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CIVIC WAR MEMORIAL.

"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old,
age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them."

a)  Two War Memorial's at Prescot Church, one in the church to those who had fallen during the First World War.
b)  The Rood Screen, has eight oak Panels, and are set into the back of the return stalls listing those commemorated.

Prescot Civic Memorial,
The second is outside the church on the south side.
Baroque in style, square inner column, rusticated blocks (Aberdeen granite) with attached marble half columns. Plain decoration, top base shield at foot (southside) below statues plinth - Prescot of coat of arms. Statue on top is of a Private soldier on guard, representing South Lancashire Regiment, holding a rifle across his body in both hands made of Aberdeen granite. The bayonet is missing from the the rifle.
Curiously the memorial was commissioned while the war continued. This was the first public statue in Prescot - a town when Liverpool was a village, and the absence was one Councillor Lhought should be remedied if he became chairman. The war and the deaths of Prescot men, with his own involvement in recruiting and fund raising, made it a fitting memorial. A huge crowd attended the unveiling ceremony, a company of King's Liverpool Regiment, detachment of South Lancashire Regiment and its band and that of the Parish church played. The gift and unveiling was recorded on one marble panel, the other three reserved for the names of the fallen. The War Memorial was made by T. Moody, Mossley Hill and Widnes.

Prescot Church Rood Screen Prescot Civic Memorial

In 1959 Mr. & Mrs. Case Presented the Organ Console Screen in memorial to their son Leslie who died on Active Service.

T H Case on Organ Screen Plaque on North Side Wall Plaque on North Side Wall
Plaque on Left side of Rood Screen
 
Plaque on Right side of Rood Screen
 

 

Prescot Church War Memorial:-  Left Side of the Rood Screen,                             Right Side of the Rood Screen,
Prescot War Memorial:- Inscription on War Memorial,      WWI South Panel,           WWI East Panel,             WWI North Panel,

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War Graves at Prescot:- War Graves.

 

Names on the eight oak Panels of the Rood Screen in Prescot Church.

Inscriptions
on LEFT Side panels of War Memorial on the Rood Screen.
J. ACKER.
J. F. AIREY.
H. ALLEN.
F. ASHCROFT.
A. D. AVISON.
H. BAINES.
J. BEADLE.
N. BEARDMORE.
W. BEESLEY.
J. BEESLEY.
C. BERRY.
J. BIRCHALL.
T. H. BISHOP.
H. L. BOYER.
J. BRAY.
J. BRIDGE.
T. BRISCOE.
F. BROOKES.
J. BRIDGE.
H. BURROWS.
H. BYRON. (S. Lancs.).
H. BYRON. (K.O.R.L).

HARRY BYRON
R. CARNEY.
C. CAFFREY.
J. CARROLL.
W. CASE.
W. F. CASE.
T. CASLIN.
T. CHADWICK.
F. CHESWORTH.
H. CHESWORTH.
Jas. CHORLEY.
J. CHORLEY.
J. M. CLEMENTS.
J. E COFIELD.
J. CONLIN.
J. CORNS.
W. COULSON.
J. COWELL.
C. CRITCHLEY.
M. CRITCHLEY.
W. CRITCHLEY.
H. CROPPER.

D.CULLEN.
T. R. CUNDILL.
A. CUNNINGHAM.
A. H. DAVIES.
F. DONNELLY.
W. DONOHUE.
J. DOWARD.
W. ECCLESTON.
W. EDWARDS.
W. EDWARDS.
R. H. ELLISON.
A. F. EVANS.
E. EVANS.
J. FERRISEY.
G. FILLINGHAM.
A. H. FINNEY.
E. FINNEY.
F. FINNEY.
T. E. FINNEY.
P. FISHER.
J. E. FORSHAW.
H. FOSTER.

W. FOSTER.
E. V. FOWLER.
J. FOWLER.
T. FOWLER.
R. A. FRANCE.
J. T. GILGANNON.
T. R. GLEAVE.
J. GORDON.
B. C. GREEN.
H. GEEEN.
R. GREEN.
R. GREENALL.
J. GROGAN.
H. GREGORY.
W. HALL.
J. HARDING.
F. HAYES.
I. E. HAYES.
S. T. HAYES.
H. H. HIND.
F. H. HICHCOCK.
F. H. HOLLIHEAD.

Inscriptions
on RIGHT Side panels of War Memorial on the Rood Screen.
T. H. HOPWOOD.
W. H. HORNBY.
W. HORNBY.
W. HULME.
W. HYDE.
H. G. INMAN.
W. JAUNDRILL.
A. W. JOHNSON.
J. JONES.
F. JOLSON.
J. KING.
A. J. KIRBY.
H. LEA.
W. LEATHER.
T. LARKIN.
H. LEYLAND.
T. LLOYD.
J. LYON.
W. LYON.
J. MALONEY.
Jos. MALONEY.
J.MACDONALD.

