William Doolan was born at Kirkdale.
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 15th December 1916. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
   Pte. Wm. Doolan, of the Dragoon Guards, went through the Boer War with the - - - - Hussars. He was afterwards a marine fireman in the employ of the R.M.S.P. Co. He rejoined five days after the outbreak of war. He resided at 45, Brasenose-road, Bootle and was engaged to be married.

Bootle Times 15th December 1916