Every One Remembered

 

Our newly elected Treasurer, DS Peter Salter, has recently taken part in the 'Every One Remembered' campaign being run by The Royal British Legion.

 

In collaboration with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Royal British Legion want to keep alive the memory of those who died in WW1.

 

People are encouraged to get involved in a number of ways, to see how you can contribute please visit the Every One Remembered website by clicking here.

 

Merseyside Police have joined forces with The Royal British Legion in order to ensure that as many of our veterans as possible are remembered.  The names you can see in the picture are those of Police Officers who paid the ultimate price whilst serving our country.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established in 1917 and maintains the graves and memorials of the 1.7 million Commonwealth Service men and women who died during both world wars at 23,000 locations in 153 countries.

 

The 'Every One Remembered' website offers users the opportunity to read the stories of forgotten service men and women.

 

Gunner Peter Dennan was born c.1888 in Widnes the son of Patrick and Margaret Dennan. On leaving school at 14 years old he was employed as a Grocers Assistant in a local shop and resided with his Parents at 22 Milton Street, Widnes. In 1917 Peter married Agnes at Prescot in 1917 and he was at this time he was a serving Constable with the Liverpool Police.


He enlisted into the Army and became Gunner 292315 of the 26th Heavy Regiment, Royal Garrison Artillery and embarked for France where on Sunday 25th October 1918 he was Killed in Action aged 30 years and lies in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimmille, France.


At the time of his death, Agnes was giving birth to a little boy who she named Peter. The Family had his war grave headstone privately inscribed –


"We have loved him in life let us not forget him in death. RIP"

 

Corporal Frederick Charles Dillon was born 1889 in Woolton, Lancashire (at this time Woolton was not part of Liverpool and was administered and Policed by the Lancashire until c 1912) he was the son of Patrick and Katherine Dillon.

 
The 1911 census finds Fredrick working as a groom residing in the Stables at Carnatic Hall, Elmswood Road, Mossley Hill, then privately owned by the Gentry. He married Ethel Mary in 1909 and soon after joined the Liverpool Police and is believed posted to “F” Division. He resided with his wife at 95 Vandyke Street, Lodge Lane, Toxteth and was a keen sportsman and a member of the Sefton Harriers running club.


On the outbreak of war Fredrick enlisted in the Army and was soon serving in the Military Mounted Police as Corporal P/7974 and was killed in Action on Tuesday the 27th August, 1918 aged 29 years.  He is buried in Ligny-sur-Canche British Cemetery, France. The family had his headstone privately inscribed –


"He hath done what he could do, Peace perfect Peace"

 

You can make a donation to The Royal British Legion at the following link:

www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/make-a-donation

 

 

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