Birkenhead Institute Whetstone Lane Roll of Honour 1914-1919

Birkenhead Institute Whetstone Lane Roll of Honour 1914-1919

'TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF OLD BOYS OF THIS SCHOOL WHO DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1914-1919' The names of the Fallen are followed by "These all died in faith...God is not ashamed to be called their God. He hath prepared for them a city." -Quotations from the Memorial Plaque that once graced the entrance hall of the School in Whetstone Lane. The Plaque was presented by Mr Solly and unveiled in March 1920 by Major-General Sir Reginald Barnes, K.C.B. The school building in Whetstone Lane was demolished in 1970. 'Birkenhead Institute' opened in 1889 and was originally and for many years a private boys school, with a reputation for standards and excellence. On the 22nd May 1908 due to changes brought to bear by The Education Act of 1902, the school passed from private ownership into the hands of the Birkenhead corporation. Later on it became a council grammar school which closed in 1970 and boys were then sent to 'Tollemache Road School' a council comprehensive with the reputation as the roughest school in Birkenhead, which then changed it's name to 'Birkenhead Institute High School'. This too the council later sold and was demolished to make way for a housing estate 'Wilfred Owen Drive' in the early 90s...even though Wilfred Owen did not attend nor have any connection to the comprehensive school that once stood on that site. When 'Birkenhead Institute' Whetstone Lane ceased to be a private boys school of repute, boys were then sent to 'Birkenhead School', Beresford Road to be privately educated. (There are 83 names on the memorial).-When the School was demolished the brass Memorial Plaque was transferred to Birkenhead Central Library, Borough Road along with the Memorial Book, where it remains on permanent public display.

Created by: Ann44322

CSV Export
  • Profile picture for William Lawson Harris

    Born 1892

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 3rd Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Wilfred Edward Salter Owen

    Born 1893

    Died 1918

    British Army Artist's Rifles

    British Army Lieutenant Manchester Regiment 5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Alexander Garlshore Paul

    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 34468 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harold Edwin Ridgway

    Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment 7th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Francis A.k.a. Frank Jacob Schenkel

    Born 1889

    Died 1917

    British Army Lance Corporal East African Unit

    British Army 12880 Private Royal Fusiliers 25th Battalion

    British Army 12880 Lance Corporal Royal Fusilliers 25th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Angus Montt Macdonald

    Born 1894

    Died 1915

    British Army 2887 Lance Corporal The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 10th Battalion, (The Liverpool Scottish)

    British Army 2887 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 10th Battalion, (The Liverpool Scottish)

    British Army 2887 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 10th Battalion, (The Liverpool Scottish)

  • Profile picture for Stanley Victor Radcliffe

    Born 1894

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy 3/193 Leading Seaman Royal Naval Division Hood Battalion

  • Profile picture for Keyser Atkin

    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps Territorial Force Attch. 2/6th South Shropshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Royal Army Medical Corps 1st/1st Northumbrian Field Ambulance

  • Profile picture for Thomas Langley Williams

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 1388 Private Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry 3rd Ballatlion

    British Army 5260 and 356659 Lance Corporal The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 1/10th Battalion (The Liverpool Scottish)

    British Army Second Lieutenant The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 1st Battalion

  • Profile picture for Henry Tudor Davies

    Born 1892

    Died 1917

    British Army 308268 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 8th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harold Ray Wilcox

    Born 1888

    Died 1919

    British Army 4/260 Cheshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Lancashire Fusiliers 18th Battalion

    British Army Captain Lancashire Fusiliers. 3rd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Clifford Ernest Neale

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 45146 Private Cheshire Regiment

    British Army 29407 Private Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    British Army 29407 Private Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd/6th Battalion formerly 3rd Bn. Cheshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Arthur Lionel Calvert

    Born 1897

    Died 1918

    British Army 5247 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 7th Battalion

    British Army 282316 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 2/7th Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Henry Williams

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army 93720 Liverpool Regiment

    British Army 57312 Private Manchester Regiment 2/6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Thomas Stanley Davies

    Born 1895

    Died 1916

    British Army B/19591 Lance Corporal Royal Fusiliers 26th (Bankers) Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Hamilton Robinson

    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 1060 Royal Engineers (Territorial Force)

    British Army 350083 Private The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 9th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Harold Edward Coates

    Born 1883

    Died 1917

    British Army 11902 Private Wiltshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Liverpool Regiment

    British Army Major The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 13th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Henry Vernon James

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery East Anglian Brigade

    British Army Sergeant Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry

    British Army Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery 41st Battery, 42nd (East Anglian) Brigade

  • Profile picture for Edward Mcgill

    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 1076 Corporal The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 6th Battalion

    British Army 1076 Serjeant The King's (Liverpool) Regiment 6th Battalion

    British Army 1076 Serjeant The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 1st/6th Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Crawford Poole

    Born 1886

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 687873

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 687873 Private Canadian Mounted Rifles 2nd Battalion