E. J. MELIA.
W. MOORE.
J. MORRIS.
J. MOSS.
R. MUTCH.
E. NEVE.
J. NULTY.
J. ORTON.
J. S. ORRETT.
F. PARKIN.
G. PARKIN.
J. PARKIN.
R. S. PEMBERTON.
T.W. PEMBERTON.
J. PICKAVANCE.
F. PLATT.
J. PLATT.
J. R. PRESCOTT.
T. PRESCOTT.
T. P. PRESCOTT
A. J. PRESTON
T. S. PRESTON.
M. QUALTERS.
J. C. RICHMAN.
W. H. RANGE.
W. H. ROBINSON.
W. ROONEY.
C. H. ROWED.
T. ROUGHLEY.
D. F. ROBERTS.
J. SKARKEY.
A. J. SHERWOOD.
T. SMITH.
R. B. STANLEY.
J. STEAD.
I. STOTT.
J. W. STOTT.
A. TAYLOR.
B. TAYLOR.
J. W. TAYLOR.
G. TRAVIS
J. TRAVIS.
J. R. VALENTINE.
W. VIDLER.
E. WAINE.
J. WAINE.
W. F. WAINE.
J. WALTON.
A. WATKINSON.
R. WEBB.
H. C. WHITAKER.
W. WHITE
B. WILLIAMS.
I. WILLIAMS.
H. E. WOOD.
E. WORTH.
W. W. WYCHERLEY.
G. YATES.
J. YATES.
T. YATES.
C. E. MIDDLETON.
J. WARBICK.

 

The Inscription and Names on the Civic War Memorial,

Inscriptions
on West side panel of War Memorial.

(WWW1, on marble panels in gold letters;)
THIS MONUMENT
WAS PRESENT TO THE TOWN BY
COUNCILLOR WILLIAM JOHN LUCAS J.P.
DURING HIS TERM OF OFFICE AS CHAIRMAN
OF THE COUNCIL 1915-17
IN MEMORY OF PRESCOT MENWHO HAVE SACRIFICED THEIR
FIGHTING FOR THEIR COUNTRY DURING
THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAS OF 1914-19.
UNVEILED BY LT. COL. SIR HENRY WEBB BART M.P.
FOR THE EARL OF DERBY 9th SEPT. 1916.
(WWII in black metallic letters;) ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945
DEDICATED 10th NOV. 1946


Inscriptions
on South side panel of War Memorial.
ACKER, J
AIREY, J. F
ALLEN, H.
AVISON, A. D.
BAINES, H.
BEARDMORE, N.
BEESLEY, W.
BEESLEY, J.
BIRCHALL, J.
BISHOP, T. H.
BOYER, H. L.
BRAY, J.
BRIDGE, J.
BROOKES, F.
BURROWS, T. (S. LANCS)
BYRON, H. (K.O.R.L)
BYRON, HARRY.
CARNEY, R.
CAFFREY, C.
BARROLL, J.
CASE, Wm.
CACLIN, T.
CHESWORTH, H.
CHESORTH, I.
CLEMENTS, J. E.
CONLIN, J.
COWELL, J.
CRITCHLEY, M.
CRITCHLEY, C.
CRITCHLEY, Wm.
CUNDILL, T. R.
CUNNINGHAM, A.
DONNELLY, E.
DONOHUE, W.
ECCLESTON, Wm.
EDWARDS, Wm.
ELLISON, R. H.
EVANS, A. F.
FERRISEY, J.
FINNEY, F.
FORSHAW, J. E.
FOSTER, Wm.
FOSTER, H.

Inscriptions
on East side panel of War Memorial.
FOWLER. E. V.
FOWLER. T.
FOWLER. J.
FRANCE. R. A.
GILGANNON. J. T.
GORDON. J.
GREEN. R.
GREENALL. R
GRDGAN. J.
GREGORY. H.
HALL. Wm.
HARDING. J.
HAYES. F.
HAYES. S. T.
HAYES. I. E.
HITCHCOCK. F. H.
HOLLIHEAD. F.
HOPWOOD. T. H.
HORNBY. Wm. H.
HORNBY. Wm.
HULME. Wm.
HYDE. W.
INMAN. H. C.
JAUNDRILL. W.
JUNSON. A. W.
JONES. J.
JOLSON. F.
KINE. J.
KIRBY. A. J.
LEA. H.
LEATHER. W.
LARKIN. T.
LEYLAND. H.
LLOYD. T.
LYON. J.
LYON. Wm.
MALONEY. J.
MALONEY. Jos.
MACDONFID. J.
MELIA. E. J.
MOORE. Wm.
MUTCH. R.
NUTCH. R.
NULTY. J.
ORRETT. J. S.
PARKIN. Jos.
PARKIN. G.
PARKIN. F.
PEMBERTON. R. S
.

