7th King’s Own Liverpool Regiment
submitted by Rosemary Murphy, Rotary Club of Birkenhead http://birkenheadrotary.co.uk/
America declared war on Germany in April 1917, two months later General Pershing of the American Expeditionary Force embarked for France via Liverpool. A Rest Camp for American Troops was established in Knotty Ash.
Knowsley Hall was used in different roles during the war; as a military hospital, a convalescent home and a training camp.