To be a soldier in The Great War was to be one of 8,654,467 men who fought and often died for king and country.
John Julius Jersey de Knoop was born on 6th March 1876 in Rusholme, Greater Manchester.
By the early 20th century the county of Cheshire had accumulated a small yet prosperous Jewish community.
Soldiers from the Isle of Man played a significant role in the Cheshire Regiment and consequently, in the First World War.
Prior to the outbreak of World War One, there were approximately 300,000 Jews living within Britain.