Reginald and Sydney Heal


This post was written by Victoria Doran, but incorporates material originally posted for Reginald by Stephen Roberts. It benefits from information gleaned from ‘The House that Percy Built’ a book written by Reginald and Sydney’s nephew, Syd Heal.

Reginald and Sydney were brothers who both served as Privates in the Cheshire Regiment, Reginald in the 15th (Bantam) Battalion and Sydney in the 12th Battalion.

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Gordon Dunbar Ferguson


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

This is the tale of the only man in the Book of Remembrance who is recorded as having died of shell shock. It is made especially poignant by the family’s history of many decades of ┬áservice as warrant officers in the regular army throughout the Victorian era.

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Richard Waters


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Richard Waters was an Old Caldeian and Liverpool Pal killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme who came from a typical middle class background, but whose home circumstances were far from ideal.

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