes, Relatives of Leo Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Harwood, Mrs. Bradbury, All at 34, Shaftesbury-road, All at St.Luke's-road, Mrs. E. Aldridge, Lieut.-Col. and Mrs. A. Buckley, Mrs. Chambers and Family; Mrs. Thirlwall; All at 51, York-road, Great Crosby; Crosby Wesleyan Mission; Mrs. Davies; Mr. Almond and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Hale; Waterloo Football Club; Mr. and Mrs. Macdonald and Family; Mrs. Galbraith and Family; Mrs. France; Aunt Annie and All at 2, Brighton-vale, Blundellsands.
 

MEMORIAL BED AT HOSPITAL

     The Artizans' Ward at the Bootle Borough Hospital was crowded to its fullest extent on Sunday afternoon, when Mr. W.J. Yates, chairman of the Great Crosby District Council, introduced Lieut.-Col. Buckley.
     After unveiling the bed and tablet, Colonel Buckley expressed pleasure at being asked to perform that duty.
     The Rev. J. Vaughan offered a short prayer.
     On the proposition of Sir Robert Connell, who was supported by Commander Dow, R.N.R., and seconded by Mr. C.R. Taylor, a vote of thanks was accorded to Lieut.-Col. Buckley.
     The Colonel briefly responded.
     The Rev. E. Hartley asked Mr. F.A.J. Poulsom, chairman of the Hospital Committee, to accept the bed for the hospital.
     "We shall take very great care that the trust is respected," said Mr. Poulsom, in reply.
     The Mayor (Alderman Dr. Turner) expressed his appreciation of this act of remembrance of the men of Great Crosby, and trusted that those who used the bed would remember what it stood for.
     Major Burnie, M.P., who was one time colour-sergeant to the Crosby Territorials, also paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the men he had known face to face, and said that the tablet and bed formed a most appropriate memorial.
     "O God, our help in ages past," was sung and the proceedings concluded with the benediction, pronounced by the Rev. E. Hartley.
     Amongst those present were Mrs. Buckley, Colonel Rollo, ex-Councillor W.P. Costain and Mrs. Costain (members of the War Memorial Committee); Rev. T.H. Martin; Councillors H.E. Young, H. Preston Reynolds, J. Pyett, Mrs. Norman Thomas, S. Hewetson, and J.P. Taylor.
     Representing the Comrades' Club, Crosby, were Messrs. W.P. Draper, J. Lamb, and Blundell. Mr. F. Foulkes (Clerk to Crosby Council) was also present.
 

WALTON TIMES Friday 16th November 1923