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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Thomas Frederick Jones and John Reginald Jones

THOMAS FREDERICK JONES AND JOHN REGINALD JONES

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Two brothers from a middle class family who enlisted in different regiments on the same day early on in the war, and died in the same year in very different circumstances.

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Charles Foster

CHARLES FOSTER

This post was written by Victoria Doran

It has not been possible to establish his parentage, nor his connection to north west Wirral. What follows is the little that has been found about him.

Any further information would be most welcome.

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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 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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Herbert Clarke

HERBERT CLARKE

This post was rewritten by Victoria Doran as more information about him has been found.

Herbert Clarke was an older man who came from a background of poverty in Worcestershire and was serving in a Labour Battalion in France when he was killed.

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Ritson Miller

RITSON MILLER

This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Ritson Miller was a Liverpool ‘Pal’ who only came to the attention of this project as his brother John, who was his next of kin, was living in Hoylake when the Grange Hill War Memorial was dedicated.

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Frederic Devereux Jessop

FREDERIC DEVEREUX JESSOP

The first Old Caldeian to be awarded the Military Cross, Frederic Jessop returned from Singapore in 1915 to take his part in the war.

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Arthur Haskins 1886 – 1918

This Biography was written by Stephen Roberts and appears by Permission of Julie Hazler for whom it was originally written.

Arthur Haskins belonged to a well-known Hoylake business family who originated in the south of England. He served in a London regiment and was killed at the relatively advanced age of 32 during the first day of the Battle of the Aisne on 27 May 1918. Arthur’s service records have not survived, so this biography has been constructed using a variety of other primary and secondary sources which will be explained as we come across them.

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