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New war memorial at Scarisbrick in Lancashire


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A new war memorial will be unveiled next month at Scarisbrick in Lancashire. This is part of a local effort to commemorate the Great War Centenary and comes off the back of nearly three years of hard work and research.

 

The memorial will be a 6 ft obelisk and will bear the names of 64 local men who lost their lives during WW1. Part of the base section is already in place and the rest is due to be complete by Armistice Day.

 

Details are yet to be finalised but a dedication service is being planned for 11 November at 11:00 am. I'll try and post some further details as they become available.

 

The 64 men who will be commemorated are:

 

ABRAM, George Thomas Sumner
Corporal, WR/25282, Royal Engineers; died 12 February 1919

 

ACKERS, John William
Acting Bombardier, 112092, Royal Garrison Artillery; died 22 February 1917

 

ALCOCK, James
Private, 17780, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment); died 1 October 1915

 

AUGHTON, Edmund Wadsworth
Stoker 1st Class, K/13240, Royal Navy; died 31 May 1916

 

BALDWIN, Abel
Private, 109325, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 23 October 1918

 

BALDWIN, Thomas
Serjeant, 57929, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); died 8 October 1918

 

BALL, Henry
Private, 266873, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; died 1 October 1917

 

BANKS, James
Private, 44975, Machine Gun Corps; died 28 September 1918

 

BANKS, Richard Edward
Private, 51896, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 30 April 1918


BIRCHALL, Thomas
Lance Corporal, 267143, Royal Warwickshire Regiment; died 19 July 1916

 

BOND, Thomas Harper
Serjeant, 17348, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 7 November 1920

 
BRADE, Isaac
Private, 31794, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment; died 11 April 1917

 

de CASTÉJA, Count Emmanuel
Sergeant, French Army; died 10 October 1915

 

CHARLES, George
Lance Corporal, 14783, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21 December 1917


CULSHAW, Joseph
Private, 53168, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 30 September 1917


FAIRHURST, Albert
Sergeant, 21151, Canadian Infantry; died 26 September 1916

 

FORSHAW, John
Private, 2890, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 28 September 1915

 

FOSTER, Robert
Private, 32735, Manchester Regiment; died 13 May 1917

 

HALEWOOD, John
Private, 3135, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 August 1916

 

HARTLEY, Leonard
Private, CH/1457(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry; died 6 September 1918

 

HESKETH, John
Driver, T4/186483, Army Service Corps; died 1 December 1917

 

HIGHTON, Charles Luke
Gunner, 676178, Royal Field Artillery; died 26 May 1917

 

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HIGNETT, Charles
Rifleman, R/14391, King’s Royal Rifle Corps; died 22 November 1917

 

HIGNETT, William
Private, 5028, Connaught Rangers; died 22 January 1916

 

HURST, Richard
Private, 12247, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 8–9 January 1918

 

HUYTON, Edward
Private, 53823, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; died 15 March 1917

 

HUYTON, John Royle
Private, 51906, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 27 March 1917

 

JACKSON, Richard
Private, EMT/55628, Royal Army Service Corps; died 11 October 1920

 

JOHNSON, James
Gunner, L/10985, Royal Field Artillery; died 1 July 1917

 

KENNEDY, Hugh
Private, 15793, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 October 1916

 

LIVESLEY, Miles
Private, 030639, Army Ordnance Corps; died 29 October 1918

 

LONGTON, Christopher
Private, 2895, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 August 1916

 

LYDIATE, Joseph Richard
Rifleman, 270025, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 9 April 1918

 
MARSDEN, John
Rifleman, 242866, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 20 September 1917

 

MARSDEN, Thomas
Lance Corporal, 41821, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 31 July – 4 August 1917

 

MARSHALL, James Edward
Serjeant, WR/250316, Royal Engineers; died 21 February 1919

 

MASSAM, Thomas
Gunner, 190588, Royal Field Artillery; died 18 September 1918

 

MAYOR, Walter
Private, 22578, Coldstream Guards; died 22 August 1918

 

ORMESHER, James
Private, 36517, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 8 April 1916

 

PILKINGTON, John Edward
Private, 35133, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 26 December 1917

 

PRESCOTT, Charles Stanley
Private, GS/25893, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish); died 2 September 1917

 

PRESCOTT, Joseph James
Private, 37520, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 11 December 1918

 

RIGBY, Edward Andrew
Rifleman, A/203587, King’s Royal Rifle Corps; died 30 October 1918

 

RIGBY, John Thomas
Private, 14812, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21–28 March 1918

 
RIMMER, James
Private, 49846, Canterbury Regiment (N.Z.E.F.); died 12 October 1917

 

RIMMER, John Jeffrey
Private, 26068, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 3 May 1917

 

SAINT, Peter Thomas
Private, 38888, South Wales Borderers; died 4 November 1918

 

SCARISBRICK, John
Private, 31564, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 3 May 1917

 

SHARROCK, Evan
Private, 13449, Scots Guards; died 17 September 1917

 

SHERMAN, Thomas
Rifleman, R/9728, King’s Royal Rifle Corps; died 6 March 1917

 

STAZICKER, Richard
Private, 267605, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 July 1917

 

SUMNER, Walter
Private, 300052, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 31 July 1917

 

SUTHERN, Bertram
Private, 26452, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); died 24 April 1917

 

THRELFALL, James
Private, 65559, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 January 1918

 

TINSLEY, Thomas
Corporal, 20775, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21 March 1918

 
TURNER, Arthur Sidney
Rifleman, B/201320, Army Service Corps; died 16 May 1920

 

TWIST, Robert
Rifleman, 64850, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21 June 1918

 

USHER, Herbert
Private, 51726, Manchester Regiment; died 24–27 October 1917

 

VALIANT, James
Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; died 28 October 1917

 

WATKINSON, John
Corporal, 161549, Royal Field Artillery; died 11 August 1918

 

WESTHEAD, John
Staff Serjeant, TS/9054, Army Service Corps; died 21 October 1916

 

WITHINGTON, Charles Edward
Corporal, 20495, Royal Defence Corps; died 10 October 1918

 

WOODS, Sandford
Lance Corporal, 12056, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 28–30 October 1918

 

WRIGHT, Richard
Private, 2888, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 7 November 1915

 

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Photos for 33 of the above named:

 

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(Top row, L-R) James Alcock, Edmund Wadsworth Aughton, Henry Ball, James Banks, Thomas Birchall, Thomas Harper Bond, Isaac Brade, Count Emmanuel de Casteja, Albert Fairhurst, John Forshaw, John Halewood

 

(Middle row, L-R) Leonard Hartley, William Hignett, Richard Hurst, Edward Huyton, James Johnson M.M., Christopher Longton, Joseph Richard Lydiate, Thomas Marsden, Thomas Massam, Walter Mayor, James Ormesher

 

(Bottom row, L-R) John Thomas Rigby, John Jeffrey Rimmer, Thomas Sherman, Thomas Tinsley, Arthur Sidney Turner, Robert Twist, Herbert Usher, James Valiant, John Westhead, Charles Edward Withington, Richard Wright

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The new memorial will be unveiled at Scarisbrick Village Hall on 11 November. A service of dedication will commence at 11:00 am and will include a calling of the 64 names and a selection of readings by local schoolchildren. Anyone is welcome to attend.

 

There is an article about the memorial on Q Local: http://www.qlocal.co.uk/ormskirk/news_list/Scarisbrick_remembers___-55016190.htm

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We had a lovely service at the new memorial this morning, there was a good turnout of people and the weather stayed fine for us.

 

Some photos of the memorial...

 

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