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Suffered from Trench Foot

Suffered from Trench Foot

Few details are know about his war service but as a result of trench foot he was slightly disabled for the rest of his life.

A local celebrity

A local celebrity

Villagers of Pont-Faverger assumed Fred had a link to their village and treated him a bit of a celebrity

‘Nain’ Margaret Williams

‘Nain’ Margaret Williams

submitted by Clive Cotton, grandson of Margaret Williams, known as ‘Nain’, extracts taken from his family essay

A Full Military Funeral in Wallasey

A Full Military Funeral in Wallasey

He was buried in Rake Lane on the following Saturday with full military honours. The coffin, draped in a union jack, was carried on a gun carriage and was carried by comrades and members of the Border Regiment and there were three volleys and the sounding of the last post.

Captain Arthur Amery Collinson

submitted by David Collinson, nephew of Arthur. “Both Uncles are remembered on the memorial in Alexandra Park in Crosby, but they did not know each other coming from different sides of the family.”

Poggi Family

submitted by David Collinson, son of Mary. “I am naturally very proud of my families War record.”