Archer Topham Nunnerley

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: In 1894 in Cockshutt, Ellesmere, Shropshire.

Family: He was the fifth of eight surviving children born to William Nunnerley, a farmer, and his wife Sarah Anne. He married Joyce Ivor Lewis on 10 February 1920 at Holy Trinity Church, Bickerton, Cheshire and together they had four children – Marjorie A, Joyce M, William L and Archer Thomas Belton (who was born after his father’s death).

Residence: In 1901 the family were living at Renwick, Cockshutt, Ellesmere; by 1911 Archer was at Twemlows Farm, Ash Parva, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The address on his military records was Belton Farm, Whitchurch and this was his address at the time of his death.

Employment: He was a farmer throughout his short working life.

Died: 13 January 1926 in Whitchurch, aged 31 and was buried on 16 January the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Lieutenant

Service Number:

Date of Enlistment: Not known

Date of Discharge: Not known

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service

Other Information: He was a member of the St. Alkmund’s Freemason Lodge, Whitchurch.

Medals and Awards

Archer was awarded the Silver War Badge (number B45871)

Silver War Badge

Great War History Hub Whitchurch Shropshire Medals Front Image

The Silver War Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The badge, sometimes known as the "Discharge Badge", the "Wound Badge" or "Services Rendered Badge", was first issued in September 1916, along with an official certificate of entitlement.


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