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Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 1st Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2nd Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 10th (Liverpool Scottish) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2/10th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool
- 2/5th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2/6th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2/7th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2/8th (2nd Liverpool Irish) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2/9th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 25th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 26th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3/10th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3/5th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3/6th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3/7th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3/8th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3/9th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 5th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 6th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 7th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool) Regiment
- 8th (Liverpool Irish) Battalion, Kings (Liverpool) Regiment
- 9th Battalion, Kings (Liverpool) Regiment
Kitchener's New Army:
- 11th (Pioneer) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 12th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 13th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 14th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 15th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 16th Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 17th (1st City) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 18th (2nd City) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 19th (3rd City) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 1st Docks Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 1st Garrison Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 20th (4th City) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 21st (Reserve) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 22nd (Reserve) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 23rd (Works) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 24th (Works) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 27th (Home Service) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 27th (Works) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2nd Docks Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 2nd Garrison Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 3rd Garrison Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 51st (Graduated) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 52nd (Graduated) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
- 7th (Isle of Man Volunteers) Battalion, Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
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Kings Regiment (Liverpool)
during the Great War 1914-1918.
- Acheson Joseph. 2nd Lt 2nd Btn. (d.7th Jun 1918)
- Ainslie Montague Forwood. Lt. 12th Btn. (d.17th Apr 1916)
- Anderson James A.. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.12th Sep 1916)
- Asbury Joseph. Pte. 17th Battalion (d.12th Oct 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)
- Bernes James. L/Cpl. 12th Btn. (d.17th Aug 1917)
- 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)
- Burke William Henry Dwerryhouse. 6th (Rifles) Btn.
- Burns John. CSM. 13th (d.16th Aug 1916)
- Bushell Charles. Pte. (d.6th Jun 1917)
- Cannon Frederick James. A/Sgt. 1st Btn., B Coy. (d.10th Mar 1915)
- Carter Stanley Raymond. Cpl. 1/10th (Liverpool Scottish) Btn. (d.9th August 1916)
- 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)
- Crowe James William. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.12th July 1916)
- Cruickshank Arthur Lewis. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
- Cuddy George. L/Sgt. 17th Btn. (d.29th Apr 1918)
- Cunningham Robert Norval. Pte. 1st/10th Btn. (d.2nd June 1917)
- Davidson John. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.3rd October 1916)
- Devine Joseph Edgar. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1918)
- Dinnen Campbell Hackworth. Capt. attd. (as Staff Capt.) West African Regiment, W.A. (d.4th March 1915)
- 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)
- Edwards Richard Frederick. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.6th September 1916)
- 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.
- Fletcher John Michael. Pte.
- 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.
- Hibbert Simon Samuel Edward. Sgt. 12th Btn. (d.25th Sep 1915)
- 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.
- Hopper John. Pte. (d.14th March 1918)
- Houghton John Henry. Pte. 7th Battalion
- 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)
- Jones Thomas Hari. Pte. 19th Battalion (d.5th 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)
- Maiden W.. Pte. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.23rd Sep 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
- McColl Donald Robert. CSM. 10th Btn. (d.15th Dec 1918)
- McFarlane John. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.22nd May 1918)
- McGarry Joseph. Pte 1st Btn (d.19 May 1915)
- Mitchell Charles Napier. L/Sgt. 13th Btn. (d.21st Aug 1918)
- Molyneux Ellis. Sgt. 20th Btn. (d.20th October 1916)
- Monks James. L/Cpl. 12th Btn. B Coy.
- 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.
- Neale Algernon Hastings Campbell. Lt.Col. 8th Btn.
- North George. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.26th June 1918)
- Nutter James. Pte. 9th Battalion
- O'Neill Enoch. Pte. 1st Btn.
- Osbaldiston Robert. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.3rd October 1916)
- Parker Arthur. Sgt. 12th Battalion (d.1st May 1916)
- Petticrew George. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.10th April 1918 )
- Pinkney Ralph. Pte. 9th Battalion
- 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. L/Cpl 1st/5th Btn (d.14th March 1918)
- Rogers Bert. Pte.
- Ross Joseph Francis. Pte 6th Btn
- Russell Patrick Joseph. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.30th Jul 1916)
- 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)
- Shepherd Joseph. Pte.
- Smallshaw George. Pte. 2/10th Btn. (Liverpool Scottish) (d.24th Aug 1917)
- Smith Arthur. Cpl. 1st/10th batallion (d.30th Nov 1917)
- Smith Edward Martin. Pte 10th (Liverpool Scottish) Btn.
- 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.
- Squires James Albert. Pte. 1st Btn.
- Stephens Fred Noel. Sgt.
