Christopher Ridler Hale

CHRISTOPHER RIDLER HALE

This biography was written by Victoria Doran.

Christopher Ridler Hale was a middle aged joiner who had emigrated with his family to Australia but returned to Europe under the Australian Munitions Worker scheme.

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Grave in Holy Trinity Church Yard, Hoylake

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William Henry Noel Marples

WILLIAM HENRY NOEL MARPLES

This biography was written by Victoria Doran.

Noel Marples was an Old Caldeian who died, along with 18 comrades, marching towards the German line in perfect formation under heavy machine gun and rifle fire.

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William Henry Noel MarplesĀ  – courtesy of the archivist for Aviva Plc

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Thomas Henry Lyon

THOMAS HENRY LYON

This biography was written by Victoria Doran

Harry Lyon was a brave young Rifleman in the Liverpool Rifles who died just before the Battle of Passchendaele whilst attached to a Liverpool Pals battalion.

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5 Johnstone brothers

JOHNSTONE BROTHERS

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Benjamin and Johanna Johnstone lost 5 of their 7 sons in the War. They were asked to lay the first wreath at Grange Hill War Memorial when it was unveiled and dedicated on 16 December 1922.

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from Birkenhead News of 20 December 1922

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