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Walter Kember 1st September 1917
Peter Began 2nd September 1918
George Eric Thompson 3rd September 1916
H.M.S. Pembroke 4th September 1917
Allan Shaw 5th September 1918
Horace Lewis French 6th September 1917
Herbert Rowland Harrison 7th September 1918
Samuel Gerrard 8th September 1914
S.S. Missanabie 9th September 1918
Charles Kenneth Nuthall Kemp 10th September 1916
James Carey Pike 11th September 1914
H.M.S. Sarnia 12th September 1918
Edouard Julien Souchant 13th September 1915
Arthur Herbert Hinds 14th September 1915
Thomas Wilson 15th September 1914
William Lyall Mayne 16th September 1918
Edward F X P S Taunton 17th September 1915
James Henry Fenney 18th September 1916
Herbert Gordon Pemberton 19th September 1916
John James Corkish 20th September 1917
H.M.S. Carmania 21st September 1914
Aboukir, Cressy, Hogue 22nd September 1914
Percival John Westbury 23rd September 1916
William Turner 24th September 1917
James Sydney Smith 25th September 1915
William James Andrews 26th September 1918
John James Parkinson 27th September 1917
Charles Berry 28th September 1915
Edgar Lewis Peake 29th September 1918
Herbert Turton

30th September 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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