The 4 August 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I for Great Britain by the declaration of war on Germany.

The purpose of these pages is not to provide a detailed history of World War I, which has been done so much better by others, but rather to set the men of Prescot, who served in the military between 4 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, in their family context.