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chronology of the war

Patrick B Cox 1st October 1918
Edward Conway 2nd October 1918
Charles O'Donnell 3rd October 1915
Percy Bramwell 4th October 1914
James Rafter 5th October 1919
H.M.S. Otranto 6th October 1918
David Jones, VC 7th October 1916
Charles Nott 8th October 1915
H.M.S. Champagne 9th October 1917
R.M.S. Leinster 10th October 1918
George Chadwick 11th October 1914
Lawrence Waddington 12th October 1916
Arthur Paton Watson 13th October 1916
Herbert Stallard 14th October 1917
George Aspinall 15th October 1918
Sylvester Carey 16th October 1918
Action off Lerwick 17th October 1917
Thomas Edward Gould 18th October 1915
S.S. Alaunia 19th October 1916
Ellis Molyneux 20th October 1916
James Arthur White 21st October 1918
William Hulme 22nd October 1918
Thomas Dunbavin 23rd October 1916
Louis Philip Cohl 24th October 1918
Lawrence Monks 25th October 1917
Patrick Looby 26th October 1917
William Morgan 27th October 1918
H.M.S. Hythe 28th October 1915
John Thomas 29th October 1917
Janet Lois Griffiths

30th October 1915

Ralph Freeman 31st October 1917
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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