Frank Herbert Doyle


Written by Linda Trim

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Herbert Clarke


This post was rewritten by Victoria Doran as more information about him has been found.

Herbert Clarke was an older man who came from a background of poverty in Worcestershire and was serving in a Labour Battalion in France when he was killed.

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Book of Remembrance entry

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Ernest Banks


This post was written by Victoria Doran

Ernest Banks is another man who did not actually die. He was the brother of Arthur Banks and was taken prisoner during the Battle of Cambrai on 30 November 1917.

He had earlier won the Military Medal and was an acting Sergeant in 304 Brigade of the Royal Garrison Artillery. He spent time in camps at Le Quesmoy, Dalmen and finally Silmerdemuhl. He was born on 9 January 1893 at Shaw’s Drive, Meols and almost certainly died in Wirral in 1953.

He is mistakenly included on Hoylake War Memorial (now in St Hildeburgh) and was also mistakenly included on the additional list of names published in the Deeside Advertiser when the Grange Hill War Memorial was unveiled in 1922.


Ritson Miller


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Ritson Miller was a Liverpool ‘Pal’ who only came to the attention of this project as his brother John, who was his next of kin, was living in Hoylake when the Grange Hill War Memorial was dedicated.

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Arthur Haskins 1886 – 1918

This Biography was written by Stephen Roberts and appears by Permission of Julie Hazler for whom it was originally written.

Arthur Haskins belonged to a well-known Hoylake business family who originated in the south of England. He served in a London regiment and was killed at the relatively advanced age of 32 during the first day of the Battle of the Aisne on 27 May 1918. Arthur’s service records have not survived, so this biography has been constructed using a variety of other primary and secondary sources which will be explained as we come across them.


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