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War graves of those remembered in Birkdale Cemetery

Birkdale Cemetery, apart from being a municipal cemetery, is also a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery. It has 41 casualties of the first and second world war buried here.

Since most casualties are buried in overseas graves, a number of families have chosen to have their names added to the headstones on their own graves.

Here we have tried to identify all such people who gave their lives for us and are remembered here. In each post, we have combined information from a number of sources to give a more complete picture.

ARRAS MEMORIAL , Pas de Calais , France

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Vernon Horsfall

Vernon Horsfall – Killed in Action 1916

Vernon Horsfall was commissioned in the 1st/4th battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) in July 1915 . Prior to service he was with his father in the worsted business of Messrs. Clay & Horsfall, Sowerby Bridge. Vernon Adams was killed in action at Schwaben Redoubt, Somme, on…

Donald Court Halsall – Killed in Action 1917

Donald Court Halsall served with the 1st/2nd battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers. He attached to the 3rd/5th battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers on the 29 September 1917, from the 3rd battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers (Reserve). He attended Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire from 1910 to 1916 where he was a School…

James Marshall – Killed in action 1918

James Marshall served with the 1st/5th battalion of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment). James enlisted in November 1916 and was drafted to France in May 1917. He was seriously gassed in October 1917, and returned to his unit once recovered. He has been back at the front for approx. 1 month…

Sidney James Allanson – killed in action 1916

Sidney James Allanson served with the second battalion of the Coldstream Guards. He attested for service in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 3 June 1915. He transferred to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in the field on 10 June 1916. Sidney was killed in the battle of Mount…

Horace Inman – killed in action 1917

Horace Inman served with the second battalion of the Coldstream Guards. He attested for service on 29 October 1915. Horace was killed in the third battle of Ypres on 24 September 1917. He was the husband of Hilda Victoria Sinclair Inman, father of Elvina Doreen Inman of Deans House Hotel,…
Gerald Pearson

Gerald Pearson – Accidentally killed in action 1917

Gerald Pearson served with the 45th squadron of the Royal Flying Corp, enlisting on the 2 March 1916. He was accidently Killed whilst flying on 29 October 1917, aged just 19. He was the son of Arthur and Lucy Ada Pearson, of “Ashleigh,” Nantwich Rd., Crewe. He is buried in…

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