- Steward Thomas Watson. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.31st August 1918)
- 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)
- Tunney William. 2nd Lt. 1st Brn. (d.6th Jan 1915)
- Tunney William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Jan 1915)
- Turner S. J.. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.2nd Nove 1917)
- Wall Sydney Frith. Pte. 12th Btn. (d.27th Aug 1915)
- Walsh Bertram. Pte. 1st Garrison Btn. (d.3rd January 1919)
- Watterson Robert Stanley. Private
- Wheeler Henry Thornton Camden. Capt. 3rd Btn. (d.30th Oct 1916)
- 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) RegimentJames 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.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 RegimentMy 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
Pte. Bertram Walsh 1st Garrison Btn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.3rd January 1919)Private Walsh was 35 when he died and is buried in the Igatpuri Cemetery in India, Grave 381.S Flynn
CSM. Donald Robert McColl 10th Btn. King's Liverpool Regiment (d.15th Dec 1918)Company Sergeant Major Donald McColl was my grandad. He drank poisoned water while in France, came home, then died. There was full military funeral with gun carriage on Smithdown Road. He is buried in Toxteth Cemetery, Smithdown Road, Liverpool. I'd like more information if possible.Keith McColl
Capt. Henry Thornton Camden Wheeler 3rd Btn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.30th Oct 1916)Captain Wheeler was the son of Luke and Margaret Elizabeth Wheeler; husband of Mabel Wheeler, of Ardentallan, Upper Sea Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea. Born at Torquay, Devon. He was aged 42 when he died whilst serving attached to the Gold Coast Regiment and is buried in the Gambaga European Cemetery in Gambia.S Flynn
Sgt. Simon Samuel Edward Hibbert 12th Btn. King's Liverpool Regiment (d.25th Sep 1915)Sam Hibbert served with 12th Btn. King's Liverpool RegimentSimon Roberts
Pte. George Petticrew 13th Btn. King's Liverpool Regiment (d.10th April 1918 )George Petticrew was my great uncle. We know nothing of his service except that he was killed on 10th April 1918 and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.James Petticrew
Pte. W. Maiden 1st Garrison Btn. King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.23rd Sep 1916)Private Maiden was buried in the Famagusta Military Cemetery in Cyprus.s flynn
Pte. Arthur Lewis Cruickshank 8th Btn. King's Liverpool (d.8th Aug 1916)My great great Uncle, Arthur Cruickshank was born in Sherbrooke, Canada to an Irish mother, Louisa Kinkead. My daughters and I just visited the Thiepval Memorial in Flanders, and saw his name on the memorial.
Oddly, we have records showing that he enlisted in the US Army in 1901 and then must have joined the 8th King's for the war. He was killed in an attack on the village of Guillemont.Judy
Capt. Campbell Hackworth Dinnen attd. (as Staff Capt.) West African Regiment, W.A. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) (d.4th March 1915)Captain Dinnen was buried in the Douala Cemetery, Cameroon, Grave 13.S Flynn
Cpl. Stanley Raymond Carter 1/10th (Liverpool Scottish) Btn. Kings (Liverpool Regiment) (d.9th August 1916)Stan Carter was my uncle. He was a jeweller in Liverpool aged 22 when he died at Guillemont. An early Pals volunteer he died as a stretcher bearer assisting Noel Chavasse VC. His body was never found but his name is at Thiepval.Alan Sutton
L/Sgt. Charles Napier Mitchell MM & Bar. 13th Btn. Kings (Liverpool Regiment) (d.21st Aug 1918)Charles Mitchell was my great uncle - my grandmother's brother. His father was Thomas Mitchell, and he lived at 36 Caradoc Road, Liverpool before the War, and worked as an employee of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. He joined the 13th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment on November 12th 1914 and went to France with them in November 1915. My Uncle, Jack Knowles, remembers that he was a machine gunner. According to the Merseyside Roll of Honour, he was wounded 3 times and was killed in action on 21st of August 1918. He is buried in a small cemetery called Warry Le Copse, near Arras - and I understand from other sources that he was posthumously awarded the Military Medal and Bar. There is a second headstone in Liverpool, which serves as the final resting place for 3 of his younger brothers, William Henry, Robert Christian and Frederick Mitchell, who died of the Spanish Flu in October 1918 and January 1919.Roberta Matulja
Pte Edward Martin Smith 10th (Liverpool Scottish) Btn. King's Regiment (Liverpool)Edward Martin Smith (b. 19 Jan 1893) was posted to the Front on 1 March 1917. He was captured and taken Prisoner of War on 30 November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai. He arrived at a POW camp in Munster, Germany on 4 December 1917, where he remained until 7 December 1918, having sustained severe beatings. His last place of internment was in Liege, Belguim. After the war he returned to his job as a foreman painter in Liverpool and he and his wife Elizabeth had 8 children, 4 of whom survived childhood. He died aged 42 in Liverpool on 27 January 1935 from a brain tumour (rumoured to have been a result of the beatings he received as a POW).Penny
Lt. Montague Forwood Ainslie 12th Btn. Kings (Liverpool) Regiment (d.17th Apr 1916)Lieutenant Montague Forwood Ainslie was the son of Richard M. Ainslie and Mabel Bower Forwood, and brother of Dorothy, Margaret and Ruth Ainslie, of Childwall Vicarage, Liverpool. Before the war he worked as a bank clerk. He died aged 23 in Boesinghe, Belgium, as a result of amputation due to grenade splinters in his leg. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. He is also commemorated on a cross in Windermere burial ground erected by his officers; is named on the Childwall Church, Sedbergh School and Martins Bank war memorials, and on a panel in the Liverpool Town Hall of Remembrance.Kate Forwood
Pte. James Albert Squires 1st Btn. Kings (Liverpool) RegimentJames Albert Squires was my maternal grandfather. He joined 1st Kings Liverpool and entered France on 7th of March 1915 and saw most of the War on or around the Somme. He received the 15 Star and the 3 Commemorative War Medals. He was a private throughout the War. After sustaining injuries, he re-enlisted to support the Pals. He survived the War and lived until 1966 in Ramsgate, Kent, England with his family.Nigel
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