Inscriptions
on North side panel of War Memorial.
PEMBERTON. T. F. W.
PICKAVANCE. J.
PLATT F.
PLATT. J.
PRESCOTT. J. R.
PRESCOTT. Wm. H.
PRESCOTT. T. P.
PRESTON. A. J.
PRESTON, T. S.
QUALTER, M.
RICHMAN, J. C.
RANGE, W. H.
ROBINSON, WM. H.
RCONEY, Wm.
ROWED, H.
ROUGHLEY, T.
ROBERTS, D. F.
SHARKEY, J.
SHERWOOD, A. J.
SMITH, T.
STANLEY, R. B.
STOTT, J. W.
STOTT, I.
TAYLOR, B.
TAYLOR, A.
THOMAS, J.
TRAVIS, J.
TRAVIS, C.
VALENTINE, J. R.
VIOLER, Wm.
WAINE, J.
WAINE, Ed.
WAINE, Wm. F.
WATKINSON, A.
WHITAKER, H. C.
WEBB, R.
WILLIAMS, I.
WILLIAMS, B.
WYCHERLEY, Wm. W.
WALTON, J.
WHITE, Wm.
WOOD, H. E.
WORTH, E.
YATES, J.
CHORLEY, J.
CASE, W. F.
COULSON, W.
FINNEY, T. E.

Inscriptions
on North side panel of War Memorial.
WW1.
BYRON, J
DAVIES, T.
CALLOWAY, T.
MADDEN, M.
DRTON, J
HIND, H. H.
CANAVAN, S.
SCT. A. A. RUSH.

Inscriptions
on West side of War Memorial below WWII panel.
ATHERTON, E.
ATTWOOD, F.
BACHE, H, H.
BARTON, M, N.
BATES, C.
BATES, K, D.
BEESLEY,
BOOTS, W, J, H.
BOX, F, W.
BURKE, D, R.
BURNS, J, J.
BYRON, E.
CAIN, V, L.
CASE, J, G.
CASE, T, L.
CORNS, T, W.

CROMTON, C, A.
DEVER, W, K.
FINNEY, B, R.
FINNEY, L, T.
CALLOWAY, J.
GORE, H.
GREEN, S, M.
GROGAN Thomas Vincent

HARMON. T
HEAP. W. D.
HIND. W. H.
HUGHES. R.
INNS. G.
JARVIS Geo.
LAWSON. H.
LEA. J. F.

Inscriptions
on West side of War Memorial below WWII panel.
LONGWORTH. J.
LYON. C. J.
Mc LUCKIE. T
MELIA. J.
MERCER. S.
O'GRADY. J. P.
RALPHS. Wm.

SHEPHERD. F.
STOTT. H. Y.
TAYLOR. R.
TAYLOR. J. A.
THOMAS. H. Y.
THOMAS. I. H.
THOMPSON. Wm.
THOMPSON. Ed.
TRAVIS. Wm.
WASHINTON. J. C.
WILLIAMS. E. W.
WILLIAMS. J.
WOODS. W.
WOODWARD. F. W.
YATES. J.
TWELL. Ed.
TWELL. E.

At base of War Memorial WWII West Side
LITCHFIELD. E.
RHODES. W. N.
BARRELL. Ernest. Rowe. Newton
ALMOND. F.
EVANS. T. H. GILGANNCN. M. V.
FAIRHURST. J. A.

At base of War Memorial WWII West Side KERR.J
HESKETH. W
MULLANEY. E.
JOHNSON. J.
TAYLOR. W.
MATHER. T.
FOWLER. J.
WARREN. A.
WILLIS. T. C.
WATSON. J. I.

War Graves At Prescot
Churchyard And Prescot Cemetery.

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War Graves at Prescot (Headstones)
Name
Rank
Service
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
Grave/ Memorial Ref.
Churchyard Prescot Cemetery
Ashcroft, Fred. Gunner 160808 Royal Garrison Artillery 10/01/1921 Unknown NP. 214 Yes  
Briscoe, Thomas. Lance Sergeant 484 South Lancashire Regiment
24/03/1919
28

Middle West part.

