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  1. Well,well, who'd a thought, William L Henderson is my 3rd great uncle, mums side as well!
  2. Hi Mark, I suspect there is every possibility that not all casualties are listed, if the WW1 names on the town memorial are anything to go by! It may be that if family didn't put forward names then they weren't listed, sad but it happened plenty of times with the WW1 names. The wounded or died of the Boer War are searchable on Ancestry, no home locations though and they are listed in the very good book 'Red Roses on the Veldt' again no home towns. Let me know if you have any names and I'll check both. Ste M
  3. Or local church memorials which would give you individuals and or families. Using http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/home have a look at the memorials section. It would give an idea of how local men fought and died all over the world. It may lead to some links being found between the kids and the casualties ?
  4. Missed you Sunday Jeff, just saw you leaving Town Hall snapping away :-) . Spoke to a few people regarding relatives ( Seddon, Laird, Barnett's ) did not know about SHROH, do now. Sorted our A Barrett/Barnett issue on SHROH as spelling mistake on Cenotaph, collared Simon Cousins who will sort it out:-). Dave, didn't get to Taylor Park, went up to Billinge.
  5. True, everyone focuses on those "famous" battles and tend to forget or never knew about the massive battles in March, April and May were the Germans threw every thing they had in a final attempt to win the war and Haig's famous "to the last man" order which our 55th West Lancashire division followed to the letter at Givenchy, infantry, engineers, orderlies, cooks, in fact anyone that could carry a rifle did!. Then the "last hundred days" were the allies ( now including America) threw everything they had at the Germans to finally break their resolve. It took everything, even though Germany was on it's knees, their troops did not give ground without a massive fight. An oft forgotten about period but hugely important, it goes without saying.
  6. Just a couple of pics from Earlestown this afternoon Just a reminder of tomorrows times Itinerary 1.00 p.m. Unveiling Commemorative Paving Stone, Earlestown War Memorial, Market Street, WA12 9BW 1:45 p.m. Visit to Norman Harvey VC Close Norman Harvey VC Close, Earlestown, WA12 9GX 2:45 p.m. Arrive for Memorial Service at 3 p.m. St.Peter’s Church, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9SR 3.30 p.m. Parade from St.Peter’s to Mesnes Park Park Road North, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9SR 4:00 p.m. Unveiling of Pte. Harvey VC’s Statue Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9TD 4:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments Mesnes Park Ranger Station, WA12 9TD
  7. Just a reminder of tomorrows times Itinerary 1.00 p.m. Unveiling Commemorative Paving Stone, Earlestown War Memorial, Market Street, WA12 9BW 1:45 p.m. Visit to Norman Harvey VC Close Norman Harvey VC Close, Earlestown, WA12 9GX 2:45 p.m. Arrive for Memorial Service at 3 p.m. St.Peter’s Church, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9SR 3.30 p.m. Parade from St.Peter’s to Mesnes Park Park Road North, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9SR 4:00 p.m. Unveiling of Pte. Harvey VC’s Statue Mesnes Park, Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9TD 4:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments Mesnes Park Ranger Station, WA12 9TD
  8. Dave, I'm rubbish ! I can't see the link in the footer. Also when I right click the tab and look at the inspect tab it shows this error Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Attachment Not Found). Mean anything? Is it worth me re registering ?
  9. Can someone try either the WW1 or WW2 tabs and see if they get in ok please, I still can't get in. Thanks Ste M
  10. Hi Dave, I'm getting the "Error 503 : Service Temporarily Unavailable" message again on SHROH ? Cheers Ste
  11. Just had this info from the council for those interested- As you are probably aware, in commemoration and remembrance of the end of WWI, Beacons of Light will be lit at 7 p.m. on 11th November 2018. In St.Helens a Beacons of Light event will be held starting at 6.45pm on Sunday 11th November 2018 at Taylor Park. The address is: Taylor Park, Grosvenor Road, St Helens WA10 3HXThe event will last no more than 30 minutes and refreshments will be available from the Boathouse cafe afterwards. Ste M
  12. Having spoke to Simon Cousins from the council, he assures me that this isn't the actual Norman Harvey VC statue, but another by the same sculptor called The Haunting. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4088906/Tin-Tommy-s-ready-scrap-20ft-metal-soldier-haunting-reminder-World-War.html He feels confident that the Newton and Earlestown team will have the correct badge ( if the statue has a cap). Anyone seen it yet? Ste M
  13. Not sure how the badge is fitted but surely not beyond the means of man to get a correct badge and replace it before October? Hope the Lee Enfield has correct deac cert ! ;_)
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