West Derby WW1 War Memorial

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I'm trying to find a picture ( with names if possible ! ) of the West Derby War Memorial .... I believe this young soldier is remembered there !

    Robert Harold Alderson
    Serjeant 15781
    The King's (Liverpool Regiment), 17th Battalion
    Son of Robert ALDERSON and his wife Elizabeth Grace (nee BRAGG), of 52, Moscow Drive, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, Lancashire
    Born - 1892 West Derby R.D.
    Died - 14 Oct 1916 aged 24
    Buried - Heilly Station Cemetery, III. C. 26, , Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France
    Battle of the Somme - Second Battle Of Ypres
    Battalion formed in Liverpool 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby, in the old watch factory at Prescot. Has probable distinction of being the first of the 'Pals' battalions to be formed.

    17th (Service) Battalion (1st City)

    Formed in Liverpool on 29 August 1914 by Lord Derby, in the old watch factory at Prescot.
    30 April 1915 : attached to 89th Brigade, 30th Division.
    Landed at Boulogne on 7 November 1915.
    14 May 1918 - reduced to cadre strength.
    16 June 1918 - attached to 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division.
    30 June 1918 - returned to England with 75th Brigade, 25th Division.
    9 September 1918 - Brigade re-titled 236th Brigade.
    11 October 1918 - sailed from Glasgow for service in North Russia. Remained there until September 1919.

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