Private Herbert Finch

Age: 19. Died: 19th October 1917.

Herbert Finch lived in Elm Cottage, Southport Road, Lydiate, with his brother John Finch. At the time of 1911 census he was 13 and working as a carter for a colliery company. He served as a private with the York and Lancaster Regiment. Herbert’s name does not appear on either the Maghull or Lydiate memorials. The reason for this is not clear. He lived near the Maghull and Lydiate boundary so may have been overlooked by both villages. Herbert is commemorated at Tyne Cot memorial, Belgium.