Alfred Henry Maitland

THE HON. ALFRED HENRY MAITLAND

This post was written by Victoria Doran

Alfred Henry Maitland is another name on the Hoylake Roll of Honour which does not appear on Grange Hill War Memorial. He was an unlikely person to have had a Hoylake connection, being an aristocrat and a Major in the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. But he did indeed live in Hoylake for up to 4 years just prior to the war.

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Alfred Henry Maitland – from Imperial War Museum Archives

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Alan Buchanan

ALAN BUCHANAN

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Alan Buchanan is one of the names recorded on the Hoylake Roll of Honour, but not on Grange Hill War Memorial. He was a Cambridge University graduate from a wealthy family who lived in Hoylake for several years up to 1912, but who then moved to Bosbury, Herefordshire.

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WW1 Plaque in Bosbury church; which omits several names.

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Charles Henry Dwyer

CHARLES HENRY DWYER

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Charles Henry Dwyer was a young Captain who died on the Somme. He came from a middle class background, was born and brought up in Hoylake to the age of 15, butĀ  was omitted from the Grange Hill War Memorial because his family moved from the area about 1911.

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Hockley Heath War Memorial, Solihull which bears his name

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Harold Marsden

HAROLD MARSDEN

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Harold Marsden is another of the names not on the war memorial, though he is commemorated on the Roll of Honour for Hoylake, formerly in Holy Trinity Church and now to be found in St Hildeburgh Church.

He was from an upwardly mobile middle class family who lived in Hoylake for some years in the Edwardian era. He enlisted relatively late, then served in the King’s Liverpool Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant.

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Harold Marsden

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