Christopher Forden was born at Bootle in 1895 and baptised at St.Winifredís R.C. Church.
 
He was the youngest of the five surviving children of George Thomas Forden, a cooper, and Elizabeth (nee Flood). His father was born at St.Helens and his mother at Liverpool. They were married at St. Brigid's R.C. Church, Liverpool in 1886.
 
His siblings were Edward, George Francis, Mary and James. A further eight children died in infancy.
 
The family lived at 2 Cubbin Street, Kirkdale, in 1891, at 28 Seaforth Street in 1901, at 9 Blair Street in 1911 and at 102 Derby Road, Bootle, after the war.
 
Christopher, aged sixteen, was an errand boy in 1911. His cousin, Agnes Robinson, the daughter of James Robinson and Elizabeth (nee Flood) was living with the Forden family in 1911.
Although he lived in Bootle Christopher Forden he enlisted in the Royal Scots Regiment at Glencorse, Midlothian in Scotland.
 
He died of wounds on the 15th November 1916. The Battle of the Somme ended the following day.  
 
Proceeding to the front on the 28th December 1914, he was eligible for the 1915 Star as well as the British Medal and the Victory Medal  
 
Christopher's photo appears on this page courtesy of his family.
 
His cousin, Richard James Robinson, the brother of Agnes Robinson, was killed in 1916 whilst serving aboard H.M.S. Arethusa