Lathom Hall Lane

 The Lathom War Memorial, Hall Lane, Lathom, Lancashire.

                                          Pass friend, all’s well.   Photo Dawson.

Erected to Honour the men who prayed at Lathom Chapel, or lived on the

           Lathom Park Estate.


The Roll of Honour.

Pte 56662 20th Kings (Liverpool) Regt. (4th City Pals) Kia 31.7.17.

Aged 19.

Has no known grave commeorated on Menin Gate Ypres.

Son James & Elizabeth Ashcroft, Of Moss Bridge, Lathom.

Former Ormskirk Grammer School Pupil.

Commeorated also on Lathom & Burscough Memorial.

Photo. Obituary. Medal card.


Pte 5848 8th Kings (Liverpool) Regt (Liverpool Irish) Kia 17.12.16.

Aged 25.

Buried Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ypres.

Eldest son James & Ellen Bimson of Lathom.

Grave photo. Medal card. Memoria.  

·Pte 145747 36thBn Machine Gun Corps. Dow 5.10.18.

Aged 23.

Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Popreinghe, nr Ypres.

Son of Charles & Edith Capp Blythe Cottages, Lathom.

Worked for Mr Rothwell at  The Cranes, Lathom. Commemorated on Lathom & Burscough Memorial & St John The Baptist Church.

Pte 54396 15th Lancashire Fusiliers (1st Salford Pals)  kia 2.11.18.

Aged 19.

Buried Orrs British Cemetery, Orrs.

Son of John & Margaret Chidgey, Hall Lane, Lathom.

Grave photo. Photo. Medal card.

Pte 235058 2/5th Warwickshire Regt Died 1.11.18 as POW.

Aged 31.

Buried Berlin South Western Cemetery.

Son of the late Henry & Sarah Fletcher, of Glovers Bridge, Lathom.

Husband of Ada Fletcher, of The Cottage, Glovers Bridge, Lathom.

His brother William was killed in 1917.

Commemorated on St John Parish Church War Memorial.

Lathom & Burscough War Memorial.

 Cpl 49397 4th(Reserve) Kings ( Liverpool) Regt. Kia 3.2.17.

Aged 23.

Son of Henry & Sarah Fletcher, Glovers Bridge, Lathom.

Commemorated on Lathom & Burscough War Memorial. 

 St John The Baptist Church Memorial.

His brother Thomas was also killed..

Was a former Vol soldier having served from 1904 with 5th VB Kings Regt

(9thBn Territorial Force)

Photo. Obituary. Grave. Medal Card.

Pte 203338 12th Loyal North Lancashre Regt. Died 25.10.18.

Formerly 1336 Kings (Liverpool) Regt.

Aged 24.

Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

Son of George & Agnes Gibbons of Lathom.

Grave. Photo. Obituary. Medal card.

Pte 57368 3rd Worcestershire Regt. Kia 26.4.18.

Aged 22.

Has no known grave commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke.

Son of Mr & Mrs Iddon, Carr Lane, Lathom.

Commemorated on Lathom & Burscough War Memorial.

St John The Baptist Church Memorial.

Memorial photo. Medal card.

Pte 260232 11th Border Regt ( Lonsdale Bn) Kia 1.10.17.

Aged 25.

Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksjide.

Husband of  Elizabeth Ellen Langton Moss Bridge, Lathom.

Commemorated Lathom & Burscough War Memorial.

St John The Baptist Church Memorial Photo. Medal card. Obituary.

Please refer to Lathom & Burscough for full resume

L’Cpl 19872 14th Kings(Liverpool) Regt Died 25.4.18

Aged 26.

Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria.

Son of Robert & Katherine Leyland, of Hall Lane, Lathom.

Photo. Grave photo. Medal card.

Pte 332084 9th Kings (Liverpool) Regt Dow 2.9.18.

Aged 31.

Buried Bac -De Sud, Bailleulval.

