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Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

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Those known to have served with

Kings Regiment (Liverpool)

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Acheson Joseph. 2nd Lt 2nd Btn. (d.7th Jun 1918)
  • Anderson James A.. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.12th Sep 1916)
  • Ashton John Edward. Pte. 12th Battalion
  • Axson Harry. Pte. 1/5th Btn.
  • Baxter Edward Felix. Lt. 1st/8th Btn. (d.18th April 1916)
  • Benson Richard. Pte. 13th Btn (d.15th Nov 1918)
  • Billington Henry Charles.
  • Blake John. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Blakeley Ernest. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.21st Dec 1914)
  • Brennan Joseph. Pte. 1st/9th Btn. (d.15th July 1916)
  • Bridge Isaac Holt. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.29th March 1917)
  • Brooks David Henry. Pte. 17th Battalion (d.5th Mar 1917)
  • Brown William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th Mar 1915)
  • Brownlie Leonard Charles. Pte. 17th (d.14 Jan 1916)
  • Bulcock Fred. Pte 13th Btn (d.16th Aug 1916)
  • Burns John. CSM. 13th (d.16th Aug 1916)
  • Bushell Charles. Pte. (d.6th Jun 1917)
  • Chicken Robert. Pte.
  • Coar Edward Roland. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.8th Jan 1918)
  • Cocker Harold. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Cocker Harold. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Costain William Edward. Pte. 10th Battalion (d.28th Apr 1915)
  • Cuddy George. L/Sgt. 17th Btn. (d.29th Apr 1918)
  • Cunningham Robert Norval. Pte. 1st/10th Btn. (d.2nd June 1917)
  • Devine Joseph Edgar. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1918)
  • Donald David. Pte. 1/10th Scottish
  • Dorrity Adrian Kingsley. Pte. 1/10th (Liverpool Scottish) Btn. (d.20th Apr 1917)
  • Dunn Francis Joseph. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Eade Alymer. 2nd Lt. 3rd Btn. (d.9th Oct 1917)
  • Easthope Harry. Pte. 12th (Service) Battalion (d.5th October 1918)
  • Ellison William. L/Cpl. 1/9th Btn. (d.31st July 1917)
  • Evans Hugh George. 2nd Lt. 5th Btn. (d.4th September 1918)
  • Evans Robert George. Sgt. 18th (2nd Liverpool Pals) Btn. (d.24th Oct 1918)
  • Evans William.
  • Fitzsimmons James. Sgt. 2/7th Btn.
  • Fordyce Arthur Edwin. Lt.
  • Forrester Thomas. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.16th Nov 1914)
  • Garner Edward. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Gilleeney John. Pte. 4th (Extra Reserve)
  • Gilleeney John. Pte. 4th (Extra Reserve) Btn
  • Gilleeney John. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Goff Charles Edward. Lt.Col. 1st Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • Greenhalgh David. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.27th April 1915)
  • Grundy Percy John. 2nd Lt. 5th Btn.
  • Halsall Henry Edward. L/Cpl. 12th Btn. (d.16th Sep 1916)
  • Hancock Timothy. Pte.
  • Hancock Timothy. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.17th Nov 1917)
  • Hartley James Henry. Pte. 46th MG Coy. (d.20th Apr 1918)
  • Hennessy George. CSM.
  • Highcock Peter. Cpl. (d.14th Nov 1918)
  • Hilditch Arthur Jackson. Pte. 18th Battalion (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • Hilditch Arthur Jackson. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.18 Oct 1916)
  • Hilditch Arthur Jackson. Pte 18th Btn. (d.18th Oct 1916)
  • Hildred Fredrick Charles. Cpl. 2/6th Btn.
  • Hill Arthur. Rfmn. 1st/5th Btn. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Hilton Peter. Pte. 12th Battalion (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Hodson Joseph. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.15th Oct 1916)
  • Hogan James. Sgt. 12th Btn.
