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As far as I can see there is a "locked" thread about research of the names on the Birkenhead War Memorial - is this research still on-going?


I have a man named on the SELKIRK Roll of Honour in the Scottish Borders as 


and although this name is not on the Birkenhead WM, a transcript indicates that the name 

BROADFIELD, J. was added to the end of the first column of names.


Could it be the same man????


My man is 

John Paterson Broomfield – age 19 – Private (5916) 2/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment.

In 1911 John was living with his family in Birkenhead, Cheshire where his father was a railway locomotive engine fitter. He enlisted as Private (2960) in the 4th Cheshire Regiment but was posted to the 2/6th Gloucesters who landed at Le Havre in May 1916. John was killed two months later. (Source: 1911 census, SDGW and Medal Roll/Card)

Born 1897 in Selkirk. Son of William and Agnes (Paterson) Broomfield of 36 Mallaby Street and of 29 Shamrock Road, Birkenhead who had married in 1895 in Selkirk. (

Source: Liverpool Echo 19/7/1917 p.4 and CWGC)

Missing in Action – 19 July 1916.

Commonwealth War Grave – Loos Memorial, France.



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Thanks for that IPT - sorry for the delay in replying but I was hoping that one of the researchers might have "popped-up" and could clarify my (and your) question.



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As you have probably seen, the only J Broadfield on the CWCG roll came from Birmingham. I suspect that the two Broomfield entries are the same man. This would not be unusual. One RN officer I have researched is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, on a marble tablet on the wall of his (inland) Hampshire parish church, and his grandmother having moved to a West Sussex town in the 1890s, his name is also remembered in its church and on its War Memorial. 


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St Anne's, (now Christ the King), where 'Joseph Broadfield' is remembered, is about a ten minute walk from 27 Carrington Avenue, where John Broomfield was living in 1911, and 36 Mallaby Street is about the same.


Why Joseph Broadfield/John Broomfield though?




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