Birkenhead Ferry Employee Dies of Wounds


Sergt. H. Bostock, of the Cheshire Regt., whose parents reside at Stone House Leasowe, died from wounds in the Stockport General Hospital on Tuesday, in his 31st year. He was a single man, and of a quiet, estimable disposition. Prior to the outbreak of war he was employed as a goods clerk at Birkenhead Ferry, and there his loss is felt very much.

As a volunteer and National Reservist, he joined the Cheshires immediately when war was declared, and had been abroad about twelve months when early in July he recieved abdominable wounds by gunshot. He was 17 years in the employ of the Birkenhead Ferries department, and was a member of the cycle club. His father was for many years chief baker in the Pacific Steam, Navigation Company.

Sergeant Herbert Bostock was the son of Robert and Jesse Bostock and served as part of the Cheshire Regiment’s 9th Battalion.

As the above paper states, Herbert Bostock received gun shot wounds in July, 1916, when his unit would have fought as part of the Somme Offensive.

He died on 20th August, 1916, back home in England, at the age of 31, and is buried at Birkenhead (Flaybrick Hill) Cemetery.

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