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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 59339 Thomas Anders

  • Age: 26
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Saturday 4th May 1918
  • Commemorated at: Arneke British Cem
    Panel Ref: II.B.20

Thomas was born in 1892 in Liverpool  the son of William Henry Anders and his wife Emma (nee Cain), who married on 31/8/1890 at All Saints, Liverpool.

1901 Census - 78 Beatrice Street, Everton, Liverpool - Parents William H and Emma with children Thomas, Martha and Robert. (These must have been quite large houses as there were a couple of households consisting of 12 people living here and next door in No. 76 there were 13 people)

1911 Census - 146 Elias Street, Everton - Parents William H and Emma with children William H, Thomas, Martha J, Robert and Maggie. Thomas was a casual labourer.

Thomas Anders married Elizabeth Ellen Ackerley on 06/2/1916 at St Polycarps, Everton, They had a son William Henry Anders born 9/12/1916 and baptised 03/01/1917 at St Polycarps. Their home address was 99 Edinburgh Street and Thomas was a Carter.

He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 59339 when he died of wounds on the 4th May 1918, aged 26, during the German Spring Offensive.

 He now lies in Arneke British Cemetery, France and is commemorated on the memorial in Liverpool Town Hall.



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