William Arnold SHEARIM
Rank / Number
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Grave / Memorial
Rainhill remembers on . . .
Private / 966
1st July 1919 aged 44
William Arnold was born in Rock Ferry, the first son of Maria and William Shearim.
In 1911, William Snr. was working as an accountant at Sutton Pottery and William Arnold, aged 35, was a self-employed artist, living at home with his parents. They occupied St Michael’s House at the junction of Lea Green Road and Chapel Lane.
See William's record on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website.
At a special ceremony at the Warrington Road Cenotaph on Sunday 3rd July 2016, Rainhill village dedicated a new plaque bearing the names of 17 men with Rainhill connections who perished during WW1. These men's histories were found during Rainhill Civic Society's research. Rainhill Parish Council funded the plaque and organised the ceremony with Rainhill Civic Society, our local Churches and the Royal British Legion. William Arnold Shearim is one of those names.