Today we remember:

Lieutenant Sidney Smith Owen


Royal Air Force and Canadian Infantry

He died on 11th December 1918
aged 27 years

He is buried at
VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Researched by: Merseyside Roll of Honour

Lived at Merton Grove, Bootle

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As many as 30,000 Merseyside people died during WWI. The Merseyside Roll of Honour project was founded with the aims of compiling as complete a database of the fallen as possible and providing an on-line memorial for each and every one of our local casualties of the Great War.

Many people are engaged in the work of researching individual war memorials, or specific local battalions and regiments, and to date more than 22,000 local casualties have been identified by local research projects. You can find out about some of these projects by clicking on the link below. But many more memorials have yet to be attempted. If you think you could help in any way we would be delighted to hear from you.
You can make a quick search of the 'Biographical Roll of Honour' of identified casualties by name or use our advanced search options, including date of death, place of burial/commemoration, ship or regiment served with, recipients of gallantry medals, home address, families who lost more than one member etc etc. In many cases the results of your search will redirect you to the home website of a local research project or directly to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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To refine your search try our advanced search options
If you cannot find the person you are looking for on our 'Biographical Roll of Honour' then you may wish to search the full database of 40,000 names via the Names on Memorials search facility as 25% of local casualties have yet to be identified.
Although we have included in our database the names of some 4,000 Merseyside men and women whose names so not appear on any surviving local memorials there must be many more names still to be found. If you would like to add the details of any local casualty to our site please email us.
the first strand of the project is to photograph existing memorials and record and transcribe both these and other original documentation. Printed sources, such as local newspapers and school or parish magazines contain many thousands of death notices and obituaries which also need to be extracted and made available to the public.
the second strand of the project is to identify those commemorated on the official memorials as individual service people. Information will also be gathered in order to commemorate the fallen as not only service people but also as sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, sweethearts, best friends, workmates and comrades.
the third strand of the project is to provide an opportunity for the relatives of those who died during the Great War to record for posterity family memorabilia and stories concerning any of the people in the database and to submit further names for inclusion. Personal contributions from relatives may be the only source of extra information for many people.
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