There are two major memorials in Eccleshill, one overlooking the Recreation Park (right), erected in 1922, and the other in St Luke’s Church (left).The names on the park memorial are given by year with what appears to be a later panel to accommodate some additions. The Rev McKee started to collect money for the church memorial as early as 1916, insistent that the names of those who sacrificed their lives for their country should have a permanent and suitable record.Naturally, many of the names are repeated so here they are combined. Those with a black border appear on both memorials. Those in blue are only on St Luke’s and those in gold on the park memorial. There are six men with a green border, who appear on neither memorial but are mentioned in St Luke’s Parish Magazine magazine.Here the names are given in alphabetical order to aid research. Where we have stories of the men you will see a linkThis is very much a work in progress. If you have any information, documents or photographs to help fill in the gaps, please get in touch
J Willie Close
Thanks to Jean Britteon for this photo and for sharing her extensive research into the men who appear on it.