  • Howlett Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.13th Jan 1915)
  • Hufton Harry. L/Cpl. 17th Battalion (d.27th June 1916)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.19th April 1917)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.19th April 1917)
  • Jardine Alfred Herbert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.27th Aug 1915)
  • Jarvis Frederick Gustave. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.13th Aug 1916)
  • Jessop William James. Pte 18th Btn
  • Joicey Thomas. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.31st July 1917)
  • Jones David. Sgt. 12th Btn. (d.7th Oct 1916)
  • Jones Leonard Maelor. Pte. 17th Btn (d.30th July 1916)
  • Kaye A. E.. 11th Btn.
  • Kelshaw Richard. Pte 12th Btn. (d.10 Sep 1916)
  • Lambert Herbert David. Pte. 1/9th Btn. (d.12th Aug 1916)
  • Light Earl Eustace. Pte. 3rd Btn.
  • Lyon Samuel Ignatius. Pte. 10th (Scottish) Btn. (d.20th Aug 1916)
  • Mattox Bertie. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.23rd Sep 1917)
  • McCabe Patrick. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.22nd Sept 1917)
  • McCartney John William. Private 25th battalion
  • McFarlane John. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.22nd May 1918)
  • McGarry Joseph. Pte 1st Btn (d.19 May 1915)
  • Moore Joseph. L/Cpl. 1st Btn.
  • Moss John Ulrich. Pte. 1/7th Btn. (d.31st Jul 1917)
  • Murphy Richard. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.23rd March 1916)
  • Nation Henry Charles. Pte. 1/5th Btn.
  • North George. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.26th June 1918)
  • Nutter James. Pte. 9th Battalion
  • Parker Arthur. Sgt. 12th Battalion (d.1st May 1916)
  • Porter Matthias. Pte. 1/7th Battalion
  • Porter William. Pte.
  • Price William. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn.
  • Redmond Michael John. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.9th Sept 1915)
  • Reid Jeremiah. Pte. 2/8th Btn. (d.28 Mar 1918)
  • Richardson Matthew Ã?Ã? . L/Cpl 1st/5th Btn (d.14 March 1918)
  • Ryan William Joseph A.. Pte. 10th (Liverpool Scottish) Btn.
  • Saxon Joe. Pte.
  • Seddon George Edward. Pte. 32nd Btn. (d.19th Oct 1917)
  • Shepherd Henry. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.7th Jul 1916)
  • Smallshaw George. Pte. 2/10th Btn. (Liverpool Scottish) (d.24th Aug 1917)
  • Smith Arthur. Cpl. 1st/10th batallion (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Smith James. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.5th Sep 1917)
  • Smith Joseph Elijah. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.21st Aug 1918)
  • South John Brindley. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.29th Sep 1915)
  • Sowerby Arthur.
  • Stretch A. H.. 2nd Lt. 4th Battalion
  • Strickley William John. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.28th April 1915)
  • Sunderland William. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.19th April 1918)
  • Taylor Edwin. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.22nd March 1918)
  • Taylor Samuel. Pte. 12th Bn (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • Teasdale Thomas. Pte. 13th Battalion (d.31st Aug 1918)
  • Timbury Frederick John. Pte. 12th Btn. C Coy.
  • Tongue J.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th Jan 1917)
  • Tunney William. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.6th Jan 1915)
  • Turner S. J.. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.2nd Nove 1917)
  • Wall Sydney Frith. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.27th Aug 1915)
  • Watterson Robert Stanley. Private
  • Wilkinson John Joseph. Pte. 20th Service Btn (d.21st March 1917)
  • Williams John Owen. Pte. 1st/10th Btn. (d.31st July 1917)
  • Wright William. Pte. 18th Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Yates Reuben. Pte.

