LITHERLAND AT WAR
1914-1918

265256  Pte William Thomas Betteridge
Transport Section
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st/7th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment) T.F.
The 7th King's Depot was in Park Street, Bootle, the battalion was established in 1908 as part of the Territorial Force, forerunner of our present day Territorial Army. The main recruiting area for the battalion was, Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Waterloo, Crosby, Ormskirk and as far as Southport. The battalion served with distinction throughout the Great War 1914-1918 winning many honours and suffering over 900 men killed with 100s wounded, these figures include casualties from the many Litherland men who served with the battalion.
Photograph taken early in the war
With Thanks to Barbara Smith daughter of William Betteridge

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