John Grace

Private John Grace born in Garston and in 1901 John aged 16 employed as a milk boy on farms living with father also called John and mother Ann living with brothers Alfred aged 20 an engine cleaner on the railway, Harry aged 8 and Thomas aged 6. Sisters Mary aged 13,Annie aged 19 family living Railway Cottages Hunts Cross.

John on 1911 census John aged 25 living with father John and mother Ann with brothers Harry age 18 an engine cleaner on railway and Thomas aged 16. family living at No 1 Railway Cottage Woolton (Hunts Cross) .

The following information is from and used with thanks to the Devereux Kings Liverpool database at the Museum of Liverpool at the Pierhead and the Garston and Weekley Newspaper February 4th 1916

John is employed on the railway as a plate Layer on the L & NW at Speke Junction brothers Harry and Thomas also worked in the railway service one at Central Station other at Garston.

Private John Grace Joined the 19th Kings (Known as the 3rd City Pals ) and trained at Knowsley, Grantham, Salisbury Plain and John went to France in the latter part of 1915.

John was member of St Mary’s Church Woolton Young Men’s Society and was the first member of that society to give his life for his country.

John’s pension first to mother then after his mother died to father John Grace living at 29 Roskell Road Hunts Cross (Woolton)

Private John Grace died while in the front line trench.

Private john Grace served in the 19th Bn The Kings Regiment serial No 25348 and died on the 15th January 1916

Private John Grace is Remembered with Honour Carnoy Military Cemetery

Private John Grace