The Bishop Eton War Memorial remembers individuals who served in the First World War. Most died in active service, though at least one died after the war ended as a result of the damage to his health sustained during the war. Some information on those commemorated on the War Memorial is given below.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam
The Rev Bernard Kavanagh C.Ss.R
Chaplain 4th Class Army Chaplains Dept
A Redemptorist Priest. Fr Kavanagh had been an army chaplain for 3 years when he died on 21/12/1917 from wounds he received in action.
He was serving with the expeditionary forces in 'Palestine'. His brother Fr. Michael Kavanagh SJ served in the parish of St Francis Xavier in Everton.
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The Rev. Charles Watson C.Ss.R
Chaplain 4th Class. Army Chaplains Dept
A Redemptorist Priest, Fr Watson volunteered in 1916 to be an Army chaplain. He spent a year in France, before spending time in Egypt and 'Palestine'. It was whilst he was attached to the 7th Battalion the Kings Regiment with the soldiers of the Mesopotamia (now part of Iraq) expeditionary forces. That he died on the 22.7.1918. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.
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Gunner Arthur Garnet Bush
Royal Canadian Field Artillary 2nd Battery First Brigade
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Private Peter Joseph Byrne
2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers
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Lieutenant Charles Harold Carrington
5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.
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Corporal Robert McArdle
20th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment
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Brother of Hugh and Peter who are also remembered on the memorial
Private George McGuinness
18th Battalion the Kings Liverpool Regiment
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Rifleman Anthony Joseph Francis Moorat
16th Battalion Queens Wesminster Rifles
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Corporal Bernard Joseph Cyril Moorat
1st Battalion the Honourable Artillary Company
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Captain Francis Ferrer Moorat
6th Battalion attd 4th Battalion The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment)
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Private J. A. Morgan MM
Not yet been able to find the records for Private Morgan
Lance Corporal Joseph William Standen
16th Batallion the Northumberland Fusiliers
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Lieutenant J Stewart
Not yet been able to find the records, for Lieutenant Stewart
Captain William Aloysius Taylor
of the 5th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment
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Captain Charles Louis Waters MC and bar and mentioned in dispatches
Royal Berkshire Regiment attached to the 1st Bn, Nigeria Regiment
Royal West African frontier force
There is some discrepancy across the official records as to whether Charles Louis Waters was a captain or major. The service records suggest Captain whereas the War Graves documents indicate major.
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Private Frederick Charles Wilkinson
of the 10th Battalion the King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
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Gunner (Alphonsus) Patrick Cunningham
80th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
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Major Edward Francis Dale Nicholson
1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment attached to the 7th Battalion
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Nigerian Marine - SS Umgeni
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Second Lieutenant Wilfrid Anthony Earle
4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
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Corporal William Gore
21st (Empress of India’) Lancers attached to the second Life guards
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Second Lieutenant Eugene John Vincent Hemelryk
2nd Battalion Lancaster Fusiliers
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L.C C.L Hill R.F
Not yet located any information.
L/C. W Horner
Machine Gun Corps
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Second Lieutenant Joseph Clement Lancaster
3rd Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment attached to the 8th Battalion
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Captain John Aidan Liddell V.C., M.C.
7th Squadron 3rd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Royal Flying Corps
More information on Captain John Aidan Liddell VC, MC
He was awarded the Military Cross in February 1915. The Victoria Cross was awarded for his actions on 31s July 1915 when he received a mortal injury. The award was reported in the London Gazette 23rd August 1915.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record (includes the V.C. citation)
- Captain Liddell is also recorded on memorials in Stirling, Edinburgh, Sherfield-on-Loddon and Stonyhurst
Second Lieutenant Wilfred John Massey-Lynch
Reserve Cavalry Regiment (6th Attchd 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales own)
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Lieutenant Hugh Francis McArdle
Royal Flying Corps (41st squadron and 1st King’s Edward Horse)
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Brother of Robert and Peter who are also remembered on the memorial
2nd Lieutenant Peter Paul McArdle
1st and 2nd Battalion the Cheshire Regiment attached to the 4th Battalion Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment
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Brother of Robert and Hugh who are also remembered on the memorial
Captain Francis Henry Lawless D.S.O MC
18th Battalion the Kings (Liverpool) Regiment
More information on Captain Francis Henry Lawless D.S.O
Although he survived the war his health had been badly affected by his military service. He moved to Italy for health reasons. He died in Naples in 1922 (veterans who died after August 1921 are not remembered on the Commowealth War Graves website/
Captain Lawless is remembered on the Merseyside roll of honour
Details of his life had been recorded on the Guardian Witness website - which has since closed down.