WW1 – A Sefton Parish family with huge losses

As the centenary year of the end of WW1 is about to close I decided to have a close look at the war memorial that stands on the opposite side of the road to St. Helens Church in Sefton Village:-

And here’s a shot of the plaque denoting those who fell during the Great War from Sefton Parish – Note the loss of 3 people in the Wood family:-

And then in a chance spotting within the extensive graveyard of the church I came across this grave:-

One family (the Wood’s) with 3 sons lost in consecutive years 1914, 1915 & 1916, with two other families (the Almond’s and the Wharton’s) losing 2 members – such an appalling loss of life.

We will remember them

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2 thoughts on “WW1 – A Sefton Parish family with huge losses

  1. Frank says:

    Hi Tony,
    I wondered whether this would be interesting to you?
    The link below is a WW1 legacy project which shows you a local map of where you live in relation to people who died in WW1, along with information about each individual.

    Cheers,

    Frank

    https://astreetnearyou.org/#=undefined&lat=53.51507765827655&lon=-2.9300022125244145&zoom=14

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