Frederick Foster

FREDERICK FOSTER

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Frederick Foster was a railway clerk born and brought up in West Kirby who died near Arras defending the front line, whilst the second day of the Battle of the Somme was being fought.

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Arthur Gittins

ARTHUR GITTINS

This post was written by Victoria Doran

Arthur Gittens was a steward on a hospital ship when she hit a mine and was sunk. He died a few years later leaving a wife and young family.

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John William Wishart

JOHN WILLIAM WISHART

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

John William Wishart is another man who is only known of from his entry in the Book of Remembrance. He was a Liverpudlian with a long Army heritage on his father’s side who died of illness whilst still in France early in 1919.

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Hubert Thomas de Blois Russell

HUBERT THOMAS DE BLOIS RUSSELL

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Hubert Russell is another man who is only known from his entry in the Book of Remembrance. He served in the Liverpool Rifles, and died in the period just before the Battle of Paschendaele started. He had some interesting ancestors. He probably never lived in West Kirby, but all his relatives moved there after his death.

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Edwin Kingsley Poole

EDWIN KINGSLEY POOLE

This post was written by Victoria Doran

Edwin Kingsley Poole is only known about from the Book of Remembrance. He served  from the earliest days of the war, and died from illness more than 2 years after he was demobbed in 1919. However his family considered that he died because of the war, so he is included in our records.

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Owen Henry Jones

OWEN HENRY JONES

This post was written by Victoria Doran

Owen Henry Jones was a widower who attested at the end of 1915 and died during the German Spring Offensive leaving a young son.

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Albert Ernest Mann

ALBERT ERNEST MANN

This post was written by Victoria Doran

Albert Ernest Mann is a name included on both the Hoylake Roll of Honour and the list in the 1922 Deeside Advertiser, but he does not appear on the Grange Hill War Memorial. He was a member of the Canadian Infantry, and married during the war, though he enjoyed less than a week of married life before returning to the Western Front.

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Harold David Jones

 

HAROLD DAVID JONES

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Harold Jones was an orphan who came to Hoylake on leaving school and worked for a baker and grocer. He enlisted a few months before conscription was introduced and served in the Cheshire Regiment.

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Harold David Jones

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