Was one of thirteen children of Hannah (nee Cookson) and Jeffrey Sharrock. Hannah’s father was Peter Cookson who was the licensee of the Tailor’s Arms Public House in Ford, known to everyone as Cooksons. In 1911 the family were running a beerhouse in Melling called the Horse and Jockey. The father died in the Horse and Jockey on 13th June 1916. After the war Hannah became the manageress of the Red Lion Public House in Scarisbrick and had been the licensee of the Three Lions Hotel in Ormskirk and Peter was a well-known Melling footballer was killed in action in France on 26th August 1918. His remains were never found and he has no known grave and his name is honoured upon the memorial at St Thomas’s Church, Melling. St Thomas’s Church Lydiate, Halsall War Memorial and St Cuthberts Church Halsall, His name is also commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL in France.