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Names to be added to World War One Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall

8 months ago

Names to be added to World War One Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall
Credit: Liverpool Town Hall

World War One servicemen will be honoured on Friday 27 October when their names are added to the Roll of Honour at Liverpool Town Hall.

A total of 13 men who lost their lives will be added to the plaque in the Hall of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall, with the inscription reading: “Their name liveth evermore”.

Special civic receptions for the families of those being added to the plaques will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Mary Rasmussen.

Family members of the following personnel are attending:  

  • Driver V Davies – Royal Field Artillery (D Battery/86th Brigade)
  • Sergeant J Rohrer – South Lancashire Regiment (7th Battalion) 
  • Private C Kenny – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (13th Battalion)
  • Lance Corporal W Halsall – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (1st/7th Battalion)
  • Private T.H Stevens – Australian Infantry AIF (1st Battalion)

Town Hall officials are still searching for, or waiting to hear back from, the family of the following six servicemen, to invite them to attend:

  • Private H Proctor – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (18th Battalion)  
  • Private A.E Nutbrown – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (17th Battalion) 
  • Sergeant E Strettle – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (12th Battalion)
  • Private H Dempsey – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (12th Battalion)
  • Private P Wright – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (13th Battalion)
  • Corporal Longcake – Royal Engineers (45th Operating Company)
  • Private A.T Lowe – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (19th Battalion)
  • Private W Minards – The King’s Liverpool Regiment (4th Batallion)

Families who recognise the six names above are asked to email town.hall@liverpool.gov.uk if they would like to be part of the ceremony.

The 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 the names of the fallen were posted in a window overlooking Exchange Flags and relatives queued to add others.

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.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Mary Rasmussen, said: 

“It is really important that we continue to reflect the sacrifices of these men, and add new names when we receive them.

“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.

“It is a real honour to speak to the families of those who lost their lives and reflect on how they made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today.”

For more info on the Liverpool Town Hall click HERE.

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