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Scarisbrick Roll of Honour on Facebook


PaulC78

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Hi folks, I've recently started a page on Facebook for the men and women of Scarisbrick, Lancashire (near Ormskirk and Southport):

https://www.facebook.com/scarisbrickrollofhonour

Although I'm no military historian I hope my work on this page does justice to the subject matter. It covers both WW1 and WW2, and while my posts so far have mostly been about the casualties, I also hope to include some material about those who survived as well.

Any contributions from other people - whether it's information, photos or just comments & crits - will be most welcome.

I'm well aware that the page will only have a limited appeal given that Scarisbrick is just a small village, but if anyone is interested and likes what they see then I'd be most grateful to receive a "like" or two.

Cheers,

Paul

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Well done - this is the first memorial of its kind I have seen on Facebook.

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It may do you well to Google the "In From The Cold" project.

(They are also active here) in respect of

The grave of Sergeant James Edward Marshall of Dam Wood Lane, who is buried at St Mark's with his mother and sister. Although his name is included on the war memorial, he is not recognised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
James was born in 1890 and was the son of John Marshall and Ann Leatherbarrow who married soon after. Prior to the war he worked as a goods clerk for the L&Y Railway. He volunteered in the early months of the war and served overseas with the Royal Engineers until he was hospitalised with tuberculosis in 1918.
James was discharged from the army on 28 October 1918, and he died at home from his illness on 21 February 1919, age 28. He was unmarried with no children

If you have James's Death Certificate then follow the instructions on their website and if TB is directly the cause of James's death, they may be able to persuade the CWGC to include him in the Debt of Honour database.

You may already have these, but just in case, you may want to investigate if any of these are also Scarisbrick residents or families

CHARNOCK JAMES J 27 09/05/1944
CLARKSON WILLIAM COATES W C 32 03/12/1917
CULSHAW JOSEPH J 20 30/09/1917
DAVIS JOHN HENRY J H 21 26/04/1917
FEARNHEAD JOHN HAYES J H 21 13/08/1916
FORSHAW JOHN J 26 28/09/1915
GRAHAM ROBERT JOHN R J 31 17/04/1918
HIGNETT CHARLES C 22 22/11/1917
HIGNETT WILLIAM W 27 22/01/1916
HUNT WILLIAM T. W T 38 25/09/1917
HUYTON EDWARD E 37 15/03/1917
HUYTON JOHN ROYLE J R 23 27/03/1917
JOHNSON JAMES J 20 17/09/1944
LANGTON EDWARD E 22 13/08/1916
MARSDEN THOMAS T 23 04/08/1917
MARTIN BESSIE B 58 09/01/1941
MASSAM T 29 18/09/1918
MATHIESON JOHN JOSEPH J J 22 25/08/1942
MEREDITH HUGH GORDON H G 21 08/10/1917
PARR HERBERT RICHARD H R 23 15/02/1944
RIMMER JAMES J 32 12/10/1917
ROBINSON JOHN ERNEST J E 30 08/03/1945
SCARISBRICK HAROLD (AL) H 36 03/07/1944
SCARISBRICK JOHN J 30 03/05/1917
SHARROCK EVAN E 23 17/09/1917
SHARROCK PETER P 26 26/08/1918
SHELDON THOMAS FREDRICK T F 36 05/11/1917
SYKES LESLIE HINDLE L H 23 03/10/1918
THOMAS A S 19 09/04/1918
THOMAS WILLIAM HAROLD W H 22 12/09/1916
TWIST ROBERT (BOB) R 32 21/06/1918
WILSON DONALD CORBETT D C 26 07/05/1942
WRIGHT RICHARD R 21 07/11/1915
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Thanks for the comments, chaps!

Kevin: Already ahead of you with regard to James Edward Marshall, his case was put forward by IFCP about a year ago. Thanks for the list of names - are they taken from the CWGC? I'll take a look at them.

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OK, Paul, hoped you were ahead of me!

Yes, just using Scarisbrick, so you'll have Scarisbrick Road/Avenue/Street etc, so may not be relevant, but you'll know whether Scarisbrook Road applies or not!

These were omitted from previous post

ACKERS JOHN WILLIAM J W 19 22/02/1917
ALLEN JOHN LESLIE J L 19 29/11/1940
BANKS JAMES J 23 28/09/1918
BANKS RICHARD EDWARD R E 34 30/04/1918
CAMPBELL FLORENCE MARY F M 52 03/05/1941
CHARLES G 28 21/12/1917
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Paul,

I have already 'liked' your page.

I have quite a lot of information on Ormskirk men and those of the surrounding villages who served in WW1, which I will be happy to share.

My Facebook pages - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ormskirk-Great-War-100/342151079226561?ref=hl

https://www.facebook.com/9thKings?ref=hl

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-1914-18/408608689222266?ref=hl

And the website - http://www.9thkings.co.uk

Ken

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Cheers Ken - you sent me some info on John Halewood a year or two ago, right? I think there are a few other Scarisbrick men who served in the 9th Kings, I'll have to see what I've got.

I've seen your Ormskirk page before, in fact it was one of the things that prompted me to have a go myself! Is that page still being maintained? I'll have a look at your other pages too.

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