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Pte. Alfred Herbert Jardine 9th Btn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.27th Aug 1915)

The sad loss of my Grandfather’s only son. Like many of his friends and other Liverpool youngsters at that time; they enlisted enthusiastically and like Alfred, many were under age. For Alfred it would result in a life cut so tragically short when he was killed in Action at just 17 years of age.

Alfred Herbert Jardine was born in Wavertree, Liverpool on the 5th July 1898, the only son of Alfred Jardine & Lucy Emily Jardine nee Herbert. He lived with his parents & three sisters Dorothy, Winifred & Elsie (the second eldest sister being my mother Winifred Lucy Bancroft nee Jardine,) at 77 Alderson Road, Wavertree, Liverpool.

I have always had an interest in Family History and I have a number of Memorabilia items for my uncle Alfred that relate to his short life. One of these being a copy of an essay written by Alfred at his school- Lawrence Road, Wavertree in 1912 entitled ‘My Life’. A fascinating innocent window of his life, his hobbies and pleasures. I also have several sketches he did, one of these being a picture dated June 1914 of the liner ‘Empress Of Ireland’ that sank in the Saint Lawrence River following a collision with the Norwegian collier SS Storstad in the early hours of 29 May 1914. By a strange coincidence my Wife’s Great Uncle George Oswald Willis was a Smoke Room Steward and one of the fatalities of the accident which claimed the lives of 1,012 (840 passengers, 172 crew)

It is hard to believe that such a happy childhood would be brutally interrupted in 1914 and have a devastating impact for him and his family the following year in 1915 when he was killed in action. He enlisted in Liverpool with the 9th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Private 2603 on the 29th September 1914 giving his age as 18 years 2 months. My Mother told me that on hearing from Alfred that he had enlisted, her Father went to the recruiting office to try and get the papers cancelled because his son was under age. This was refused as the official papers had been signed.

So began Alfred’s short but brave military career. He was stationed at home in the UK 29th September 1914 to 11th March 1915. Embarked at Southampton for France 12th March 1915. From his arrival in France till his death he would be engaged in a number of actions with his battalion. Family story has been passed to the present generation that Alfred was shot by an enemy sniper after leaving his trench to collect firewood. To date I have not found any evidence for this or what action he might have taken part in.

From his British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 I do know, that he died on the 27th August 1915 of wounds received in action on 26th August 1915 in Vermelles situated 6 miles south east of Béthune, Pas de Calais, France and he is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. I still have the dreadful telegram dated 7th September 1915 ..”It is my painful duty to inform you that a report has this day been received from the War Office notifying the death of…………..” that my Dear Grandfather had to open on that tragic day, like so many other families would have to endure. In fact, two years later in 1917, my paternal Grandfather would receive the same painful telegram to report the death of my second uncle to die in the Great War - Thomas Wright Bancroft.

They are truly 'not forgotten' and I have had the honour to visit their War Graves on two occasions and pay our family respects for their sacrifice.

s flynn


Lt. Edward Felix Baxter 1st/8th Btn. King's (Liverpool) Regiment (d.18th April 1916)

Edward Baxter was killed on 18/4/1916 aged 30 years and is buried in the Fillievres British Cemetery in France. He was the son of Charles and Beatrice Baxter, of Hartlebury, Worcestershire; husband of Leonora M. Gray (formerly Baxter), of 10 Bungalow, R.A.F., Uxbridge.

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 26th Sept., 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery. Prior to a raid on the hostile line he was engaged during two nights in cutting wire close to the enemy's trenches. The enemy could be heard on the other side of the parapet. Second Lieutenant Baxter, while assisting in the wire cutting, held a bomb in his hand with the pin withdrawn ready to throw. On one occasion the bomb slipped and fell to the ground, but he instantly picked it up, unscrewed the base plug, and took out the detonator, which he smothered in the ground, thereby preventing the alarm being given, and undoubtedly saving many casualties. Later, he led the left storming party with the greatest gallantry, and was the first man into the trench shooting the sentry with his revolver. He then assisted to bomb dug-outs, and finally climbed out of the trench and assisted the last man over the parapet. After this he was not seen again, though search parties went out at once to look for him. There seems no doubt that he lost his life in his great devotion to duty."

s flynn


Sgt. David Jones VC. 12th Btn. King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.7th Oct 1916)

David Jones died on the 7th of October 1916, aged 25 and is buried in the Bancourt British Cemetery, France.

