Names added to World War One Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall
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SERVICEMEN will be honoured next week (9 October), when their
names are added to the Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall.
total of 26 men who lost their lives in World War One will be added to the
plaque in the Hall of Remembrance, with the inscription reading: “Their name
civic receptions for the families of those being added to the plaques will be
hosted by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Anna
Hall officials are still searching for the family of three of the servicemen so
that they can attend:
Private James John Finnigan, a pupil at St Anne’s Refuge and Industrial
School for Catholic Boys on St Anne’s Street, who later moved to Heckmondwike
and worked at Leeds and Liversidge Colliery. He served with 12 Battalion King’s
Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and died in the Battle of the Somme on the first
day – 1 July 1916, aged 25. He was nominated after his name was discovered by
Spen Valley Historical Society, who found him remembered on the War Memorial of
Our Lady and All Saints Church in West Yorkshire.
Private Thomas Winstanley, of The King’s Liverpool Regiment (13th
Battalion) who died on 21 August 1918. He is the son of John and Elizabeth Winstanley
of 5 Sand Street, Great Howard Street, Liverpool.
Private Edward Sanderson of The Loyal North Lancashire regiment (1st Battalion), who died
on 29 March 1917
Corporal AE Williams – SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT (7TH BATT)
Lance Corporal C Williams – SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT (8TH BATT)
Private T Winstanley – THE KING’S (LIVERPOOL REGIMENT) (13TH BATT)
Roll of Honour was unveiled by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, on 2
July 1921. The list of war dead began to be compiled during World War One
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, and there are now more than 13,500 included.
Mayor, Councillor Anna Rothery said: “It is a great honour to be able to add these names to the Roll
of Honour, so that the sacrifices of these men are honoured at Liverpool Town
year, new names are put forward and we will continue to add them for as long as
we continue to receive them, to make sure that they are remembered, alongside
their fellow servicemen.
is always a privilege to hear about those who lost their lives from their
families, and build a picture of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the
freedoms we enjoy today.”
list includes Private William Sinnott, who was one of the famous Liverpool
PALS, recruited by Lord Derby. Bill Sergeant from the Liverpool PALS memorial
fund said: “It
amazes but delights me that we are still identifying local men who made the
supreme sacrifice in the Great War more than 100 years later.
“It is important that they
are all acknowledged and remembered and I know that many of those attending the
ceremony will share my pride that I can be present when they are at last given
the recognition they so richly deserve.”