Yes  
Burrows, Henry. Private 101391 Royal Army Medical Corps 27/04/1920 Unknown NP.301 Yes  
Case,James Godfrey. Sergeant (Nav.) 1541433 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 22/04/1944 unknown Sec.6
Grave 77.
  Yes
Cropper, H. Sapper 426688 Royal Engineers 17/10/1920 Unknown Middle West part Yes  
Dever, William Kenneth. Filght Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 2210113 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 02/04/1945 29 Spec. Memorial. Yes  
Disley, R. Private 10873 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 14/09/1920 unknown NP.323 Yes  
Fairhurst, James Albert. Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 1493165 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 29/08/1943 26 Sec. 9
Grave 11.
  Yes
Fillingham, G. Private 46540 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18/04/1920 41 Middle West part. Yes  
Forshaw, J. E. Gunner 278642 Royal Field Artillery 12/10/1918 Unknown NP.183 Yes  
Fowell, Leslie Driver T/14512772 Royal Army Service Corps 27/10/1946 38 Sec. 6
Grave 145
  Yes
Gibb, Albert Gordon. Warrant Officer (Pilot) 1118383 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 15/07/1944 28 Sec.6
Grave 67.
  Yes
Grogan, John. Private 16049 South Lancashire Regiment 01/04/1917 36 Middle East part Yes  
Hale, J. V. Private 39234 South Lancashire Regiment 23/05/1921 39 NP.147 Yes  
Hall, William. Private M/397418 Army Service Corps 21/11/1918 26 NP.199 Yes  
Hefferon, T. Private 148137 Machine Gun Corps (Inf) 08/07/1921 Unknown South-West part Yes  
Henry, Michael. Private 22292 South Lancashire Regiment 08/02/1916 39 South- East part Yes  
Hesheth, James William. Driver T/10693946 Royal Army Service Corps 23/03/1946 35 Sec.5
C.of E.
Grave 227.
  Yes

Jones, Thomas.

Aircraftman 1st Class 1480871 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 05/09/1943 21 S.W. of Church Yes  

Lea, James Frank.

Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 1624263 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 28/10/1943 18 Sec.2
Grave 73.
  Yes
Leather, Harold. Sergeant (Nav.) 1456975 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/05/1943 22 Sec. 6
Grave 35.
  Yes
Lyle, Leslie Holden. Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1231203 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 08/06/1943 21 Sec.6.
Grave 28.
  Yes
Lyon, Charles John. Sergeant (W.OP./Air Gnr.) 974218 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 21/03/1941 23 Sec. 1.
Grave 87.
  Yes
McCracken, J. Private 76044 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 13/03/1917 34 South-East part Yes  
Moorhouse, Sydney Malcolm Christopher. Captain 99304 Royal Artillery 30/09/1944 Unknown Sec. 12.
Grave 1.
  Yes
Morris, J. Private S/385642 Royal Army Service Corps 12/06/1920 Unknown NP.212. Yes  
Owen, John. Rifleman 6844114 King's Royal Rifle Corps 18/11/1947 37 Sec. 9
R.C.
Grave 71.
  Yes
Pemberton, R. S. Private TR3/83866 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 07/07/1918 Unknown NP.174. Yes  
Platt, John. Sergeant 626 South Lancashire Regiment 26/05/1915 24 NP. 162. Yes  
Rhodes, William Norman. Corporal 14896898 Royal Pioneer Corps 01/08/1947 Unknown Sec. 6
Grave 203.
  Yes
Riley, Thomas Edwin. Gunner 11257416 Royal Artillery 20/12/1943 42 Sec. 2.
Grave 155.
  Yes
Stanley, F. Private 35664 Lancashire Fusiliers 26/06/1918 35 NP. 130. Yes  
Taylor, Ernest. Private 26151 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 07/03/1916 30 South-East part. Yes  
Wallis, P. F. Officer's Steward 1st Class 361407 Royal Navy 25/03/1919 Unknown Spec. Memorial. Yes  
Whitaker, Harry Garratt. Captain   South Lancashire Regiment 15/01/1920 24 Middle West part Yes  
Wildgoose, Harry Third Engineer Officer   Merchant Navy 18/06/1945 28 Sec. 6
Grave 109.
  Yes
Woodward, Frederick William Ordinary Seaman C/JX 243403 Royal Navy 12/11/1941 26 Sec. 4.
Grave 165A.
  Yes
Woods, R Private 43361 York and Lancaster Regiment 31/01/1919 Unknown Middle East part Yes  
Yates, T. Private 67112 Royal Aymy Medical Corps 01/07/1920 Unknown NP. 187. Yes  

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Prescot Civic War Memorial

The name of John McCrae (1872-1918) may seem out of place in the distinguished company of World War I poets, but he is remembered for what is probably the single best-known and popular poem from the war, "In Flanders Fields." He was a Canadian physician and fought on the Western Front in 1914, but was then transferred to the medical corps and assigned to a hospital in France . He died of pneumonia while on active duty in 1918. His volume of poetry, In Flanders Fields and Other Poems , was published in 1919.


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