First World War heroes to be honoured

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Residents are being asked to help ensure Rainhill’s First World War heroes are honoured.

Rainhill Parish Council wants to honour every Rainhill serviceman and woman who gave their lives during the conflict by including their names on the civic war memorial.

Following research by a Rainhill resident, 11 additional names will be added to the memorial on Warrington Road on July 3, the Sunday closest to the centenary of the start of the first battle of the Somme.

If you know of anyone from Rainhill parish who gave their lives during the First World War and whose name you think should be added to the memorial, please send details to Gillian Pinder, Clerk to Rainhill Parish Council, via email to or by post to 12 Toftwood Gardens, Rainhill, L35 OQX.

It’s essential that service numbers and regiments are also included to enable the parish council to confirm the person’s details.

The deadline for notifications is May 3.