Richard Huyton was the son of Robert Huyton and Sarah Jane (nee McKenna).
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 24th May 1918. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
   Intimation had been received by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huyton, of 48, Howe-street, Bootle, that their eldest son, Pte. Richard Huyton, K.L.R., was killed in action on April 24th during the recent heavy fighting.
   The Major Commanding, writing to the parents, says, "It has been impossible under the circumstances to inform you earlier. We all realise the great anxiety you have been suffering, and extend to you the heartfelt sympathy of all officers and men of the Battalion."
   As a boy, Pte. Huyton attended St.Alexander's School, Kirkdale, and afterwards was employed by Messrs. Burton and Son, flat owners, of Chapel-street, Liverpool. He joined the King's Scottish Battalion on October 13th, 1916, and was sent to France in February the following year. On July 31st last year he was seriously gassed and burned with liquid fire. As a result, he was a long time in a London military hospital. When convalescent the young soldier had a short leave at home. He rejoined his Battalion on January 9th this year, and has now made the supreme sacrifice.
   Deep sympathy has been expressed with the family in their sad bereavement.

Bootle Times 24th May 1918