LITHERLAND AT WAR
1914—1918



2515 Pte Frederick Sydney Banner
1st/10th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Killed in Action 1st April 1915


Graphic by Ronnie Cusworth

Buried — Hedgerow Trench Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Son of William & Emily Banner - 113 Bridge Road
, Litherland

Frederick, a monumental sculptor to trade employed in the family business at Bridge Road, Litherland,
enlisted in to the Liverpool Scottish on the 3rd June, 1912 at the Fraser Street Depot, Liverpool




MEDALS AWARDED
1914 Star - British War Medal - Victory Medal
Graphic by Ronnie Cusworth
Medal Index Card
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England...

 THE LATE PRIVATES BANNER
AND BETTERIDGE

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MEMORIAL SERVICE AT LITHERLAND

On Sunday morning a memorial service was held at St Mark's Church in connection with the 34th Liverpool Company of the Boy's Brigade with special reference to the death of Privates F. S. Banner and J. Betteridge, who were ex-members of the company, and who have fallen on active service. There were present the families of the late Privates Banner and Betteridge a full company of Brigade boys and cadets, Lieutenants Hackaday and Blessdale and parents of other boys. Captain Briscoe (34th Company) was unable to be present, Lieutenant Tomkins co-operated with Lieutenant Smithson in conducting the service which was opened with the hymn "O God our help in ages past." This was followed by the Brigade parade service and special prayers. Part of the Burial Service, with a special collect was then given, after which the hymn "Safe in the arms of Jesus" was sung. Lieutenant Smithson gave the address on the subject of "Joy and Sorrow," which he dealt with under four heads—joy because their friends were loyal and courageous, fought a good fight, laid down their lives in defence of the weak and in the cause of justice and civilisation, and had the hope of Resurrection from death to eternal life. At the close of the address the hymn " Underneath the Banner" was rendered, and the Dead March in "Saul" was played by Corporal Corkhill, the members of the brigade and cadets standing to attention. Lieutenant Smithson afterwards sounded the "Last Post," and the service closed with the Benediction and the National Anthem.


Hedgerow Trench Cemetery

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