Red Cross remembered

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Erica Kemp will unveil a plaque next week at the site of one of the first US Military Hospitals in the UK, otherwise known as The Red Cross.

On Tuesday 1 July Councillor Kemp will attend a reception at the site which is now home to Mossley Hill Hospital.

Councillor Kemp said: “I am delighted to be unveiling this plaque which recognises the hard work and dedication of those who cared for our sick and wounded during World War One.

“This year as we mark the outbreak of World War One, it gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on the efforts of those who serve others during times of conflict and to allow us to give thanks for their help and support.

“The Red Cross today, as always, works tirelessly to help those in crisis across the globe and it is fantastic that we now have this plaque to remind us of the work they have done and continue to do in order to help others.”

This particular hospital was built to treat the wounded from World War One and to mark this cornerstone event and commemorate World War One, the community group Liverpool Remembers has obtained a plaque in memory of those who served as staff during this time.

There will also be a small exhibition depicting photos of the hospital during this time and ‘Battles fought during World War One’ will be on display, the event takes place on the 98th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and will be followed by a small wreath laying service.

Later in the day local musicians will also be entertaining visitors and guests with ‘tunes from the trenches’, a selection of World War One songs.