Servicemen from Liverpool will be honoured tomorrow (29 October), when their names are added to the Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall.
The names of 56 men who lost their lives during the First World War have been engraved on to the Roll in the Hall of Remembrance – with the inscription saying “Their name liveth evermore”.
Two special civic receptions for the families of those being added to the plaques will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp.
Councillor Kemp said: “I am honoured to be adding the names of these servicemen to the Roll of Honour – particularly as they will be in place in time for Remembrance Sunday.
“It is especially poignant that these names are added at a time when the city is commemorating the outbreak of the First World War.
“This is an opportunity for us all to take a moment of reflection and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.”
The Roll of Honour was unveiled by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales on the 2nd July 1921. The list of war dead began to be compiled during the First World War when names of the fallen were posted in a window overlooking Exchange Flags and relatives queued to add names.
The list of names was made available via the Town Hall’s website in 2008, and now the team receives requests for relatives’ names to go on the additions board.
The original Roll of Honour listed 13,245 men who were born in Liverpool and killed during the Great War.