Son of George & Elizabeth Meadows of Lathom.

Grave photo. Medal card.

Commemorated on Lathom & Burscough War Memorial.

St John The Baptist Church War Memorial.

Pte 20622 6th Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Dow 4.6.16.

Buried Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Son of Joseph & Sarah Skirten, of Uckington, Cheltenham.

Born Cheltenham, Lived Parbold.

His connection to Lathom is uncertian, but he is on the memorial.

Medal card.

Pte 332822  9th Kings(Liverpool) Regt. KIa 31.7,17.

Has no known grave commeorated on Ypres Menin Gate.

Born not known, Lived Lathom.

Memorial photo, Medal card.

The following annotation by the kind contribution of John Smith of Lathom.

John Robert Smith  b. 15 July 1897 in Hirsts Cottage, Spa Lane, Lathom to Elizabeth Smith, b. 1877. The birth certificate does not show the father’s name.

Pte 39026 2/5th TF East Lancashire Regt. kia 21.3.18.

Formerly 215077 RFA.

Has no known grave commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme.

Son of Tom Stopforth, Lawry Lane, Lathom.

Medal card. Photo. Memorial photo. Obituary.

Gnr 106770 214th Bty Royal Garrison Artillery 28.6.17 Kia 28.6.17.

Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.

Husband of Lily Johnson ( ex Twist) 38 Daisy Lane, Lathom.

Born Hoscar, Lived Lathom.

Photo. Grave photo. Obituary. Memoria.

Gnr 201994 229 Anti Aircraft Sect RGA Died 23.3.1919.

Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme.

Son Ellen & the late Robert Wallbanks of Hoscar Cross, Lathom.

Commemorated on Lathom & Burscough War Memorial.

St Johns The Baptist Burscough.

Pte 332090 2/9th Kings( Liverpool) Regt. Died 19.7.17.

Buried Mawdesley ( St Peter) Churchyard, Lancashire.

Son of John & Ellen Wells of Wanes Blades Bridge, Nr Lathom, Lancs.

Born lived Bispham.

Worked as a hay cutter.

Medal card. Family grave photo.

Staff Sjt TS/9054  39th Div HQ Army Service Corps. Kia 21.10.16.

Buried Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery , Somme.

Husband of Eliza Westhead of Briars Lane.

Step son of John Cave.

Commemorated Lathom & Burscough War Memorial.

Newburgh Memorial. St John The Baptist Church Memorial.

Photo. Grave Photo. Family Grave. Archive

Pte 55587 22nd( Service)  Cheshire Regt ( Labour Corps) Dow 14.9.17.

Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinghe.

Husband of Mary Ollerton 57 Square Lane, Lathom.

Mother Mrs Margaret Ollerton, 5 Victoria St, Burscough.

Born lived Lathom.

Commemorated on Lathom & Burscough Memorial.

St John The Baptist Church Memorial.

His younger brother also fell serving with the Manchester Regt the previous year.

The Dead of World War Two.


Ordinary Coder P/3X404362. H.M.S Birmingham. Royal Navy.

Dod 28th November 1943, aged 19.

Buried Alexandria ( Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Son of Robert & Elizabeth Ellen Abram, of Hoscar nr Lathom.

Capt EC/3823 1st Bn 2nd King Edwards V11 Own Gurkha Rifles. Kia 27.5.1944.

‘The Sirmoor Rifles’

Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.

Son of Arthur Henry & Hilda Clare Atkins of Lathom.

Pilot Officer / Obs 113486 104 Sqdrn RAVR. Dod 28.6.1942.

M.A Sheffield.

Aged 29.

Buried Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt.

Son of Thomas & Alice Stringfellow of Lathom.

Sgt 1685818 138 Sqdrn RAFVR dpd 23.2.1945.

Aged 22.

Buried Norre Havrig Churchyard, Denmark.

Son of Thomas & Mary Webster of Lathom.


All photos Dawson.