Bert Tyson was recorded on the Roll of Honour, on Roll No.7 in Daresbury Church. He was stated as being of Preston Brook in the parish of Daresbury. He was also recorded in the Warrington Guardian in 1915 as having enlisted in the Royal Naval Reserve.
However this is all that is known about Bert Tyson and nothing else has yet been found to link his name to Preston Brook or the parish of Daresbury before or at the time of the Great War. This research has included censuses,BMD records, military records, absent voters’ lists and a search done by the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. There were several men of this name in England around that time.
Bert could have been Albert, Bertram, Herbert, Gilbert, Robert or just Bert.
He could have been an agricultural labourer who came to work on one of the farms of Preston Brook or he could have come to work on the Bridgewater Canal. He was not recorded in the 1911 census. He could have been a relative of one of the families in Preston Brook.
If anyone can throw any light on this mystery man, please let us know at Daresbury District Heritage Group.