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Charles Anthony Dahmann 1st June 1918
H.M.S. Hollington & M.F.A. Purdy 2nd June 1917
John Edward Gately 3rd June 1917
Francis Baker 4th June 1915
H.M.S. Hampshire 5th June 1916
Keyser Atkin 6th June 1918
Edward Hamill 7th June 1915
Benjamin Williams 8th June 1917
Leonard Comer Wall 9th June 1917
William Edward Freeman 10th June 1917
H.M. Submarine E 18 11th June 1916
Reginald Dyson Mallinson 12th June 1918
S.S. Kelvinbank 13th June 1917
Anthony Peter Doyle 14th June 1917
James Mageehan 15th June 1915
John Christian Barber 16th June 1915
H.M.S. Eden 17th June 1916
Herbert Marion Finegan 16th-18th June 1915
William Brown 19th June 1918
George Laidman Band 20th June 1917
Richard Jeffears Ollerhead 21st June 1916
Alfred Forfar 22nd June 1916
Harry Parkinson 23rd June 1918
Joseph Almond 24th June 1917
Charles Duckett 25th June 1917
James Heyes 26th June 1917
H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle 27th June 1918
Alfred Wilkinson 28th June 1916
Thomas Henry Sutcliffe 29th June 1915
James Stott

30th June 1918

You can now search the database of almost 25,000 identified casualties by name and by date of death. In many cases you will be redirected to an external website or directly to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for further information.
Every single day of the year marks the anniversary of a local casualty of the Great War. Each month we will feature a cross-section of soldiers, sailors and airmen from Merseyside who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Some dates have more resonance than others:
  • Globally, the 11th November is still the day on which the dead of both world wars are remembered. To die on Armistice Day is often thought of as the most tragic of ironies.
  • For Australians and New Zealanders the 25th April is Anzac Day, which marks the anniversary of the landing of the first ANZAC forces at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915.
  • Nationally the first day of the Somme on the 1st July 1916 is remembered as the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army when almost 20,000 lives were lost.
  • Britain declared war on the 4th August 1914, which also happens to be the anniversary of the death of perhaps Liverpool's most famous soldier - Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC & Bar, MC
  • At sea, 6,784 British men died during the Battle of Jutland on the 31st May 1916 .
  • Locally, the sinking of the Lusitania on the 7th May 1915 had a huge impact as almost four hundred of the crew members who were lost were from Merseyside.
Other dates are perhaps less well-known today:
  • The King's Liverpool Regiment's losses during the Battle of the Somme 'peaked' on three days - 30th July 1916 (476 dead), 8th August 1916 (302 dead) and 1st July 1916 (235 dead).
  • The Third Battle of Ypres or 'Passchendaele' saw two particularly bloody days for the King's Liverpool Regiment - 31st July 1917 (486 dead) and 20th September 1917 (320 dead).
  • The St.George's Day (23rd April 1918) raid on Zeebrugge gave the Mersey ferries, the Royal Iris and Royal Daffodil, the royal prefix to their names.
  • On the home front, the Liverpool Pilot Boat the Alfred H Read was sunk in the River Mersey on the 28th December 1917 with the loss of 39 civilian lives.
On a personal level knowing the names and faces of those who died on the same day as our own relatives can be very poignant and also provide a different perspective on the circumstances of each individual's death.

 

 

 

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