Private William J Royden
A Biography - by Mike Royden
355114, 10th Battalion, Liverpool Scottish (The King's Liverpool Regiment) (1879-1920)
While researching the history of my Great Grandfather, Charles Royden, and his experiences in the First World War, I also began to put together a biography of his older brother William. He too served in the war, with the Liverpool Scottish, with whom he had already been a territorial since 1910. His story took many turns and was tragic in many respects.
His legacy also took a further twist in 2010, when it was discovered that he had descendants alive and well, while his relatives were unaware of their existence.
This is now part of a larger work covering his sister and brothers who were also badly affected by the war. For the full version click here.
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