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Birkenhead Soldiers Library research etc


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can anyone give any advice relating to the research of soldiers from Birkenhead relating to newspapers, rolls of honour etc that may be available at the Library there, hoping to pay a visit but wanted some advice prior to the visit, been i touch with the library but they have given very little info, anything appreciated, Geoff

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The original Birkenhead newspapers are held in Birkenhead Archives not the Library, and so much easier to view than using microfilm.

Tel 0151 606 2929 and book in advance.

Could you give any names that you are looking for?


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Billy, thanks for the reply i was looking for any information on a John Leonard Parkinson 1455 1st/4th Cheshires later 15 South Lancs after receiving wounds served from 18 8 15 (needle in a haystack)


Marmaduke Theakstone 6th Kings KiA 9 9 16


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Hi Geoff,

I imagine there was only one Marmaduke Theakstone killed in the Great War !?

He worked at Lever Brothers (Soapworks) in Port Sunlight. Attached is an extract from the company's quarterly magazine October 1917 together with an iffy photo of him.

I've got nothing on Parkinson but I know someone who may, might take a week or two though.

Signing off for the day now, BillyH. (if you want slightly better copies PM me with an e-mail address)



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