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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

The response to notice in the Echo.

The response was overwhelming. Lord Derby later recalled it as the Great Gathering. There were so many in attendance that Lord Derby had to make two addresses during which he first used the phrase Pals, which was to become synonymous with the Great War.

Lord Derby addresses the meeting:

"This should be a battalion of Pals, a battalion in which friends from the same office will fight shoulder to shoulder for the honour of Britain and the credit of Liverpool.

I don't ask you to uphold Liverpool's honour it would be an insult to think that you could do anything but that, but I do thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming here tonight and showing what is the spirit of Liverpool, a spirit that should spread through every City and Town in the Kingdom.

You have given a noble example in coming forward. You are certain to give a noble example on the field of battle."

Killed On This Day.

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 24th October 1916.
Pte 33220 David Brocken
24 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 24th October 1917.
Pte 17690 Henry Phipps
22 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 24th October 1917.
Pte 308326 James Speakman
26 years old

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 24th October 1918.
Serjeant 17245 Robert George Evans (MM)
22 years old