The Schoolteachers from the locality of Merseyside
who were awarded honours in the Great War

Written and researched by David Bohl, with the kind help from NUT Records, The CWGC, British Newspaper Archive, The Great War Forum  and documents supplied by WW1 historians worldwide.

The records herewith are deemed "best guess" and should not be necessarily treated as fact.


Legend
Played for The Aliens RFC 
Served in King's Liverpool Regiment
Click on blue links for more detailed info

Schoolteacher Name Rank, Service No. and Regiment  School

Liverpool Association

Military Cross

Charles Francis ARROWSMITH MC Lt. King's Liverpool Regt. St Francis Xavier's College



(New Year Honour, no citation)

John BAXENDEN MC CSM #13585 Cameronians(Scottish Rifles) Beaufort St C.S





[Google Books - The Battle of Loos by Philip Warner]
James Richardson BECKETT MC Capt. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Westminster Road C.S



John Allen CARTER MC Lt. Machine Gun Corps Liverpool Collegiate School (B.Sc Liverpool)




Croix-de-Guerre(France) It is very rare to find a recommendation or citation for foreign awards. They were usually awarded en bloc for the British/Dominion military authorities to allocate, subject to the approval of the awarding country.
[ForeignGong - GWF]
Frederick Joseph Haney MC DFC Capt. Royal Field Artillery (Aliens Link) Our Lady Mount Carmel R.C.S



Robert William JONES MC Capt. King's Liverpool Regt. (Aliens Link) Tiber St C.S





Cecil Charles Humphreys LEWIN(†) (MC) Capt. Somerset Light Infantry, W/O2 King's Liverpool Regt. #21416 Queens Road C.S





Ernest Harold PARSONS MC Lt. Lancashire Fusiliers Townsend Lane C.S

[1912 - playing cricket with fellow schoolteacher F.W.Simcock MM]





Henry Makinson SPINK MC Lt. Northumberland Fusiliers St Clement's Church S. (B.Sc.London, M.A. Liverpool)











James William Archibald TAYLOR MC Lt. Royal Engineers (Aliens Link) Arnot St C.S



Bootle

Harry Elwood THOMAS MC Capt. Royal Engineers Linacre C.S (B.Sc London)

Henry Clifford VINCENT MC 2/Lt. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Balliol Road C.S



Chester

Frederick BISHOP (MC)(†) Capt. Cheshire Regt. #2288 College School

John Henry GODWIN MC Lt. King's Liverpool Regt. Cherry Road C.S





Thomas LANCELEY MC Lt. King's Liverpool Regt. Queens Road C.S








Widnes

Alfred SALT MC 2/Lt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Simms Cross C.S




Schoolteacher Name Rank, Service No. and Regiment  School

Liverpool Association

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Ernest Edward BOND DCM CSM King Edward's Horse #381 (Aliens Link) Clint Road C.S

Henry Alexander COOKE DCM Pte Royal Army Medical Corps #1644 Pleasant St C.S (B.Sc Liverpool)

[Regt No.1644 correct]




(1926)

David Gilbert MARTIN DCM Lt. Royal Army Medical Corps #339006 Venice St C.S (M.A Liverpool)




Birkenhead

Charles William HALL DCM CSM Lancashire Fusiliers #48048 Higher Elementary S (French Diploma, Rennes)

Warrington 


Jack WHITEHOUSE DCM Lt. Royal Army Service Corps #S4/056045 Bolton Road C.S


Widnes

James Vincent CARR DCM CSM King's Liverpool Regt. #22949 St Bedes R.C.S



This soldier seems to have been drafted to 17 Battalion after disbandment of his original 20 Battalion in France in Feb 1918. 17 Bn. went off to North Russia from Glasgow in Oct 1918 (till Sep 1919) as part of 236 Infantry Brigade of the SYREN Force. [Sotonmate GWF]

Russian Commanders were authorized to award on the spot the Medal and Cross of St George for bravery, with or without the sanction of the War Office and a number of British soldiers received  Russian decorations  in the field at a unit parade by Russian commanders, details of which were subsequently published in Ironside's GHQ  Routine Orders. [Damien Wright "Churchill's Secret War with Lenin"]


Order of St George (Russia)

Liverpool Association

Distinguished Flying Cross

Frederick Joseph Haney MC DFC 2/Lt (Hon.Capt) Royal Air Force (Aliens Link) Our Lady Mount Carmel R.C.S

Liverpool Association

Military Medal

Sydney Harry BASSADONA MM Sjt. Royal Army Medical Corps #1542 St Saviours S


[M.M - 8th Jan 1917]


POW 1918

Rupert Albert FINCH MM Pte. Royal Army Medical Corps #337527 St Annes Ch.S
Charles Edward RANNER MM + bar Sjt. Royal Engineers #113424 Tiber St C.S

[MM]


[bar to MM]

[R.A.Finch MM and bar - Ancestry family tree D183891A]
William SWITHINBANK MM Sjt. Royal Army Medical Corps #339209 #1578 Whitefield Rd W.S



[1950]
Herbert WATSON MM Sjt. Royal Army Medical Corps #1638 #2014 Aigburth N.S(Headmaster 1924)

[M.M - 8th Jan 1917]

Litherland(Bootle)

William AMBROSE MM 2/Lt. Royal Engineers #13557 Lander Rd C.S


Warrington

Frederick William SIMCOCK MM Sjt. Royal Army Medical Corps #71909 Bolton C.S

[1912 - playing cricket with fellow schoolteacher E.H.Parsons MC]


[1933]

Liverpool Association

Meritorious Service Medal

Joseph FAIRLEY MSM RQMS 31st Canadian Infantry #79833 (Aliens Link) Anfield Rd C.S



Mentioned in Despatches

(I wonder if Joe also took Phosferine)

Robert SUMNER MSM CQMS. Royal Army Service Corps #S4/044291 St Mary's N.S (Headmaster 1926)



(1940)
Horace VINER MSM Pte. Royal Army Service Corps #S4/252633 (Aliens Link) St Mary's C.S

(1935)

Bootle


Richard MURRAY MSM SSM. Royal Army Service Corps #S4/128172 St John's Ch.S

[MID 1918]


[MSM 1919]

George Henry PARKINSON MSM Sjt. Royal Field Artillery #104959 Linacre Rd C.S

(1914 - Footballer and Referee)



[MID]


Liverpool Association



Thomas Cawood BATES Sjt. Royal Army Service Corps #S4/143534 St John's Ch.S

Serbian Medal

Wallasey


Sydney Francis GOODMAN L/Cpl. Royal Army Medical Corps #1569 (Comm.1919 2/Lt. Royal Field Artillery) Somerville C.S

Croix-De-Guerre(with palm)




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