James Hutchinson Garlick

James Hutchinson Garlick was born in the parish in 1894, the second of four sons of William Joseph Garlick, who was born in Wiltshire, and his wife Annie, who was a native of Scotland, and like all his brothers, he was baptised at Daresbury church. William was described on various censuses as an estate manager or farm manager or bailiff, and they lived at the Hollies in Moore.

James was a pupil at Warrington Grammar School, but at some point the family moved briefly to Chester, and then up to Kincardineshire in Scotland, sometime around November 1908. On the Scotland census for 1911 William is recorded as a farmer and employer.

James enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, with the regimental number S/16663, and had been on active service in Europe for 7 months when he was wounded. He later died in hospital at Salonika, on 24th March 1917, aged 22 years.

He was buried in Lembert Road Military Cemetery. His mother, who had been widowed in 1914, chose these words for his headstone, “In Most Loving Memory”

He is also remembered on the Cookney (Fetteresco) War Memorial as one of 32 men of that parish who died in the First World War.