Albert and Arthur James Henshaw


Written by Linda Trim

West Kirby brothers who were both killed in July 1916 on the Somme.

liverpool-pals-badgeKing’s Liverpool Regiment Cap Badge Issued by Lord Derby to the Pals Battalions in 1914

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Eric Bernard Hough


This biography was written by Victoria Doran

Eric Bernard Hough was a young Captain in the Liverpool ‘Pals’ who came from a very wealthy Methodist family whose fortune had been founded largely by his grandfather Samuel Hough in Liverpool.

He was awarded a posthumous Military Cross.

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Captain Eric Bernard Hough – from King William’s College, Isle of Man Roll of Honour

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Put these dates in your diary:

Saturday 19th March: meet at the Grange Hill War Memorial at 10.00 hours for a guided walk of the landscapes, memorials and buildings associated with local experiences of the Great War 0f 1914-18 in WEST KIRBYDSC01809DSC01849

Sunday 20th March: meet at Holy Trinity Church Yard on Trinity Road, Hoylake at 11.00 hours for a guided walk of the landscapes, memorials and buildings associated with local experiences of the Great War in HOYLAKE.

Both walks will be conducted by contributors to this blog: Stephen Roberts, Carol Hunter and Frank Sherratt whose knowledge is based on extensive primary research2014-04-16 21.22.34

Each walk will last no longer than two hours.  

Each participant will be asked to make a contribution of £5 towards the Army Benevolent Fund – Soldiers’ Charity.

There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Contact: for further information

Harold Reginald Crighton

This biography was written by Stephen Roberts.


Harold’s name appears on the Loos Memorial to the Missing – a site which is associated with the appalling battles which occurred in that area during 1915, when the British Army was in the early stages of mastering its craft on the Western Front. It is famous for bearing the name of Captain Fergus Bowes Lyon of the 8th Black Watch (1889-1915), brother of the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the grave of John Kipling (1897-1915), son of Rudyard Kipling, the Poet Laureate. However, Harold was killed in April 1918 during the German Spring Offensive, which eventually exhausted the Kaiser’s Army and enabled the final Allied Victory in November. Harold has no known grave. Indeed, a note on his service papers, dated 6th July 1918, states, ‘We have no record of this officer’s body having been recovered.’ If he ever had been buried in one piece, his resting place had probably been destroyed by subsequent fighting and bombardments. Continue reading