My Grandfather and his brother served in the King’s Liverpool Regiment.
Sixteen year old Julius received a DSM for his bravery
Tom played with both Everton and Liverpool for a couple of seasons before returning to Scottish Football and enlisting with the Royal Scots.
A Wallasey Newspaper Report detailing the Death of a Young Soldier.
Printed in the 4 page Wednesday edition (12th May 1915) and the 8 page Saturday edition (15th May 1915) of the ‘Wallasey News’.
100 years on from the sinking of the Lusitania
John Condon (5 October 1896 ~ 24 May 1915) enlisted in the British Arm’s Royal Irish Regiment is long-believed to have been, ” the youngest Allied soldier killed during the First World War, at the age of 14 years as shown on his gravestone.” *according to Wikipedia
George was in the Army for over 12 years and had returned to civilian life before the outbreak of war.
He re enlisted in 1914, aged 32. He was killed in action in May 1915.
Peter Hilton was the younger brother of my grandfather, he was born on the 27th August 1896 in Everton, Liverpool, the 5th child of a family of 10 children.
Ethel Smith was a nurse at Sunny Hill hospital and kept an Autograph Book
Private Dominic Brown, alias “Thomas Toner”, began his Forces career in the merchant navy but died serving king and country in the army. His alias hides a very human story.