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Remembered Today:

The kings liverpool

Julie w

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looking for E.kirkham.He is buried in rhostyllen nr wrexham but i can't seem to find info anywhere,he may not have served overseas.would anyone know anything from his service number thanks julie

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Initials: E

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Date of Death: 10/08/1916

Service No: 16/46352

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 572.


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From: The Long, Long Trail:

"16th (Reserve) Battalion

Formed in Hoylake in December 1914 as Service battalion, part of K4.

November 1914 : attached to 105th Brigade, original 35th Division.

10 April 1915 : became a Reserve battalion.

1 September 1916 : absorbed into Training Reserve Battalions in 11th Reserve Brigade."

It might be worth looking at the Liverpool newspapers for the weeks following his death.


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Hi ken thanks for the info,16 represents the battalion then ,i thought it might,can't seem to find his mic at the moment but i will keep trying

cheers julie

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That number was probably issued around July/August 1916, and as he died on 10th August 1916 he probably didn't serve overseas and so won't have a Card

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