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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916


CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916


Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Liverpool Pals Who Died on This Day

Cpl 33019 Arthur Moses Hotson

From: Cleethorpes
D.O.W (104 Years this day)
Sunday 29th October 1916.
32 years old

Arthur Moses Hotson was born in 1884 in Cleethorpes and resided in Liverpool. on the 9th May, 1891 and baptised 13th July, 1891 at St Peter’s Church of England Church, Cleethorpes. He was the son of William and Matilda Hotson and the husband of Mrs Hilda Hotson (Nee Mumby), of 16 White's Rd, Cleethorpes, Lincs whom he married in 1906.

 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 10 Tynwald St, Toxteth, Liverpool.

Arthur is aged 27, born 1884 and is a Steward on Steamships and his wife Hilda is aged 26, born 1885 in Cleethorpes and they had been married for 4 years. They had four children, three who survived and were all born in Cleethorpes. John Henry Hotson Mumby aged 6, born 1905 is at school, Claude William aged 3, born 1908 and Arthur born 1911.

He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Corporal No 33019 when he died of wounds on the 29th October 1916 aged 32 following the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive. He was the winner of the Military Medal.

He now lies in Etaples Military, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:

FOR EVER WITH THE LORD”

 

We currently have no further information on Arthur Moses Hotson, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

L/Cpl 22457 John Cecil Lines (mm)

From: Liverpool
D.O.W (104 Years this day)
Sunday 29th October 1916.
25 years old

John Cecil Lines was born on the 9th May, 1891 and baptised 13th July, 1891 at St Peter’s Church of England Church, Liverpool. He was the son of Thomas and Annie Lines, of Liverpool.

 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 6 Windsor Road Tuebrook Liverpool.

The Father Thomas is aged 49, born 1852 and is a Coach Body Maker and was born in Leamington, Warwickshire. His wife Annie is aged 49, born 1852 in Prescot and they had been married for 27 years. They had ten children, seven who survived and were all born Liverpool. Marguerite is aged 25, born 1886 and no occupation listed, George aged 23, born 1888 is an Invoice Clerk (Provisions Merchant), Thomas aged 21, born 1890 is an Order Clerk, John aged 19, born 1892 is an Invoice Clerk (Provisions Merchant), Albert aged 17, born 1894 is a Law Clerk, Arthur aged 12, born 1899 and Leslie aged 7, born 1894 are still at school.

He enlisted on the 6th November, 1914 aged 23 years and 155 days in Liverpool and gave his occupation as a Clerk. He was 5 feet, ten inches tall, weighed 136lbs, fresh complexion and gave his religion as Church of England. He was serving in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Lance-Corporal No 22457 when he died of wounds on the 29th October 1916 aged 25 following the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive. He was the winner of the Military Medal.

30:07.16: Appointed Paid Lance-Corporal.

21.09.16: Awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field (London Gazette).

He now lies in Etaples Military, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:

FAR, FAR AWAY OUR LOVED ONE HERE LIES SLEEPING”

He is also commemorated on the Christ Church Free C. of E. Church and St John the Baptist’s C. of E. Church, both in Tuebrook.

We currently have no further information on John Cecil Lines, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Baptismal records show John Cecil was born in 1891 and the Census records hold the year 1892.

Pte 21428 Frank Rouse

From: Liverpool
D.O.W (103 Years this day)
Monday 29th October 1917.
22 years old

Frank Rouse was born 29th October 1895 at Liverpool and was baptised 3rd November 1895 at Christ Church, C. of E. Church, Everton. He was the son of Frank and Jane Anne Rouse, of 27, Norwood Grove Liverpool. He was educated at the Liverpool Collegiate School from 1909.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 83 White Rock Street West Derby Road Liverpool.

The father Frank aged 45, born 1866 is a mariner who was born in St Ives, Cornwall. His wife Jane Ann is aged 51, born 1860 and is a teaching assistant and was born in Liverpool. They have been married for nineteen years and have had three children of which one had died, Jessie aged 18, born 1893 and Frank aged 15, born 1896 are both students. Also living at the address are Allan McRonald a widower aged 75, born 1836 on the Isle of Skye and their sister in law Frances Marion Crook aged aged 34, born 1877 a confectioner and her four school children, Mabel Frances aged 13, born 1898, Annie Violet aged 11, born 1900,John Willacy aged 9, born 1902 and Mary aged 6, born 1905.  

