First World War Dedication

Re-DedicationA chance comment on a TV programme (BBC North West), and previous searching of family history, led to Freda and Walter Mason meeting the Lord Mayor of Liverpool in early June. (By chance on Freda’s birthday!).
It was at a ceremony to add names of Liverpudlian soldiers killed in the first World War to the Liverpool Wall of Remembrance Room – 13000+ already listed on the walls.
J R JonesFreda’s uncle had been killed in Belgium, his details recorded on the memorial wall at Tyne Cot war cemetery near Ypres. Just as an earlier visit to Tyne Cot had been, the ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall was very moving, especially the Last Post and the handing out of scrolls to family descendants. Of the speakers, the Lord Mayor was pick of the bunch, and really enhanced the occasion.

The Town Hall itself, not imposing from outside, was bright and attractive inside – not unlike a modern museum/art gallery. 

Altogether a day to remember. 

Walter Mason