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Roll of Honour of the Anfield Bicycle Club

Anfield Bicycle Club[]

Members Birth Death
Edward A. Bentley 1885 18-11-1916 - Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)
George Poole 1888 04-01-1919 - Chester
David Rowatt 1890 01-07-1916
Edmund Rowatt 1897 30-07-1916

By the end of the war, 44 ABC members were on the Roll of Honour – a third of the membership. Four had given their lives: 2nd Lieutenant David Rowatt and Private Edmund Rowatt were killed at the Somme, David (age 26) on 1 July 1916 and Edmund (age 19) on 30 July 1916. Edmund’s body was not recovered. Corporal Edward Andrew Bentley was mortally wounded in October 1916. He died in hospital at Boulogne on 18 November 1916 aged 31, and is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Air Mechanic George Poole died on 4 January 1919 (age 31) at Chester, where he had been receiving treatment for severe frostbite suffered during the winter of 1917-1918.


Read more on the website of Anfield Bicycle Club, particulary in the part of the First World War.