An extract from the London Gazette, No. 29802, dated 24th Oct., 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty, and ability displayed in the handling of his platoon. The platoon to which he belonged was ordered to a forward position, and during the advance came under heavy machine gun fire, the officer being killed and the platoon suffering heavy losses Serjt. Jones led-forward the remainder, occupied the position, and held it for two days and two nights without food or water, until relieved. On the second day he drove back three counter-attacks, inflicting heavy losses. His coolness was most praiseworthy. It was due entirely to his resource and example that his men retained confidence and held their post."

The action for which David Jones received the Victoria Cross took place at Guillemont in the first week of September 1916, he was killed a month later and buried at Bancourt.

s flynn


Pte. John Brindley South 11th Btn. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment (d.29th Sep 1915)

John South was killed in action on 29 September 1915 and is buried in the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Belgium.

S Flynn


Sgt. James Hogan 12th Btn. King's (Liverpool) Regiment

Sgt. James Hogan: Medal index card

James Hogan was my paternal grandfather. He never spoke of his time in the First World War. We have a copy of his Certificate of 'Transfer to Reserve' on demobilization, dated 18/4/1919, which is not fully legible. Family members, who have since passed, have said that my grandfather was escaping the Germans by swimming the river Somme and that he was shot 5 times. He was put in the "Dead Shed" and whilst a dead body was brought in afterwards, it was noticed that he was moving and taken out.

This is the full extent of our knowledge of James Hogan's service in the British Army and we would be obliged if anyone could furnish us with any further information whatsoever. Thank you in advance for anything you may be in a position to let us have.

Sgt. James Hogan: Certificate of discharge

Trish Yule


L/Cpl. Henry Edward Halsall 12th Btn. Kings (Liverpool) Regiment (d.16th Sep 1916)

My great uncle, Henry Halsall was the elder brother of my grandma Mary Pearson nee Halsall who both grew up at Lordsgate Farm in Burscough, which is down the road from the Bull and Dog in Burscough run by their cousins the Edges. Henry joined at the outbreak of the war and prior to enlisting was head gardener at Sefton House Lathom. He was the son of John and Ellen Halsall ne Reynolds and husband of Sarah Ellen Halsall and father of two children.

I believe he was killed on 16th September 1916 at Fleurs-Coulette. If any body knows any more information or a near relative it would be great to hear from them.

John Nicholls


Pte. Joe Saxon Kings Liverpool Regiment

My Great Grandfather Joe Saxon wearing his Kings Liverpool Regiment uniform. I believe his family kept this photo on the wall of the dining room of their home whilst Joe was away. Joe was transferred to the Labour Corps and was in France where he served from 1917-1918 before returning home to his family in Cheshire.

Susan Ferguson


L/Cpl. William Price DCM 1/5th Btn. King's Regiment (Liverpool)

My grandfather, L/Cpl William Price of 1/5 Btn Kings received the DCM on 24th February 1920 for gallantry at "Ere, France" on 6th November, 1918. The oddest thing is, I don't think he was told about his medal. If he did, he never told his family. The problem is, I cannot find any history of the regiment being there. He was in Kings 1/6 Liverpool reg. I am obtaining a medal and making a display for my father. Any ideas?

Gillian Price


Pte. Robert Norval Cunningham 1st/10th Btn. King's (Liverpool) Rgt. (d.2nd June 1917)

Pte Cunningham was born in Scotland and was killed in 1917 at the age of 39. He is buried in Lijesenthoek Military Cemetery.

By the strangest of coincidences we have found that another Robert Norval Cunningham, who joined the RCAF in WWII, is buried 10 miles away in Oostrvleteern Churchyard.

