Second Lieutenant Eric Fitzbrown according to Merseyside roll of Honour database
Eric was the first man to enter the enemy’s front line trench, where he had emptied his revolver, seeing the situation, took two bombs in his hand, and attempted to bomb the position, but was hit by a bullet from the enemy snipers.
Eric Fitzbrown lived Shirley Hillfoot Hunt’s Cross, his brother, Geoffrey, was also killed on the Somme. Eric was educated at Rhos-on-Sea, and afterwards at Aldenham School, Hertfordshire. Shortly before the war he had been apprenticed to a firm of metal brokers, but he interrupted his career as soon as he call was sounded, joining the ranks of he 7th Norfolk Regiment. Early in 1915 he received his commission in the 18th King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, , he died when only twenty-one years of age.
Eric is also remembered on the following memorials, St Hildas C of E Church Hunts Cross, Woolton Golf Club and Ramblers FC War memorial.
Eric is Remembered with Honour and is on Thiepval Memorial