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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John Peattie Morris and James Hunter Morris


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

John and James Morris were brothers from a family deeply involved with the early history of golf professionalism and Championship golf courses, being related to both ‘Old’ Tom Morris and John Ball.

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Morris family gave in Holy Trinity churchyard, Hoylake

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Charles Barlow Cooper and Edgar Cooper

The following two casualties shared the same surname and were first cousins once removed three times over, via their Cooper, Barlow and Pugh ancestors. I would like to thank Gail Brumfitt and Patricia Wilcock for their help in understanding the relevant family trees

Charles Barlow Cooper

Charles belonged to a well-known Hoylake fishing family, who resided in the centre of the old township of Hoose along with many other working class families, many of whom earned their livings by fishing. His parents were Joseph Cooper (1841-1892) and Jane Pugh (1841-1923). Charles’s middle name was inherited from his paternal grandmother, Ellen Barlow, who lived locally between 1809 and 1886. Continue reading “Charles Barlow Cooper and Edgar Cooper”