Jean Fuhrer


Pte. Edwin Taylor 17th Btn. Kings (Liverpool Regiment) (d.22nd March 1918)

I never met my grandmother (Edwin's mother) but my older sister tells me that every time she saw her she was crying over the death of her firstborn, Edwin.

Elizabeth Bean


Pte. John Owen Williams 1st/10th Btn. The King's Liverpool Regiment (d.31st July 1917)

John was the son of John and Sarah Ann Williams, Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Leonard Maelor Jones 17th Btn King's Own Liverpool Regiment (d.30th July 1916)

Leonard Jones was the son of the late Mr and Mrs W R Jones of Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte Joseph McGarry 1st Btn King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.19 May 1915)

Joseph was the son of Mrs Martha Jessop of Everton, Liverpool. He was killed in France in 1915 and was buried at Le Touret.

Alan Bennett


Pte William James Jessop 18th Btn King's (Liverpool Regiment)

William Jessop served with the 18th Btn King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Alan Bennett


Pte. Frederick Gustave Jarvis 10th Btn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.13th Aug 1916)

Frederick Jarvis was the son of Harold and Julia Jarvis of Edge Hill, Liverpool. He was killed in France in August 1916 and is buried at Thiepval.

Alan Bennett


Pte Arthur Jackson Hilditch 18th Btn. Kings (Liverpool Regiment) (d.18th Oct 1916)

Arthur Hilditch was the son of Mr & Mrs Henry Hilditch of Hunts Cross, Liverpool. He was killed in France in 1916 and was buried at Warlencourt Court British Cemetery.


Pte. Charles Bushell Kings Liverpool Regiment (d.6th Jun 1917)

Charles Bushell was born March 1880, his parents being Henry and Caroline Bushell of Spring View, Lower Ince, Wigan. In December 1904, he married Margaret Blakeley (my great aunt) at St. Peter's Church, Hindley. A son, Joseph, was born in 1907. At the time of Charles' death, the family were living at 77 Higher Green Lane, Astley, Manchester.

Charles was killed on 6th June 1917 and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Marilyn Mercer


Lt.Col. Charles Edward Goff MC. 1st Btn. King's Liverpool Regiment (d.8th Aug 1916)

Charles Goff was the youngest son of the late John Crosbie Goff. He was killed at Guillemont, France on the 8th of August 1916.

s flynn


William Evans King's Liverpool Regiment

William Evans enlisted on 19th January 1916 and followed his elder brother Sgt Robert Evans MM (who was killed in October 1918) into The King's Liverpool Regiment. William was mobilised on 2nd of August 1916 and sent to France. At the beginning of July 1917, he suffered a shrapnel wound to the head. A nurse in the casualty clearing station wrote to let his parents know that he was very ill. He had a metal plate inserted in his skull and was discharged as being no longer physically fit for war service on 19th of October 1917. He was sent to Boscombe Military Hospital to recuperate. William's total service was 1 year 96 days, 247 days were served in France.

William married May Hearn on 29th September 1934. He had a successful career in the Civil Service working in the Passport Office and then Customs Office in Liverpool. After the war he transferred to the then Ministry of Food and moved to Guildford. He never spoke about his experiences during WW1 except to show my sister Pauline and myself, as children, the ‘dent’ in his head.

Mavis Peacock


Cpl. Fredrick Charles Hildred 2/6th Btn. King's (Liverpool) Regiment

My grandfather, Fredrick Hildred, was a corporal in the 2nd/6th Liverpool King's Own Rifles. He joined up in 1915 and went to France in January 1917 with the 2nd line battalion and I believe operated near the town of Armentieres. He was wounded by gas in August of the same year and invalided out of service. The basic dates of his service are listed with others in a book by a Cpt. Wurtsburge, but no specific details of his service and injury are mentioned. It would be nice to learn in greater detail of the events of the time and my grandfather's experiences, so if anyone has any other information it would be appreciated.

Tim Hildred

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