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LIVERPOOL, EXCHANGE NEWSROOM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stephen Nulty 2008

The Liverpool Exchange Newsroom is to be found between the arches of the Exchange Buildings, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside. It was originally to be found at Derby House, Liverpool but was moved in 1953 when the original Exchange building was rebuilt. It is in the form of a cast group of figures ready for battle, a sailor behind his gun as he looks out and a nurse tending to a wounded soldier all overlooked by the figure of Britannia with her cloak billowing out. The whole group is set into a niche between two pillars with a bronze tablet set into the stone below. The names of the fallen are inscribed into the stone. There are 26 names listed. It was originally unveiled by the 17th Earl of Derby on 1st January 1924; the sculptor was Joseph Phillips.

Photograph copyright © Stephen Nulty 2008

THE BOOK OF SERVICE
LIES IN THE NEWSROOM
PRO PATRIA
1914 - 1919
IN REMEMBRANCE OF MEMBERS OF THE LIVERPOOL EXCHANGE
NEWSROOM WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR RIGHT AND FREEDOM
AND WHOSE NAMES ARE RECORDED ON THE ADJOINING TABLETS
AND OF THOSE SONS OF MEMBERS WHO LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE SAME GREAT CAUSE
IN GRATITUDE ALSO TO ALL MEMBERS AND SONS OF MEMBERS
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE WAR
THE NAMES OF ALL ARE RECORDED
IN THE BOOK OF SERVICE
THIS MEMORIAL WAS RE-ERECTED
IN THIS POSITION IN 1953

ADAM

Arthur De Bels

Captain, No. 3 Coy., 18th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 31/07/1916, aged 31. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Military Cross Son of Harriet S. Adam, of The Seven Sisters, Ellesmere, Salop, and the late John I. Adam.

BRADBURY

John Cregeen

Lieutenant, 2nd/7th Bn, King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 06/10/1918, aged 28. Etaples Military Cemetery Son of William John and Edith Isabella Bradbury, of "Rocklands", Sandown Park, Liverpool. Born at Liverpool.

BROCKLEBANK

Thomas Geoffrey

Captain, 277th Bde., Royal Field Artillery Died 05/08/1916, aged 33. Dive Copse British Cemetery Elder son of Harold Brocklebank, of Grizedale Hall, Hawkshead, Lancs.

BROCKBANK

Charles Norman

Captain, 18th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 01/07/1916, aged 32. Dantzig Alley british Cemetery Son of Marion Annie Brockbank, of "Ulverscroft", 19, Adelaide Terrace, Waterloo, Liverpool, and the late R. M. Henry Brockbank.

BRUNNER

Cecil Heywood

Captain, West Lans Bde., Royal Field Artillery Died 25/10/1917, aged 44. Dozinghem Militray Cemetery Son of the late J. P. Brunner and Mrs. Brunner, of Liverpool; husband of Rica M. Brunner, of Pinewood Cottage, Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey.

COPLAND

George Harold

2/Lt., 18th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 31/07/1917, aged 27. Menin Gate Son of E. C. Copland, of 13, Holland Rd., Wallasey, and the late George R. Copland.

CREAN

John Fitzgerald

Captain, Lancashire Hussars Died 17/10/1918, aged 41. Much Woolton St Mary’s RC Cemetery Son of James and Kate Crean, of Liverpool; husband of Alice H. MacGrath (formerly Crean), of 25, Hornton St., Kensington, London.

CRIPPEN

George Oliver

Lieutenant, 5th Bn., South Lancashire Regiment Died 14/05/1915, aged 32. Menin Gate Son of Mrs. A. A. Crippen.

COHAN

Henry Molyneux

Gunner 131332, 93rd Coy., Royal Garrison Artillery Died 06/08/1919, aged 35. Colombo Kanatte General Cemetery Son of Edward Asher Cohan and Martha Alice Cohan, of Wynnstay, 10 Aigburth Drive, Liverpool.

GRAYSON

Ambrose Dixon Holdrege

Captain, 1st Bde. Royal Field Artillery Died 13/10/1914. Le Touret Memorial

GRAHAM (Junior)

John

Captain, 10th Bn. (Liverpool Scottish) (Territorial), The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 16/06/1915. Aged 38. Son of the late John and Mary Gilkison Graham. Known as John Graham junior. Sugar refiner (Macfie). Amateur golfer (RLGC) of some repute. Mentioned in dispatches. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 and 6.

GANNON

John Howard

2/Lt., 3rd Bn., attd. 11th Bn., Royal Welch Fusiliers Died 08/10/1917. Karasouli Military Cemetery

HERSCHELL

Ernest

Captain, 6th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 26/09/1916. Heilly Station Cemetery Husband of B. M. Herschell, of 31, Norfolk Rd., Maidenhead. Native of Birkenhead.

HEISLER

Paul

No further information currently available

HUGHES

Geoffrey

No further information currently available

MONTGOMERY

William Sproat

Captain, “D” Coy., 6th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 13/03/1915, aged 33. Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate Son of Hugh Montgomery, of The Allports, Bromborough, Cheshire.

MACLEOD

Donald

No further information currently available

MCCONNAN

George

Captain, 10th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 09/08/1916, aged 32. Thiepval Memorial Son of Ellis Walter and Annie Maria McConnan, of Elswyke, Sawrey, Ambleside, Westmorland.

OWEN

Ivor

No further information currently available

PROUDLOVE

Walter Meredith

Rifleman 1737, “B” Coy., 1st/6th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 18/09/1916, aged 28. Thiepval Memorial Son of the late Thomas and Sarah M. Proudlove.

RAVENSCROFT

Guy

Captain, 18th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 18/10/1916, aged 34. Warlencourt British Cemetery Eldest son of Mrs. C. M. Ravenscroft, of 2, St. Katherine's Precincts, Gloucester Gate, Regent's Park, London, and the late Joseph Ravenscroft, of Claughton, Birkenhead. Educated at Clifton College.

RAWLINSON

James Cecil

Private 16268, 18th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 01/07/1917, aged 19. Dantzig Alley British cemetery Son of James Rawlinson, of African Chambers, 19, Old Hall St., Liverpool. Vernon Street Cem.

STONE

Arthur Walter

Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMs “Manxman” Died 24/10/1917. Chatham Naval Memorial

TOMBS

Joseph Simpson McKenzie

Lieutenant, 48th Bde., Royal Field Artillery Died 11/09/1915, Lijssenthoek Miltary Cemetery

WAINWRIGHT

Henry Currey

Lieutenant, 17th Bn., King’s (Liverpool) Regiment Died 05/02/1916, aged 33. St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens Son of Henry and Eliza Currey Wainwright, of "East Bank", Sefton Park Rd., Liverpool.

WILLIAMS

William

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Last updated 20 February, 2009

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