Stories
Jacob Haines: An Old Contemptible

Jacob Haines: An Old Contemptible

Journey of a working class boy from Elizabeth Terrace, Salisbury St, Liverpool to a professional soldier in the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and a prisoner of war for over 3 and a half years.

A boy goes to war

Being very patriotic as many were in 1914 he was determined to do his bit for King and Country, this is his story.

Grandad and World War One

Grandad and World War One

Grandad, John (Jack)William Knott, born 25th November 1898. Joined the Liverpool King’s Regiment in 1914.

Harvey K. Bisset: Perishes in preparation for battle

Harvey K. Bisset, one of four brothers from Liverpool, was in the United States when war broke out. He waited until August of 1918 to move to Canada to enlist. He caught the flu in training camp and it progressed into pneumonia, from which he perished merely ten days before the Armistice.