He enlisted on the 24th September in Liverpool and was aged 19 years and 30 days, and gave his occupation as a clerk. He was 5 feet five inches tall, weighed 113lbs, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Church of England.

25.03.15: Laziness on duty confined to barrack for two days.

17.07.15: Neglect of duties as Mess orderly confined to barracks for six days.

03.11.15: Absent from 6.45am parade confined to barracks for three days.

07.11.15: Embarked for France from Folkestone.

03.02.16: Awarded 20 days Field Punishment No1 for disobedience of battalion orders.

11.03.16: Attached to 89th Infantry Brigade.

26.04.16: Wounded and sent to Field Ambulance. Admitted 65 Field Ambulance with gunshot wound to armpit and back.

26.04.16: 21 C.C.S admitted with gunshot wound to right shoulder.

27.04.16: 10 General Hospital at Rouen: Admitted with gunshot wound to right shoulder.

30.04.16: Sent to England with wound to right shoulder (severe).

18.06.17: Overstaying draft leave until 10pm 19.06.17 confined to barracks for seven days.

25.06.17: Absent from night operations confined to barracks for three days.

28.06.17: Absent from defaulters drill at 6pm confined to barracks for 14 days.

He was serving in the 19th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 21428 when he died of wounds gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen on the 29th October, 1917 aged 22 during the third Battle of Ypres.

His father received his personal effects which included Identity disc, letters, photographs, diary, cap badge, purse, nail clippers and one watch.

He now lies in Dozingham Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Belgium. The Inscription on his headstone reads:

“GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”

He is also commemorated at Liverpool Collegiate School.

We currently have no further information on Frank Rouse, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Birth records show Frank was born in 1895 and the Census records hold the year 1896.

2nd Lieutenant Harry Todd

From: Liverpool
(102 Years this day)
Tuesday 29th October 1918.
27 years oldThe case of Second-Lieutenant Harry Todd is a peculiarly sad one. He joined up in August, 1914, saw much hard fighting right through the long war, and then on the 29th October, 1918, a few days before the armistice, succumbed to pneumonia at the 20th General Hospital, and was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. He was 27 years of age.
The son of Mr. William John Todd and Mrs. Todd, of 17 Rawson Road, Seaforth, and an old scholar of Christ Church School, Waterloo, he was apprenticed to Messrs: F Chaloner and Sons, Timber Merchants, Liverpool. He possessed a good tenor voice, was in the choir of St Thomas' Church, Seaforth, and sang at local concerts and entertainments. Football and cricket claimed a great deal of his leisure time.

He was among the first to join the "Pals" and went with them to France on November 5th, 1915. In January, 1917, he came home for his commission, and after a period at Gailes Cadet School was gazetted to the 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He again served on the Western Front from September, 1917, to January, 1918, when he was sent to Grantham for training in the Machine Gun Corps. On May 1st following he returned to the front, and remained at the post of duty until his fatal illness.

Both in the army and civil life Lieutenant Todd won much love and confidence. The Rev. Stephen Phillimore, Vicar of Seaforth, writing to the bereaved mother said: "After so many years constant fighting to meet his end that way is extraordinarily hard... I loved Harry ; he appealed to me enormously. His confidence in one's judgement, his beautiful openess and his tremendous earnestness all went to prove what a splendid fellow he was, and one of the saints on earth. You must be a proud mother to have reared such a son, and Seaforth is proud of him.

"He was a real soldier" wrote a member of Messrs: Chaloner & Co, "and had worked his way up to responsible positions, thus proving that he not only desired but succeeded in serving his King and Country to the uttermost."

The above extract was taken from Liverpool's Scroll of Fame.

He now lies in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

We currently have no further information on Harry Todd, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Sunday 29th October 1916.
Cpl 33019 Arthur Moses Hotson
32 years old

(104 Years this day)
Sunday 29th October 1916.
L/Cpl 22457 John Cecil Lines (mm)
25 years old

(103 Years this day)
Monday 29th October 1917.
Pte 21428 Frank Rouse
22 years old

(102 Years this day)
Tuesday 29th October 1918.
2nd Lieutenant Harry Todd
27 years old