Peter Sharrock

Age: 26. Died: 26th August 1918.

Peter Sharrock was born in Netherton in 1893, the son of Jeffrey Sharrock and Hannah Cookson. He was one of 13 children to the couple who ran several West Lancashire pubs including the Horse and Jockey, Melling, and the Three Crowns Hotel, Ormskirk. He served in several regiments including the King’s Own Scottish Borderers. He is commemorated at Vis-En-Artois memorial, France. The Evening Express reported on 17th September 1918: ‘Mrs Sharrock (mother) has three other sons serving, whilst two more have been badly wounded.’ After the war Mrs Sharrock, who was widowed in 1916, was proprietor of the Red Lion pub, Scarisbrick, near Ormskirk, until her death in 1936.