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.
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
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|War Graves at Prescot:- War Graves.|
Names on the eight oak Panels of the Rood Screen in Prescot Church.
on LEFT Side panels of War Memorial on the Rood Screen.
E. V. FOWLER.
R. A. FRANCE.
J. T. GILGANNON.
T. R. GLEAVE.
B. C. GREEN.
I. E. HAYES.
S. T. HAYES.
H. H. HIND.
F. H. HICHCOCK.
F. H. HOLLIHEAD.
on RIGHT Side panels of War Memorial on the Rood Screen.
E. J. MELIA.
J. S. ORRETT.
R. S. PEMBERTON.
J. R. PRESCOTT.
T. P. PRESCOTT
A. J. PRESTON
T. S. PRESTON.
J. C. RICHMAN.
W. H. RANGE.
W. H. ROBINSON.
C. H. ROWED.
D. F. ROBERTS.
A. J. SHERWOOD.
R. B. STANLEY.
J. W. STOTT.
J. W. TAYLOR.
J. R. VALENTINE.
W. F. WAINE.
H. C. WHITAKER.
H. E. WOOD.
W. W. WYCHERLEY.
C. E. MIDDLETON.
The Inscription and Names on the Civic War Memorial,
on West side panel of War Memorial.
(WWW1, on marble panels in gold letters;)
on South side panel of War Memorial.
BURROWS, T. (S. LANCS)
BYRON, H. (K.O.R.L)
CLEMENTS, J. E.
CUNDILL, T. R.
ELLISON, R. H.
EVANS, A. F.
FORSHAW, J. E.
on East side panel of War Memorial.
HAYES. S. T.
HAYES. I. E.
HITCHCOCK. F. H.
HOPWOOD. T. H.
HORNBY. Wm. H.
INMAN. H. C.
JUNSON. A. W.
KIRBY. A. J.
MELIA. E. J.
ORRETT. J. S.
PEMBERTON. R. S.
on North side panel of War Memorial.
|PEMBERTON. T. F. W.
PRESCOTT. J. R.
PRESCOTT. Wm. H.
PRESCOTT. T. P.
PRESTON. A. J.
PRESTON, T. S.
RICHMAN, J. C.
RANGE, W. H.
|ROBINSON, WM. H.
ROBERTS, D. F.
SHERWOOD, A. J.
STANLEY, R. B.
STOTT, J. W.
VALENTINE, J. R.
WAINE, Wm. F.
WHITAKER, H. C.
WYCHERLEY, Wm. W.
WOOD, H. E.
CASE, W. F.
FINNEY, T. E.
on North side panel of War Memorial.
SCT. A. A. RUSH.
on West side of War Memorial below WWII panel.
BACHE, H, H.
BARTON, M, N.
BATES, K, D.
BOOTS, W, J, H.
|BOX, F, W.
BURKE, D, R.
BURNS, J, J.
CAIN, V, L.
CASE, J, G.
CASE, T, L.
CORNS, T, W.
CROMTON, C, A.
HEAP. W. D.
HIND. W. H.
LEA. J. F.
on West side of War Memorial below WWII panel.
STOTT. H. Y.
TAYLOR. J. A.
THOMAS. H. Y.
THOMAS. I. H.
WASHINTON. J. C.
WILLIAMS. E. W.
WOODWARD. F. W.
At base of War Memorial WWII West Side
RHODES. W. N.
|BARRELL. Ernest. Rowe. Newton
|EVANS. T. H.||GILGANNCN. M. V.
FAIRHURST. J. A.
|At base of War Memorial WWII West Side||KERR.J
|WILLIS. T. C.
WATSON. J. I.
|Click letter for Surname For War Graves at Prescot.
A, B, C, D, F, G, H, J, M, O, P, R, S, T, W, Y.
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War Graves at Prescot (Headstones)
Date of Death
Grave/ Memorial Ref.
|Ashcroft, Fred.||Gunner||160808||Royal Garrison Artillery||10/01/1921||Unknown||NP. 214||Yes|
|Briscoe, Thomas.||Lance Sergeant||484||South Lancashire Regiment||
Middle West part.
|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
|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
|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
|Gibb, Albert Gordon.||Warrant Officer (Pilot)||1118383||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||15/07/1944||28||Sec.6
|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
|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
|Leather, Harold.||Sergeant (Nav.)||1456975||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||03/05/1943||22||Sec. 6
|Lyle, Leslie Holden.||Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)||1231203||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||08/06/1943||21||Sec.6.
|Lyon, Charles John.||Sergeant (W.OP./Air Gnr.)||974218||Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve||21/03/1941||23||Sec. 1.
|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.
|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
|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
|Riley, Thomas Edwin.||Gunner||11257416||Royal Artillery||20/12/1943||42||Sec. 2.
|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
|Woodward, Frederick William||Ordinary Seaman||C/JX 243403||Royal Navy||12/11/1941||26||Sec. 4.
|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
We are the Dead. Short days ago
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
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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