Liverpool’s fallen heroes


We remember you.

You’ll never walk alone.

In Flanders Fields (by John McCrae)
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

“We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

“Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

The following players who lost their lives during the World War had connections with Liverpool Football Club:
Word War 1:
George Bradley
Passed away: September 25, 1915, in France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1913-1914 season.

Jack Tosswill
Passed away: September 28, 1915, in Brighton, United Kingdon.
** Played for Liverpool during the 1912-1913 season.

Tom Gracie
Passed away: October 23, 1915, in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
** Played for Liverpool from 1911 until 1914.

David Murray
Passed away: December 10, 1915, in Flanders, Belgium.
** Played for Liverpool from 1904 until 1906.

Joe Barker
Passed away: January 13, 1916, in France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1907-1908 season.

Arthur McArdle
Passed away: July 1, 1916, in Somme, France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves in 1901-1902.

Hugh McQueen Jnr.
Passed away: September 15, 1916, in Somme, France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1911-1912 season.

Robert Randles
Passed away: October 8, 1916, in Somme, France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1909-1910 season.

Donald Sloan
Passed away: January 1, 1917, in Arras, France.
** Played for Liverpool during the 1908-1909 season.

Wilfred Watson
Passed away: July 24, 1917, in Belgium.
** Played for Liverpool from 1915 until 1917.

James Francis Brennan
Passed away: September 6, 1917, in France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1903-1904 season.

Arnold Dargie
Passed away: September 18, 1917, in France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1911-1912 season.

Alfred Hoeness
Passed away: October 22, 1917, in France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1909-1910 season.

William Henry Aldcroft
Passed away: May 17, 1918, in Greece.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1909-1910 season.

William Morris
Passed away: May 21, 1918, at sea.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1909-1910 season.

Joe Dines
Passed away: September 27, 1918, in France.
** Played for Liverpool during the 1912-1913 season.

Wilf Bartrop
Passed away: November 7, 1918, in Warcoing, Belgium.
** Played for Liverpool during the 1914-1915 season.

World War 2:
Richard Siddall
Passed away: June 1, 1940, in France.
** Played for Liverpool (trial) in 1939.

Tommy Cooper
Passed away: June 25, 1940, in Alderburg, in United Kingdom.
** Played for Liverpool from 1934 until 1939.

Harry Race
Passed away: October 24, 1942, in El Alamein, Egypt.
** Played for Liverpool from 1927 until 1930.

Allan Thornley
Passed away: June 7, 1943, in Uxbridge, United Kingdom.
** Played for Liverpool Amateurs in 1939.

Ronald Soo
Passed away: January 14, 1944, in Germany,
** Played for Liverpool Amateurs in 1939.

Cecil McCaughey
Passed away: February 8, 1944, in Christchurch, United Kingdom.
** Played for Liverpool Amateurs during the 1931-1932 season.

Richard Thornber
Passed away: June 6, 1944, in Normandie, France.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1938-1939 season.

Joe Donnachie Jnr.
Passed away: October 12, 1944, in Chedborough, United Kingdom.
** Played for Liverpool Amateurs from 1929 until 1931.

Alban Danson
Passed away: November 29, 1944, in Germany.
** Played for Liverpool Amateurs from 1935 until 1937.

Albert Yoxon
Passed away: December 7, 1944, in Bourne, United Kingdom.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1940-1941 season.

Ronald Dandy
Passed away: April 5, 1945, in India.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves during the 1941-1942 season.

Stan Sheldrake
Passed away: May 18, 1945, in Bremen, Germany.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves from 1942 until 1945.

George Collister
Passed away: May 13, 1945, in Holland.
** Played for Liverpool Reserves from 1939 until 1943.

Wilfred Holling
Passed away: March 13, 1946, in Salonika, Greece.
** Played for Liverpool Amateurs in 1937.

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