‘West African Britisher Dies Whilst Serving the King’

The above words are the title of an article appearing in the ‘Birkenhead News’ of 31st July 1915. I discovered it on 8th August 2012 in Wirral Archives and it rather took me by surprise, firstly because I was not expecting to read any detailed references to African people in the local press and secondly because of the largely favourable way in which John (or Jack) Libby (or Lebby) was described. Here is the article in full:

John Libby 31 July 1915b

The Birkenhead News of 31st July 1915 Reports on the Death of John (Jack) Libby in Birkenhead

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