This Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. To put the wider conflict in context and as a business based in the city of Liverpool, we wanted to take this time think about those from our region who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
In total, 13,726 from the Liverpool area died as a result of the fighting between 1914 and 1918, leaving an indelible mark on the city and its community. Of these people, the oldest was Henry Allcock, aged 70, and the youngest, Thomas James Quinn, was only 14 at the time of his death.
It is important to us at Human Recognition Systems that we remember the brave acts of these people and help to support our veterans and serving military personnel.
The first person to lose their life was William Henry Thomas on the 6th of August, 1914, along with two others that day. On the day of the Armistice agreement, six people sadly lost their lives with David McKie becoming the last person to die as the result of the war from our local area.
By showing our support for The Poppy Appeal, we can both honour those who have fallen and help fund the rehabilitation and support services which are sorely needed by our serving military members.
For more information about how you can support The Poppy Appeal, please visit the Royal British Legion website.