Walter Keating was born in Chester in 1881 and lived with his family in William Street, Newtown, Chester. He was one of eight children, the three eldest were born in County Mayo, Ireland, the remaining five were born in Chester.
By the time the First World War began, life in Ireland had become a big struggle for the family, with his father having contracted tuberculosis, and his health rapidly declining. Sadly, he died in 1919 aged only 48 years of age.
Hermann Hesse is, quite possibly, unique in the story of the British Army in the Great War, as he may well have been the only officer to have served in both the German and British armies.
To be a soldier in The Great War was to be one of 8,654,467 men who fought and often died for king and country.
John Julius Jersey de Knoop was born on 6th March 1876 in Rusholme, Greater Manchester.
By the early 20th century the county of Cheshire had accumulated a small yet prosperous Jewish community.
Soldiers from the Isle of Man played a significant role in the Cheshire Regiment and consequently, in the First World War.