Benjamin Brown

BENJAMIN BROWN

This post was written by Victoria Doran

Benjamin Brown was one of the few men from the area who fought in Salonika who actually died in action rather than from disease.

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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

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

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 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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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 servedĀ  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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Book of Remembrance entry

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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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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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Reginald and Sydney Heal

REGINALD & 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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Cheshire Regiment cap badge

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