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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

Over 3,000 men have now enlisted.

Over 3,000 men have now enlisted and Lord Derby has to call a temporary halt to the recruiting campaign. The 19th Battalion is formed.

Due to the suddenness of the call up, there is a serious shortage of both accommodation and equipment. As a result, the Pals start their training with only 100 outdated rifles per 1000 men. Uniforms were not received until mid-October. The 17th Bn are billeted in the disused watch factory at Prescot. The 18th Bn at Hooton Park racecourse and the 19th Bn are training at Sefton park before returning either to their homes or temporary lodgings. Lord Derby knew this was not the best way for his men to become a unit so made plans for the construction of temporary accommodation for the Pals in the grounds of his home at Knowsley Hall. His intention was to allow the men to train and drill together and become one effective unit.

Killed On This Day.

(109 Years this day)
Sunday 21st February 1915.
Private 17862 William Robert Jones
25 years old

(107 Years this day)
Wednesday 21st February 1917.
Pte 52462 Richard Ainsworth
21 years old

(105 Years this day)
Friday 21st February 1919.
CQMS 22649 Horace Vere Clatworthy
23 years old