Charles Theodore Roberts

CHARLES THEODORE ROBERTS

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Charles Roberts was a professional golfer who joined the Liverpool Rifles in 1916 and died  whilst on a one day detachment to the 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.

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Henry Thompson

HENRY THOMPSON

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

A time served regular soldier from Greasby, already aged over 40 when war was declared, who died in the aftermath of the Battle of Loos.

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John Scott and William Scott

JOHN SCOTT AND WILLIAM SCOTT

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Two brothers from Greasby with deep Wirral roots and Scottish connections; John who enlisted very early and served though to the summer of 1918, and William who waited until 1915 to enlist and died in 1917.

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John Edwards

JOHN EDWARDS

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John Edwards was killed aged 25 on the first day of the German Spring Offensive of 1918 whilst a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.

Any further information about John Edwards would be welcomed.

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Richard Bradley

RICHARD BRADLEY

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Included on all the main memorials in West Kirby, a Private in the 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment who was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Any further information on this man would be most welcome.

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Albert Oliver Williams

ALBERT OLIVER WILLIAMS

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A founder member of the Wirral Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment who died of wounds received near Arras whilst serving in the trenches.

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John Samuel Nicholson

JOHN SAMUEL NICHOLSON

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A Private in the Liverpool Scottish who was a casualty of the unsuccessful attempt to rescue the Liverpool Irish who were holding the village of Guillemont during the Battle of the Somme.

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