The final commemorative paving stone honouring Liverpool’s 10 Victoria Cross heroes from the First World War was laid last week.
2nd Lt Stanley Henry Parry Boughey’s stone was laid in Princes Park at a cermony attended by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool on Friday 1 December.
Boughey was born on 9 April 1896 at Danube Street, Toxeth Park and moved to Blackpool with his family in 1905. When war was declared he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps at just 18 years of age and joined the Ayreshire Yeomanry in 1916, and then the Royal Scots Fusilers 1/4th Battalion in 1917.
The action for which Boughey received his Victoria Cross took place on 1 December 1917 at El Burf, Palestine, during the Battle of Jerusalem against the Ottoman Army He was wounded at the point of surrender and died three days later.