LOSTOCK HALL ROLL OF HONOUR
The War Memorial at Hope Terrace, Lostock Hall was unveiled by Col. C. J. Trimble in December 1924. It displays the names of 83 men from the village who fell during the Great War, as well as a further 31 names of men who fell during the Second World War.
A detailed description of the Memorial can be found here.
My research has discovered a number of men with associations with Lostock Hall but who, for various reasons, were not commemorated on the Memorial. I have also included them in the lists.
From Lancashire Daily Post, 22 December 1924
There was a large attendance on Saturday afternoon on the occasion of the unveiling of the Lostock Hall and district war memorial by Colonel C J Trimble CB CMG DI. Amongst those present were Mr W Lonsdale, Farington, Mr D Jones (chairman) and Messrs W Hodson and E Sanderson (joint secretaries of the local war memorial committee) and local clergy. The Farington St Paul’s troop of Girl Guides were also present. Col Trimble in unveiling the memorial paid tribute to the men of Lostock Hall who gallantly made the supreme sacrifice for their country. After the ceremony the memorial was dedicated by the Rev W Worthington, after which the Last Post was sounded by local ex-Service men. An impressive two-minute silence followed, and afterwards the names of the fallen soldiers were read by Mr T Newsham. Col Trimble was thanked on the motion of Mr W Lonsdale, supported by the Rev W Shepperd and Dr S Sharples. The Farington Mill band played for the hymns. During the singing of ‘Abide with Me’ wreaths were placed at the foot of the memorial by relatives and friends of the fallen. There were also wreaths from Messrs Thomas Moss & Sons, the Lostock Hall Spinning Co. Ltd., the local ROAB lodges and the local Conservative Association. The Benediction was pronounced by the Rev T Huntington, after which the National Anthem was sung by all present. The memorial is a figure of ‘Peace’ mounted on a pedestal of granite, and it stands 15ft 6in high and occupies a prominent position at the crossroads of Lostock Hall, Tardy Gate and Farington.