William Henry's Story.Birkenhead News 06 January 1915
TRANMERE PRIVATE KILLED.
One of the 3rd Cheshires.
As was recorded in our last Saturday’s issue, Private W. H. Ogden, son of Mrs. Ogden, of 29 Beaconsfield Road, Tranmere, has been killed in action. The gallant youth was a private in the 3rd Cheshires, and the official War Office communication states that he was “killed in action” on Nov. 12th, but no place is mentioned. With the letter is a message of sympathy from the King and Queen.
Private Ogden was the only son of Mr. J. W. and Mrs. Jane Ogden, and was drafted with the first contingent of the Cheshires to the front on the outbreak of war. Two postcards had been received from him while at the front, and he appeared to be in the best of spirits. He came off a “fighting” family, for his grandfather fought in the Crimean War, and six uncles were soldiers, three of them going through the South African War, in which one of them was wounded. This last-named recovered, and is now helping to terminate this war with victory for the Allies. There are also two other uncles and three cousins serving their King and country in the present crisis. We extend our warmest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Ogden in the loss of their only son.