Rank: Gunner
Service Number:687419.
Regiment: 381st Bty. 158th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Died Tuesday 11th June 1918
Age 20
County Memorial Unknown
Commemorated\Buried Houchin British Cemetery

Peter's Story.

Birkenhead News  06 July 1918


North-End Gunner Killed.

News been received by Mrs. Lally, 10 Lydia Terrace, Birkenhead, of the death in action of her son, Gunner Peter Lally, R.F.A. It appears he was in a dug-out, with six or seven comrades, when the enemy got a direct hit on the dug-out with a shell, and Lally and two others were killed, and all the rest were more or less wounded. The officer commanding the battery, in communicating the sad news on June 12th to Mrs. Lally, writes :- “Your son was a very fine man – respected in every way by all the officers, N.C.O.’s and men in the battery. He always did his work conscientiously and well. His body is being sent to the cemetery tonight, where he will be buried with all military honours. Please accept my sympathy also that of all the officers. N.C.O.’s and men, who all know him to be a very fine soldier and man.”

Gunner Lally, who was only 20 years of age, joined up in 1915, and served in the Buffs becoming an artilleryman. He was wounded in the hand last Christmas, and was home until March. As a boy he attended Our Lady’s School, and was very fond of acting as a caddie on Bidston golf links. Before going into the Army he worked in the North End flour mills. A brother of the deceased is in the Navy.