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  1. All I will say is there are few who can leave a legacy or substantial piece of work behind, that can be associated to them, he will, in all the work on SHROH and Connect that will be around for years to come. It has helped many people and will do it for many more, as well as being a lasting memorial to all the people on it, casualty or not. RIP Chris
  2. That would be worth watching! I thought a selfie stick might work but I can't bring my self to actually get one :-)
  3. Hopefully this works. It should be a series of pictures related to the well known photo of the St Helens Pals marching into town to church service prior to leaving for final preparations before being sent over to France in November 1915. I think the photo was taken from a window in the Ship Inn (Tavern) that was on the canal bank, on the land that was Shukers. Looking at the old maps you can follow the old Church Road from Shaw Street over the canal and down the slope opposite The Nags Head pub. I'm putting The Nags on the bus stop/corner of KFC car park? They are marching from one bus stop to the other. The old road and tram tracks are basically the new footpath. I managed to get up on the wall to try and get the height closer to the original, not high enough though, but it's as high as I could get! Any suggestions/questions fire away.
  4. Hi Steve, great write up on Whitaker. Have you tried to locate the interviews of the officers post returning after being POWs ? Ste
  5. Hi Paul, Have a look in the gallery of St Helens Roll of Honour http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/ I have found several articles related to this date and they are kept there. I have been to the battlefield several times and ( if you forget the motorway !) it is very easy to locate the positions of the various Keeps and Posts that were defended/lost. I have the medals to one of the men taken prisoner, with a picture and bits of info from Ancestry and his papers. See how you go on. Regards, Ste M
  6. Today at 11.00am if anyone can make it? Regards, Ste
  7. http://www.sthelenspals.org.uk/ And then go to the records section Ste M
  8. Hi Nat, If you have anything to add to the Kinders on our Rolls of Honour ( see link) it would be much appreciated. Have a look and you may find something you didn't know about ! http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/index.php?clist=k Regards, Ste M
  9. I was looking for John Samuel Leach, my great grandad on my nans side. On Lankylads link he is logged in AA14. Cheers Ste
  10. Cheers Le200, I assume AA will be in section A behind the church. Regards, Ste
  11. Hi Jeff, is there a plan of the graves ? I am looking for AA14 (Leach) Cheers, Ste
  12. Hi Jeff, as you probably know but for everyone elses info, there are some newspaper articles that have been added to the individuals pages on their SHROH page. Ste
  13. Hi Geoff, There are several posters who are well versed in the details of WW1 actions and some with experience of writing books. There is plenty of info I and others have put together on SHROH related to the 5 players that died in WW1, if that is of help? If no one comes forward let me have his name and I'll see what I can add to what you know already. Ste M
  14. Nice one Steve. They wouldn't have realised at the time of events on the Somme re 9th September when there would have been quiet a few local casualties, as the 5th South Lancs, and the rest of 55th Div, were involved in the latest attempt to push on in the Somme area around Delville Wood (Ale and Hop Alleys) ? Between 9th and 13th Sept they lost 12 officers and 150 other ranks! I'll be there later this month and will be paying my respects. Ste
  15. Neither I'm afraid. All I have is First female doctor posted to the trenches Invalided out of service 1919 1922 medical officer on SS Tidal which foundered 1922 off Lowestoft She never married and emigrated to New Zealand 1929. Looking at her picture, which I think is of her in a doctors uniform, she looks to be in her thirties, so I would say born mid 1880's ? Sorry I know it's a bit of a tester and all I could find was an Elizabeth from St Helens living in Burtonwood but married and not in the medical profession ! Cheers, Ste