AN appeal to find the families of those named on the war memorial of a town centre chapel is under way.

A Remembrance Day service will take place at Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel on November 11 to honour and commemorate all service personnel and civilians who died in the First World War.

Organisers want to contact as many descendants/family members of the service men as possible to invite them to attend the service.

Anyone who wants to get in touch should write via 4 Cairo Street, Warrington, WA1 1ED or call 419693.

After the reading of each name a candle will be lit in their memory and a poppy placed in a foam oasis which will later be placed in the chapel memorial garden.

The service men commemorated on a tablet in the chapel are:

Stanley Chalmers Appleton, Robert Parr Knowles, William Currington, Benton Madely, Frank Arthur Deeley, Peter Valentine Plinston, Walter Eastens, Frank Short, Edward John Gibson, Albert Short, James Davies Gibson, George William Smith, Frank Harsfal, Edward Smith and Harry Jackson.

Stanley Chalmers Appleton was a sergeant in the Royal Flying Corp and was killed in a flying accident in Scotland in 1917 aged 22. His burial service was held at Cairo Street.

Peter Parr Knowles was a lance corporal killed in action in 1916, aged 22. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial Somme and was a member of Cairo Street Choir and Sunday School.

Willian Currington, a private in the Manchester regiment was killed in action in 1916 aged 34. Also remembered at the Somme.

Benton Madely was a private in the Kings Liverpool Regiment and killed in action in 1917 aged 29. He is buried at Tyne Cot Memorial Belgium and had married Winnifred Royale at Cairo Street Unitarian Chapel only 11 days earlier.

Edward John Gibson of the York and Lancaster Regiment was killed in action in April 1917 aged 40. Buried in Pas de Calais France. He left a widow and three children.

George William Smith, a private in the South Lancashire Regiment and killed in action in 1916 aged 26. Remembered at the Thiepval Memorial Somme.

Frank Harsfall, a lance corporal in the South Lancashire Regiment was killed in action in July 1918 aged 22 and remembered at the Basra War Memorial Iraq.

Harry Jackson of the rifle brigade died on November 9, 1918 at his home, 93 Kimberley Street, Warrington, of pneumonia having been discharged in 1916 of wounds. His wife was also taken ill leaving six children.