Lander Road Council School, Litherland

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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


  Joseph StanleyALCOCK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PAPPLETON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EARMSTRONG
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ABALSHAW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WBALSHAW
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SBERMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JBETHEL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JBETTRIDGE
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

  ABLAKEMORE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WBOOTHMAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ABREAKELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EBUCKLEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  CCAMBELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SCARDWELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WCOLLETT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SCOOK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WCOPELAND
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  J BDALGLEISH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  EDOLAN
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Litherland Digital

  HEATON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JELLERY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JELSBY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  Robt EMMOT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WEVANS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JEVASON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AFORMBY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


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

  JGAUNT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WGORTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  SGUY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RHILL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FHOLDSWORTH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JHUGHES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AHULME
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WHUNTER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FJOHNSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JJONES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  CKINDLEYSIDES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JKITE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RLINACRE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TMARSH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WMARTIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AMCKENDRICK
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMCQUILTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FMILES
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMITCHELL
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JMOSS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  PMOSS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  BMUTCH
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TPENROSE
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Litherland Digital

  HRANKIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JRANKIN
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WREANNEY
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  TRENSHAW
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Litherland Digital

  JRITCHIE
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  HROBERTSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WRUSHTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  GSCHOFIELD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ASCOTT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JSCOTT

Two possible men
or
  FSTAFFORD
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  ASTEVENSON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  CTAYLOR
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  FTENNANT
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  RWAGNER
Merseyside Roll of Honour
also Litherland Digital

  WWAGNER
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  JWHARTON
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  AWOODS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  W H WOODS
Merseyside Roll of Honour


  WWRIGHT
 

The creation of the Memorial

 
THE LAST POST.
MEMORIAL TO OLD BOYS OF LANDER-ROAD SCHOOL.
     The sounding of the sad, poignant call of the Last Post, with the strangely unfinished effect of its final note, was the culminating point of a touching ceremony at Lander-road School, Linacre, on Wednesday evening, when the memorial to the "Old Boys" who fell in the War was unveiled. Just before the unveiling ceremony the boys of the school sang "Soldier, Rest!" their clear young voices soft and sympathetic, and all thoughts were directed to those brave young men who but a few short years ago were also bright smooth-faced boys, and occupied the places of the singers. Seventy-one names are commemorated, and the memorial is a simple dark wood tablet inscribed with gold lettering.
     Mr. W. Sloane Walker presided over the assembly, which included the Revs. George Jackson, T. Hannah, and J. Gibson, Mr. McLean, headmaster, Councillor C.R. Bradley, J.P., Chairman of Litherland Council, and Mrs. Bradley, Councillor W.L. Beckett, Vice-Chairman, and Councillor and Mrs. W.A. Gale, and the school staff and boys, members of the Old Boys' Association, parents, and friends.
     They hymn, "Unto God be Glory," was sung by all present, and after a prayer by the Rev. J. Gibson, the boys sang "Crossing the Bar," in tones of sad, thrilling significance.
     The inspiration the memorial must give to present and future scholars was emphasised in the course of an address given by the Rev. Thomas Hannah. He said that future scholars would read the names, and then they would be told of the heroism and fine spirit that characterised those lads who had been taught at Lander-road School, and who believing there were things in the world more valuable than life itself, helped to keep alive the ideals of truth, honour, and righteousness. Though they all mourned that so many young men should have been called upon to pay so great a price, it was good to remember that life was measured in deeds, not in years, and these young fellows crowded into a few years more sacrifice, and loyalty, and fidelity, and patriotism, than many put into a long span of life. If all the scholars who read the names on the tablet would try to emulate the glorious example of those commemorated, this country of ours would have a more wonderful time than it had ever before experienced. It was for those who were left behind to make good the sacrifices of those who had fallen, and to keep the peace they had won. They must always uphold the honour of the country, for it was the most free, the grandest, and the most magnificent in the world yet. (Applause.) It was a country worth dying for, and one worth living for. He prayed that on those foundations which those lads dug so wide and deep with their devotion, loyalty, and sacrifice, and cemented with their life blood, those who were left might build up a City of God wherein shall dwell righteousness.
     The boys sang, very softly, the hymn, "Soldier, Rest! thy warfare over."
     Before removing the Union Jack which veiled the tablet, the Chairman said he felt it a great honour to have been asked to do so. Perhaps it was because he had been longest associated with the school, he being one of those who bought the site for the building. They were all very proud of the heroism of those whose names were on the list, and he might mention that many had gained military distinctions.
     There was an impressive silence while the memorial was unveiled, and then the Last Post was sounded. The boys sang "The Trumpeter" with expression and feeling, and the sweet sadness with which they rendered the lines, "I'm calling them home - come home," and which deeply affected the audience, was dispelled by the fine note of triumph and hope in the words, "They'll hear it again, in grand refrain, when Gabriel sounds the last Rally."
     William Woodfield, one of the scholars, recited Kipling's Recessional, and the simple ceremony was concluded with the hymn, "O God, our help in ages past," and a prayer and Benediction by the Rev. George Jackson

NAMES OF THE FALLEN.

     The names inscribed on the tablet are
S. Alcock,
P. Appleton,
E. Armstrong,
W. Balshaw,
A. Balshaw,
S. Berman,
J. Bettridge,
J. Bethel,
A. Blakemore,
W. Boothman,
A. Breakell,
E. Buckley,
S. Cardwell,
C. Campbell,
S. Cook,
W. Collett,
W. Copeland,
J.B. Dalgleish,
E. Dolan,
H. Eaton,
J. Elsby,
J. Ellery,
J. Evason,
W. Evans,
A. Formby,
J. Fry,
J. Gaunt,
W. Gorton,
S. Guy,
R. Hill,
F. Holdsworth,
J. Hughes,
A. Hulme,
W. Hunter,
J. Jones,
A. Jones,
F. Johnson,
J. Kite,
C. Kindleysides,
R. Linacre,
A. McKendrick,
J. McQuilton
W. Martin,
T. Marsh,
F. Miles,
J. Mitchell,
P. Moss,
J. Moss
B. Mutch,
T. Penrose,
W. Rushton,
J. Rankin,
H. Rankin,
W. Reanney,
T. Renshaw,
J. Ritchie,
H. Robertson,
A. Scott,
J. Scott,
G. Schofield,
F. Stafford,
A. Stevenson
C. Taylor,
F. Tennant,
R. Wagner,
W. Wagner,
J. Wharton,
A. Woods,
W.H. Woods,
W. Wright,
and
Robt. Emmott.
     It is interesting to note that the work of inscribing the tablet has been done by Mr. E. Summerfield, who is an "old boy" of Lander-road School.
    

WALTON TIMES Friday 20th May 1921